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Fishermen rescued after 9 months adrift 8,000 km from home
National Post; ^ | 8/18/06 | Mary Vallis and Natalie Alcoba

Posted on 08/19/2006 2:24:19 PM PDT by Valin

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To: Roccus
100 ton, 100 mi?

Don't understand the question, but I've delivered, crewed, or fished on yachts up to 75'. The heaviest was a small tuna seiner converted into a mothership for a sportfisher. I think that's what you are asking.

51 posted on 08/19/2006 4:38:54 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: tubebender

I saw a pickup truck today that was the size of a Coast Guard Cutter...

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Did you buy it?


52 posted on 08/19/2006 4:40:17 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anybody still believe this is a free country?)
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To: cabojoe

Probably a different ticket for what you do. I mated a lot on head boats and was talking about a paying passenger ticket.


53 posted on 08/19/2006 4:47:49 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Valin
They may have used up their fuel travelling in the wrong direction, thinking they were headed back to shore, according to Mr. Aguayo.

Um, that would be ... east. Northeast would have worked, too. Southeast, sure. But east. Any non-east direction, like, say, west, is no good.

I'm not much of a sailor, but I think I'd try to head towards the sunrise in the morning, and away from it in the evening. Look, ma, no GPS!

54 posted on 08/19/2006 4:58:54 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (- Islam will never survive being laughed at. -)
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To: cabojoe

Just took in your 'about page.' Dad's OK!
My biggest tuna was a 350# big eye, stand up fishing.
You ain't seen chaos till you mate on a 65' with 30 passengers on one side and the yellow fin bite is on! At night!
Granted, most of 'em were in the 75-100# class, but it's a trip!


55 posted on 08/19/2006 4:59:48 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Oh no, if a license was ever required somebody else always had the honor. I thought of getting a license at one time. ;)


56 posted on 08/19/2006 5:02:21 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: Valin
9 months surviving on the sea and its contents borders on unbelievable. Even Dr Bombard one of the scientific pioneers on survival at sea could last only two months.
57 posted on 08/19/2006 5:07:04 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: cabojoe

LOL!
Me too back in the late 80's. Then they started requireing W2's to prove your time (or at least that was the rumor) and I couldn't make another 3yrs mating, so I went back to the phone Co. A lot to be said for a steady paycheck and bennys.


58 posted on 08/19/2006 5:07:11 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: saganite

"It says they were shark fishing on an 8 meter(about 25 foot) boat and with 5 guys onboard you gotta wonder where they were going to put the shark!"

They tied them alng side.

I've run across shark fishermen in the typical mexican ponga handlining shark 70-80 miles to sea in the middle of the night with no lights when we were going from San Diego to Cabo.

Those idiots are lucky they don't get cut down, the only way we missed them is spotting them on radar and that was only at close range because they only stick above the water about a foot.


59 posted on 08/19/2006 5:14:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Shuttle Shucker

Mexi-ping.


60 posted on 08/19/2006 5:22:11 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: Roccus
Nothing makes sense in this story

This is a story told to Chinese by Hispanics, and then translated to English! It is a little surprising that they got the name of the ocean right.

Does sound a bit like "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' though.

61 posted on 08/19/2006 5:37:33 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
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To: Valin

No doubt that the daily Bible reading helped their spirits during that ordeal.


62 posted on 08/19/2006 8:06:43 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: Valin

Here's a follow-up with PIX!

These guys look really healthy for having spent 9 months in an open boat. BS meter's needle is bent at right angle!


63 posted on 08/22/2006 5:14:45 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Valin

Ooops, here's the link

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1687880/posts


64 posted on 08/22/2006 5:32:52 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: WireAndWood

Twin 200's on a 26' boat is not at all unusual.


65 posted on 08/22/2006 5:36:37 AM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: tubebender
I saw a pickup truck today that was the size of a Coast Guard Cutter...

To be considered a cutter, a USCG vessel must be 65' or greater. That's a pickup truck I want to see!

66 posted on 08/22/2006 5:40:44 AM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: tubebender

Check out link in #64


67 posted on 08/22/2006 5:44:17 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Valin
" They may have used up their fuel traveling in the wrong direction."

Compass?

68 posted on 08/22/2006 6:00:43 AM PDT by MAWG
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To: Roccus

Thanks.


69 posted on 08/22/2006 7:06:12 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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