Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
My understanding is that the sailboat captain tied the ROPE from the coastguard to his anchor chain. Unclear why...but that is certainly why the boat was lost.
The rudder breakage on a (since discontinued) composite rudder post was a KNOWN problem to Hunter and they issued a bulletin to owners on the subject in 2005 after 16 reports of failure. The captain of this particular Hunter apparently did not know of the problem or chose to ignore it.