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Old 06-07-2017, 15:24   #16
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I would have kept it. If Oscar has an owner printed on it then give it back.
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Old 07-07-2017, 15:16   #17
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I would have kept it. If Oscar has an owner printed on it then give it back.
we could have done so - but really - we didn't want the darn thing lying on our deck for a couple of days whille we sailed to New York - and if it belonged to someone in Norfolk - then we would have had to carry it back again???

The coast guard wasn't that busy. There were no pan-pans or mayday the entire time we took to sail out of the BAy and we did see a couple of their ribs running around doing nothing particlualry demanding.
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Here's one alternative, in the unlikely event it happens again. Salvage it, just as you would a fender you found floating (can't ever have too many). Donate it to the next yacht club you go to that has a sailing program for kids. It'd be a fun day for the kids and their dinghies to practice rescuing a MOB. Plus then they get the benefits of the tax dollars their parents paid, after the Navy used them. All good.

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Here's one alternative, in the unlikely event it happens again. Salvage it, just as you would a fender you found floating (can't ever have too many). Donate it to the next yacht club you go to that has a sailing program for kids. It'd be a fun day for the kids and their dinghies to practice rescuing a MOB. Plus then they get the benefits of the tax dollars their parents paid, after the Navy used them. All good.

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good idea- I just hope it doesn't happen again
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