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post #28 of Old 06-22-2010
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Good question!

I was amazed that the Hunter 46' (Jopie Helsen modified to 47') "JADE" could be left adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after this years Isla Mujeres Race from St. Pete to Mexico -500 miles.

In the midst of the Deepwater Horizon spill. I thought with all the recovery boats going to LA, this would have been a hazard to navigation. After the CG took all of them aboard, the tracker was turned off - and the boat allowed to sail off until the "salvagers" took possession.

It is remarkable that the boat is back in Sailors Wharf - Jopie's Haulout yard!
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