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Re: So... I have sort of a situation

I thought I might find a local news story about this, but was surprised not to. Ironically, there are online references to S/V Zeus, from a decade ago, that refer to her then as a mold infested, bastardized, hulk. Your friend seems to have more bravado than brains.

I suppose, for soap opera reasons, I'm also interested in how a tow ship just drops a line and takes off. The idea of dropping multiple anchors doesn't make any sense either, they would just foul each other.


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Re: So... I have sort of a situation

Another irresponsible jackass giving sailboaters a bad name.

Did your friend get a title search done to make sure he is actually getting ownership? Did he check for mechanics liens?

This WILL become an ever bigger mess.
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"Retrospectively I regret doing what most of the people said. Now, this is a much bigger problem. "

Not your problem at all, I would never have agreed to go back with him.
I bet there is a whole lot more as to why the first tow got "dropped".
Most everybody gave you good advice - Don't get involved!
As far as your buddy, he reminds me of a perfect saying for this case - "Could be broke and still have more money than brains!"
You warned him and he didn't listen. I'd leave him to deal with the mess all on his own. Might actually learn something if you don't clean up for him.
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Re: So... I have sort of a situation

I'm confused. You seem to be contradicting yourself.

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Update : I did not help him, but someone else did...I Drove the tow boat from ft Lauderdale...
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...after giving the guy another substantial dose of te typical cowardly sail net type BS(run away, it's over your head , your a silly man who should just be a good little boy and get a catalina 25 efc)...Retrospectively I regret doing what most of the people said. Now, this is a much bigger problem.
You claim that this forum's level-headed advice to walk away was BS, but retrospectively you regret doing what you did? But you didn't to what "most of the people said," because you didn't walk away.

From what I see here, this is a mess that you helped create. Good luck getting out of it.

This kind of stuff gives sailors a bad name.

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Looking at that pic, I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up costing 30-40k by the time the lift is repaired and the hull is hauled off/salvaged. Spoiler alert : If it stays in the water on an anchor, it's going to happen again.

That's a pretty expensive trip down to Ft. Lauderdale !


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Re: So... I have sort of a situation

I've always liked the stories that start out with... "I have this Friend"...

Right up there with..." Hold my beer and watch this "...
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Is anyone left wondering why Florida recently passed the no anchor law for certain areas?
This episode will just add gas to the fire to expand the no anchor law.
Why do we even offer advice in situations like this? Maybe because we (I know I do) enjoy watching a train wreck as along as no one is harmed.

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Re: So... I have sort of a situation

This whole thing is a crock of sheet ,. Hey HMS V, Be a friend a tell us the REAL STORY!
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I don't believe a single word this guy says.

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Re: So... I have sort of a situation

There could be more (or less) than shear stupidity.going on. Reminds me of our local nemesis ' Captain' Ron Cook, who for an under the table fee will take the papers of large derelict vessels which then mysteriously sink or burn or just run ashore.From Oregon to the tip of Vancouver Island there are hulks with his name on them. Makes a resonable living apparently, sort of a niche market of skills. Personally ,I bet this isn't the case in Florida because these boys ain't bright enough.
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