TRAGIC SINKING of Classic Sailing Yacht "PPALU"

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by brian eiland, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. brian eiland
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    Video on the sinking and recovery of Ppalu and a bit of history on this interesting Peter Spronk designed catamaran.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMVCL6t8vQ&feature=youtu.be

    This is a VERY recent occurrence, and all that know Randy West might consider some sort of donation and/or words of encouragement.

    (This video link was just posted on a 'historic subject thread', but I thought it might be 'lost' over there and deserved a subject thread of its own)
    Brian


     
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    Yeah I had to say that I thought that "tragic" was a bit much. The boat was recovered and is being repaired which is a relatively small job versus the full rebuild it has just had. I'm sure it's financially taxing for them though and heartbreaking after all that work.
     
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    Ppalu

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    Brian, thanks for posting that video! What a drag to have that happen just after finishing a refit.....
     
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    It's now wet!!!!
     
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    Great news
     
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    Ppalu is floating once again and we are moving forward on her restoration or as some people have viewed it her RE restoration. the donations helped out like you all cannot imagine thank you very much. I will save this boat!
     
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