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Old 03-03-2016, 01:53   #61
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I certainly dont think ill be too lucky if i cark it out 'doing what i love'.
Nah, let's decide here and now we'll both die unhappy, mean and grumpy old folks, who came to shore after at least 2 to maybe even 3 decades of happily sailing the wide blue seas, and a couple of years of enjoying being grumpy old folk
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[QUOTE=Lizzy Belle;2062197]I'm in my early 40's and about do go out and do something I love.
I seriously hope I don't die today, and I will definitely NOT consider myself lucky if I do ..

This sailor was only 59. I just don't see the 'lucky' in his passing, sorry.

And no, death doesn't have to be sad or tragic or whatever - sometimes it's even a blessing. I've seen enough people die a horrible, slow death to know death can be a huge relief - for all involved. But when an otherwise healthy, not elderly person suddenly dies, calling them lucky seems a bit ... wrong.
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Two ways off looking at it Lizzy.. it could just be he was lucky he lived that long.. looking back at my many 'near misses' through my life I reckon I am..
As for the Wedding day analogy.. depends whether it was before or after the 'Bang'
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As for the Wedding day analogy..
I deleted that, not a nice picture to paint. Nor is what I wanted to write, then didn't, but ended up posting anyway.

But I was serious about the going out and doing something I doing, so off I go - and hopefully ... if I'm lucky ... I'll be back later
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Can you provide a link to what your siting? I can't seem to google anything about an autopsy.

Never mind, it turned up when I quoted you ?
Just had a little snag trying to copypaste the link (android..)
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I've been waiting to see a comment regarding a mono-hull sailboat recently discovered somewhere in the warmer climes with the mummified remains of its owner sitting at the nav station. I only caught the tail end of this story on TV news, and never saw another repeat on any other channel.
Does anyone have further information regarding this? There was a comment that he was believed to be of German origin ... surely it shouldn't be too hard to determine exactly who this poor man was, given the fact he was aboard his boat, with a name on the transom and presumably documents aboard.
There must be more to this story than I have heard so far?
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I've been waiting to see a comment regarding a mono-hull sailboat recently discovered somewhere in the warmer climes with the mummified remains of its owner sitting at the nav station.
Sigh ...

There have been at least 8 topics opened on this news, and the mods have had to merge them.

This forum has a search function; click on Search in the menu above and look down a little. Use the Google search. In this case, I found two topics including the one with the merged posts:

Dead Sailor found adrift in Philippines > 5 pages of comments

There are probably more topics as this was posted over and over, but this 2nd link should be all you need.

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There was a comment that he was believed to be of German origin ... surely it shouldn't be too hard to determine exactly who this poor man was,
He was indeed German, and the latest update reveals he died of a heart attack approx. one week before he was found.
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Your stated purpose in posting seems a little 'far fetched' Pelagic. Do you really think CF is the way to be alerting family of a lost loved one?
CF has been great at networking and helping sailor's families who are looking for overdue or lost contact boats.

We help each other... and when I posted.... it was before the photos came out.

Curious, what is the "best way" to tell a family about someone finding a deceased loved one ... half way around the world?

I would say....the quickest way.
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Video shows yacht team finding Manfred Fritz Bajorat's boat off the Philippines | Daily Mail Online
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Re: Dead Sailor found adrift in Philippines

Again a new twist in the story https://www.facebook.com/clipperroun...3974981512726/
Race crew found the boat the skipper allready dead a month ago.
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Amazing footage and professionally executed by Crew..... One question....did they report their findings to anyone at the time....with a position report?
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Amazing footage and professionally executed by Crew..... One question....did they report their findings to anyone at the time....with a position report?
Yes, to USCG Guam.
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If you look at the footage of the boarding...at the end you see some nicely coiled sheets near the cockpit hatch......

How on earth given the other carnage on board are they like that?
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If you look at the footage of the boarding...at the end you see some nicely coiled sheets near the cockpit hatch......

How on earth given the other carnage on board are they like that?
OMG, we hooked a conspiratorists
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not saying anything......just thought it odd, and should not be like that.
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Coiled lines like that get pretty stiff in a salty environment and tend to stay put
....Also, i can see them as being a fond touch of reassurance and pride that the boat will survive the ordeal he was facing.
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