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post #7 of Old 12-07-2008
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True, it was a Westsail 32. The movie grossly distorted the true facts, but thats Hollywood. Hence the name change. Incidently the captain later recovered Satori after it washed up on a beach. My golden rule........never ever abandon ship until she sinks out from under you. The Captain knew that but was ordered to abandon ship by the Coast Guard. Time and time again people abandon ship for a life raft or resue vessel and die in the process. Often times the very vessel they abandon is found safe after the storm but the crew has died.
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