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Yacht in trouble off NSW coast

Read all about it, or what there is to read.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...17/2120299.htm


From later wireless reports apparently the crew has been lifted off but the skipper is motoring to Newcastle.

We didn't get outside on the weekend but it must have been a bit blowy out there. Few storms about, generally nasty weather.

As you would have heard the maxi Maximus has run into trouble in the Tasman on the weekend. Looking like a doubtfullstarter for the Hobart.
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Seems to me these racing boats are a bit light on the build, this sort of thing did'nt happen(so often)in the 70's.
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Maximus is on her way into sydney under motor, I guess she should arrive sometime today if she hasn't already. She's going to into Woolwich dock for repairs. It will be interesting to see what the story is.

I'd like to know more about the other boat, Mumbo.

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The news on the radio this morning was that the new owner and crew of the 36-footer, Mumbo, were on a delivery trip from Townsville and had heard "funny noises from the keel area" after crunching off a wave about 4am local time.

They thought they'd torn a weld (steel boat?) and wanted a tow because they were afraid of losing the keel.

Perhaps there'll be more news tonight..
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Hey guys downunder,

Keep us posted on details. I haven't heard anything about Maximus, what's the story there?
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Keep us posted on details. I haven't heard anything about Maximus, what's the story there?
Maximus is done and dusted. She arrived in Sydney late Sunday and was hauled yesterday. Damage to keel, a quite large horizontal crack almost at the hull, has resulted in her withdrawal from the Syd-Hob.

The other boat, Mumbo, is still heading for Newcastle apparently. No updates in the local press.
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