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Old 28-12-2011, 11:33   #16
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Re: Capsize

Those of us who've been around CF for a while know that Catty's favorite pastime is posting about catamarans flipping or otherwise behaving poorly. He does it to see if he can get a reaction from the multihull folks. I think that's why you see the "picky" responses.
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I read the article in the link and watched the video. Is it just me or did neither one mention catamaran at all? BOB
I'm still waiting for an answer. Anyone? BOB
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I'd like to remind folks that participation in this thread is not mandatory for any of you. I'm reluctant to turn the hot topic on for a thread about a disaster where a woman has likely died but I am willing to. I believe we've heard enough of the usual "banter" from the flipping catamaran crew and intend to respond quickly and decisively should anyone feel rudeness is the order of the day.
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Thanks Hummingway for changing the title of this thread. BOB
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Thanks Hummingway for changing the title of this thread. BOB
It was another mod that did that; I suspect it was Sarafina.
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Well, thanks to her too. BOB
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Re: Capsize

As far as I can work out, this thread is in the wrong place. It would appear the boat involved was neither a multihull or a sailboat.
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Any posts that appear to be picking a fight with another member are likely to magically disappear, in case you were wondering.
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Any chance of this thread being moved to a more appropriate forum? It clearly doesn't belong here.
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The original report did call it a sport fishing catamaran although it does seem to have changed.
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The original report did call it a sport fishing catamaran although it does seem to have changed.
Yes the original link I posted appears to update automatically as the story evolves. The mention of 10m LOA and Sailing Catamaran are no longer there.

Thanks all for answering my original question.
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Re: Capsize

Apparently you missed the previous explanation, "Any posts that appear to be picking a fight with another member are likely to magically disappear, in case you were wondering. "
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The google link page still shows some of the original text.......12 hours ago – Police divers arrived in the Whitsundays around noon yesterday ready ... sea off Whitsunday Island after a sports catamaran yacht capsized during a ... The 10- metre yacht went to Turtle Bay, off Whitsunday Island, to try to find ..........

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Re: Capsize

HNY to you to David !

at the risk of offending any-one, it is tragic that a woman lost her life.

From the news story it is still not clear what happened. was the boat actually on a mooring when it capsized? Was it some sort of of mini tornado or something ?

I have spent quite a lot of time at Butterfly Bay at different times of the year, and it is renown for high velocity wind "bullets" hitting the anchorage. In trade wind season these sometimes get to double the average wind speed so could have been a very short intense gust that may have fliiped any vessel in its way regardless of configuration or power source.

Given the loss of life no doubt there will be an approprite investigation and statement released.
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