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3 years later, Mass. boat found off Spanish coast

3 years later, Mass. boat found off Spanish coast — Maine News — Bangor Daily News

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BOSTON — A small fishing boat lost off Massachusetts after its crew was thrown out in rough seas has been discovered near Spain more than three years later.

Scott Douglas and Rich St. Pierre were tossed off the 26-foot-long boat in August 2008 and forced to swim two hours to shore. The United States Coast Guard said the boat was left adrift because the seas were so dangerous.

But the Coast Guard said Wednesday that the boat was found 20 miles off Spain on Jan. 17. It was intact but covered in rust and barnacles.

The Coast Guard said the boat likely got into the Gulf Stream, then headed east with the North Atlantic Current for the 4,000-mile trip. The agency said such trans-Atlantic trips are rare, but not unheard of.
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Whatever kind of Boat that is, I want one!
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Believe it or not, a 26 ft center console power boat.

Just adds to the old adage about not leaving a boat till it sinks. (granted these guys where thrown off in bad weather)

Now whether or not you prefer to be tethered to this type of craft is another debate entirely.
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Whatever kind of Boat that is, I want one!
Did some searching, here is your boat:
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The ad does not lie- says 200 gallon tank gives her plenty of range- 4000 miles
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I'll take it! That's a nice center console!
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So what kept the boat floating, is there enough foam in the hull?
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I'd say so...
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I could have this all wrong, but I think boats under a certain size have to meet the will not sink requirement???
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