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Old 07-09-2012, 13:20   #1
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Takes Kids from Wife, Steals Sailboat, Flees

I didn't see this posted yet, if I missed it, just delete it.

A guy took his kids from his ex-wife, stole a sailboat, and is apparently fleeing the country

Here's the story
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Old 07-09-2012, 13:24   #2
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If Mexico is his goal, you would think he would have stolen a boat a little closer. Hope they are safe.
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Re: Takes kids from wife, steals sailboat, flees

This guy sounds irresponsible and nuts! He is definitely endangering the lives of those two children. I hope they find him before they are harmed.
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Re: Takes kids from wife, steals sailboat, flees

I can see it now, cops chasing a sailboat !
And we thought the low speed chase between the cops and O.J. was ridiculous...
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Re: Takes kids from wife, steals sailboat, flees

ooops! i wonder if it was this guy,who sounded a little fishy,but i gave him loads of advice any way!!

Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand
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He sure has his hands full.
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ooops! i wonder if it was this guy,who sounded a little fishy,but i gave him loads of advice any way!!

Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

LOL.

An accessory eh?
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LOL.

An accessory eh?
be interesting to know if the guy was swiss,the op was.
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If he's smart he's going well offshore and just hauling ass down to Mexico. Going to be a long trip.

Good reporting. No vessel name, no description other than "44 sail". Should be easy to spot in Southern California.
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Didn't Sterling Hayden do just what this fella has done?
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ooops! i wonder if it was this guy,who sounded a little fishy,but i gave him loads of advice any way!!

Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand
This should've been your clue:

"The boat I will be taking..."
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gotcha!

more here............Stolen Yacht Wanted In Abduction Case Spotted Off San Mateo Coast CBS San Francisco
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Re: Takes kids from wife, steals sailboat, flees

Apparently the USCG is monitoring the boat from the air, having spotted it off San Mateo.

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Didn't Sterling Hayden do just what this fella has done?
Yes indeed, except it was his boat, not someone elses.
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If he's smart he's going well offshore and just hauling ass down to Mexico. Going to be a long trip.

Good reporting. No vessel name, no description other than "44 sail". Should be easy to spot in Southern California.
I did a search, this story says the boat has been spotted, and gives these details:

The stolen sailboat is a white
Hunter 41 with blue canvas, christened "Unleashed." It has a hull number of HUN41366C707.
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This should've been your clue:

"The boat I will be taking..."

unfortunately on cf us experienced sailors are faced daily with the questions of clueless wannabees,helping them generally leads to them not killing themselves.......and putting the lives of rescue personel at risk.....sometimes
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