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Old 31-10-2017, 09:30   #196
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This is easy. Publicity stunt is my first choice. Second one is full incompetence- if you can’t jury rig a spreader after months floating around? But that actually supports the first choice. Because you’d think if you were really stranded you’d figure something out after months
One of the women was heard to say, "That's our story and we're sticking to it."
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Did I hear that correctly?: The blonde built the boat in 2 years?
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Did I miss the LGBTQ angle? Is just something that was assumed?
Apparently, all of the interior joinery was tongue-and-groove...
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Even though the story seems crazy at the very least they seem to have crossed a good part of the Pacific Ocean.
Yes, at half the speed of the prevailing currents. So armed with a 50ft sailboat, an engine, and a battery of electronics that a hundred years ago would have seemed like magic, they managed to cross the pacific ocean at half the speed of a floating log?

Impressive.
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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

Here's a question not really related to anything, but....did Lance Armstrong lose another testicle, grow his hair out and dye it blonde?
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Even though the story seems crazy at the very least they seem to have crossed a good part of the Pacific Ocean.

So has styrofoam and docks from Fukushima.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-41816709
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"It is also not clear if the women tested their radio equipment before they embarked on their voyage - last week they said they had six forms of communication on board but all went dead."

All went dead? However, they were hailing on VHF daily and clearly had power for their VHF and watermakers :/
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Anyone know if these two should expect criminal charges?
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Anyone know if these two should expect criminal charges?
I suspect just having to live with themselves would be punishment enough.
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A big bill for the rescue, maybe, lose the boat. . .
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A big bill for the rescue, maybe, lose the boat. . .

Do you mind clarifying how that works? Are you always billed for rescue or only if it was unnecessary? Doesn't seem like Rimas ever gets a bill...
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Do you mind clarifying how that works? Are you always billed for rescue or only if it was unnecessary? Doesn't seem like Rimas ever gets a bill...
I suppose if getting rescued is part of the plan for publicity then an individual would be responsible for the cost.
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Dunno from the Navy, heard of from stateside S&R
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I suspect just having to live with themselves would be punishment enough.
and the public's knowledge that their story is questionable.
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Ms. Appel does look a lot like Lance Armstrong.

Why hasn't anyone questioned why the other "survivor" is so fat after such an ordeal? I realize we live in a politically correct world and it's not pc to say or write something like that, but geez.... What the heck, did she start out at 800lbs and has now dropped down to a famished 250? I can't be the first to be wondering and questioning the obvious?
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