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Old 04-04-2014, 17:27   #151
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Reports say daughter is suffering from salmonella

Dads cooked breakfast!

I hope she's alright and Eric does a cooking course before they set off again.

(And hope they get the boat back home ok)
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Oh my I hope all turns out well for them. I have butterflys in my stomach.
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Re: Forum Member's boat and daughter in trouble off of Mexico

As an aside, did anyone else pick up the possibility of aerial refuelling of helicopters? I went back to read that again & the a/c are HH-60g Pave Hearts. VTOL I assume.

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Wow! What a lot of posts & outpouring of concern & support in such a short time. I Have never met Eric or Charlotte but I feel as though I know them after a following CF for a few years. I hope to meet them some time on the water. SO glad to hear the family OK and -bonus- the boat not lost. Best wishes to a speedy recovery to your daughter & success in whatever your future plans bring.

Big thanks and a heart-felt salute to the fine professionals who helped them. In know this was AIr NG but -We watch the CG practice SAR of Muskegon in the cold winter waters of Lake Michigan.
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As an aside, did anyone else pick up the possibility of aerial refuelling of helicopters? I went back to read that again & the a/c are HH-60g Pave Hearts. VTOL I assume.

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HH 60 G Pave Hawks. They are helicopters (all helicopters ar VTOLs ) designed as SAR platforms for battlefield conditions.
In fact they are SAR version of MH 60 G Pave Hawks, main medium weight helicopters for SOCOM forces.

MH 53 Pave Low has longer operational range, but, being heavy helicopter, is much less handy for the taking people off the yacht.

All Pave Hawks and Pave Lows are able to be refuelled in flight.

And they are probably the best aircrafts in the world in their respective categories.
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I came to this thread late; too late to post my concerns and thoughts for a quick rescue (for infant) and a quick response to provide help for Eric, family and boat. As others posted (below), while they may currently be out of harms way, they still have a long trip ahead and tough decisions to make. Somehow I think Eric will make all the best choices in the days ahead. My thoughts are still going out to him, his family and the boat.

I will refrain from commenting on the negative posts other than to say that I don't concur with those type of thoughts - especially at this time!

Well posted (as usual) Newt.
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I too have just found this and these thoughts mirror my own.
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I have four kids and have had them get hospitalized. I personally would not give a care about the boat. It is only money. The important thing is his family is ok. I wouldn't care if insurance would cover or not. I would scuttle it and go with my family. When my daughter was the same age she got rsv. She was in intensive care for three days and I did not leave her side. I didn't care about my business.
When I hear stories like this it amazes me how much can be done and how many good people are still in the world. SAR was great.

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It's great that Eric and his family have so many people rooting for them on this forum. It sounds like the sea gods have heard them, and now there is a happy ending in store. We still don't know about the boat though...

I once had salmonella, and it was easily the worst I've ever felt in my life. So - I surely can understand how that would impact a baby. Hopes and Prayers to all concerned...
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Re: Forum Member's boat and daughter in trouble off of Mexico

Just wishing Eric and the Rebel Hearts the best, both for the immediate crisis and for the long haul.
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For those who were interested in the refueling: https://twitter.com/129RQW/status/45...477824/photo/1
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I have four kids and have had them get hospitalized. I personally would not give a care about the boat. It is only money. The important thing is his family is ok. I wouldn't care if insurance would cover or not. I would scuttle it and go with my family. When my daughter was the same age she got rsv. She was in intensive care for three days and I did not leave her side. I didn't care about my business.
When I hear stories like this it amazes me how much can be done and how many good people are still in the world. SAR was great.

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Of course, you're right about family being far more important than the boat.

Don't minimize the agony of leaving that boat behind if they have too, though. Imagine the ambulance comes to get your kid and the only way to follow to the hospital is to burn down your house before you go with everything in it. Remember, this boat isn't just money, it's their home and an embodiment of their dreams.
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For those who were interested in the refueling: https://twitter.com/129RQW/status/45...477824/photo/1
Can you post it here for the non-Twits?

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Re: Forum Member's boat and daughter in trouble off of Mexico

Re the kids being more valuable than the boat. Yes, of course. But theres many cruisers who have sold everything for the boat.

And for some the boat is all the assets they have.

I don't know in Erics case, but many are not fully insured. The boat is the family.
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Can you post it here for the non-Twits?

I don't twit either, and this is my first photo on the forum...



As for the kid's being everything, there are plenty of families who make choices about one parent going in the ambulance. They will make the decision that is right for them, given the specific situation that they find themselves in.
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I've been a long-time lurker here, and have enjoyed and learned a lot from Eric's posts (along with so many others here). I thought this would be as good a time as any to join the forum so I can wish Eric and his family the best in this tough time. I hope all ends well, Lyra is OK and you're able to resume your adventure.
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