'NUMB' was the only word Dave Constantine could use to describe his feelings after the sinking of his boat and home from the colossal storm damage which has ravaged Mandurah and the south west.
It took only a matter of minutes for the first storm on Sunday to carry Mr Constantine's boat, several other vessels and its mooring from its dock at Wannanup to the Wannanup Foreshore Reserve embankment.
All of the boats at the mooring have suffered damage however none to the extent of Mr Constantine's.
He described his home of the past 10 years as a one-of-a-kind boat which could never be replaced.
The unemployed bricklayer said his only belongings which are still dry are his work tools.
He and several others were at the mooring when it came loose from the dock and began to move inland into the estuary.
They had tied down their vessels as they were aware of the coming storm, but were completely taken by surprise when the entire mooring snapped loose.
Mr Constantine said he only had enough time to put on a life vest and had considered jumping from the stern into the freezing water in order to avoid being onboard during the collision.
His boat's hull was punctured and immediately took on water.
The boat was only insured under public liability.
He said he had friends he could stay with but the damage was too great to salvage his former home and would be homeless for an indefinite amount of time.