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Old 12-10-2014, 14:16   #121
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

There is enough hype and unknowing knowledge mixed in with a big serving of guesswork on the forum without watching tv.

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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

Silly children fear-mongering.

Kenomac- I was in DC 3 weeks ago standing where that mentally disturbed man jumped over the fence.The distance you stated is entirely incorrect !
Maybe it is 100 yards and that's a stretch.
Keep sailing the Med and as we say in NYC-"4 GED-ABOUT IT !"

Ebola is here,Ok. it'll be contained in Africa in 3-4 months.US and europe will continue to have VERY few contractions till it burns out.That's the good thing about ebola-it burns really really hot then runs out of vectors for this reason.

Think and stop watching Fox news,matter of fact-stop reading any news.It's mostly meant to keep people divided anyway. ! Lordy lordy lordy. Read some literature,enjoy a great bottle of wine with wonderful dinner,go for a long walk.Get a life.
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Old 12-10-2014, 14:57   #123
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

I am on three other forums. One in the US for motorcycles. One in the UK for Land Rovers and one in Australia for sailing. Not one mention of ebola on any of them so far. Two separate threads running on here about it.


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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

Its taken a big chunk of my life to understand that I cannot control many things so if I don't want to die of a heart attack or develop stress to the point my immune system starts to go down its just best to see how things are shaking out before I start worrying about all the crap going on in this world. Sit back, spend some time with your grandkids or children and enjoy each day to its fullest. As the old Jewish lady down the street used to say "this too will pass"
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

I'm off sailing now for the day. With a bit of luck the world, and this forum, will be here when I get back, if I get back of course.

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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

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Silly children fear-mongering.[edit]

Ebola is here,Ok. it'll be contained in Africa in 3-4 months.US and europe will continue to have VERY few contractions till it burns out.That's the good thing about ebola-it burns really really hot then runs out of vectors for this reason.[edit]

Get a life.
330,000,000 vectors as you call them, live here in the USA. It'll take a while to "burn out."

My wife just called home from the hospital she works at in Boston, where a local Liberian.... just in from the Ebola area, who sought treatment for Ebola symptoms at a local Quick Stop clinic has been transferred to a major area hospital. She shares a shuttle bus with the nurses from that same hospital. I don't think we're acting like "silly children" as you call us.

I guess it's easy for some who are removed from the situation to criticize others for what they perceive to be needless worry, but people working in the health care field have to show up for work every day and deal with this dangerous crap on the front lines. Think of the unfortunate intake secretary, nursing assistant, nurse, doctor and other patients who were in the quick stop... they weren't wearing space suits to protect themselves. I doubt that the fellow from Liberia, disinfected the door handles as he made his way thought the building.
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Silly children fear-mongering.

Kenomac- I was in DC 3 weeks ago standing where that mentally disturbed man jumped over the fence.The distance you stated is entirely incorrect !
Maybe it is 100 yards and that's a stretch.
Keep sailing the Med and as we say in NYC-"4 GED-ABOUT IT !"

Ebola is here,Ok. it'll be contained in Africa in 3-4 months.US and europe will continue to have VERY few contractions till it burns out.That's the good thing about ebola-it burns really really hot then runs out of vectors for this reason.

Think and stop watching Fox news,matter of fact-stop reading any news.It's mostly meant to keep people divided anyway. ! Lordy lordy lordy. Read some literature,enjoy a great bottle of wine with wonderful dinner,go for a long walk.Get a life.

Not sure I've ever read a more insulting post.
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Not sure I've ever read a more insulting post.
I think this thread has had more rude responses than I have ever read on this forum. Seems like a good question to me and it would be nice to hear some ways that people are making their vessels more independent.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

Mr Garfield knows all,
The current outbreak has been going on since last December, gaining pace all along, more like in 3-4 months a few hundred thousand to a million infected rather than burning out.

Its good to see people thinking what if , rather than burying their heads in the sand, though I do so wish he is right.
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Maybe time to order that wind generator, those solar panels dont work so well up here.
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I think this thread has had more rude responses than I have ever read on this forum. Seems like a good question to me and it would be nice to hear some ways that people are making their vessels more independent.
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The thread is in the Off Topic section and as such is permitted a little more leeway in conversation. In saying that, CF is conscious of keeping the "be nice" rule and as such have divested the thread of a few comments that didnt make the grade. For such an emotionally responsive topic, we commend the guys for their restraint in the main for keeping it on the tracks.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

I too hope that we are overreacting. But I shudder with Kenomac, and pray for those who are in the hot zone. Those that think I am just getting all my information from Fox News (which I haven't seen since I left the hospital last week)- I hope we can all laugh about it later. I would be the first to admit I was an idiot, and that I was overly pessimistic.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

The fact is a 40-60ft boat is not going to support survival on its own.
You can't grow all your own food. You can't manufacture parts and equipment, even sails will need to be replaced eventually.

In a real apocalyptic scenario, people band together for protection and help each other, not go off by themselves.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

A sailboat does not have to be a self sustainable island to be useful. It may be enough to sit in the harbor for a few weeks. Or, in our case, it is our transport to a cabin in the green zone.
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[QUOTE=nimblemotors;1652020]The fact is a 40-60ft boat is not going to support survival on its own.
You can't grow all your own food. You can't manufacture parts and equipment, even sails will need to be replaced eventually.

In a real apocalyptic scenario, people band together for protection and help each other, not go off by themselves.[
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I think that's what they do in the movies, Jack.

Can you give us a real apocalyptic example?
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