Originally Posted by Zodiac Spindrift
The sound of that Atlantic's gelcoat grinding off the rocks had me cringing. It's the one noise you never like to hear.
You've obviously never heard honeycomb glass/carbon fiber cracking, or maybe you have. Either way, it's just painful to hear.
Originally Posted by Fenlander
>>>but would they really leave a missing submerged crewman and swim away from the upturned sib. Ended up near / under pier structure yet upturned sib didn't drift with them. Perhaps missing something but doesn't feel quite right to me, although feel guilty even mentioning it.
As a Gov member of the RNLI for over 30yrs this left me wondering... so I enquired.
It seems in the edit events looked different to reality. Two important points...
The crew that capsized were already aware the other D-Class was just the other side of the pier so had their backs.
The helm who was stuck under the boat got out at the same time as the red flare was deployed but they chose not to reveal this... so he was actually out of immediate danger all during the footage of the two being swept under the pier then recovered.
Thanks for clarifying this. I didn't want to post on the video as no matter how carefully I phrased/enquired about it I'd probably come across as disrespectful. Also the I wasn't there/hindsight arguments are all valid etc.
I don't consider myself to have much boat experiance, but when I saw them leave their upturned boat I actually couldn't believe it. It's also fairly obvious their crewmate is underneath it.
I feel bad for just saying that but it would be true.
Everything else though, spot on. Especially the spearfish save, much respect and awe.
The only criticism of this series is that there are only four episodes!