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Old 22-02-2011, 12:46   #16
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the Family Stowe and a few "crew" are almost on the move again - wow....

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Oh oh! They're 105 nm north of Bermuda, they've lost their rudder, and the only toilet on board has crapped out!
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Sometimes crazy equals genius but not often.
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Is that tiny puking woman still with him?

Where did they ditch the heir to the amazing Reid legacy?
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Oh oh! They're 105 nm north of Bermuda, they've lost their rudder, and the only toilet on board has crapped out!
He took a lot of guff for what he did. It is indisputable that he did it. He is not everyone's cup of tea but there he is.

Doing a quick scan of the blog it is sad in a way that he could not convert his record into a commercial windfall as he obviously expected. I think what he missed is that the "public" likes their heroes to be somewhat "normal" whatever that means. Also to sell a book the story needs a bit more drama and a climax. The last 50-100 days were a bit of a drift...

Now over a year later having a wife and young child living aboard it appears he tried to make a living selling his art. Arguably a small market for sure.

The boat is not in good shape and he needed to do something. Relocating to warmer and cheaper climes seems like a reasonable move. The only beef or concern I have is that he has taken 6 relatively innocent and non experienced people with him. 8 if you count Soanya and Darshan.

I hope they make it...

(PS - ann is clearly not a bluewater boat. What with the crappy rudder design and all... Shoulda got a Hunter)
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I don't know about "normal". Slocum wasn't, Chichester wasn't. By definition, to do a sort of endurance style of sailing, you have to be a little crazy. If it's accompanied by competence, people forgive weird, or at least tolerate it (not that individuals should pay attention to herd mentality, necessarily).

But the decisions this guy has made...and from his own writings...do not reflect more than dubious decision-making, a touch of mania, and a monstrous self-absorption that nonetheless is able to persuade others to participate in both his achievements and his delusions.

The whole "spaceship boat" theme was dubious as an analogy from the first, and seemingly indifferently planned. Bringing aboard an inexperienced girlfriend with apparently compromised inner ear organs...and then to knock her up...seems to be more about semen than seamanlike.

This is saltwater reality TV, a barren stunt and a great big begging bowl presented to the credulous. It doesn't advance anything beyond a bank account.

Finally, I even concur about the Hunter. Even a ferro-cement Hunter.
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Like almost all extreme boating ventures, I don't think that without the attention he is receiving he would not be doing this. Publicity quite often leads to money in one way or another.
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Re: Has Anyone Been Following the Reid Stowe / 1000 Days at Sea Stunt ?

unlike a lot of people on the forum at least he is out there doing it, sans toilet, sans rudder,
and he hasen't pulled the epirb pin unlike other more experinced members on the forum in the same area in distress.....

hats off to him at the end of the day he has achieved what he set out to do,with out assistance,apart from negliegable sponsership,cant see this as a get rich quick scheme.
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