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Old 12-05-2016, 17:46   #31
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Re: Vale Monte

I only knew Monte through his posts and replies. Always very helpful and generous in sharing.

Sincere condolences to Jen & family.

It's a reminder for us to live life to the fullest and it looks like that is what Monte was doing.

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Old 12-05-2016, 18:20   #32
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Very sorry to hear of your loss.

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Old 12-05-2016, 19:46   #33
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RIP Monte. Thanks for helping so many sailors with your knowledge.

Condolences Jen :-(
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Old 12-05-2016, 21:08   #34
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So hard to believe. One of the good guys.

Condolences to his family and those who knew him.
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Old 12-05-2016, 21:43   #35
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Such a loss. Deepest condolences to Jen.

Only known him for 3 years but in those 3 he sure crammed in alot - far far more than most in twice the time- so take some comfort in that. Fellow surfer, kiter and sailor. He knew how to get the most out of life.

Gutted for him that he never made it as far as the Pacific on Sephina. I know I will be thinking of him when I finally get through the Panama Canal.
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Old 12-05-2016, 22:30   #36
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Re: Vale Monte

So sad.

I only knew Rob through CF, but his posts were always full of helpful advice with a dose of humour.

He will be missed.

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Old 12-05-2016, 23:35   #37
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Deepest sympathies, and condolences to his family, and all who knew & loved Monte.
I only knew him through his posts here - always to the point and never offensive.
Great loss to the community.
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Old 13-05-2016, 02:20   #38
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So sorry to hear such sad news, will miss his thoughtful posts.
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Old 13-05-2016, 03:33   #39
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Damn! Monte was so helpful in our passage planning to Portugal and thoughts of buying a catamaran - what a great guy.

Thoughts go out to Jen & families.

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Old 13-05-2016, 13:11   #40
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Truly tragic!
I only knew Monte through the forum and the multiple emails we exchanged. He was always very generous with his time and knowledge as he guided us through our year long process of acquiring our sailboat. I must've asked him a dozen stupid questions but he was never condescending, impolite or dismissive. He was a true gentleman. It was very evident that he loved sailing , what he was doing and life in general. He truly wanted others to experience the same joy.
I read this entire thread and it speaks volumes of the man's character , having managed to touch the lives of so many he never met in person

I raise my glass to you Monte..... "Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find"

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Old 13-05-2016, 18:33   #41
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Just terrible, shocking news.

I've only corresponded with Rob, but would have loved to meet him in person.

My heart goes out to Jen.
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Old 15-05-2016, 02:45   #42
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It makes me cry. I loved him.

We buddy sailed down the coast of Spain and Portugal. He taught me so much.

My condolences to Jen and his family.

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Our deepest condolences to Jen and family. Monte, as I knew him on CF, provided balanced, fair and non-controversial moderator feedback. He was well respected. And he will be missed.
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Old 15-05-2016, 05:22   #44
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Hi everyone,

It's hard to find words even when there's so many to say...

I wish I could write the most beautiful lyrics for him but
I am far from be as good writer as Monte. I just feel like I need to tell you something, anything but something.

SO I want to Thank you all for your words and thoughts, but above all for having been taking the time to share with Monte his dream, knowledge and that same passion for oceans.
I never really came here before, but I heard a lot of stories, funny, weird or else, that Monte was enjoying reading me large smile on his face. That little giggling he had when he was quietly reading the forum allowed me to see the enjoyment he had when he was sharing with you guys what he really likes.
I love him so much!

I will now need a lot of informations, I'll have thousand of questions and in The cruel twist of irony, never Monte will be answering them. But I am sure that I'll find a lot of answers in his previous posts but also from all of you.
For now
I still in bequia waiting for his remains
Then I'll keep sailing his dream
I'll set sail far away from shore
And with the fair winds
I'll go where my Captain can rest in peace.

thank you again.
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Hi Jen,
I have absolutley not doubt that the Cruisers Forum Family will be here to help in anyway possible.

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