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Old 07-02-2014, 08:17   #346
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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I have tried to eat shark before,we helped a guy(Ray Aires) pull in a 910 lb Sand Bar Tiger Shark on Nags Head Pier once..For our efforts he "rewarded" us with a section..I put that stuff in the oven and walked outside,when I went back in I could not breath.. The house was full of gases ammonia and it made us all heave...I know all about Urea and bleeding but that was the worse thing I have ever tried to cook..I understand that the folks that do eat it soak it in bleach and salt brine for a day or so..Thats why it is so white and firm I was told,also told me to try Mako if I wanted to eat a shark..
Mako and Thresher are fantastic!

They do have a unique telltale flavor, but not one that's offensive in the slightest... No special goofy bleach/brine/milk stuff... Never heard of it...

I've probably eaten or prepped at least 1,000 lbs...
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:27   #347
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

maybe we should move on to a less controversial subject

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Old 07-02-2014, 08:41   #348
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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I think this guy is like a lot of Cubans,they would rather wash up on shore! I dont care who you are thats funny stuff..
??what??
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??what??
nothing...absolutely nothing..
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:09   #350
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What folk forget.. or in some cases do not realise is that Geographical location can make an enormous difference to survival.. and as for MarkJ's theories/suspicions... well... every single cruising couple that's lost their partner/crew overboard is a murder suspect.. the perfect way to avoid divorce..
And they have a damn sight more to gain than this guy..
That's why I keep an aluminum baseball bat on board painted with the boom paint....

(for you brits... that bat material was aluminium)
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That's why I keep an aluminum baseball bat on board painted with the boom paint....
That's messed up. Funny. But messed up
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That's why I keep an aluminum baseball bat on board painted with the boom paint....
Dangerous idea. My wife would probably find it and start getting ideas.
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Dangerous idea. My wife would probably find it and start getting ideas.
John... Welcome to CF!

You're not a prosecutor... judge... or in law enforcement are you???
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

haven't you people been paying attention to the news, all these posts are being recorded and stored by the govt
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haven't you people been paying attention to the news, all these posts are being recorded and stored by the govt
You mean CF too????

I thought it was just the redneck, hooligan and Anti government websites???
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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Skepticism is good but this post didn't sound like skepticism , you sounded pretty sure of yourself
Selective editing!
And in a later post I say: "How would I know? How does anyone know? All I have done is read some news reports. All of a sudden do we believe everything in the papers?"

(Wow i hate folks quoting themselves and now i am doing it! )

One of the interesting things steve Callahan showed in Adrift was that in those 76 days he used everything on that liferaft to make tools to help himself out of the situation. When he was finally rescued he had dried fish hanging everywhere

In this current one, without more than crappy media reports, it seems he only came ashore with one turtle on board. But if it was Steve Callahan, or you, or me, wouldnt we have saved every turtle shell for water catches? Saved the bones to make scrapers, harpoons, knives, spoons, blood holders and saved the sinus to make lines for fishing. The propless engines pulled down for more devices, using the tool kit every carries.

It wouldnt take a huge amount of smarts to be able to verify this journey.

But to slag me off because theres nothing told in this story just because some people are accepting it instantaneously.
You might call me skeptical as in deed I might call some gullible just to accept without thought.

But wait, theres more!
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not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.


It doesnt mean I don't think this guy has done it, or it cant be done. It just means I am not easily convinced he has done it, I have doubts and reservations.




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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

without skepticism there can be no truth, only lies.
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You nay sayers are just a hoot.

Jose Salvador Alvarenga is a poor fisherman that could not even rub two nickels together to make a dime.

Do you really think that Alvarenga did not float from Mexico 6000 miles to Ebon Atoll in the Marshall Islands? A 24 foot boat with a 75 hp Yamaha engine with a 5 gallon fuel tank is just not going to do that in your dreams.

There is just no doubt that he drifted there at this point with all the evidence.

If he ate his crew may take a little more time to come to the surface.
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you must have forgotten about the aliens
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You nay sayers are just a hoot.

Jose Salvador Alvarenga is a poor fisherman that could not even rub two nickels together to make a dime.

Do you really think that Alvarenga did not float from Mexico 6000 miles to Ebon Atoll in the Marshall Islands? A 24 foot boat with a 75 hp Yamaha engine with a 5 gallon fuel tank is just not going to do that in your dreams.

There is just no doubt that he drifted there at this point with all the evidence.

If he ate his crew may take a little more time to come to the surface.
I would have eaten him and anything else that looked like a ham sandwich after months on the open ocean..I would make a fine young cannibel..Now I will quote my favorite actor,Uncle George from our Gang"yum yum eatum up"...
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