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Mr. Gainer was a hoot.
Quiet, sharing, very knowledgeable, and with the envied ability to call someone a dumbass without the other party knowing it.

You'll be missed Mr. Gainer.

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"all the best" Robert.

For those that did not know, this book was about him. He told me he didn't really like the book because it was a glorified version of what happened.



Unfortunately the greedy sickos on amazon raised the price from 6 bucks to 20 bucks.

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This is sad news indeed. I'm glad I got the chance to meet him last year, he certainly lived up to his postings. I hope when I'm done, I'll know half as much as he did. Fair winds Robert.

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Oh, man... this is awful...
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Yes, a sad loss. I always enjoyed his posts, his willingness to share info. RIP.

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What a loss.

Robert, I always read a post where I saw your reply no matter the subject. Fair winds.
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I'm pretty new and haven't been around much, but I couldn't help going through his posts a bit and I am impressed: what a sound knowledge and, what's more important, he seemed to be allways looking forward for an opportunity to help others.
I wish him the best in the new seas he must be sailing in.
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We used to correspond about how I made my wood models's sails...

He would deal with a model as with a big boat...
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I am to new and obviously missed out knowing him...I will go find this book...Thanks...My condolences to his family..

Edit: As far as the price..Art always increases in value with the passing of its artist...I hope the good portion of it get where it belongs ...

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"all the best" Robert.

For those that did not know, this book was about him. He told me he didn't really like the book because it was a glorified version of what happened.



Unfortunately the greedy sickos on amazon raised the price from 6 bucks to 20 bucks.

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Very sad indeed, "All the best" Robert, RIP


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