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Old 08-10-2014, 15:07   #46
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Re: The Sea is a Harsh Mistress

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It appears that both floats/amas were damaged in a collision with a floating log. This explains why the boat was wrecked in 2m waves where it should be OK to sail.

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Floating log? In La Manche?
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Old 08-10-2014, 15:16   #47
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Re: The Sea is a Harsh Mistress

This is what the press wrote: UPDATE: Sailor 'grateful' to be alive after rescue following 11-hour search (From Dorset Echo)
"All of a sudden there was a loud bang and a very big wave with a log hit both the floaters breaking one in half and seriously damaging the other. "
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Old 08-10-2014, 15:22   #48
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Re: The Sea is a Harsh Mistress

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This is what the press wrote: UPDATE: Sailor 'grateful' to be alive after rescue following 11-hour search (From Dorset Echo)
"All of a sudden there was a loud bang and a very big wave with a log hit both the floaters breaking one in half and seriously damaging the other. "
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So some kind of log, carried by a wave, hit both amans, miraculously sparing the main hull in between? Sounds like he was hallucinating.
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Re: The Sea is a Harsh Mistress

It was obviously a shipping container dressed up as a log.
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Re: The Sea is a Harsh Mistress

Heard a CG pon pon this week to be on the lookout for a person in the water near the 346 mm. I saw on the local news that night that it was a deckhand from a tow belonging to Marquette and he hadn't been found, they did find a pdf but didn't know if it was his, the CG quit early because of a equipment failure. There has been nothing on the news since so I assume he was lost, water is 60f and I have no clue how long a person could last in the water. I've thought about it several times this week and have wondered what happened. Prayers for his family and fellow tow boat hands.


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