AFTER four days stranded off the coast of Byron Bay, yacht skipper Ken Hogan finally decided he needed help.
His 27ft sailing yacht, Piscean Dream, encountered bad weather which damaged some of his gear, and the engine broke down.
"It was real rough; the seas were bad," he said.
"I had to sleep tied down to the deck because I was worried that I was going to be thrown off the boat.
"By the fourth day I was hallucinating and isolated."
Marine Rescue Ballina towed the vessel back to Ballina in conditions that were "not ideal".
The crew tied up at the Lance Ferris Wharf in Fawcett Park.