Any sailors out there?

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    But then who would have thought you could loose that airplane.
     
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    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.
     
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    Because of this "Black Swan" event they will probably double the battery life for the black box.


    Yes and the movies also do this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina
    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.
     
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    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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