Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea

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Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea

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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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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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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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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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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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@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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@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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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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@Alston_Neal
loathsome people indeed
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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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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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You’ll be hard pressed to find a better documentary than Sharknado.
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I'm still waiting for somebody to rescue me from 58 years on land.
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An internet search reveals that many are doubting the story.
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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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Maybe I'd believe the story if they said they started with 5 dogs.
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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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