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DavidC59

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  1. That will buff right out.
  2. Yes, but HE doesn't know that. He'll try to play the "greatest adventure in history" card because it has always worked for him. The real fun begins when he lands somewhere it doesn't work. Perhaps this is going to be that time and place.
  3. If Rimas doesn't drift up onto a reef somewhere (a danger of which he is likely blissfully unaware), I'm certain his plan is to: 1. drift as close to an occupied island as he can (having been informed of where he is and the fact that he is near an occupied island by his stateside enablers) 2. push the "Emergency" button on his Delorme, (and keep shouting into his dead or dying Cobra handheld VHF for effect) 3. claim that he has been drifting with no engine or sails and without food or water for several days while his enablers arrange a rescue 4. he will conveniently dump any food or water soon as he is assured of the rescue 5. He will then spend the next several weeks telling anyone who will listen how he escaped certain death by his superior skills as a great captain of the sea. It's worked before; no reason why it won't work again.
  4. WM's catalog is that large because it is a profit center for them. Those full page ads aren't free.
  5. I have always thought the his broken English is another part of the scam. The syntax he uses in putting together his sentences makes no sense. If he were speaking English as a second language, the structure of his sentences might be incorrect, but there would be some consistency and logic (if one can use that word with him) to it.
  6. All this talk about where he's "heading" is laughable. He's not "heading" anywhere. He'll drift close enough to somewhere eventually, declare an emergency (no food/water), and his enablers will arrange to save his butt -- again. Heading? That's funny! -- Rimas actually "heading" somewhere?I
  7. I think we're going to need a bigger board.
  8. I believe they were referring to another boat name "Vagabond."
  9. That is one of the crappiest Photoshop jobs I've ever seen.
  10. I wonder how long it will take for Google/YouTube to see what they are doing and demand their cut or remove the videos with on-screen ads?
  11. This guy spent several years putting all kinds of bells and whistles on his Catalina 22 and now thinks he's going to recoup his misguided "investment." No one is going to pay anywhere near that for a Catalina 22.
  12. This thing looks like a mess. Do you want a boat project or do you want to go sailing? Catalina 22s are everywhere. You can get one in much better condition for $3000 (or less) Keep looking and be patient.
  13. Black balls matter!
  14. If I'm running a business and a group of employees decide they are all taking a day off, causing me to shut down for a day, they are all fired. You can have whatever politics you want, but screwing your employer because of your politics is bullshit.
  15. It's not just sailing videos. Half of the young people in America now think they can and will get rich on YouTube. Seven and one-half minutes of two clueless children, sitting in a car, talking to a camera. Yea. Where do I sign up to send them some money?!