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Old 10-01-2014, 15:52   #61
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Re: Sailor abandons boat off Florida coast

Volusia County sure did not have much problem deciding what to do with the boat. $200 to the towing company and it was in the dump in the same day!
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Old 10-01-2014, 16:02   #62
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THAT is a meat puppet !
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Old 10-01-2014, 16:14   #63
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Well, he did have the balls to give it a shot! Unlike you fellas who would never stray from the herd ............

And he will be back after he pays what he owes at $10.00 a month.
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Old 10-01-2014, 16:18   #64
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Is that what you call a "shot" ? Hmmm....
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Old 10-01-2014, 16:20   #65
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Re: Sailor abandons boat off Florida coast

So a truck shows up at a stranded boat, on the beach, hooks it up and hauls it to the dump miles away for $200 bucks. Try getting a 1/2 mile tow from SeaTow without their insurance and see if it only costs you $200 bucks.
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So a truck shows up at a stranded boat, on the beach, hooks it up and hauls it to the dump miles away for $200 bucks. Try getting a 1/2 mile tow from SeaTow without their insurance and see if it only costs you $200 bucks.

Last year a guy capsized his 16' or so boat in the cut at Panama City Fl beach, Seatow showed up and wanted $600 to tow him the 1/2 mile to the State Park ramp he had put in at. He didn't have that kind of money so I towed him in, for most of the tow, Seatow and a couple of the Fish and Game boats watched.
I was pretty surprised that the Fish and Game boats didn't offer to assist in any way, and they way they watched us, I expected some kind of ticket.
I do have Seatow insurance, be crazy not to.
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Old 10-01-2014, 17:10   #67
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100 miles in the Atlantic in a $500 23' sailboat. It qualifies him as a sailor. Not a good one certainly but a sailor in my book.

I think he deserves his anchor tattoo if he wants one.

It is possible that in losing his boat, that he lost a step up from sleeping in a box or under a bridge.

Can you remember the line? There but for the grace ..........
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Old 10-01-2014, 17:38   #68
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Its sad that he lost his boat and his dream ( hate to hear of any sailboat that is lost). But Darwin may have just dived bombed him and he only just missed getting the Darwin Award- this time. Reading one book does not make anyone a sailor. It makes them Dangerous!
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100 miles in the Atlantic in a $500 23' sailboat. It qualifies him as a sailor. Not a good one certainly but a sailor in my book...........
....and about 10x as much offshore experience as many posters here.
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Actually I did a search on CF and found that he had posted his intentions here. The majority of replies told him to go for it.
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It's a joke, Tim.
I am glad I kept reading. You had me there. And the rest of the responses prove that it is not really a joke at all. Just dive in. Don't bother to check the depth. Just dive right in.

Sheesh.
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70 post and no mention of guns yet?
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70 post and no mention of guns yet?

There was a mention of them in post #71.
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What about ankers. We want ankers.
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What about ankers. We want ankers.
See Post #48
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What about ankers. We want ankers.
Who needs ankers? We've got a world class wanker...

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