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Old 10-12-2014, 04:53   #1
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US Navy Rescues SV Malia off Hawaii 12 days after Mayday

Very happy news for this family. Also nice to hear they decided to tow the boat instead of abandoning it.

Hawaii Coast Guard Rescues Ron Ingraham 12 Days After Distress Calls - NBC News
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Very happy news ...
Indeed. Especially since the search had been abandoned.
More details, with pics ➥ Boater found alive at sea nearly two weeks after reported missin - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
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Indeed. Especially since the search had been abandoned.
More details, with pics ➥ Boater found alive at sea nearly two weeks after reported missin - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
Thanks for the link.

I love this quote

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"Both his masts was broken. He was sailing on a little auxiliary sail, trying to make his way back," Molokai fisherman and Ingraham's friend Dedrick Manaba said.
Carr said the Coast Guard would either escort Ingraham to Molokai if he could fix his sailboat at sea, or bring him to Honolulu if repairs couldn't be made.
Many would have just asked to be airlifted home. He wants to sail Malia back to safety.
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Re: US Navy Rescues SV Malia off Hawaii 12 days after Mayday

Weird report. It looks like a Bayfield 25. Both masts?
Glad he's O.K.


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Weird report. It looks like a Bayfield 25. Both masts?
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Yeah there is a lot wrong with that report, from the video the mast looks fine, don't know about the other one though
Again from the video boat doesn't look like one that has been shredded from a storm or anything, wonder what really happened?

How long do you think before EPIRBS become mandatory like flares and life vests?
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Yeah there is a lot wrong with that report, from the video the mast looks fine, don't know about the other one though
Again from the video boat doesn't look like one that has been shredded from a storm or anything, wonder what really happened?

How long do you think before EPIRBS become mandatory like flares and life vests?
That is a good question.

An EPIRB or PLB or GPS coordinates radioed in with the MAYDAY call could have solved the mystery of "where is he" in minutes, rather than 12 days.
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Re: US Navy Rescues SV Malia off Hawaii 12 days after Mayday

He was in Honokohau Harbor, Kona, HI over last winter working on the boat. He had little money so was doing everything on the cheap. Tried to help him out but he was hard headed and hard to get him to listen. Had little to no experience with sailing though said he had fished in Alaska. Boat had minmal equipment so doubt he had an Epirb or much of any saftety equipment. Plan was to sail to Costa Rica where he had a friend. Had no self steering which made that voyage problematic.

At that time, he had a problem with the backstay being too short but was being pressured to leave the Harbor because he had overstayed the allowed time. Think he had a bad swage fitting that he had to replace. Did it with a mechanical terminal but had an issue with wire unlaying or something and had to cut more wire off than anticipated. When he left Kona, was headed to Molokai to hang out and work on the boat. Hadn't heard anything about him or the boat since until this.

Sailing the channels in the Islands can be brutal and really put a boat through a torture test. Current through the channels flows against the trades. Seas get very short and steep and the winds are usually 20k plus. Wouldn't be surprized if he had a sail or rigging failure that left him with marginal ability to carry sail.
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Re: US Navy Rescues SV Malia off Hawaii 12 days after Mayday

I hope the dopey old idiott buys a bloody EPIRB. Or his family tattoo one to his butt.

Very pleased he was found and the boat saved.

By the way, I had the local coast guard on board today doing a routine inspection.... All my flares are out of date by a few weeks, or a few months. I never noticed. I thought they all had years left to go
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Current through the channels flows against the trades.
Really? That would make it a bit of fun. A good place to take landlubbers for a taste of sea life...
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Re: US Navy Rescues SV Malia off Hawaii 12 days after Mayday

The Navy vessel that found him was just 3 miles from his position when he made his last radio MAYDAY call that brought him to the attention of the rescue authorities.

This made me think of alternative means of signaling distress, in case your batteries are down and the radio is not getting through or working and a ship is seen on the horizon. SMOKE gets attention on the water.
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Re: US Navy Rescues SV Malia off Hawaii 12 days after Mayday

Looking at the video it appears his rig is intact. Looks like a typical Marconi rigged sloop (correction - cutter) - mast and boom in place with a sail draped over the boom.

Glad he was found and is safe. Maybe he can sell his story and spend some money on decent communications equipment.....like a satellite phone.
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Then the next time he can sue the sat phone company?
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Then the next time he can sue the sat phone company?
That'll pay for his new boat.
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