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Old 02-11-2017, 15:49   #16
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

Wow, he says they are mile(s?) away from the shallows. My sympathies for the BOLO, hope they're safe now

Any closer information on the coordinates where that rock should be?

Could they have missed the high tide?
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Old 02-11-2017, 16:38   #17
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Gee how many reasons do you want?



lets start a list.



Sailing in the cyclone belt during cyclone season.



Sailing at night in an area noted for its poor charting. (more inclined to think it is another case of plotter assisted sinking, but time will tell)



We will wait to see how high the holed vessel floats before adding more.


I guess you wouldn’t sail with the skippers on the clipper race either.
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Old 02-11-2017, 19:02   #18
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

I've followed Plukky's vlog for quite some time now. Very "refreshing" style with lots of free diving footage and good humour, love it!

Just paypal'ed him now, then read that the boat had to be abandoned? If so, the donation will only be a "drop in the ocean", I'm afraid.

Very sorry for you, hope you can recover nevertheless, Plukky!
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Gee how many reasons do you want?

lets start a list.

Sailing in the cyclone belt during cyclone season.

Sailing at night in an area noted for its poor charting. (more inclined to think it is another case of plotter assisted sinking, but time will tell)

We will wait to see how high the holed vessel floats before adding more.
Hardly a "list" of reasons, but this is Australia, mate! We can't transfer 1000's of boats down south from November to April. Especially Queenslanders like him learn to live with it.

But since he didn't get into a cyclone, that point is moot.
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Old 02-11-2017, 22:57   #20
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

I haven't seen this episode, but I have seen several of plukky's vlogs . His crew know what to do in emergency because he runs emergency drills with them so they know what to do when a man overboard happens , especially when or if it is plukky ! His crew actually learn how to sail the boat without him ! How many sail vloggers do that with the guests that tag a long for the adventure ! I'm not jumping to conclusions as to all the circumstances of this unfortunate disaster . I'll try to find out before I criticize. This may be a teachable moment for everyone .
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

Theoretical cyclone season. Very few in November.
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

Wish him luck. Hope he had good insurance on his boat. That is a really sad thing to see a boat lost. Good thing is that as the boat took on water they had time to get important things together. Time will tell what happened. But obviously it was seamanship errors.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:03   #23
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Everyone can help plukky by going to his YouTube channel " sailing into freedom " and clicking on the subscribe button and the bell ! Click the like 👍 on the vlogs he posts after watching them ! YouTube will pay him ! This is a way we all can help in his time of need ! Pass the word ! Thanks ! Let's get him to 100,000 subscribers !
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

Didn't all this happen a few months back.

If its who I think it is this is old news.

Anyone??

Id still be interested to know , exactly where it occurred.
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

^^ Ok my source has the wreck incident occurred mid August between Bigge island and the Hunter. Picked up by cruise ship Caledonian Sky.

?????

Anyone.

Is this the same incident??

If not, did we discuss here??
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Ha this is hilarious.

Ya'll been scammed.
Even the Facebook page isn't in real time.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sailingintofreedom/posts/

Just keep those donations flowing in.

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^^ Ok my source has the wreck incident occurred mid August between Bigge island and the Hunter. Picked up by cruise ship Caledonian Sky.

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Anyone.

Is this the same incident??

If not, did we discuss here??
No it's not the same.
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

Last year a hotshot baseball player and a couple of his friends were killed speedboating at night outside Miami. They hit a jetty, flipped, big public noise. This year the inquest finally got finished and the personal lawsuits got filed between the families...and the USCG politely explained that they would not be considering lighting the jetty, boaters were supposed to know where these things were.

If a car driver backs into a fire hydrant, do you blame the fire department for not erecting barriers around it? Or just making retractable hydrants that self-stow in the ground? (Hey, fire mains used to be totally underground, until some bozo started installing permanent hydrants.)
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Re: Vloggers hit an uncharted rock/reef in the Kimberleys

per his facebook pg. https://www.facebook.com/pg/sailingintofreedom/posts/


Jacqueline Henshall Good luck and god speed, you are one amazing plucky sailor.
Welcome an update that you have managed to save/salvage your precious cat.

Sailing Into Freedom I dont think its too amazing, I broke one of my rules and smashed a perfectly good boat....pretty poor example of seamanship.

I think he will be harder on himself than anyone else on here would/will be on him.
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Last year a hotshot baseball player and a couple of his friends were killed speedboating at night outside Miami. They hit a jetty, flipped, big public noise. This year the inquest finally got finished and the personal lawsuits got filed between the families...and the USCG politely explained that they would not be considering lighting the jetty, boaters were supposed to know where these things were.

If a car driver backs into a fire hydrant, do you blame the fire department for not erecting barriers around it? Or just making retractable hydrants that self-stow in the ground? (Hey, fire mains used to be totally underground, until some bozo started installing permanent hydrants.)
Jetty and fire hydrant are "charted features", the reef here wasn't. True, there are possibilities to avoid such a crash - sailing only in daylight+high water, get a forward scanning sonar (!), etc.
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