Re: Bali Hai Abandoned
Here’s what the father of the rescue swimmer posted online:
Capi Tan Lucky from what I was told is they were taking on water and had no power for a generator to run a sump. They were in 40 ft seas - it's hard to tell that from the angle of the video. During the rescue the boat was still drifting and drifted for 20 - 30 miles during the time they were accomplishing the rescue
Mohammad and Aty
Amel 54 #099
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:02 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bali Hai Abandoned
Certainly not being judgmental but, the conditions don’t seem life treating. The boat seems to be going along just fine with the stern into the weather. Was there other equipment failures?
The jumping into the water and being hoisted into a helicopter would scare me a hell of a lot more than riding out the weather.
What was the story on the boat? I can imagine it sunk. Was it found sailing along somewhere by itself?
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Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
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On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via groups.io
The Bali Hai incident happened Nov. 2020, not recently.
I am surprised that Bali Hai was abandoned. Does anyone know the experience of the crew, Was Bali Hai ever recovered?
The seas did not seem so bad, I am sure that a Jordan Series drogue would have made the difference and she would still be floating with the same owners.
Kimberlite Amel SM 376
Regrettably, Bali Hai was lost in the Atlantic near the US shore when the crew abandoned her.
Here are some photos of an aft cabin hatch install on a SM. I do not recommend the wooden outside spacer used in this modification. If an external spacer is used I believe it should be fabricated from GRP.
That coach roof is balsa filled, so any penetration should be done by experienced people and care should be taken that the exposed balsa in sealed correctly.