Fact is we have no idea where they are or who they'll be scamming next. If people will be dishonest over small things then you certainly know they will when the payoff is greater. Now when it was revealed quite early that they'd lied about how they got there, their previous path, why give them a single
dollar or any more help. You know you can't trust them. Now if they were starving and without food
, yes, I'd feed them. But that is it. Engine
starter? Sailors don't let things like that stop them. They head
on to the next port and get it fixed there.
I'm happy for Oriental and other boaters there. I hope the next locale just observes them as the arrive and realizes quickly that they are scam artists and freeloaders. The other thing that is common for sailboaters traveling the world or circumnavigating is doing odd jobs along the way. While no one could hire them as employees, they could have gotten some money
if they desired by washing
boats or mowing lawns or whatever was needed to supplement their way.