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I think I remember reading that for the last few years that Lynn and Larry Pardee sailed they didn't carry an EPIRB because they decided that if they got in trouble they would rather go down with the ship than risk the lives of some young coast guard folks.

After 200,000 miles of sailing it was parkensons that caught up with Larry, not a boating mishap, that is impressive.
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There are still plenty of Darwin Awards to hand out each year, but I don't think any rescuer would say, "just let them die.".
We have gotten so damn soft in the last few decades.
If someone wants to die let them.
Stop wasting our time rescuing some jerk who is just thumbing his nose at you.

The more aid you give the more you encourage garbage.

Let him die.

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We have gotten so damn soft in the last few decades.
If someone wants to die let them.
Stop wasting our time rescuing some jerk who is just thumbing his nose at you.

The more aid you give the more you encourage garbage.

Let him die.
Couldn't agree more, let him die, here is a moron who put out a mayday, risking the lives of others, only to refuse to be taken from his boat on the 17th of October, whilst talking to the rescue swimmer about his Facebook followers.

Fine him the total cost of all the wasted helicopter rescue/boat tows, impound his boat.

The selfless members of the flight and rescue boat deserve nothing less than to see this f$£"n idiot stopped, permanently.

I also think that anyone going to the assistance of a vessel in distress should of course offer to rescue the crew without conditions, but if they insist on a tow rather than being taken from the vessel a commercial arrangement should be entered into offering protection/recompense to the tow vessel and only if the skipper feels comfortable towing.

The Drake / Cha Cha "Pan Pan" incident comes to mind, where a rescue skipper tries to do the right thing with a vessel in distress as most of us would, only to be kicked in the balls:

http://www.wavetrain.net/techniques-...rts-on-youtube
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The Drake / Cha Cha "Pan Pan" incident comes to mind, where a rescue skipper tries to do the right thing with a vessel in distress as most of us would, only to be kicked in the balls:

http://www.wavetrain.net/techniques-...rts-on-youtube
Yeah that Drake Paragon/Cha Cha incident was an eye opener. A reminder to me that the course to Good Intentions has seas that come from Hell! Made me think the best plan is to always rescue the people. Their boat not so much.

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I suppose I'm stirring the pot here, but nay sayers be damned. I'm genuinely envious of this guy's sense of adventure, even if he is taking advantage rescues.
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I suppose I'm stirring the pot here, but nay sayers be damned. I'm genuinely envious of this guy's sense of adventure, even if he is taking advantage rescues.
So what's holding you back? You don't need to know how to sail or have money for a functioning boat. You only need a facebook page. And beets.


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