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27 for blue water?

Discussion in 'Mid-Size Boats' started by Family27, Dec 10, 2013. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. mbeil53


    Joined Nov 22, 2013
    20 posts, 0 likes
    macgregor m25
    US akron
    Thanks for the correction, it was a West Wight Potter.

  2. Curious John

    Curious John

    Joined Nov 17, 2017
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Self-Built 8
    Speedy Gonzalez US Mariner's Island, San Mateo, California 94404 Mariner's Island
    • Do not spam the forum with the same post over and over.
    How do you, and can you, prepare for the worst?

    Many examples in All Is Lost (2013) survival-at-sea drama film with Robert Redford.

    Water floods his boat while asleep; collided with a wayward shipping container; ripped a hole in the hull. Tilts the boat away from the hole. Patches the hole. Uses the manual bilge pump to remove water from the cabin. Navigational and communications systems damaged by saltwater intrusion. Unsuccessful attempt to repair the marine radio. Climbs the mast to repair an antenna lead; sees an oncoming tropical storm. Runs before the wind to bring the boat into a hove-to position, but crawling to the bow to hoist the storm jib, he is thrown overboard. Regains the deck after a long struggle. The boat capsizes, turtles after a further 180-degree roll, dis-masted, and most of the equipment is destroyed. Boat sinking, abandons ship in an inflatable life raft, salvaging whatever he can to survive. Learns to operate a sextant, discovers he is being pulled towards a major shipping lane by ocean currents. Survives another storm but his supplies dwindle. Learns too late that his drinking water has been contaminated with sea water. Improvises a solar still from his water container and a plastic bag. Passed by two container ships, which do not see him, despite his use of all the signal flares. Drifts out of the shipping lane with no food and water. On the eighth day, writes a letter, puts it in a jar, and throws it in the water. Sees a light in the distance, tears pages from his journal along with charts to create a signal fire. Fire grows out of control and consumes his raft. Falls into the water and allows himself to sink. Underwater, he sees the hull of a boat with a search light approaching his burning raft. He swims up towards the surface to grasp an outstretched hand.

  3. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,044 posts, 522 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Holy CRAP, are we really using "All is Lost" as a teaching aid now??

  4. justsomeguy


    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    5,780 posts, 588 likes
    MacGregor, Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    I think @Curious John is gearing up for his Turing test. ;)

  5. Skipper


    Joined Oct 9, 2008
    1,396 posts, 159 likes
    Bristol 29.9
    US Dana Point
    Original thread Dec 2013.

    There must be a way to lock threads that have been dormant for 4 years.

    By now, the poster has gone on to some other hobby, having never sailed to Hawaii or anywhere else beyond 20 miles offshore.

    I'd enjoy being proven wrong :)

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