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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread
Wasn't supposed to flip it.
He was unable to sail away from the container as his boat and the container were stuck drifting together, so he changed the drift rate of the container so it would separate on it's own.
Probably the most realistic part of the movie actually.
Just like newhaul said.
I agree with that one. That was the only time in the movie I thought - "Wow, this is a smart guy."
That must have been the point at which the sailing consultant was fired.