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Old 24-01-2016, 08:07   #1
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NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

possibly the Sunsail?

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Catamaran hull located adrift at sea: | nsri.org.za
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Old 24-01-2016, 08:45   #2
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Re: NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

Impressive that it did not sink if it was inverted for such a long time. There are big seas in that area of the world, and I am surprised that it floated all that time with so much hull out of the water.
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Re: NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

No identifying marks? I find it hard to believe there wasn't a hull ID number as they are usually molded into the stern on a boat this new and this big. I wonder if these guys knew where to look.
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Old 24-01-2016, 09:02   #4
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Re: NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

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Impressive that it did not sink if it was inverted for such a long time.
Do not want to capture the thread but here is a capsized cat found after 5 years drifting from the US East Coast to Madeira:

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Re: NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

Five years inverted is even more impressive.

I have to admit, one of the reasons I sailed around the world on a catamaran was that it probably would not sink when inverted. I never lifted a hull out of the water during the circumnavigation, but I did it the easy way in the trade winds rather than doing high latitude sailing where risks are greater.
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Old 24-01-2016, 09:20   #6
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Re: NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

There does seem to be a striking resemblance between this marking:


and this (esp. the red and the curve of the sail):


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Re: NSRI finds inverted cat South Africa

Sure. It looks like Sunsail's logo under those barnacles.

Unlikely two of them capsized in the same ocean at the same time.

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CATAMARAN FOUND 1year later

Catamaran that has been missing for a year found
Yacht found after a year adrift | IOL
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Re: CATAMARAN FOUND 1year later

Yes.. I was both stunned and saddened to read this. Stunned that the hull had been floating around for over a year. I'm glad their families will have some kind of closure!
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DUPE THREAD. PLEASE MOVE AND CLOSE.
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DUPE THREAD. PLEASE MOVE AND CLOSE.
Why? The story is true. Oh… you mean duplicate?
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Re: CATAMARAN FOUND 1year later

Where is the other one, I can merge them if I can remember how

OK merged, I left it in News
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