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Re: Looks like they landed on their feet

This isn't directed at you TakeFive, or anyone here. Its more a general observation about the world; many people who have a hard time thinking critically about the issues of our time suddenly become keenly analytical when it comes to donating money. The cause itself could be good or bad. But I find a lot of critics of donating who then don't really seem to think critically about much else.

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I checked their Instagram. Looks like they made it to Key West. I guess they modified their plans to work and headed to Marathon.

Expensive places to party; Tampa, Key West, Marathon.

Should be fun as long as the cash holds out.
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I checked their Instagram. Looks like they made it to Key West. I guess they modified their plans to work and headed to Marathon.

Expensive places to party; Tampa, Key West, Marathon.

Should be fun as long as the cash holds out.
Mooring or anchorage will run approx $240 month...dinghy access, fresh water $.05 gal, wifi, weekly pumpout, working spaces inside...etc.
its not a bad deal. They are trying to control the harbor and keep it clean. A couple a dozen derelicts still around after the last storm...cleaned most of them out.
Key thing in Marathon is dinghy access....none free.

Rates will be just north of $300 starting Oct.
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Looks like the remaining cash is in jeopardy....

>>we actually need our boat hauled out there! Our shaft just broke! Can you recommend a good honest one? We literally just had a new one put on a month ago by the worst marine service ever.
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Looks like the remaining cash is in jeopardy....

>>we actually need our boat hauled out there! Our shaft just broke! Can you recommend a good honest one? We literally just had a new one put on a month ago by the worst marine service ever.
Maybe Marathon Boat Yard...different than Marathon Marina....but both do haul outs and repairs.
giggle them...
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A broken shaft on a free boat. No kidding.


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This isn't directed at you TakeFive, or anyone here. Its more a general observation about the world; many people who have a hard time thinking critically about the issues of our time suddenly become keenly analytical when it comes to donating money. The cause itself could be good or bad. But I find a lot of critics of donating who then don't really seem to think critically about much else.
I don't take it personally at all. But your observation makes it all the more surprising that they raised as much money as they did.
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>>we actually need our boat hauled out there! Our shaft just broke! Can you recommend a good honest one? We literally just had a new one put on a month ago by the worst marine service ever.
If they keep going for bargain basement deals for the cheapest possible service then they are going to continually get cut rate services done by the least competent repair techs. They already had to replace the shaft once and now after a few days of actual use their having to replace it again speaks to a bigger problem.

That boat needed and still needs months of going over on the hard before being put back on the water.

They are sailing in the wrong direction and really should have sailed a bit north to a less affluent area where they could have better afforded to get the boat seaworthy. Then again the worked on the previous boats hull for something like a year on the hard in Tarpon Springs and still didn't get it right.

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Got a chuckle on the latest from Instagram. Would kind of irk me if I donated to the gofundme, but I didn't, so I find it mostly amusing:

"In this picture I'm all smiles, but today is a different story.
Every single time I drink alcohol my hangovers last the whole next day and I regret it, drinking is NOT worth that to me. On Cinco de mayo I told myself I wanted to go a year with no drinking. But the last couple of days everyone around me was drunk every day and I hated being called "boring" and i was tired of dealing with drunk people so I decided to just join in. I'm really trying to be the best me I can be, and last night was a setback.
All I can do is forgive myself and move on."
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Got a chuckle on the latest from Instagram. Would kind of irk me if I donated to the gofundme, but I didn't, so I find it mostly amusing:

"In this picture I'm all smiles, but today is a different story.
Every single time I drink alcohol my hangovers last the whole next day and I regret it, drinking is NOT worth that to me. On Cinco de mayo I told myself I wanted to go a year with no drinking. But the last couple of days everyone around me was drunk every day and I hated being called "boring" and i was tired of dealing with drunk people so I decided to just join in. I'm really trying to be the best me I can be, and last night was a setback.
All I can do is forgive myself and move on. Please send more money"
Fixed it for her.
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