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Old 05-16-2015, 09:07 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by twistedtree View Post
Note to self: Before abandoning ship, open a thruhull and cut the hose.

That's been in my unwritten plan since day one.

This whole thing sounds like Rebel Heart part 2


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Old 05-18-2015, 04:41 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post

That's been in my unwritten plan since day one.

This whole thing sounds like Rebel Heart part 2
Why I get so irritated about these events is that while everyone assumes the taxpayer will keep paying the bill, eventually there will be one too many "rescues" of a non sinking boat and then the world will change.

We will then all suffer, solely because of a very few, unprepared for anything, fools.

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:00 PM   #23
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From the guy at the rescue end of the is a tough call.

When my home, the vessel my family, my love, and friends are on...and that vessel is filling with smoke or water....most people will call for assistance.

If at all a possibility that the rescue resource senses further danger or might have to leave without on scene relief....there is a lot of pressure to get the captain to make the call whether it is safe to continue or take people away from harm.

I wasn't one to pressure people to leave their boats because I had a lot of practical experience on small vessels. But often everyone from the rescue unit to their commander to the regional commander may not have that kind of experience and put on that unnecessary pressure to leave...even to the point of using phraseology to imply the crew must leave the vessel.

So while I agree it seems to be a lot of vessels being abandoned that in fact survive probably better without the crew on them...I would guess that some were duped into it.

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