New Esky ratings as life preservers

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Re: New Esky ratings as life preservers

Postby Troppo » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:53 pm

I notice in the original article it says the men were dehydrated and exhausted. When you see the size of the esky you can understand why. The esky is huge and was full of beer so to increase the bouyancy they started drinking like mad. Going through that amount of beer was exhausting. Then, once the esky was empty and floating safe and high in the water, they had nothing more to drink so got dehydrated (all the beer they had drunk did not help either). Thus, dehydrated and exhausted.
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Re: New Esky ratings as life preservers

Postby storm petrel » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:46 pm

The other problem was that all that peeing over the side of the esky after drinking the beer attracted the sharks.
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Re: New Esky ratings as life preservers

Postby Shaun » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:59 am

storm petrel wrote:Perhaps you could put a little lifejacket on each beer to give it positive buoyancy?


Got it covered....
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Re: New Esky ratings as life preservers

Postby Troppo » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:56 am

That's awesome, Shaun.

I can see why you were a bit slow getting the post up. The contents of the bottle have gone. : )
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Re: New Esky ratings as life preservers

Postby storm petrel » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:07 pm

Very impressive Shaun. I presume it is a Type1 PDF to ensure the 'head' stays out of the water in the event of the contents only being partially consumed when the ship is abandoned, hence allowing the remainder to be put to good use while awaiting rescue.

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