I got my Covid19 test results... They were negative. I presume my wife is as well... though she didn't get tested.
Wonder if he fell in and could not get back on board before the cold got him. Just off Oyster Bay too wonder how many boats passed by not knowing he was in trouble.Sounds like it. What a tragedy. Tether in. Especially when alone. At least, I hope he was alone and they simply haven't come across others.
Sounds like you've had this exact same thing happen to you once or twice before :winkWater temps are serious this time of year, more than most seem to realize.
However, I’m going to take a different look at this. A 10 ft inflatable should easily be rated for 4 or 5 people. They reportedly had life jackets on, so I’m not sure how we think they were unprepared or non-compliant. Seas in that pic don’t look that bad, although, pics can be deceiving.
I get the questions, but it doesn’t read all that outrageous to me. Not all boaters can afford a sport fisher to go fishing. If they were ********, with empty beer cans, no registration, etc, toss them in jail. Otherwise, they were just on the water and it bit back. No one is immune.
Good point. Though three fellows, too many Cervezas and fishing hooks are a bad combination and it may not matter what type of raft they were in.I guess my question would be whether this was a proper inflatable (Zodiac/Avon or the like), or a $99 raft from Wal-Mart??
Departed Stamford at 0730... sky was overcast winds cold from NW. No activity at SCYC. Saw no boats in the AM but may 3 small boats fishing. The sail in the first part of the trip was actually lovely.. beam reach true winds 15-20kts true. Boat was moving well despite having an uncleaned and not recently painted bottom.
Winds as predicted grew lighter, the sky brighter, it became hot and some sail and a few powerboats appeared on reciprocal courses. By late afternoon there were what looked to me like normal mid weak "density" of boats... not what you would see on a beautiful Saturday afternoon
Heading up the CT River we encountered 10 or 15 power boats and only one sailboat under sail heading south. OLM had about 10-15 boats moored... a few people on one or two boats. The marina was closed when we came ashore and there was no activity going on. It was eerily quiet.
Good news is that all on board systems worked properly, but the propane tank was empty we discovered at lunch. So we hooked up the spare. I will resume projects unfinished in water winter store when the weather is warmer... varnish, gelcoat repairs/touch ups, some waxing and some new running rigging.
It did not feel like mid May weather or activity on the water. We'll see if and how this changes.
i Had the same experience at WM in Stamford 3 weeks ago.Had an interesting West Marine experience. Needed a 1 inch shaft zinc for launching the boat. Because of COVID19 no one is allowed in the store. Called them up told them what I needed. Drove up to the store a fellow came out took my credit card went back in and then came out with the zinc, card and receipt. Did not even have to get out of the car. Nice.