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Liz Clark and her voyage on Swell ( Liz Clark and the Voyage of Swell) has been a regular read of mine for quite a while and always a treat.
For six months or so posts have been irregular and in the last month Swell was on the hard not looking herself at all. There was/is a lot of work to be done. An awful lot of work....
Turns out Liz got t boned by a bareboat catamaran in Tahiti. The skipper could afford his vacation in paradise but apparently he and the charter company wouldn't afford fixing the damage.
Liz is dealing with Swell and the aftermath with more grace than I imagine most of us could muster.
Read all about it and send some good thoughts her way.....

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The skipper could afford his vacation in paradise but apparently he and the charter company wouldn't afford fixing the damage.
Only one word can summarize this...

Ba$tard$....

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its not too late for Dreamyachcharter.com to correct this situation, before it goes viral, and all over the web on how they cheat people.
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its not too late for Dreamyachcharter.com to correct this situation, before it goes viral, and all over the web on how they cheat people.
Looks like Liz chose forgiveness and letting it go for her own peace of mind. Her boat, her decision.

I think if the skipper or the charter company tried to make things right because it might now go viral all over the web would just be another strike against them in the karma bank.
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its not too late for Dreamyachcharter.com to correct this situation, before it goes viral, and all over the web on how they cheat people.

Those guys are the dirt bags of the charter business in malaysia/thailand. Been too close to them at their base, know way too much on how they operate. For anybody to charter with these guys would be really stupid.


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Bad things happening to good people. Nope, I don't like hearing about this kind of behavior in our society of seafarers. It's another case of being forced into a situation and having to choose the lesser evil. It can and does happen to all of us. Though not surprising that Liz took the path she did, maybe all of us stand to lose something, as well, when issues like this aren't addressed fairly without having to resort to employing our own insurance, the courts and lawyers when accidents happen.

This incident appears to be pretty straight-forward, especially with the documentation and admission of responsibility obtained and witnessed when the accident occurred. Maybe Dream Yacht Charter needs to know that the world beyond them can be informed and reactive and can actually hurt them if they choose to act irresponsibly.

Our SN community has insight, experience, compassion, and must be able to exert a degree of influence on behalf of others in a case like this. Yes? No?
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Our SN community has insight, experience, compassion, and must be able to exert a degree of influence on behalf of others in a case like this. Yes? No?
Yeah - BUT....
As I see it ( and it took me a while) the story here is not the injustice a jerk in a rental boat and his charter company visited on an accomplished sailor (minding her own business, anchored in the right place, in broad daylight).
Liz found freedom from idiots by letting them go. How many of us could do that?
Liz Clark is an accomplished sailor and adventurer. She isn't asking for our help.
That said, she has a donation link on her site - a couple bucks from believers couldn't hurt right now.
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Liz is dealing with Swell and the aftermath with more grace than I imagine most of us could muster.
She obviously adheres to Rule #1...

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Point taken, Dfok. Yet, even in her own words, grace was forced by the overwhelming pain of fighting injustice. Peace be hers. I'm just sayin', sometimes, it takes a village.
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