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Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
These guys appeared to have done a nearly identical drift, albeit in a few months less time. If one was feasible, I don't see why the other is not.
From the pics available on-line, that's pretty-much the same sort of boat.
Supposedly he sheltered during the day in a box normally used to hold the catch. One would presume, being a fishing boat, he had plenty of fishing gear so, assuming he didn't encounter any storms (possible in those lattitudes) it's theoretically possible.
Maybe time passes really quickly in South America??
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"