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Looks like he could survive way more than ten days with the reserve tank he has highlighted in the video in the night scene.

So far no one seems to be biting. 1400 views? My kid's tae kwon do tournament gets 10 times that.
 

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The video wasn't that bad. The wind noise blocked out most of what he was saying. :rolleyes:
Are you kidding me. Who wants to watch a sailing video that is mostly a close up of a fat guy who you can't understand because he didn't use a microphone muffler and all you get is wind noise. If we are going to feature bodies in our sailing videos, atleast make them worth looking at.
Otherwise, not so bad. Except the monologue is ridiculous..... Yikes!
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Thanks for the warnings so I don't have to watch the vid. All kidding aside, it is possible to have all the parts needed to rig up or even make an emergency rudder. I have a set of heavy pintles and gudgeons, a rudder shaft, tiller, and plywood rudder pieces that could be used in an emergency to get at least some steerage. It would take time to put together and rig up but it would work and takes up very little storage space. I consider some sort of emergency steering, at least the components to rig something up, to be a necessity. Trying to steer with warps of some sort, the traditional "lost rudder" strategy does not really seem like it would work very well.
 

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maybe he made that part while docked at the marina
To be fair, or maybe more than fair, I have found it to be remarkably serene below decks in a storm - in a properly hove to sailing vessel. Maybe he figured out how to heave to :rolleyes:

As for the poor sound and video quality, well, that happens. I have shot a lot of crappy video too.

Why he published such crappy video is another question.

But here's the thing: We all looked at the video(s) and thought 'What a dork!'. It is the rare Sailnetter who can't look down on this poor schlub.

There he is; broke; fat; fifty; out of shape and just now learning by trial and error on a $400 sailboat what a lot of us learned as teenagers or with the money to take lessons at the local Yacht Club.

Yeah. He's a Dork. Showing his struggles and his failures to the world.

Or maybe it is all just an act . :cool:
 

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sorry its an act...Im the most romantic, respectful and vicarious guy out there...but to me its bait for a show...also and this is just me...I dont quite understand what goes through one´s mind to think that when you really are in danger of dying or sinking or whatever and your first thought is Ill make a series of youtube vids?

its beyond me...

if it isnt an act then Im sorry for my comments but this is the first time I have laughed out loud at someones distress...its just makes no sense...at all

in my case Im not laughing at all at the fact that its a $400 boat, or that he is living his dream or showing others how to...at all

Ive been here done that...even more frugally or scrappy looking...

I just find it so surreal, the thought proceses that lead you to make vids like that when in distress...it goes against al sorts of common sense which one would assume is fix the damn thing and get to harbor safely...forget the act!

I could care less if he is fat, hairy bald or what...jajaja
 

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I think it is a clear illustration of how reality can shape your situation and how you see things around you. He seems truly scared and in a unknown environment so he thinks it is really windy and the waves are big even though most of us would think of it as great day for sailing. If this happened to me I would think cool a challenge lets get to work fixing it, he sees it as possibly the end of his life. How you see things has a huge impact to how you react. I think this is why we see so many boats being abandoned at sea these days. Clearly if this guy could have called for help he would have and I am sure he would have abandoned the boat. So I think rather than just criticize him maybe we should use him as a classic study in how those who are not really mentally prepared might see what is happening compared to those who know how to react to problems. This after all is why some survive through things that one would not think possible while others perish. Fortunately for this guy it did not come to that and it looks like he did give up sailing in the end and get an RV
 

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And he had his boat sailing just fine. I am not sure I buy the "I don't want to die alone" footage of the video. I even wonder if that night video was made later.

I think it is a clear illustration of how reality can shape your situation and how you see things around you. He seems truly scared and in a unknown environment so he thinks it is really windy and the waves are big even though most of us would think of it as great day for sailing. If this happened to me I would think cool a challenge lets get to work fixing it, he sees it as possibly the end of his life. How you see things has a huge impact to how you react. I think this is why we see so many boats being abandoned at sea these days. Clearly if this guy could have called for help he would have and I am sure he would have abandoned the boat. So I think rather than just criticize him maybe we should use him as a classic study in how those who are not really mentally prepared might see what is happening compared to those who know how to react to problems. This after all is why some survive through things that one would not think possible while others perish. Fortunately for this guy it did not come to that and it looks like he did give up sailing in the end and get an RV
 

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And the thing is that it is hard for us to really know how our boats would behave without a rudder. Having your rudder in center position is no where the same as having no rudder. But we would just balance the two sails and see how she sailed, no? Then we might rig something off the back if that did not work, even dragging something. Probably create some sort of bridle to each side of the stern so that we could drag to one side or the other, etc.
 

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I think it is a clear illustration of how reality can shape your situation and how you see things around you. He seems truly scared and in a unknown environment so he thinks it is really windy and the waves are big even though most of us would think of it as great day for sailing. If this happened to me I would think cool a challenge lets get to work fixing it, he sees it as possibly the end of his life. How you see things has a huge impact to how you react. I think this is why we see so many boats being abandoned at sea these days. Clearly if this guy could have called for help he would have and I am sure he would have abandoned the boat. So I think rather than just criticize him maybe we should use him as a classic study in how those who are not really mentally prepared might see what is happening compared to those who know how to react to problems. This after all is why some survive through things that one would not think possible while others perish. Fortunately for this guy it did not come to that and it looks like he did give up sailing in the end and get an RV
This is One of the best things I have read on SN regarding the too common criticisms of others (usually how they made choices or mistakes).

Thanks for posting this insightful suggestion.
 
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