RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

The GB55 seemed very slow, compared to everything. It came dead last in every race by a long way. One hour behind Gunboat 66 in a 3 hour race. when it does go it develops massive roaster tails. Perhaps obvious signs the boat is well over weight?
They found her ??????
Different GB55.
Yes of course, perhaps Boy should have started a thread for that particular boat, rather then dragging this one into it...

 

DryArmour

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I am perplexed. Even when a good size boat like the GB 55 gets run over there is a fair amount of debris and within a few months somebody finds something with a boat marking or an ID-able piece off the boat. Especially multihulls.

When NoJay departed in 1983 to sail from Long Beach to Maui he ran into severe weather in late July. He nor his partner was ever found but the boat was found upside down with barnacles growing on the bottom indicating it had been upright for at least a significant part of the six months it had been at sea when found North or Kauai.

The GB 55 is a hell of a lot more capable of staying in tact than a 19 foot nacra catamaran.

Theories?

 

ProaSailor

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I am perplexed. Even when a good size boat like the GB 55 gets run over there is a fair amount of debris and within a few months somebody finds something with a boat marking or an ID-able piece off the boat. Especially multihulls.

When NoJay departed in 1983 to sail from Long Beach to Maui he ran into severe weather in late July. He nor his partner was ever found but the boat was found upside down with barnacles growing on the bottom indicating it had been upright for at least a significant part of the six months it had been at sea when found North or Kauai.

The GB 55 is a hell of a lot more capable of staying in tact than a 19 foot nacra catamaran.

Theories?
If not for the damage trying to come alongside the ship (an idiot move!), I'd guess she's still floating.

When the 40' trimaran Aotea pitchpoled in the 1995 Double Handed Farallones Race off San Francisco, it wasn't found or seen again for 13 months, until it drifted into the lagoon of Nomwin atoll in Micronesia, where it was righted and used as a fishing boat.

 

DryArmour

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I am perplexed. Even when a good size boat like the GB 55 gets run over there is a fair amount of debris and within a few months somebody finds something with a boat marking or an ID-able piece off the boat. Especially multihulls.

When NoJay departed in 1983 to sail from Long Beach to Maui he ran into severe weather in late July. He nor his partner was ever found but the boat was found upside down with barnacles growing on the bottom indicating it had been upright for at least a significant part of the six months it had been at sea when found North or Kauai.

The GB 55 is a hell of a lot more capable of staying in tact than a 19 foot nacra catamaran.

Theories?
If not for the damage trying to come alongside the ship (an idiot move!), I'd guess she's still floating.

When the 40' trimaran Aotea pitchpoled in the 1995 Double Handed Farallones Race off San Francisco, it wasn't found or seen again for 13 months, until it drifted into the lagoon of Nomwin atoll in Micronesia, where it was righted and used as a fishing boat.
Another great example of it has to be out there somewhere.

 

Foghorn77

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I am perplexed. Even when a good size boat like the GB 55 gets run over there is a fair amount of debris and within a few months somebody finds something with a boat marking or an ID-able piece off the boat. Especially multihulls.

When NoJay departed in 1983 to sail from Long Beach to Maui he ran into severe weather in late July. He nor his partner was ever found but the boat was found upside down with barnacles growing on the bottom indicating it had been upright for at least a significant part of the six months it had been at sea when found North or Kauai.

The GB 55 is a hell of a lot more capable of staying in tact than a 19 foot nacra catamaran.

Theories?
Theory #1 - It's a big ocean.

There is a pic from back when Clean mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. Coachroof gone, wheel gone, hatches looked gone also, but it was hard to tell for sure.

 
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Clove Hitch

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The technology is too disruptive. Once something fails there is a chain-disruption event and the boat vaporizes. Only thing to do is to instal phase-inhibitors and make sure they have been freshly calibrated before heading out into a seaway.

 

Ishmael

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The technology is too disruptive. Once something fails there is a chain-disruption event and the boat vaporizes. Only thing to do is to instal phase-inhibitors and make sure they have been freshly calibrated before heading out into a seaway.
Calibrate the disruptors? These folks can't read a weather forecast.

 

RKoch

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The technology is too disruptive. Once something fails there is a chain-disruption event and the boat vaporizes. Only thing to do is to instal phase-inhibitors and make sure they have been freshly calibrated before heading out into a seaway.
Calibrate the disruptors? These folks can't read a weather forecast.Weather forecast? Hell, all they needed was a calendar.
 

alphafb552

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The technology is too disruptive. Once something fails there is a chain-disruption event and the boat vaporizes. Only thing to do is to instal phase-inhibitors and make sure they have been freshly calibrated before heading out into a seaway.
Calibrate the disruptors? These folks can't read a weather forecast.
Weather forecast? Hell, all they needed was a calendar.

Nope, all they needed was the Coast Guard's phone number...

:p

 
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joneisberg

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I am perplexed. Even when a good size boat like the GB 55 gets run over there is a fair amount of debris and within a few months somebody finds something with a boat marking or an ID-able piece off the boat. Especially multihulls.

When NoJay departed in 1983 to sail from Long Beach to Maui he ran into severe weather in late July. He nor his partner was ever found but the boat was found upside down with barnacles growing on the bottom indicating it had been upright for at least a significant part of the six months it had been at sea when found North or Kauai.

The GB 55 is a hell of a lot more capable of staying in tact than a 19 foot nacra catamaran.

Theories?
Theory #1 - It's a big ocean.

There is a pic from back when Clean mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. Coachroof gone, wheel gone, hatches looked gone also, but it was hard to tell for sure.
Huh? Are you saying that RAINMAKER has been sighted, and photographed, since she was abandoned?

Got a link? I can't find any mention on the front page, going back to Part 3 of the interview with the skipper..

 
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joneisberg

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The photo became available after the interview, and was never posted here.
Interesting, this is the first I've ever heard of this... Any idea where Clean's comments are to be found? Perhaps I missed them looking back thru the older posts on the front page...

Any idea where she was located at the time she was found? Must have been pretty far gone if no subsequent effort at salvage was made, no?

 
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