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Old 01-10-2011, 10:57   #16
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Re: Captain of Hurricane-Beached Boat Demands Cash for New One

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I looked...maybe I shouldn't have. Dude seems to have a bit of an attitude problem.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:43   #17
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Re: Captain of Hurricane-Beached Boat Demands Cash for New One

So it seems there were 2 dumba$$es on board. 1 swears by the other.
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Old 01-10-2011, 16:58   #18
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So it seems there were 2 dumba$$es on board. 1 swears by the other.
Should be at...

But getting back to the outset. He should never have headed out in those conditions in the first place, or that anchorage... etc etc
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Old 01-10-2011, 17:11   #19
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Re: Captain of Hurricane-Beached Boat Demands Cash for New One

I feel so sorry for Meeka the cat.
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I feel so sorry for Meeka the cat.
yeah poor kitty didnt ask for them as parents......
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This is a sad fellow..he has got some problems ..does not take a thinking man or women to see that....That having been said I hope he does not buy anouther boat..DVC
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Re: Captain of Hurricane-Beached Boat Demands Cash for New One

If stupidity were a measure of who should not own a boat then we'd lose more than half the boats on the water now. Maybe a good thing, but I'd wager the board activity would be less as well. I used to judge sailors skills until I made a few stupid mistakes myself. Wisdom is not always gained in week of ASA. Mostly it's gained from tears and years. Some people jump in and get hit harder than others. The difference many times is just luck.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:25   #23
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Re: Captain of Hurricane-Beached Boat Demands Cash for New One

Supposedly, the great thing about being human is that we can learn from the mistakes of others.

A free one-day safety class or a more extensive/expensive sailing class doesn't automatically make one into a proficient sailor, but it might save on some of the more expensive mistakes.

And sailing and boating could probably benefit from a more education -- which is cheaper, gentler, and more humane than culling the herd in Darwin Awards style.

Plus, Meeka the cat no doubt deserves a skipper who has a little more ability to provide for the welfare of his crew.
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If stupidity were a measure of who should not own a boat then we'd lose more than half the boats on the water now. Maybe a good thing, ................
only maybe?????
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the boat was burned out later. heres the news article with some photos.

http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-calabr...,3141228.story
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the boat was burned out later. heres the news article with some photos.

Boat that washed ashore during Irene destroyed in fire - WTKR
that should made removal from the beach easlier!
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Old 14-12-2011, 18:23   #27
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Well, he finally conned some schmuck into buying him a new boat. And then has the nerve to complain that it's not as nice as his old boat.

Michael Calabrese gets a new boat, new look at life - WTKR
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At least the lady and cat managed to escape this guy. I love the title of his book, it says it all, "Angels at Work".
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I need a shower after reading this thread !
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