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Old 13-02-2008, 13:32   #16
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Here's Sailing Anarchy's latest Tin Can update, entitled "Train Wreck":

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When I glanced at the photo, I thought at first he was wearing a hard hat. Probably should be!

Be sure to click on the links...
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Thanks Hud for posting the link. I did look at the links (pictures).
The boat looks nice and shinny .
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Old 14-02-2008, 06:43   #18
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Three different scenarios that I see.

He pulls a Slocum and makes it happen.
He pulls a Crowhurst and self destructs.
He proves Darwin's theory.

Biggest fear I have is people will get hurt trying to save him from himself.

Just my opinion.
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Old 14-02-2008, 10:10   #20
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Latitude 38's opinion of him seems pretty realistic.

Be sure to click on the Esquire Magazine link about this guy and his boat inside the Latitude 38 article.

I truly don't understand why some people are willing to risk their lives to prove themselves. With something like this it is truly do or die. This is not something like what Sir Edmund Hillary accomplished. He did not go to Home Depot and buy less than ideal materials in order to climb to the summit of Everest...as an earlier article said.
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Latitude 38's opinion of him seems pretty realistic.

Be sure to click on the Esquire Magazine link about this guy and his boat inside the Latitude 38 article.

I truly don't understand why some people are willing to risk their lives to prove themselves. With something like this it is truly do or die. This is not something like what Sir Edmund Hillary accomplished. He did not go to Home Depot and buy less than ideal materials in order to climb to the summit of Everest...as an earlier article said.
Let him kill himself, but why should he be so selfish and possibly put the lives of the coastguard or other sensible mariners at risk.
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Old 14-02-2008, 12:00   #22
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Camaraderie posted this link on another board. Sailing Ancharcy has had a first hand look at the "Can" as it was being launched for it's test sail. It only gets worse...

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This takes us back to a previous thread

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...low-12488.html

How did you reply to that thread? I say let him go. Many people said it can't be done about many things. Only to be proven wrong. Where do we draw the line of who can go, and who can't? Soon they will find something else we won't be allowed to do. He will prove us wrong, or be removed from the gene pool.

I also understand the risk of rescue, and cost. Just where do we , and who draws the line is my worry.
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Here's an interesting read - a review of his book by Sailing Magazine, and it's really got quite a good bit of opinion.

Sailing Magazine : Full & By
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And this years Darwin Award is given to........
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The argument about the chance of him needing rescue could be applied to all of the ocean races - they go on a set date regardless of the weather, which represents poor seamanship IMHO - so should they have to sign a "rescue waiver" too?
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Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

VERY VERY INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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He's off!

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The boat looks better sailing than I thought it would. Still seems like he's going to die...

The part that bothers me most is not him putting his life at risk, it is the prospect of someone else risking their life to rescue him.
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Going Strong!!!!!!!

Yup, He is doing so well, this boat was built for the rigours of the open ocean - see the link below.

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