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Re: Sailor Peter Farrell / SV Tally Ho Missing
Out... years ago I was involved in a coast guard "rescue" of a wood boat named Owl from Maine. He was sailing tandem with a Hinckley Bermuda 40 who had an SSB and I had a sched with the the Hinskley who reported to me that Owl was taking on water, they were exhausted hand pumping... you know how things go from bad to worse.
I called Southbound II Herb on the phone who called the USCG and then send out SEVERAL planes to drop pumps... finally I think they got the 4th and it worked and they were able to run it limping into English Harbor with 3 more fuel containers from the non working pumps.
USCG refused to drop another pump, having determined that the wood boat was not seaworthy and they wanted the 2 on board to abandon ship. They didn't
When they arrived it was determined that the hull caulking was leaking. Probably because of the obvious reasons.
Lots of reason for a boat to take on water... but not properly caulked planks ONLY applies to wood hulls.
pay attention... someone's life depends on it