Originally Posted by sailorboy1
Lot of stones being thrown.
How many days has everyone here drifted in the open with no power and supplies after panning for say a weekend trip? I believe that 30 days would make a good start before joining the lynch mob
Does 43 days solo from Panama
to Hilo count? This was a super slow crossing during a La Nina that suppressed the trades for weeks away from Panama
. No long range 2X radio
, so I was on my lonesome. Not enough rain or dew wet the decks to lick. If somebody was in a raft or a small boat without fresh water
or a R/O filter pump and an EPIRB
, they'd find his bones out there some day.
As far as I know, you can't survive for long on urine and sea water
. I'm calling "doubtful" on his 14-16 months. At least a few months would have been with zero rain. Maybe he could catch turtles and fish
like Steve Callahan in Adrift, but I don't think you could get enough water sucking out eyeball fluid to stay alive during the rainless spells.