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Old 18-06-2015, 16:56   #1
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Rainmaker Spotted Adrift off Hatteras

Derelict Gunboat 55, Rainmaker, Spotted Adrift Off Cape HatterasOld Salt Blog
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Old 18-06-2015, 17:13   #2
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Re: Rainmaker Spotted Adrift off Hatteras

This can't be true as all the experts on the cruisers forum said it would have sunk by now.
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Re: Rainmaker Spotted Adrift off Hatteras

Mighty juicy salvage for someone...

That was my first thought, but judging from the picture, maybe not.
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Re: Rainmaker Spotted Adrift off Hatteras

Hard to tell from that grainy picture but it looks to me like its been stripped.
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This can't be true as all the experts on the cruisers forum said it would have sunk by now.
Composite boats sure are a tough lot.

Not much worth salvaging based on that pic.

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Re: Rainmaker Spotted Adrift off Hatteras

Again, making the case that modern cruising sailboats are usually much tougher than the people who sail them.

But, how would you like to hit that in the middle of the night?
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Re: Rainmaker Spotted Adrift off Hatteras

I was reading the whole debrief from the skipper.. seems to me he took the right decision abandon the cat.. no sails, a couple window smashed, bad weather for the next 3 days, no electronic and owner and his son on close to catatonic mood... I would do the same...
So.. that's how look 2.5 million on the water after 5 months out there.... I asking myself what kind of insurance carry it??
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