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Oh those crazy 2-Hullers!! :D

This just in from the Coast Guard:

CHARLESON, S.C. - The Coast Guard rescued three boaters whose vessel had run aground on the North Jetty at the entrance to Winyah Bay, S.C., today at approximately 3:30 a.m.
Joseph Huberman of Raleigh, N.C., Glen Howell of Raleigh and Paul Horton of Austin, Texas, were aboard the 46-foot catamaran when it ran aground. The trio called for help on their cell phone.
Coast Guard rescue coordinators from Sector Charleston launched a rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Georgetown, S.C., and rescue helicopter from Air Facility Charleston to assist the three men. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources also launched a vessel to assist the three men.
The 25-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Georgetown couldn’t get close enough to the catamaran because of pounding eight-foot seas. The Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew was able to make it to the vessel’s position and lower the helicopter rescue swimmer to the vessel.
The crew of the rescue helicopter hoisted the men to safety and transported them to Georgetown County Airport. The men didn’t suffer any injuries from the incident.

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Oh those crazy 2-Hullers!! :D-untitled.jpg

Note the jetties are well marked....the proper approach from seaward is several miles further out and the channel is well lit and marked and is a class A inlet. Also note that they were running the inlet in the dark at 3am.

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More of our tax dollars at work to rescue someone who had no right to be there.
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Were they trying to enter an inlet at night ?

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Not that I want to defend those who have such a lack of intelligence as to choose a catamaran however clearly there are facts that are missing from this story. With eight-foot seas I’m thinking something may have happened. Granted, catamaran sailors are not real sailors and lack common sense yet we must give them due process. Perhaps they were caught out at sea, lost steering or auxiliary power, could not make land before the storm or other such circumstances. Lets at least find out the complete story before chastising them….then regardless of the findings we can poke fun!

BTW, I have no problem spending my tax dollars to rescue someone in need (even if they do have a catamaran).

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They were probably going soooo fast (only reason anyone can come up for buying a multihull) they couldn't see the well lit, well marked inlet.

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I have no problem rescuing folks either and we clearly have about 1/4 of the info needed to make any judgements...but we recently had a thread about coming into an inlet in the dark and I thought this would be interesting to follow since the weather was rough, the charts quite clear and the inlet well marked. I thought the fact that a cell phone was used to call for help was interesting too. No further news stories this AM that I can find, so we may never know what the full story was.

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Other than this non-response I have no response. Half boat lead mine dragging slow boaters can BITE MY MULTIHULL.
Dang, I've been Cam baited.

This is about stupid sailors not catamaran sailors. As there are far more mono's out there than multi's any one want to take a bet on whether there are more stupid mono sailors or more stupid multi sailors.
Oh, never mind - your answers would be as biased as your hulls lean.
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Chuck...you don't think they were trying to take a shortcut with their shallow draft??

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Chuck...you don't think they were trying to take a shortcut with their shallow draft??
Yes...that's what I thought....
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