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  1. It's helium, this boat is much heavier than his last one.
  2. .....whats wrong is that they're probably the only thing right in the picture Ah yes, I see now. When I first looked I thought the reflector was attached to the backstay, which then made the spreaders completely out of whack. Now I see that the reflector appears to be hung from the starboard lower shroud. All good now...except the sails, running rigging, etc.
  3. That poor tortured sail Is it an illusion, or is there something very wrong with the spreaders?
  4. Maybe they did not want the boat, but wanted Rimas out of there. Airfare.While this is possible, the fact remains. Rimas did indeed sell his second SJ, and since he didn't pay anything for it, made a pretty decent profit on it.$700 is probably a few months of "pay" for him, and I don't think I can say that I have profited a few months pay on an old broken boat. Is it safe to assume that the first one is still stuck in the mud of Alaska? I heard that Roger Mann pedaled over there and towed it off, holding the tow line in his teeth. You know, for fun and to tidy up the beach. Ah yes, I rem
  5. Maybe they did not want the boat, but wanted Rimas out of there. Airfare.While this is possible, the fact remains. Rimas did indeed sell his second SJ, and since he didn't pay anything for it, made a pretty decent profit on it. $700 is probably a few months of "pay" for him, and I don't think I can say that I have profited a few months pay on an old broken boat. Is it safe to assume that the first one is still stuck in the mud of Alaska?
  6. While Rimas did indeed end up "wrecking" his first boat(marooned for sure, might be undamaged), his second one was not abandoned, he managed to sell it a a pretty decent price. I actually don't have a problem with how that turned out, and it is certainly not uncommon for a cruiser to sell their boat midway through a voyage, on some tropical island. While I don't agree with most of what he does, I cannot find fault with him being able to sell an SJ24 in Samoa.
  7. A comment on the post tipped me off to this Electronic Latitude article about Rimas So Jean is trying to keep Rimas amazed and bewildered. Keeping people like me amazed and bewildered is just a bonus. There is no chance that Rimas wrote that. I'm not sure who takes over for him, but there is a very obvious difference in grammar between the two.
  8. It's possible he is doing a service to the world with his boats. There is a new owner of a SJ24 in Samoa, that likely wouldn't have ever been able to buy a boat in that remote local. That person may go on to actually set a record in a SJ24. The other SJ, that is sitting on its keel in the sand of Alaska...I suppose it could be called a photo op?
  9. . ....that bimini looks perfect for rimas purposes,,,wouldn't want the chicken to get sun-burnt. . ...but does the boom really hang that high while 'sailing'? Once the main is hoisted upside down on the forestay the boom will sit totally different. Should look better then.
  10. ....can it be called sailing if he doesn't go upwind? You got me there... Ok, I bet you a tenner he goes drifting again. I dunno. If Jean drops him off in Richardson bay,,,who'll pull the anchor!? ....imagine the Delorme messages ...''deer friends, deer friends,,,someone to lift my anchor for great great Cape Horn adventure'' He will just cut the anchor rode. He hasn't used an anchor on his last trip, why would he need one to round the horn?
  11. One attempt is all I've ever needed. I prefer a cleat though.
  12. No support boat for the Finn. I highly doubt he needed a tow in or out of port either.
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