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After 2 attempts by Norbert Sedlacek, his son Harald finally made it. Without a working autopilot.
Sail-World.com : Austrian sailor crosses the Atlantic in 4.9m FIPOFIX in 87 days
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In the link I posted it states that their Open 40 was towed to Puerto Williams by the Navy.

On your blog you say they lost the boat.

Which is correct?
In the link you posted it gives the idea that the boat was towed at the same time of the rescue or even that then skipper was on the towed boat. It was not like that, the boat was abandoned and they were rescued in difficult conditions and transported by a Navy ship to Punta Arenas.

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The boat rescue happened later also by the Chilean navy. Later James Burwick flew from Punta Arenas to Puerto William to recover the boat.

At the time I posted I did now that the boat had been abandoned but not that a towing operation was been carried and did not follow the story further.

Thanks. I will modify the post.

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After 2 attempts by Norbert Sedlacek, his son Harald finally made it. Without a working autopilot.
Sail-World.com : Austrian sailor crosses the Atlantic in 4.9m FIPOFIX in 87 days
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It wasn't Norbert, it was his son Harald!!
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Great post Bjung. Fascinating story. Those twin rudders couldn't be more outboard on that boat. I'm having a hard time imagining 87 days. It must be great to have an experience like that to share in common with your father.

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The theam of this thread is "Interesting Sailboats". You are discussing more than one month old news. About the Anasazi Girl that is quite another story. It is obvious that you are not updated on neither Anasazi Girl nor "Interesting Sailboats". And noone cares about the topic of the thread. It is absolutely necessary that someone that cares about the topic is active and doing research related o the topic. This thread has become a disaster since PCB left. I think it is time to close the Sailnet.com "Interesting Sailboats" thread.
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You are entitled to your opinion anders but it is only your opinion. I say we keep it open. Nobody is forcing you to come here. If it bothers you so much you can always just go away.
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Simple as that. Just leave. I will follow this thred a week or so. Please present something interesting!
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We digress briefly from sailing but living here in the UAE - the ultimate "neutral" left hand drive car market in the world where everything is available, there's plenty of cash and U.S. brands are plentiful but struggle despite very competitive pricing - its very apparent that U.S. cars look quite "used" after 3 years compared to the competition - the paint & trim just doesn't hang together. There are exceptions though - the younger guys in the office were just commenting this week how there suddenly seems to be a lot more Dodge Challengers on the road here (compared to Mustangs & Camaros) ........ I do have a soft spot for classic big block V8's despite driving high tech machinery on a daily basis.
Well this is the spirit of European cars:



That's why Rallies are so popular in Europe and so unpopular in the US. Same thing with automatic gearbox. Any European that like to drive will look for a twisting road or twisting track to have fun. No fun with an automatic gearbox or with a big American car. Here you see Europeans and Japanese cars. Not a single American one. Cars or boats, the Europeans like it mores sportive and more fun, Americans heavier and more comfortable....but I think that is starting to change.

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..There is a reason why vehicles designed on this continent are not a sales hit in the other parts of the world. Same goes for boats. No mass production boat builder will stay profitable by selling "new old boats" and global market economics have proven that time after time.
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I agree, Americans have a particular taste, or had since in what regards cars and boats seem to be importing more and more, to the point of making factories there to make European cars and boats. It seems to me American taste in cars and boats is becoming more and more like everybody else's taste, a good one.

I think it is a question of time till they will have interesting cars and boats. Regarding boats they have great design cabinets and Na, look at Farr, Reichel & Pugh, Mark Mills...they are all making great contemporary boats mostly to European brands. With time (I hope) they will be designing for American brands and then they will be competitive in Europe and everywhere, like Jboats is already in Europe.

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I haven't owned an American car since 1969 when I bought my first BMW 2002. Great car. Maybe I was ahead of the curve.
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