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Old 18-09-2013, 06:53   #1
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News Story: 2 men cling to capsized boat for more than a week

Amazing survival at sea: 2 men cling to capsized boat for more than a week - CBS News

Wow. I can't imagine what they went through.
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Oh how I despise the talking heads laughing after a story like this. They even make fun of the plight of these survivors.

There is no way these men survived 8 days without fresh water. There had to be a source of water in that time.
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Old 18-09-2013, 07:30   #3
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Oh how I despise the talking heads laughing after a story like this. They even make fun of the plight of these survivors.

There is no way these men survived 8 days without fresh water. There had to be a source of water in that time.
I have to agree that those newscasters are total idiots.
But then, doesn't that kind of go without saying?
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Re: News Story: 2 men cling to capsized boat for more than a week

now they have great stories to tell their kids and their kids kids forever...
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Old 18-09-2013, 07:46   #5
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Why is that boat still capsized? Its a dinghy, right it and paddle home.
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Why is that boat still capsized? Its a dinghy, right it and paddle home.
It may not have had bouyancy tanks. It may have just sunk underneath them
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Old 18-09-2013, 08:03   #7
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Oh how I despise the talking heads laughing after a story like this. They even make fun of the plight of these survivors.

There is no way these men survived 8 days without fresh water. There had to be a source of water in that time.

Don't expect either accurate or detailed reports from the media, esp. TV -- they don't have time, and if they do, most of the time they don't understand what they're talking about.

All you know is the men were in the water for 8 days. Maybe it rained and they opened their mouths.
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It may not have had bouyancy tanks. It may have just sunk underneath them
It looks about 14 feet, no engine, appears to be newer construction... i was guessing foam core.
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Re: News Story: 2 men cling to capsized boat for more than a week

Looks like one of the fiberglass or fiberglass-over-wood pangas that the typical Mexican fishing fleet is built out of. I think it would sink like a stone.

Most of those guys don't have a VHF, PFD's, or even a flashlight.
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It looks about 14 feet, no engine, appears to be newer construction... i was guessing foam core.
I wonder if it had an engine and it just fell off after a few day in the inverted position??
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How could you still be in position halfway between FL and the Bahamas after 7 days? would more likely be off Jacksonville after a week in the stream.
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