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Old 01-01-2016, 12:16   #646
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

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Are we any closer to knowing precisely where his boat is,
No, that's the problem. Monstad's suggestion at post 641 has some merit, at least for anyone sailing the US east coast anywhere south of Charleston. It is a long shot that Gil's radio is even on, but how much effort is involved. And a return on a ping gives a solid position.

The drift analysis at this point is at best a rough guess. There are too many variables, and unknown factors that compound over time. My best guess is that Dagny would be slowly dragging her CQR across the bottom along a line about 20 miles off the Georgia coast.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:23   #647
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We anchored off west end in may on our way to Florida. It was terrible holding and very rolly. It sounds like your boat dragged. Best of luck!
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:36   #648
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Every day and hour that passes and any weather compounds further errors into any "drift" calculations. At this point and after so much time, i consider any guesses, with or without calculations, totally irrelevant and just bla-bla-blaing for the sake of blaing.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:54   #649
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I would think a boat Dagny's size would be well suited to a Yuloh.

I have seen a few of these and wonder how they compare with sweeps. With that, I am going to open a new thread...
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:54   #650
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

If the boat is drifting 20 - 40 nm off the east coast of the US it has to have been seen.

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Old 01-01-2016, 13:16   #651
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Gil, just sent you a PM.
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Old 01-01-2016, 13:18   #652
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If the boat is drifting 20 - 40 nm off the east coast of the US it has to have been seen.

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You think so? Sometimes you can't even see a boat that size a mile off, and I'm talking about daytime.
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Old 01-01-2016, 13:20   #653
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You think so? Sometimes you can't even see a boat that size a mile off, and I'm talking about daytime.
Here we go again...get out the piss bucket.
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Old 01-01-2016, 13:20   #654
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Even today, the ocean is a big place and unless you were lucky enough to come close enough you could miss it with just a turn of the head or step below for a cuppa.
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Could someone please post the PayPal email for Gil. Feel stupid as I have seen it here, but cannot find it now, so many post and I have been searching unsuccesfully for a while.

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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

From Gil's Post: "There is a hand crank, but I had not been able to start the engine with it.".

Seems like knowing how to hand-crank an engine is a good thing. If I recall, diesels normally have too much compression to just slap the crank on it and give it some "umph". My Volvo POS requires you to release the compression, get it whirling with the crank, and then hit the compression release lever.

I've never tried it. Guess I'll add that to my growing list of must-try things that I've learned from Gil.
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Could someone please post the PayPal email for Gil.
It was posted on the first page, 9th post

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I'd take Paypal, but loans only, I don't take donations: gil@keskydee.com
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Could someone please post the PayPal email for Gil. Feel stupid as I have seen it here, but cannot find it now, so many post and I have been searching unsuccesfully for a while.

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Gil's email is gil@keskydee.com

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I think Gil needs to propose a plan whereby members can help...
Not very 'proactive', and maybe this hints at the OP's mindset (Page 42)?:
"If Dagny is spotted and someone was willing to sail her back for fun from nearby, that would indeed be the best option ever."

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HE must be the driver of the search and recovery plan. Many have suggested ideas and the 20/20 hindsight discussion, although would do nothing to get his boat back have been useful in that it may prevent this from happening to others.
Wouldn't ya think?
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Not very 'proactive', and maybe this hints at the OP's mindset (Page 42)?:
"If Dagny is spotted and someone was willing to sail her back for fun from nearby, that would indeed be the best option ever."

Wouldn't ya think?
I think Gil must tell the readers of this forum what he needs from them, what the plan is to recover his boat... and I am sure they will help with money, crew, maybe boats and certainly more ideas. But it's up to him to exploit the good will and resources that CF represents.
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