Mighty Merloe

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JoeyG

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Limiting comments is a sure fire way to get the community to support your destruction of such an amazing trimaran.
 

jackolantern

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Who is underwriting this Man’s insurance? He has to have violated some element of his plan by taking a compromised asset and pushing it further.
 

maxstaylock

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This story makes me feel sad, I know logically the end of fine craft like this one, which have had tens of thousands of hours of sweat, hopes, and dreams lavished on them, is to be cut up and put in land fill, or if she was lucky, dying with her boots on, creaming downwind at 30 knots with a screaming adrenaline junky trying for 40.

But somehow having chunks knocked off her in a series of mishaps borne by carelessness and ignorance seems like an ignoble end to any boat, especially one of such spirit. I always feel the real cost isn't measured in dollars, but in all the future fun, excitement and experience her future sailors would have had.

This is the reason real sailors start in 8 foot rowing dinghies and gradually work their way up the size, power, and responsibility range. Hopefully it'll end soon.

Do you ever wonder if the purpose of your life is to act as a warning to others?
 
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PIL66 - XL2

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I suspect that Captain Careless is too stupid to sell her.
A bit like someone else we know down here with a piece of multi history
This is from his facebook a day ago so I think he may now be in damage control ... post before was back on 14th of December .....
Read through his website .....
https://captaindonaldlawson.com/home
.... one of the records mentioned above somewhere is solo non stop around the world 40 day..... in and ORMA 60....? I'm might try that myself on XL2


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wdgi

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Saw it in Ventura at the ramp dock after a tow from hitting Anacapa, was left in similar shape and no one talking.
 

Ravenswing

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This story makes me feel sad, I know logically the end of fine craft like this one, which have had tens of thousands of hours of sweat, hopes, and dreams lavished on them, is to be cut up and put in land fill, or if she was lucky, dying with her boots on, creaming downwind at 30 knots with a screaming adrenaline junky trying for 40.

But somehow having chunks knocked off her in a series of mishaps borne by carelessness and ignorance seems like an ignoble end to any boat, especially one of such spirit. I always feel the real cost isn't measured in dollars, but in all the future fun, excitement and experience her future sailors would have had.

This is the reason real sailors start in 8 foot rowing dinghies and gradually work their way up the size, power, and responsibility range. Hopefully it'll end soon.

Do you ever wonder if the purpose of your life is to act as a warning to others?
Being on the Mexican Gold Coast, she’s ripe for the picking of the day tour guys who love converting old ocean tris to party barges. I can see her a couple years from now in Puerto Vallarta with a big stainless steel bimini system and a huge ass stereo thumping away. And the guests will be told they’re on the WaterWorld tri. They’ll make a small fortune on her.
 

Trovão

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I read here a lot of sarcasm towards a hapless “captain” who bit more than he could chew. However, no one actually is willing to step up and pony up what it takes to run this program. Just another illustration that sometimes the right price for a boat is not zero but negative. Probably needs a low six digit annual budget just for local racing. 7 digits for “beating offshore records”. I saw it at the dock in San Diego before it was donated. It was in pretty good shape.

Can’t help but to compare the lives of boats to people’s. Everyone’s childhood is full of optimism and joy, but ultimately is the same boring story. Which prom dress to wear? Should I install B&G or NKE systems? The deaths are more interesting and diverse. Like that Val 31 dying quietly in her sleep on the mooring. Or this ORMA, going out similarly to the real life story that Fastball sang about in “The Way”.
Definitely a case of "biting more than one can chew". Actually, way more...
 

vokstar

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One thing that strikes me is the way that the main is in a right state. Ok so you've had a tough passage or what ever, but just leaving it like that smacks of someone who really just doesn't give a shit. Have they blown out all the head sails just from lack of care when furling them?
 
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