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Old 16-02-2015, 07:27   #16
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I'm saying nothing...
Had good Karma to date.. and what goes round.. comes around..
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Old 16-02-2015, 07:31   #17
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I'm saying nothing...
Had good Karma to date.. and what goes round.. comes around..

I agree. I've definitely done stuff on a boat, and got away with it, that if it hadn't gone right, people would be reading about me and saying, "What an idiot." But, as I get older, that kind of stuff happens less and less.
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Old 16-02-2015, 07:38   #18
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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

"How do they get on the boat without the rescue cage or cable not hitting the mast, spreaders, or shrouds I wonder."

According to another article the boaters had to jump into the water to meet a rescue swimmer to get into the cage.

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Old 16-02-2015, 07:47   #19
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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

For anyone who missed it, there is a CF thread that started following these guys several days before their rescue:

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"How do they get on the boat without the rescue cage or cable not hitting the mast, spreaders, or shrouds I wonder."

According to another article the boaters had to jump into the water to meet a rescue swimmer to get into the cage.

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Or... your requested to transfer to your life raft/dinghy and tie a long line to the boat.. to keep your drift rate to a minimum..
Likely in this case conditions dictated a high speed abandon with the rapidly worsening conditions..
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What a pair of fools....I read in other sites about their intentions and about many people trying to dissuade them this life threatening adventure.

I believe that knowing the USCG would be there when, not if, they needed to be rescued helped them make their decision.

They should be billed for the USCG costs and charged with something like stupidity.
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Old 16-02-2015, 08:13   #22
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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

This seems to happen about once every year or every few years doesn't it? Then we all sit around and go tut tut. The farther we people get away from living in the environment the easier it is to make these types of decisions. If you haven't been out in stormy weather how do you know the impact a storm will have on you? If you haven't experienced a northern winter and water at 43*c how do you know what that will do to you when you get wet? Its all well and good to see stuff on TV or read stories but we mostly learn through experience. The military have a saying, and I paraphrase; see and hear it, do it, teach it, then you know it.
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Old 16-02-2015, 08:28   #23
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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

I live here in New England. Nobody in their right mind would have set sail in the weather we've had over the past week. Don't even know how they chipped their way through the harbor ice to get under way let alone how they expected to sail in sub zero winds forecast to exceed 50mph against the current. 'Nuff said.
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Anyone know what the deal is with the gelcoat?
Heavy handed buffing....
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I think my boat was on stands near this one in Clark Boatyard a couple years ago. They told me that the finish coat(s) wouldn't bond to the hull layup, some chemistry problem, and the manufacturer and owner were having a dispute. The boat didn't look cared-for, just parked.



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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

"Stone said the sailors called for help around 5 a.m. when their 43-foot boat lost power and had its sails torn."

No mention of taking on water. As long as they had a functioning rudder, it seems they could've remained on board, jury-rigged a shred to be their storm sail, and been pushed by the northwesterlies right to Bermuda. Then it would've maybe only required a tow for the final few miles into harbor.

Not that I'd ever want to be out there in those conditions, but they made that choice, and the boat was still floating.
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On one's own.. maybe.. maybe not..
However when responsible for more than ones self its a whole different ball game.. no matter how game the crew is.
I look at every crossing as 50/50... if I feel its down to a 60/40 chance and rising odds against..
If I've crew its time to think of the grab bag..
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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

Just read the stories........again. And the Coasties were right there putting THEIR lives in danger and spending oh, maybe $150,000.00 of MY tax money to pick em out of where they shoulda been left if ya ask me!

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re: Two sailors rescued 150 miles off Nantucket-Sedona (Merged)

I just wrote several snarky comments here. And deleted them. I'm not superstitious either. But...
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