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    A story of two boats. One survived, one sank.

    Here is a link to a story in Passagemaker about a couple that lost their boat to Hurricane Dorian

    https://www.passagemaker.com/trawler...MIu4LZKVlM_7ZE

    Here are two links to youtube videos posted by two guys who fled dorian and saved their boat.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i_3d4LEGGII

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0P30TeFtqRU&t=1433s

    Two different sets of people see the exact same situation forming, and analyze the risk differently.

    Both had the opportunity to escape and save their boats.

    One made a poor decision, lost their boat and almost died in the process.
    The other made a good decision, were inconvenienced and still have their boat.

    What are your thoughts on this???

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    where are we right now​​​​​​???​

    https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

    #2
    Interesting differences. The folks that lost their boat made what appears to be a reasonable decision and took the second best action available. Obviously, in hindsight, leaving and going to south Florida. Who expected or predicted that Dorian would increase to a cat five and then park itself on top of the Bahamas? It’s too bad they lost their boat, but some of the comments about them is just incredible, and imo, sad.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
    MMSI 367770440
    1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
    Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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      #3
      Here is a link to another couple that decided to leave and saved their boat

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fnxSr4He0MA

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      where are we right now​​​​​​???​

      https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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        #4
        Both incredible stories. They both felt like they did what they needed to do to be safe.

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          #5
          The way I see it is that there was very little risk in leaving the area, and a lot to be gained IF the storm intensified.

          I see leaving the area in this case as inconvenient, both to you and your guests that had just flown in, but not risky.

          To me, being inconvienced to avoid a large risk is something you do. It’s just being prepared, just like having some extra food around is being prepared.

          I am not highly respectful of those that fail to be inconvenienced. Boat insurance is a shared risk pool, and not regionalized. All of our rates will go up a bit because of this. We all pay for this failure just a bit.


          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
          where are we right now​​​​​​???​

          https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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