Originally Posted by barnakiel
Steve Callahan. You do not have to interview him. He wrote a book.
(and) The book is great. He had to do lots of repairs
on his vessel (a 6 man Avon
liferaft) just like the cruisers on this forum are always saying.
He had to repair/reinvent his water
distillers, repair a hole in the raft, and remake his spear gun to name a few.
When he was finally found in site of land by fishermen, he told them to go ahead and fish
. He was so acclimated to his situation after 76 days.
He also fashion a makeshift sextant
with pencils, and knew he was about 15-18 degrees above the equator. He also knew his speed with a knotted rope
I believe he made up. So he knew about when he would make land fall and when he would cross shipping lanes etc..........
Btw, the boat he had been sailing back across the ocean was only 21' 4" long. He had a crew when he sailed over, but was sailing back alone as part of the Mini
Transat 6.50 single-handed sailing race
Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan | 9780618257324 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble