Did it survive the expected conditions? Why might it not suffer the same fate again in those same conditions?
I don't question there decision to leave, abandon the boat, I question the statements that the boat can handle such conditions again.
in what way is the boat "deeply flawed"
I guess you could sail with Hot Rod, the Condor 40 folks or the E Bay duo too? They all received rides courtesy the USCG. It bothers me that no lessons were learned and the captains of GB defend the actions knowing the outcome.
So at the end of the day nothing is learned and the arrogance of the Gunboat captains remained unchecked. Great................ can't wait for the next episode of as the GB world turns.
SA: And is 40+ knots in the North Atlantic in winter really Gunboat weather in your opinion?
The rib was there, it could have been lashed to the side of the disabled engine. We can easily make 8 knots with our rib tethered to the side of our 65,000 lb boat. Granted the sea state is an unknown in this situation but the option may have been viable? But since no one is talking this is...
At the end of the day the appearance is:
The owner comes across as a douche preening his Jesus pose in the Forbes.com Rainmaker video.
Gunboat, PJ come off as charletons selling over hyped snake oil.
Sailing Anarchy "where the status quo" is to be protected. Comes off as owned bitches.