Sailboat adrift for 5 weeks, recovered then SUNK!(Learning By Doing Ep157)

Sailboat adrift for 5 weeks, recovered then SUNK!(Learning By Doing Ep157)

On route from Indonesia to Darwin, Australia this Tayana 37 ran into problems and the decision was made to abandon ship. The 2 crew were picked up by a passing ship and the sailboat was set adrift. It floated around in the currents for5 weeks before being recovered back close to were the voyage began. After a fair bit of hassle the boat was returned to an anchorage on Rote island but then, 2 weeks later in a nasty westerly blow she was sunk on the reef.
I interviewed the man who recovered her and got his side of the story.

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30 Replies to “Sailboat adrift for 5 weeks, recovered then SUNK!(Learning By Doing Ep157)”

  1. If you don't think you're boat is in good enough shape to keep you safe in the worst storm you shouldn't be taking it off shore, you have to have faith in your boat, this boat was built so tough that it pulled through a storm on it's own, with only a tear in it's sail.

  2. If you aren’t maintaining or repairing it’re just slowly sinking it … maintenance, repairs, maintenance, repairs, maintenance, repairs, maintenance, repairs … a boat isn’t made for idle hands

  3. Love your thoughts on paint, cameras, toys and bling being the absolute last thing you spend your re-fit budget on. Great advice for newbie sailors dreaming of living the YouTube Vlogger sailor life. There are some real "winners" out there that should NOT be on the water, for sure!

  4. Sailing Moon I agree with you on that I'm not even going to click the like on this video because of it being a sad story that is so awful. And to the owner of the boat I'm sorry for your loss on your boat but at least you're safe God bless you watching from Roseville California USA Ray Garrett

  5. Humm Tayana 37. Great boats if they are fully renovated. A few known problems with them. Doing that trip with the old Perkins and no way to do a raw water pump repair? Shame that the snubber failed. Sad story. Sail Safe mate. Ant, Cid & the pooch crew.

  6. Yeah, so so sad. People like myself dying to spend some of our twilight years sailing for a few years, and can’t afford blue water boats. Tragedy and it happens all the time around the world.

  7. "Liking" this video seems somehow wrong. What an uplifting and, at the same time a sad tale. Thanks for sharing.

    I guess there are two takeaways from this:

    Firstly, of course, we don't know the circumstances that prompted the crew to abandon the boat but the old adage of never stepping DOWN into a liferaft is absolutely right – in other words until your boat is actually sinking, stick with it! Yes, get your liferaft deployed and prepare your grab bag but the liferaft should be an absolute last resort.

    Secondly (and this is no reflection on your pal, who clearly went way above and beyond to help a fellow sailor), never rely on your windlass to secure your anchor chain – even with a snubber. I always apply the snubber and cleat the bitter end of the line to a deck cleat then pay out some chain to give slack above the snubber attachment then wind the chain around a second deck cleat. The cleats are designed to take the load, the windlass is not.

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