Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-08-2010, 07:31   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Kitts
Boat: 36' 2001 Fortuna Island Spirit Catamaran
Posts: 254
Both of St. Kitts Coast Guard Vessels Beached by Earl

They rode out the hurricane, but early Mon morning the generator failed and they lost rudder control. They came ashore mostly uncontrolled and only assisted by the smaller boat. They just barely missed the rock and rock cliffs....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0830 (28).jpg
Views:	174
Size:	342.7 KB
ID:	18816   Click image for larger version

Name:	0830 (37).jpg
Views:	167
Size:	309.0 KB
ID:	18817  

__________________

__________________
PyotrBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 12:38   #2
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
An elderly French couple's ketch broke free and washed up on Pinneys Beach here on Nevis. They had attached themselves to two moorings and put out an anchor.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ketch on the beach.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	67.0 KB
ID:	18833  
__________________

__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 12:56   #3
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Sad about the ketch.

On the side...

I wonder @ looking at pic though if this might be an advantage for a fin keel - that it could break off and the boat might be more easily freed from the beach and salvaged in some cases when the weather clears?
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 13:18   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,140
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey View Post
I wonder @ looking at pic though if this might be an advantage for a fin keel - that it could break off and the boat might be more easily freed from the beach and salvaged in some cases when the weather clears?
If the fin keel breaks it'll probably tear the bottom out of the boat as I don't think it will snap at the bolts. You'll have keel, keel bolts and washers and a hole in the boat.
__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 13:24   #5
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Yes, lets assume a hole. Still, the boat might be easier to move off the beach than a full keel?
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 13:26   #6
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
This one is a steel boat. I haven't looked at it, but it might be a centerboarder.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 13:31   #7
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Well, lets chalk one up to CB's!
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 13:36   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,140
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey View Post
Yes, lets assume a hole. Still, the boat might be easier to move off the beach than a full keel?

It's surprising how a full keel boat can be dragged off the beach. I think they're easier than fin keels. Once when I was in Great Sale Cay sitting out a blow a full keeled boat got blown high and dry onto a rock shelf. I thought she would never come off but they pulled her off on the next high tide without too much effort.
__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 14:07   #9
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
I would think a catam. would be even easier to kedge off.
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 14:48   #10
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Down here they just bring in a couple of big front-end loaders, dig a bit of a channel in the sand and push/pull the boat back into the water.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 15:28   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Kitts
Boat: 36' 2001 Fortuna Island Spirit Catamaran
Posts: 254
Thanks for the pic. There were rumors over here that a yacht had sunk in Nevis. I guess this is what they were talking about.
__________________
PyotrBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 15:29   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Kitts
Boat: 36' 2001 Fortuna Island Spirit Catamaran
Posts: 254
The sugar dock finally collapsed over here too... Figured it would go soon it was in such bad shape.
__________________
PyotrBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 11:24   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Kitts
Boat: 36' 2001 Fortuna Island Spirit Catamaran
Posts: 254
There was a yacht that sank. Its in Majors Bay, you can see the top of the mast and part of the sail sticking out of the water.
__________________

__________________
PyotrBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coast Guard Inspection CarlF Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 0 02-06-2010 15:20
Coast Guard Suggestion JusDreaming General Sailing Forum 6 28-11-2008 14:27
Coast Guard collision Fishspearit Off Topic Forum 2 03-07-2008 22:51
Coast Guard Rescue off the mid atlantic coast caribnsol Cruising News & Events 22 16-05-2008 19:54
Why did my title go to the US Coast Guard?? ssullivan Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 21 28-12-2007 11:37



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.