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Wuzzat? 04-08-2014 05:49 PM

Any sailors out there?
The last two survival movies
I watched were about sailboats that capsized which then had the radios out of commission.

How likely is this? Isn't it foreseeable that an ocean-going two-way radio that may be necessary for survival should be able to resist a dunking?

nealtw 04-08-2014 07:20 PM

But then who would have thought you could loose that airplane.

beachguy005 04-08-2014 07:38 PM

They do make waterproof handheld marine radios but the issue is usually not being in range.

But I guess the movie would be less dramatic if they had proper working safety equipment.

Wuzzat? 04-08-2014 07:42 PM

Because of this "Black Swan" event they will probably double the battery life for the black box.


Originally Posted by beachguy005 (Post 103121)
But I guess the movie would be less dramatic if they had proper working safety equipment.

Yes and the movies also do this
a lot.

God never came out of any machine and saved my butt or the butts of many other people. . .:(
She was probably too busy elsewhere. . .:(

And the new James Bond did a stunt that would rip the arms out of normal people. I know this because of the design of fall arrest harnesses.

The more I know the less I like these kinds of films. They get away with violating the laws of physics and of probability several times within a single film (?)

And in The Perfect Storm a sailboat capsized and then righted itself again. I'd think a sail underwater would be more drag than could be overcome by a strong wind on a large smooth keel.

beachguy005 04-09-2014 04:51 AM

Actually, a sailboat righting itself is pretty common. The keel is usually made of lead and depending on its size will be quite a few tons. It acts as a counter balance.
You'll also find the the sails will get shredded and have little resistance on the boats ability to righting itself.

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