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The Find Time yacht is floating again, and secured to a dock next to the dike road in Hudson, on Thursday morning, Sept. 5. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Mechanical failure said to have caused yacht to sink at Hudson dock

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A mechanical failure that allowed water to enter the 65-foot Find Time yacht is the reason it sank, Gordy Jarvis, the owner of the Hudson dock where it was tied, said Friday morning.


Once the three-story boat lost its buoyancy, the water came in from windows and other places, too, Jarvis said.

It took a 24-hour effort to raise the 171-ton, steel-hulled boat, he reported.

The second – and successful – salvage operation started at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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