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One of the things I learned while reading Adrift was that those inflatable life rafts have a very short lifespan of just 42 days after inflation. At that point the seams tend to fall apart. This particular raft managed to hold together, just barely for nearly twice that long.

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It said he was in a fiberglass boat, though it did not say what type. Sounds like it was the same boat he was trying to get to El Salvador. Is this one of Christian Hess's friends?
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The guy in Adrift sailed in a homemade wooden boat.

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If you're going to be adrift in the open ocean in a 24 ft boat, should you have learned to be adrift in smaller boats first and worked your way up?
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This is the very reason I signed up for Pizza Bomb US. It's a global pizza delivery service that uses AC130s to drop a fresh, hot pizza anywhere on the planet. Sure, each pizza is $12,000 (plus $8,000 for a 2-liter soda) - but the crust is to die for.

With my satellite phone and Pizza Bomb US - I'll be fine for 16 months while lost at sea.
yeah, but I heard they don't have anchovies and close at 2am zulu.
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And we know what question we are *not* going to ask him about his companion who died at sea several months prior.....
But, we will wonder.

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The boat was probably some open bow tri-hull Bayliner from 1974 most people wouldn't take in saltwater to begin with.
Reinforces my mantra "Always stay with the boat, Always stay with the boat"

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EXCLUSIVE: Mexican 'Miracle Man of the Pacific Ocean' gives his first account of how he survived 13 months adrift before washing up 8,000 miles away | Mail Online

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yeah, but I heard they don't have anchovies and close at 2am zulu.
Darn what time do they open I'm Zulu plus eight here.

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