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post #41 of Old 10-15-2012
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Re: Woman Missing A warning to Newbies.

I just finished scanning all the news on her ....must agree with Smack and others that there is much more to this than has been written thus far.

..without saying anything about her state of mind she did not appear physically conditioned and without some serious time learning the boat and the rig and reef lines and scads of other things it is hard to imagine a person ten years younger being anything but severely taxed by the challenges of soloing an unfamiliar boat off that coast in the weather they were having. If she needed to attend to anything forward...she'd need to be able to set the autopilot one or two basics like that go bad and it's mission critical in a heartbeat. Anyway I hope the wreckage turns out not to be her boat and she is found alive.....
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