SailNet Community - View Single Post - How boats are lost?
View Single Post
Old 04-13-2012
TQA's Avatar
TQA TQA is offline
Bombay Explorer 44
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,762
Thanks: 0
Thanked 62 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 6
TQA is on a distinguished road
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.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook