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Old 25-09-2015, 05:13   #241
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No longer "missing"; that is good news.
I'm sure he will have an interesting next few days as he "recovers"!

Thanks RC for all the effort you have put into this thread and this man's welfare.
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Old 25-09-2015, 05:19   #242
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Relieved to hear he is safely back on land. Thank you for keeping us informed RC.


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Old 25-09-2015, 05:52   #243
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Tied up at the jetty.
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Old 25-09-2015, 05:54   #244
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Nice boat, anyone got an idea what it is?
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Looks a bit Roberts'sy. Like the 36. But also possibly a Rob Tucker design?

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Old 25-09-2015, 07:05   #246
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Re: Urgent Assistance To Find Missing Australian Yacht

Thanks Snowpetrel, I hadn't heard of Rob Tucker, I'll look him up. It must be at least moderately seaworthy, it got the man home.


Edit: Yep, good call on the Roberts 36. I found three or four that look just the same hull, though none that I found were ketch rigs. Very nice boat, I wonder how I missed those when I was looking five or six years ago?
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Well folks, what a drama. But it's now over. He's safely tied up. His daughter is very relieved that he's finally back.

I have no other news on his welfare.
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Old 25-09-2015, 22:12   #248
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Bill, this might help you locate him.
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Old 25-09-2015, 22:28   #249
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Looks like he landed at Scarborough Marina & not the Coast Guard pontoon.

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Old 26-09-2015, 01:10   #250
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Glad he is in safely.

I wonder what the media coverage will be.

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Old 26-09-2015, 01:23   #251
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Not a good photo for identification purposes but it looks like a Roberts 36.

If the yellow stern on the other vessel indicates a VMR vessel it's a good start re reception.

Media will probably be mixed, "brave old sailor battles cruel sea for love" or silly old bugger in sea rescue drama".
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Re: Urgent Assistance To Find Missing Australian Yacht

I join all who welcome him back safely... really glad he made it.

And now that he has, all of you who said he should have abandoned his boat, all his earthly possessions and his dreams and fled with the Kiwi Navy... he was right in persevering IMO. He made it, albeit not gracefully, with his stuff and his life intact. Bloody good on him, but if I understand about his third EPiRB hit, well, that wasn't a great choice.

But for him: well done, sorta, and welcome back to Oz.

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Sadley, there has been a development this morning. Apparently it's a bit rough in the Bay, and he's set off another Epirb. But he's not co-operating in coming into shore.

It seems police will try to bring him into Scarborough Harbour as he's just off there. Volunteers are being sought to assist if anyone can help in the area.

Please don't read too much into this. It's obviously not good. But we don't know exactly what his problem is as he's not co operating and three times with an Epirb is more than enough.
Like Jim ..not sure what the 3rd Epirb event was all about....not sure about the second one either...maybe the response to the first one was just a 'we are in a hurry pack your bags and come with us' ... however...

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Re: Urgent Assistance To Find Missing Australian Yacht

Re the multiple EPIRB hits, it is possible than his VHF was cactus or perhaps he didn't even have a VHF fitted!
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Re the multiple EPIRB hits, it is possible than his VHF was cactus or perhaps he didn't even have a VHF fitted!
Could've been out of fuel, out of battery, ketch with very little solar, and, after that many weeks the EPIRB the only thing with a decent battery - and he was hungry.
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