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Old 27-09-2011, 16:31   #1
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MarkJ Missing ?

Has anyone in the Grenada area seen MarkJ lately. I know he was going to have his boat hauled for some work but it seems a little strange that he was so active on the forum and went quiet very suddenly. I have sent him a PM with no response.

If anyone is in the area and could ask around it would be good to hear how he is doing.
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Old 27-09-2011, 17:14   #2
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Re: MarkJ missing?

He hauled his boat and then got hauled off to jail on an environmental charge. It appears that by hauling out, he destroyed the only known habitat of the almost extinct thruhull peekaboo blenny. He didn't help his case by stating that he was sharing his processed meals with the fish.

He is expected to return in 3-5 years, but may not have forum privileges right away.

That's what I heard, anyway...

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Old 27-09-2011, 17:25   #3
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He hauled his boat and then got hauled off to jail on an environmental charge. It appears that by hauling out, he destroyed the only known habitat of the almost extinct thruhull peekaboo blenny. He didn't help his case by stating that he was sharing his processed meals with the fish.

He is expected to return in 3-5 years, but may not have forum privileges right away.

That's what I heard, anyway...

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Old 27-09-2011, 17:27   #4
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Re: MarkJ missing?

Yeah... I was wondering what he was up to.
I figured the mods had to rap him over the knuckles for something, probably indecent exposure, and he was just sulking in the naughty corner
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Old 27-09-2011, 17:39   #5
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Has anyone in the Grenada area seen MarkJ lately. I know he was going to have his boat hauled for some work but it seems a little strange that he was so active on the forum and went quiet very suddenly. I have sent him a PM with no response.

If anyone is in the area and could ask around it would be good to hear how he is doing.

Chances are, if he's out of the water, the quicker he gets back in the cheaper it is.

So he's probably up to his very sweaty armpits the whole day covered in antifouling paint. I can't imagine him supervising the locals doing the work!
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Old 27-09-2011, 18:43   #6
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Re: MarkJ missing?

Yeah, could be, but he is a regular poster when he isn't at sea, and all of a sudden his posts stopped. He was supposed to be getting his new solar controller and was going to let us know how it worked out.
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Old 27-09-2011, 18:50   #7
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Re: MarkJ missing?

I wonder if anyone is in contact with the Cruiser's net on Amateur radio, if they could get people asking around.
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Old 27-09-2011, 18:51   #8
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I heard he had a sex change, and changed his name to C Luv... ;>
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Old 27-09-2011, 19:13   #9
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I heard he had a sex change, and changed his name to C Luv... ;>

mmm... Sea Life = C Luv

You could be onto something here. But then she said she had a sense of humour...
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The Blennie grapevine says he's in Venezuela.
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Old 28-09-2011, 02:08   #11
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venezuela=cheap rum,cheap fuel,polar beer,bad wifi ,the ruin of many a solo sailor......
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Re: MarkJ missing?

Regardless of the humour, I am with DeepFzr here, it does seem unusual for MarkJ to be off line for almost 3 weeks without some explanation or warning.
I trust he is safe and is just taking a rest from cyberworld and is actually enjoying the real world.
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I heard he was the only known recipient of falling space junk this week.
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Yeah, could be, but he is a regular poster when he isn't at sea, and all of a sudden his posts stopped. He was supposed to be getting his new solar controller and was going to let us know how it worked out.
Folks were wondering what that smoke drifting over the palms was from. On the other hand if he moved to some other area the WIFI may not exactly be the best. I have that happen here in from one side of a harbor to the other. I can imagine the connection situation down in "paradise" may be much worse.
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News Updates

maybe he got caught up in this:

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Trinidad & Tobago still open for business despite "Limited State of Emergency" & Curfew in Trinidad

Updated 20th September 2011. Latest on maritime curfew affecting Trinidad. Tobago still open for business as usual

On the 21st of August 2011, the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago was placed under a “limited State of Emergency” (SOE) by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. The SOE was implemented by the government in order to deal with the prevalent gang and drug culture in some areas of Trinidad. The SOE has now been extended until November.......

For further up-to-date information, please contact either John Stickland of Store Bay Marine Services (john@sbms.co.tt) (+1) 868 390 5408 or visit Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Official Website.
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