Uh, not to be defensive about the toughness of a tartan 37, ( she says defensively
) but she does not look like a loss to me. She was towed to the haul out
facility. The reporter, not the owner, said she wasn't economically viable. The reporter hadn't even talked to the owners.
Hard not to choke up seeing a tartan on the rocks like that. So glad the owners are ok thanks to the sailors aboard Aschanti, and to the tartan 37 for not breaking up into 30 thousand pieces in 50 knot
winds on rocky lee shore!
I'm not being testy( she says testily
), just saying Tartans are tough birds, how many vessels would have anything left to be towed in after five minutes of that thrashing let alone the hour or so it took harbor tug to get her. I'm picking hour out of the air, the article seemed to have few facts, and liked to fill in the gaps, I can do that too( ok maybe I'm a little testy).
Another thought about cause
Any of us that has traveled into foreign ports
know that there are some spots on approach that I call the commitment point. I'm sure the more experienced here have a more intelligent wording for it, and even much more intelligent analysis about it. Anyways, There are points in approach that cannot be sailed and if the engine were to give out you could be in serious trouble. Sometimes this is not apparent until you are actually entering or in the harbor, your commitment point kinda sneaks up on you. Or at least it has snuck up on me. this could be from some bad nav info, large vessels moored in unexpected areas, weird winds inside harbor, poor planning on my part due to fatigue, etc.
A spur would be an idea but don't know much about them. When I read the blog I immediately thought about the weather
cloths that I'm designing for Rain Dog, they would help keep the sheets from washing overboard
but nothing is a sure bet on a vessel with lines hundreds of feet long all about.
I've spent many an ocean miles and a few bad blows in an Tartan 37 hull
#2, my parents sailed her around the world. Sniff sniff, I hope this one makes it.