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I apologize for my strident tone and for insulting things I said concerning staying aboard when in the path of a hurricane. Whether I am right or wrong, my insults added nothing.

Between the big hurricanes of the early 70s and Andrew, even people in FL became complacent and built things on the beach that did not belong there. The lesson had to be learned again. People up north have had over a generation with no serious hurricane and have forgotten or simply never experienced them. I think this is why we saw people stay in their homes on the coast and stayed aboard, lack of experience with hurricanes for which they cannot be blamed.

Most of us who deal with hurricanes every year or so strongly advise against staying aboard.
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Re: An Apology

Thanks for that, FW...

Differing opinions are what a 'forum' is all about.. but it's nice (and necessary) to keep it civil.
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Re: An Apology

Frog, I don't mean to pick on you, really I don't.

An apology wrapped in an excuse (we don't have experience) is no apology.

And it's mis-informed. Isabel, Irene and Sandy - all the same intensity here where the OP of that thread lives.

All in the last 8 years. I've owned a boat here on the bay for longer than that.
I count "generations" by the standard definition, i.e. 25 years.
Not all hurricane's are created equal, we don't often face Cat V's, but we get our share of 'little' ones.

For Andrew I was detailed to salvage duty, for Hugo, same. I've ridden out hurricanes at sea with the Navy.
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Re: An Apology

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I apologize for my strident tone and for insulting things I said concerning staying aboard when in the path of a hurricane. Whether I am right or wrong, my insults added nothing.

Between the big hurricanes of the early 70s and Andrew, even people in FL became complacent and built things on the beach that did not belong there. The lesson had to be learned again. People up north have had over a generation with no serious hurricane and have forgotten or simply never experienced them. I think this is why we saw people stay in their homes on the coast and stayed aboard, lack of experience with hurricanes for which they cannot be blamed.

Most of us who deal with hurricanes every year or so strongly advise against staying aboard.
Hey, everybody makes posts they wish they hadn't - often during emotional times. It's all good.

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Re: An Apology

Chuckles, cut him some slack- he's not apologizing for WHAT he said, he's apologizing for HOW he said it.
Frog acknowledges that maybe he didn't come across as he wanted to come across.
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Re: An Apology

It takes a real man to admit one's wrong doing. However, adding an explanation opens an insight into where that man has been and where he is coming from. A lot of these posts would be so much better if we all looked at what the message is and not to nit pick or point a finger at some one else's opinion. A difference of opinion is expected and always welcome with an explanation of why the opinon differs. Insults and accusations only detract from the post and take away what the post is about.

Frog, thanks for your post.
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Re: An Apology

Wow - goodonya Frog.
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Re: An Apology

Sent you a PM Froggie
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