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Old 03-02-2015, 09:32   #46
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Re: Flyin Hawaiian Breaking Up?

Ok so now there was a pregnant women on board wait til the news gets that. It's all over now

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Old 03-02-2015, 09:38   #47
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Ok so now there was a pregnant women on board wait til the news gets that. It's all over now
Was it a pregnant WOMAN? I am so confused.

Did you see that the person that was airlifted had on boots? Kinda looked like the motorcycle type.
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Old 03-02-2015, 18:09   #48
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Was it a pregnant WOMAN? I am so confused.
I have it on good authority that there were also a few pregnant men on board.

No wonder it sank!
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I have it on good authority that there were also a few pregnant men on board.

No wonder it sank!
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I hope when you lose your home and possessions, that people are a little more compassionate.
With the sarcastic rehtoric I have heard from you over the years, especially from the original Flyin Hawaiian thread that had to be shut down due to the negative behavior, I'm amazed you point the finger like this.
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Re: Flyin Hawaiian Breaking Up?

The only question now is . . . will the FH arrive in one piece in the Marshall Islands 12 months from now, just awash and covered in goose barnacles? Or maybe the two hulls will arrive separately.
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The only question now is . . . will the FH arrive in one piece in the Marshall Islands 12 months from now, just awash and covered in goose barnacles? Or maybe the two hulls will arrive separately.
I think assuming it's going to arrive anywhere is pretty optimistic. I assume it's going to fall apart into a a hundred pieces, the plywood and layup is going to delaminate and disintegrate, and that will be that. Maybe a few scattered sheets of matt will find some beaches somewhere to sun themselves on, but I doubt there will be much more than that.
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I'm impressed with this crowd for their sympathy for Hot Rod. I met him several times and have toured his boat several times. I would stop by his anchorage in Richardson Bay and say hi. He was very friendly and seemed like a hard working guy. However I'm not defending his history - just that a guy who has put so much into something we're all interested in deserves a break.

From looking at the construction photos and the survivor's comment about trying to chain it together it seems clear pontoons broke apart from the stress. My guess is the rocking motion caused fasteners to loosten as one pontoon rose and the other fell in the swells. Then some head-on seas slowly pried to pontoons apart. The photos show no continuous beam from one side to the other, so it was just some screws and epoxy holding it together.
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I'm impressed with this crowd for their sympathy for Hot Rod. I met him several times and have toured his boat several times. I would stop by his anchorage in Richardson Bay and say hi. He was very friendly and seemed like a hard working guy. However I'm not defending his history - just that a guy who has put so much into something we're all interested in deserves a break.

From looking at the construction photos and the survivor's comment about trying to chain it together it seems clear pontoons broke apart from the stress. My guess is the rocking motion caused fasteners to loosten as one pontoon rose and the other fell in the swells. Then some head-on seas slowly pried to pontoons apart. The photos show no continuous beam from one side to the other, so it was just some screws and epoxy holding it together.
Exactly why catamarans need to be properly engineered to hod the structure together.

The design of the structures holding the 2 seperated hulls together is particually critical. There was a modified Wharrum design only a couple of weeks ago that broke apart in the States somewhere.
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Ryan, it was when HR claimed to be a pilot and a meteorologist that soured it for me. A search of all databases for these occupations yielded negative results.

I do feel sorry for him but it wasn't like he didn't have advance notice that this would happen.

Downunder, that cat broke up because of a rotted beam so it's not the same as no beams in HRs cat.
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Remember... When people are backed into a corner and are being made fun of they will do and say all kinds of stupid stuff. Crazy stupid stuff!

In any event, its over..
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I am just amazed there were 5 people in this world that were willing to get on that boat. I understand HR and his son but they actually convinced 3 other people, sailing across the pacific in that boat was a good idea. I will say that if he can convince people to do that, he would make a great cult leader if he puts his mind to it.

And to be PC I am glad everyone is ok. Especially the unborn child.
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Glad all are safe.

Sorry for a lost dream.

Curious how a C-130 blocks wind and waves. They are not that nimble or stationary.
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Curious how a C-130 blocks wind and waves. They are not that nimble or stationary.
A C-130 did not block wind and waves. A cargo ship was diverted to the scene for that.
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I'm feeling a "made for TV" movie in the works. Maybe three nights? Six hours? Starring Will Ferrell?
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