Originally Posted by tdoster
It really serves no purpose to assume someone was "dumb" without actuallly knowing the full story.
Right you are, sir, no doubt about that... In my defense, however, I would note that I did at least manage to get an "IF" in there, in preface to my comment... :-)
If my post did serve any purpose, it might be as a reminder to what can happen when one is responding directly to a particular post, instead of addressing the larger picture... I was replying to comment that they were apparently not under sail at the time of "hitting" the reef, so I ran with the notion that for anyone to sail a boat of that size thru the reef opening into West Bay would be highly improbable, even in the most favorable of conditions... Still, my bad, for not making it clearer that's what I was referring to, and was the basis of my presumption...
However, I'll stand by my opinion that IF
, indeed, anyone WERE
to attempt that entrance at night, that would be a pretty dumb move... :-)
Just heard today that yet another yacht - a 52' Beneteau
- was lost in the past day or two on a reef in the San Blas... So, that makes FIVE boats lost in the first 3 months of this year in the San Blas Islands alone... I'm gonna go out on a limb once again, and "presume"
that at least a couple of those losses might have been due to a stupid move somewhere along the line...