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|01-24-2008 08:31 PM|
|Danny33||Boat is currently on E- Bay w/ supplys !|
|01-24-2008 08:25 PM|
|kwaltersmi||New article, but not much new news. I'm guessing it'll go down as another unsolved mystery.|
|01-24-2008 07:28 PM|
Latest on missing sailor
|01-13-2008 12:09 AM|
This is how weird this whole thing is. First, seller sells a boat to a basic unknown person, he takes a 50% down payment and spends time with the buyer getting him accustom to the boat, then he allows him to singlehand his boat, which is still in his name, still has a balanced owed of 9000.00, 60 nm south to a area that would be almost impossible to find the guy if the buyer was intending to stiff him.
Secondly, the fact that the seller did not report that (a) the boat was overdue in SD or (b) the boat was possibly stolen as the buyer still had a balance, after not hearing from the guy for so long.
But then, it's also possible that anyone of those reports were made and the news report just omitted it.
Right now the whole thing smells really fishy and we may never know the whole story, other than another soul was lost, and that's the sad part
|01-12-2008 09:30 PM|
|sailingdog||According to the articles I've seen, he had a slip in San Diego, as well as one up in Dana Point...|
|01-12-2008 07:36 PM|
|kwaltersmi||I believe I read somewhere that he was borrowing a slip from the previous owner of his boat when he was to arrive in San Diego.|
|01-12-2008 06:40 PM|
|Dihydro77||No sail plan and the boat actually making it to hawaii makes me wonder like some here if SD was his true destination. Wonder if he had a slip bought and paid for or a deposit on one at least. Not sure if we will ever know the outcome of a well conducted investigation, if one was even performed.|
|01-12-2008 02:59 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
If he intended to sail to the Islands and not SD, then I could understand, maybe; but if he was headed to San Diego and something happened, I would think the sailboat would have made land somewhere between La Jolla and Ensanada.
But that's just me thinking
|01-12-2008 02:51 PM|
I would like to assosciate myself with OMFG's comments. These topics run right off the rails when someone speculates on some minute point and then that becomes the topic; we construct a resume of the person with no available facts.
The average boater probably has little or no knowledge of Securite, Pan, or Mayday broadcasts. About all that can be hoped for is that they'd take a USCG-Aux course. Most will not spend the staggering amount of time necessary to educate themselves, and will prefer to learn as they go. Them's the facts.
If you have any hopes of re-using any of the electrics, you'll use a CO2 extinguisher on the fire. Dry chemical destroys the wiring. Foam extinguishers, which only use CO2 to produce the foam, not as an extinguishing agent per se, are only suitable for oil fires. The foam floats on the oil or water and smothers the fire. They are ineffective on electrical fires and unsafe for that use. Dry chemical should be used with caution on a boat. The dry chemical may make the boat uninhabitable post fire and on staying on deck may not be an option. CO2 works quite well for most fires encountered on board. Given the nature and size of boats, if a fire get's out of hand, with limited fire-fighting capabilities, it makes perfect sense to button up the cabin and use smothering or oxygen deprivation to extinguish the fire. Generally on board ship, the opposite of shore-side practise is employed. Shore-side fire fighters tend to want to ventilate the fire so that manpower can safely get to the source of the flames and so as to reduce the obscuring smoke. On board ship, ventilation is immediately shut down to prevent the travel of fire and to begin to deny it oxygen. When a fire get's out of control on a boat, it might be wise to button her up and discharge the as much CO2 into the sealed compartment as possible. While this technique may not put out your fire as quickly and effectively as fighting it directly with an unlimited supply of extinguishers, it may well prevent the fire from burning the boat to the waterline and prevent the contemplation of a very, very long swim.
|01-12-2008 01:45 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
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