RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

crashtestdummy

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We will never know but my guess is PJ paid someone to gut this boat shorty after they abandoned while the boat was still near its orginal location. Winches,hatches etc don't just unbolt themselves.

 

us7070

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We will never know but my guess is PJ paid someone to gut this boat shorty after they abandoned while the boat was still near its orginal location. Winches,hatches etc don't just unbolt themselves.
highly unlikely

just finding it would have been difficult and expensive

 

Spin Echo

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We will never know but my guess is PJ paid someone to gut this boat shorty after they abandoned while the boat was still near its orginal location. Winches,hatches etc don't just unbolt themselves.
highly unlikely

just finding it would have been difficult and expensive
Agreed, highly unlikely that PJ sent someone, the fuel alone would cost more than any of that hardware. Hatches can definitely be blown off by weather, but not winches. Winches just dont come off , and every single one of them appears off.

 

Snore

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Would be interesting to hear a failure analysis based on what was left. Apparently stainless steel termites have already taken their toll.

 
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ProaSailor

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soma said:
I don't think the winches are gone. The boat only had two fwd of the wheel. I think I see both.
I think you're right. The two winches are located just forward of the wheel, as shown in these photos of Rainmaker before the disaster:

http://www.sailingworld.com/features/2015-boat-of-the-year/

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And here are the recent photos magnified 6X:

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mathilde

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Good to see OTUSA using their experience of picking up pieces of a catamaran to good use.
The only post for ages with at least some wit.

Seriously, the Oracle boys finding Rainmaker while on R & R is an amazing coincidence for so many reasons. The sea and the folks who play upon her will never follow the standard script.

The prayer has been answered by the Oracle!

 

Rasputin22

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I hope they caught a cooler full of Mahi from under that Pseudo-Sargasso raft. We could usually get one or two from something as simple as a floating wooden pallet in the Caribbean.

Read Steve Callahan's account of getting rescued from his liferaft after 76 days by some fishermen off of Marie-Galant who made sure that they caught all the Mahi from under his raft before taking him on board. Steve made sure that they caught the big dominant Bull that had been head butting his salt water sore covered ass for weeks. I think he insisted that his first meal of solid food was from that devil fish who had tortured him for so long. Steve did manage to bag a few along the way with his mini speargun or wouldn't have survived.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Callahan

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sparau

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Please excuse, or at least repair my ignorance but would the hull be a total wreck?

I would have guessed that close cell core with expensive wrappings might mostly have been ok.

 
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Ishmael

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No, it'll be fine. Only needs a good going over with the shop vac and a bit of polish.

Maybe empty and restock the fridges, clean the dead squid out of the heads.

 

sparau

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^^ I detect that missing sarcasm font.

Will sea life eat through the barrier coat in 1 year? Through the epoxy?

So I take it after 1 year of a Gunboat being launched the hulls are all completely waterlogged unless polished every day? </Sarcasm Font>

 

R15

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Winches are both still there it looks like. The hull doesn't look too bad all things considered. I'd be very curious how she floats once pumped out.

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