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Old 02-10-2018, 08:19 AM
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Default Inexperienced Millenial Sailboaters Sink In Johns Pass

This one defies all logic. I mean seriously.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/Sunken-...Pass_165308644
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night-time boating in the shallows defies logic, no matter how old they are.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
night-time boating in the shallows defies logic, no matter how old they are.
That was the least of their problems. The way I see it, grounding that boat and having it sink may have saved their lives. I take it you read the article.
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This story makes no sense. So in the dark, fog coming in, you wouldnt go very fast. And even if you did, what speeds do you get from a 28 ft sailboat. 6 knots? Something like that. If you hit the ground at that sort of speed, there is no way you wil rip the keel off. Unless it is a complete POS. This is just ridiculess.
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
That was the least of their problems. The way I see it, grounding that boat and having it sink may have saved their lives. I take it you read the article.
I thought the same thing. Better to sink in coastal water in a busy part of Florida rather than a remote part of the Caribbean
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sinking in about 9-feet of water and to shallow for sea tow??
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Back to Colorado, safe from sinking your boat there
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Originally Posted by 805gregg View Post
Back to Colorado, safe from sinking your boat there
Gotta feeling some Rocky Mountain "highs" were involved with this trip.
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I feel bad for them, but why would you embark on something like that with literally no savings? So many things that can go wrong with a boat that cost money, plus dockage fees, food, etc?

They are probably better off being stranded on land than at sea though.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
sinking in about 9-feet of water and to shallow for sea tow??
Maybe Sea Tow knew they had no money and no insurance. Probably been burned by sailboaters before where the salvage value wasn't worth the effort.
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What a great story to put on GoFundMe.com.
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I didn't see that there were two threads on this, but I asked the exact same thing.

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I feel bad for them, but why would you embark on something like that with literally no savings? So many things that can go wrong with a boat that cost money, plus dockage fees, food, etc?

They are probably better off being stranded on land than at sea though.
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Sad to hear of anyone young couple's dreams being so quickly dashed to pieces on the rocks.....
The good news is, they were lucky enough to walk away uninjured....
Time for them to plan chapter Two....
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I said it in the other thread also, but if they only had $90 between the two of them, what were they going to do next when that ran out?
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I am speechless, honestly. They knew nothing of sailing, yet were going to take an aged sailboat that he had "fixed" to the Caribbean? It was their "life long dream"? They are in their flicking 20s, I guess we as society owe it to them to let them sail the world. BS. One good weather front moving thru the Gulf and they would be calling Coast Guard anyhow. But as someone else posted, they will have a gofundme page or some other crap set up to get some more hand outs. Only sympathy I have is for the pug.
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Originally Posted by cmatthews7 View Post
I am speechless, honestly. They knew nothing of sailing, yet were going to take an aged sailboat that he had "fixed" to the Caribbean? It was their "life long dream"? They are in their flicking 20s, I guess we as society owe it to them to let them sail the world. BS. One good weather front moving thru the Gulf and they would be calling Coast Guard anyhow. But as someone else posted, they will have a gofundme page or some other crap set up to get some more hand outs. Only sympathy I have is for the pug.
I posted a link to their Go Fund Me Page in the OP. Seems to me the better way to have written that would have been, "We are young, stupid, and screwed up. We are now trying to raise enough money to pay for having our boat removed as a hazard navigation for others and just want to go back home and get jobs."
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
I posted a link to their Go Fund Me Page in the OP. Seems to me the better way to have written that would have been, "We are young, stupid, and screwed up. We are now trying to raise enough money to pay for having our boat removed as a hazard navigation for others and just want to go back home and get jobs."
OOPS!! My bad. I thought I put that link in the OP, but that was somewhere else.

https://www.gofundme.com/new-sailing-life
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
What a great story to put on GoFundMe.com.

think of the pug

maybe they can hook up with that crazy youtube, poor excuse of a parent whore or her abusive drunken ex husband and get a bigger boat for the 3 or 4 of them
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
sinking in about 9-feet of water and to shallow for sea tow??
Who ever wrote the article has no clue on how much draft a Sea Tow vessel requires
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Boggles the mind. Did they think life is a video game? Or just stupid?

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