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Old 10-31-2012
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Re: Sailing Darwin awards

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Originally Posted by Frogwatch View Post
I propose we give the sailing Darwin Awards to everybody who stayed on their boats thru Sandy ( I mean those in Sandy's zone of damage). If you stay aboard, nobody thinks you are brave, we think you're a moron. You endanger your life, you endanger any rescuers and you make sailors in general look foolish.

PROPER HURRICANE PREP FOR SAILORS

A. Check status of your insurance policy
B. Go tie your boat down EARLY and prep it.
C. Get outta Dodge.
D. Wait a week to check on your boats status so you don't add to the confusion. It's only a boat.
I have no problem of others stay on their boat or stay in their house by the beach as long as they don't call 911 for recuse. Why would the society or you care? I am just sayin'
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