Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-07-2013, 16:33   #31
Registered User
 
Andrew B.'s Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 347
Re: What a Nutter

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wotname View Post
Took 28/29 posts before it became a gun thread
Doesn't necessarily take a 'gun' to be 'properly armed'.
__________________

__________________
Andrew B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-07-2013, 17:01   #32
Registered User
 
CPseudonym's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northern California
Boat: Owens
Posts: 204
He obviously perused many of the threads here after watching Captain Ron. Isn't the prevailing wisdom to just go for it, cuz "If its gonna happen, it'll happen out there."
__________________

__________________
Insert witty line here

Craig
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-07-2013, 17:59   #33
Senior Cruiser
 
rebel heart's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,190
Images: 3
Re: What a nutter

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hud3 View Post
He probably posted his plan on an Internet forum and was told to "just do it!"
Just cut the docklines and go!

lol
__________________
rebel heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-07-2013, 02:18   #34
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: What a nutter

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
I can't see that his boat was in any way inferior to the hide coracles that were used in Ireland and other locales a thousand years ago, and no one called those folks crazy for using them. According to the photos he did literally have both paddles in the water and the rest, well, haven't we all had days with light wind and adverse current?
I doubt human nature has changed very much in a 1000 years, so am pretty confident that there would have been plenty of folks saying they were crazy, whether from the low odds of success or due to falling off the edge of the world.

My suspicion is that many (most?!) of voyages in craft like these were as much by accident as design or folks fleeing by any means possible.....or by nutters!.......and yer only hear about the successes from those times.
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-07-2013, 04:59   #35
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
 
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: Van DeStat Super Dogger 31'
Posts: 7,331
Re: What a Nutter

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew B. View Post
Doesn't necessarily take a 'gun' to be 'properly armed'.
True yet any point in being "properly armed" when only "single handed".
__________________
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-07-2013, 08:17   #36
Senior Cruiser
 
FSMike's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bahamas/Florida
Boat: Solaris Sunstar 36' catamaran
Posts: 2,654
Images: 5
Re: What a Nutter

Have I told everybody about my new semi-automatic Rocna?
__________________

__________________
Sail Fast Live Slow
FSMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.