Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

TwoLegged

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One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

 

Trickypig

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One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped
I agree somewhat... I blame peer group pressure and the very real fact that we just don't know.

His enablers actually think he may still be alive.

 

Somebody Else

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I originally had nominated Sir Anthony Perkins for the RImas role,
I'm gonna fight you on this one, Rasputin.

I have to find my original post on this thread and make a screenshot of it which includes the time-stamp. You do the same.

Loser buys the drinks at The Brown.

 

Cuntyhunk

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Why won't you talk to meYou never talk to meWhat are you thinkingWhat are you feelingWhy won't you talk to meYou never talk to meWhat are you thinking Where do we go from hereIt doesn't have to be like thisAll we need to do is make sure we keep talking
 

 

Somebody Else

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And a note to those of us selecting actors for the various roles in Rimas: The Movie: Make your selections based on physical appearance, not on some particular role an actor has played. They're all actors; they can act whatever part you ask of them.

 

Volkeno

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One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped
Everybody dies. Not many people work harder at making death happen than Rimas. For example he actively refused to learn to sail and control his boat despite many offers.

Second would be turning off  his sat tracker right when his guardian angel Jean is calling for a tow. If he drifted into that reef and sank, it's because he avoided all  the efforts people made to make his voyage successful. He deserves almost every joke at his expense. I'd be happy if he kept drifting around for years, but I knew he was always going to die at sea unless he was forced ashore by authorities or lack of enablers.

I tend to think that his failing eyesight would make this his last trip anyways unless it   was something easily correctable like cataracts.

 

bfloyd4445

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Thread Drift with Topical Reading.

Something to add to the Rimas' waiting room online library.

Another Great Adventure in the same Pacific theme, the manuscript is from the University of BC.

The Endeavor, with a page by page viewer of the original writing, or a text file to read.

Journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's ship, the Endeavour - UBC Library Open Collections

From a woman's perspective, this is another in the UBC collection.

I quote.

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Manuscript (handwritten) journal of Susannah (Hack) Weynton during her voyage on board the Hudson's Bay Company supply ship Cowlitz (captained by her husband Alexander John Weynton), travelling from London to the Pacific Northwest via Cape Horn and Hawaii, and back to London again. The account dates from August 4, 1849 to March 22, 1851. It contains observations on weather encountered, places visited, and people met, including members of British Columbia's First Nations communities and Governor James Douglas and his family, and contains headings (written vertically) in the margins to guide the reader to specific sections of the account. The account ends before the ship reaches port in England (April 26, 1851) as the writer gives birth on board the ship. The account is followed by the partial journal of Susannah's sister Clarissa Hack, during a voyage on board the ship Mary Ann, travelling from London to Sydney, Australia, in the company of Susannah, Captain Weynton and their child. Clarissa's journal pages date from March 8, 1852 to June 21, 1852, whereas the ship arrived in Sydney on July 9, 1852. Also included in the volume is a handwritten prayer, unsigned but presumably transcribed by one of the two sisters.

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Journal of a voyage to the Pacific and American shores - UBC Library Open Collections
Great thanks for the links

 

Trickypig

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Two Legged I mostly feel sad, angry and appalled at Rimas's possible demise.

Dreamy people encouraged a deluded old man to risk his life without him understanding that this was in fact the case. I'm surprised he got away with it so long.

If I see any humour, it is at the foolishness of the enablers and the powerlessness of anyone using reason with them or Rimas. This thread and FB actually contains some excellent advice for enablers and Rimas himself, none of which appeared to be heeded.

The noble sentiment from Rimas's supporters is his `freedom'... idiots!

So let the humour continue at their expense, they deserve it; and more.

 

bfloyd4445

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Two Legged I mostly feel sad, angry and appalled at Rimas's possible demise.

Dreamy people encouraged a deluded old man to risk his life without him understanding that this was in fact the case. I'm surprised he got away with it so long.

If I see any humour, it is at the foolishness of the enablers and the powerlessness of anyone using reason with them or Rimas. This thread and FB actually contains some excellent advice for enablers and Rimas himself, none of which appeared to be heeded.
I agree. I hope the people that enjoyed beating up on the obviously mentally impaired old man like class room bullies will learn from this saga. I think Jean in his message on fb regarding he wanted one more ping from rimas then he would call in SAR assets made that comment because he felt responsible. And in my opinion he was. At that point rimas was less than three hours from the reef if he stayed on course. Jean is not dumb he knew what lie ahead for the Rimas

anyway its over and done and I hope the old guy who is considerably younger than me pops up again like he has done in the pass.

 

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Where's Waldo?

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Pertinacious Tom

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One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped
You've never heard of Darwin awards?

Most people get a post. Rimas gets a 20,000+ post saga, but it's the same sport. When someone dies in a way that's crying out to be mocked, some will answer the call.

 

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