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Old 26-05-2015, 16:07   #871
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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

[QUOTE=downunder;1834231]They never float at the same level.

I'd expect that after 4 months, it's probably holding as much water as it ever will.
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Old 26-05-2015, 16:16   #872
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They never float at the same level.

I'd expect that after 4 months, it's probably holding as much water as it ever will.


that what they do. Often difficult for mono owners to comprehend.
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Old 26-05-2015, 18:48   #873
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What is the benefit to have a partial submerged wreck for 4 months out there? i dont get it, could be a disaster for many sailing in that área, just wonder..

Just think of it as a really large life raft that can't deflate and can actually be seen by search and rescue planes!


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Old 26-05-2015, 19:24   #874
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Just think of it as a really large life raft that can't deflate and can actually be seen by search and rescue planes!


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Old 26-05-2015, 19:29   #875
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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

It sunk. Must have popped back up because of gas accumulation
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Old 26-05-2015, 21:39   #876
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It looks like it won't go any lower because of the cored construction. Somewhere in between awash and float? Didn't go over but that cabin didn't stay on....Not sure where the easy rebuild comes from...if the starboard hull side got really banged by the freighter it will need a new one....everything else has to come out so it isn't a slam dunk but it sure looks slammed.
Would you want it back?

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Old 26-05-2015, 23:36   #877
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The thing to have done here is not thrown it away in the first place but correcting that mindset would involve going back to the pre trip planning.

I've had to cut up boats that were too far gone to save economically and it is a decision best done by leaving your ego somewhere else. Boats do tend to grab the emotions in both directions in the sink or save question.

It is premature to guess here without more data. Water loose inside can tear out frames and bulkheads, is the laminate up to 4 months of panting etc....I would imagine these owners would rather have a fresh start, they didn't seem very attached to it. Perhaps the advertising for Gunboat rebuilding it as a demo would be worth the reconstruction. They could say "See, our boat is strong" without worrying about long term client durability.
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Doesn't look a bit low on the water to you?


Well, it always looked a bit low in the water, to my eye...

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New pics on Peter johnstones fb page. Boat spotted.


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I'm no expert, but does that look like carbon fiber to you? I thought those were constructed entirely of carbon fiber.
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New pics on Peter johnstones fb page. Boat spotted.


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Where and by whom?


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Old 17-06-2015, 12:10   #882
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Well, it always looked a bit low in the water, to my eye...

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I agree. Gunboat advertises bridgedeck clearance for the GB55 as being 2.8' but from this picture it certainly doesn't look anywhere close to that.
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I agree. Gunboat advertises bridgedeck clearance for the GB55 as being 2.8' but from this picture it certainly doesn't look anywhere close to that.
Hard to tell from those shots. Does it matter?

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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

There's obviously a wave behind it. Geez...
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There's obviously a wave behind it. Geez...
44'ruisingcat you're absolutely correct; there is a wave there but I still think she looks a little low in the water. Not trying to stir things up and I love Gunboats. Just my opinion.
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