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Stubby

Rowing across the Tasman

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Next year my uncle will be rowing the Tasman Sea both ways, he will be doing it in THE most revolutionary ocean kayak in the work. You can follow what he is doing on his website and also on his facebook page.

 

PORN!

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Couple years ago two blokes rowed from Aus to NZ - "crossing the ditch" (website appears to be no longer available).

 

They did a great job, but found they made almost no progress in adverse currents and wind.

 

Good luck to whoever takes this on!

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Couple years ago two blokes rowed from Aus to NZ - "crossing the ditch" (website appears to be no longer available).

 

 

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Seem to remember yet another.

 

But that didn't end so well.

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His boat actually has less windage than any of the other boats. As well as this it is the same length, 40ft and shallower and thinner, mainly because of the added buoyancy of the armas which will make it easier to row. In the end the main point of actually rowing these boats is to get them into the right wind and currents to push the boat as much as possible. It is also self righting due to water ballast in the armas.

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I was involved in the first pair rowing the indian ocean from Aus to Mauritius, it took 102 days.

 

Don't imagine that you can overcome windage, you're screwed if it's much above 10kn adverse. Have a shoreside tactician who can relay the currents and put you in the right place.

 

Get used to using your parachute anchor with a very long springy warp, with VERY good anchor points - 'cos if you lose that, your race is over, so consider a spare. Carry spare oars.

 

Be prepared for the boat to turn over and at that point you need all yoru gear under netting, so it doesn't end up on the roof, because if that happens you may not right it again, and you have to be sure that everything is watertight and bedded in with mastic for a decent seal before that happens.

 

Get decent porn on an ipad and make sure this stays charged. You will underestimate how much battery charge you will need, so do more solar panels than necessary is de rigeur. Know how to strip, service and repair your desalination pump(s).

 

Go in to the row one stone heavier that your ideal weight for every month that you anticipate being out there.

 

Never, NEVER step off the boat - if you do, you will be part of the food chain, and not at the top of it.

 

Be prepared to miss Australia altogether if the wind is not playing, so consider your nav carefully, especially with the prevalent winds for that time of the year.

 

Good luck !

 

J

 

PS looking at the design of the boat, she looks very slim and long. I'm unsure what the wave amplitude is in your storms, but if you are under parachute anchor and the waves are 30 feet high, will those outrigers stay on when she slaps down? Be sure of what may happen to boat stability if one or both were to snap off.

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Has SA become flypaper for freaks?

 

Go away. No one cares about a row boat or about you.

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His boat actually has less windage than any of the other boats.

Maybe, if you're talking about headwind.

 

Doubt it, with regards to wind across the beam.

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His boat actually has less windage than any of the other boats.

Maybe, if you're talking about headwind.

 

Doubt it, with regards to wind across the beam.

presumably you don't get southerlies across the tasman, so I'm sure it'll be ok.

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PORN!

Well, maybe if in the sense that some might find a Rosie O'Donnell "hooterz" layout to be porn for them.

 

I would call those pics "train wreck in the making."

 

 

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Has SA become flypaper for freaks?

 

Go away. No one cares about a row boat or about you.

 

It was interesting enough for Seahorse to cover a few issues ago. If it's good enough for them, ...

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I was involved in the first pair rowing the indian ocean from Aus to Mauritius, it took 102 days.

 

Don't imagine that you can overcome windage, you're screwed if it's much above 10kn adverse. Have a shoreside tactician who can relay the currents and put you in the right place.

 

Get used to using your parachute anchor with a very long springy warp, with VERY good anchor points - 'cos if you lose that, your race is over, so consider a spare. Carry spare oars.

 

Be prepared for the boat to turn over and at that point you need all yoru gear under netting, so it doesn't end up on the roof, because if that happens you may not right it again, and you have to be sure that everything is watertight and bedded in with mastic for a decent seal before that happens.

 

Get decent porn on an ipad and make sure this stays charged. You will underestimate how much battery charge you will need, so do more solar panels than necessary is de rigeur. Know how to strip, service and repair your desalination pump(s).

 

Go in to the row one stone heavier that your ideal weight for every month that you anticipate being out there.

 

Never, NEVER step off the boat - if you do, you will be part of the food chain, and not at the top of it.

 

Be prepared to miss Australia altogether if the wind is not playing, so consider your nav carefully, especially with the prevalent winds for that time of the year.

 

Good luck !

 

J

 

PS looking at the design of the boat, she looks very slim and long. I'm unsure what the wave amplitude is in your storms, but if you are under parachute anchor and the waves are 30 feet high, will those outrigers stay on when she slaps down? Be sure of what may happen to boat stability if one or both were to snap off.

 

I am sure his boat can handle it, he has some of the best guys in the world helping him manage this project with experience in anything from Open 60's to Navy Vessels. He has a team of guys working on building his boat have have a heap of experience building open 60's and various other high performance craft. But that's just my view, I will have a talk to him and get back to you with his answers. Might also try and get him on here.

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will it have a lamb's wool seat ?

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If you play your cards right Sea Shepherd will probably buy that as their new stealth vessel when you're done.

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Do you know if there's been any VPP work, or other prediction by the knowledgeable, whether the amas will effectively increase waterline length so far as effect on speed?

 

By eyeball, I have no idea and it seems an interesting possibility. Thanks!

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