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Old 08-02-2014, 11:22   #391
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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Would have shortened the 'sea time' for sure...
Man washes up in Marshalls after 4mths at sea...
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:24   #392
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There you go, only he would have starved to death, he would have been going too fast to catch fish with his hands. I suppose they would have to have a dagger board, if they had sails, and you know after that, it means EPIRBs, AIS, GPS, finally the skiff would sink from the weight of all the safety gear.
I read they had been given a gps and vhf, but the gps became water damaged and the radio battery died. this from interview with someone at their base camp.

They were lost in fog as well?
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:32   #393
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It's obviously fake. If true, they would've hopped on to a turtle for a ride back home.
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It's obviously fake. If true, they would've hopped on to a turtle for a ride back home.
Didn't say they were waterproof. probably some cheap land crap.

leant by boat owner / company he worked for.
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Great idea!

While we're at it, I've noticed a lot of cars with Baja plates spewing blue smoke and running on bald tires and they sound like they're missing their mufflers while they're driving around on the US side with no car insurance.

We could tie it into a "save the children" type of appeal. As Martin Sheen does the voiceover telling us how, "Millions of children are trapped inside of mufflerless, unsafe vehicles with bald tires and no auto insurance, driving millions of miles every year. Please help these innocent children who are the victims of circumstance and birth to overcome these dangerous conditions. Your generous donation of just 78 cents per day could help 3 children with new tires, a new exhaust system, a tune up and most importantly, auto insurance."

Then a close up shot of 8 filthy, snot covered kids looking out the rear window of an AMC Pacer as it clunks and smokes and backfires and slowly pulls away
from the camera and....

fade.


Yeah, I could totally direct the **** out of that commercial. We collect millions, send 7% down to Mexico and build mansions in Malibu and the Hamptons.

I gotta go do some mega yacht shopping!
Do we do post of the day on this forum, if so, here is my pic ^^^
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This is the only one i can find, and there must have been others because the file has been renamed... I am sure I would have taken a wide photo showing more, but in a photo you might only see one.

This fellow, was, from memory about 4 feet long.

Oh, and the date stamp indicates it was between panama and Galapagos.


Notice its waving!!



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This would be cool to see, never would have thought you would see turtles 300 mile from land or so basking in the sun. Thx for the pic.
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This would be cool to see, never would have thought you would see turtles 300 mile from land or so basking in the sun. Thx for the pic.
Try the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic...
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Try the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic...
tsk.. here in the Caribbean with the flat conditions, we throw them a rope and they'll pull us for a bit!
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Try the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic...
those not turhtltes those be eels
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those not turhtltes those be eels
Its where that Lil one you had earlier goes to grow till they're big enuf to get humped then head for the beaches of the EU, N Africa, Caribe and US to bury their eggs.. lotsa fodder out there for em..
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It's obviously fake. If true, they would've hopped on to a turtle for a ride back home.

The problem is that when you have been alone drifting at sea a while you get confused.
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The problem is that when you have been alone drifting a sea a while you get confused.
..and you told me cannibal jokes were in bad taste...lol
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..and you told me cannibal jokes were in bad taste...lol

They are, but that has nothing to do with riding a turtle
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The problem is that when you have been alone drifting at sea a while you get confused.
I thought that having pics like this were illegal.

On another note....

Who else wishes our long-floating friend kept his long hair and beard and cut a music video?

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That was a blast from the past!! LOL
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