Originally Posted by caberg
I'm sensing some sarcasm.
Maybe in Tampa everyone walks around with iphones, updating twitter every 30 seconds, then liking stuff on facebook, while swiping debit cards at starbucks and then blogging about it. It's kinda naive to think that everyone is that plugged into society.
I have no idea if that is true here, but it's possible that this group was living on the margins of society and no one is yet missing them.
Very possible, not every boater is equipped for offshore. I know of situations where people get a real cheap boat and end up living on it, and also entertain thoughts of taking it on a long voyage. Some anchor-outs would be homeless without their boat. They may chased out of safe anchorages by authorities, and then end up on the high seas with little or no power.