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Old 04-10-2010, 13:59   #406
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People keep stealing my thunder while I'm preparing my posts.

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Old 04-10-2010, 14:02   #407
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Tristan jones maybe?
Indeed, and thanks for getting it right (OG, Tempest & Jack)!

"The Incredible Voyage : A Personal Odyssey" ~ by Tristan Jones.
Tristan Jones is famous for his feat of sailing from the lowest lake on earth to the highest. He sails both the Dead Sea in Israel and Lake Titicaca in the Andes.
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Old 04-10-2010, 14:07   #408
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His sailing on The Dead Sea was actually aboard a vessel owned by an Israeli naval officer, according to Tristan Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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He shipped his boat by truck up to Titicaca then by overland to the Amazon if I remember right. It was not Papyrus. We're getting Thor Hyerdal mixed in there too.
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Talk about thread drift! But entertaining and very polite! Guess the nastiness has run it's course and we're back to nice. Wuddya think OP?

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Old 04-10-2010, 15:30   #411
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He shipped his boat by truck up to Titicaca then by overland to the Amazon if I remember right. It was not Papyrus. We're getting Thor Hyerdal mixed in there too.
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Of course, Sea Dart was trucked up to Lake Titicaca from the Peruvian side - no papyrus raft for Tristan Jones! My bad. He did, however, not get to and go down the Amazon. This is from the Tristan Jones website:
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After Titicaca Jones drug, pushed, hauled, sailed, floated and wrestled Sea Dart down the River Paraguay and across South America in an epic challenge that tested the resolve of what had to be one of the most obstinate, determined men who ever lived.
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See also ➥ Tristan (Arthur) Jones


And Wayward Sailor ISBN 0-07-144028-3
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“According to a new biography, Welsh Sailor Tristan Jones was the greatest nautical storyteller of the 20th century, but nearly everything he did was based on a lie.
“He was a nobody until age 40,” says Anthony Dalton, author of Wayward Sailor: In Search of the Real Tristan Jones (McGraw-Hill). “He essentially invented Tristan Jones, then he grew into the shell he created for himself.”
Dalton spent three years tracing how Jones chronically lied about his background and used false passports while describing his imaginary ordeals in the Royal Navy, South America and the Arctic. Nonetheless Dalton admires the man whose maritime accomplishments eventually caught up with his reputation, as he lost both his legs in the process.
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Unholed whole hulls aren't wholly bad. It's when you have non-integer fractions such as 7/8 of a hull or 1-1/2 hulls that you're in BIG trouble!

Moderate irony and reasonable banter are fine with me; I think we can distinguish between hurtful behavior and ordinary venting, frustration, or silliness.

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Talk about thread drift! But entertaining and very polite! Guess the nastiness has run it's course and we're back to nice. Wuddya think OP?

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The OP say OK since she beat everyone to the one legged sailor answer ..but it would be "rude" to rub it in ....and one more
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WHAT!!!!!!!!! Piss off.

Just kidding.
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The guy who pointed out that TJ's exploits were exagerated is the same guy who will piss in a punchbowl, or overturn a board game when he is losing.

Truth or not, that man could sure spin a yarn.

His are among a few books that I tend to re-read, Heyerdahl is another.

Kon-tiki was my first sailing book....got it in 1959/60....read it every coupla years
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The OP say OK since she beat everyone to the one legged sailor answer ..but it would be "rude" to rub it in ....and one more
Well, to be fair, you may have only beaten me by a couple of seconds . . . and my post had more "stuff" in it, so . . .

It's all good!
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Message taken. I will try to do something about it. Correction: try and do.

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Message taken. I will try to do something about it. Correction: try and do.

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