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post #15 of Old 03-28-2013
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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

They were professionals....just doing the job that only professionals can do.

Let's see, the owner is out of a nice boat....half a million dollars. Or, perhaps it's the insurance company, which will increase rates the rest of us have to pay to cover their losses on such situations.

I wonder if the "professionals" will bill the owner for their services? And whether they will pay the Coast Guard for the rescue? And how much will the rescue swimmer get?

Now, I don't know much about blue water sailing, being just an inshore sailor, but from their own description, these professionals didn't seem very professional. Kind of stupid, actually. What was the urgency to sail with the forcast they had, why didn't they go inside down the ICW, how about fuel arrangements, and securing the boat so that things don't fly around?
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