Strange makeshift sailboat rescued off Hawaii

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  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    The hull below the tumblehome is actually a John Pugh steel stock design, a well known yacht designer from Sidney Oz at the time.

    The boat appeared earlier on these forums by Rayman in the thread Small blue water boat ? ---> post #99
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    Kris tells about the boat, and the rig, and the travels, in an article at The Coastal Passage . . .


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    Good point Ray, thanks . . :)
     
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  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Just found the below vid on YouTube . . . Posted by: Slow Boat Sailing . . .

    100 DAYS AT SEA IN A JUNK-RIGGED SAILBOAT WITHOUT AN ENGINE OR ELECTRONICS


     
  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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  4. JosephT
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    Thanks for passing this on. Something tells me this won't be his last taxpayer funded rescue. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I've wrote down my thoughts about this in post #8 . . .
    Linus Wilson (Slow Boat Sailing, in post #18) checked about it with Kris Larsen himself, through Kris' wife Nat Uhing (The Smallest Forest, in post #18), it turns out it all happened as I've thought in the above quote . . .

    ‘‘ Kris says he was just bobbing like a cork, it wasn’t particularly dangerous, just no wind, so he asked a passing boat to tow him into harbour! Instead the boat decides to call the coastguard. Americans. Must’ve been the ‘Good Samaritan’, then, giving his ‘heroic’ account to the press ? ’’
     
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    I might be repeating someone else's news, but I understand this boat is engineless by design.
     
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