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Old 18-04-2013, 01:49   #91
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Nice! A more accurate report and one that doesnt pull the punches as much as Afloat did.

Thank for the update.
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Old 18-04-2013, 03:02   #92
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Re: Abandon Ship! The Rescue of the Crew of Wolfhound

there will be some very happy seagulls out there,with a very expensive perch till it drifts ashore!
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Old 18-04-2013, 03:13   #93
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Found her - still afloat, mast up bobbing along without a care in the world.
I wonder how the insurance company will handle this claim.
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Old 18-04-2013, 03:18   #94
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Re: Abandon Ship! The Rescue of the Crew of Wolfhound

This is an article from the US Coastguard site
A rescue’s success hinges upon EPIRB | Coast Guard News

Shows how helpful the EPIRB was in the rescue, but it would have been better if the EPIRB had been registered.
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Old 18-04-2013, 04:20   #95
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there will be some very happy seagulls out there,with a very expensive perch till it drifts ashore!
This is a half million dollar boat. Someone could easily go get it. Wouldn't be surprised if someone did. It has officially been abandoned, so it is up for grabs.

Foolish Sailor - Have you spoken with the skipper?

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Old 18-04-2013, 04:27   #96
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Havent been at the club much over winter as i wasnt racing this winter. Summer racing starts up April 25th so i will be back around and we will see. Dont know the guy personally so i cant exactly walk up and ask him, but it is a small club and I cant be the only one who is curious.

Will post here any info I get from the Skipper, only fair if he gets his say.
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This is a half million dollar boat. Someone could easily go get it. Wouldn't be surprised if someone did. It has officially been abandoned, so it is up for grabs.

Foolish Sailor - Have you spoken with the skipper?

it would be a good idea if these expensive boats came with a permernent "spot" tracker to track their progress across the atlantic,
if these guys are really lucky it should end up un-assisted somewhere near its home port of cork,ireland in august.

i would love to be a fly on the wall at the royal cork yacht club when the boat finally arrives
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it would be a good idea if these expensive boats came with a permernent "spot" tracker to track their progress across the atlantic,
if these guys are really lucky it should end up un-assisted somewhere near its home port of cork,ireland in august.

i would love to be a fly on the wall at the royal cork yacht club when the boat finally arrives
I'm setting off on a round Ireland trip in June, I'll be keeping me eye out for a 48' Swan
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Re: Abandon Ship! The Rescue of the Crew of Wolfhound

Just ready to sail home. Sails intact, although the forestay is gone, riding high in the water, so apparently very little water in the hold.
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Re: Abandon Ship! The Rescue of the Crew of Wolfhound

I think, I'll go hang out in northern Bermuda, sounds like I might be able to find good yachts that no one wants.
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pirate Re: Abandon Ship! The Rescue of the Crew of Wolfhound

Do seem to be a lot of easy pickings... wonder if the Insurance company's need an adventurous lunatic to go on recovery's for em..
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These guys aren't sailors. I don't see how they can show up at the yot club after abandoning a perfectly good ship. Look at the waste and expense caused by this lack of fortitude. I'll bet some dopes are waiting in line to buy 'em drinks at the club bar.

Knockdowns happen.

Cherish are things on ice cream sundaes.

Jerks.
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Re: Abandon Ship! The Rescue of the Crew of Wolfhound

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This is a half million dollar boat. Someone could easily go get it. Wouldn't be surprised if someone did. It has officially been abandoned, so it is up for grabs.

Foolish Sailor - Have you spoken with the skipper?

Hmm, I've been wanting to do some ocean sailing off of Long Island this summer.
I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for it if the Gulf Stream gets hold of it and brings it up this way.
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Do seem to be a lot of easy pickings... wonder if the Insurance company's need an adventurous lunatic to go on recovery's for em..
you could always contact them - I'll take 10% for giving you the idea.......
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Do seem to be a lot of easy pickings... wonder if the Insurance company's need an adventurous lunatic to go on recovery's for em..
You mean this guy????

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