Orca attack

TNLI

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Just by way of update, I heard back from the Nauticat owner who lost his rudder and contained under Hydrovane. He says the Hydrovane was *not* deployed during the attack and would probably have been destroyed if it had.
Nah, even a killer whale could not destroy a Hydrovane rudder. I had one on the steel Van Der Stadt 34 I circumnavigated with, and it's still by far the best self steering system, and the only one that would survive a bite or two.
 

sailaboutvic

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At least one skipper who experienced an "attack" said that they were obviously playing. In common with nearly everyone on here I have never had that experience ( in 70 years of sailing) even though I have lost count of the number of times that orcas have been close as I can almost see the tunny nets from where I am sitting. I shall continue to keep an open mind.
Playing is just a word someone decided to use to suggest what they doing and it's been use several time since , same as the word attacked,
Both words are mean less .
 
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