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Re: Degrowth Thread

Unread postby Newfie » Fri 01 Feb 2019, 13:22:34

Zarquon wrote:
Newfie wrote:This repair was done without mast steps, he had to pull himself up in a bosuns chair, it was done mid-ocean approaching Patagonia, he was alone, he won the race, he is 74 years old.

There is someone who is in touch with their environment in a very special and intimate way. Someone with a tremendous willl to live.

I am in awe.


Have you seen All Is Lost?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Is_Lost


Yeah, we went with another live aboard couple. Our reactions were completly different from the rest of the audience. He would be doing some stupid shit and the audience would be ohhhing and ahhhing and we would be laughing our asses off. Maybe a good movie, just not for sailors. Universially panned within the community.

I just read Steve Callahan’s “Adrift”. True story, far better. I got the idea Redford was trying to do a riff on Callahan’s story, don’t know. If he was much was lost in the translation.
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Re: Degrowth Thread

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Fri 01 Feb 2019, 14:30:04

Newfie wrote:I just read Steve Callahan’s “Adrift”. True story, far better. I got the idea Redford was trying to do a riff on Callahan’s story, don’t know. If he was much was lost in the translation.

Just saw the movie on pay per view. Tough woman. Tough boat. They should have been watching the weather a lot closer. Fatal mistake.
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Re: Degrowth Thread

Unread postby Newfie » Fri 01 Feb 2019, 20:16:07

Ah, MOVIE. Fantasy. No, BOOK. Reality.

Steven Callahan’s 27’ boat suddenly sank on an Atlantic Crossing, apparently he hit a container or something that holed the boat badly. He got off in a life raft with minimal supplies. He drifted for 76 days before being picked up by a small boat of fisherman off Marie Gallant. I think he saw 9 ships but none saw him.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Callahan
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Re: Degrowth Thread

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Sat 02 Feb 2019, 02:44:54

Newfie wrote:Ah, MOVIE. Fantasy. No, BOOK. Reality.

Steven Callahan’s 27’ boat suddenly sank on an Atlantic Crossing, apparently he hit a container or something that holed the boat badly. He got off in a life raft with minimal supplies. He drifted for 76 days before being picked up by a small boat of fisherman off Marie Gallant. I think he saw 9 ships but none saw him.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Callahan

Perhaps we are talking about different movies. The one I just saw is based on real events in the Pacific.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFnEZG3Xqrk
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Re: Degrowth Thread

Unread postby Newfie » Sat 02 Feb 2019, 10:50:55

OK now I see the problem. Book and movie about different events with same title.

ADRIFT the BOOK is Steve Callahan telling about his 76 day ordeal in in a life raft adrift in the Atlantic

ADRIFT the MOVIE is an adaptation about a couple on a yacht BASED on a true story. In the actual event the lady is below when the man is swept overboard. Then alone she has to make repairs and sail the boat to Hawaii. No small feat in itself. Sailors who have seen it say it’s not terrible, pretty good. Apparently there was also a 1989 version of that same tale.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainm ... rue-story/
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