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Vader

Member Since 02 May 2012
Offline Last Active May 03 2012 09:45 AM
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In Topic: Australian Maid adrift in Makassar strait

02 May 2012 - 11:34 AM

Bowman 81, my bad, point taken...

In Topic: Australian Maid adrift in Makassar strait

02 May 2012 - 10:56 AM

Elegua, the guys off the Maid where very happy with how they went in the china sea race, pushed the IOR 32 year old white wooden weapon hard and despite racing against a bunch of modern slick IRC boats they got second in class and 6th overall. Not bad for a yacht that in Grumpy's words is "not ship shape"!

In Topic: Australian Maid adrift in Makassar strait

02 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

Grumpy, as you are a man of obvious wisdom, and also close by, why not get your arse over to Macassar and say hello to the boys and girls? You've obviously read a few books (though maybe not done so many miles?) and I'm sure they'd love to hear some more out of you?? I

In Topic: Australian Maid adrift in Makassar strait

02 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

Grumpy, you seem to have all the facts and know all the crew there. Unfortunately none are correct. F.Y.I. The prop is a less than 2 month old gori 3 blader that they fitted in HK before the china sea race, bit I'm sure you knew that?Nothing to do with the prop, my understanding is that they hit a big log at night which then fucked up the stern tube which then allowed water to piss in. The yacht was not in danger of sinking but as they were in 0 pressure with no motor the crew decided it was best to organise a tow into the nearest port to rectify the problem.
Recidivist, with 2 knots of current guaranteed in your favour the whole way down the Macassar Straights, then a flat calm motor ESE to Dili I don't think there's much wrong with the routing.
Word is they are trying to slip out at the IKI yard in Macassar to get sorted, before heading on to Dili for a crew change, then Darwin. I think then that Lisa takes the boat over from Jed.