If you’re looking for a laugh from your mates, then The Legless Pirate Bottle Opener is for you. Even though he only has one leg he’s the hardest working pirate on board. Look closely and you’ll spot his eye patch plus a parrot on his right arm! In real life use, the beer bottle opener is great, but the corkscrew and foil cutter could be more "aargh-onomic" - but what do you expect from a drunken, one-legged pirate. He’s practical, fun and made from stainless steel. Comes with an integrated lanyard loop so you can attach a short rope to hang him on. Makes for a funny stocking stuffer gift for any shipwrecked sailor. Find it at Amazon…
“The best survival book in a decade” -Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived FOURTEEN months in a small boat drifting SEVEN THOUSAND miles across the Pacific Ocean.
On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port.
Fourteen months later, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles.
438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea. Do not miss this amazing and true ocean survival book. 438 Days: The True Story