Seven Sisters tri, with wave-piercing amas

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  1. warwick
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    as well as being hit by the ship that found it. So I think there is more to the story to come out.
     
  2. ImaginaryNumber
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    QW22, welcome to BoatDesign.net

    [the link provided by qw22, translation compliments of Google]

    PŻM ship hit the wreck in the Pacific. The crew disappeared sharks swam around
     
  3. Steve W
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    One can hope that the crew have already been rescued by some Mexican fishing boat that hasn't reported it yet, one can at least hope.
    It may have been more habitable if the beams had been where they should have been for sailing, ie, high for clearance, assuming they were sealed the boat would float much higher.

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    "Hole in the stern" looks like the engine well. Wonder if it was big enough to get access into the hull?
    There's a tale of survival that could be told here
    Its amazing what could be going on while we sit at our computers!
     
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    Yes, that is what I thought it was, the shape is right and I think the thing was outboard powered.
     
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    No EPIRB ?
     
  7. Steve W
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    Looking at the photos at the beginning of this thread it is just a doorway from the cockpit to the swim platform, the electric outboard is mounted through the hull in a well which must be what we are seeing behind the bustle. So the way it is floating *** down they would have to swim out of the cabin and dive down a bit so as not to be banged on the head by the cockpit sole, but doable if the sharks are not waiting. At least it didn't sink. The boat is 16 yrs old so presumably somewhat proven in Hawaiian waters, so what happened? With the tiny sailplan its not likely it was driven over, the broken ama may be from hittink something or being hit by a ship that didn't even notice or by the Polish ship or a structural failure in heavy weather. We may never know unfortunately. I think, apart from the uneccesarily ugly styling, it was an interesting boat, I expect it was probably designed and built by an inventive amateur, this is in no way intended as a disparaging comment, ive seen amazing things hatched this way and you will find examples both good and bad in harbors all over the world. I have no idea how it would have met its sor but I can never understand why some people place the crossbeams so low, I think on any multihull that is intended to go offshore should have large, buoyant beams placed high to give good clearance when sailing as well as keep the boat floating high in the event of a capsize enhancing the probability of surviving such an event. A little forethought about the possibility, though unlikely, would go a long way towards survival. We often talk about multis not sinking but being habitable upside down is another story. Maybe I will start a separate thread on this when i have some time.

    Steve.

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    That would have been an easy hull to fit an escape hatch into.
    I guess that the fact that they were sailing with the rig from an 18' beach cat - they were never going to tip over......................


    Still waiting for some good news on this one.....please
     
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    One man mission and he did in fact survive the capsize. If you look at the picture, there is a grey mattress partially covered by the sail. The sail is secured with ropes attached to the sides of the Seven Sisters. It also seems that there is a blue water catch suspended along the side of the hull. The storm that hit the ship was around Nov. 2 which was the last contact made.
    Currently the US Coast guard is performing a search and rescue mission for him.
     
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    Japan01gk, welcome to BoatDesign.net.

    Can you provide more information regarding the capsize, the broken ama, or the CG search? Links?
     
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    The CG has 4 Helicopters and 3 Navy Ships searching full time for him. They will update tomorrow with more information regarding the search. He did not have an EPIRB.
     
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    CG has concluded their search and rescue.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014
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    Seven Sisters

    I'm so sorry to hear your Dad was aboard!
     
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    Oh man, im so sorry, please accept my condolences.

    Steve.
     

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