Zozza 242 Posted March 6 Share Posted March 6 When does low budget cruising become an irresponsible hazard to others? First Sam leaves his 'free' boat unattended with inadequate ground tackle, and it goes for a wander. His attitude was "Well the area I anchored was full of abandoned boats, so who cares" Then in the next vid, he runs aground on a beach. Apparently a year before we took a small hobie cat I think, from Florida to Bahamas with a chicky babe crew, and just left the wrecked vessel on a beach when he ran into difficulties. I'm torn - I've run across the plummed voiced "Yachtsman" or 'Captain Piddlemarks' type who think their brown stuff don't stink, and tsk tsk any solo sailor who doesn't do things 'according to Hoyle' (, but I also think this Sam fella is starting to behave like an idiot because his recent actions show little consideration for others as far as potential damage to environment by ditching a plastic boat such as that Hobie on a beach, and possibly damaging other peoples boats with p*ss poor ground tackle while he jets off to Norway for some skiing with another chicky babe.....all this perhaps makes desk bound tools start to put together legislation with all sorts of new 'rules' to make it harder to go out there and live free as able on the water. So, I'm a bit torn - I want to get out there one day and sail to some of the places solo that he has....but I want to avoid "tool time" decisions that he is making. But, there is always a chance even the most experienced Yachtie will make an eff up or two - so I am wary to get on me High Horse... He is getting shellacked on Sailing Anarchy forums and in a lot of the comments on his channel - but just doesn't seem to care. Anyway, thought it be a good topic for other CrewDotOrgers to discuss from a Kiwi point of view... Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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