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post #16 of Old 06-06-2014
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Re: Another yacht abandoned, 450 NM SE of Cape Cod

He needs to follow the example of the British pensioner and his Thai girlfriend aboard the 70 ft wooden gaff rigged schooner Schwalbe built in 1927.

They set off for Bermuda from the Bahamas, Broke a topmast and split a mast. Ran out of diesel but blagged some off a passing merchie. Managed the transfer somehow.

Made it into an alternative port when plan A became impossible.

Bet it leaks more than one gallon per hour even on a good day.

They were frightened but did not give up. Sorted the topmast out, did not call for help, got themselves out of trouble and deserve some kudos for a proper bit of seamanship.
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