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
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
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?
Does this kind of dishonesty actually lead to book deals and subsequent real cash money?