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Old 31-10-2017, 22:01   #256
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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

Please don't diss crowherst he went through significant effort to fake his story.
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I have no doubt they will make enough money off daytime TV shows to buy another boat and be out there again.
I'd put good money on a "go fund me" (or similar) site being set up to buy them their next boat and fund their next journey.

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I watched the video of the two... and before reading all of the comments on here, i felt so utterly, utterly disappointed.

being a female sailor, (with my share of copper-blond hair), i work hard to gain respect. every decision i make needs to be the right one. i beat myself up over little stuff... heaven forbid that some guy sees me mess up and tells himself i'm just another stupid blonde.

...beyond this, when i witness their utter LACK OF HUMILITY that any great perilous situation teaches humans, all i can do is think of how so many have lost sight of values and respect for one another and sometimes even for themselves.
Your perspective is very welcome, thank you.

I totally agree with your assessment of their demeanor in the two interviews I saw. Admittedly, I've never been rescued after drifting at sea for months, so I can't tell you how I'd react. But I can tell you it wouldn't be like THAT.

As for the fact that they are women; irrelevant. And that they're apparently a couple; also irrelevant, although I do somewhat sympathize with the dark-haired lady who seems to be lack some of the self-esteem the other partner has in abundance. (I have a soft heart and don't like to see an unbalanced relationship.)

I think it's a great example of how the media gets things wrong, and (to keep this apolitical) how both sides, right and left, can make mistakes in the interests of pursuing their own narratives, not to mention profits.
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don if I sail my boat down to the bay area wanna just hop on board and sail to Hawaii only one rule no toothbrushes
I'm in! I have two Great Danes and a parrot. That's not a problem is it?
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Almost all of my sailing has been done with Jim, who is my husband. When you're really out at sea, you are really on your own. If you have ham radio or other communication with land, your land based acquaintances can offer ideas that may help you, but you are on your own with your choices of provisions and spare parts, and paper backups for repairs when you are without electricity.
There are whole books that don't get to the important stuff this quickly or clearly... Yeah !!
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I'm in! I have two Great Danes and a parrot. That's not a problem is it?
a parrot is needed gotta have at least one competent sailor on board .
Danes well we could harness them up to tow the boat when the engine gets wet.
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Parrots are dangerous in contrast to dogs. Dogs just bark, parrots can repeat later what has been discussed on board.
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Hmm, the press is a weird bunch. I mean it's awesome that the story is being fact-checked but also tragic that these two get much more airtime than Lisa Blair for example, somebody who actually did do something noteworthy and deserves air time.

Concerning the "bad image for female sailors" angle I'd say it depends. In my opinion there is plenty of misogynist sailors (especially older ones) and this incident won't improve their picture (like one instructor I had who told a fellow crewmember that woman on board (like her) bring bad luck). But there are also plenty of sailors who don't judge others by their gender. And there are also many kick-ass female sailors, so I hope most misogynist sailors will either come around or eventually die out.

Another weird thing is that we now have a shark professor telling us that boathulls are "inert", NASA telling us about the weather and some sailing instructor telling us that it needs at least three sailors to go from hawaii to tahiti. Why not just ask some local cruisers? They'd probably remember a three day force 11 storm, know that hulls become FADs after a while and that two is a quite a common crew size on cruising boats...

Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted - Chicago Tribune
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Now even the Huffpost and Yahoo doubt the story along with the Coast Guard who think the two knuckleheads fabricated the whole enchilada.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/experts-s...182223699.html
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You guys crack me up. Is it just possible that they are just telling the truth? Im the paranoid type and even I realize that the majority of people are honest.
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Is it just possible that they are just telling the truth? .
Not possible. Did you see the interview? Appel claimed they were in a storm the day they left Hawaii that didn't exist. Confirmed by NWS and others. She claimed they were caught in a 10 kt current in the ocean that pushed them away from Tahiti. No such thing in the ocean. She claimed they made Kiribati but it was too shallow for their boat. There are dozens of islands in the Republic of Kiribati and most are plenty deep enough for a 50' sailboat. Lies are blatantly obvious.


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I always give people the benefit of the doubt and assume honesty until proven otherwise. In this case the proof seems quite clear.
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You guys crack me up. Is it just possible that they are just telling the truth? Im the paranoid type and even I realize that the majority of people are honest.
Nope! Not a chance in h*ll. Far too many easily disproved claims.
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