Originally Posted by Minnewaska
I acknowledged that in my first reply to you. Yes, they can't fix the boat.
Context was my point. The context of dinghygoddess was they should get back out there. They had to abandon their boat to save their kid, they didn't drive it to the bottom of the ocean. Encouraging them to get back aboard is reasonable. I would not encourage them to make that passage under those circumstances again. But, as I've said before, that is exclusively their decision to make.
Thankfully, I don't think this family will be getting "back out there" any time soon. I mean, sorta hard to testify from the middle of the Pacific. That lawsuit and all.
I have no problem at all with cruising families. There are some great cruising families out there and the kids are having amazing upbringings.
I guess the Kaufman family could be completely misunderstood. But from what is publicly available, these folks had no business being in the middle of the Pacific with two small kids aboard. If you don't see that, then maybe you haven't read enough. It's pretty obvious.