He made the girl laugh a few times. But he couldn’t pull her out of his sad, lonely mood. For most of the day she sat on the deck of the boat, staring openly into the ocean. Purple door phone case. Could the grief of Potova have opened up a series of boat mishaps? At first, the sailboat’s motives for some reason stopped working. The boat was swept away by sea currents from place to place. When the engine room was repaired, a sudden gust of wind rose and washed away the boat’s surface.