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abandoned sailboat off fl coast

just saw this on the news.

Search Of Abandoned Sailboat Planned - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando

looks like my boat!! no one on board. flying a non us flag.

wonder what the story is?
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That is strange. Since the sails were up, I would suspect somebody went overboard.
What about that fender hanging over the side, would that belong to the CG boarding crew?
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Crews]Crews hope rough weather, high tide will push yacht back into water hope rough weather, high tide will push yacht back into water[/url]

What is happening in Florida? Sail or powerboat - pretty strange.

Theft, insurance scam?
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Crews]Crews hope rough weather, high tide will push yacht back into water hope rough weather, high tide will push yacht back into water[/url]

What is happening in Florida? Sail or powerboat - pretty strange.

Theft, insurance scam?
Now that one I would suspect was a drug runner.
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just saw this on the news.

Search Of Abandoned Sailboat Planned - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando

looks like my boat!! no one on board. flying a non us flag.

wonder what the story is?
Yes, it looks like a B 423.
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another source says it's a 47 ft, so a 473 I think...
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Why wasn't the stern shown, possibly with the hailing port? Why wasn't a close up shown of the hull? Looks like a Hunter, Beneteau, or Jeaneau
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Well, this is strange... Local news just reported:

The boat is from sweden and the captain(sounded like a singlehander) last talked to his family on August 27. Said he was heading Northeast to avoid Earl.

When found, the prop was fouled with rope. The $10,000 navigation equipment was missing. The liferaft was missing. His adult children are here in FL from Sweden hoping for some answers...
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That sounds a little spooky.
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