Originally Posted by annsni
I question the integrity of the article due to point #1 being impossible. I posted in the other thread the weather information around Long Island Sound
and not once this winter did we drop to 20 below zero with 30" of snow. We didn't even have snow until January 2nd and I'd guess with a leave date of just a short time later, the boat was delivered by then. So when did he actually sail this boat in a blizzard around Long Island
with 30" of snow and -20 degree temps?
Cmon fellas he is a SALESMAN first and foremost ,30"snow, -25, 20knots in 10 knots of breeze. Gregor is a sailor,but he's also in sales he can't help letting a good story hamper the truth, and most of us are guilty of "helping Facts" to make it sound better!!!!! what do you expect, his version of events
places him and the builder
fairly free of blame if they took to sea without a seaworthy
boat, one would have to ask why it took so long to come out, dropping sales,cancelled orders, then having to explain to the investors, the authorities he is getting grants from to build these boats, seems the whole thing is coming apart at the seams, but probably too little too late.
He is not the only production boat builder
with problems just look at the lost
boats in the past year, all with well qualified and well outfitted crews and equipment
aboard. Alpha have had a lot of flack but mainly because the "explanations were not forthcoming" in a timely manner, sure we got some info early like lost motor
rudders no longer working,Gregor had some points he kinda eluded to regarding these issues, maybe the owner just didn't like the boat, neither he or the captain
have given any info,so are they hiding the actual facts???, Gregor also stated that the spot and epirb
were both removed from the boat,why would you take both of these with you if you were being lifted off, it would be the last thing i would consider to "save" if this was my position.
Gregor guilded the lilly but had i thought, some very valid points,arguably the boat was not seaworthy
,parts in the furler
were broken etc etc, he has the way i read it levelled the blame on the owner/captain. the question is why he took so long to do it????