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Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea

Post by chumley » Oct 31 2017 2:05 pm

They had an emergency beacon, but decided not to use it, because the rights for the book and movie wouldn't be nearly as valuable if they were only at sea for 2 days. (*my interpretation)/

Also they experienced a storm that no other vessels or archived satellite data can corroborate.

And apparently their 50-foot boat was too large to find a harbor in Hawaii capable of handling it.

These two should hike the PCT next year! :sweat:

https://apnews.com/4460838636004d73b307 ... a-survival

So is this a new phenomenon? People have been making up stories forever. Does the addictive need for social media "likes" cause people to have to enhance, exaggerate, or flat-out lie about their "accomplishments" to get more instatwitchat followers? :-k Does this kind of dishonesty actually lead to book deals and subsequent real cash money?

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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 31 2017 2:23 pm

When I saw the news last week I commented to my wife on how healthy they and the one dog looked, She gave me crap about being Mr. Doubting Thomas.
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Post by flagscott » Oct 31 2017 2:26 pm

chumley wrote:These two should hike the PCT next year! :sweat:
I don't get it. Several people died on the PCT this year. Or is that the joke?

But, yeah, weird story.

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Post by hikeaz » Oct 31 2017 2:38 pm

chumley wrote:Does this kind of dishonesty actually lead to book deals and subsequent real cash money
Love and Consequences, Misha, ($22M) Angel At the Fence (movie rights... $25M!)
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Post by hikeaz » Oct 31 2017 2:43 pm

Alston_Neal wrote:When I saw the news last week I commented to my wife on how healthy they and the one dog looked, She gave me crap about being Mr. Doubting Thomas.
I said the exact same thing! My 's.o.' said I was/am a cynic - I plead guilty.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 31 2017 2:46 pm

@hikeaz
It was the dogs that got me, large and fat and we know how much food and water dogs that size consume.
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Post by hikeaz » Oct 31 2017 3:04 pm

@Alston_Neal
I assume that (since it's nice out and a night or two in the 'doghouse' would not kill you) you may have asked your wife.. "If I am MR. Doubting-Thomas.... :)
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Post by ALMAL » Oct 31 2017 3:34 pm

Possibly relatives of the guy who was lost on Mt. Lemmon last year, drank his pee and sharpened a stick to fight bears I think it was...
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In Japan they say only old people and crazy people hike mountains...........yep


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Post by rwstorm » Oct 31 2017 4:14 pm

@Alston_Neal
loathsome people indeed
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Post by azbackpackr » Nov 01 2017 7:41 am

Funny, it never occurred to me to doubt the story, but the points brought up here seem valid. I read about it online, didn't see it on TV.
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Post by HAZardous » Nov 02 2017 10:19 am

Come on, the whole 30 ft. tiger shark thing is totally believable if the only marine documentary you ever watched was Sharknado.

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Post by PatrickL » Nov 02 2017 10:45 am

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better documentary than Sharknado.

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Post by big_load » Nov 02 2017 12:32 pm

I'm still waiting for somebody to rescue me from 58 years on land.

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Post by azbackpackr » Nov 02 2017 7:28 pm

An internet search reveals that many are doubting the story.
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Post by flagscott » Nov 02 2017 8:03 pm

azbackpackr wrote:An internet search reveals that many are doubting the story.
Nowadays, this is true of EVERY story. But in this case, the doubters are probably right.

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Post by Alston_Neal » Nov 02 2017 8:09 pm

Maybe I'd believe the story if they said they started with 5 dogs.
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Post by CannondaleKid » Nov 03 2017 4:49 am

Alston_Neal wrote:Maybe I'd believe the story if they said they started with 5 dogs.
Who knows... they may have. :o
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