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post #6 of Old 04-18-2011
S/V Lilo, Islander 32
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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
I refused to read the article after this line

Thanks for posting the article as it beggars belief.

Only an idiot would go to sea in those conditions. Only a real IDIOT! And to say some weather router gave them the 'green light' is just foolish to the extreme.

If people wish to head out from port in 40-50kts they are not just risking lives they are making a culpable negligent foolhardy decision.

They rile me at their gross stupidity.

I think I need a coffee. Ooops, no, that too stimulating..... maybe a quiet walk along the beach.

While I completely agree that it's crazy to go out in those conditions and would not have left myself then either, I did go ahead and read the story and it was a good read. After they left, they handled it just fine, then the weather abated for a few days and THEN a surprise storm with hurricane force winds came up. It was not the initial storm that caused him troubles, and even if it had been blowing 15 when he left, the second storm, the scarey one, still would have come along anyway, it was just not predicted.

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