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Don't you think acknowledging that one is making a foolish, uninformed and uneducated decision a priori make one a bigger fool than if one was simply ignorant? In other words, he knew he was unprepared. Frankly I think that makes him a bigger fool.
Gotta agree with you there... being ignorant of the risks is far different than knowing the risks and intentionally not making any preparations to deal with them.

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And moreover, I have seen some posts that basically said it was his choice. He was alone. Go kill himself if he wanted to. But that's not entirely true. When he pressed the button on that EPIRB, he instantly involved a lot of other people who would then risk their own property and souls to save his. Sounds selfish to me.
If you're going to be stupid and deal with the consequences yourself... I got no beef with you... but if you risk other people's lives because of your stupidity.... then that's a problem.

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I just bought a airplane on ebay. Its a old Grumman built in the early 60's. I Didn't have it checked out, the guy that sold it to me said it was a good plane. Hell, I never have flown a plane. I going to pick it up today and fly it home. It has 4 seats. Who wants to come along with me. Maybe you runner?

The engine is firing on 4 but has 6. I had to pump up one tire twice. But I am ready to take off. Runner, I haven't heard from you. You're a jumper it will be alright. Lets dance!!!

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So what happens to the kid's boat?

Does the Coast Guard use it for target practice to eliminate a navigational hazard? I got the impression it was still afloat after abandonment.

Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?
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As I recall from the excerpts from Ronnie's blog, the boat was essentially destroyed during the course of his rescue.
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The engine is firing on 4 but has 6. I had to pump up one tire twice. But I am ready to take off. Runner, I haven't heard from you. You're a jumper it will be alright. Lets dance!!!
Ahm...Cam took Runner out and shot him (after baiting him into it, of course). Runner's in a shallow grave along with LaLeLu, ConcheyJoe, and others we may not know of yet.

So, don't hold your breath. Or disagree with Cam.
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Ahm...Cam took Runner out and shot him (after baiting him into it, of course). Runner's in a shallow grave along with LaLeLu, ConcheyJoe, and others we may not know of yet.

So, don't hold your breath. Or disagree with Cam.
smack, I did not know that runner was not with us any more. For your information I have gone nose to nose with Cam. He respects a point over an attitude.
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You won't be hearing from runner... He got himself banned... permanently from what I understand.
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The engine is firing on 4 but has 6. I had to pump up one tire twice. But I am ready to take off. Runner, I haven't heard from you. You're a jumper it will be alright. Lets dance!!!
When you hear the dueling banjos... cam's got his finger poised over the big red button.

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Ahm...Cam took Runner out and shot him (after baiting him into it, of course). Runner's in a shallow grave along with LaLeLu, ConcheyJoe, and others we may not know of yet.

So, don't hold your breath. Or disagree with Cam.

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smack, I did not know that runner was not with us any more. For your information I have gone nose to nose with Cam. He respects a point over an attitude.
Fair enough. Then he should learn to make his point without the attitude. Jeff's a great example of someone that is able to do so.

Otherwise - he's just like me.
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[quote=smackdaddy;384111 he's just like me.[/quote]


Don't flatter yourself, Cam has been there and done that and has the t shirt.

While I am at it, Sway holds an unlimited Masters license. A graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy.

When they talk I listen, you would be well advised to do also.

But then again you are not here looking for sailing information..
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But then again you are not here looking for sailing information..
A lot of that going around lately, must be that virus I head about called wannabeasailorandhavenoclue.

Doesn't BFS stand for Being Freaking Stupid?
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