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12-02-2012 09:37 PM
JulieMor
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

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Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
I'm guessing it's not the excavator operator's first day on the job....
No, he knew how to operate the backhoe. I just don't think he had a lot of experience with how much force his bucket could apply to a fiberglass transom without doing any damage.
12-01-2012 12:06 AM
MedSailor
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Some boat rescues with a happy ending:

I used to work with this guy, until our hospital non-renewed his contract. Normally when I hear that I a doc I work with is a sailor I can't wait to go out with them. This guy on the other hand, you couldn't have paid me to get on a boat with him, and that was before this happened! He is a really nice guy though and I'm glad everything turned out okay with this event.

MedSailor
12-01-2012 12:03 AM
MedSailor
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

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I'll bite my tongue commenting on the process.
I say "hey, whatever floats your boat!"

I'm guessing it's not the excavator operator's first day on the job....

Medsailor
11-30-2012 07:54 PM
PCP
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

Some boat rescues with a happy ending:







11-30-2012 07:27 PM
jimjazzdad
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

I think he was referring to the nose-picker on the Dutch sailboat in the first video...

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No, they say on You tube where it is: "cotes vendéennes"

Vendee is the region from where starts the Vendee Globe: its France below Brittany.

Vendée - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Regards

Paulo
11-30-2012 07:12 PM
PCP
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

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Did you notice the shot of the guy picking his nose up on the foredeck? A big dig.
Location: Indonesia?
No, they say on You tube where it is: "cotes vendéennes"

Vendee is the region from where starts the Vendee Globe: its France below Brittany.


Regards

Paulo
11-30-2012 11:34 AM
nolatom
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

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Some time the crew gets lucky and the boat don't as any luck with the crew



I see a beach I see a sand bottom, I see an anchor on the boat roller ready to be deployed. Can someone explain why they did not tried to anchor the boat?


I see what you mean Paulo. It almost looks as though he was trying to beach her. And the wind was what, around 20-25? May we assume his engine wasn't working? Even so, if his running rigging and sails still worked (rudder too, that's important), would seem he couldve sailed her away from the beach, maybe without even tacking, on stbd tack. Failing which, you're right, the anchor, set out before he had drifted into the shore break, may well have held her.

Easy for me to say from a dry keyboard and desk I know, but there it is. But from my halting French, I get that "trop puisse" means "too exhausted", which may explain his inability to try to keep her off the shore. Growing up, I heard more than once from my father, "son, the boat's tougher than you are"..
11-29-2012 09:15 PM
jimjazzdad
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

I kind of wonder why they didn't try to kedge off, once the crane had spotted the boat close to the water. The boat would have floated out on its beam ends, with the keel dragging almost effortlessly behind if they had been able to rig a purchase from the mast head to a significant kedge anchor or a mooring set for the purpose (obviously expense was no object). This would have been easier on the boat than prodding it with the excavator and trying to push the keel through the sand.

Ask me how I know. I had to kedge my boat off the beach after it chafed through its mooring pennants during Tropical Storm Noel in 2007. I rigged a 3-part tackle to the mast head from anchor windlass to a mooring offshore. First I had to winch the boat upright and the let her splash onto the other bilge. Then I winched her down until the portholes were just about in the water...and she floated free as easy as you please. Sorry, no video; I was working solo by the light of a Coleman lantern at 2:00 AM to catch the high tide.

Kedging off is a text book self-rescue technique and I can vouch for its effectiveness.
11-29-2012 06:20 PM
CalebD
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

Did you notice the shot of the guy picking his nose up on the foredeck? A big dig.

Location: Indonesia?
11-29-2012 04:26 PM
PCP
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

Some time the crew gets lucky and the boat don't as any luck with the crew



I see a beach I see a sand bottom, I see an anchor on the boat roller ready to be deployed. Can someone explain why they did not tried to anchor the boat?
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