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Old 14-08-2014, 21:44   #1
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Row from Cali to Hawaii in 45 days?

Can you row from California to Hawaii in 45 days??

No problem! This couple just did it this summer:

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Husband, wife row Pacific on high fat diet

Wanna buy their $79K row boat (it even has a water maker!)?

For sale: Ocean Row Boat Roosevelt (PDF with pics)

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Old 14-08-2014, 22:01   #2
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Re: Row from Cali to Hawaii in 45 days??

From what I hear, you can drift across just about as fast. So maybe you don't need a row boat.
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Old 16-08-2014, 09:05   #3
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Can you row from California to Hawaii in 45 days??

No problem! This couple just did it this summer:

Fat Chance Row

Husband, wife row Pacific on high fat diet

Wanna buy their $79K row boat (it even has a water maker!)?

For sale: Ocean Row Boat Roosevelt (PDF with pics)

http://static.squarespace.com/static...6179/image.jpg
Aaaa... for that kind of money they could have bought a real boat and did it in comfort. What were they thinking? Oh... their 15 minutes if fame.

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Old 16-08-2014, 09:09   #4
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I'd be gasping for breath after 45 minutes! LOL
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Old 16-08-2014, 11:02   #5
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Aaaa... for that kind of money they could have bought a real boat and did it in comfort. What were they thinking? Oh... their 15 minutes if fame.

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This is a sport, every bit as much a sailing is, the boats are quite real, well built, well equipped and designed to be safe.

The Ocean Rowing Society website advertises more of them for sale, more attractively priced as well.

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Old 16-08-2014, 11:29   #6
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This is a sport, every bit as much a sailing is, the boats are quite real, well built, well equipped and designed to be safe.

The Ocean Rowing Society website advertises more of them for sale, more attractively priced as well.

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I guess I've been told. Just seems a waste of money when the best you get out of this is a great set of deltoids and lats....

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PS If they are trying to prove something, sport or otherwise how about doing it in a replica of Captain Bligh's rowboat, without sails. Now you're talk'in sport.

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Re: Row from Cali to Hawaii in 45 days??

Just a guess, but I don't think he's hurting for money, this is pocket change, especially if you consider after they left, expenditures went way down
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From a technical standpoint, I'm very impressed at their ability to make water, store enough high calorie food for the journey, have a boat built that's lightweight yet safe, provides shelter, and row that far without mishap.

Here I am thinking the minimum I'd cross an ocean with would be a 45' cat with all of the bells and whistles x 2 for redundancy, and here they go and row to HI!
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75k is expensive. Get an older Woodvale boat and get her ready. You will save heaps.

I hope one day we will row too. Sponsors please apply.

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From a technical standpoint, I'm very impressed at their ability to make water, store enough high calorie food for the journey, have a boat built that's lightweight yet safe, provides shelter, and row that far without mishap.

Here I am thinking the minimum I'd cross an ocean with would be a 45' cat with all of the bells and whistles x 2 for redundancy, and here they go and row to HI!
Not to diminish their accomplishment and good cause but.... They had more high tech gear than NASA had on some of their space flights. I with my gimpy arm and a two months supply of Transderm Scop could have made it with a partner, relying more on the currents.

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That's part of what I'm impressed with, how they crammed that much gear into an over grown canoe.
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The claim to be fat or anything at the start simply does not add up. It is not the kind of sport people do without at least prior high athletic ability, training, often both.

Same like a fat mum and pap will never run a marathon without the above mentioned prerequisite(s).

It is not like rowing across a pond. These people did an extreme sport.

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From a technical standpoint, I'm very impressed at their ability to make water, store enough high calorie food for the journey, have a boat built that's lightweight yet safe, provides shelter, and row that far without mishap.

Here I am thinking the minimum I'd cross an ocean with would be a 45' cat with all of the bells and whistles x 2 for redundancy, and here they go and row to HI!

I am very impressed with the whole endeavor. It gives you a perspective you may not otherwise have about multiple dimensions of health, well being, determination, mindfulness http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu not to mention the technical aspects of moving across open ocean in a boat.
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The claim to be fat or anything at the start simply does not add up. It is not the kind of sport people do without at least prior high athletic ability, training, often both.

Same like a fat mum and pap will never run a marathon without the above mentioned prerequisite(s).

It is not like rowing across a pond. These people did an extreme sport.

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I think that's not the point of their movement (promoting extreme sports). The point of it is that anyone can make a choice about the costs of maintaining a lifestyle that---once your enlightened about a behavioral choice that you repeat every day---can dramatically change your experience of day to day existence by choosing differently.
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Re: Row from Cali to Hawaii in 45 days?

For perspective, a couple of blokes made that voyage in an inflatable back in the 70's. Don't remember all the details, but IIRC it took them around 50+ days and they just drifted... not rowing. They later started up a specialized chandlery dealing with safety at sea type goods, and were the originators of the Farallones Single hand race. At the time, that was considered pretty radical behavior!

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