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Old 04-08-2015, 14:02   #1
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The destruction of S/V Hawaii Aloha

Anybody know what kind of boat this is?

Missing Christian Missionary's Boat Capsized Off Hawaii's Big Island
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According to a poster on the Wooden Boat forum, it was a Seaton design, built in ferrocement, and "donated" to the missionary group... Looks quite ripe for a capsize, to my eye...

Sails by Photoshop, it would appear...


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Re: The destruction of S/V Hawaii Aloha

Story says the young crewman was asleep in his bunk when the boat capsized and then the companionway was blocked. Sad end.
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Re: The destruction of S/V Hawaii Aloha

Yep, it does look top heavy.
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Re: The destruction of S/V Hawaii Aloha

I thought that boat looked oddly familiar. There was a 70+ foot Seaton ferrocement boat at the St. Pete Municipal Marina for years. Last I heard it was donated. I have not seen it at the marina in 5+ years. Here is a picture of it. Might not be the same boat, but definitely a similar design.
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Re: The destruction of S/V Hawaii Aloha

I guess it is the same boat. Before she was "Hawaii Aloha", she was called "Caribbean Reach." The boat was put into service by YWAM in St. Petersburg in 2010.

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