Re: How boats are lost?
This list is from my empirical observations of 10 years liveaboard cruising mostly in the Caribbean.
Entering harbours at night.
Navigating through reefs at night.
Relying on a chart plotter when doing above. [Entering Luperon is a prime example.]
Mooring failure. Always dive on a mooring and check it.
But of course the biggest cause of loss/amage is almost certainly hurricanes. Andrew, Hugo Ivan Katrina.
Last edited by TQA; 04-13-2012 at 12:03 PM.