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I can't quite figure out why anyone would buy the book. Maybe I'm a callous old bugger but other than the fact that they hit a reef I cannot see that there story is in any way interesting. Yeah OK so they lost the boat (sad) and the skipper nearly died and/or lost a leg (doubly sad) but I'm sorry, it all leaves me strangely unmoved and certainly not moved enough to blow $30.00 or so. Maybe, pick it up for $1.50 second hand some day.
OTOH, if they did only have a 121.05 Epirb, WTF ???? They have a 55' cat that allows then to watch dvds in the middle of the ocean but they don't spring for a 406 Epirb ???? Weird s__t.
Final point, if as appears probable, they did not have a lookout posted, why not ? For gods sake there were six people on board that thing. OK so the five year old was a bit young to stand watch but at least out of the three eldest surely.........
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.