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Old 02-11-2018, 06:51 PM
Chimera Chimera is offline
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They had some small experience sailing at least, but the whole 'sell everything, buy a boat, sail around the world' thing is dangerous as hell. If they hadn't run aground there, they were just as likely to die in a storm or have multiple encounters with pirates, which are still a major problem around the world.

And I bet they would have been major league shocked at the port and docking fees they encountered in the Caribbean. Article says they were left with $90 in cash. I don't know if their money sunk with the boat, but that's laughably inadequate just to feed themselves on such a trip, let alone all the fees they would encounter every time they docked.

Oh, and they had no insurance. Brilliant.
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