we can do shoulda woulda coulda forever. yes he shoulda taken the icw.
prolly woulda been still alive.
coulda been a lot less of a mess.
but it is done. r i p to the family. have the boys been found yet?
with little to no money
it is difficult to pull a wad of cash out yer ass. i know. i had to come 300 miles with only receiving vhf, no transmission
. oops. seems a furycame took care of that. and the hand helds i bought specifically for trip failed mid trip . ok... so i am broke. we were fortunate than cabo corrientes winds laid down and so did seas. i was spozed to catch 2 meter seas on my trip--those disappeared. i was damn lucky, yes. so shoot me for no epirb
not yada yada yada. this family had no such good fortune.it is most sad. but this still happens.
yes he shoulda gone inside. perhaps he thought there was an obstruction of some kind, perhaps he didnt know about the icw there. it is gorgeous, btw.
much safer than open ocean. is why we used it when we did. other than the awesome views encountered inside, it is nice n safe. one must have charts
to run it. and a depth sounder
but we can sit for hours and diss this family.
what is done is done. hindsight is not their option, unfortunately. may they r i p
what i wanna know is why the folks who stated in socialmedia that they saw flare didnt go to the aid of the flare sender. they SAID they were told was a training exercise... but, training exercises, i have watched while under way , use many many flares. these folks only sent one or two.
THAT is an issue.
perhaps some special training for new sailors
to respond to flare sightings appropriately should be taught in the classes
yŠll are so proud to have been taking before departure might make life safer? after all, flares themselves do nothing. set them off they make a light that the sender counts on someone seeing and responding appropriately to seeing. .
now those who actually SEE the flares need to learn how to respond appropriately. not just sail on. respond. this smells of kitty genovese reactions by the witnesses to the flares. all watched no one responded.
could appropriate responses have saved at least one member
of this family from dying?