I saw the movie with my 86 year old father. A sailor and a huge Redford fan. He commented that the last time we had been to the movie theater together was probably when I was still in grade school
. He also commented that he liked the boat.
The movie, although unrealistic to us, it was the closest he's been to being out on the ocean for the past 9 years, so he enjoyed that. I was bemused the entire time. Kept thinking to myself; "They researched almost every nay Sayer and doomsday thread to write this script, didn't they?" Well, they didn't squeeze in guns
, pirates, or unfriendly C&I scenarios. But They certainly touched on many of them.
Hitting a container
"What are the chances of hitting a container while on passage
"Can the rigging
, boat, or me survive a roll? Who's experienced this?"
Being dragged in the water by your safety harness
"Do you clip in?" "Can you pull yourself back aboard if you fall over?"
"Are extra batteries and hand held considered redundant?" "What if I loose all power?"
"Do I need to learn maritime lingo? Can I call an SOS if I get into trouble?"
"What's in your 1st aid kit?"
"What's in your ditch bag?" "how many trips can you make back to the sinking vessel to obtain survival items?"
Drinking while under way
"Would you drink straight liquor for pleasure or just for pain management?"
"Should I file a float plan?" Should I purchase an EPIRB
Freighters at sea
"Do freighters maintain a continuous physical watch as required by maritime law?" "Can A freighter really run me down without knowing?"
"Should I learn celestial navigation
So I will always think fondly of the movie for the company I shared when I watched it first. But also,....... C'mon!, It'll be so like the Rocky Horror of the sailing community! A cult following. Show it to your friends and family
1 week before cutting ties! LMAO Embrace it for what it is. Oh! We could show up in costume and scream out thread questions before every scene!