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But is the fridge safe?

 

31st May 2019 – 0248 hours
Sat Phone Message from a crew member
Big crack in keel. Not in raft yet. May get picked up by cargo vessel in 24 hours.

A note on the Ran Tan Racing Facebook Page, 5 hours earlier.
Hi all. Again, many thanks for the messages of support, thoughts and wishes. It has been an emotional journey dealing with these events, but I’m so impressed and thankful for the work that the Wellington Rescue Centre and the US Coastguard in Honolulu have put in on behalf of our team of three sailors out here. In the attached screen shot Ran Tan is the Pleasure vessel noted. They may be a long way from the nearest land but there are an amazing number of ships, yachts, boats, tugs etc out there also. US Coastguard will alert us when they are able to contact a suitable vessel to rendevous with Ran Tan. The boys have got the fridge ready to go, so at least they’ll have cold beers in the liferaft while they wait.

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good outcome at the end of the day.

Our beautiful boats can be replaced and resurrected.

Most of the time they will outlive us, look at Ranger and some of the other A class yachts. 

People can't be replaced !! 

 

Memories last - she was a great boat.  

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Glad everyone is safely off. Must be seriously frightening when the keel starts letting go - at least they had some warning and it didn't just randomly drop while sailing. 

 

Didn't this boat have some serious keel issues before, the ram broke and the keel smashed though the side of the wet box off Gisborne or Napier. 

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I don't know the answer to that, but ran tan was on the hard a year or so back at gulf harbour, and the keel was removed and taken away for a week or so.

So it has had (relatively) recent care and attention.

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Glad everyone is safely off. Must be seriously frightening when the keel starts letting go - at least they had some warning and it didn't just randomly drop while sailing.

 

Didn't this boat have some serious keel issues before, the ram broke and the keel smashed though the side of the wet box off Gisborne or Napier.

No was V5 and bit different to how you describe it

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A text from Hogie this morning informed us that the boys have now transferred to another vessel, which is heading to Mazatlan, on the west Coast of Mexico. ETA 4 to 5 days. I assume that they are on another of the Azteca fleet of fishing trawlers that is heading home as part of its regular operations.

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Pretty sure it was Ran Tan, back in its early Wellington Days, because two guys I know were on board delivering it at the time. 

No was V5 and bit different to how you describe it

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