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  1. Godzilla

    Wheel vs. Tiller ?

    Even if the legs are above or below the tiller they are frequently attached to bodies that can get in the way.
  2. Godzilla

    Annapolis Boat Shows Cancelled

    I have been wanting to attend the Annapolis boat show for years. Each year something prevents me from making the trip. I guess I already know what that is this year. Bummer
  3. Since no one else stepped up I went looking for info on my own. Here is a site with some interesting details of the voyage. https://www.rvharvey.com/gs-voyage.htm
  4. I would like to read more on the specifics of his no nav circumnavigation. How close did he make to his desired landfalls, time spent in port between legs, where did he stop and day to day details of the voyage type stuff. Anyone know any good sources for this info. Thanks, Godzilla
  5. Godzilla

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    You guys still watching that shit?
  6. Godzilla

    Crew wanted

    Looks like they have some bidders. Let's see how high this goes. I would like to find out how they recovered the boat.
  7. Godzilla

    Crew wanted

    You guys already missed the boat this time. Vessel already set sail for Hawaii with three souls onboard, made it most of the way, had structural problems and called for rescue. All three were taken off the vessel and it was left adrift. There was even a tracker for the voyage. Don't know where and will not be looking. Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue three mariners from sailboat in Pacific U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/10/2020 02:55 AM EDT News Release U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific Contact: 14th District Public Affairs Office: (808) 535-3230 After Hours: HawaiiPacific@uscg.mil 14th District online newsroom Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue three mariners from sailboat in Pacific Editors' Note: Stock image HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and crew of the merchant vessel Mahi Mahi rescued three mariners from the disabled 50-foot trimaran Third Try 825 miles northeast of Oahu, Wednesday. The crew of the Mahi Mahi brought the mariners back to Honolulu Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries. A hazard to navigation notice to mariners has been issued regarding the derelict trimaran. “One of our greatest challenges out here in the Pacific is distance,” said Lt. Diane French, a Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) command duty officer. “First responders are often days away and we regularly rely on merchant vessel crews like the Mahi Mahi’s to assist with search and rescue cases. We are always grateful for their help.” At 8 a.m., Tuesday, JRCC watchstanders received a report from a friend of the trimaran’s master stating the vessel had not made contact since Monday. The three mariners aboard were attempting a non-stop circumnavigation of the globe and their last known position was between California and Hawaii. JRCC watchstanders issued a SAFETYNET broadcast notifying merchant vessels in the region of the situation and spoke with the Third Try’s captain’s friend and family to ascertain the vessel’s intended route. Watchstanders also reached out to Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) ships in the area for assistance and the crew of the nearby Matson vessel Mahi Mahi agreed to divert and travel along the Third Try’s suspected route. At 3:01 p.m., Tuesday, JRCC Watchstanders received an alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) registered to the Third Try. Watchstanders updated the SAFETYNET broadcast with the new location and launched an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew with a life raft aboard in response. They also notified the Mahi Mahi crew of the new location. The Hercules aircrew arrived on scene and located the adrift Third Try. The aircrew reported the vessel had structural damage and had lost its rudder. The mariners were requesting to be removed from the vessel. At 3:33 a.m., Wednesday, the Mahi Mahi crew arrived on scene and successfully evacuated the three mariners from the Third Try. AMVER is a worldwide voluntary reporting system sponsored by the United States Coast Guard. It is a computer-based global ship-reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of those in distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond. Engaging in AMVER does not put ships under any additional obligation to assist in search and rescue efforts, beyond that which is required under international law. -USCG-
  8. Godzilla

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Just skipped through one of their more recent videos. They ordered a pizza with Pineapple. The Horror. I just cannot watch anymore.
  9. That is actually one of the most ingenuitive features of the Flyin Hawaiian. That boat would have made a pretty good dock. Visited Lock Lomond where it was constructed the other day. The open lot is gone and now filled with condos and townhouses. No more room for itinerant boat builders.
  10. Godzilla

    Sad Day in Dana Point

    How do you know there was not a daily inspection? If the ship sank at 5 am there could have been an inspection at 5 pm and the sinking would have been half a day later.
  11. Godzilla

    Where Didja Get Your Log In Name

    Wherre do you think I got it?
  12. Godzilla

    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    Oops, sorry gang. Hate to be the guy putting bad info on the internet. There was something in Raccoon Straight with a large black square top sail. Perhaps a Mod 70? Cannot get there today as I am down on my boat in Marina Del Rey. Will try to provide pics later.
  13. Godzilla

    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    Too late she was sailing on the bay today ( Saturday). I just did not know what boat it was. She was a long way off I Racoon Straight and it was kind of foggy too. Sorry no Pics. Sail looked good though.
  14. Godzilla

    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    Shoot I tried that link but is just gives a Nov. 14 position ( 2 days ago.) If they come through Sunday I can go down and get the pics. Gimme a good LIVE link?
  15. Godzilla

    Mechanical Issues

    I'll have a...….. MARGARITA!