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Old 03-01-2016, 23:53   #811
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

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"bonzer"!! A perfect colloquialism. Not bad for a Tasmanian.
Well, Brian, she ain't a Tasmanian except during the so called summer here. She, and I for that matter, be Yanks, seppos, damn Yankees, or whatever.

We've picked up a bit of the local lingo, and can even say "sink a tube or two at the tavie this arvo: when we are in Qld!

But she's a bonzer sheila, for all that...

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Old 04-01-2016, 00:01   #812
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Evidement, I cannot keep this up indefinitely, however, I would like to acknowledge with admiration Rain Girl's efforts to provide useful, practical assistance to Gil.

Thank you, Erica, and many thumbs ups!

Ann

PS. I know in terms of the world's awfulness this is a small incident, but surely, any of us who has stood an anchor watch due to uncertain holding can empathize with Gil's situation: he was required to check in--engine nonfunctional, wanted a shore meal--how much more human can you get. And, he did search that first night and again the next day. That he was not successful was in the hands of the Fates.

Over to you, Gil!
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Old 04-01-2016, 00:02   #813
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

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Ocean Girl, if there's still time to change the flyer, encourage people to give an approximate position, referencing known charted points, capes, wrecks, towns, whatever, and lat/lon approximate, if possible. Reuniting Gil and Dagny may depend on that kind of literalness.

Compliments to you, you've done a bonzer job!

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And please change "drug" to "dragged" while you are at it
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Old 04-01-2016, 00:30   #814
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

People, thanks for getting this thread back on track. Let's stop discussing the psychology of certain members and concentrate on the topic at hand.

This thread has been extremely problematic, as you all know. These problems occurred at a very bad time just while most of the moderator team was on vacation and unreachable.

For the record, and to be very clear about the policies on CF: everybody is entitled to his own opinion, even if that opinion is considered wacky by a big majority of other members. Tolerance of diverse opinions is required on here. What is not allowed, however, is the intentional provocation of outrage for the purpose of disrupting normal discussion, or for the purpose of offending people. It can be very difficult to distinguish unpopular opinions from intentional provocations, which is a fact often exploited by people who enjoy that sort of thing, who often hide behind this policy of tolerance. As part of our process, the moderation team seeks a broad consensus in such cases before taking action, in order to ensure objectivity, something which was really hard to do over New Year's when almost no one was around.

You can do your part to prevent future cases like this by not allowing yourself to be provoked. This sport of intentionally provoking conflict does not work, if people don't take the bait. And being provoked is no excuse for violations of the rules on CF -- something which even we mods have to remind ourselves of from time to time. We are only human.
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Old 04-01-2016, 00:39   #815
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

.....and now, back to business!

Erica, thank you.

Gil, I hope you can post again soon. It seems as if "things" are moving along well, thanks to Erica and some others.

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TASWEGIANS ROCK! thread drift accident ...sorry.
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

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Well, Brian, she ain't a Tasmanian except during the so called summer here. She, and I for that matter, be Yanks, seppos, damn Yankees, or whatever.

We've picked up a bit of the local lingo, and can even say "sink a tube or two at the tavie this arvo: when we are in Qld!

But she's a bonzer sheila, for all that...

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:09   #818
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Sorry !!!! Jim thinks that I thought that Jim & Ann werent Americans. JIM !!!!!!! HELLOOOooo.
Or were you taking the pee.....? Blue Crab & bloody Stu do that too.
Havent heard a word from Gil for a while. Hopefully busy with good stuff.
Does anbody know Gil's status quo, accurately? State of mind, full belly etc?
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:01   #820
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Greetings and welcome (back) aboard the CF, Birdy.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:49   #822
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

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Well, Brian, she ain't a Tasmanian except during the so called summer here. She, and I for that matter, be Yanks, seppos, damn Yankees, or whatever.

We've picked up a bit of the local lingo, and can even say "sink a tube or two at the tavie this arvo: when we are in Qld!

But she's a bonzer sheila, for all that...

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Old 04-01-2016, 06:18   #823
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Savannah-based member here - may well be stating the bindingly obvious but lots of shallows and sandbars here along the GA/SC coast so she could well, if she follows that drift analysis, ground out several miles offshore. (You need to get out past 3 miles to avoid random bars etc.) With a our fairly massive tidal swings (8feet and up) she could get stuck, get unstuck etc etc.

We were racing Sunday, but didn't get out of the river. Had plans to take the boat out next weekend, which may be too late, but we'll keep an eye out if we go oceanside. Most of the local yachties stay in the river (it's such a slog to get out) and much of the current cruiser traffic to FL takes the ditch (Intracoastal) because you have to go so damn far out to avoid 3 feet of water patches. Lots of fishing charters in the area who DO go out into the blue - those would be worth hitting up.

Best of luck. What an awful situation.
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Thanks GibGirl. That was a useful post! To many of us that coastline is foreign waters so it's nice to get a thumbnail sketch of the terrain. It's also nice to hear you & presumably others in your club are aware & keeping your eyes open.

And welcome to CF!
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Many pages ago SV Genesis suggested a fund, page 34 I think.
There were one or two positive responses but by and large you lot seem reluctant to even cough up even the price of a beer to help Gil.
The screaming roar of purses bieng zipped is, to me and the odd few others, a God Almighty testimony to the quality of the "heart mean" of so, so many posters.
GENESIS's idea clearly is going down the gurgler and so, for those who could have a change of heart, on SV DAGNEY .COM there is a contributions link. Payments can be made by what seems to be a paypal thing (never bought via the internet..retail only) which ill try to get my head around.
With a few Mack Truck loads of discipline ill try to extricate myself from this CF addiction because, by and large, you lot make a mockery of the word 'compassion'.
Geniuses everywhere on CF, all with hearts of ice.
God willing ill now take my leave of 98% of you.
To those who sent me thanks...many thanks.
I should have known, the stingey foriegners wandering around Indian& Nepal are a tight asped mob too.
"ADIEU" simplified means 'I commend thee to God'...
Cant bring myself to say it.
Rewrites the book of definitions.
It's quite possible that people have helped or are helping and do not choose to announce it publicly.
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