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do you think they got the container idea from the Japanese tsunami...??
Don't know. But a lot of stuff is around Hawaii now. Charter fish boat last week said they saw some type of huge piling/telephone pole (with cables wrapped at its base) floating in the ocean 30 miles north of Oahu. This thing was floating vertically about 3 feet above the water and 30 feet below. Very little bouyancy which means it was going up and down in the waves meaning at times the thing was totally submerege, then floating up with incredible momentum. Figuring this thing weighed a couple tons or more it could punch a hole right through a fiberglass hull. There have also been 4 small fishing boats (20-24 feet long) found washed up on the beach- all confirmed from Japan tsunami.
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is the movie based on any real occurance?
Looks like not:

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In any case if he had been sailing an S&S 34 none of this would have happened...

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No doubt the S&S 34 is a great boat, but this is the first I've heard that they are unsinkable :-)

I'll bet that offset companionway on Redford's boat is what finally does him in :-)



Hell, it's lucky he survived that trip up the mast, relying on an external spinnaker halyard, and all...



Probably safe to assume the any rep for the insurance underwriter who may have been on the set, is not a sailor :-)
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No doubt the S&S 34 is a great boat, but this is the first I've heard that they are unsinkable :-)
Your right, some S&S 34's do sink, but they got a good track record.

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Why go to sea without HF, Sat, etc? ...it was in the moviescript. Hard to build the drama when the star has all the gizmos to avoid disaster. The setup can work if the sailor (Redford) is cast as a old-school stubborn bonehead that would do just such a thing. If not I'll try to think he is. I remember a old pilot that wouldn't put a radio in his Piper Cub... said "you find me a radio that'll provide lift and I'll install it". Just sayin' stubborn old sailors (et. al.) are out there.
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Why go to sea without HF, Sat, etc? ...it was in the moviescript. Hard to build the drama when the star has all the gizmos to avoid disaster. The setup can work if the sailor (Redford) is cast as a old-school stubborn bonehead that would do just such a thing. If not I'll try to think he is. I remember a old pilot that wouldn't put a radio in his Piper Cub... said "you find me a radio that'll provide lift and I'll install it". Just sayin' stubborn old sailors (et. al.) are out there.
Perhaps it would be best if we just wait until we actually see the film, no? :-)

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Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
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Yes, agreed, wait to see the movie before making conclusions. My bad.
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Anyone want to guess at what type/make anchor Redford is running.
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They say they went thru 3 1979 Cal 39's filming this movie.
Can't wait to see it. Hope i'm not disappointed.
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They say they went thru 3 1979 Cal 39's filming this movie.
Can't wait to see it. Hope i'm not disappointed.
They should have used an S&S 34 for the movie. Would only need one and it would still be around...
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