There are many problems with this whole thing.
I personally don't care if people kill themselves with intent of as a result of their own stupid. IN this day and age anyone can learn about risks of ANYTHING and this SHOULD inform this behavior.
YES people can do whatever they want to with their money. However this doesn't make it RIGHT.
These jerks endanger the lives of those who have to rescue them and leave a piece of junk in water as a hazard. They didn't pay for their rescue...but in this case they should because they showed wanton disregard for sensible behavior on the sea in coastal waters.
This is a perfect example of a downside to accessible vlog and vlogging. While they can inform... they also can mislead and encourage dumb people to do dangerous thing and endanger the lives of others. And the crowd source funding while it can be a positive thing.... it can also enable dumb.
There is little that will change or can be done about this as we cherish our freedoms at times more than sensible socially conscious behavior. This is feeding the growing disease of selfishness, narcissism, exhibitionism and the over blown need for "self expression".
Who ever expected something as beautiful and socially conscious, environmentally aware as sailing would be perverted by modern technology? This is a perfect example.
Well said. Best Rant yet
I must be too cautious. Iíve sailed for over 50 years now ( canít beleive I am saying that). I raced Hobies nationally in my teens/ 20s. Sailed across the Atlantic twice and the Carribean countless times before I ever owned my first keelboat. SAFETY was always emphasized to me by my mentors . I tried to never endanger myself and NEVER endanger others by my actions. The more experience I got sailing, the more I recognized that I needed to keep learning. You can get in trouble in the Chesapeake or LI Sound as easily as offshore. Inlets present done of the greatest dangers to a sailboat.
Nowhere in that did I ever believe I could by a 30 ft plus keelboat and just sailnit without consequences. No where in that did I ever believe I could get experience enough on the Internet or in an ASA sailing class. Learning intellectually is one thing but experience comes from repetition.
I laugh when rooks come on here and have bought a boat but obviously they donít know what they are doing except when it endangers others. I and others here gladly impart our mentoring experience to ones who really want to listen, unfortunately many times when our advice doesnít fit in with their agenda they hear nothing. Fueled by internet vlogs and their own adrenaline they carry forward. Right now we have a multi poster headed in that direction. No way do I want to dampen his enthusiasm but nor do I want to feed into his direction as it may influence others to take this same approach. Some of the posts even make me question whether he is pulling our chain and just egging us on in a trolling way.
How on earth can you buy a Tartan 37 , throw a stream of consciousness amount of new fixes into it, have done so little research on their own into basic areas that the questions seem questionable and never have even sailed the boat. Or for that matter the total experience in sailing is a few ASA classes. And the goal is to move aboard soon and sail the Atlantic .
Yes you can do what you want with your money, yes you can do what you want with others who want to throw their money away at you,
I donít care as long as you donít call me or what I pay for ( CG) to bail you out when you find out you didnít have enough experience. I guess this is where Darwin takes over?