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Old 16 October 2012, 08:34   #31
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Who on earth leaves for a night passage in poor weather single-handedly? Her age and physical ability would have been a contributory factor early on assuming something went wrong and how she'd cope with it.
Someone who doesn't intend to stay on it for long.
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Old 16 October 2012, 10:16   #32
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Old 16 October 2012, 10:56   #33
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Someone who doesn't intend to stay on it for long.
It's happened before and no doubt it will happen again
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Regardless of whether she was experienced or not I think they have been underlying circumstances.

No one knows what state of mind she was in mentally, if she went to sea with the intention of taking her life I can't hold that against her.
I also wouldn't hold it against her if I was the one sat on a Lifeboat looking for her, its what we're trained to do. We assess the risks before the launch and if we don't like the look of it we won't launch.

People do things for different reasons and we'll probably never know why she did what she did.
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I was being more sinister, did she get onto another boat once out of sight
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I was being more sinister, did she get onto another boat once out of sight
I think your minds working overtime!
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There's always that thomas. The thing is that situation is even sadder on so many points.
The risk of the rescue crews. The danger of an unmanned vessel etc., etc.,
Unless she was rescued by another craft that has yet to make itself known.
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But what did she have to gain, I mean fair enough marry the guy then put him on the boat, claim the insurance - but why put herself at risk ?


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No inheritance tax spouse to spouse. Saves 40% of tax on her estate in excess of 325k if she dies married. Quite a saving.
Surely you'd buy a cheaper yacht then if your doing it for the money ? I just think it was a purchase on a whim, gone wrong! Sometimes the most tragic outcome came be just that without it having to be some kind of scam. Or at least I hope so

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