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View Poll Results: 1000 DAYS AT SEA - How long do you think they will be able to stay at sea
0 to 6 months 40 40.40%
6 to 12 months 24 24.24%
12 to 18 months 5 5.05%
18 to 24 months 10 10.10%
24 to 30 months 2 2.02%
30 to 36 months 1 1.01%
THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT! 17 17.17%
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Old 08-04-2007, 20:34   #16
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Reminding me of that chap and his "Sea Bisquit"
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:21   #17
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My vote is for, "WHO THE HELL CARES". It's a stunt.
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Old 09-04-2007, 18:01   #18
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This guy is going to rank right up there with Roslyn Forrest in terms of ambition meeting reality. 1000 days? What's the point? It's taken him a decade to get "ready". If he ever leaves (and that is where the poll should begin) he'll either be ashore in 6 months, or we'll be reminded of Crowhurst.
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Old 09-04-2007, 18:16   #19
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I have the same brand wireless keyboard, Benny . . .

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. . . but I opted for the more frustrating "Goddamn" model, and its infuriating partner, the tailless mouse. Grrrrrrrrrrr. . .

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Old 09-04-2007, 20:24   #20
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or we'll be reminded of Crowhurst.
Dude, Harsh.

He's probably a nice guy. People with strange ideas that take a long time to get off the ground are often very interesting and nice people.

I just finished reading "The Strange Final Voyage of Donald Crohurst" and it is safe to say that no one will ever be quite like him.
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Old 11-04-2007, 13:58   #21
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Looks like this poll has run it's course. The majority predict 0 to 12 months so if anyone has any news on this voyage in the future, pls post it in this category.

Thanks to all respondees.
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Old 13-04-2007, 00:41   #22
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Hey Randy,that other thread I remember posting in,so those wern't the missing ones.Anyway.From a blokes point of view.Even if it was only six mths,I bet ya he's gonna have a GREAT time.Mudnut.
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The popular vote may get it. They've been out 15 days now and they've run into the navy and, quite literally, a freighter : 1000 Days Non-stop at Sea
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I'd like to know what kind of bottom paint they are using...
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Can I change my vote? At the rate they're going, they might never return.
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Maybe should have been a will not return choice to the poll - but hope they do not come by any misfortune - any more news?
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They are busy making repairs in calm seas. Biggest challenge is rigging a new forestay before bad weather hits. The bowsprit is bent up and about45 degrees to starboard.
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1000 days never seemed likely. Seems even less likely now.
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Seems like they hit first problem:

The Importance of Being Earnest on Watch

May 9 - North Atlantic
Reid Stowe, who left New Jersey on April 21 aboard his 70-ft schooner Anne on a planned 1,000-day non-stop 'voyage to nowhere', ran into trouble - in the form of a Maersk container ship - just 15 days after setting out. "Around 1:30 a.m. on May 6, we had a collision with a freighter," Stowe reported on his blog. "I was on watch in the pilothouse looking for lights of ships every 15 minutes to a half hour. I heard a loud bang and some scraping. When I opened the hatch, I saw the stern of a freighter passing by."

Reid Stowe works at repairing Anne's damaged bowsprit after grazing a container ship in the middle of the night.

Neither Stowe nor his crew, Soanya Ahmad, were injured, but Anne's bowsprit, pulpit and roller furler unit were damaged. The pulpit had to be cut away but Stowe is hopeful he can repair the sprit, currently pointing skyward at an awkward 45 angle, and jury rig some kind of forestay. The couple are focusing on making Anne more seaworthy before deciding on the future of their trip.


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Do these large ships ever take any damage from small ships? Scrape off needed paint or something of the sort.
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