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Old 23-09-2017, 17:02   #1
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Guess not all boat people are nice!

From USA TODAY
'Ghost boat's' owner is in Key West jail on attempted-murder charges, officials say
The abandoned 45-foot sailboat Cuki was reported Tuesday morning on the sand near Melbourne Beach

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Old 23-09-2017, 17:44   #2
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Bet he was out of rum.
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Yes, unfortunately there are unsavory characters in the boating community too. A cruiser was murdered by another sailor for his boat in the San Blas a few years ago.
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Old 24-09-2017, 06:26   #4
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No, They're not all nice. However, I would venture to say that a great majority of them will risk life and limb to help you and save your boat. I can't begin to count the number of times people have stopped to ask if I needed assistance, called to tell me there was an issue in an anchorage, or just offered food and drink because they were having lunch.

My experience has been that most are indeed very nice.
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Re: Guess not all boat people are nice!

Christmas Island is a magnet for not nice boat owners.
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Old 24-09-2017, 07:03   #6
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So is Thailand
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Old 24-09-2017, 08:10   #7
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When you see what happened in the supermarkets where customers started to fight to get the maximum bottled water cases, some of them piling cartfull of those cases without regard to others, when you see the looters rampaging in Texas and Florida, you have the feeling that in places, civilised behavior is most of the time a very thin varnish that hardly covers the the savagery that lies just under. Or is this having to do with a society where individualism and greed and the main social values.
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Old 24-09-2017, 08:21   #8
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That will be stripped clean in a month. There will be nothing left but a fibre glass hull.
Just sayn'.
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Old 24-09-2017, 08:29   #9
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Or is this having to do with a society where individualism and greed are the main social values.
No IMO all "civilization" is a very thin fragile veneer. Remove its infrastructure, survival truly at stake, the idealistic niceties go out the window and humans quickly revert to animal savagery.

No effective prepping for that on a large scale, and not a world I'd want to survive in anyway.
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Old 24-09-2017, 08:31   #10
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Re: Guess not all boat people are nice!

Boat people tend to be one of two types: those who categorize people into groups and those who don't. :-)

But seriously, most boat people are into boating because they love the life-style and would do anything to help out a fellow boater.

However, there are a significant number of wierdos who are living the solitary life of a live-aboard boater only because they can't deal well with the rest of society. On land they would be homeless; or eccentric neighbors who will have nothing to do with anyone else; or in jail for domestic abuse, etc. We all know the type, and boating is not immune.
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"The thin veneer of civilization "
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Ever heard of pirates?
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Ever heard of pirates?

Ever see Dead Calm?
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When you see what happened in the supermarkets where customers started to fight to get the maximum bottled water cases, some of them piling cartfull of those cases without regard to others, when you see the looters rampaging in Texas and Florida, you have the feeling that in places, civilised behavior is most of the time a very thin varnish that hardly covers the the savagery that lies just under. Or is this having to do with a society where individualism and greed and the main social values.
Like that guy that was videoed in Florida taking more than his ration of flat screen TV's
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Re: Guess not all boat people are nice!

Boat people are like people in general. Some are nice, some are not. The prospect of living on a derelict boat for free attracts more than its share of "not nice" people.
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