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Old 11-01-2014, 08:43   #91
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Re: Sailor abandons boat off Florida coast

He is a parasite, pure and simple. Even his source of food and drink was given to him by the homeless. Says a lot for the homeless commune, but not for this individual. Who do you think supports his child? Who paid for the disposal of his boat. Who pays for his medical care do you suppose?
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A man's reach must exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for.

That a young person is impossibly idealistic does not seem worthy of scorn to me. That a youth makes big mistakes is less interesting to me than how they act afterwards. Not what they say - what they do.

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I really can't agree here. After rereading the article, it would not surprise me to learn that this person has a mental illness. Either genetic or caused by drug abuse. I actually feel sorry for the dude the more I think about it.

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He is a parasite, pure and simple. Even his source of food and drink was given to him by the homeless. Says a lot for the homeless commune, but not for this individual. Who do you think supports his child? Who paid for the disposal of his boat. Who pays for his medical care do you suppose?
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Hey, he said he'd pay the tow off at $10.00 per month. Did you know that insurance companies do not consider a male anywhere close to being mature until age 30.

Also, in the book Lord Jim, I believe the Captain abandoned his ship with a load of Chinamen onboard. The thing is the ship never sank.

Fiction yes, but most of Conrad's stuff was based on fact.

if he'd only had a decent outboard different story........................or sail drive!
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I would suspect that young fellow is the product of a family/community/nation where he never had to provide for his own needs or suffer the consequences of his actions or lack of actions.

As intelligence is sometimes defined as the ability to see future results of present actions, I would also estimate he had a low intellectual ability, or that his mind was substance impaired.

The whole story brings to mind the favorite quote of my Aunt Thelma.

"The Lord must love stupid people, because he made an awful lot of them."
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I would suspect that young fellow is the product of a family/community/nation where he never had to provide for his own needs or suffer the consequences of his actions or lack of actions.

As intelligence is sometimes defined as the ability to see future results of present actions, I would also estimate he had a low intellectual ability, or that his mind was substance impaired.

The whole story brings to mind the favorite quote of my Aunt Thelma.

"The Lord must love stupid people, because he made an awful lot of them."
Actually, the only problem was that he took his voyage during the wrong part of the year. Otherwise he might be on the beach with some cute girl getting high and enjoying the view! (his boat anchored just passed the surf line!)
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Re: Sailor abandons boat off Florida coast

it was all a plot

based on earlier threads I know all of these type of sailors carry large insurance polices
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it was all a plot

based on earlier threads I know all of these type of sailors carry large insurance polices
The point about the insurance was the maturity factor. If he'd a been 60 and did this, now that's a problem. Here he hurt no one and plans to pay off his tow at 10 bucks a month while he saves up for his new vessel............

Kinda like NASA, how many rockets did they crash before one actually worked?

Maybe if he'd had a decent laptop and internet connection he'd a been happy.........and stayed on board and had a little more grapefruit juice!

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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.
They were watching to see if any money passed hands. It's illegal to tow if you don't have the proper license.

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The dude that killed that cruising couple on Fanning Island (nearby) didn't know much more about sailing but still ventured on the 1000 miles or so from Hawaii. (on a crappy boat)

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That'd be Buck Walker. It happened in Palmyra atoll. It's a private island chain that is now staffed with scientists....I have the book and read it multiple times (favorite book) saw the movie also....it was good too!
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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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They were watching to see if any money passed hands. It's illegal to tow if you don't have the proper license.

Just another indication that their first priority - protecting and helping people - is no longer that. They are only looking out for their (departments) interests.
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They were watching to see if any money passed hands. It's illegal to tow if you don't have the proper license.!

Didn't know that, Owner was trying to give me money after I got them to the ramp, I didn't take any of course, I told him to take the money and get a case of WD-40 to save his motor.
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Got it. A little dense yesterday. Friday and all.
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How did this clown (no offense to actual clowns) get that boat from Telemar Marina to the ocean?

I know that area. The closest access to the Atlantic is either Canaveral, which has a lock, or down south at Sebastian Inlet. Either would require some good sailing skills without a motor.
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I want to know how they got the boat hauled of for $200. Can't be right...
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I want to know how they got the boat hauled of for $200. Can't be right...
Maybe they used the chaps from the homeless shelter as labour???

Seems very inexpensive to me, too.

And I wonder how many of those 10 dollar a month payments will be made?

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I haven't read all the replies here, but there's no point in dumping on this guy. Here's a fellow who didn't grow up with boats, didn't have the means or opportunity to sail, but had a notion. He does a ballsy thing. He gets stuck, and chances a trip to the shore. He didn't risk another person's life. It's easy to call it lubberly, but we could be reading about his big exploits some day – and none of them will speak more than this about the call of the sea.
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