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Anybody missing a sailboat in the Exumas

My spring outfitting was interrupted by a weeks charter in the Exumas on a 44 foot catamaran. During our cruising we saw a sailboat on it's side in a small cove on one of the Cays. We anchored nearby and took the dingy over to investigate and found the hatch open, sails on, full jug of diesel on deck etc... No signs of anyone on board. Boat still had all it's gear including electronics. The boats name was Cimarron with a hailing port of Marathon Florida. Anyone know anything about the boat? Might be a Westsail? Looks bluewater capable. Mystery how it ended up there. Got some photos of it here: THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: EXUMAS SHIPWRECK MYSTERY
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From the pictures it is not a Westsail. Did you report it to the Bahamian authorities or USCG?

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It's a Southern Cross 31 owned by a guy named Ray. Wonder what happened.
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From the pictures it is not a Westsail. Did you report it to the Bahamian authorities or USCG?
No I thought someone here might have known about the boat since it had Marathon, Florida as it's sailing port and registration number. I did check the Florida stolen boat data base and it came up negative.

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It's a Southern Cross 31 owned by a guy named Ray. Wonder what happened.
No one on board but, it was not looted. No dingy but, the electronics were still on board and solar panels too. An anchor was set out in the cove and another line was led ashore. Both lines still led to the boat. So I don't think it just drifted into the cove. Appeared someone attempted to anchor it in the cove.

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Any pilot logs on board?
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Re: Anybody missing a sailboat in the Exumas

Must be rather remote... quite surprising it hasn't been stripped by now.
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I asked Adam if he saw anything like that. Not that he could see.

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Re: Anybody missing a sailboat in the Exumas

It may be owned by Ray but it is not a Southern Cross 31. I have one of those...
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Re: Anybody missing a sailboat in the Exumas

The Bahamian authorities know Ray (the owner) quite well. He spent several months in Morgan's Bluff and was asked to leave. He then went to Fresh Creek. From there, we have no idea where he went. The harbor master in Morgan's Bluff is Kaydra. She can get in touch with the authorities to contact people in the states about the boat.
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