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Who believes the 2 Chicks lost at sea for 5 months story?

Don't believe it.
Believe it. Luckiest people since Gilligans Island.

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Offline Raider Bill

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Lost at sea?
« on: November 01, 2017, 02:33:49 pm »
The two chicks floating around in their sailboat for 5 months and rescued by the U.S.Navy. They didn't activate their emergency beacon, cited a huge storm that nobody else knew about. Ate 79 jars of peanut butter. I dunno...

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 02:47:47 pm »
Life of Pi

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 03:32:03 pm »
Id like to get lost for a month or so anyhow ;D
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 03:34:51 pm »
Yea, me too, but in the woods.
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 03:43:50 pm »
It's possible that they were simply the dumbest, most incompetent sailors around, but I doubt it. After all they were on a sailboat, with sails still, and a mast. Even if they lost their rudder and a keel, they could still have put up enough sail to run downwind where they would have hit thousands of anchorages.

Me thinks they want to get their own show... they certainly can compare with some of the reality shows out there.
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 04:20:44 pm »
Considering the natives in the area could navigate through the Islands between NZ and Hawaii, in stone age sailing canoes, using maps made from sticks and seashells, this pair were an epic failure as navigators.

They sailed past several islands where they could have stopped for repairs, or even if they had set off their EPRB near one it would have been a simple rescue by the local Islanders who would have been happy to tow them into a harbor and help fix their boat.
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 05:51:00 pm »
How did they keep a battery charged to use the VHF every day ?
Must have had a lot of cooking fuel with them to eat all those dry grains.

Something seems fishy  :D
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 06:15:17 pm »
Wind generator ?some sail boats have them

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 06:59:11 pm »
Or a solar panel. I didn't see a wind generator in the pictures but I didn't look close.
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 09:07:23 pm »
they said that they felt that they would have not lasted more than a couple of more days if they had not been rescued when they did. they looked like they was in pretty good condition to me. they said that they did not consider their situation being desperate enough to activate the distress beacon.  i doubt that they had really spent all that time floating around in the ocean.

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 09:50:38 pm »
They're looking for a movie deal................and so am I'm.

Not gonna happen.  :D
I'm thinking......

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 10:54:36 pm »
Lol...Wouldn't be the first time someone put a goat on a boat.

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 08:39:41 am »
It's a good thing they don't drive Harleys, I can see the story now....

"We were broke down for three months about 2 miles from Walmart with nothing to eat but the leather saddle bags. Finally some stopped and rescued us. Sure we had AAA but did't want to bother them."

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2017, 08:43:45 am »
 :D :D :D
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2017, 08:53:02 am »
It's a good thing they don't drive Harleys, I can see the story now....

"We were broke down for three months about 2 miles from Walmart with nothing to eat but the leather saddle bags. Finally some stopped and rescued us. Sure we had AAA but did't want to bother them."

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2017, 09:08:14 am »
That's good, Hilltop!😂😂
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 08:51:45 pm »
Their two dogs looked healthy enough.
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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2017, 03:06:50 pm »
Their two dogs looked healthy enough.
what to eat  :D :D :-X
It's a good thing they don't drive Harleys, I can see the story now....

"We were broke down for three months about 2 miles from Walmart with nothing to eat but the leather saddle bags. Finally some stopped and rescued us. Sure we had AAA but did't want to bother them."

 ;D
couldn't call there cell phone battery was dead  ;D ;D

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2017, 03:19:33 pm »
One said she lost 75pounds ? 
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Lost at sea?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2017, 03:32:52 pm »
Well, in that case she has clearly demonstrated the benefits of being or near being lost at sea.  That will give her an extra opportunity to write a book on weight loss programs and be on talk shows to tell about it.  Where's my "I'm lost at sea boat?"
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