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  • #3793
    krgough
    Participant

    Hi,

    I saw this on the news last night – I was wondering if this is a wayfarer?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7606401.stm

    regards

    Keith

    #7287
    Fantasia
    Member

    Yes, I saw this too. It is a Wayfarer, but not a very good example of seamanship.

    #7288
    krgough
    Participant

    It’s interesting that the boat was inverted – brings to mind the discussions about masthead buoyancy for cruising.

    I’m a bit wary about media reports – it’s a shame he got into trouble but he probably would have had a rough press whether or not he had the other stuff. It sounds like he had a phone and was able to call it in himself – not ideal but it worked.

    regards

    Keith

    #7289
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    This sort of incident is provocative. Presumably he went out in conditions where he anticipated he could capsize but thought if he capsized he could get himself back up. Obviously he was wrong and is lucky to be alive. Lucky his mobile worked and got reception. At least he had the brains to phone for help rather than keep trying to right the boat and risk not being able to climb onto the hull. Hopefully we might learn more. As a self-taught sailor that takes his safety seriously I would find it useful. Dare I say it I am sure he thought he took his safety seriously too.
    Dave

    #7293
    Dave Bevan
    Member

    what time did he set out – the report said he was rescued in the early hours of Tuesday, although I share Keith’s view on how the media would cover it. I couldn’t see any sign of balers on the bottom, so even if he’d got her righted, it would have been some bailing to empty her (unless it was a World/MK4). He was lucky his phone stayed dry and still worked. He was very lucky!

    #7439
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Not a Wayfarer:
    – too small
    – not enough buoyancy and doesn’t float level like and inverted W (I should know – we’ve had two on the upturned bottom of ours enough times).
    – no self-bailers
    – only one person on board

    Probably a Solo or somesuch.

    #7441
    Colin Parkstone
    Participant

    I would say an Enterprise ?

    Bilge keels close to first chine, about thirteen foot long,fine bow.

    The man also had sandles with what looks like socks on.

    Why do the rescue services send film to the BBC ?

    CP

    #7442
    mudskipper
    Member

    ..fair point, unlikely to find a Wayfarer sailor wearing socks with sandals!

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