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davidpm 01-31-2014 03:17 PM

16 Months at adrift at Sea
 

bigdogandy 01-31-2014 03:59 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
Wow - that is amazing.....will be interested to hear some more details of how he survived that long. 16 months is an incredible amount of time to be on a boat in optimum conditions.

His must truly be a "blue-water" boat, right?

nolatom 01-31-2014 04:30 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
And we know what question we are *not* going to ask him about his companion who died at sea several months prior.....

Minnesail 01-31-2014 04:41 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nolatom (Post 1365569)
And we know what question we are *not* going to ask him about his companion who died at sea several months prior.....

Soylent Sailor

manatee 01-31-2014 04:47 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 

Rhapsody-NS27 01-31-2014 05:12 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
I just read the story on Yahoo.... Yahoo!

That's an interesting story. I've read before that drifting around the ocean is one possibility in how the Pacific islands were populated many years ago. I lived in the Marshall Islands for two years in high school. It's an interesting and beautiful place but not too much around that doesn't come in by boat (mostly) or plane.

krisscross 01-31-2014 09:00 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
One lucky dude, regardless whether it was 16 months or 3.

travlin-easy 01-31-2014 09:03 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
Just finished reading http://www.amazon.com/Adrift-Seventy-six-Days-Lost-Sea/dp/0618257322/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391216486&sr=8-1&keywords=adrift which was an incredible read.

Gary :cool:

joethecobbler 01-31-2014 09:29 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
haven't read them yet.
but seems like you'd hit land after a while?
if ya just went east or west?

ravinracin 01-31-2014 11:57 PM

Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea
 
Apparently the only thing they found onboard besides the guy was a turtle. Open boat I assume, no way to make any way except the wind and currents.


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