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Old 15-08-2013, 04:49   #31
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What about Lady Domina?

Also, did not know anything about Queenqueg II have the first book about the circumnav on a Piver Lodesar. Any idea the design?

Also, a FP 43 or 42 capsized/ flipped in the med last year. Don't think anyone died. Interesting how the mags are too busy writing glossy articles about multihulls to cover the recent capsizes.

Richard Wood abandoned his Eclipse cat off Central America in the Pacific several years ago. Boat was found afloat and sitting on her lines a few months later near the Galapagos.
I was writing an article for a boating mag. here in the USA ,the editor told me to write about "people having fun". Mags. would lose advertisers if there was too much scary stuff.
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I was writing an article for a boating mag. here in the USA ,the editor told me to write about "people having fun". Mags. would lose advertisers if there was too much scary stuff.
there probably would be less idiots on the water as well
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Anyone got a good link to the boat info for the Lady Domina or Richard Wood's boat?
The Lost Boat Register ......a bit lazy on the link to more info, but that's free for ya .

Am considering adding a list just for Cats.
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Old 15-08-2013, 06:40   #34
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Re: A List of Unsuccessful Bluewater Passages

I added some more boats to the list, Lady Domina and Grain de Soleil. See:
List of Unsuccessful Bluewater Sailing Passages
It's harder to find good information on the boats from non-English speaking countries.Their was a third boat missing in the same North Atlantic storm, "Team de Shock", I think. Can anyone point to good information on that boat?
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Old 15-08-2013, 18:23   #35
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I just added an interesting account from my home state of Queensland of a boat that completed a South Pacific passage under some duress, made it to the entrance but was unable to successfully get through the inlet safely. Thanks so much to the owner/skipper for his brave and honest accounting. See the story of "Tere Hau Nui".
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How about the Kaz II, which was found drifting off of Queensland, in April 2007. Called the Ghost Ship in the press. Link here http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz_II
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A ketch at the centre of a rescue operation in Cook... | Stuff.co.nz
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2012 gas explosion

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No one can say what caused the explosion that killed these people, but more than likely it was gas that leaked from somewhere. This tends to confirm my opinion that no one should have a gas system without a shut off valve at the tank. this depends on electrons that are notorisly unreliable in a salt atmosphere. The other half of this gas system is that no one that does more than 2 or 3 day passages should be without the fittings and tools to bypass the gas solinoid if your whole electrical system fails. IF YOUR ELECTRICS FAIL, YOU STILL NEED HOT FOOD AND WATER. i mUST APOLIGIZE MY computer has taken over.-------good night.----Grant.
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IF YOUR ELECTRICS FAIL, YOU STILL NEED HOT FOOD AND WATER. i mUST APOLIGIZE MY computer has taken over.-------good night.----Grant.
That's what happens when you start talking about electronics failing.
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What about the solo Colombian who abandoned his boat in the Pacific a few months ago after autopilot failure and a month of hand steering? There is a thread here somewhere and noonsite has details.
OK, I dug up a news story on this one. Wow. The guy was Australian, of Columbian descent, gave up in the middle of he Pacific ocean because he got too tired after his autopilot failed. See "Folly II".
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How about the Kaz II, which was found drifting off of Queensland, in April 2007. Called the Ghost Ship in the press. Link here Kaz II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Added the "Kaz II". That is a strange one.
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Can anyone identify the make and model of "Sea Wanderer"? There is a good picture of the boat here:
Seven Seas Voyager Involved in Rescue of Sailors Aboard Sea Wanderer : Cruise Law News
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I am not sure "Oblio" counts as an unsuccessful bluewater passage. Sounds like the couple were living aboard in Fiji while running a business when the tragic accident occured.
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Re: A List of Unsuccessful Bluewater Passages

The Bundaberg Cruising Yacht club had 84 Sailing yachts registered in the 2011 Port to Port Yacht Rally,

That was 84 yachts coming into Australia from Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia over a 2 month period, No Sinkings, But an 80 million drug bust, Hahaha

When you compare the amount of sailing cruising yachts out there, Currently cruising, World Wide,

The amount of actual Sinkings Fades into insignificance,
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