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Old 10-26-2017, 08:36 PM   #1
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Lost at sea for months?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ths/803593001/

Glad they survived.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:47 PM   #2
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I have so many questions about this. Glad they're ok.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:58 PM   #3
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Lost and off course because ther engine died?

Motorized compass?

Motorized sextant?

Motorized clock?

Motorized gps?

Motorized brain cells?

Dope smugglers who sampled!!!
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:47 PM   #4
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what happened to the sails? was it not a SAILBOAT?
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Thereís a very good book, 439 Days, about a guy who survived more than a year adrift in a 25í open boat. Great read.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:03 PM   #6
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Story is a wee bit short on details, like how extensive the storm damage was.
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C'mon! That article is so vague. We need details!
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:40 PM   #8
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This one mentions damage to the mast;
2 women describe 'hopeless' months lost at sea before their resc - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
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I once knew a guy who was a recently retired executive living his life's dream. He had a big sloop built and sailed down the west coast of the US on the way to a circumnavigation. He had never sailed before in his life and didn't really know anything about navigation.

His wife got off in San Diego...she'd had enough...and he continued on southward picking up young adventurers along the way to help him sail the thing.

I met him in the Galapagos Islands where he had arrived with some Panamanian kid who'd never done any sailing before. They were headed for the Marquesas, something like a 2,000 mile crossing of open ocean. A guy I knew, a college student from Virginia, decided it looked like fun and joined them. He had never sailed, either.

No sextant; it would have been useless anyway since no one aboard knew anything about navigation. They had an electronic box...the old Transit SatNav system...and that was it.

I never heard from my buddy again. I've always wondered....

Of course, I'm making some assumptions about these two women in the news story, but that's an awfully damned long time to be drifting around without even being able to jury rig a mast stump and get someplace. Yikes.
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This seems a little odd...... If the mast was still in place, and it seems to be from the pictures.....there ought to have been some way they could have gotten some sort of sail rigged. It might not have been perfect...but they had A LOT of time to work on it. PLUS.....they should have had an epirb.....who in their right mind would undertake a 2800 mile journey without an epirb, a back up GPS, multiple VHF systems....a sat phone.....so many things. They had the foresight to bring a years worth of food...but not an epirb ? Ignorance or stupidity.....not sure it matters.....they are very lucky to be alive.
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Yeah, quite suspicious. They should have just Googled how to fix a sailboat.
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Just saw a pic...mast and boom properly in place, mainsail bent on, jib rolled up neatly. Gross incompetence, scam, mental illness?
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Just saw a pic...mast and boom properly in place, mainsail bent on, jib rolled up neatly. Gross incompetence, scam, mental illness?


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Dropped their men's bodies over the side, but then realized they didn't even know how to hoist the sails.

Definitely more to this story!
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I once knew a guy who was a recently retired executive living his life's dream. He had a big sloop built and sailed down the west coast of the US on the way to a circumnavigation. He had never sailed before in his life and didn't really know anything about navigation.

His wife got off in San Diego...she'd had enough...and he continued on southward picking up young adventurers along the way to help him sail the thing.

I met him in the Galapagos Islands where he had arrived with some Panamanian kid who'd never done any sailing before. They were headed for the Marquesas, something like a 2,000 mile crossing of open ocean. A guy I knew, a college student from Virginia, decided it looked like fun and joined them. He had never sailed, either.

No sextant; it would have been useless anyway since no one aboard knew anything about navigation. They had an electronic box...the old Transit SatNav system...and that was it.

I never heard from my buddy again. I've always wondered....

Of course, I'm making some assumptions about these two women in the news story, but that's an awfully damned long time to be drifting around without even being able to jury rig a mast stump and get someplace. Yikes.
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Storm knocked out engine, but they had enough power to run a watermaker and keep the radio charged to make distress calls for 5 months without anyway to charge batteries??? The gal in the photo looks very fit and tan, not sunburned--and so does the dog--to have spent anywhere near that much time in the summer sun surviving on oatmeal and pasta. They must have spent a lot of time below working out and creating the first draft of the book we all know will be coming.
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Iím glad they didnít have to eat the dogs!
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C'mon! That article is so vague. We need details!
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