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Old 17-06-2015, 18:24   #886
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Old 15-03-2016, 13:10   #887
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I am sorry if this has been posted elsewhere but Rainmaker has been towed into, and is now on a mooring, in Bermuda:

Rainmaker Found, Towed to Bermuda - SpinSheet
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Wonder how much of it could be salvageable after all this time?
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Old 15-03-2016, 13:56   #889
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Peter Johnstone updated his Facebook page with a photo of the boat being towed in to Bermuda. “The Gunboat 55 Rainmaker is still in one piece and floating. Found and apparently under tow. 14 months in the North Atlantic. Two winters of gales. That is a will to live on.”
I guess "one piece" doesn't include all the missing pieces (such as the cabin) that are no longer part of the boat.

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Old 15-03-2016, 14:05   #890
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I guess "one piece" doesn't include all the missing pieces (such as the cabin) that are no longer part of the boat.

Now THERE is an unsinkable boat! But dunno if that will all buff out...

What a shame...

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http://www.sailfeed.com/2016/03/rain...tion-or-not-2/
I have a feeling it was found more than once cuz it looks like everything was stripped off it

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Old 16-03-2016, 20:09   #892
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cabin was removed by chain saw?
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Old 16-03-2016, 22:59   #893
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Once it was filled with water (and that didn't take long as few windows were broken), there was no usable parts in it, except hull itself. Cabin most likely was taken by one of following storms. It was in same condition (just not as ugly looking) last summer, when it first was discovered.
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It's stripped, all hardware gone incl. hatches etc. People are so naive
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Old 17-03-2016, 07:11   #895
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It was discovered 6 miles NE of Bermuda by commercial fishermen, who towed it in under the watchful eye of Bermuda Harbour Radio. It's on a mooring just down the road from me.
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So, how the system works? Who's the owner of hull now - insurance company or guy, who found and towed it?
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So, how the system works? Who's the owner of hull now - insurance company or guy, who found and towed it?
I'd bet if anything ownership is being denied, cause I assume owner may get the bill for disposal?
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I'd bet if anything ownership is being denied, cause I assume owner may get the bill for disposal?
I would be very surprised, particularly for a boat in that price range, if it were not held by a corporation which has only one asset -- the boat. So, the corp, which is now worth nothing, might get served for liabilities, but with no assets, its a moot case.
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My guess is the insurance claim has been paid and it's now owned by the insurance company.


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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

Ironically, there was a post saying how beautiful G66 is, as the "ultimate fast cruiser"

Honestly, the way the deck was ripped off tells me another, shitty, story :-)
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