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Old 18-01-2017, 06:17   #1
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Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

Boat wrecked off US in 2014 found on Scottish island - BBC News

continuing on from initial thread at Alpha 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry Merged
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

Great Job "terah" we all where wonder what had happened to the Alpha 42 “Be Good Too”

The four crew members of the "Be Good Too" were rescued by the US Coastguard 300 miles (482.8km) off the coast of Virginia on 14 January 2014.

On Jan, 16 2017 “Be Good Too” washed ashore on Hebridean beach, west side of South Uist, Scotland.

Well here’s another one for the Cruisers Forum History books.
42 foot Catamaran still floating after 2 years of enduring countless North Atlantic storms.

I was hoping that she would have washed up in Nantucket, Massachusetts 2 years ago to lay claim to this prize, but Mother Nature had a much different plan.
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Great Job "terah" we all where wonder what had happened to the Alpha 42 “Be Good Too”

The four crew members of the "Be Good Too" were rescued by the US Coastguard 300 miles (482.8km) off the coast of Virginia on 14 January 2014.

On Jan, 16 2017 “Be Good Too” washed ashore on Hebridean beach, west side of South Uist, Scotland.

Well here’s another one for the Cruisers Forum History books.
42 foot Catamaran still floating after 2 years of enduring countless North Atlantic storms.

I was hoping that she would have washed up in Nantucket, Massachusetts 2 years ago to lay claim to this prize, but Mother Nature had a much different plan.
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Old 18-01-2017, 07:33   #4
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

The boat was found upside down and barnacle covered. Not sure you would've wanted to find that prize!
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3 Years
Correction 3 Years.

Time flies when your waiting for your ship to come in
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Well here’s another one for the Cruisers Forum History books.
42 foot Catamaran still floating after 2 years of enduring countless North Atlantic storms.
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I would have been more impressed if it had been found right side up ... :0
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I would have been more impressed if it had been found right side up ... :0
Its still a pretty amazing feat, after 3 years of enduring countless North Atlantic storms to be floating at all.
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

Happens all the time with monos as well, boats seem up for crossing oceans with crew or without crew.
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Its still a pretty amazing feat, after 3 years of enduring countless North Atlantic storms to be floating at all.
Haha, indeed it is! I kid, really, don't have the popcorn icon on my phone and have to admit to a bit of stirring

There is the phenomenal account of the Australians who drifted home on their overturned trimaran for many months, diving into the boat to retrieve supplies. Lasting positive buoyancy is a good thing for survival!
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

I wouldn't think of that as a survival platform, even though it did outlive the owner. From the barnacle pattern, it looks like it spent most of the time upside down with the bows out of water but the transoms submerged. There might be a couple of stumps of rudder shaft still sticking up, but the blades are long gone.
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From what I remember of the incident it was claimed the shaft on at least one side had bent.. thus preventing control/steerage.
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From what I remember of the incident it was claimed the shaft on at least one side had bent.. thus preventing control/steerage.
This was the best account I've read of it.
http://www.wavetrain.net/news-a-view...ng-be-good-too

Sheered screw (fixed), one rudder that seems like it might have failed around the stock (spinning freely), and one rudder stock bent it sounded like. The photos of the beached boat aren't great, but I can't even see any rudder stocks visible. I rather thought they had fallen out.

Some good steering setup shots on the article make it look like the damage was all below the point where the rudders exited the hull. But, I am certainly no expert as I was just posting a couple of days ago for advice on how to repair mine!
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

I'm not convinced upside down and rudderless is necessarily and "amazing feat". :>) The Westsail 32 in the Perfect Storm sailed itself ashore in the Carolinas later, with a rudder and upright.
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

It's amazing how resilient these vessels are.

I suspect it didn't follow the direct route to Scotland as indicated in the earlier route map.

If only she could talk...
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Re: Abandoned catamaran "Be Good Too" found 3 years later

The Gulf Stream and other ocean currents can make flotsam travel a LONG LONG way.

It is always interesting to see what distances objects can travel due to currents, wind, and wave.

Thanks for posting the update on that boat.
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