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Old 25-09-2011, 19:46   #16
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Re: Concern Over Yacht - Air Search

What type of boat was it?

Sounds like they had a moderately tough trip.
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Old 25-09-2011, 19:58   #17
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You have to love the complete sh&t^ he says

first theres the

"And if we had of been in something like these chicken **** Beneteau, Jeanneau or Hunters or anything like that, I would not be talking to you now."

comment, well that gets the long hulled boys going

Then

"In the hurricane they discovered termite damage on the bowsprit which started coming back toward the deck, threatening to take down the entire rig.
Cooper had some webbing tie-down straps: "Great stuff, Chinese made, but that saved our bacon boy".

I see I dont think "chicken ****" Benes suffer from termite damage and get held together with some cheap tie-downs! LOL

then he states

"He'll tighten up the riggings and find paper charts. On his own boat in the Caribbean he has 11,000 paper charts, but had not sailed the Irish coast before. "

11000 charts , whats the boat made of paper mache.

well actually no, being a long hulled heavy boat man he has a

"owns Circe, a 32-ton yacht. It was the last boat produced by legendary naval architect Francis Herreshoff. "

ofcourse this must leak like a proverbial sieve as he then goes on

"Cooper sailed it around the world for seven years. He reckoned he pumped 50 million litres of water out of her during the voyage. He left port with $29 and kept going with his skills"

50 million litre of water!!!, perhaps it all soaked into the 11000 charts.

thios guy is supposed to know whats hes doing so he

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Against his better judgment for the voyage he went modern.
"I was relying on a fancy $3000 Garmon chart plotter and it **** the bed about 10 days ago. I didn't have any charts."

He sailed the atlantic in near winter and doesnt have any paper charts for the approach to Ireland.........!!! ( probably couldnt get them off hes own boat as they were stuck together with all that water).

What an idiot. ("Winds were around 60 knots, which Cooper viewed as little more than a strong breeze.")

Dave

I'd rather be on a Hunter or Beneteau with paper charts as well as GPS than in an ill-prepared, termite-weakened fancier vessel.

But I'm relatively new to all this and I don't know if Hunter or Benetau has made any blue water yachts. I know that my 31' Hunter is not a blue water boat.

I guess if the boat is good enough you can make more bone-headed decisions?
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Old 25-09-2011, 20:03   #18
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But I'm relatively new to all this and I don't know if Hunter or Benetau has made any blue water yachts. I know that my 31' Hunter is not a blue water boat.
All modern boats can cross oceans in most weather. its the crews that cant.

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Old 25-09-2011, 20:14   #19
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All modern boats can cross oceans in most weather. its the crews that cant.

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Well, I would think so, but mine is a tender boat, and I can certainly picture a situation, say, crossing the Atlantic, where I might have to take back the statement I have made so often -- that I don't get seasick.

Given my experience -- an action-packed four years -- and my boat, a 31' Hunter, neither I nor my boat should be crossing the Atlantic. Better?
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Well, I would think so, but mine is a tender boat, and I can certainly picture a situation, say, crossing the Atlantic, where I might have to take back the statement I have made so often -- that I don't get seasick.

Given my experience -- an action-packed four years -- and my boat, a 31' Hunter, neither I nor my boat should be crossing the Atlantic. Better?
I would rephrase it as

"Given my experience -- an action-packed four years -- and my boat, a 31' Hunter, neither I nor my boat will be crossing the Atlantic. "
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I would rephrase it as

"Given my experience -- an action-packed four years -- and my boat, a 31' Hunter, neither I nor my boat will be crossing the Atlantic. "

Well, I would crew for someone if they had a boat truly well suited for the trip...
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Well, I would crew for someone if they had a boat truly well suited for the trip...
and you would determine this, how.....?

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