Last night we reported on the sail boat (technically a tri-moran) that was taking on water off the shores of Emma Schmitz View Point. At the time, the captain was certain everything was under control.
It appears the very same boat, sofa and all, sunk off in the Puget Sound waters by Harbor Crest Condos.
Even the smaller boat that was appearing to assist the tri last night is beached.
Updated 2/14/13 7:00PM
Scupper here, spoke to the skipper about what happened during last night’s tow from Emma Schmitz View Point as well as his future plans to “right the ship”. He explained that he made it to about Fauntleroy when his battery died on his run-about tug due to leaving the running lights on while beached. By the time he changed batteries out, the current pushed him back to the condo’s.
Skip is hoping to make some fiberglass repairs over the next couple of days (at low tide) and then move on towards his Tacoma birth.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the weather stays as calm as forecasted through Friday. Saturday is posed to be blowing 15 to 25 knots from the SW with waves building from 2 to 4 feet. It could be treacherous to both life and craft if he gets delayed & sets off on Saturday.
Update 2/15/13 8:00AM (High tide)
Appears that the skip has everything tied off and under control.
Update 2/15/13 3:00PM (Low tide)
Skipper making repairs with plywood/screws and duct tape in effort to float the boat on high tide tomorrow morning