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    Default 80 yr old Massachusetts sailor missing off Maine coast

    "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

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    Default Re: 80 yr old Massachusetts sailor missing off Maine coast

    Oh my god! I saw him pull into the Isles of Shoals on Wednesday, August 2nd. I directed him to a PYC mooring ball nearby. Left early Thursday morning.
    "If a man speaks at sea where no woman can hear, is he still wrong?"

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    Default Re: 80 yr old Massachusetts sailor missing off Maine coast

    It is sad that he lost his life, but I do think it would be a better way to go at that age than fading out in a retirement home in a few years.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Default Re: 80 yr old Massachusetts sailor missing off Maine coast

    An older gent passed away in a similar fashion near here a few years ago. Retired dentist, living alone, eking out an existence. Some thought he may not have fallen overboard but left the boat of his own volition. It was a sad day. We went out along with others looking for him when his boat was spied sailing in circles. He loved the boat and sailing and we always saw and enjoyed seeing him going out in it, fair weather and foul.
    "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

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