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Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

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So, what kind of boat were these folks escaping the bad ole US of A in? Inquiring minds want to know!
They may have found the legendary $10,000 blue water cruiser.
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Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

On a bit of reflection, when the going was rough, they held it together really well. I have seen "adults" wet themselves in situations much less difficult than this. The fact that they made it so far is "somewhat" a testimony to their convictions and there ability to carry on in the face of adversity.

Now I am really curious to know the type of SV they where on, how much actual prior sailing experience they had. I betcha writing a book is gonna be in their future. Everybody has got to make a living, dontcha know!
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Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

Bunch of idiot religionists.

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Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

If the thread degenerates into an anti religious thread it will end up in Off Topic. It would be preferable if that were not to happen.
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Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

I just want to know what kind of boat it was and what kind of damage they sustained. They were afraid to put up their genoa because they thought they would lose the mast? Did a stay snap? What went on?
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Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

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They may have found the legendary $10,000 blue water cruiser.
Even better, sounds like they found the mythical $6,500 Globe Girdler...

I'm guessing the boat may have been maybe 70's vintage, based solely on the type of end fitting on the boom visible in one of the pics...

Everything was fine, until the deck started separating from the hull, according to Gastonguay, who "had little experience handling a sailboat..."

Typical mainstream media, the interviewer mispronounces "Kiribati", and they threw in a pic of Bora Bora, instead... :-)

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