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Old 10-27-2017, 12:26 PM   #21
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This is the age of enlightenment ( or is it?). Two women and two dogs doing their thing. Then mother nature and reality intruded. I'd bet a large amount that the USN has similar questions, maybe already answered.

Yes Peggy they are fit, an oatmeal and rice diet can do that so says Quaker and Uncle Ben. Enriched rice most likely. Or maybe they ate the dog food along with Fido.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:46 PM   #22
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In this day of the internet people have come to expect the’ll know everything about everything. I think the need to know is overblown. It’s now a habit.

Read Yahoo news one day and see if knowing anything over 15% of it would be of any benefit. Most of it may not be trash but most of it is stuff we just don’t need to know.

This lost at sea thing is a good example. Who needs to know if they ate the dog or not. They didn’t as I’ve see pics of the dog. This should be a family thing and a Navy thing. That’s it.

But there’s so many things that would be helpful to know why do we waste our time reading endless ..... stuff?

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Old 10-27-2017, 03:57 PM   #23
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I’m glad they didn’t have to eat the dogs!

Maybe they had more than two dogs when they started out...
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:13 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
But there’s so many things that would be helpful to know why do we waste our time reading endless ..... stuff?

The owner of this forum is glad we do.

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:50 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by BaltimoreLurker View Post
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!

HEY! You may be right!!!
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:39 PM   #26
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I join the crowd saying/thinking, "Makes no sense to me!". Here's video of the 'rescue'. Looks like a perfectly good sailboat to me. Main neatly furled.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:45 PM   #27
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Anyone remember the movie
“Dumb and Dumber”
I think this is the sequel
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:00 PM   #28
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I think the "need to know" is because we don't want to be decieved and lied to. When society deems someone worthy of admiration and praise, and their accomplishments turn out to be fraudulent, it lowers the pedestal that all heroes have been put on; and we all lose a little something from that. Reality is a scary thing sometimes, and it helps to know that once in a while, David can slay Goliath, Shackleton can get his men home, a college dropout can start Microsoft, Ann Frank can get out of the attic, Neil Armstron can walk on the moon, or Rosa Parks can sit wherever the hell she wants.

This is only my opinion, but I think we all get a benefit from the inspiration provided by people who accomplish great things, and we all pay a price for the people who lie about it.
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:59 AM   #29
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They were saved. That's enough.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:35 AM   #30
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How is "only able to move at 4-5 knots" an emergency when that is the cruising speed of many small sailboats that cross the Pacific each year? How is it that they are both in good spirits, well fed and healthy and even the dogs are plump and well cared for?

There are so many issues with the story that I figure it is one of two things:
1) They truly are complete neophytes and the idiocy is real;
2) More likely this was a well-planned publicity stunt that will now earn them book rights and movie royalties.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:29 AM   #31
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I think Peggy needs to get on over there quick. There's no way that boat smells good.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:24 AM   #32
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HOAX?? Hell, I look worse than that crossing to Bimini.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:56 AM   #33
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Their story is suspect for sure. If you have a stump of a mast and a scrap of a sail you can get somewhere. Force 11 storm? .. anyone else hear of that one. Decided not to return to Hawaii after a few days out?. Sounds like someone looking for a book deal or fame for sure
I guess the world will know more when the show up on Ellen.
Pure incompetence or calculated the entire thing.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:58 AM   #34
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HOAX?? Hell, I look worse than that crossing to Bimini.

Ha! Yes. That's what I was thinking.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:33 AM   #35
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I met a captain in the Freeport Bahamas custom line. He asked me what heading to take to get back to FL!
We were waved down by a kayak South of Bellingham, Washington we thought was in trouble. Man, woman and a Labrador. They had a Shell roadmap and wanted to know in which direction Alaska was. I felt sorry for the dog.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:00 AM   #36
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We met a couple Kiwi sea kayakers while camping on Burnett Bay; the huge beach you see on the mainland a bit south of Cape Caution. We were paddling south, they were headed north to Prince Rupert and maybe SE Alaska.

All they had was a decades old Charlie's chart book and had gotten turned around at night in Johnstone Strait because the lights had changed. Why they were in those current confusing waters at night, I have no idea. They also had some nice weather coming up the Sunshine Coast and were going to mail their tent home...we advised them to hold onto it!
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:53 PM   #37
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Thank you. I have not believed one word of this story.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:39 PM   #38
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Reading the article I was somewhat skeptical of the media's facts. But when I saw the picture, I am thinking staged hoax. You expect to see the vessel dis-masted and fowled with the rigging and none of that is present in the pic. Hard to believe, but as they say, "Stupid is as stupid does." Will make a great book, when it's all dressed up by a ghost writer.

(While visiting Friday Harbor, another boater asked me about going up the outside of Vancouver Island. I told him to bring his charts over and we'd go over it.. . . . . He brought back a paper table place mat with a map of the San Juans and Vancouver Island printed on it. Only Chart on the boat was and out of date chart book for lower Puget Sound. )
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:41 PM   #39
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We don't have all of the details, but I am also suspect about their story.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:25 PM   #40
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For less than a hundred bucks you will NEVER BE LOST.....

If I was venturing 3000 miles into the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I'd have multiple redundant GPS devices.

Now that I think about this a little more......if they didn't have a GPS, they must have just been using a compass and a chart. If you were off by just 1 degree over a distance that great, you would miss your target by 50 miles !!
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