Donovan

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  1. Donovan

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Why don't you contact the race committee and find out the location of your boat. Then you can mount your recovery effort. Seems like a good boat. Looks a bit bow down right now.
  2. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Very nice post. You really pulled a lots of things together.
  3. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I’m betting on the Philippines.
  4. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'm learning so many things about Fiji in this thread. Who knew there would be for McDonald's restaurants?
  5. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    It was an SJ 24. His preferred ride
  6. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I went back and looked at the first post. Looks like Rimas began sometime around July 31-Aug 1 of 2013. His last ping: Rimas Jul 30, 20175:49:30 PM No response from fiji coast guard yet. My tilles broken no contrals for boat its dangerous current pushing unknoow strong gale was couple daays ago at night Speed: 1.87 mph Course: WSW Elevation: 21.00 ft. Batt: Normal Lat: -16.324075 Lon: -179.760703 Looks like about an even 4 years. I also thought about his handler that was guiding him around the islands. Remember how nervous he was some 15 to 20 miles away from Danger Island as he called it. But his last ping he was heading right for Texas Reef and perhaps only a few hours away. I don't think he or his handler knew about the reef. It must have been a big surprise for him when he hit.
  7. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    And he thought that a US Coast Guard type of response was available everywhere.
  8. Donovan

    Solar Eclipse Plans

    So how was it for you? In Unity Oregon, clear blue sky, as the eclipse came on the air temp dropped a full 25 degrees F and the stream next to the camp . 2 degrees F! 2 minutes and 7 seconds ( I think) of totality went by quick. The sky went deep purple and stars and planets came out. A wonderful experience. Now I'm looking at telescopes on Amazon and the next eclipse in Chile.
  9. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    For me the possibilities are: 1. He is dead on Texas reef. or 2. Given the winds, current, and his lack of forward mobility, on his way to Japan. With his skills and survival equipment, he will be DOA at Tokyo.
  10. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'm a little discouraged today by all this. Jean has been MIA and I assumed that he was out sailing, cruising somewhere. Today I find out from a friend that Jean isn't out sailing, but out eclipse watching and yet no mention of concern for Rimas or efforts to find him. Really unbelievable, not a mention.
  11. Donovan

    Solar Eclipse Plans

    Just received my glasses today. The wife and I are heading to Unity Oregon for the big event. I'm expecting clear sky and 2 minutes and 10 second of totality!
  12. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas really has become Schrödinger's cat as was described by someone else many posts ago. He is currently both alive and dead and will remain that way until observed.
  13. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I think you are on point here. But I suspect it took a bit longer to get across the reef. I feel bad for him. I don't think he had a death wish. I'm glad I got to meet him.
  14. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    There is no way he is floating. If he was he would be on the Delorme.
  15. Donovan

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I agree, he was counting on USCG type of rescue and not available in Fiji. As for a better candidate, what a terrible thing to say. Kind of like the candidates in the LOST TV series.