44 thoughts on “Atlantic crossing on Wally 100 Indio with VOR-sailors

  1. awesome11991

    so interesting how everyone is from different places and they all speak english and work on the same boat. really an amazing video

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  2. not telling

    NEVER EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES should you pull a grounded sailing vessel off backwards , The Risk Of damage is way to high . Due to the fact that the keel will act as a pivot point and dig the rudder into the bottom when pulled from behind . The rudder is the weakest part of your running gear and is easily damaged . A damaged rudder would be a nightmare on that size vessel , and would immediately take you out the game for several weeks or more depending on where you are in the world . Waiting for the tide will always be your safest bet especially on a vessel that side . Even if the tide is still outgoing let her lay over on the keel until the tide comes back around , just don't forget to set a catch anchor so that when she floats free you stay in place instead of the tide continuing to push you aground . If you must have assistance always make sure you are pulled from the bow GENTLY , a lot of Force is never needed . The assisting vessel just needs to let the grounded vessel lean over resting on the keel and slowly turn the bow into the current . Then the assisting vessel needs to tighten the tow line to get as close to the bow as possible and use their prop wash along with the current to ( dig ) wash out the keel re-floating the grounded vessel . Pulling from the bow will use the keel to pivot the boat forward lifting the rudder from harms way and reducing the risk of damage . This will work , depending on the setup and size of the assisting vessel for grounded vessels up to 60ft and 8-10ft keels or less in sandy or muddy bottoms . Waiting on the tide is my recommendation if the support vessel capt does not have a decent amount of experience in ungrounding sailing vessels . Do not be afraid to let the tide fall and for her to lay over on her side resting on the keel . just keep an eye out for the rudder , make sure it does not contact the bottom . You can always get out and dig a hole by hand for the rudder if needed . The keel and hull are always the strongest and mostly overbuilt pieces of the puzzle so let them take the brunt of any force .

    Hope this helps any sailor who may have this issue in the future , which will be anyone who owns a boat long enough .

    EXPERIENCE – 8 years commercial towing and salvage capt in a heavily shoaled and high transit area on the east coast of the US . Ungrounded 2-5 sailing vessels a day on average .

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  3. shananagans5

    Hey, that looks like the bottle that got caught in my cooling water intake & caused my boat to burn. 🙂 lol Looks like great fun. I guess a big fast boat, plenty of crew & supplies makes all the difference.

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  4. Zeno Guy

    Acoustic guitar sounds great.  Agree with the sleep thing.  #1 eat right #2 sleep.  You're the most important piece of equipment on the boat.  Take care of it.

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