|sv Imagine's rudder damage|
Sabrina = "Rut-row. That can't be good. He should be in Grenada by now. It wasn't there last night when we left the cockpit at midnight to go to bed. I hope everything is ok."
Tom = "I am going to get us doubles for breakfast. I think I will stop by on the way back and check in with him."
FYI - Best husband in the world.....he went and got us doubles for breakfast. YUM!
I know you have heard me mention on more than one occasion how we have to keep a close eye out for fishing floats and how hard they are to spot. They are usually marked with two or three small plastic pop bottles- often clear in color.....because that's easy to spot. NOT!! If you will remember, we even snagged a fishing float on two different occasions in season two. These fishing floats are usually 1-3 miles off island coastlines.
Besides these coastal fishing floats, we also have to keep an eye out for bigger fishing nets. These are much larger and spread out over a bigger area. Usually between Grenada and Trinidad. These seem to be set out at night. They might have a tiny light or two on them or they might not. Same is true for the fishing pirogue (type of fishing boat found in the Caribbean). Sometimes the only light is the headlamp worn by the fisherman. Tiny lights like these are nearly impossible to see in any sort of seas other than dead-flat-calm.
Even if you spot the lights, it is very difficult to tell which way to steer to for clear water.
|Deep cut by polypro line and net|
He was able to haul the next morning to start repairs. The good news in all of this is that he is okay. This is now the third boat we have known to get caught in these types of nets.