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6 Days Ago 07:11 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

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Originally Posted by rbyham View Post
I hear you guys that are concerned about another try but the reality is that if everyone quit after a life threatening sailing incident the waterways and oceans would be pretty empty of boats... Certainly true in my case...
Same here. I completely agree.
1 Week Ago 11:41 AM
rbyham
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I hear you guys that are concerned about another try but the reality is that if everyone quit after a life threatening sailing incident the waterways and oceans would be pretty empty of boats... Certainly true in my case...
1 Week Ago 01:48 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

He had a hard time maintaining one hull, delusional to think two hulls will be any easier.
1 Week Ago 10:42 PM
chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
The inverse of this is that living on a boat is not all that "easy". Absolutely rewarding. But not "easy".

Of course, that's an entire conversation in itself.
I think they may of figured that one out... Perhaps they feel two hulls might make it 'easier' next time?

It takes guts to give it another go.
1 Week Ago 10:30 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

If it did, they'd probably already have the boat.

I'm not a big fan of the dude, but one thing he said in that post is absolutely true:

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Charlotte and I talk about it a lot: it's just so damn easy to live on shore.
The inverse of this is that living on a boat is not all that "easy". Absolutely rewarding. But not "easy".

Of course, that's an entire conversation in itself.
1 Week Ago 10:10 PM
chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

It would appear from their blog that Rebel Heart they are still keen to go cruising, possibly on a cat next time.

Any word on whether their court case amounted to anything?
01-29-2015 07:32 PM
Kostis
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Excuse me, but we do we pay taxes?
01-18-2015 04:41 PM
Sunphish
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Should they pay for their rescue?

My mother, at age 92 broke her hip. The county rescue squad responded and transported her to the hospital. Some time later we got a bill for part of the transport.

My mother didn't really have any involvement in putting herself in the position where she needed rescue, other than living to 92.

I think Eric should pony up.
12-22-2014 07:47 PM
fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

The boat wasn't scuttled for lack of phone service. The boat wasn't scuttled because it was unseaworthy (although it's condition seemed to be degrading).

The boat was scuttled because Eric chose to abandon it and to scuttle it as he left it.

The medical advice they are insisting would have solved all their problems (if only that darn phone had worked!!!) was eventually provided by the pararescue team and the frigate that responded. The boat was still afloat and seaworthy when they got that assistance, and the child whose health had been at risk was reportedly no longer at risk at the time of frigate rendezvous.

Their dream of sailing to the south seas was aborted due to their own poor planning and lack of grit when the going got tough. Some day I hope they feel embarrassed for demanding that someone else pay for their mistakes.
12-22-2014 07:04 PM
miatapaul
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

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There is a very good chance that Eric's statement will be inadmissible as irrelevant. What does it go to prove? That Eric knew that the company might be negligent? Assumption of the Risk? Unlikely.

If you ride the CTA bus, and twice before you got in accidents because the bus driver was negligent, would that be a defense for the third accident? Unlikely.

Not saying they will win. Not saying they will lose. But that is sort of the analysis.
Well since he said repeatedly that sat phones were not reliable to use as a safety device, at the very least it shows that the lawsuit is disingenuous. Of course when there is profit to be made, your intentions can change, especially when a lawyer starts making promises. In the CTA case they caused an accident, in the sat phone case, they have never promoted it as a safety device but as a convenience. There contract clearly states that they are not to be held liable for laps of coverage. And certainly it did not cause the loss of the Rebel Heart. They had several mechanical and structural failures.
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