A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Thomas M Darlingtoh
Date: 2019 Oct 11, 12:54 +0000
Just watched the "All is lost".
Since nobody (of those who said the film is full of errors) bothered to elaborate - I dare to tell my opinion.
- his error number zero: he did not wear his live-jacket when working "outside", he was not always secured to the railings
- his other error number zero as well: did not posess a PLB+EPIRB
- error number one: did not have a spare walkie-talkie
- he should have had a portable desalinator, like a Katadyne Survivor 06
- the rest could be lived with
With my non-existing exerience I cannot say anything about his weathering style (was he "hoving to" or not, etc) or the sail-handling.
The CN bit was too little for my liking, he never touched the index arm clutch or rotated the drum.
Saying that - I liked the film, this is the story that could/would happen to me if/when I go sailing alone.