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Thumbs down The sinking of "RAW FAITH"

How many of you guys would sail to Bermuda on this bucket...in November...with one other guy? Visit the website RAWFAITHADVENTURES.COM and and read about the strange voyage of "Raw Faith".

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How strange...was JUST watching this video about it.

Coast Guard rescues "pirate" ship

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At least no one was lost, yet!

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This joker has been running this boat on a broken shoestring for YEARS, and running his mouth about it for just as long. this is not the first time he has had to be rescued by the coasties.

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this is not the first time he has had to be rescued by the coasties.
But it may be the last...


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This guy's name isn't Reid by any chance?
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From the USCG Press Release:
"The crew of the vessel stated they had two life rafts, one survival suit and a hand-held radio on board. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Cape Cod attempted to deliver additional safety gear to the crew of the Raw Faith, but weather conditions did not permit. Currently weather on scene is 25-30 knot winds with seas running 10-15 feet...."

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Here's a twist. Some scuttlebutt posted elsewhere:
"The RawFaith has been at the docks belonging to the National Park Service. Though he was given permission to use the docks, now he says he doesn't have the crew to leave, he wants to stay the winter. They want him out of there, so they called the Salem Harbormaster. They had a little shouting match, and the Harbormaster arrested the good captain for trespassing. I believe he yelled at the HM something along the lines of, "You won't be happy till I take the boat out to sea and sink her..."

He has till the 9th of December to leave or the case goes to court. He says he'll gladly leave, but he doesn't have crew, and he has to wait for the weather. We've heard the story before, now he wants to head to Bermuda, but has to wait for the right wind direction. The HM doesn't want him to send him out to sea, but if he can't stay at the NPS dock, there's no place else in Salem for her to stay. Salem's HM asked me how big a crew he'd need and I think I said at least 6..."


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This joker has been running this boat on a shoestring for YEARS, and running his mouth about it for just as long. this is not the first time he has had to be rescued by the coasties.
I am assuming she is salvage now. Apparently, it was taking on water. Who knows, maybe even a very nice and new reef?

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Oh, so the boat was brought back in to safety?

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