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

  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 .

  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.

  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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