Doug - for your own good, see somebody. Seriously.
“Directing” your own rescue from the water (and here…after the fact) when YOU are the one who put himself and his crew in this situation? And when YOU are the one who was not prepared with a proper PFD and weighted down by a bundle of freakin’ CASH?
You are SO far off the mark, and SO whacked in your egocentric views on this issue that you’re potentially dangerous to ALL sailors out there. You should stick with politics and never get on the water again.
And no, I won’t vote for you. I’ll just shake my head and wait for a humble “thank you” (which will likely never come).
To all on G-Cap. Don’t let this chucklehead ruin your view of sailors. I think I speak for the vast majority of recreational sailors who THANK YOU for your willingness to bail us out of our “adventures”-gone-wrong, simply because you honor a centuries-long tradition of the sea…and disregard the economic impact of that choice. You do good. No question.
Doug grabbed his cash which almost drowned him. You saved his life in spite of the loss of cash to your own bottom line. I think that’s all that needs to be said.