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06-25-2008 09:24 PM
EO32 Just being released
06-25-2008 07:20 PM
sgkuhner I am surprised no one has mentioned "Overboard" the movie of the book with the same title written by Hank Searls. It is about a couple from California who go off cruising. They get to Tahiti and he has to go back home for a short time. While he is gone, she has an affair with a Frenchman. When he gets back they sail from Tahiti to Bora Bora and on the way there he falls overboard. I won't tell you the rest of the story; but, when we were in Tahiti in 172, we were anchored right next to Hank and Bunny Searls. Almost all the characters in the book are from real life people who were out sailing through French Polynesia at the time. In fact all the characters were so real to us that when we read the book, Kitty and I looked at each other and exclaimed, "My God, did Bunny actually have an affair with Bernard Moitessier!" You see Moitessier was also anchored next to us.
06-25-2008 06:14 PM
Freesail99 Jnew, I am impressed, you joined in August, 2000 and this is your second post, wow!!
06-25-2008 05:52 PM
jnew "Damn the Defiant" with Alec Guiness, Dirk Bogarde, and Anthony Quayle. Superior to any of the Hornblower movies.
06-25-2008 02:31 PM
senatorcongressman
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Originally Posted by CBinRI View Post
I think I saw Summer Rental and, if I remember correctly, the level of authenticity of that race was challenged only by the race in Caddyshack II.

Wind had some good sailing scenes.
Incidentally the "Barnacle" from Summer Rental is currently on eBay. 1969 38' Irwin, owner wants $80k.

eBay Motors: 1969 38' Irwin Sailboat - John Candy's "Summer Rental" (item 120273738476 end time Jun-26-08 12:55:43 PDT)
05-27-2008 10:29 AM
sailingdog It is based on the Perfect Storm of 1991, where two storm systems combined. Seen in this image:



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"Perfect Storm", made a big impression on me. It even claims to be telling a true story.
05-27-2008 10:25 AM
JB2
Dead Calm

Dead Calm - great thriller, but I still can't figure out how Nicole Kidman got up, and down, from the spreaders.
05-27-2008 03:47 AM
tjaldur "Perfect Storm", made a big impression on me. It even claims to be telling a true story.
05-20-2008 12:49 PM
Freesail99 I couldn't sleep a few weeks ago and ended up watching "The Four Seasons" with Alan Alda. It had some funny and very real sailing scenes in it.
05-20-2008 12:42 PM
Panzer42
Does anyone know?

There was a T.V. movie sometime in the 70's that I remember was similar to the Donald Crowhurst story. It was about a single handed sailor who jumps off the back of his boat with his chronometer. I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. Is anyone familiar with this? I want to say the title was "Fail Safe", but I get no hits searching with that title.

Thanks, Panzer42
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