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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea
I think this article brings new light to the event. How often should a wood boat be pulled out of water and inspected? I think this detail is even more important given the boats plan for an offshore voyage in the wrong season.
I agree. Inspections and maintaining a seaworthy craft are the bottom line. Any skipper / owner ignoring good engineering and maintenance practices is making the fundamental EIJ
. Going to sea in a boat that shouldn't is unforgivable. Ignoring obvious weather avoidance safety precautions is another unforgivable mistake. If you are a solo sailor, you are betting yourself against old Mother Nature. O-well! If it endangers others.....
A lesson with implications for all kinds of adventurous pursuits.
Islander-28, Marshall Sandpiper