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Old 12-02-2008, 06:42   #1
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Is he mad or what???

Is this guy mad, stupid or just has a death wish??

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:56   #2
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Is this guy mad, stupid or just has a death wish??
I think all three. Have a look here.

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:22   #3
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I think all three. Have a look here.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ero-11122.html
Yes, I think you are right - all three!!!
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:50   #4
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This is a case of either he will prove everybody wrong, or the gene pool will be thinned yet again...............
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:32   #5
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My Gut response when I come across this kind of attention getting stunt is to hope that no one pays them any notice. That they are quietly shunned…. ignored by serious mariners who have a deep and personal respect for the sea and the community of sailors who humbly cross them.
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Old 12-02-2008, 14:12   #6
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Why worry? His boat hasn't been launched yet.

When it touches water you can have a squizzle at it, then when he puts a sail up.

I see he is meant to be going in 2 weeks... so can only have a mx time of 2 weeks in the water before leaving... less as I just read his ravings:

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So Iíll definitely launch next week, most likely waiting until Friday, since Iíve arranged a tow out to the bay for Saturday (Feb 9). Bob Sansone, a single-handed sailor who now has a trawler, has kindly offered a tow, which Iíll need, since I have no engine or anchor. This boat was made only for the open ocean.
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Old 12-02-2008, 14:19   #7
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I think he's living on the edge. Just look at the number of articles that ran about building a ferrocement s/v. How many are still in back yards because the dreamer lost the dream. At least this guy's dream is about to begin. I wonder if he is a naval architect? It looks like a sleek s/v. Remember the America's Cup contender that broke in half? Just some thoughts from the other side.

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Old 12-02-2008, 17:08   #8
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He launched today and has been towed to near Sausalito..word is that it floats but that the main hull is lower in the water than planned. Tough weather next couple of days so he may stay put till Friday for the shakedown (some would say shakeapart) cruise.
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Old 12-02-2008, 19:06   #9
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That's funny. That made me laugh. I wish the best for this dude. Keep us posted ( it's what you call morbid curiosity ).
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Old 12-02-2008, 19:27   #10
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Go For It....

More Power to him. He is making it happen, for better or worse.
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Old 12-02-2008, 19:51   #11
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One of the articles mentions a liferaft...I can't shake the image of a much dented barrel left over from a trip over Niagara Falls!
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S.F. Bay is a perfect spot to test the boat out in a good winter storm. There are places to hide, and help close by. To me the boat doesn't look up to the task, but I am not an engineer. As I posted earlier he will either thin the gene pool, or have the last laugh....................
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I think the CG towed him back in to shore, not sure but think it had something to do with the fact he never registered the boat. Like I sayed not real sure, just what I had heard.
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The media needs to stop giving attention to rebels who build floating deathtraps in order to prove a point. It only encourages them and makes life harder for those of us who are responsible and care for our lives.
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Tin Can Can Sail!

Lectronic Latitude has an update on David Vann and his Tin Can, along with a couple of photos showing him test-sailing in 8-10 knots.

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