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Old 01-08-2013, 14:50   #256
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Re: Regret to Inform Have Lost my Boat off Honduras...

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Constructive criticism, both counts.
Really?

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And he was happy his boat had been found!!!!!!!!!!! Hope he's not on his way down there to claim his prize.

If you convince me that it was constructive, or even funny, I'll mail you a beer.
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And he was happy his boat had been found!!!!!!!!!!! Hope he's not on his way down there to claim his prize.

If you convince me that it was constructive, or even funny, I'll mail you a beer.
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Re: Regret to Inform Have Lost my Boat off Honduras...

As with all stories like this, my first thought is "was it insured?" and secondly "is there a note on it?" and thirdly "are the payments current?" Depending on the answers, all quesswork could be eliminated real fast.
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I'm guessing most of the people here know the difference between constructive criticism and zingers. There are examples of both in this thread.
This guy has caused tremendous damage to a marine ecosystem through complete negligence and you're sporting the internet hall monitor sash.
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Re: Regret to Inform Have Lost my Boat off Honduras...

How about carrying a few medical suture kits for sail repairs? If it is good in an operating room to fix torn flesh, it must be good on torn sails!

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This guy has caused tremendous damage to a marine ecosystem through complete negligence and you're sporting the internet hall monitor sash.
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I'm guessing most of the people here know the difference between constructive criticism and zingers. There are examples of both in this thread.
OK, i'll lighten up, after all he probably had a horrible childhhod.
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...too many Big Mac's can do that to you...

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OK, i'll lighten up, after all he probably had a horrible childhhod.
I think that is probably a zinger.....
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Glad your boats turned up fella :-)

For someone like myself - just dipping my toe in the world of sailing it was a bit of an eye opener and made interesting reading.

I use to restore VW's and repair ancient plant hire- makes me a really resourceful guy, not much I can't fix with duck tape- zip straps and my boxes of bits ;-) I also rode a KTM for a few years and you have to know how to improvise when running a bike that vibrates so hard things just drop off when your 100 miles from your front door :-)

Sounds like you've learnt a lesson though ;-) but I feel that some posters in this thread might just want to remember that we're not all mr resourceful.

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And he was happy his boat had been found!!!!!!!!!!! Hope he's not on his way down there to claim his prize.

If you convince me that it was constructive, or even funny, I'll mail you a beer.
As subtle (and even polite!) was not working for the first 10 pages, then I think it is constructive to put things into terms that even an idiot could understand ........of course not everyone would understand that. How about you? .
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This guy has caused tremendous damage to a marine ecosystem through complete negligence and you're sporting the internet hall monitor sash.
Funny that you say that, as you apparently sport the world seas monitor sash. (hint: zinger)

I gave you a test that you can apply yourself. "Zinger or constructive criticism". I'm certain you can figure it out on your own. Let your conscience be your guide.
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I'm chilling in Cabo San Lucas on the hook for a couple of days to grab some fuel and food.

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Re: Regret to Inform Have Lost my Boat off Honduras...

You know:

With 18 miles to go (or even 150) I never would have bothered trying to repair the torn head sail while under way, I would have just sailed on the main (like the boat did in fact do). And if the wind was light, I have a spinnaker.

And assuming the batteries started out mostly charged, if I turned off the refrigerator the batteries would last days in normal seas.

Lets face it, panic set in and after that all bets are off. Once you decide to abandon your boat when it isn't sinking logic no longer applies.
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You know:

With 18 miles to go (or even 150) I never would have bothered trying to repair the torn head sail while under way, I would have just sailed on the main (like the boat did in fact do). And if the wind was light, I have a spinnaker.

And assuming the batteries started out mostly charged, if I turned off the refrigerator the batteries would last days in normal seas.

Lets face it, panic set in and after that all bets are off. Once you decide to abandon your boat when it isn't sinking logic no longer applies.
It was clearly a panic situation. Unfortunately, since we scared him off, we don't know if he realized where he was. It seems he didn't.

We don't really know what he was thinking.
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