Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-10-2015, 14:18   #46
Registered User
 
Travis McGee's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jax, FL
Boat: 48' steel cutter
Posts: 291
Re: Shocking video from coast guard: abandoning a 40 ft. Tri because of damaged sails

Nice boat to throw away. Any way you cut it.

Once you light off that EPIRB, folks, and the USCG rescue swimmer arrives from the helo, you are probably going to abandon your ride. They don't make house calls/boat calls to hold your hand or give you advice or new sails. They come out to rescue human bodies, not boats.

Personally, I ain't leaving my ride (or lighting off the EPIRBs) until I have to swim up to the light. But that's me. YMMV.

(And we been in some nasty, scary $#!+, just like most of you.)
__________________

__________________
Travis McGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 18:58   #47
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 592
Re: Shocking video from coast guard: abandoning a 40 ft. Tri because of damaged sails

Ah, the old saying comes to mind. ''Most boats can take a lot more than their owners''.
__________________

__________________
captlloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 14:44   #48
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: new orleans
Boat: hunter 27, hunter 41
Posts: 90
Re: Shocking video from coast guard: abandoning a 40 ft. Tri because of damaged sails

No one has seemed to notice. The tri in question had 2 outboards. In those seas I doubt that you could make any headway with those motors.
__________________
dakno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 00:42   #49
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Boat: Norm Cross 28 Tri, Hobie Miracle 20, Hobie trifoiler, Condor-40
Posts: 82
Re: Shocking video from coast guard: abandoning a 40 ft. Tri because of damaged sails

So few of these magnificent tris left. Only 21 produced. I have #21 and she is an excellent sailing machine. Ive spoken to this skipper and he had just purchased the tri. Poor judgement to run offshore in the winter. Should have taken the ICW south. They abandoned because they had a child aboard and did not want to get outside of helicopter range after losing their drogue. This was a wicked storm that should have been foreseen. This wasn't the only boat abandoned in this particular storm.
__________________

__________________
Chris in Hawaii is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, sails

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shocking Experience Raising Anchor over40pirate General Sailing Forum 24 21-02-2011 08:04
Tri-vial Tri-maran Questions brak Multihull Sailboats 5 08-06-2010 16:54
For Sale: Sails, Sails, Sails - Sydney, Australia ribbony Classifieds Archive 6 22-02-2010 20:28
German Coast Guard Mayday Video jim_thomsen Off Topic Forum 9 09-11-2009 08:08
Sails, Sails, Sails... for sale? Jack Long General Sailing Forum 5 14-08-2008 00:41



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:39.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.