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Old 10-04-2014, 03:42   #31
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Re: The Steering Wheel

Boatguy30, are you a girl? The US navy guys would have been proud of him.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:21   #32
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you might want to take your inflatable armchair though
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Hahaha just as long as you are not wearing them.
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Anyhoo... first comment here... I hadn't read Eric's plight yet, saving the post for when I have time... I learned of it outside of CF when sitting in a hotel room, seeing a news feed... and said out loud... "Holy Crap... That's Eric/family and RH from CF"...

The NAVY... and to some extent other branches of the military are STEEPED in tradition... Ships bells, placards, nameplates etc... were routinely saved from sinking or scuttled ships...

I for one believe that a HUGE amount of admiration and respect were generated in the minds of the officers and crew.... They thinking "This is a sailor.... A man of the sea.... "one of us" ... not an ordinary man losing a boat...
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:32   #33
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Re: The Steering Wheel

Boatguy30.... Don't be such a Dilloway...
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:57   #34
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LOL, nice :-)
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:17   #36
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Ok, so I want this to be above board and respectful.

does anyone think it amiss that a vessels steering wheel would be handed off to rescuers when leaving a vessel in danger of sinking?

To me is seems a bit like passing that new bathroom vanity out the window to a firefighter on the ladder.

Perhaps there is a good explanation for this. the shaft sheared off, was trying to repair a broken chain and had removed the wheel to access the pedestal better, etc, etc.

After 35 years of sailing, I can't imagining being in a life or death situation and getting out my tools to remove the steering wheel......
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All fair enough. If I ever have to step UP into a liferaft I'll being leaving the widgets behind.
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If I had to step up into the life raft, I would leave the wheel behind; if the Navy was taking me and my family home after saving the life of my daughter and I had to scuttle my boat, I would take the wheel (tiller) and whatever else they allowed me to take.

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If the shoe fits...
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Re: The Steering Wheel

Perhaps they'll be an explanation at some point. I was honestly hoping for some related failure of the shaft or chain.

sick child aside, I find it hard to justify a rescue of a yacht you'd have the time to remove the steering wheel or tiller from. It's a pretty vital bit in the often missed prudent seamanship.
could have been setting sails and steering for the nearest VMG port. But maybe he was able to check his PayPal balance at that stage.

Okay, I'm done. April 15 is coming. No complaining this year then.
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Wow.....really?
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Perhaps they'll be an explanation at some point. I was honestly hoping for some related failure of the shaft or chain.

sick child aside, I find it hard to justify a rescue of a yacht you'd have the time to remove the steering wheel or tiller from. It's a pretty vital bit in the often missed prudent seamanship.
could have been setting sails and steering for the nearest VMG port. But maybe he was able to check his PayPal balance at that stage.

Okay, I'm done. April 15 is coming. No complaining this year then.
Err... the yacht wasn't rescued, it was scuttled; the crew were rescued due to an infants illness.

Take it up with the Navy
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When I was a teenager, six of us were being stupid as teenagers can be. The biggest and strongest of us got hit in the face with sand. He freaked out and was waving his arms and screaming because he couldn't see. You could not approach him for fear of being knocked to the ground, he was a big boy! One of us went in low, and the fact that some one was holding onto him instantly calmed him and we were able to wash his eyes out. I never thought he was afraid of anything. For all of you who have an opinion of what should and shouldn't be in any instance I can guarantee what you think you will do and what you actually do are two different things. Arm chair quarterbacks are a dime a dozen.
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I would have removed and kept the Yanmar...
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I would have removed and kept the ICOM
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Re: The Steering Wheel

If it was like my neglected wooden wheel, I spent days sanding all its intricate carvings, varnishing and polishing all its metal bits tranforming it from a weather beaten hunk back into the work of art it truly was.

I think I could have repowered the boat in less time than I spent on that wheel. But it was a long cold winter and the wheel deserved it.

I no longer own the boat but I hope that wheel never ends up on the wrong side of sea level.

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Dam, but you're a shrood one... Maybe he did that, too, and put it in his one allowed bag.
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