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Old 21-01-2012, 23:44   #46
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Re: Spirited 380 lost in the coral sea

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Sweet as you're OK, but what were you doing in the middle of the coral sea in the middle of cyclone season??????
Well, its obvious you dont come from or sail in Australian waters,

The Coral sea is a piece of cake compared to the Tasman Sea, Bass Straight or the Southern Ocean.

I came through there 6 weeks ago,

In Cyclone season, You get 25 foot waves up there in the Coral sea with a cyclone,

Southern Ocean has regular 60 footers with out a cyclone, 90 foot is also common.

Try the Tasman, Bass Straight and Southern Ocean corner,

I had 10 metre or 30 foot waves in the Coral sea when I came through there, 6 weeks ago,

A cyclone is 300 miles wide and travelling at 8 knots, you can sail around them.
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Well, its obvious you dont come from or sail in Australian waters,

The Coral sea is a piece of cake compared to the Tasman Sea, Bass Straight or the Southern Ocean.

I came through there 6 weeks ago,

In Cyclone season, You get 25 foot waves up there in the Coral sea with a cyclone,

Southern Ocean has regular 60 footers with out a cyclone, 90 foot is also common.

Try the Tasman, Bass Straight and Southern Ocean corner,

I had 10 metre or 30 foot waves in the Coral sea when I came through there, 6 weeks ago,

A cyclone is 300 miles wide and travelling at 8 knots, you can sail around them.
I'd prefer to take on the Southern Ocean, personally
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Old 22-01-2012, 06:42   #48
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Minx, I know what its like to lose your dream and every thing else to the ocean.

I left my Gemini on the beach on Broughton Island with very large holes in the hulls,

At least I got my boat back, The salvage crew did a great job floating it to Port Stephens on air bags,

Its a very emotional moment, leaving your boat behind, I still cant get to grips with it, and that was over a month ago.
Hi Mr B, I do not want to take this post about Minx down an unrelated path but would be interested to know what happened to your Gemini maybe you have already written it up elsewhere unless it is just a case that Broughton Island just "got in the way of your track" so to speak resulting in the holes in your hull.
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Re: Spirited 380 Lost in the Coral Sea

You have everyone’s deepest sympathy for your loss, and gratitude for your personal safety!
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I left my Gemini on the beach on Broughton Island with very large holes in the hulls
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Sounds like you hit something or something hit you. Please post a link in this thread to a new thread telling us what happened when you feel you can write about it in detail. I can only imagine the recovering depression of such an experience.

Glad you got her to beach and are OK, physically

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Thanks for your comments.
Glad you and your crew are OK, congrats on pulling off a successful rescue

Like others will be interested in the full post when you are up to it. I would like to tell you I have never made errors, costly errors, but it just ain't so.

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Old 22-01-2012, 11:03   #52
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Re: Spirited 380 Lost in the Coral Sea

Mr. Bs thread:
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Mr. B,

Sounds like you hit something or something hit you. Please post a link in this thread to a new thread telling us what happened when you feel you can write about it in detail. I can only imagine the recovering depression of such an experience.

Glad you got her to beach and are OK, physically

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Mr. B,

Sounds like you hit something or something hit you. Please post a link in this thread to a new thread telling us what happened when you feel you can write about it in detail. I can only imagine the recovering depression of such an experience.

Glad you got her to beach and are OK, physically

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Re: Spirited 380 Lost in the Coral Sea

This is Minx's thread,

I got mine back,

But it would be totally devastating, Emotionally, to walk away with out your boat,

It brings tears to my eyes, knowing what they are going through,

Hopefully, Their boat will wash up on a shore some where or gets reported and it can be salvaged,

Be prepared for a very bad shock when it does, The insides are horrendous after being sunk, All your possessions are just junk and destroyed from water and sand, And the smell is horrendous,

A lot of my stuff went straight into the rubbish bin,
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I'd prefer to take on the Southern Ocean, personally
Posting from 1000nm away on a 27ft yacht
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Re: Spirited 380 Lost in the Coral Sea

Sorry for your loss Minx. My cat has the engines under the bunks. Even though it would be nice not to have to move all the bedding every time I need access, I've always thought that it was better than having the access hatches outside like most of the newer models do. Aside from the potential for leaks at the hatch seals like you experienced, it seems like it would be pretty scary to open those exposed hatches in bad conditions if you needed to check on the engines/filters/saildrives.
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When this guy starts riding out hurricanes, I might change my mind

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Re: Spirited 380 lost in the coral sea

Your comment makes little sense, care to explain?
Hurricanes and some guy sailing the northwest passage has little to do with the coral sea or southern ocean.
And we don't have hurricanes here (;

Are you sure your from Mackay?
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Re: Spirited 380 lost in the coral sea

Chesapeake in USA and Mackay in Australia are both protected waters by being surrounded by land or reefs,

Try sailing outside the land of Chesapeake Bay and out in the Atlantic,

Or sailing out side the Barrier Reef from Mackay and in the Coral Sea, Which is the top of the Pacific Ocean,
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