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Old 11-05-2008
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Cam,

That sounds like a nice half-day adventure! Fun outing for you, but a hard lesson for them.
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Any photos?? Video?? Yeah, remote internet rubbernecking... horrible ain't it...

Ignoring a gale warning isn't too bright... they could have easily gotten killed... did they even think about that... probably...most of the night. I wonder if the insurance company will pay out or not... this might be considered negligence on the owner's part. Too bad the boat had to pay the price... I happen to like the Tartan 37.

Too many people don't think of a good anchor as safety gear... I know I've used an anchor several times to keep a boat in one spot rather than letting her drift back and get into more trouble.
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Good work!

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Talking to the owner of the boat...it is apparent that when they had places to be . . .
Sometimes the most dangerous thing to have aboard a sailboat is an itenerary. Worse than gasoline or a firearm.
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Cam:

Thanks for taking care of fellow sailors, even though they made poor choices.

An expensive lesson that they are unlikely to forget, I expect.

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At least they called seatow and stuck with the boat. They didn't call the coast guard to lift them off.
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Nice work, Cam. Just curious, what boat did you guys go out on for the rescue. Sounds like it was quite seaworthy.
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Soooo - I'm wondering...should we call in SAR for Cam? He's mighty quiet.
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If the boat was that hard aground, did anyone try setting a kedge to a halyard to try and heal her a bit before dragging it off the beach? Was anything done to lessen the strain on the boat while hauling her off?
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