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Old 29-02-2016, 12:38   #1216
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If you are a UNIX guru you may want to look into deep water drilling. There are BOP control systems with UNIX control systems.
Or.. contact 'Manpower'..
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Old 29-02-2016, 12:43   #1217
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I think I told you in the beginning that it was a gift, not a loan, but I will repeat....I do not want a refund. Best of luck to you with whatever comes next. I am glad that at least you are safe at home.
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Old 29-02-2016, 12:52   #1218
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Gil.. this is CF.. members here are subject to fits of insanity like this..
They bailed my ass out when I was stuck in OZ a few years back..
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Old 29-02-2016, 13:59   #1219
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They bailed my ass out when I was stuck in OZ a few years back..
And what a big one it was!!!

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Does anyone know if his boat was ever recovered?
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Does anyone know if his boat was ever recovered?
Coincidentally I had the very same thought today. Curious, too....
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Old 06-05-2018, 23:29   #1222
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Not so far as I have heard.

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Old 07-05-2018, 03:48   #1224
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Hello, unfortunately no. I still doubt it would have sunk, at least not right away. The bilge pump was connected to the battery, which was recharged by redundant solar panels and controllers. Every month or so I search Google and YouTube just in case... I am still hurting from the loss. Surprisingly enough I also had a "feeling" recently about it...

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Hey Gil, we all felt for you at the time.
How did life reaccept you thereafter?
Just curious...

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Thank you. I have been back in France since then. I have not given up the dream of sailing. My priority is to build or get another boat and try again. France is frustrating... Heavy taxes and bureaucracy; high unemployment. You can't do much here, everything is regulated or prohibited. It took me a while to revisit this forum or watch sailing channels on YouTube... The drive is still there though, getting stronger.

I have also been keeping myself active with my other hobby, amateur radio. It kept me away from depression really. I hope to combine the two again, radio and sailing, good combination.

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Good luck, Gil. We who would sail felt the pain of this tragedy strongly. I am so glad the urge to try again still lives on inside you. Your time will come.
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Thank you!
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Thanks for the update.
Keep struggling on, there is always light at the end of the tunnel!

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Indeed, thanks for the update.

It has been a tough time for you, and it's good to hear you found ways to keep your courage.

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