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post #9 of Old 01-18-2011
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We lost propulsion 700 miles from Tortola and sailed the rest of the way in Village Cay Marina in Road Town. We went to a T-Head and tied up until the engine coupling could be replaced. The boat, a 70,000 pound 58 foot Taswell. Only problem we had was bleeding the last bit of momentun as we approached the dock - did it by rocking the rudder. One stern line stopped us without pulling the bollard off the dock. As you might not know, Sunsail and the Moorings use the same entrance and for some reason, the skippers did not respond to our Securite' on the VHF and multiple horn blasts as we approached the narrow entrance. Luckily we also had a hailer and frantically waving crew to get their attention.
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