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  • this boat was shoved off shore by vandals and has been spotted along the shipping lanes near virginia beach...the owner reported it to the coast guard and reports have been coming in...this pic taken by a maersk liner in passing...THE HULL-FLYING DUTCHMAN LIVES!!!

    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/549087_391604807571390_441280798_n.jpg

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    bill harris
    hattiesburg, mississippi
    prindle 16- "BLUE RIBBON"
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  • sad

    I had a friend's cat pushed into the bay (it was on the beach, on wheels). we found it floating (wheels still under it) about 3 miles south.

    Use tie-downs when you leave your cat on the beach and it's much harder for people to push it in
  • take that you silly mast bobbers
  • http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/481901_391958850869319_553162779_n.jpg

    todays ghost pic... 30 miles off virginia beach...

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    bill harris
    hattiesburg, mississippi
    prindle 16- "BLUE RIBBON"
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  • SOMEBODY SAVE IT!!!

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    70's 18' Sol Cat "Venora"
    70's 18' Sol Cat "Bumblebee"
    60's 14' Sailstar Tallstar sloop "Arandora"

    Heber City, UT
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  • Too bad somebody passing by can't drop a GPS beacon on it or something. I doubt it's going to sink any time soon, The mast is obviously pretty well sealed and the air in the hull isn't going anywhere unless something flips it the the other way around.

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    Dustin Finlinson • Magna, UT
    Member: Utah Sailing Association
    1982 Prindle 18
    1986 Hobie 17
    1982 Prindle 16
    1980 Prindle 16(mostly)
    1976 Prindle 16(mostly)

    Check out "Prindle Sailors" on Facebook.
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  • if i had a decent boat and lived near virginia beach i'd be out looking for it!

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    70's 18' Sol Cat "Venora"
    70's 18' Sol Cat "Bumblebee"
    60's 14' Sailstar Tallstar sloop "Arandora"

    Heber City, UT
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  • i would love to hunt it down with another beachcat!!!...bring another main sail...some more plugs...mayby some more port covers...a good hand pump...extra floation...beer, ice, beer, more ice...you know!!! RESCUE MISSION---LIVE ACTION!!!

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    bill harris
    hattiesburg, mississippi
    prindle 16- "BLUE RIBBON"
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  • thats sucks some one would do that. how long has it been drifting?

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    Angelo
    1983 Hobie 16 Cat fever #55697
    2008 laser 4.7/radial #190471
    SARASOTA, FLORIDA
    S.S.S
    S.Y.S.P
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  • 900 dollar boat, no sails, 30 miles off shore!? Unless the current or winds bring her back in, she's headed for DJ's locker.

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    'life is too short to drink cheap beer'
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  • The owner I think has written it off and is looking for another. He may have sightings but no resources to retrieve her.

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    Dustin Finlinson • Magna, UT
    Member: Utah Sailing Association
    1982 Prindle 18
    1986 Hobie 17
    1982 Prindle 16
    1980 Prindle 16(mostly)
    1976 Prindle 16(mostly)

    Check out "Prindle Sailors" on Facebook.
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  • https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/269673_391958007536070_331236837_n.jpg

    Looks like she's listing a bit

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    Dustin Finlinson • Magna, UT
    Member: Utah Sailing Association
    1982 Prindle 18
    1986 Hobie 17
    1982 Prindle 16
    1980 Prindle 16(mostly)
    1976 Prindle 16(mostly)

    Check out "Prindle Sailors" on Facebook.
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  • She'll float like that until someone hits her and crushes the hulls.
    That is a shame. I hope no one gets hurt.
    30 miles out is a lot of ocean, and that's barely six feet of hull out of the water.
    Hard to see from sea level.
    A powerboat with a flying bridge might be able to find it. At ten feet in the air, with a pair of binoculars, they should be able to scan a five mile radius in clear weather.



    Edited by klozhald on Aug 08, 2012 - 01:52 PM.

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    Bob
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    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • where are you getting these updated pictures?

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    70's 18' Sol Cat "Venora"
    70's 18' Sol Cat "Bumblebee"
    60's 14' Sailstar Tallstar sloop "Arandora"

    Heber City, UT
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  • Quotei would love to hunt it down with another beachcat!!!...bring another main sail...some more plugs...mayby some more port covers...a good hand pump...extra floation...beer, ice, beer, more ice...you know!!! RESCUE MISSION---LIVE ACTION!!!


    Round up the crew!

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    70's 18' Sol Cat "Venora"
    70's 18' Sol Cat "Bumblebee"
    60's 14' Sailstar Tallstar sloop "Arandora"

    Heber City, UT
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  • coastrati would love to hunt it down with another beachcat!!!...bring another main sail...some more plugs...mayby some more port covers...a good hand pump...extra floation...beer, ice, beer, more ice...you know!!! RESCUE MISSION---LIVE ACTION!!!


    A fleet of five beachcats in formation and with radio contact could search a 10 mile swath. Might be a viable solution if the weather is good and they have a support stinkboat.

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    Bob
    ___/)_____/)_/)____/)____/)_____/)/)__________/)__
    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • Venorawhere are you getting these updated pictures?


    This was originally posted to the Prindle facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/173120656090532/

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    Dustin Finlinson • Magna, UT
    Member: Utah Sailing Association
    1982 Prindle 18
    1986 Hobie 17
    1982 Prindle 16
    1980 Prindle 16(mostly)
    1976 Prindle 16(mostly)

    Check out "Prindle Sailors" on Facebook.
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  • it just appeals to my sense of adventure...sure you can get another boat real cheap...but this would be fun, and the stroies we could tell...beers on the beach after the rescue would taste extra good!

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    bill harris
    hattiesburg, mississippi
    prindle 16- "BLUE RIBBON"
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  • This would make one helluva good story. I wish I was close enough to participate!

    Tom

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    Tom Benedict
    Island of Hawaii
    P-Cat 18 / Sail# 361 / HA 7633 H / "Smilodon"
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  • 30 miles/6mph = 5 hour tow back in. @ seatow prices that is like..... $2500 + time it takes to locate it


    think it would sink if someone put a few bullet holes in the bows?

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