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Old 25-11-2014, 14:31   #1
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Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

Can anyone tell if the skipper made it?

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The boat has been found, capsized.

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Old 25-11-2014, 14:33   #2
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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

It appears he made himself a tent! Maybe a pitchpole event... one ama bow broken off....
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Old 25-11-2014, 15:06   #3
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Oh man, that does not look like a story with a happy ending.

Looks like bird poo on the bow, been upside down for a while.

Maybe the grey cushion was for sleeping.
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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

That's why an escape hatch on the underside of a hull of a catamaran is a good idea.

Lest anyone think I am against multihulls, this one evidently kept floating some long time after a capsize.
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Old 25-11-2014, 16:55   #5
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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

Any news or information about the skipper though?

Clearly, he made it thru the capsize but has he been rescued?

I think it is a pretty recent event, right?

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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

What is the name of the capsized tri? Where did the picture come from? That link is very confusing, seems to be about other accidents/missing boats and has nothing to do with the tri.
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Old 25-11-2014, 17:39   #7
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What is the name of the capsized tri? Where did the picture come from? That link is very confusing, seems to be about other accidents/missing boats and has nothing to do with the tri.
Seven Sisters.

From a cargo that encountered the capsized boat.

The way it displayed on my browser the missing tri was the topmost. My screen dump attached.

USCG has the lead from the cargo but I cannot find any USCG official statement related. I have seen some posts on other web sites but no info if the skipper has been found or not.

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Old 25-11-2014, 17:52   #8
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Quite an interesting boat and story, curious to know what happened.



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International Boat Watch Network - (Current Incident)

If we mail USCG are they free to give us any update?

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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

Geez, Barny, just copy/paste the whole article

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S/V Seven Sisters
Overdue at Acapulco, Mexico
November 24, 2014 @ 1500 UTC

We have been asked for assistance in locating the S/V Seven Sisters.

Boat Description:
Approximately 39 feet in length white hull with blue trim, dark blue sail and light blue mainsail. She is carrying a 10 foot grey kayak and 6 foot red inflatable.

Comms: Marine VHF Radio only.

POB: Thomas Kardos, mid 50's. 5'7" 165 lbs.

Last Known Position: 14° 11' N 095° 33' W, heading north to Acapulco, Mexico. If enough provisions could go straight to Cabo San Lucas.

Destination: Acapulco, Mexico. Was expected to arrive November 10, 2014.

Anyone with information regarding the S/V Seven Sister is requested to contact RCC Alameda at 510-437-3701 or rccalameda@uscg.mil.




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Old 25-11-2014, 19:24   #11
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Geez, Mark, THX.

I am in the old bad habit of thinking if I am online then everyone else must be. Mea culpa and thanks for doing the job!

I will be back here tomorrow (02:30 here in Las Palmas by now). Maybe some new bits of info pop up meanwhile.

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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

I hope the sailor (crew) is found and safe! I truly do.
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I am surprised by the photos showing the boat (right side up).

I rarely say this, but that boat appears to me to be one of the most "unseaworthy" looking boats I have ever seen, just judging it by what I can see in a photo.

I like cats. I even admire some trimarans. I like pilot house boats. I like motor sailors. I like hydrofoils. I like ultralights.

But, that boat looks like it would be easy to capsize in ocean waves or high seas.

I read the article that was linked, where it says the owner sailed it in high winds off Kauai.

Still, that boat looks like something suitable for flat seas or bay conditions (low waves).

Am I alone in thinking this?
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Re: Boat Seven Sisters Found Capsized

That is indeed a funky looking boat. Seems to look "top-heavy" to me. I sure hope he's ok.
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Terrible design. It looks home made. He did not have an EPIRB? Obviously he come out of the boat so, why was the EPIRB not deployed?
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Terrible design. It looks home made. He did not have an EPIRB? Obviously he come out of the boat so, why was the EPIRB not deployed?

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Another one just a few weeks ago too where he didnt have EPIRB.

Looks like he slipped off his matt, or whilst doing lashings.

Sad. And just for the sake of an EPIRB.
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