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Boat Sinks With All Of Couple’s Belongings, Hopes, And Dreams.

By Nadine / vendredi 16 février 2018 05:30
An FML so huge, it almost feels wrong to poke fun.

According to The Miami Herald, Couple Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh gave up everything for a chance at an easier, non-traditional life at sea. The couple both quit their jobs in Colorado and sold most of their material things to buy a cheap boat for $5,000. They then put in about that same amount of money into repairs the boat before they were actually able to sail away. The couple had dreams of sailing to the caribbean after a few months of working in a boat yard in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

The couple ran into trouble after they decided to head to Key West from Tarpon Springs. They were sailing into Johns Pass to anchor for the night when the boat hit a submerged object in the water.

And did they manage to escape with 'nothing but the shirts on their backs'? Nope, not even that. Only Nikki was wearing a shirt when they forced to abandon ship. All the couple managed to grab was some cash, his I.D., her cell phone, and their 2 year old pug, Remy.

But wait, there’s more! The coastguard has also told the couple that they are responsible for removing the sunken boat from the water, a feat that could cost them about $10,000. Nothing too crazy for ol’ Tanner and Nicki, whose combined assets now add up to about $90.

Neither of the two had sailing experience, or apparently insurance. This is where all the potential jokes could come in. But instead we'll leave you with this: the tale does have somewhat of a happy ending. Tanner and Nikki’s story went viral and raised so much sympathy, that they were actually able to make back a big chunk of their costs via GoFundMe. They say that anything extra will go into helping rebuild their dreams.

The boat may has seen it's last days, but It looks like Tanner and Nikki will sail again -- hopefully with insurance this time. 

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By  Dave_Davington  |  27

It's interesting. Pretty much any given city has thousands of homeless people, and yet folks want to donate money so that one couple can buy themselves another yacht and bum around the Caribbean instead of working. Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to be the charity police. Your money, do with it what you will and all of that. Basically, all I'm trying to say is that people are fucking strange.

By  johnnyswallop  |  13

No, we absolutely need to poke fun. They went off totally inexperienced and unprepared and they get rewarded for their stupidity. Failure is a great teacher. Unfortunately, these morons will not get the benefit of the instruction and will go on to additional failure, likely dragging others into their vortex of idiocy.

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By  johnnyswallop  |  13

No, we absolutely need to poke fun. They went off totally inexperienced and unprepared and they get rewarded for their stupidity. Failure is a great teacher. Unfortunately, these morons will not get the benefit of the instruction and will go on to additional failure, likely dragging others into their vortex of idiocy.

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  OrchidKitten  |  21

Or they'll learn from their mistake and get boating classes as well. But clearly anyone who does one wrong is stupid to you. Humans are prone to making mistakes, don't be a dick because of it.

By  Dave_Davington  |  27

It's interesting. Pretty much any given city has thousands of homeless people, and yet folks want to donate money so that one couple can buy themselves another yacht and bum around the Caribbean instead of working. Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to be the charity police. Your money, do with it what you will and all of that. Basically, all I'm trying to say is that people are fucking strange.

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Do the homeless people also need to look after a two year old dog? Do you think people would believe that a homeless person hadnt stolen the money in the first place? And also human instinct is to look after the people that once had comfort but was trgically tsken from them. Im not trying to start a massive argument or smthn but who would you give it to? Also online paying is easier than going out and finding a homeless person and with todays society if you have to move an inch, it aint happening.

By  KittyMack  |  9

It just makes me sick to think of all the pitiful horrible cases of need and people are giving their spare cash to two people who have the wisdom of a toddler and have a whim to do some stupid pointless fun thing.
But back up a bit from their fundraiser to when they first headed out... No training? I would never risk the lives of my spouse & pets taking them out into danger we were not prepped for! Who risks their loved ones' lives so cavalierly!?
Not just a bad charitable cause- also bad spouses and bad dog owners.

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