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Old 06-04-2014, 19:53   #526
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Re: Forum Member's boat and daughter in trouble off of Mexico

Anybody see the heartless SA thread on this? I couldn't make it very far, but for me it epitomized why I'm here instead of there. The difference in responses is astounding...
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It will always be those who have no idea what they are talking about that criticize the most harshly and the loudest. People who do, will always be abused by those who do not. The Timid never approve of People of Great Enthusiasms.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

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Nice thoughts in the first paragraph.

The quote is good, too, except...

It's what Richard ("I am NOT a crook...") Nixon used when the "left" office. I've always felt it was a misued quote, especially by Nixon.

Bless the family. They're there, we're not. Besides, we all know many families who have performed this journey safely.

I said, on, like page 2 or 3, speculation is not helpful. I haven't looked at any of the Daily Mail crap. This one has enough.

The nonsesne about the "cost" of the "services" provided by the great men & women of our miliatry forces & our "basic" taxes is absolute drivel.
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It really is sad...but ALL of the really important stuff is OK! 4 people safe, ready to start the next phase. Good luck to crew of Rebel Heart and keep the faith! You have each other and that's ALL you really need!

I lost EVERYTHING 9 years ago when I had a heart attack at 36, self employed, had to start over from zero. But I had my beautiful wife and 3 kids and we stuck it out...so I speak from experience! You can do this!
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It's what Richard ("I am NOT a crook...") Nixon used when the "left" office. I've always felt it was a misued quote, especially by Nixon.
Ouch. Was not aware of that particular baggage. A little before my time.
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Is that the steering wheel in the pic?



Lolol good on ya Eric!
That's what it looks like to me! Tells me they are in a good frame of mind.
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apologies if this is inappropriate right, BUT...

frankly, all the media attention is an enormous blessing for the family...i'm thinking they absolutely must take advantage of it.
just like with every single other tool, imo "celebrity" is neither good or bad...just need to use it properly(and timing may be everything)

they play their cards right, they should easily emerge out of this drama is a much better situation.

the most well known(to me) story of a wife tagging along on hubby's adventures was "sailing promise" written a generational ago..

..yet alaine main wasnt in international news for a week. and she didn't have nearly the drama or story to tell.
imo, the wife here is a pretty darn good writer... she needs to tell her story
(again quickly...and not for free)

feed a little life all the housewives flaming yall online and to armchair sailors out there saying 'i told ya so'.
for them, picking up fresh krispy kreme is all the adventure they normally see. and while frequently annoying, they will pay for that switch 51 should u continue cruising (or a house in the 'burbs if u don't)

whatever they do i hope they don't let their 15 mins of fame go to waste
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nah! wouldnt be the first time i've used old rope to pack a gland or dived over the side and sealed up a skinfitting with a plug,or a cutless bearing with a plastic bag............you should try sailing wooden boats if you are worried about a few leaks
Thats what I thought, it's sad they sunk it basically because of SOP.

Did it have AIS? It's not much of a navigation hazard to big ships and it wasn't moving very fast in a very big ocean
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A very, very powerful photo.........no words really.......speechless...... I cant help but feel for Eric and what's running through his head as they steam away.....sorry man.....hope you can turn this around and into a silver lining down the road....I'm in SD......drop me a line if I can help you with ANYTHING.
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Anybody see the heartless SA thread on this? I couldn't make it very far, but for me it epitomized why I'm here instead of there. The difference in responses is astounding...
I saw one on CA and couldn't hold my tongue due to it's crappiness, hate to think what the SA one is like (if there is a different one).
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Looking on the bright side, I'm guessing the family will be fielding book and movie offers soon.
If they consent to making a movie and keep track of what the makers put into it, it would be a million times better than that trainwreck, "All is Lost ".

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If they consent to making a movie and keep track of what the makers put into it, it would be a million times better than that trainwreck, "All is Lost ".

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

All of the news stations now are big on saying: "Tell Us What You Think!".

As a result, there are a ton of people who think what they have to say is informed, relevant and/or important. In reality, about 95% of it is ignorant rubbish. I would say the same about anyone who is bashing Rebel Heart. Those folks were serious about being prepared. They had an unfortunate circumstance that no amount of planning could have prevented.

We've been reading their posts & blogs for years and they were not bumbling into this trip on a wing & a prayer.

I'll be sending some money to help Eric, Charlotte & family rebound.
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Anybody see the heartless SA thread on this? I couldn't make it very far, but for me it epitomized why I'm here instead of there. The difference in responses is astounding...
For Sailing Anarchy it actually is quite benign. I will say that the series of postings they listed from Charlotte's blog made me think more about the mental situation on Rebel Heart before the baby got sick. It didn't sound good.
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If they consent to making a movie and keep track of what the makers put into it, it would be a million times better than that trainwreck, "All is Lost ".

I was thinking the same thing earlier today, but refrained from posting it because it wasn't appropriate at that time. Now that they are safe, I'm with you, I hope they turn this adventure into a silver lining, their story has so much more going for it than "All is Lost."
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