Again, the skeptic in me... two men in there twenties described as 'adventurers' and twin 200hp outboards on a 26' boat says one thing to me, smuggling. No proof of this, just my gut.
posted on 08/19/2006 2:51:11 PM PDT
A 'fishing' boat ... the size of a pickup truck and with TWO whopping engines.... and lessee... no fishing gear.
posted on 08/19/2006 3:03:09 PM PDT
(DNC: if it weren't for groupthink we'd have no think at all.)
"Again, the skeptic in me... two men in there twenties described as 'adventurers' and twin 200hp outboards on a 26' boat says one thing to me, smuggling. No proof of this, just my gut.
This certainly explains the lack of fishing gear.
More than likely the boat was a 24 foot fiberglass skiff. The skiff is the boat of choice for the mexican people and is used for everything from bait fishing, lobster trapping, transportation, to even marlin fishing. They come in various sizes. I tend to believe the story as is. Navigation equipment is scarce on Mexican skiffs, and I think that they were probably fishing with a sort of longline, which are long lines of baited hooks suspended by floats, which would account for their lack of equipment. Smuggling anything by skiff from San Blas would be an exercise in futility if you look at the location of San Blas.
posted on 08/19/2006 3:10:41 PM PDT
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