Now that the entire crew is safe: For the sake of Gregor Tarjans Alpha project
I think it is imperative that the boat is salvaged. Otherwise there will be too much speculation which is not good for marketing
. It was written somewhere on the net that no other mono- or multihull
would come out of this situation without damaged rudders.
This can not be concluded before the boat is thorougly inspected.
I've been following the birth of the Alpha 42 from a distance, and communicated with Gregor for a possible purchase
of No. 1.
I hope he finds out whether there is a design/ construction issue or not, so he can continue and be successful.
It puzzles me too that the damaged rudders could not be disengaged and either;
tiller / rudder used or
-Both rudders being neutralized and steering
done with one or two engines.
I am thinking of what I would do if my crew is not in imminent danger
and my cat is just disabled but not taking in much water
. Will I then be fined for the rescue
operation? It must cost more than the boat!