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Old 30-12-2015, 14:43   #496
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

OMG. Finally, a probable sighting.
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Old 30-12-2015, 14:46   #497
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OMG. Finally, a probable sighting.
Not finally, that was on the 23rd, the first and only presumed sighting.

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All these guys your arguing with have a LOT of experience and time in the Bahamas. Not sure about your time there.

Also, locals don't want our rubber dinghy's, they want the outboards. Half the time the dinghy is found minus the outboard.

And as has been stated, they steal power boats, not sailboats. I've not heard of a sailboat being stolen from the Bahamas.
Full disclosure: I have a sum total of a week in the Bahamas. However, I have reported from various places (mostly Asia) as a correspondent for years and feel that I have a pretty good read on a new place. I have had to drop in and make sense in a hurry. At the risk of sounding vain, I think it's always been one of my strongest qualities as a professional journalist.
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Old 30-12-2015, 15:05   #499
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Mr Kmacdonald.
Allow me to test your graciousness, if you will.
With help from Monte and thinly veiled steerage from people like Lizzie and Pelagic et al, I forthwith promise to be more objective re your posts and to also be more tolerant of you. The old warrior in me becomes defensive when i stumble upon what i perceive to be cruelty to people already laying in a heap.
Please, if you can, and without retort, accept my apologies for having been so caustic toward you...please.
None here have worn the shoes of others and i am herein announcing my humility which will be accompanied by future restraint.
Please Brother, a truce?
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Thanks Brian, no hard feeling taken. Reviewing facts objectively and without emotion often seems harsh but is the best course.
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Thanks Brian, no hard feeling taken. Reviewing facts objectively and without emotion often seems harsh but is the best course.
but first, make sure they are facts.
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Old 30-12-2015, 15:13   #501
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Really grateful to you Mack.
Also to those who shook me.
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Old 30-12-2015, 15:23   #502
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It is not a boat locals would want. They are all fishermen at West End. And, if you'd seen the caliber of boats that put in at WE, you wouldn't for a second suggest that a foreigner would be interested. If Dagny had been in the marina, it would have been the smallest boat by 11 feet (mine being the next smallest) and one of the few sailboats.

I think theft can be all-but ruled out.
Your quick to rule out theft with little to no evidence. But as you spent some time with Gill I'll trust that you have concluded that the vessel was not secured enough.

Fisherman would not normally be 'thieves' I'd suggest and behind every community is another community. Thieves are not always, but mostly opportunistic. The fact the coast guard seen it 25 miles away is not evidence it was not stolen. It was purely evidence of where it was at that time.

In addition, a thief once having stolen the boat and realising they can't get the engine going would have been keen to head inshore as soon as possible.

And I've just realised I was three pages behind.

Gil, just don't discount thieves because it's not what you would 'think' someone would do. For 14 years I was a cop and what thieves will steal always surprises me. They often will put little thought into there plans. It's often just opportunistic. And if it was stolen, then as soon as they realise they can't start it, they would be wanting to head inland as soon as possible, a beach, head land, anywhere to get off.
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The first rule of Cruiser's Forum is we don't talk about the moderation on Cruiser's Forum.


...........

grrr ..... Newman!!!!

grrr ...... Jerry!!!!!!!!

Too obscure?
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Old 30-12-2015, 15:26   #504
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Yes Clab. Im medicatedly slow. You know that!
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Explaining??
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What i see there is Newman & Jerry Seinfeld butting heads...still!
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Unfortunately not.

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Lucidity elusive.
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

It is pretty easy to rule out theft IMO.

If a crook wanted to take it I imagine they would not bother if they could not crank the motor and would leave the boat making off with his phone and laptop. I enjoy sailing off the hook but I suspect your average boat thief is not that salty.
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