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Old 12-04-2011, 19:03   #136
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Re: Mike Harker Savagely Beaten In Carribean

I just stumbled across a blog post randomly, and recognized his name from this thread. This is the people he was anchoring behind when he passed.
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Well, there you have it. Mike had a stroke or heart attack while single-handing his 48' Hunter. He was up on the bow, setting the anchor. Who knows if the wounds from his attack contributed to his death? Hell, he'd been through so much I guess it all added up. He sure went out in style though...he was a class act.
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Re: Mike Harker Savagely Beaten In Carribean

Wow, what a loss.
I met Mike at the Marina del Rey, Ca boatshow a few years ago. He gave a talk about his life and travels. He lived quite a life and was just finishing his second circumnavigation.
He was an inspiration and probably set me on the track to buying my first boat. RIP.
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Re: Mike Harker Savagely Beaten In Carribean

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He sure went out in style though...he was a class act.
I spent time on Mike's 46 before I bought my 46. He was extremely generous with his time, inviting me, a total stranger, to sail his boat so I could get a sense of whether I really wanted to invest in my own.

He was, indeed, a class act.
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Rest in Peace Mike.

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