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Old 28-08-2013, 08:56   #91
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I guess the lesson that can be learned by this thread, is that when an incident appears to be beyond belief, people will check into it. It is too bad that there is no Snopes for sailors, as I often go to it when I hear a story that just appears to not ring quite true.

Sailors have been known to spin yarns long before the internet got invented. Fact checking is a bit easier nowadays.... posters should keep that in mind.
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What does the USCG do with a boat far at sea after they've removed the drugs and crew and don't want to tow it for two hundred miles?
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They HAD a prize crew aboard her.
The term "prize crew" refers to a crew that is put aboard a captured vessel to take over operations (usually during wartime). Here's the Wikipedia definition: Prize crew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Then why post it if you can't substantiate it......never mind I know the answer there too....
FFS , it's the internet.........if it matters that everything thing is true and provable (including up to each and every last detail) then internet not really the best place to be . CF would certainly be a lot quieter!

Is Raku's story true? or s/h BS? I don't know and I don't care - IMO enough truth in it to make a point (i.e. with some smarts and effort can always go back to the boat after being rescued).
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I guess the lesson that can be learned by this thread, is that when an incident appears to be beyond belief, people will check into it.
The real lesson of this thread is how much easier it is to read using the magic of an ignore list.
The next thing is just how easy it is to trash people's decisions from the safety of an armchair.
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Still, there were a few points that call/called for correction or clarification.
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Why anyone would think that good sailors never make a mistake is beyond me.
I tried to send you a PM - but your PM box is full .
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Still, there were a few points that call/called for correction or clarification.
Maybe, but there are constructive ways to do that - and ways that are mostly about having fun / being unpleasant .
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Still, there were a few points that call/called for correction or clarification.
You talkin about me? I object!
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Well this topic now has been dissected 8 ways to Sunday. We learnt some things but I doubt if we will learn anymore. Thread closed
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