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Old 04-08-2013, 11:23   #16
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Re: Looking For Life Raft/Lost At Sea Survivor

Rose Noelle was a trimaran that capsized in the southern Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Zealand in 1989. Four men (John Glennie, James Nalepka, Rick Hellriegel and Phil Hoffman) survived adrift for 119 days.
One of the members wrote a book called " The Spirit Of Rosé Noel" very fascinating. What i found so incredible about the whole story was that Rose Noel set them down on the only stretch of land, within 200 miles i believe, that could facilitate self rescue. A must read in my book( no pun intended)

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Dougal Robertson is another sea survivor.

I have his book Sea Survival as did Steven Callahan. The difference with this guy was that he had his whole family with him. They did things such as use the very dirty water in their dinghy to survive with when they were low on drinking water. They used it in enemas.
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Also Maurice and Maralyn Bailey who spent 117 days in their raft in the Pacific.
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Really? He was unique, then, in that his drift was in 1982 and I didnt know EPIRBs were invented then.

I've only be lost psychologically...
I used to work for a bush pilot in outback Australia in the early 1970s and I remember that he had a hand held locator beacon under the seat of the plane that would self activate in case of an accident or sudden impact. I don't know how it worked but it was there and was no bigger than todays EPIRBS. It was for the purpose of search and rescue.
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I used to work for a bush pilot in outback Australia in the early 1970s and I remember that he had a hand held locator beacon under the seat of the plane that would self activate in case of an accident or sudden impact. I don't know how it worked but it was there and was no bigger than todays EPIRBS. It was for the purpose of search and rescue.
Likely a radio beacon and the searchers would triangulate on the signal... carried out an exercise with the UK CG in the 90's where my VHF broadcasts were triangulated for my positions and used to guide me from a point off Durlston Head to a safe anchorage 6 odd miles away in Studland Bay in dense fog... worked extremely well
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Re: Looking For Life Raft/Lost At Sea Survivor

Vaughn Double Edge Bear saw.

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Also known as a "Japanese saw", I think. These have done all of my wood, plastic, and PVC cutting for five years.
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Vaughn Double Edge Bear saw.

Double Edge Mini Saw - Vaughan Manufacturing

Also known as a "Japanese saw", I think. These have done all of my wood, plastic, and PVC cutting for five years.
You can stop chugging the salt, Tequila and slice now...
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Really? He was unique, then, in that his drift was in 1982 and I didnt know EPIRBs were invented then.

I've only be lost psychologically...
I have a thermos shaped one that I know is before 82, maybe 70s..
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You can stop chugging the salt, Tequila and slice now...
Don't know about that. I think he made the trip to visit the Shaman up in the hills.
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Re: Looking For Life Raft/Lost At Sea Survivor

When I learned to fly small planes, in the 70's, most aircraft were equipped with ELT's (Emergency Locator Transmitter). A pilot could manually activate it, or if there was a crash, the ELT was automatically activated to broadcast on an air band frequency. Search and rescue aircraft would home in on the signal sent by the downed plane.

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It would have made a lot more sense in the right thread.
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That sounds like the one I am talking about. Thanks.
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It would have made a lot more sense in the right thread.
LOLOL... been there...
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