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Old 10-02-2014, 17:22   #31
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Zach and Rebel Yell have met a very sad and unfortunate end. Crew is rescued and safe but the beautiful schooner has sunk.

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Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Zach and crew, I'm saddened to hear this news but glad you are safe and headed to land.
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Feel for Zach but luckily no one was hurt.
I am guessing on a 77 year old wooden hull that some main fasteners let go, either on stem or stern.
Does anyone have more info?
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http://m.sunherald.com/?cu=spreed%3A...463%2F26503167

Article only states she lost her rudder.
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

well ,that sucks...
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With a Rebel Yell Zach Morrison's dream sinks off coast of Nicaragua


Zach Morrison of Gulfport had a dream of sailing from Los Angeles home to South Mississippi aboard a 1937 three-masted schooner he bought on eBay, and although that dream has sunk, he's having quite an adventure.
The 55-foot schooner Rebel Yell began taking on water about 100 miles off the coast of Nicaragua Saturday. At 1:18 a.m. his parents Bill and Tamara Morrison of Gulfport were awakened by a caller monitoring the emergency maritime system. The Morrisons were listed as the emergency contact and the captain -- their 31-year-old son -- had activated the emergency system on his schooner.
"Every three minutes it states his position," Tamara Morrison said. The caller had to hang up to notify the Nicaraguan Navy.
"Oh my God," was her first thought. "It was terrifying," she said.
They learned over the next several hours that the ship
might sink, but Zach and two others on board were safe.
The three were still on the Rebel Yell when they were rescued by the first boat to reach them -- a commercial oil tanker flying the flag of the Bahamas.
His parents received a text from Zach through DeLorme navigating system saying, "The Nicaraguan Navy has arrived. We are safe."
The Navy wanted to take them to Nicaragua, but the oil tanker captain argued that Zach and the others were American, and he would return them to California.
"Zachary and his crew decided to go with option two," she said.
Tamara and Bill Morrison finally heard from their son at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, 13 hours after the first call. He has his own cabin on the tanker but his schooner is lost.
"It disappeared from radar this morning," she said on Sunday. He told them the rudder was lost, he believed, because a former owner used an inferior piece of wood.
"I'm sick that it's gone," she said of the schooner she never got to see. Photos and descriptions he posted on his website, rebelyelladventures.com, which he created to track his journey from restoration to the expected arrival in Gulfport, show a hull of triple planked Honduran mahogany and three sails. The schooner was built in Boston.
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Sad, but glad he and crew were rescued, hopefully to sail again

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How sad. She was a sweet boat and to hear her owner put so much into her and didn't get long to enjoy it is heartbreaking. Glad everyone is safe, though. I hope the future holds another dream that will be fulfilled.


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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

R.I.P. Rebel Yell, you will be missed.
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Awww Crap.... This sucks....

Well Zach... You did more than just dream anyway.... Another coming to fruition can't be far around the corner....
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Thanks for the update Boatman.....most unfortunate but glad all are safe....another endorsement for "deLorme"......thankful as well to a wise "tanker" Captain.....
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Re: Intro to the forum. S/V Rebel Yell, 1937 Joseph Uhl Schooner

Wow.. Very sad to lose a boat like that. Glad the crew are ok.
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