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Old 08-04-2016, 09:53   #91
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I think you should change your handle from Cadence to Clueless.
Maybe true but at least not Gullables Travels.
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Hi Cadence

Thanks for your kind words, it's always very heart warming to get messages of support and help for my search.

Just to let you know I have just been messed around with the local police and coastguard and yesterday spent the whole day driving around the island spending money I do not have.

As a scam... I must be really stupid but where is the scam ? I have 3 different nearby boats as witnesses, I just got a message that another boat has photos of the incident.

When I get the photos, I will pass them on to you.

As the boat as the only thing I own..it's true. What don't I have enough personal wealth for you ?
Excellent news! You seem to have the required evidence and sufficient information to identify the boat and captain. Let's hope someone will soon find the boat.

If you have extra time now, you could check one recent mail stream at the Cruisers Forum.
Salvaged yacht does a runner...
You may wish to jump to message #131 to see the outcome so far.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:50   #93
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Re: Hit and Run in St Maarten

Since I seem to becoming the uncaring bastard. Let me ask what is the recourse if the guy is found? I believe he said the cops and CG blew him off.

If he had significant damage I feel for him. But the whole thing is academic.

What is he going to do sail the guy down in another national jurisdiction?
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Since I seem to becoming the uncaring bastard. Let me ask what is the recourse if the guy is found? I believe he said the cops and CG blew him off.

If he had significant damage I feel for him. But the whole thing is academic.

What is he going to do sail the guy down in another national jurisdiction?


Maybe if we don't act like 2ats he'll tell us when it's done?



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Old 08-04-2016, 18:00   #95
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Wow, I can't believe the posts in here.

What is your problem Cadence?! Looks to me like pride won't let you back down now. Just think of how people would react to you if you were saying these things in person. And then just give it a rest.


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Part of Sint Maarten is Dutch. Unless I missed something recently, there's also a French part. The OP doesn't say where the incident occurred.
Uh yeah, he clearly spelled it Maarten in the thread title which is the Dutch side. The French is spelled Martin.

Anyway, this thread is crazy Not even going to read past this first page.

Best of luck and I'll keep an eye out for him in Anguilla.
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To put it into perspective, perhaps . . .

My boat has been hit more times than I can count, over the years. Been dragged into in the middle of the night, had a large power boat lose control in the tide and smash my davits, had a Dutch sailboat lose control in the tide and smash into my topside, had an English boat do exactly the same, two weeks later, and smashed the hydroplanes off my dinghy motor, had another English boat (a beautiful Swan) lose control in a sidewind and bash into the side of me, which happened less than a week after a fishing boat t-boned me at anchor, causing serious damage. Oh and a few weeks after that, a racing keel boat misjudged getting into a windward berth, and got blown into me.
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Googling "Bavaria 47 Marifa" shows a Gerard Sirot describing himself as a lawyer from Bern, Switzerland, advertising on a whole bunch of websites in about four languages for female crew.
Those two points speak volumes!

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it might be an idea to post on some of the French forums as well if you want to totally destroy this guys reputation........@cadence.....we haven't had a proper lynchin in a while on CF................
It seems some of the usual suspects here did not too long ago with the poor bastard that had his little ship slip it's mooring and drifted out to sea. The armchair and slip sailors ripped him a new one.
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Since I seem to becoming the uncaring bastard. Let me ask what is the recourse if the guy is found? I believe he said the cops and CG blew him off.

If he had significant damage I feel for him. But the whole thing is academic.

What is he going to do sail the guy down in another national jurisdiction?
I know what I'd do...

'Invite him aboard for a cup of tea and a brief but spirited debate regarding ettiquite and social responsibility'

I might not get my boat fixed but I sure would feel better knowing Id helped educate the ignorant.

What would you do? Just cop it on the chin and wear it without even bothering to even attempt to get compensation? That would make you a far more forgiving person than most or perhaps just super chill and wealthy.
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Anyway, this thread is crazy Not even going to read past this first page.
Ahhhh, you're on page 7......
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Ahhhh, you're on page 7......
There is a reply button on every page and of course the forum puts my post at the end.
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Was there any noticeable damage to his boat that you could specify? I'm in Palapa Marina. Will keep an eye out.




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Wow, I can't believe the posts in here.

What is your problem Cadence?! Looks to me like pride won't let you back down now. Just think of how people would react to you if you were saying these things in person. And then just give it a rest.


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I have no dog in the fight. It just appears we have gotten limited info. on the damage and one side of a story.

Gerard Sirot may well be an honorable man. It appears to be a rush to judgement.
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I have no dog in the fight. It just appears we have gotten limited info. on the damage and one side of a story.

Gerard Sirot may well be an honorable man. It appears to be a rush to judgement.

One side of the story...

Swiss lawyer with an expensive boat... hmmmm I doubt he is all that honorable ;-)

The one side of the story is pretty troubling.
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One side of the story...

Swiss lawyer with an expensive boat... hmmmm I doubt he is all that honorable ;-)

The one side of the story is pretty troubling.
Yep! But still no pics or explanation of damages. I missed he was a Swiss Lawyer. I seem not to like lawyers unless they work for me also. But his occupation would make me think he would not run? JMHO

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