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Here's another article and a good picture of the conditions at the time of rescue.
Stricken Canadian lone yachtsman Paul Lim owes life to EPIRB battery | Perth Now
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I don't know Paul Lim but i would love to learn more about him and his voyage. It must be hard to sink you own boat in order to minimize hurting others. This is a great deed.

Also, I didn't realize that there are Asian sailors out there.
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I believe some Asians sailed before North America was discovered.

Here's a link to more info about Paul on the Spencer Yacht Owner's site:
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hahaha... Yes, he is an Asian, eating at a Chinese Rice Shoppe. Food must be pretty good, but no ambiance.

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That picture was taken here in Victoria before Paul left. And yes, it was in a Chinese restaurant.
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Was the boat in danger of sinking after it lost engine power?

I don't understand why he couldn't wait for the storm to be over and put the sails back up.
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He didn't lose engine power. The engine broke its mounts in the rough seas and started to destroy the aft end of the boat. Volvo MD-2 with a weight of about 500 lbs.
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I would take the fenders and put them under the engine at the sides and then get a line and tie it to the the engine and pull it upright and then tie the line to something to stop if from rolling around!

When the boat hits a wave the right way it should make it easier to roll the engine up on the fenders and then you could be ready to tie the line off.

If he could get the line out on deck he could have used the boat's winches to lift up the engine.

There has to be something you could do to save the boat!
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But you weren't there.
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And the boat may have been fully insured anyway.
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