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Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

Solo sailor abandons his boat in a storm, boat found after drifting for some time, and this footage was recovered. A really interesting look at life after realizing you won't be sailing out the storm:




Apparently, he was rescued so all's well that ends well.
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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

Gripping stuff!
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...this is quite sobering to say the least...How big is this boatand what is the make and model..didn't catch that..
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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

The boat appeared to be very small, I would say less than 20 feet, but I could be wrong about the size. If you look at the first segment of the video it shows a closeup of some mussels encrusted on the hull, then zooms out a bit to show the entire bottom. At the 12-second point if you pause the video, it will give you an idea of the size.

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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

His name is Dom Mee. Crazy story..


This is what he was in:





I think I linked that video in the BFS thread somewhere a while back. You can hear him scream underwater when he gets rolled at about 7:41. That's one tough dude.
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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

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...this is quite sobering to say the least...How big is this boatand what is the make and model..didn't catch that..
It was a little 14' footer kite boat.

His website is here... he's done a lot of adventure stuff.

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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

Yeah, I did a little digging and found the same. Given that he is a 'maritime explorer', I feel a little less empathetic; especially considering he's crossing oceans in a 20 foot kite-powered boat. I sort of think that kind of experience comes with the territory. Having said that, the range of human emotion is the same, and it's still a pretty compelling video.

Having to hug the keel of my boat to stay alive is definitely not somewhere I'd ever like to be. (That's a great argument for a fin keel!)



Smack- Is there a boating video you HAVEN'T seen?!?! I WAS proud of myself for finding that one.
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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

Crazy!
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Smack- Is there a boating video you HAVEN'T seen?!?! I WAS proud of myself for finding that one.
Its been posted here before.
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Its been posted here before.
Actually, I don't think I've seen that one.
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