Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

I feel like someone had to have posted about this already but I didn't see it anywhere yet. If so move along, nothing to see here.  As usual there must be more to this story than reported.  Were they planning to motor all the way?  Without the engine eventually lost power and nav instruments & without the chart plotter went off course?  Sextant was the plug in model?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-sailors-and-their-dogs-rescued-after-months-adrift-at-sea/

 

couchsurfer

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...''Appel said they survived thanks to water purifiers and a year's supply of dry food on board, including rice, pasta and oatmeal, according to the Navy.''

                        so, uhhh,  doesn't the watermaker require the engine to operate, at least to power batteries ?  

                                  Perhaps there's a wind-powered generator. :mellow:

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Hawaiidart

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...''Appel said they survived thanks to water purifiers and a year's supply of dry food on board, including rice, pasta and oatmeal, according to the Navy.''

                        so, uhhh,  doesn't the watermaker require the engine to operate, at least to power batteries ?  

                                  Perhaps there's a wind-powered generator. :mellow:

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There is what looks like a wind generator on the stern.  Is that a picture of the "rescue?"  If it is, I'm curious why they didn't deploy those Dacron white things attached to the boom and forestay.  Do people really sail from Hawaii to Tahiti with a "year's supply of food" on board?  I heard this story on our local news this morning and immediately thought to myself that  a lot of this just doesn't add up.  Does anyone have more on this?

 

chuckt

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Yup--looking forward to what Lucy has to say.

I did notice that the story mentioned they were transmitting distress calls "which no one heard until now."  So there must have been power.  

 
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