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Old 10-14-2016, 09:37 AM
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When Brett Archibald fell overboard in the middle of a stormy night in the Indian Ocean he thought he was going to die. For more than 28 hours he was alone at sea, encountering a shark and being attacked by gulls for his eyeballs. Here is his story.
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He wrote a book, going to look into that.
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It's also worth reading "Adrift" by Steven Callahan. Dude was adrift for 76 days, alone, in a life raft.
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how do you not succumb to hypothermia after so long??
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The indian ocean is 72 to 85 degrees...no hypo in that short time.gezz I guess I need to write a book to ....nothing like being in 25 ft seas in a 30 ft boat on one engine for 2 days ....definitely thought I was dead on that occasion.
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On a lighter note.....back when Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon was on the air Carson had a guest that had been lost at sea on a raft for like 60 days. The guy was really serious and started getting emotional about how hard it had been. He mentioned he lost over 50lbs from lack of food and Ed McMahon tapped the guy on the shoulder and asked him "where can I get one of those rafts?" ;?

Ya see.....Ed was significantly overweight.....get it?
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Here's a closer to home near death experience of falling overboard!!!http://www.thebassbarn.com/forum/6-offshore-fishing-forum/512897-coast-guard-rescue-how-i-survived.html
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I recently read "438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea" story of the first person in recorded history to survive over a year in a small boat on the open sea. Mexican commercial fisher left Mexico in a 25 open boat with a hand tiller engine, ended up in the Marshal Islands 14 months later well over 5000 miles. Event occured 2013-14
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I hate those f'n gulls when you're drifting around the Indian Ocean.
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I hate those f'n gulls when you're drifting around the Indian Ocean.
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Flyin rats.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
On a lighter note.....back when Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon was on the air Carson had a guest that had been lost at sea on a raft for like 60 days. The guy was really serious and started getting emotional about how hard it had been. He mentioned he lost over 50lbs from lack of food and Ed McMahon tapped the guy on the shoulder and asked him "where can I get one of those rafts?" ;?

Ya see.....Ed was significantly overweight.....get it?

Searched it.

Not that it matters:
The joke was actually from an overweight comedian according to the article.
Funny just the same.







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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Searched it.

Not that it matters:
The joke was actually from an overweight comedian according to the article.
Funny just the same.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq_MnC2HBhQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZwyeCuBa9g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hubP_d0Hkdk


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Did ya think I was making it up? ;?. I'm impressed that you found info to confirm that I wasn't making it up. I thought it was Ed that said it, it actually may have been Louie Anderson now that I think about it. Also I said he lost 50lbs but it was actually just 30lbs.... I think I had Pepsi come out of my nose when he said it.
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Originally Posted by BAB75 View Post
...ended up in the Marshal Islands 14 months later well over 5000 miles. Event occured 2013-14
I am there now.

I lived in the middle of the Indian Ocean for 2 years on DG, I remember a couple of instances of people washing ashore in rafts or small homemade floats. There is nothing for 1500 miles in all directions from DG, those folks had some long journeys and it was a miracle they were still alive. Maldives to the north, Seychelles to the west, and that's about it, lots of open water. And waves, big freaking waves.
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That guys the whitest guy I ever saw... wouldn't he have SOME sun burn?

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