{Stus-List} TinCan/death wish

Peter Deppisch peter.deppisch at sympatico.ca
Mon Feb 18 14:42:07 EST 2008


He spent 25K on it.  He could have bought a Contessa 26/Folkboat and 
done his voyage safely like others, such as Tania Taebi..
http://www.clickbert.com/IFboat/techtips/
Peter

Jamie Reece wrote:
> I feel for this guy.  The pull of sailing is so great that you continually
> hear these stories - I guess we just here them more now because the world is
> smaller.  This one is just more insane than most... 
>
>    * Bad welds
>    * Underwater hatch
>    * Lack of ability to access the whole boat safely - have you seen how you
> have to get around on this thing?
>    * Lack of testing... dropped it in the water, went ocean sailing within
> 10 days - was planning to sail from SF to SD then around the world.
>
> Already coming apart though.  Made it less than 80 miles and it started to
> break up.  Had to be towed in by Vessel Assist.
>
> See one of the SailingAnarchy threads here:
> http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=67651&st=0  Lots of
> pictures...
>
>
> Funniest part is that he passed a CG Safety check in SF Bay.  Not quite sure
> how - I guess they don't test seaworthiness, just lights, PFD's, etc.
>
>
>
> I admire his passion.  I just wish it came with a bit more sensibility. I'm
> always afraid that costly, dangerous rescues of these yahoos are going to
> cause further restrictions on normal, thoughtful and skilled boaters wishing
> to sail offshore or into challenging waters.
>
>
>
> Jamie Reece
> Realtor
> Regatta Partners of REMAX Northwest
> "Making Real Estate Smooth Sailing!"
> p: 206.910.1439
> e: jamie at RegattaPartners.com
> w: www.RegattaPartners.com
>  
>  Jamie Reece, Realtor, Regatta Partners - Signature Graphic
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com]
> On Behalf Of Peter Deppisch
> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 8:24 AM
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} TinCan/death wish
>
>
> Bill,
> Ouch!  He may make it but I would not sign on as crew!
> Peter
>
> Bill Coleman wrote:
>   
>> Just forwarded this from a pal on the Trawler list -
>> When I think of how meticulous some of us are in refitting, then I see 
>> This setup for an around the world . . . 
>>
>> Bill Coleman
>>
>> <<If you are not following the story of this crackpot English 
>> professor
>> from Florida State and his quest to sail around the world in a $25k 
>> aluminum creation, you should.
>> Scroll down and look at some of his quality aluminum welding.  The 
>> half underwater hatch further down is really interesting.
>> Of course Esquire magazine is somehow sponsoring some of this.
>>
>> This is what gives sailors and in particular multihull people bad 
>> names.>>
>>
>> http://www.surfcitycatamarans.com/vann
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> CnC-List mailing list
>> CnC-List at cnc-list.com 
>> http://cnc-list.com/mailman/listinfo/cnc-list_cnc-list.com
>>
>>
>>   
>>     
>
>   

-- 
Paraphrasing Pogo:
We are like Nero - fiddling while the Earth burns!
Website:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/peter.deppisch
http://peter.deppisch.googlepages.com/

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://cnc-list.com/pipermail/cnc-list_cnc-list.com/attachments/20080218/1f7c29f1/attachment.html 


More information about the CnC-List mailing list