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Re: 5000 Miles off course
Just saw better pic's of the boat. Looks like the headsail is furled with no indication that there was anything wrong with it. Main looks to be gasketed in place but could problems. In the time they were out, could have drifted a couple thousand miles as there is a fairly strong current near the equator. Still, when you are headed south to Tahiti, how do you get so far west?? Did they not have a compass and, obviously, no GPS. Actually shouldn't be so positive about no GPS. Just had a GPS lie to me. It showed me 60 miles east of my actual position after a 24 hour run.
A boat in a rolly anchorage will get scum quite high up the hull. Haven't seen the other side to see if it's also scummy. If it was only one side that's scummy would show that they spent a lot of time on one tack.
Last edited by roverhi; 10-26-2017 at 05:29 PM.