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Old 01-07-2016, 03:31 PM   #21
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Looks like Gil is headed home, boatless. So far no one has spotted Dagny.

One would think with this much visibility and the traffic in the region, you would think someone would have spotted a rigged sailboat. unless the pilfered boat is tied up to some Bahamian seawall...
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:47 PM   #22
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Looks like Gil is headed home, boatless. So far no one has spotted Dagny.

One would think with this much visibility and the traffic in the region, you would think someone would have spotted a rigged sailboat. unless the pilfered boat is tied up to some Bahamian seawall...
A small, low free board boat like that would be very hard to spot. And even if some one did from a distance they may not think there is a reason to investigate it.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:11 PM   #23
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It's a big ocean. Remember the kids off the coast of South Florida? I don't know of their boat or them being found. With all the other problems he had with this boat, it could be sunk somewhere close or it could have floated away very fast. We don't know where it is so clearly we have no idea what happened to it.

I highly doubt it was stolen, but we obviously don't know one way or the other. Who knows when a boat is left unattended and without it's primary anchor. I've known many boats to float away when unattended.

That brings us to something for all of us to think about. Many leave boats in anchorages untended with minimal security if any. I don't think any of us would think of taking a huge stack of hundred dollar bills and leaving it on the sidewalk as we went into a store shopping, yet we leave boats worth many thousands like that. It's like leaving your keys in your car. I'm personally amazed there isn't more boat theft.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:14 PM   #24
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A small, low free board boat like that would be very hard to spot. And even if some one did from a distance they may not think there is a reason to investigate it.
True. Wasn't there a commercial fishermen on a small open boat out of Mexico lost at sea over a year found after drifting 6,000 miles? That ocean is a lot bigger than most of us lowly recreational coastal boaters will ever realize.

Lol looks like B or B beat me to the point by 4 minutes
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