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Old 02-08-2011, 15:54   #46
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Re: Canadian Yacht in Trouble

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What kind of boat was it?
Spencer 35 series.
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Re: Canadian Yacht in Trouble

If you have Yanmar engine mounts you can easily create security with a small wire loop for each mount. There have been photo's posted about this some time ago.

I recently added Cape Leeuwin to this Wikipedia list:
List of place names of Dutch origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If sailors here know more of these Dutch-named places, I would like to invite them to add these to that list as it's far from complete. I hope to create some map some day that shows all of these places to get an impression on where the Dutch ended up in their travels.

Also: Roaring 40's: they were first used by Dutch ships sailing to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Before this, they used the Portuguese coastal route (India etc) but this new route was 6 months (!!!) quicker. When they waited a bit long with turning north they ended up in New Holland and often named and charted the place they found.

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I like the "cotter pin" idea, but what if the mount itself tears free or the bolt cracks?

I think you need a separate lashing for the engine. It could be just something you use in bad weather and can be tensioned.
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OK, Noonsite features a quote I found incredible:

Noonsite: Candian Yachtsman tells of rescue in eight-metre swell

"A lone Canadian yachtsman says he's lucky a long out-of-date battery still powered his emergency beacon when he struck trouble in wild weather in the Southern Ocean. Paul Lim, 62, was picked up by a Panama-registered bulk carrier late on Monday after his yacht's engine broke free of its mounting and threatened to hole the 9.5 metre vessel. Australian rescue authorities had a plane overhead within hours of him setting off his beacon.
A radio and extra life raft were dropped to him before the carrier, the Kohju, arrived 140 nautical miles south-west of Cape Leeuwin off the WA coast to rescue him.
Mr Lim told ABC Radio from the Kohju that he was totally surprised at the fast rescue response once he activated his EPIRB. "I thought when I switched it on, maybe in a couple of days I might get a response if I'm lucky. A friend had given me this EPIRB in Chile and the expiry date on the battery was actually 2002, so there was no guarantee it was going to work," Mr Lim said. "It was kind of a desperate effort trying to avoid a catastrophe."


Dude, what were you thinking was the point of buying a 2002-expired EPIRB? Who would sell such a thing? Did you trade it for slightly used chewing gum?



Armchair skippering or not, I have to consider that purchasing an 11-years-past-due EPIRB was an extremely boneheaded move for a solo sailor in the Southern Ocean to commit, and he is very, very lucky the thing worked at all for five seconds, never mind long enough to secure his rescue.


Did he also purchase a kapok and cork PFD in Chile from a beached U-Boat?
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... A friend had given me this EPIRB in Chile ... there was no guarantee it was going to work ...
Apparently he didn’t purchase the EPIR, and he didn't expect anything of it.
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Re: Canadian Yacht in Trouble

The guys a knucklehead. 140 nautical miles south-west of Cape Leeuwin. Solo. In the winter. 2002-expired EPIRB. Questionable vessel (don't get all excited guys). Nuff said.
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Apparently he didnít purchase the EPIR, and he didn't expect anything of it.
Fair enough. My incredulity at reading that passage threw me a bit. So a functioning EPIRB was therefore just a random afterthought, a sort of accidental installation?

Man, I own three sextants, but I don't leave the GPS behind.
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Sadly, Paul Lim on board his Spencer 35, Watercolour, is missing since August 2016 in the North Pacific between Hawaii and Victoria, B.C., Canada. Salt Spring Island sailor missing at sea somewhere between Hawaii and Victoria | Globalnews.ca

If anyone has seen him, his sister has a FB page where she could be contacted: https://www.facebook.com/wendylimbarry/posts/10154560471584715
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As has been oft said: Schedules (even self imposed ones) kill yotties and/or their boats".

Sad for the guy, none the less, and well done the Panamanians!

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Sadly, Paul Lim on board his Spencer 35, Watercolour, is missing since August 2016 in the North Pacific between Hawaii and Victoria, B.C., Canada. Salt Spring Island sailor missing at sea somewhere between Hawaii and Victoria | Globalnews.ca

If anyone has seen him, his sister has a FB page where she could be contacted: https://www.facebook.com/wendylimbarry/posts/10154560471584715
There's a thread about that here:

Reported overdue SV Watercolour left Hilo Aug. 1 bound for BC
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Re: Canadian Yacht in Trouble

So everyone, including Lim, keeps talking about winter down there. Isn't December the beginning of summer down there?
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So everyone, including Lim, keeps talking about winter down there. Isn't December the beginning of summer down there?
His first rescue off Australia, the one that started this thread was in August 2011 - southern hemisphere winter.

This time, he has been missing between Hawaii and Canada since August 2016 - northern hemisphere summer
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