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I wonder if that isn't a a Facebook artifact, the difference between what "followers" and "friends" see of his posts.
Thanks, guys, that must be it - 'cause I'm still not seeing anything more recent than his post on February 8, and a bunch of Comments made up to a day or 2 later...
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He is my FB friend. Try sending a friend request.

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He may be in for some lighter conditions, somewhat, but a hell of a blow is heading his way, from the weather maps, it looks like worse that what he just went thru. Good luck sailor.
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???....any weather is major when sailing in a j24 I would say
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Rimas just posted

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Today i am surprise do not lost it a mast it was too heavy whether this going for many days

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It looks like things just took a turn for the worse. There is a FB debate on people calling the CG.

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Let you know guys i lost it life raft i am in danger now



*update - FB people called the CG rescue and relayed the information about Rimas.

I also found this from Rimas about an hour ago

Gust 60 knots mostly all night still continue big bang on my all the time

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It looks like things just took a turn for the worse. There is a FB debate on people calling the CG.

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Let you know guys i lost it life raft i am in danger now



*update - FB people called the CG rescue and relayed the information about Rimas.

I also found this from Rimas about an hour ago

Gust 60 knots mostly all night still continue big bang on my all the time
So, then - he apparently has the capacity to be posting to FACEBOOK, but not to contact the CG himself, or trigger an EPIRB? Why doesn't he post to the CG Facebook page, if he needs their help?

https://www.facebook.com/UScoastguard

SAR by Social Media, sounds like the wave of the future, to me... How far beyond stupid have these kind of stunts become, that the decision to initiate a SAR hundreds of miles offshore might come down to a poll among a bunch of friends on Facebook?

What a world... Reminds me of Abby Sutherland, in the frenetic final days before her rushed departure, obsessing about getting her freakin' Kindle to work... :-)

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Do I understand it correctly that he lost his mast as well as his life raft?
And how exactly is he able to post to FB from being out there? Satellite phone?
What is his current position?

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Do I understand it correctly that he lost his mast as well as his life raft?
And how exactly is he able to post to FB from being out there? Satellite phone?
What is his current position?
With his broken English it's difficult to make out just what kind of shape he is in. I think that he may have lost his liferaft and that he thought that he might lose his mast. One of his FB friends has alerted the CG in Honolulu as to his position but there is some doubt as to whether or not they would send an aircraft out to check on him due to the weather in the area.
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

he cant post to facebook, he can only send text messages through his spot transmitter
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