Sailboat Sinks, Sad End To The Dream...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonacoMike, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    I grew up following the story of Robin Lee Graham in National Geographic as he started sailing around the world at the age of 16 in 1965. 30,000 miles and 5 years later ......it was a great story filled with all the crazy things that could go wrong on such an adventure. It was an inspiring story where a lot of preparation paid off. No sat phones or GPS just a compass, sextant, charts and two kittens.

    I pulled the following image from a google search I did for him today. Sadly, once he returned to land....things did not turn out well for him.
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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
  2. kvduff

    kvduff Member

    188
    Jun 22, 2011
    Northport ny
    CeTrick - 2006 320 da 6.2 mpi, v-drives, Raymarine c80 chart plotter/radar
    mercruiser 6.2 mpi mx horizon
    Wow, can’t believe no one has mentioned Honda off the transom yet...
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  3. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 Member SILVER Sponsor

    42
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1995 230 Sundancer
    5.0L
    I watch all three of these and a handful more. And although La Vagabonde did not specifically "ask" for anyone to pay for it, essentially that's exactly how they earn their money (to the tune of roughly $500K-$750K a year), by people donating money to their Patreon account which currently earns them $9,656 per video that they make (typically 5 +/- videos per month) plus the additional income from their youtube videos. I will give them credit, they have become extremely successful doing what they are doing.
    As far as the couple who just sank their boat, I tend to agree with most of the others. They made the choice/mistake (several poor choices/mistakes actually) and now they are successfully getting other people to pay for it. Based on this theory, everyone who bought, and lost, cars, houses, boats, etc. that they could not afford should have all that money donated back to them by everyone else who works hard for a living (and isn't "burnt out" by the age of 24/26).
     
  4. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Sheeze, now we know how they got the Outremer! But unlike these two, they produce videos for a YouTube channel, they are not begging people for $$, they are essentially selling a product. They have figured out how to create a business sailing. I'm thinking about becoming a Patreon, maybe I will get invited for a visit! I do enjoy their videos.

    But back to the couple at hand, totally different situation - got in over their head and are now asking for a handout so thing can fix things.
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Well done. Did not even notice it. LOL

    MM
     
  6. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    333
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    they cant afford a Honda...
     
  7. kvduff

    kvduff Member

    188
    Jun 22, 2011
    Northport ny
    CeTrick - 2006 320 da 6.2 mpi, v-drives, Raymarine c80 chart plotter/radar
    mercruiser 6.2 mpi mx horizon
    Lol, it’s right there in the water!
     
  8. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Probably still works. Good catch....ever even saw it.
     
  9. kvduff

    kvduff Member

    188
    Jun 22, 2011
    Northport ny
    CeTrick - 2006 320 da 6.2 mpi, v-drives, Raymarine c80 chart plotter/radar
    mercruiser 6.2 mpi mx horizon
    It wasn’t there until my superimpose app put it there! Thought it might keep the conversation going ;-)
     
  10. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Looks like they got the correct Honda generator for their boat! ;)
     
  11. atrick

    atrick Member

    117
    Mar 4, 2017
    Penna
    1995 searay 290 Sundancer
    1990 21 maxum
    Twin 4.3 mercrusers with alpha one drives
    305 chevy with a alpha one drive
    They made the 5 oclock news in this area, Their story was different and a lot was left out of the news story. Was funny knowing what is on here and what they said and they didn't say anything about their go fund me account just that they didn't know how they were going to pay to get the boat towed out!!
     
  12. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    520
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Maybe that was the "submerged object" they hit :)
     
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  13. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    On my phone it looked real, on a big screen it looks a little like fake news...

    MM
     
  14. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    Now that is a great photoshop job. I think I see a Great White down there too!
     
  15. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    You have just described the Liberal / Democratic political platform! I knew they'd be Democrats!
     
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  16. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    I agree with almost all the responses “screw em” you tube is full of millenial beggars who have a go pro and a drone ,quit they’re jobs and and beg for patreons to pay they’re way to a great life. Let them learn the hard way that you can’t support 2 people on $10,000 for long. Bad planning bad training (by dad) bad parenting (by dad) if they don’t have a you tube channel I guarantee it was about to launch
    Had they made money in a JOB and was in a position to retire at 25 yrs old I’d have more respect than quitting /destroying everything you have/ and asking others to pay to remove your navigational hazard laying in an Inlet...
    am I the only one who’s pissed at these moron dreamers? (There’s my political stab)
    GFM was designed to help people that just ran out of options in life or have come across a mountain they just can’t climb.
    I’m sorry but this doesn’t qualify in my book now get your damn boat out of the way of others..
     
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  17. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Check out SV Delos if you want another good YouTube channel. They’ve been at sea for over 7 years I believe, the videos are also very well done.
     
  18. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Yeah I've seen that one also, I enjoy watching these - starting to think a sailboat might be fun - oh boy did I really just say that! :eek:
     
  19. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I thought the same but we went across lake ontario this summer in 2 hours at 25 knots. 8 hours later a sailboat came and slipped next to us, they left the same area as us at the same time. No thanks, lol
     
  20. Rivertender

    Rivertender Member

    46
    Nov 7, 2006
    Tampa Bay
    370 aft cabin S Ray 1997
    Twin 454
    Inboard
     

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