Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-11-2008, 21:43   #1
Registered User
 
Amgine's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,384
Images: 1
'Gypsy Dane' back in the news, a week after rescue by US Navy

Seven days after the crew of the USS Gonzalez restored steering to the vessel, the Gypsy Dane went aground on Cape Hatteras.

The stranded vessel does not appear to be damaged by its latest mishap, but there are concerns about the rudder which is about half buried. Attempts to tow it off were unsuccessful on Monday, and a salvage plan is being put together.

PilotOnline.com
__________________

__________________
Amgine
Blog

On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog anchored in a coral atoll.
Amgine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2008, 23:34   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 945
DAMN, I would think that the older skipper should take the hint from Poseidon to stop sailing and stay off the boat!!!
__________________

__________________
shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 10:00   #3
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
I'll give him $100 for the boat, since it's obvious he doesn't know what to do with her.
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 11:04   #4
Provocateur & Raconteur
 
knottybuoyz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Boat: Bateau.com TW31 Modified
Posts: 3,583
Images: 87
Darn Canadians fouling those beautiful American beaches!
__________________
Yours Aye! Rick
~^~^~^^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~~^~^~~^~^~^^~~^~^
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"
knottybuoyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 12:03   #5
Registered User

Join Date: May 2003
Location: East Coast & Other Forums!
Posts: 913
Actually he is aground on the beach in AVON NC well north of Hatteras. The story he has given is that he went below with no land in sight and the next thing he knew ...he was on the beach. He must have been below for a LONG time or had very poor eyesight!! The boat is fully out of the water with the keel and rudder buried and appears to be undamaged other than for some bottom paint.
__________________
Cam - I am no longer a member here. Look for me on other forums...same name.

camaraderie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 13:19   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,152
You know how it is...sometimes land just jumps right in front of you.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 13:25   #7
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Seaboard
Boat: Searunner 34 and Searunner Constant Camber 44
Posts: 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amgine View Post
Seven days after the crew of the USS Gonzalez restored steering to the vessel, the Gypsy Dane went aground on Cape Hatteras.
I don't think the Navy is going to help him out on this one, although I do wonder how the rapair fared.
__________________
Regards,

Maren

The sea is always beautiful, sometimes mysterious and, on occasions, frighteningly powerful.
Maren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 14:05   #8
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chesapeake Region and Maine
Boat: 42' Bob Perry sloop
Posts: 4,038
Images: 4
What in heaven's name was he doing in so close to Hatteras?

Click image for larger version

Name:	AvonGrdg.jpg
Views:	312
Size:	321.9 KB
ID:	5904
__________________
btrayfors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2008, 17:58   #9
Obsfucator, Second Class
 
dacust's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southeast USA.
Boat: 1982 Sea Ray SRV360
Posts: 1,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by btrayfors View Post
What in heaven's name was he doing in so close to Hatteras?

Attachment 5904
Looking at that chart on my screen looks like he only missed passing the point by about 4 inches.
__________________
dacust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2008, 13:08   #10
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Maybe he was making the bread to make the sandwhich. That kneeding can take a while!
__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2008, 13:40   #11
Registered User
 
Stillraining's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Puget Sound
Boat: Irwin 41 CC Ketch
Posts: 2,876
WARNING Be nice or this thread will be torn apart to protect the guilty..
__________________
Stillraining is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2008, 13:45   #12
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Sorry,

But you have to admit making a sandwhich can be labor intensive if made proper!
__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2008, 15:13   #13
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
He must have baked the bread, grown the lettuce and tomatoes, etc. raised the meat, slaughtered it and then made the lunch meat..
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2008, 15:37   #14
Provocateur & Raconteur
 
knottybuoyz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Boat: Bateau.com TW31 Modified
Posts: 3,583
Images: 87
I have it on good authority that he was preparing a Canadian staple, Back Bacon & Cheese Whiz sandwich!

Did I say "Cheese Whiz"? I don't think I'm allowed to say "Cheese Whiz"!
__________________
Yours Aye! Rick
~^~^~^^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~~^~^~~^~^~^^~~^~^
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"
knottybuoyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2008, 16:30   #15
Registered User
 
Stillraining's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Puget Sound
Boat: Irwin 41 CC Ketch
Posts: 2,876
Sounds kind of good though..might have to try one
__________________

__________________
Stillraining is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
stranded

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
US Navy rescues disabled Gypsy Dane Amgine Cruising News & Events 3 21-11-2008 14:26
good news/bad news in Bradenton Beach salty_dog_68 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 1 31-05-2008 23:01
West Marine Go Anywhere High Back Chairs - Navy - Deluxe longonsilver Classifieds Archive 0 27-01-2008 15:20
U.S. Navy joins ferry rescue efforts CaptainK Indian Ocean & Red Sea 9 01-04-2006 23:21
Just back from week in St Martin Lightfin General Sailing Forum 1 05-02-2006 17:29



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:13.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.