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Re: Looks like they landed on their feet

Looks like the weather is okay for a while.

3 dogs on board?? With 5 people, and 3 dogs that boat is going to be real small, real soon.

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I sincerely hope this isn't going to be the same story with the same ending. Do people have such large egos that they choose not to learn from other's mistakes? Is it just ignorance? Do they really believe they are special and some how the laws of nature don't apply to them. How do they plan on getting those dogs into another Country...assuming they make it to the East Coast of FL? WTF??? I'm usually not a very negative person...maybe I'm just jealous.... makes for an interesting story anyways...


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That storm was predicted and not a surprise event. Sunday it got so bad you could not stand on the floating dock where I was which was quite a bit North of where that storm came up from. Those folks unfortunately sailed right into the thick of it. Doesn't anyone check the weather on anything more than a fluffy opening screen iPhone app without clicking on the radar and satellite view and drilling down to the details?

For the GoFundMe Couple - There is a major storm heading toward the Keys right now and even if it does not become a hurricane it will still bring heavy seas, tropical rains, lightning and water spouts. The next few weeks are not good ones for rounding the Keys from the Florida West Coast on a crowded boat with a mostly green crew.

They received a free boat, got the cleanup of the old one done at a bargain price leaving them with many thousands of free GoFundMe dollars to deal with moving to another bargain mooring safe from the weather. The window of opportunity may be tight for quite a while for anything except for a well seasoned crew on a meticulously maintained boat.

It might be in their best interest to go back to their jobs in Tarpon Springs until the end of Hurricane Season and use some of their winnings to take a few advanced sailing courses. I hope they at least invested in a good DepthSounder/Chart Plotter for the new boat.

Perhaps their rush is to be in Miami for the SLV meet and greet event in June.
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Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.
Nothing wrong with that. Theres a 30% chance the weather wont kill them immediately.

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Re: Looks like they landed on their feet

The current satellite photos shows a huge feeder band.
As they will be on the Dangerous Quadrant they will get storm force winds well in advance of the blob.
Whether it develops of not they will be in significant do-do unless they get ashore today.


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Re: Looks like they landed on their feet

I didnít see a reference to 3 dogs, but even properly caring for one is difficult, when one has little to no money. Is that love the animal shows, or are they just a starving prisoner trying to suck up to their captor. Want to bet itís malnurished. Itís funny how humans project an emotion or thought process to an animal.

As for the weather. You canít fix stupid. Thinking theyíve seen the worst was telling.
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This storm front with its torrential rains will probably extend from East Texas to Southern New Hampshire into the Memorial Day weekend and possibly then some. Its been impacting business at the Sailing Center for over a week now and is big, mean and slow.

The six hour downpour from it this past Sunday brought 6 foot seas and almost 9 inches of rain in six hours with that just being the outer parts of the disturbance.

Sailing into this storm front that has potentially already claimed a family sailing in the Gulf and is already threatening to shut down airports in some areas of the State is a really bad idea for these Newbies.

Break deep and hit bottom slamming into one of our shifting shoals in heavy weather while hugging the coastline for safety and its game over in a heartbeat. Its sad to read about these things afterwards but even worse to see the potential train wreck leaving the station.
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Future Darwin Award winners??? Finalists for sure.
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Re: Looks like they landed on their feet

This is what happens when people are allowed to NOT learn from their mistakes..

Without gofundme and the bleeding hearts that make the model work, these people would have been SOL
and might have taken the realities of this sort of lifestyle a little more seriously..

Kinda like when a 16 kid wrecks the brand new camaro that his parents bought him. Insurance covers the loss and the kid gets another new car and learns nothing of the consequences of his/her actions...
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Future Darwin Award winners??? Finalists for sure.
I'm putting on some popcorn for these folks.

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They say that Einstein was a lousy sailor.These 2 are brilliant
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