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Old 03-18-2010
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Tuesday afternoon, the wind did pickup really quick around here.

Now for some shoreline etc clarification. Please note, there is still no info in king5's web page as to what went wrong etc.

The shoreline is running for the most part north to south. Wind is out of SW, so in relation to how the boat is getting towed, about 45* to the port bow. To the south in one of the wide shots is a point that protrudes to the west a bit and protects the area the boat was in. Along with many with waterfront property along there will keep boats in the summer, roughly april to Oct or there abouts.

Reality is, he could have reached at 90 to broad read at 120 to the wind and stayed off the shore with sails up. BUT, as I say/type this, it should be pointed out, was he by himself, engine dead, prop fouled.........a lot of things we can only guess at.

My 02 to add.

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