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Old 02-11-2018, 07:39 PM
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Another inexperienced couple sinks their boat.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/0...into-trip.html

So. No experience. 24 and 26 years old, barely out of school and they are tired of paying for a house. "How can we live our lives when we’re working most of the day and you have to pay so much just to live?”

Well, guys, it's called life. They seem to have good jobs, a nice house, what many less fortunate people can only hope for. But, no. So they sold off everything, bought a 50 year old boat and stocked her up. No more jobs, no cash, no boat insurance. Sailed off into the deep blue sea and promptly ran aground and sunk. Local boat captains (you know, people who actually know how to sail) said the sand bars shift all the time in the channel.

"But we had a GPS! And a map! We only have one life, we can't give up on our dream. "

So they started a Go Fund Me so other people can help pay for their dream.

Sigh.
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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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Egad. It's a wonder they didn't drown along with all their worldly goods.
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They did not have a fortune invested in this boat:
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Broadwell and Walsh left Colorado last year after selling off all their belongings, including a car, to buy Lagniappe for $5,000. It took a year and another $5,000 to get the boat ready to sail, Tampa Bay Times reported.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...nks/326152002/

I doubt if you would have to look very far to find Dopers who have wasted $10,000 on one thing or another.
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They did not have a fortune invested in this boat:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...nks/326152002/

I doubt if you would have to look very far to find Dopers who have wasted $10,000 on one thing or another.
I’m sure if you add up everything I wasted or didn’t need to spend money on in the last year it would add up to more than $10,000. My car doesn’t need to be as nice. I shouldn’t eat out as much. But it’s not my only $10,000.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:28 PM
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Their Gofundme has only raised $425.

https://www.gofundme.com/TannerandNikki
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... But it’s not my only $10,000.
This is the key.
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The article mentions that they saved the dog's toys when abandoning ship.
So yeah, it'll work out fine next time.
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Honestly, if I wanted to experience sailing around the Caribbean, I'd try this.
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Their Gofundme has only raised $425.

Well that's odd, the GoFundMe listed in the Fox News article says they raised over $10K in three days. At any rate, the money is to raise the boat and get it off the sandbar where it's a nav hazard. They are looking for a new boat.

There are lots of dreamers like these two. Buying a beat up sailboat without knowing much about sailing and there are thousands of experienced sailors who pack it all up and cruise for the rest of their lives, picking up jobs along the way. You just never hear about them unless you hang out in marinas.
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Well that's the age to do stupid shit.
Under 25, and over 25?
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Honestly, if I wanted to experience sailing around the Caribbean, I'd try this.
Jesús man, next time double-click rule! That thing's pornographic!

I think I'll send the link to my brother...
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What ever happened to the simple past-tense word "sank"?
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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.
I have some walking experience, but I wouldn't go traipsing around a professional-level hiking trail in Nevada in July without a hell of a lot of practice and planning and contingency plans.

I have difficulty believing how these people could be that stupid. What a couple of clowns.
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I have some walking experience, but I wouldn't go traipsing around a professional-level hiking trail in Nevada in July without a hell of a lot of practice and planning and contingency plans.
"Professional-level hiking trail"? Someone is paying someone else to be traipsing about outdoors? What kind of money are we talking about here?
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:43 AM
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This Tampa Bay Times article explains what went wrong, "It was about 8:45 p.m. when they sailed into a new port [John's Pass, near St Petersburg], navigating a channel they had never sailed before, in the dark, fog rolling in.

Broadwell steered while Walsh stood at the bow, lighting their path with a spotlight, trying to figure out the navigational buoys. But the red and green buoys seemed out of place, they said, and the shoal wasn’t where their 2016-17 navigational charts said it should be. Had Hurricane Irma altered the channel?

Then it happened: The Lagniappe struck something underwater. Walsh almost flew off the deck."

In short, they were inexperienced dumbasses. Honestly, they should be happy that their luck didn't run out when they were on the open ocean or very far from home. And yes, given that the boat and apparently all the equipment and provisions cost only $10,000 should have given them a clue that they were ill-equipped to sail around the world.
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I doubt if you would have to look very far to find Dopers who have wasted $10,000 on one thing or another.
Arguably my spouse and I have done that sort of thing... but as another Doper pointed out, that wasn't our only $10k at the time and we didn't ask other people for money to cover our mistakes.
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So. No experience. 24 and 26 years old, barely out of school and they are tired of paying for a house.
"Barely out of school?" You mean college? Did they even go to college? The article mentions that the boyfriend "used to drive for Uber," implying that that was his bread and butter. If so, that ain't much bread or butter, and I'm not surprised that they felt like they were busting their asses just to live a basic life. That said, it's a bit early to burn out in your mid-20s.

I wonder what he majored in that resulted in "Uber driver" being his best career option (and I wonder what she used to do for a living as well).
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And yes, given that the boat and apparently all the equipment and provisions cost only $10,000 should have given them a clue that they were ill-equipped to sail around the world.
I'm not sailing around the world, I'm not even sailing a Sunfish in the local park where I could walk/wade to shore if something happened but I have no idea how much it would cost to sail around the world. I'm guessing ≈ $2m for electronics (GPS, EPIRB, comms/radios). After that I'm out of my element. Supposing I do want to sail around the world, how much should one budget?
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What ever happened to the simple past-tense word "sank"?
Sank their boat is a better headline. I don't understand needlessly shifting tense either.

Is it time to start a Darwin Award pool on these two?

It's only a matter of time before they get another boat. This isn't going to end well. They'll get themselves back in trouble very soon.

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"Professional-level hiking trail"? Someone is paying someone else to be traipsing about outdoors? What kind of money are we talking about here?
Obviously a noob. The Professionals don't use trails.
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When I learned to sail, one of the most shocking things I found was that a license and training are unnecessary. You simply find someone willing to sell or rent a boat to you, and off you go. Doesn't it make more sense to learn about sailing, how to read charts, use a GPS, and so on? Judging from the article, these people decided to go, and they went.

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And yes, given that the boat and apparently all the equipment and provisions cost only $10,000 should have given them a clue that they were ill-equipped to sail around the world.
I'm not sailing around the world, I'm not even sailing a Sunfish in the local park where I could walk/wade to shore if something happened but I have no idea how much it would cost to sail around the world. I'm guessing ≈ $2m for electronics (GPS, EPIRB, comms/radios). After that I'm out of my element. Supposing I do want to sail around the world, how much should one budget?
I have no idea what it should cost to buy and properly equip a boat for a round-the-world trip. But I do know that $10,000 won't get you very much of a car. And that's probably enough for a boat that you mostly keep docked at the marina. But for something of this level, I assume you'll need a lot more equipment and a sturdier boat.
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Some years back, we owned an honest-to-goodness blue-water sailboat, more than capable of handling just about anything the ocean could dish out. Similar vessels can be had for around $100K, less if you're willing to do some serious work on it.

Now for that same $100K, you could get a decent coastal cruiser and outfit it was a really good suite of electronics, safety gear, and maybe even new sails. There might be enough left over for some provisioning. Speaking as someone who married her sailing instructor and who has owned 5 different sailboats since 1983, ranging in size from 23' to 37', I feel safe in saying there ain't no way you're going to get a decent boat with decent gear and then provision it for $10K - even if the seller was being extremely generous.

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What is the word again for someone so incompetent or ignorant they are oblivious to just how incompetent and/or ignorant they are?
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What is the word again for someone so incompetent or ignorant they are oblivious to just how incompetent and/or ignorant they are?
I'm not a psychologist, but I'm absolutely certain you mean the Denning-Kroger effect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunnin...3Kruger_effect

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What they need is a GoFundMe campaign to buy a clue.
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I'm guessing ≈ $2m for electronics...
Two millidollars? Two million dollars? Either doesn't make sense, so I'm not sure what you're saying here.
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Oh, what the hell. They had a little adventure that was cut short. It didn't cost them that much. They're in their 20s, so their whole life is ahead of them. Sold their car and quit their jobs? So what?
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Oh, what the hell. They had a little adventure that was cut short. It didn't cost them that much. They're in their 20s, so their whole life is ahead of them. Sold their car and quit their jobs? So what?
And they saved the dog toys.
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... I wonder what she used to do for a living as well).
The article says that Nikki Walsh, the female half of our dynamic duo, "booked time-share tours for a living". I don't know what that pays, but I can't imagine it's very much. Insert obligatory "GET A JOB YA BUMS!!!" here.
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The article says that Nikki Walsh, the female half of our dynamic duo, "booked time-share tours for a living". I don't know what that pays, but I can't imagine it's very much. Insert obligatory "GET A JOB YA BUMS!!!" here.
Suddenly I'm not so concerned about her getting her job back.
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Well, she's certainly familiar with scamming people out of their money, then.
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Well, she's certainly familiar with scamming people out of their money, then.
Yes, this GoFundMe thing might be a good bit less fraudulent / dishonest / despicable than her previous "career".

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<snip> So what?
I could be wrong, but I suspect it's the GoFundMe aspect of the story that people may find irritating...
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With a job like that you would think she would be immune to "Let's spend everything we got and blow it on a vacation we are ill-prepared to take" mentality.
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I just learned (by googling) that there are such things as Timeshare Boats.

Perhaps she should have bought into one.
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This is my "favorite" part from the article

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But it's OK for everyone else to spend their lives doing what they don't love so they can give you money to do what you love?
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Their Gofundme has only raised $425.

https://www.gofundme.com/TannerandNikki
That doesn't appear to be the right Tanner and Nikki.
https://www.gofundme.com/new-sailing-life

I know a grown man in his fifties who thought he could sail a houseboat from Florida to Texas with no real experience just by following the coast line. There was a fiasco for the ages.

I have no problem with a Uber driver and a telemarketer giving up everything and buying a boat to sail around in. I think it ended about like I would have expected it to. I certainly am not going to contribute to a go fund me page so they can do it again. Got my own adventures to fund now that I'm getting closer to retirement. After working all these years.
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Two millidollars? Two million dollars? Either doesn't make sense, so I'm not sure what you're saying here.
m = thousand & is the standard way of abbreviating in the financial world.

Fighting ignorance & all that.
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Fighting ignorance & all that.
The SDMB is a financial institution?
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m = thousand & is the standard way of abbreviating in the financial world.

Fighting ignorance & all that.
Historically, maybe, but not any longer, except maybe for some specialized purposes (accountants, I don't know?). MM is still widely used for millions, but most people in the financial world would write K for thousands.
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The OP's title made me think of the other famous idiot couple that was rescued last year from an ill-advised sailing career. I Googled for an update, but couldn't find anything recent - although I see they have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so they could "pursue the media" who made them look like idiots (methods of pursuit not specified). In 2.5 months, they've raised $15.
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Only here would the thread take such a mundane turn over silly abbreviations. Anyway, forget about saving the dog toys, you need to save the surfboards.
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I could be wrong, but I suspect it's the GoFundMe aspect of the story that people may find irritating...
I almost wonder if the whole thing was a setup to justify a GoFundMe. I.e., they're way overstating how much money they put into the boat, and hoping for a big sympathy payoff. I guess nearly drowning is a long way to go to sell a con job, though.

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Oh, what the hell. They had a little adventure that was cut short. It didn't cost them that much. They're in their 20s, so their whole life is ahead of them. Sold their car and quit their jobs? So what?
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Well in this case, it is because they're the poster children for that 'Perhaps the purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others' demotivational poster.

If you knew them, you'd maybe snark at them about it, then they'd know how you felt and while you may occasionally joke about their experience, oh, for the rest of their natural lives, you likely would't just let them have it in a prolonged blast about how stupid they are.
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