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Old 29-03-2013, 10:01   #61
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Re: Grasping at straws - Overdue Sailors

Yes Sir, I am very well aware of the definition of Jetsam, I knew some know it all would come up to "educate" the rest of us.
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Old 29-03-2013, 10:09   #62
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We know it is flotsam...
How do we know?

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One hopes it was not jettisoned to lighten the boat.<G>
...or a failed or successful rescue
...or intentional to make appearances of being lost.

We just don't know, and we don't have confirmation that the original report about the ring was actual.
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Old 29-03-2013, 10:17   #63
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Monkey, surely you jest?

Anything that's come free of the vessel and gone into the water, gets lumped into "flotsam" except perhaps the MOB themself.<G> At least until we have reason to think it is something else. Even if the boat sank and this was part of a debris field, it would be flotsam for now.
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Old 29-03-2013, 10:30   #64
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Monkey, surely you jest?

Anything that's come free of the vessel and gone into the water, gets lumped into "flotsam" except perhaps the MOB themself.<G> At least until we have reason to think it is something else. Even if the boat sank and this was part of a debris field, it would be flotsam for now.
Considering the history there is also the possibility of lagan IE cargo laying on the bottom of the ocean that can be later reclaimed or salvaged.
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When I go cruising, particularly if a longer passage is coming up, I always tell my family, "Don't worry unless you hear from me." And, I mean it.
I finally got a SPOT messenger, and set it to e-mail my family, so that every time I pulled into a port and checked my e-mails, it would not consist of several saying, "We are so worried. Are you still alive?"

Often friends and family, don't really understand what "getting away from it all" really means to us.
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Any updates?
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I wish I could say there was, but there isnt. Nothing new. Just waiting and praying. Thank you for asking
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Old 08-04-2013, 17:01   #68
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Blondie previously from Winthrop Ma is a Triton 28. Used to be next to me in the mooring field at CPYC
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Thefrencha.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:42   #70
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Blondie previously from Winthrop Ma is a Triton 28. Used to be next to me in the mooring field at CPYC
Very well maintained as far as I could see Owners working on her very often and avid sailors
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Are you sure it is the same boat? The USCG documentation doesn't match the specs. The photo doesn't look right either lacking the porthole(s) facing forward.

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Vessel Name: BLONDIE USCG Doc. No.: 997462
Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL IMO Number: *
Trade Indicator: Recreational Call Sign: *
Hull Material: FRP (FIBERGLASS) Hull Number: *
Ship Builder: UNKN Year Built: *

Length (ft.): 34.7
Hailing Port: WINTHROP MA Hull Depth (ft.): 5
Owner: JIM BURKE
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CHARLESTON, SC 29412 Hull Breadth (ft.): 10
Gross Tonnage: 8
Net Tonnage: 7
Documentation Issuance Date: December 28, 2011 Documentation Expiration Date: December 31, 2012
Previous Vessel Names: No Vessel Name Changes Previous Vessel Owners: JIM BURKE



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The earlier models have one but I don't see this in the photo. Are you certain? I believe it to be a Bristol 35 as Ericka pointed out.
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I wish I could say there was, but there isnt. Nothing new. Just waiting and praying. Thank you for asking
Hi Angie,

I guess nothing yet? Still hoping for good news.


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The mug-shot might help actually;
The arrest is irrelevant.
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