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Old 02-03-2013, 05:33   #181
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Great find Coops. Amazing that Windigo survived three months in the ocean with the hatch wide open like that. Wish the air crewman had ventured down below a little farther so we could see what down below looked like a little more. I guess he was satisfied that there was nobody or no body on board.
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the owners who abandoned her got lucky, or did they......
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You'll likely find that missing keel just a few hundred meters offshore. the funny thing is that hat same thing has happened to two boats in the last year just off St Augustine here. It's a bit of a tricky inlet and all the cruising guides say not to use it in rough weather.
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the owners who abandoned her got lucky, or did they......
Well, it looks like it's going to need a little work. But, I wish it could talk and tell about the past three months journey.
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Hey MarkJ, another Bene survival story
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LOL... On the next "Bluewater" thread where everyone agrees its "The Skipper" that counts.... I just wish Windigo had an internet acct :-)
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Great find Coops. Amazing that Windigo survived three months in the ocean with the hatch wide ope like that. Wish the air crewman had ventured down below a little farther so we could see what down below looked like a little more. I guess he was satisfied that there was nobody or no body on board.
I can accept no credit for the find at all. My lovely lady found it and posted it on The Trailersailerplace forum, an Aussie based forum which I am on. Then a member on there put a link to this thread and it being a thread that I had not read came and did so. All I have done is transfer the vid from there to here as I thought the owner may wish to see, even though it will probably make him sad.

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Wouldn't it be great to get the real scoop? I have no doubt they were injured but not incapicitated. The 180 is an obvious fabrication. Scared? Of course.
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I can accept no credit for the find at all. My lovely lady found it and posted it on The Trailersailerplace forum, an Aussie based forum which I am on. Then a member on there put a link to this thread and it being a thread that I had not read came and did so. All I have done is transfer the vid from there to here as I thought the owner may wish to see, even though it will probably make him sad.

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I still give you credit for bringing it to our attention too! It's not often we get to see where some of these abandoned boats end up.
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This ancient brain has her arriving in Oz round Byron Bay just after Christmas.

Based on NE wind, 20 nm/day, west setting current.
Pretty much spot on!, Boracay

The general weather has been terrible in this part of oz for the last month or so
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Just though I might add that they have arrived to see Windigo.
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Saw a story on yesterday's news that Windigo got looted of what was left of her valuables.
Owners naturally VERY distressed.
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Here, most would end up in the local marine resale shop.
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Saw a story on yesterday's news that Windigo got looted of what was left of her valuables.
Owners naturally VERY distressed.

so they EXPECTED to find her as they left it?????????????????

aint gonna happen anywhere in life or this world. they ABANDONED ship--
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Yep, should have guarded her.

Still sad though.
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