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Thread: Koh Samia lost the keel

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    Default Koh Samia lost the keel

    I read this evening on Sailing Anarchy that Koh Samia (Mini 6.5 #714) lost the keel off Marina Del Rey in Santa Monica Bay. He is ok.

    He was prepping the boat for the 2012 SSS TransPac, and this is a bit of a set-back, to say the least. Words of encouragement would be a good thing.

    http://www.kohsamia.com/blog/

    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/ind...owtopic=120688



    - rob/beetle

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    Wow...that really sucks!! Glad the skipper is Ok and he has had a chance to dry off.

    Best wishes for getting the boat back up and running again.

    Jim/Haulback

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the comments, I made it to the lifeguards boat just before she turtled... it would have been pretty messy otherwise.

    I remember just having two plans on my mind: how to get the flares container out (and my bag with all the documents) and to get ready to take the liferaft out. Thankfully I didn't fall in the water, because, even being in SoCal, the lifeguards had a 5mm wetsuit on... And now that I think about it, I had the 4mm wetsuit I use to clean the bottom with me... no way my brain processed/remembered so many things...

    Also, I've been thinking a lot about those crappy rudders that kept me out of the starting line for the 2010 SHTP... may be it was a good thing after all.

    I'll recover from this one somehow, and, as I still want to keep learning singlehanding sailing, I'm sure I'll be there again some day.

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    As you know Santi, I look forward to sailing with you. Let me know what I can do.

    And by the way, Emma's Pocket Rocket will be for sale in November in Brazil.
    Last edited by Phil MacFarlane; 04-15-2011 at 02:17 AM.

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    Plenty of time, Santi ... Mirage's keel was reinforced in the 3 weeks prior to our honeymoon Pacific Cup in '04. Keep on keep'n on!

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for your words of support! Things are slowly moving, as I just got the check from the insurance, and that definitely helps! (but it'll still be uphill for a while...).

    In any case they'll keep Koh Samia until the investigation finishes, and, I've been told it will take from 6 months to about a year. So Koh Samia will not be at the start of 2012's SHTP...

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