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Old 27-09-2016, 09:44   #1
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Maritime kindness of the first order.

I watch this couple from time to time on YOUTUBE. I revisited this particular episode and was again moved by the kindness of people on the seas.

There are amazing people out there.

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Brings to mind my 2014 winter (?) delivery of the Lagoon 440 from Florida to Spain when we lost all power and only had sail and just sufficient solar power to keep the AP going during the day.
The water we had taken on in Florida had turned bad and we were suffering nausea even though we boiled the water..
Around 220nm from Faial we saw a container ship and hailed it with my hand held VHF.. they finally closed enough to pick up our signal and asked what the problem was.. I explained the situation and he came about and back down to us so we could sail alongside and take lines.. not only did they send down 12 x 2L bottles of water but fresh baked bread, fruit and some veg but also a carton of Marlboro.. he'd asked if we smoked..
The ships name was Praia (Beach in Portuguese).. the whole crew was gathered at the rail snapping pic's.. think we made their day nearly as much as they made ours.
As she steamed away I called the skipper and thanked him for the help and generosity.. "We are brothers here on the sea.. and as such we help each other" was his reply.
There's good people out there.. and its a lonely sea and sky..
Happily I've some Good Karma to pass along the line..
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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

It's actually sad to see that such kindness considered to be something unique nowadays. This used to be NORMAL, natural thing in the past. Not helping to someone in need was abnormal. Sad to see world slowly but surely going to h.
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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

It is worth pointing out when it happens...
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It's actually sad to see that such kindness considered to be something unique nowadays. This used to be NORMAL, natural thing in the past. Not helping to someone in need was abnormal. Sad to see world slowly but surely going to h.
Its still normal at sea and among the cruising community. Less common ashore in developed areas, but Ive been fortunate to live in rural/remote communities in Central America for the past decade and its still the norm there.
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It is worth pointing out when it happens...
It really is worth pointing out. And showing people videos of kind and helpful behavior is ultimately much better for them than advertising and movies. Modeling right behavior is what you did, weavis. Thank you.

it is also worth pointing out because it makes us feel good about ourselves, that we are capable of "right behavior."

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It's actually sad to see that such kindness considered to be something unique nowadays. This used to be NORMAL, natural thing in the past. Not helping to someone in need was abnormal. Sad to see world slowly but surely going to h.

I was thinking the other day about SeaTow, used to be you couldn't stop your boat without fishing lines out or someone would come over to see if they could help, Boat US and SeaTow would have gone broke back then. Now you can be in obvious distress and they cruise on by. That struck me in the Keys, we were in Garrison bight and more than a couple of times I pulled grounded sailboats off of a soft grounding with my dinghy, and they seemed surprised I stopped and of course people had been going by for quite awhile and none stopped.


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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

It is a sad reflection on modern society that caring for others is no longer the norm - as Ann says sharing the act of caring is the best role model for all. Thanks
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It is a sad reflection on modern society that caring for others is no longer the norm - as Ann says sharing the act of caring is the best role model for all. Thanks
Amen to that!




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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

Pretty long list of problems on this boat. Not an example of how to prep or what to sail. Odd given apparently a newish and well maintained boat.

They were lucky it was a small line. Big ships do not slow down nor stop, unless there is an actual emergency.

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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

The world isn't so bad. You just have to turn off the mainstream media and it's penchant for reporting only the bad news. The crappy stuff has always been with us and probably more so in the past. It's access that has changed.

It's easy to forget that the world has rarely been more peaceful but that doesn't sell a lot of advertising space among these control centres.
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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

Brent and Anna are a nice couple - instead of whining about how the worldtisn't like it used to be like grumpy old men, they hurt enjoy the good stuff and roll with the punches.

Looks like they're halfway home.
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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

[QUOTE=nortonscove;2223120]The world isn't so bad. You just have to turn off the mainstream media and it's penchant for reporting only the bad news. The crappy stuff has always been with us and probably more so in the past. It's access that has changed.


I beg to differ with you on that. I've traveled most of my life on land and mostly on the sea. I've seen first hand the decline in mutual brotherhood in this worlds societies.

So, it is nice to hear about some people who still have a hart.

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Re: Maritime kindness of the first order.

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Pretty long list of problems on this boat. Not an example of how to prep or what to sail. Odd given apparently a newish and well maintained boat.

They were lucky it was a small line. Big ships do not slow down nor stop, unless there is an actual emergency.

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I dont understand. They paid for an expert to check the rigging. I would think that should indicate a good prep.

The moral from this episode is that unfortunately, in this day and age, a person cannot really trust the experts.
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Pretty long list of problems on this boat. Not an example of how to prep or what to sail. Odd given apparently a newish and well maintained boat.

They were lucky it was a small line. Big ships do not slow down nor stop, unless there is an actual emergency.

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We are talking here about a well used 5 year old vessel.

Seems to me to be normal maintaince issues apart from the incompetence of so called professional riggers.

Cone clutch issues with yanmar saildrives and watermaker problems seem to be normal. Yes if you don;t have saildrives or watermaker you wont have maintaince on them.
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