There's an old adage that the time to board a life raft is when you must step up into it, yet Almeisan stayed afloat for many hours after sustaining the initial damage, and her remaining three crewmembers were rescued from her decks early Sunday evening. The Coast Guard provided Cruising World with video footage of the boat taken from a C-130 aircraft, and while down a bit in the bow, she appeared to be coping well with the large swells. Ultimately, these images raise many questions but provide few answers. For instance, why did Tighe feel his chances were better in a raft? Why didn't a boat like Almeisan carry storm shutters? And, most pointedly, why on earth was anyone at sea in the teeth of a violent nor'easter that had been forecast days in advance?