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deerstalker
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« on: October 27, 2017, 06:35:59 PM »

All that time.......... Huh?

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/navy-rescues-honolulu-women-lost-sea-months-50743924

"Various things on her boat broke, the mast broke and the engine wouldn't start when she needed power. So she had several problems that caused her to end up drifting in the ocean,"
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Bill S
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 07:14:44 PM »

The mast wasn't broke in the pictures.  And the sail was slack, like they had just lowered it, it wasn't in tatters nor was it lashed down.  And it wouldn't just stay like that for five months.

These two bimbos without a clue, went to sea in a sail boat that they didn't know how to operate.  You use the engine for propulsion in the berthing area, use the sails as soon as you get out on the ocean.

Apparently, they just tried sailing in the general direction they wanted to go and circled around, hoping to run into something.

How did they recharge the batteries if the engine didn't work?  The batteries that powered the radio they were calling every day after their second month?

And how do you sail in a straight line for five months without running into a continent or an archipelago in that part of the world?

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deerstalker
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 08:08:11 PM »

Yes............

All of the above 

And what did the rescue cost Embarrassed
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 11:08:58 AM »

At least they had brains enough to carry a years supply of basic foods. This is not uncommon but you here about it more in the desert. People think they read a book and buy a 4x4 they are good to go. Maybe watch some Youtube videos.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 10:57:23 AM »

And let’s be honest,rather than hold these two up as examples of stupidity, they’ll get a book deal and be held up as strong courageous women to be looked up to. Seriously, why can our society not admire women who do good things and have good moral and ethical lives? Men to for that matter, we glorify the crap of society...
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 06:15:43 AM »

The mast wasn't broke in the pictures.  And the sail was slack, like they had just lowered it, it wasn't in tatters nor was it lashed down.  And it wouldn't just stay like that for five months.

These two bimbos without a clue, went to sea in a sail boat that they didn't know how to operate.  You use the engine for propulsion in the berthing area, use the sails as soon as you get out on the ocean.

Apparently, they just tried sailing in the general direction they wanted to go and circled around, hoping to run into something.

How did they recharge the batteries if the engine didn't work?  The batteries that powered the radio they were calling every day after their second month?

And how do you sail in a straight line for five months without running into a continent or an archipelago in that part of the world?


Based upon the pictures I have seen, you wouldn't be able to ascertain if the mast was broken or not. There are numerous items that can break on a mast rendering it useless. The sail was lashed in the pictures I saw. It wasn't lashed well, but it was lashed. There is also a solar array on the boat that would keep the batteries charged. All in all, the story still stinks...
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 08:07:44 AM »

Better setup than the English Youtuber who cemented his head into a microwave.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 01:36:44 PM »

The mast wasn't broke in the pictures.  And the sail was slack, like they had just lowered it, it wasn't in tatters nor was it lashed down.  And it wouldn't just stay like that for five months.

These two bimbos without a clue, went to sea in a sail boat that they didn't know how to operate.  You use the engine for propulsion in the berthing area, use the sails as soon as you get out on the ocean.

Apparently, they just tried sailing in the general direction they wanted to go and circled around, hoping to run into something.

How did they recharge the batteries if the engine didn't work?  The batteries that powered the radio they were calling every day after their second month?

And how do you sail in a straight line for five months without running into a continent or an archipelago in that part of the world?


Based upon the pictures I have seen, you wouldn't be able to ascertain if the mast was broken or not. There are numerous items that can break on a mast rendering it useless. The sail was lashed in the pictures I saw. It wasn't lashed well, but it was lashed. There is also a solar array on the boat that would keep the batteries charged. All in all, the story still stinks...

there is some evidence that they are visiting lighthouse outbuildings on non-occupied japanese islands, and trying to abscond with the solar panels.

good apocalypse training.

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2017, 01:22:56 AM »


Better setup than the English Youtuber who cemented his head into a microwave.


I saw that too
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