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It wasn't just hitting the container, the poor guy couldn't catch a break through the whole ordeal. As far as the technical blunders, ever try to watch a war movie with a military member (lots of my family), a medical drama with an MD (my wife's best friend), or any variation of CSI with an actual police forensic technician (one of my best friends)? When we watched All is Lost I was the annoying jerk being critical of everything the whole time.
That's pretty much what it is. Details that aren't right...but which 99% of the audience would be oblivious to as they aren't sailors.

It's the same reason anyone who's been in the military at all is irritated by nearly all portrayals of soldiers and warfare. The movies get it ridiculously wrong...but again...nearly everyone is oblivious.

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That's pretty much what it is. Details that aren't right...but which 99% of the audience would be oblivious to as they aren't sailors.

It's the same reason anyone who's been in the military at all is irritated by nearly all portrayals of soldiers and warfare. The movies get it ridiculously wrong...but again...nearly everyone is oblivious.
Yep, I just watched Hacksaw Ridge recently. The amount of deadly accurate hip-firing was insanely ludicrous.


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Steven Callahan hit a container in the middle of the night and his boat sunk in minutes, barely allowing him to launch the life raft and grab a ditch bag. He spent next 76 days drifting towards the Caribbean. He wrote "Adrift", a book that every sailor should read.
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When I left the Canaries headed to the Caribbean I had the book on board which I started reading after 2 days. He was 2 days out of the Canaries when he was sunk.

I kept reading

He kept sufferin

I kept looking around for containers.

I got more and more scared.

He nearly died.

I thought I would die.

He was terrified and so was me!

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Nor Perfect Storm!


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When we bought our first keelboat my inlaws gave my wife the book "Cape Horn: One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare", they never liked me.
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when my wife took sailing lessons with my teenage kids ,many years ago[lazers],it was too rany or stormy to go out..so in his wisdom the instructor thought they should all watch ,The Perfect Storm.??? last week in corpus Christie in 30 knot winds ..she did not want to go out and would not take the helm,our instructor thought it was a fine breeze, we were reefed,no prob..
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It wasn't just hitting the container, the poor guy couldn't catch a break through the whole ordeal. As far as the technical blunders, ever try to watch a war movie with a military member (lots of my family), a medical drama with an MD (my wife's best friend), or any variation of CSI with an actual police forensic technician (one of my best friends)? When we watched All is Lost I was the annoying jerk being critical of everything the whole time.
well i always have a problem when a towtruck is used in a movie,,in the pelican Brief the heros are towing their Suv and he spools out the winch line till its wipping back and forth way behind...The winchline just holds up the sling which is firmly attached to the body,,,in the dukes of hazzard when the general jumps over a barracade using a deck truck for a ramp ...well therte is a winch at the front of the deck,never mind clearing the cab,,i know,i know finding un believable stuff in the duke of hazzard is shocking...i could go on and on.........Ralph

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Technical BS wasn't a problem for me but ...... There's a hole in my boat so I'm going to have a nap and shave !!!!!! that's when I turned it off.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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Technical BS wasn't a problem for me but ...... There's a hole in my boat so I'm going to have a nap and shave !!!!!! that's when I turned it off.
That was it!

Major disaster happens. Solo sailor manages it systematically and wisely, but then he proceeds to do a bunch of stupid things than not even a complete newbie would do. Why?

They take all this effort to make the boat and scenario as real as possible, and then they screw it up with stupid and impossible events — why? Who would this movie appeal to except sailors/cruisers. No dialogue? No plot? No character development? The only good thing was the realistic sailing scenario, but then they toss in this litany of stupid and impossible events that any cruiser would recognize as dumb.

Silly movie...

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I could only watch it for 15 minutes or so..what a load of crap.


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