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post #29 of Old 06-22-2010
CalebD
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Then there was that guy named Skip something who was sailing back from Hawai'i after that crazy single handed race they do from the US to HI every couple of years. He was a very experienced skipper and was caught in heavy weather for a number of days in a 27' (or so) boat he had built himself. He radioed the CG and boarded a nearby shipping ... ship. He scuttled his boat before leaving but had NO insurance, if I recall correctly. He was also several hundred miles from any land.
Some of you will remember this fellow from the sketchy details I have barely provided.

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