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01-10-2007 11:24 AM
CBinRI
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fstbttms
Over the years I have done in-water inspections on at least 3 or 4 sailboats that have hit whales. I don't think it's particularly uncommon.
If they are awake (broaching, etc...) is there any consensus as to whether they need to be actively avoided during the daytime? I ask because we have run into pods of humpbacks (I think) off of Provincetown and they are impressive to watch.
01-09-2007 11:46 PM
BADG
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailaway21
Don't know anybody who did who didn't say they had a good cry over it happening.
Wha-What????
01-09-2007 11:41 PM
Fstbttms Over the years I have done in-water inspections on at least 3 or 4 sailboats that have hit whales. I don't think it's particularly uncommon.
01-09-2007 11:26 PM
sailaway21 It's not common but merchant ships hit them. Average ship speed is 17 knots and, of course, the ship is much louder than any sail boat-well maybe not pigslo's, you can imagine the cacophony when his crew gets hungry. Consensus seems to be they are sleeping when hit. Don't know anybody who did who didn't say they had a good cry over it happening.
01-09-2007 08:57 PM
T34C There was the Sperm whale that rammed the Whaleship Essex. (Not exactly a speedster) It is the basis of the book Mobey Dick.
01-09-2007 06:03 PM
chris_gee Yes not unusual. Often they are sleeping on surface. Rarely attack unless say a calf injured. For an account of a Ganley 40 monohull hitting one see http://taslib.govt.nz/index.php?Agei...ertoalifeatsea
01-09-2007 05:30 PM
CBinRI Whenever you read about these kind of accidents it always seems to happen to a very fast sailboat. Has anyone ever heard about this happening to a regular cruising yacht moving along at 5-7 knots?
01-09-2007 05:13 PM
chris_gee
Whales

For those who think hitting whales is a very remote possibility here is a report of the second incident in NZ in a year. The guy was travelling down the coast in his 9.5m tri before doing a solo trans tasman race when he had to be rescued after hitting a whale or vv.
Less common is the dolphin getting overexcited and jumping over a boat seriously injuring the woman on the bow and demolishing the screen, a couple of weeks ago.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/...ectid=10418448

 
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