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Old 19-03-2014, 11:05   #1381
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Wow. I haven't been following this.

Is there a summary somewhere? If so, please direct me to the right page!

Thanks.


--edit--

Nevermind. I was able to hop through and get the jist of it. Very interesting.
Oh, and if someone else wants to understand what happened very quickly, pages 82 and 83 pretty much tell the whole story.
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CF.....= CRITICS FORUM..LOL..
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Re-the ranting about the 6 "p"s....its not Boatman's vessel. Furthermore to paraphrase the Rolling Stones " if you don't wanna rock me,,,,I know somebody will". It happens in aviation as well. Survival Of the most fit and Boatman lives in that arena.
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Old 19-03-2014, 14:43   #1384
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I am not suggesting that Boaty is, or would ever see himself as perfect, thin-skinned or immune to criticism. Indeed, read his posts and one can readily see that he is self-effacing in the extreme!

Nor am I suggesting that no lessons can be learned from this delivery. What bothers me is that some of those who were the most directly critical of him and his approach did not first ask him first if there was anything he would have done differently. Any lessons that he has learned. Afterall, he was there and we were not.

Perhaps they should have first asked if he thought he could have arranged a shake-down cruise prior to departure and if not, why not. Perhaps they might have first asked what, if any efforts were made to start the diesels. Perhaps they may have first asked why he accepted the tow prior to criticizing him for taking it (and his ultimate answer above gives more than ample reason). Just saying....

I for one was glad that Boaty shared his adventure with us. Lets face it, how many of us would want to be placed under the microscope of CF in similar circumstances? In exchange I would like to think that we would give him (or anyone ) the benefit of the doubt, or at least a reasonable opportunity to explain himself prior to going on the offensive.

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Amen, brother. Well said.

I learned something about crossing oceans from this thread, but I learned a lot more about why crossing oceans should not become a spectator sport.


I already thought it should not, but now I know.


Like Schrödinger's cat, you cannot observe something without affecting it.
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Like Schrödinger's cat, you cannot observe something without affecting it.
Sweet reference.
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Me thinks Boaty would not like someone calling him a cat!
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"I learned something about crossing oceans from this thread, but I learned a lot more about why crossing oceans should not become a spectator sport.


I already thought it should not, but now I know."--Andrew Troup

^^^^^Quite right!
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"I learned something about crossing oceans from this thread, but I learned a lot more about why crossing oceans should not become a spectator sport.


I already thought it should not, but now I know."--Andrew Troup

^^^^^Quite right!
It can go further: the forum could control the auto-pilot remotely
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Amen, brother. Well said.

I learned something about crossing oceans from this thread, but I learned a lot more about why crossing oceans should not become a spectator sport.


I already thought it should not, but now I know.


Like Schrödinger's cat, you cannot observe something without affecting it.
I'm sure you just meant that reference for fun, but...

It's not the observation that creates the Schrödinger's cat situation but rather the lack of ability to observe it. Schrödinger's cat is about the possibility of two simultaneous states. When you've observed the outcome, the state is clear.

I believe you mean the observer effect, but even that doesn't work here because the tow boat wasn't really so much from being observed, but from active interference by the boat's owner. The comments on CF didn't affect Boatman's choices one iota, and probably won't now, either.

I think it turned out to be a pretty informative thread.

I'm a member of the Boatman fan club. Hats off to his experience. It's pretty clear that guy can sail anything anywhere. I don't understand blasting a few critics for some fair observations regarding trip preparation, though. Anybody who reads this thread and doesn't learn anything simply isn't paying attention.
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He seemed to have steering under control, but if you could figure out a way to send water and electricity, you're on to something.
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He seemed to have steering under control, but if you could figure out a way to send water and electricity, you're on to something.
Easy: Amazon starts delivery using drones
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Salty-I did not see that route in "World Cruising Routes" anywhere! That would make for a long, long trip.
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