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'All is lost', list of seamanship and technical flaws in movie


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sails149
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Hi all

Sorry to say a group 20+ club members watched the movie together and we were all really disappointed . The seamanship had so many flaws in it that the performance by redford was a complete waste . The director should have got proper advice from almost any good sailor , and listened to it! 

Fair performance ruined by glaring factual flaws

I invite anyone who saw it to list flaws that could have been done right.

I could start with a small one

-the sealed AMG batteries would still work underwater , getting the electric bilge pump working would have been a really good idea..... They work underwater too.

-The shipping container would have floated much lower in the water , frequently just below the water,but if the doors were stove in then it would have filled with water and sunk long ago. This is well documented.

 

warren

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You are so right Warren!

You are so right Warren! Glaring flaws galore! Here are a couple more:

- He didn't wear a tether in the cockpit during a raging storm! A smart sailor wears one at all times above decks while at sea, especially when sailing solo!

- no attempt was made to plug the hole with cushions or whatever he could find to stem the flow of incoming water until repairs could be made!

Ralph

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Prehaps I was a little hard

 

Prehaps I was a little hard on the movie.I agree the movie was well done especially as a low budget Indi  film.But the talk of Academy awards would be wrong with such glaring flaws. Clever to have no dialogue but clearly not realistic and it could have added a nice touch to the movie. ( it did make it a rather like a viagra advert)The movie did a good job of  moving along and had plenty of suspense. The cinematography was good so that helped . 
But I'm sorry I can't get over the flaws , the brooding character is supposed to have been sailing this boat (Cal39) for  20+ years but he is making dumb mistakes, is he loosing it? Is that part of the movie.... ? 
Warren

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