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Old 22-07-2017, 05:26   #1
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Hope they get help soon..
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Old 22-07-2017, 05:47   #2
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That is a long way from anywhere; hope they stay afloat long enough...
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Old 22-07-2017, 05:56   #3
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Wow, that's a bummer.

They sound very resourceful, I think it's going to turn out OK. I wish them well.
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Hello Facebook Friends! I am looking for one or two people that wants to come sailing for a few months, or longer, leaving Panama City somewhere around first or second week of June, plan is to spend a week around Las Perlas islands off Panama before sailing 3500nm ~ approx 3-4 weeks to the Gambier islands in French Polynesia...exploring around Gambier before sailing north to the Marquesas and later to the Touamoutus!
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Old 22-07-2017, 06:38   #5
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He does have a liferaft and a dinghy in case it gets to too much, and he seems well-prepared. It just goes to show that these things can happen to anyone.
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I just got a facebook post that says they are trying to make Marquesas. Theres another vessel about 30 hours from them.


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Old 22-07-2017, 08:16   #7
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Wow, that's a bummer.

They sound very resourceful, I think it's going to turn out OK. I wish them well.


I'm hoping, thinking along the same lines, seems smart, the type that can figure out things and keep it together.
Hope weather holds for them
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Just got word they've managed to stop the leak.. have cancelled the Mayday and are heading on to the Marquesas..
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DeeAnne Sathe Some else had an update.... I hope it is true it said: "according to ais data on marinetraffic.com there are fishing and cargo vessels within 300 miles of them, so hopefully they can keep it together until help reaches them. "

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Yeah. Go Twitter, who needs an EPIRB anymore!

Maybe they can plug it. 5200 out of the gun can plug most gaps when you are able to dive on her and work it in from the outside.

But I think there is no haulout in the Marquesas and it is sort of upwindish from the Gambiers.

They should be going to Papeete instead - easier angle and certain boatyard.

Wellwell. Fingers crossed.

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So I assume they never made it to the Gambiers. They were likely on the route from Panama.

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Yeah. Go Twitter, who needs an EPIRB anymore!

Maybe they can plug it. 5200 out of the gun can plug most gaps when you are able to dive on her and work it in from the outside.

But I think there is no haulout in the Marquesas and it is sort of upwindish from the Gambiers.

They should be going to Papeete instead - easier angle and certain boatyard.

Wellwell. Fingers crossed.

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I'm glad to hear they stopped the leak. MacGyver onboard..... not Redford.
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It's a long way from 11 S. to 6 S. I hope they make it.

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I'm betting on them, as long as the Wx holds
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