- Oct 13, 2013
Perhaps water is something overlooked by coastal and Caribbean cruisers, but I only know of one case where it was a second thought for a vessel preparing for an ocean crossing. With one TransAt under my belt carrying only 60 gallons of fresh water for two adults and a child, I can assure you that even today, with 300 gallons in the tanks and a 30gph watermaker, it is amazingly difficult for me to take a leisurely shower, even at anchor, let alone a quickie at sea.Interesting comments at the link. My take; water, water, water. Number one priority above all else besides maintaining a proper lookout. Live for weeks without food, not so long without water. By the end of the movie it is clear how critical this often overlooked item is.
I could only stand to watch the first fifteen minutes or so. Came to the same conclusion you did, only quicker.There was quite a string posted here when the movie first came out.
It was the general consensus that despite the movie critics rave that it was the role of Redfords life it was an awful movie.
Apart from so many sailing inaccuracies, far fetched and unrealistic solutions, and just plain unbelievable aspects the story was lame. I mean seriously does anyone believe you can take fiberglass roving, west epoxy and paste it to the outside of a wet dirty hull, have it stick and actually keep water out and withstand the force of storms with no reinforcement?
You drop in to,the story of this guy on a boat, you have no idea who he is, how or why he got there, or what his story is. And somehow we were expected to bond with him, and to care whether he lives or dies.
Sorry, just left me underwhelmed and thinking it was the worst Redford movie and perhaps one of the worst movies I'd ever seen.