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Old 19-07-2017, 09:03   #1
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Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Several posters have said that the boat was hit by a waterspout and knocked down a few times.

Any more details on this?

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Old 19-07-2017, 09:21   #2
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Re: Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Looks like A64!
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Old 19-07-2017, 09:42   #3
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Re: Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Looks more like a IP32 than a 38. BTW Oregon Inlet is in NC not Oregon. A bad news body of water as are some inlets in the PNW.
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Old 19-07-2017, 13:52   #4
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Re: Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Not me, could be a 38, not sure. Staysail boom is like mine and not goosenecked, I think that is older boats like mine.

Why do you say waterspout?

I'd guess something bad happened as it looks like they have a main still, and a Staysail and ought to have been able to sail, chest pains though maybe best call for help.
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Re: Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Best guess is that it is Bruce Gregory's IP32. He has sailed it out to Bermuda and back several times. Run across a lot of waterspouts but so far none have run across me.

Tangled with an inshore squall line that was later reported by the weather station as 60 knots. I didn't have any sails up but controlling Cbreeze was almost impossible. Couldn't see, couldn't steer, finally threw out the hook and went below. That remote anchor windlass switch which I had installed earlier on the steering pedestal saved a miserable/ dangerous trip up to the bow.
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Re: Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Hey Pilot - if you read some of the FB replies below you'll see a couple of people say that he was an experienced sailor who got hit by a water spout. Still nothing in the news that I can come up with.
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Re: Oregon Inlet - Waterspout Victim?

Looks similar to our previous 1990 IP35, 5 ports, same staysail.
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