Sit back folks you just ain't going to believe this one.......
Follow this thread on Cruising World where Heather's Dad and I have been having a 'difference of opinion'. That's putting it mildly.
Well guess what I have just found out? Blow me down with a feather the old man is... a missionary!
Aaghh, what the hell have we got going here in the sailing community. It gets worse. He's a convicted felon, sentenced to 50 years!!Got out in 2 after 'being saved'. Bet that was a hard choice...
Now it all makes sense, that's why he argued it wasn't balls she needed but soul. And that's why they're not interested in yachties, it's the religious suckers they are after. That's who they aim to fleece.
Wonder where his 50 years of cruising experience comes from, my mind leads me to fast ribs and men in black balaclava's!!!
This is the information I got through the forum thread
Join Date: Dec 2007
What he fails to mention in his inflated view of himself is that he is a convicted felon (its on his web site).
Click on his photo and it will give you his resume;
"When he was forty, Neill became deeply involved in organized crime, and was sentenced to serve fifty years in a Federal penitentiary. Indictments under which he was sentenced included large-scale narcotics distribution, possession of machine guns, a pistol with a silencer, massive insurance frauds and related conspiracies."
He found GOD (or more likely GOB (the Good Old Boy network)) and he was released after 2 years.
Since then he has been preaching to a captive audience in prison who no doubt are very interested in how he scammed himself out of a 50year stretch. He also touts his book, printed in 1975 and now out of print.
He is rather ill at the moment and I wish a speedy recovery and I wish his daughter well on the trip. Any more of your wise advice will however, be wasted. As the saying goes, "She who washes the head of a pig looses both her time and her soap".
I'm just happy that under Florida law he cannot vote!!!
And here is an excerpt from his own website. You really couldn't make it up!!