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Old 15-01-2014, 19:14   #91
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

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> Technically it's a gale

Guess it depends on your definition:

Met Office: Beaufort scale
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Mean wind speed 37 knots
Limits of windspeed 34 - 42
Probably wave height 5.5m
Probable maximum wave height 7.7m

Compare that to up to 35 knots and 8 ft (less than 2.5 m).
Here's another definition while we're splitting hairs.
Gale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 34 to 37 kts.
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But.. off Long Island in a F8.. and 300 miles offshore in a F8 are 2 different things.. and according to the CG/rescue the sea's were around 15ft...
That's not big..
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Old 15-01-2014, 19:25   #93
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But.. off Long Island in a F8.. and 300 miles offshore in a F8 are 2 different things.. and according to the CG/rescue the sea's were around 15ft...
That's not big..
Are you trying to convince us your gods gift to sailing or yourself:-)
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Neither... just saying how it is/can be out there..
if you think dealing with 15ft sea's makes one gods gift.. stay coastal.. it gets worse..
if you disagree with my opinions I can live with that..
if your having a dig.. I can live with that as well..
If you've something constructive to say relating to personal experiences.. feel free...
just don't bore me with statistics copied and pasted from some magazine
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Old 15-01-2014, 19:42   #95
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Neither... just saying how it is/can be out there..
if you think dealing with 15ft sea's makes one gods gift.. stay coastal.. it gets worse..
if you disagree with my opinions I can live with that..
if your having a dig.. I can live with that as well..
If you've something constructive to say relating to personal experiences.. feel free...
just don't bore me with statistics copied and pasted from some magazine
Don't think I bored you with anything. Speak on almighty!
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

[QUOTE=AKMark;1441483]I think she's a nice looking boat, and I've been watching them since they were first announced. Beauty in a boat can be quite subjective, though, and reasonable people may differ.

Obviously, if you're a catamaran hater, it's not going to do much for you and you don't need to tell us (again) (again) and (again).

I think this catamaran is a nice compromise of cost vs. features, speed vs. comfort. If I had a deposit on a hull, I would not bail. If it's a design flaw/weakness or construction flaw, they'll figure it out and fix it.

They are relatively small company, not some gigantic corporation conglomerate, and they must have put a huge amount of time, $, energy, creativity into this boat. Lots of skin in the game, and I'm sure there are quite a few people who had a disappointing week. I hope the new owner can recover the boat, and very glad that nobody was hurt.

Looking forward to hearing what really happened, and given the background of those involved, I'll bet we get details.

Did anyone hear if Gregor Tarjan was aboard too? I watched that Coast Guard rescue video, but couldn't make out any faces.

BTW- the Coast Guard is amazing. Communications, skills, professionalism, etc. Just another day on the job.[/QUOTE

I'm always a bit sorry after I post that I don't care for the looks of a boat because I know someone out there will think they are the best looking boats around. I hope too that they recover their boat and gear and can repair her for then next trial. It would be a shame to see all the time and expense building her wasted. It's always said to see a boat abandoned and left to its own devices. There have been recoveries and there have been quite a few that found their own way to shore.
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Are you trying to convince us your gods gift to sailing or yourself:-)
Hey knowledge and experience is knowledge and experience. Don't hate on the truth
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Hey knowledge and experience is knowledge and experience. Don't hate on the truth
Your right. But if he's averaging 8.5 posts a day for the last 4 years is there any time for sailing? I appreciate the truth if I know it is the truth.Nothing personal Boatman, i mean this is an Internet forum right?
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There appears to be bulkheads between the engine bay and the rest of the hull so I assume they were bailing to try and keep the engines dry.

I suppose the safer argument still holds in that many monos will sink with serious rudder impact but i would have thought that there would (or should) have been some way to sail. Earlier someone mentioned both hulls have emergency tillers.

As stated earlier, not the best PR for a company touting the safety of its product.
I would say she is unsinkable by how she was floating so very high. Perhaps bailing was to keep engines OK as you suggested. I suspect they were in no danger of sinking but considered they could not get anywhere particually cross back over the Gulf Stream. Shame.

We will eventually find out what has actually happened rather than speculation and I suspect it will not be too difficult to modify the vessel to resolve the issues for later vessels.

Whilst the conditions at 15 ft during rescue did not seem too bad The damage apparently happened in much worse conditions a day or two earlier. There were some pretty nasty winter storms in USA a few days back I believe. Not a real good time of year to tackle that area with a new vessel.

I hope the vessel is recovered. Always a chance whilst a vessel is floating.

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Your right. But if he's averaging 8.5 posts a day for the last 4 years is there any time for sailing? I appreciate the truth if I know it is the truth.Nothing personal Boatman, i mean this is an Internet forum right?
Well I did around 18,000 miles in 2012... only managed 5,350 last year.. nothing this year.. yet..
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Well I did around 18,000 miles in 2012... only managed 5,350 last year.. nothing this year.. yet..
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

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BTW- the Coast Guard is amazing. Communications, skills, professionalism, etc. Just another day on the job.

Yeah, the coast guard video was edited but still +1 for sure, good job
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