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Old 31-07-2015, 11:18   #1
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No Such Thing As "Blue Water" Boats...

...only blue water sailors. End of rant.
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Old 31-07-2015, 11:31   #2
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Re: No Such Thing As "Blue Water" Boats...

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...only blue water sailors. End of rant.
No such thing as production boats either. Only production sailors.
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Old 31-07-2015, 12:00   #3
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...only blue water sailors. End of rant.
I saw an IP that had been drifting for a year or something in the North Atlantic with no one aboard. It looked great.
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The water looks blue around this bad boy.
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Old 31-07-2015, 12:19   #5
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I saw an IP that had been drifting for a year or something in the North Atlantic with no one aboard. It looked great.
Any details? You just left it?
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Old 31-07-2015, 12:39   #6
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Any details? You just left it?
I think the guy had a heart attack. So both he and his wife called 911, and left the boat, drifting. It turned up near Bermuda. I saw it in Florida after it had been towed in.
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Re: No Such Thing As "Blue Water" Boats...

If I found one, and it was in good shape, I think I'd have to try to salvage it.
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I saw a Catalina 30 in the Azores last year. Maybe it was skill or maybe it was dumb luck but I am pretty sure it got there on it's own bottom.
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I think the guy had a heart attack. So both he and his wife called 911, and left the boat, drifting. It turned up near Bermuda. I saw it in Florida after it had been towed in.
Are you thinking of the IP 380 TRIPLE STARS?

Abandoned yacht involved in ocean tragedy is recovered | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News
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Old 31-07-2015, 14:09   #10
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Yeah that must be the boat. Not a heart attack for sure. It showed up at Green Cove Springs Marina on a truck. A young couple had won the bid on it. From the outside it looked like any other IP. The truck driver said the interior was not so nice.
Sad story.
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That must be the boat. It showed up at the Green Cove Springs marina on a truck. A young couple had won the bid. It looked like any other IP. The truck driver said the interior was a mess..
Sad story.
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and today I crossed ways with a Norwegian A31. Some would say that it is a race boat with a very limited cruising ability...well Norway is a long, long way from Greece and i bet those guys did not come by the inland waterways.

They also cross the Atlantic regularly racing (solo or duo crew) on a very popular transat for amateurs.

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