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Old 04-05-2012, 13:14   #1
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Charter boats are GREAT

A group of Moorings charterers lost a boat in storm while out for the week. It has been missing for over a year. They found the boat and realized that they were sailing with the hatches open. This made the boat sink quickly when they got knocked down. It was still flying the Jolly Roger when they found it!

They raised the boat and got the engine started in just a few hours! The personal items, including wallets and case are being returned to the charter guests, presumably along with a reminder to close the hatches next time.

A little cleaning and varnish and it will sail again! Any takers? This boat has low hours and has not chartered in the past year.
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Old 04-05-2012, 13:18   #2
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Re: Charter boats are GREAT

seems like the charter's might have lost their deposit on that one./...............
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Old 04-05-2012, 14:14   #3
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Re: Charter boats are GREAT

That is so cool! Thanks for posting those pix.
You can't keep a good baot down?

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PS And some folks wonder why cruisers often avoid areas with lots of charter boats!
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There are some designers who do not recommend off center hatches ;-)))

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I'm sure that gunk will buff right out.
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I'm sure that gunk will buff right out.
That's not gunk, its patina.
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Old 04-05-2012, 22:39   #8
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A multi wouldna done that
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Old 04-05-2012, 22:56   #9
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They must have used the wrong anchor .... and maybe they had a gun on board ....
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Pretty sure flying that burgee someone threw thumb tacks at them and then shot them with a flare gun...
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Re: Charter boats are GREAT

We'll see it on Craigs list pretty soon.
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Re: Charter boats are GREAT

Here are 2 more interesting reports about Sea N Ski's loss and salvage:
Salvage Diving Support Sea n Ski - Commercial Dive BVI

Moorings Bareboat SeanSki that sank a year ago in the BVI - bvi captains log blog
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The outside would be no trouble to clean up at all. Inside on the other, what a nightmare.
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I'm told they had the portlights open on a breezy day and had only just made it out of Road Harbour in the BVI before they filled it up! Amazing.
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We'll see it on Craigs list pretty soon.
Of course no Broker would sell it on a don't ask, don't tell basis .
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