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Old 23-12-2015, 20:24   #46
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Thanks again everyone.

Dagny was spotted tonight December 23rd at 5:30pm, reported by the USCG, at 27-03.7N 79-16.1W. 24hrs after drifting off.

I am trying to map it right now but my connection is bad right now...

BTW I got medication. Taking it one day at a time.

Gil.
That's great news on both fronts. Can you get someone to give you a mercy trip to your boat? Have you asked around the Marina for help? I'll help contribute towards their fuel if needed. Please get back to me. I've set up a PayPal account to send you some money.

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Old 23-12-2015, 20:27   #47
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Hope you feel better soon!

As far as I know, you don't need an account with PP if you use your credit card.
Thanks Lizzy Belle. I've set up the account.
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Old 23-12-2015, 20:30   #48
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Thanks again everyone.

Dagny was spotted tonight December 23rd at 5:30pm, reported by the USCG, at 27-03.7N 79-16.1W. 24hrs after drifting off.

I am trying to map it right now but my connection is bad right now...

BTW I got medication. Taking it one day at a time.

Gil.
How far away is it from you.? Have you put out a radio call on the sailors net? You need to focus on retrieval.... now.


On your blog you said you took out search and rescue insurance. Does this cover rescuing your boat? Probably not but just trying to think of help you can call on. Does the Marina where you are have an office that is open now? What is the marinas phone number? Please.
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Old 23-12-2015, 20:30   #49
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

That looks like 27nm NNW (327*T) of Settlement Point Light.

Hoping for the best of luck in getting your boat back, Gil.
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Old 23-12-2015, 20:32   #50
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Thanks again everyone.

Dagny was spotted tonight December 23rd at 5:30pm, reported by the USCG, at 27-03.7N 79-16.1W. 24hrs after drifting off.

I am trying to map it right now but my connection is bad right now...

BTW I got medication. Taking it one day at a time.

Gil.
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That's great news on both fronts. Can you get someone to give you a mercy trip to your boat? Have you asked around the Marina for help? I'll pay for their fuel if needed. Please get back to me. ice set up a PayPal account to send you some money.

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Old 23-12-2015, 20:48   #51
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Gil, That is great news!!!

At that sighting it was about 25 nm NW of the Customs House. Hope this attached screen shot makes it.

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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

So I assume you have a rescue plan in action at this very moment?
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Awesome news! I hope you're able to get out there at first light and sail her back to West End.

This will be just a distant memory soon... and a good bar tale too
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Gil, See if you can hire a fisherman to get on his boat and go after your's before someone else boards it and claims 'salvage'!! Find a fisherman with the most decent boat around that's well kept and won't crap out enroute to recovering your boat. Put all of your money into small bills show him the stack and see if he'll take you for a 'tour of the immediate area'. Don't tell him you're going to get YOUR boat! When you see your boat tell the fisherman that it's your friend's boat and to drive over so you can say HI. Once alongside jump aboard as fast as you can and DO NOT ALLOW THE FISHERMAN TO TIE OFF TO YOUR BOAT! Bid him fareewell and thanks for the lift!

I once had my backpack stolen the day I was leaving an Island; and it turned my Life upside down for years due to Identity Theft because my whole life was in that backpack!

Best of luck for a quick recovery of your boat.
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That's great news on both fronts. Can you get someone to give you a mercy trip to your boat? Have you asked around the Marina for help? I'll help contribute towards their fuel if needed. Please get back to me. I've set up a PayPal account to send you some money.

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Ditto. Go get your boat. If money is the obstacle, I am also happy to loan you some cash.
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Gil, See if you can hire a fisherman to get on his boat and go after your's before someone else boards it and claims 'salvage'!! Find a fisherman with the most decent boat around that's well kept and won't crap out enroute to recovering your boat. Put all of your money into small bills show him the stack and see if he'll take you for a 'tour of the immediate area'. Don't tell him you're going to get YOUR boat! When you see your boat tell the fisherman that it's your friend's boat and to drive over so you can say HI. Once alongside jump aboard as fast as you can and DO NOT ALLOW THE FISHERMAN TO TIE OFF TO YOUR BOAT! Bid him fareewell and thanks for the lift!

I once had my backpack stolen the day I was leaving an Island; and it turned my Life upside down for years due to Identity Theft because my whole life was in that backpack!

Best of luck for a quick recovery of your boat.
PLEASE, PLEASE take this advise. There are very good legal reasons why he is saying this. Now is not the time to go into it all but the laws of the sea regarding salvage rights are complicated. Do not let whoever takes you out to pick up your boat to tie up to it. You have to do this tonight. ASAP
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Wow, wish it was that easy. The positional accuracy of the Coast Guard sighting is +/- 5 nm. Add in variance in time of sighting current and wind, it is going to be a whole lot of water to search by sunrise. He still needs a lot of luck. Probably needs a plane AND a boat.

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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Gil, I have friends who are charter boat captains in the Florida Keys. They probably know the Bahamian community and I'd be happy to contact them if it would help. However, the problem with hiring a charter boat (at least in the US - no idea is this is the same under Bahamian law) is that if you pay to be their customer, then their insurance mandates that they bring back the same number of customers (i.e., they're not going to let you leave their ship in mid charter). The alternative is to get a local, though you risk them claiming salvage rights, which can get really sticky. Another alternative is to start talking to the expat sailing community there and asking them about taking you to your boat. Just try to get this done as quickly as you can and say you have fuel money to assist in their efforts. Usually, people are more than happy to help. Also make sure they have a good boat with sufficient fuel. You do not need to be stranded on the way to making the recovery....

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Gil -
Good luck! $50 coming at you via PP. Pay it back whenever. Hope you recover all your stuff.


PS -- Taking it on faith this isn't a hustle. Wish you the best.
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