I wish him the best of luck. He's not the first to do this kind of thing though.
I read a book on William Willis not long ago. He made several long distance raft voyages across big water
. He never got the name recognition of Thor Heyerdahl, but still quite a character. He used to hang himself upside down from his mast
so he could tuck his guts back in when his hernia would give him trouble. Yes, pretty hard core
. He did end up getting a little too ambitious though and went the accidental burial at sea route
. He did have the decency to not trouble any SAR assets though.