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Old 15-01-2014, 11:24   #31
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

This article has some new info. The boat was pushed backward by a large wave which broke the rudders. Says they had to pump manually for 50 hours. I bet the saldrives were damaged too.

Coast Guard rescues Portsmouth man, crew at sea (with video) | SeacoastOnline.com Mobile Edition
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Old 15-01-2014, 11:41   #32
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

I'm amazed nobody has pulled this thread into a "I told you mono's are more seaworthy then catamarans" argument
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I'm amazed nobody has pulled this thread into a "I told you mono's are more seaworthy then catamarans" argument
Why state the obvious?
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Old 15-01-2014, 12:05   #34
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

I wonder if Gregor Tarjan was on the boat too? For it's first big offshore trip, I wouldn't be surprised. I'm glad they are all okay. Must have been a bummer of a last few days for them all. I'm sure a bunch of rampant speculation will fill these pages, but I'm looking forward to hearing the real story.
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Old 15-01-2014, 12:05   #35
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

Here we go again!
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Alpha 42 abandoned 300 miles offshore

The rig is still up in the photos. I wander why the crew had to abandon ship?

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Re: Alpha 42 abandoned 300 miles offshore

See this thread:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ry-118899.html
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Re: Alpha 42 abandoned 300 miles offshore

Mods, I really think this entire deal should be moved to the multi forum and possibly be retitled to include Alpha 42. Nobody knows the name of the boat but most here have heard of the A42.
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

What a way to lose a boat.
Looks like they were headed to Bermuda?
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Re: Alpha 42 abandoned 300 miles offshore

This is a new $400,000 cat. I think I should hire a private ship and run down there for a salvage operation.
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This is a new $400,000 cat. I think I should hire a private ship and run down there for a salvage operation.
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Route 66... pretty popular..
Break across the stream and ride down the eddies..
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

I know nothing of cats but if the loss of both rudders is correct and there was no collision can a cat person explain?
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

From the one article, it sounds like it was caught by some kind of wave that drove the boat backwards fast enough to rip off both rudders, causing flooding and failure of the engines. They had to manually pump out the boat for 50 hours until the Coast Guard could get there.
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I know nothing of cats but if the loss of both rudders is correct and there was no collision can a cat person explain?
Not a cat specific problem. Friends of mine on a Niagara 35 had a steering failure when they were trying to fore-reach in a gale offshore and ended up surfing backwards down a wave.

Not sure how these guys ended up going backwards down a wave, but that tends to be very bad for the steering gear if you get going fast enough.
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