Originally Posted by subdude
Wondering if anyone has any wisdom to share on locating a scuttled boat. I've been investigating the fate of the trimaran
"Drum," a 25' Brown Searunner
that went missing in May/June of 1976. I strongly suspect the boat was used for drug running along the inside passage of Vancouver BC then intentionally sunk.
Any advice or reference is appreciated.
Thanks and fair winds.
Just done a Google
on the inside passage........
My gut feeling is that even if she was steel
that would be unlikely to find her - but plywood
after 35 years of being sunk? then would have long since ceased to be a boat. might have been the odd panel washed up now and again over the years but doubtful that even recognisable as bits of boat rather than just a general debris panel of 8x4 (or less) plywood.
Leaving aside talking to those who may have been involved / those around folks back in the 70's then if looking for a boat based longshot I would try and work out her route
- and particulerly where she is likely to have stopped. I dunno much (errr..... anything
) about the 70's boat scene in that part of Canada
but my suspicion is that a Trimaran back then would have not been common.
When I first read about Tris back in the 70's as a kid they screamed out to me about being modern and the future - and I never even saw a real one until many years later
But stuck in my mind ever since, with a slight and so far unfulfilled hankering
As a longshot might have been someone (a kid?) who remembered the boat. a very longshot is that the kid had a camera
...........or simply remembered something about the crew?
As I said, a longshot
But if we are talking family
, then maybe they just decided to sail off into the wide blue yonder? (the sea gives you ideas
) maybe they found somewhere peaceful to see out their days? whether they arrived there or not.