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I suspect the whales did it

by duckman / March 26, 2007 11:29 PM PDT
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(NT) global warming strikes again
by Mark5019 / March 27, 2007 1:07 AM PDT
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RE: (NT)
by caktus / March 27, 2007 5:23 PM PDT

Well, just darn that global for "warming strikes again" Wink

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I would be a little concerned about
by John Robie / March 28, 2007 3:47 AM PDT

the stability of the mast on other catamarans... say like in Florida & the Gulf coast since two masts have recently broke in Hawaii. My daughter & her hubby took the Hawaii catamaran tour a few years ago and enjoyed. I spent a good deal of time in Hawaii years ago, but was only on local non catamaran fishing boats catching fish.

http://hawaiirama.com/2007/03/breaking-news-fatal-catamaran

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I thought I had heard that the
by duckman / March 28, 2007 3:51 AM PDT

boat in question had been inspected

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Follow up
by duckman / March 28, 2007 3:57 AM PDT
http://www.nbc5.com/news/11391935/detail.html?rss=chi&psp=nationalnews

The Coast Guard said the craft passed its most recent inspection in September, gaining a seaworthiness certificate that was good for five years.

"On a typical inspection of a catamaran, a Coast Guard investigator or inspector will examine all of the structural integrity of the vessel, and that includes the mast. We will closely examine the mast and how it's built, and again, the overall integrity of the boat," Titchen said.
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