I have been following this thread since day one. I haven't contributed because all the good stuff was already being said and the silly stuff just bored me....well...silly.
I wish the best ending for this horrible situation and Gil has behaved and written with true humility - admitting his possible errors and not rising to some of the crud that was being flung at him.
I would like to say that I admire everyone who is in this knee deep trying to help, but especially Ocean Girl,
has me standing in awe of the generosity of spirit that exists in the community of sailors. This is not just talk, she (and others) have expended hours and days trying to help get a fix on the boat, using every resource available to get the word out. It's not just empathy which I imagine we all feel, it's boots on the ground, work while you have the flu, research
the area, email
the marinas, coordinate with other websites, WORK.
To Ocean Girl and all the rest who have been working so hard helping Gil and Dagny, you have my utter admiration and respect. Thank you for giving me some kind of reaffirmation I didn't even know I needed.