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Old 26-10-2017, 17:16   #16
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I see a solar panel and a tiny windgen. Are those sufficient to run a watermaker? (did they have one in the first place?)
the solar I can't tell size but appears to be significant size . The windgen looks similar to my airx 400, either would be plenty to run my survivor35E with plenty left for the refer and all electronics. ( at least during the day) don't know anything about the house bank. And the sails are there neck even properly stored. ( something doesn't jive to me with this scenario)
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Still trying to figure out how they intended to go from Hawaii to Tahiti on engine alone. They must have meant to use the sails at some point, right?
In the video shots, there is clearly wind on the water, but all sails are down. Puzzling. Hope they release more info.
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Still trying to figure out how they intended to go from Hawaii to Tahiti on engine alone. They must have meant to use the sails at some point, right?

2L/hour consumption, 5kts speed, 2300NM = 920L or 193gal fuel. Big tanks?
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Old 26-10-2017, 17:29   #19
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2L/hour consumption, 5kts speed, 2300NM = 920L or 193gal fuel. Big tanks?
I was looking for diesel jerries on deck, but only saw one yellow can on the stern. Possible they tossed them or they were taken off by a wave, or, as you suggest, there are big internal tanks. But it doesn't seem like a great plan.
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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

We don't know anything about these people except they like dogs and had a sailboat.

The sail from HI to Tahiti can be done. Seems to me there used to be a race from Hono to Papeete. Very long time ago, now.



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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

Who goes to sea with a years supply of food for two people and two large dogs? How much room would that take?
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Who goes to sea with a years supply of food for two people and two large dogs? How much room would that take?
I carried 6 months worth on my islanders 24. Just need watermaker it was all freeze dried meals or rice and beans. Doesn't take much room and can be split all over the boat. Now the dog food for healthy dogs that's different that takes room.
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I wonder how many dogs they started out with.


I see what you did there...
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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

Now that is funny.

Well all is well that ends well. Sure is fishy sounding.
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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

We became friends with a couple who took 4 months Durban to NZ. Doldrum weather in the Indian Ocean held them up for a while.
They had 12 months food, mostly dried, and a decent sized water tank. Only bothered with the motor when close to destination. Were not the least bit concerned.
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Re: Couple and dogs rescued after months at sea

There have been a lot of Super Typhoons curving up into that area, very lucky to have survived
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I was looking for diesel jerries on deck, but only saw one yellow can on the stern. Possible they tossed them or they were taken off by a wave, or, as you suggest, there are big internal tanks. But it doesn't seem like a great plan.
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There have been a lot of Super Typhoons curving up into that area, very lucky to have survived
Sound a bit too much, what if their story is just 5 days not 5 months? Anyone reported them to be missing?
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Looking at the hull growth it appears to have spent significant time a stbd tack.really wonder about the story .
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Hull growth in an area with no anti-foul - continuous splashing over some months, probably the same on the other side and therefore lending some credence to the tale.
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Yes, that growth looked like they had been drifting awhile.....
before anyone starts to criticise, we should at least hear their story
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