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6 minutes ago, Latadjust said:

Are those not reefs in his (apparent) wake? Whats going on here? No one is this lucky, gotta be some sort of ability to choose the course he makes good...

 

we believe current sucked him in right snack on middle of channel 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote An amazing resemblance... "The story follows the adventures of a Russian noble (hidalgo) named Rimas who reads Kon Tiki so many times that he loses

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Wind looks like light and variable tonight building to 20 knots on Monday at 120 degrees. 

Barring currents and assuming DDW drifting that would put him ashore North of Saqani on Vanua Levu.

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IF he does get ashore safely, he could claim Innocent Passage, and Force Majeure as the reason for being in country without correct paperwork.

It will be interesting to see if this is applied, I think some of his enablers read this thread for ideas on how to keep the show on the road....

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Marine Distress, Search and Rescue

We all know that even with everything checked, checked and triple checked, nautical disasters DO happen. The Government of Fiji is upgrading current RCC protocol and procedures. They aim to have a centralized RCC FIJI established within 2015. Please stay tuned for updates as they occur, but for now, the following procedure remains firmly in place.

 

Yacht Salvage

Yacht Salvage

In case of emergencies all distress messages must be sent to the nearest RCC. Search & Rescue operations within the waters around Fiji are coordinated by a National Search & Rescue Committee.

RCCs are located at Suva and Nadi. Rescue Sub Centres (RSCs) may be temporarily established in other areas as demanded by the situation. Suva (3DP) maintains a continuous listening watch on 2182 kHz and VHF 16 for distress calls. The station is also equipped with 6215.5 kHz for Search & Rescue Operations.

If you are in imminent danger and require urgent aid, use MAYDAY.

  1. Switch to 2182 kHz or 6215 kHz or 156.8 MHz (Chnl 16)
  2. Alarm signal, say: “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY.

This is YOUR BOAT, YOUR BOAT, YOUR BOAT, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”

Give your position State the nature of your distress. State the nature of help required.

Give any other information that will assist the rescue operation.

Listen on the same frequency for acknowledgement.


Our National Search & Rescue Authority is the Maritime Surveillance Centre
HQ Fiji Navy, Box 12387, Suva, Fiji T: +679 331 5380 | E: msc@connect.com.fj

RCC Suva T: +679 331 5380
RSC Suva T: +679 330 4296
3DP Suva T: +679 337 1326
RCC Nadi T: +679 672 5777

 

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Six simple, yet amazingly profound words in his last transmission pretty much sum up all 20,000 post in this thread.

It is, after all the entire reason we follow the cockroach.....

"very not cllearo where end up"

 

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11 minutes ago, thereefgeek said:

Six simple, yet amazingly profound words in his last transmission pretty much sum up all 20,000 post in this thread.

It is, after all the entire reason we follow the cockroach.....

"very not cllearo where end up"

 

Yep.

Left for Japan, ended up in Alaska.

Left for Cape Horn, ended up in Hawaii.

Left Hawaii for Cape Horn, ended up in SF.

Left SF for Am Samoa, made it after 121 days.

Left Monterey for SF, ended up in Hawaii. 

Left Hawaii for Alaska, ended up in Fiji. 

The amazing thing is not his failures and tows, it's his success in avoiding the garbage  gyre.

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I drew a line at 256 deg, which has been his heading for a while, and used his consistent speed from the last few pings.  I also added an "Hrs from now" calculation which is the estimated time of grounding from the time of this post:

BenWynn Rimas Grounding Calculator
     
Last Fix 7/30/17 11:19 PM   GMT
Fiji: 7/31/17 11:19 AM   Local
     
Target: North Shore of Natewa Bay
Distance: 30   nm
Speed: 1.25   kts
Hrs from fix: 24.0   hrs
Impact: 8/1/17 11:19 AM   Local
Impact: 7/31/17 11:19 PM   GMT
Current time: 7/31/17 4:14 AM   GMT
Hrs from now: 19.0   hrs

 

 

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43 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

Indeed....I have not been able to reconcile his poor to non existent sailing skills....unable to see his compass at night...no main....then holding a course high and hard  from his last contact before the blow to where he showed up with today's  ping, hard to believe 

our hero drifted a beam or broad reach the last 70 hours. Not quite 'high and hard'

What was amazing is Rimas  threading the needle through the reefs at night 

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The interesting question here is whether the data shows any actual evidence that Rimas is"steering" or "sailing" as opposed to simply drifting.  Or "forereaching" if you prefer.

And indicentally, does this reveal any secrets about ancient arts of Polynesian navigation?  

Oh wait. That brings us back to Kon Tiki again!  

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22 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

Between his ping before he went silent to his first ping back 40 hours and 165 miles which is 4.1 knots and on a beam reach that he had to hold tight ...at any rate impressive considering all the shortcomings of he and his boat....

I know, right?

He may not know what he is doing, but the guy has some big brass ones.  How long can we blame this on dumb luck?  The fucker has a lot under his belt.   Now, if only he could make it into a port on his own.

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7 hours ago, B.J. Porter said:

a tribal cruising permit.

A what? What makes a cruising permit "tribal" anyway?

Learning a bit about these islands through Rimas' misadventures has been fun.

I probably could have learned a lot more by reading your blog, I guess, but you're unlikely to crash into anything. Boring. Sorry.

5 hours ago, Latadjust said:

No one is this lucky, gotta be some sort of ability to choose the course he makes good...

Refer to the pic of the San Juan standing vertically in some of the only sand on a rocky Alaskan shore. Someone is that lucky. He achieved that by having a nap and some coffee.

Very no clearro if he can choose a course.

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I guess choking is a form of communication. Homer uses it on Bart. This guy must not visit this thread or he would know that we call Rimas' staff "the chicken."
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It appears his staff is trying to call in for assistance. 

 

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22 minutes ago, MisterMoon said:

It appears his staff is trying to call in for assistance. 

 

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LOL a fan speaking a different version of Rimasspeak is hilarious! is it for real? imagine a Fijian SAR receiving this and then reading Rimas posts

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very not cllearo.

No Delorme updates in over 18 hours -- last update indicated Delorme battery level was very low.  Almost 4am local time now.  Suspect batteries are discharged on Delorme and possibly VHF as well.   Wind out of the south now. 

Venture a guess??  Towed? Aground? Still adrift? Next stop PNG?  

 

 

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1 hour ago, Varan said:

Rimas

Jul 30, 20173:08:15 PM
 
 
Port of. Namboutini 34 mies located i called on radio no answer from coast guard 
Speed: 1.87 mph Course: SSW
Elevation: 34.32 ft. Batt: Low
Lat: -16.304226 Lon: -179.697125

 

 

 

He's been begging for a tow, so judges, who wins? (Other the Rimas)

Judges declared Moderate the winner yesterday.

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35 minutes ago, Legion of Modernrate Jack said:

Side chatter by the Navy about how no cruisers recommended a sailmaker for him to get repairs when he lands.

 

Translation: None work for free or on the credit.

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23 minutes ago, Blue Crab said:

Translation: None work for free or on the credit.

I doubt it's minor repairs. Probably trashed. Enablers will just have to dig in to their pockets and ship him replacements (including import duty). And a new tiller while they're at it.

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4 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

Yeah..but they have not yet encountered the force of his irrepressible personality...what was PT Barnum's famous quote...

Rimas ends each voyage needing a few thousand in repairs, and someone to do the work for him. You'd think the enablers would have figured that out by now.

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7 minutes ago, RKoch said:

Rimas ends each voyage needing a few thousand in repairs, and someone to do the work for him. You'd think the enablers would have figured that out by now.

Really, the only one to give him anything of significance is jean. Jean is the one who bails him out. But Jean has his own life. Im not sure how an unplanned trip to Fiji would fit into that plan. I can envision Jean mailing him some sails, but that is about it.

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19 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

Yeah..but they have not yet encountered the force of his irrepressible personality...what was PT Barnum's famous quote...

La Cucaracha del Mar knows all about suckers......

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This is why so many hate Rimas.  He disproves the required skills fallacy.   

You guys calculate drift and set .  Rimas just drifts with a handheld GPS.

Paper charts with all those confusing squiggles and colors.   National Geographic is good enough.

Day jobs and budgets.    No need.  Begging works just as well.  

You guys run generators and even my damn almost new outboard usually works.  Rimas is above such things.

We invest in safety equipment and develop backup plans.   Rimas has FB.

Not only do you not need sailing skills,you don't even need a boat capable of pointing.

Iron men doing great deeds on the foredeck during a raging storm.   No, taking a nap in the cabin works just as well.

The best navigators on a volvo open ocean racer can hit a rock.  Rimas finds the channel blind.

Yea he needs a tow into harbor and out, but he saw the Vendee skippers leaving the quay and figures he's the same category.    

We hate the fact Rimas covers more miles then most of us, with no prep, at no cost, and with no apparent effort or skill.   

 

My guess is the least cost solution will be the preferred solution for Fiji when he fails to pay.    Food and water him.  Scrounge up a used sail tarp.   Tow him out to sea safely downwind.   Next pool.  How long before they bounce him, and by plane or boat?  (New judges. I protest the last one being called before the tow is even achieved.)

 

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Captain Bligh said:

Really, the only one to give him anything of significance is jean. Jean is the one who bails him out. But Jean has his own life. Im not sure how an unplanned trip to Fiji would fit into that plan. I can envision Jean mailing him some sails, but that is about it.

Jean by far has given the most money and time. Most of the FB cult has given nothing but cheering and flattery. Although Rimas's antics are entertaining, it befuddles me why anyone would think donating to him is a worthwhile investment. 

You know...I've donated time and $ to several local musicians. They've previously demonstrated ability, strong work ethic, desire to get even better, capability of spending wisely, and ability to bring a project to a conclusion.  It's a worthwhile investment, though the only return I expect is seeing their potential reach fruition. I don't see any of that in Rimas.

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12 hours ago, SailBlueH2O said:

Between his ping before he went silent to his first ping back 40 hours and 165 miles which is 4.1 knots and on a beam reach that he had to hold tight ...at any rate impressive considering all the shortcomings of he and his boat

Most boats will slowly forereach on approximately a beam reach if left unattended. It is unusual to drift straight downwind without active steering.

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I was curious what happens if Fiji doesn't want him.     https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/23622/who-pays-for-the-return-ticket-when-a-country-refuses-entry

 

If you are refused entry on a land border, nobody will pay for a ticket either, you are just unable to enter the country and left stranded wherever you are. In some cases, when the control does not happen at the border itself but further inland (either on board a train or at a station), I have seen people forced to take a train in the other direction but I don't know what the rules were.

If for some reason you can't return where you came from (say you don't have the right to reenter the country you just left), the only thing left is to deport you somewhere else. Reasonable countries will at least try to deport you to a country from which you are a citizen. In that case, the country that wants to deport you pays for your ticket (and if necessary those of your police escort). Again, it might also impose a fine and try to recover money from you later but I suspect that most countries don't bother as many people who are deported will have very little money to begin with or come from countries where effective means to recover a fine are non-existent.

So in a nutshell, the country that sent you away or the airline that transported you might try to recover some money from you later on but it really does not matter if you have any at the moment you are denied entry. Either the airline will take care of the transport directly or it will be paid by the state removing you.

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10 minutes ago, Somebody Else said:

Most boats will slowly forereach on approximately a beam reach if left unattended. It is unusual to drift straight downwind without active steering.

No, that's not necessarily the case. If the helm is lashed to leeward, most boats do lie on a beam reach, but course and speed vary greatly according to underbody shape. Lying ahull in a NM40 between Bermuda and Florida, we drifted mostly sideways. Small keel area and low fwd speed meant the keel was stalled most of the time. With helm lashed amidships, most boats will slew about in a downwind direction, due to windage forward of mast and bow, and CLR aft.

likewise, how boats behave hove-to varies greatly. Sea anchors off the bow might work on lifeboats/rafts, but I've not seen them work on any sailboat.

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4 minutes ago, Lark said:

I was curious what happens if Fiji doesn't want him.     https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/23622/who-pays-for-the-return-ticket-when-a-country-refuses-entry

 

If you are refused entry on a land border, nobody will pay for a ticket either, you are just unable to enter the country and left stranded wherever you are. In some cases, when the control does not happen at the border itself but further inland (either on board a train or at a station), I have seen people forced to take a train in the other direction but I don't know what the rules were.

If for some reason you can't return where you came from (say you don't have the right to reenter the country you just left), the only thing left is to deport you somewhere else. Reasonable countries will at least try to deport you to a country from which you are a citizen. In that case, the country that wants to deport you pays for your ticket (and if necessary those of your police escort). Again, it might also impose a fine and try to recover money from you later but I suspect that most countries don't bother as many people who are deported will have very little money to begin with or come from countries where effective means to recover a fine are non-existent.

So in a nutshell, the country that sent you away or the airline that transported you might try to recover some money from you later on but it really does not matter if you have any at the moment you are denied entry. Either the airline will take care of the transport directly or it will be paid by the state removing you.

This is why some countries require a return airline ticket or cash bond as a requisite to enter. In general, countries don't want to admit potential "undesirables"...beggars/bums/ freeloaders would be among those that fall in that category. 

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What's the guess this morning ? A couple of more hours and we'll know what happened during the night.  His last ping is shown on attached chart. 

whats everyone's guess ? 

My Guess is drifted, went to sleep, woke up to a glorious sunrise...and 300 mtrs off his port bow was a  Swan 80 coming to his rescue.... he is after all the luckiest homeless guy ever 

 

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Unbelievable.

A guy who cannot sail above a broad reach in even a modest breeze suddenly can sail on a close reach to close hauled in 20-30 knots with only a "damaged" jib?  And while asleep half of the time?  I understand he had a westerly current but I'm having trouble believing this.

There are higher powers at work here.

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Just now, AlienBowman said:

Unbelievable.

A guy who cannot sail above a broad reach in even a modest breeze suddenly can sail on a close reach to close hauled in 20-30 knots with only a "damaged" jib?  And while asleep half of the time?  I understand he had a westerly current but I'm having trouble believing this.

There are higher powers at work here.

he never sailed close hauled, he was tracking 250-270 with winds 130-150

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15 minutes ago, RKoch said:

This is why some countries require a return airline ticket or cash bond as a requisite to enter. In general, countries don't want to admit potential "undesirables"...beggars/bums/ freeloaders would be among those that fall in that category. 

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/man-sailing-around-world-stops-hilo.html   In 1988 he received political asylum from the Soviets by making it into the US embassy.   Or did the soviets dump him at the embassy instead?   Reagan was played a sucka.   

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17 minutes ago, 6924 said:

What's the guess this morning ? A couple of more hours and we'll know what happened during the night.  His last ping is shown on attached chart. 

whats everyone's guess ? 

My Guess is drifted, went to sleep, woke up to a glorious sunrise...and 300 mtrs off his port bow was a  Swan 80 coming to his rescue.... he is after all the luckiest homeless guy ever 

 

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He is pretty paranoid (terrified) around land, especially since he know he only has 180 degrees of which way he can point it relative to the wind. I would expect he has not slept much lately.

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4 minutes ago, Captain Bligh said:

He is pretty paranoid (terrified) around land, especially since he know he only has 180 degrees of which way he can point it relative to the wind. I would expect he has not slept much lately.

agreed - so what's he do when he is surrounded by land and the concierge tow service isn't responding ? 

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15 minutes ago, Lark said:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/man-sailing-around-world-stops-hilo.html   In 1988 he received political asylum from the Soviets by making it into the US embassy.   Or did the soviets dump him at the embassy instead?   Reagan was played a sucka.   

Actually, he sought asylum at the Iranian Embassy. IDK how that got him into the U.S.

He met Jean in Guam. Just prior to his sailing adventures he was living with a Japanese gf (ie: freeloading off of) in San Fran. In between, it seems he mostly wandered around freeloading off of generous souls.

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27 minutes ago, Captain Bligh said:

He is pretty paranoid (terrified) around land, especially since he know he only has 180 degrees of which way he can point it relative to the wind. I would expect he has not slept much lately.

I've soloed multiday partly offshore voyages and also get really anxious when approaching landfall.  And that's on a 36' sloop with proper sails, an engine, autopilot(s), EPIRB and masthead VHF.  Can't explain why, except after a few days offshore, even if it's rough, I get a really safe feeling as there's nothing to hit (barring UFOs).  When near land, dangers abound, and there's no sleep for the weary.

Only called the Coasties once, when the engine pooped because of a disposable baby diaper getting sucked into the engine cooling seacock when approaching a difficult jetty entrance in light air and moderate swells.  After exchange of pleasantries the OP said "Well, you're a sailboat, why not jill about just offshore for about eight hours when the weather will settle and make the entrance then?  If not, we can arrange for a commercial tow.  We'll establish a COMM schedule and keep in touch. If needed, feel free to dock at the CG long dock briefly when you get in (super easy approach from sea)."  He was right;  my paranoia was clouding my mind and that evening I made it in no problems.

I quit soloing about a decade ago, having others aboard is 100 times more relaxing and fun.  I feel empathy for Rimas, on a decrepit boat with near zero sailing skills any landfall must be terrifying.

 

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15 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

land =money=fear

On land he's just a homeless guy. Not homeless by misfortune (lost job, health crisis, etc), but because he refuses to work or accept responsibility for his condition. Reality stares at him in the face. At sea, he can persue his fantasy of being a master mariner, with the freedom to chart his course. There is no mirror to remind him of who he really is. I have some small sympathy for the guy...it looks to me like he's got mental issues or a low IQ. But that quickly passes with his braggadocio and resolute stubbornness.

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1 hour ago, Lark said:

This is why so many hate Rimas.  He disproves the required skills fallacy.   

You guys calculate drift and set .  Rimas just drifts with a handheld GPS.

Paper charts with all those confusing squiggles and colors.   National Geographic is good enough.

Day jobs and budgets.    No need.  Begging works just as well.  

You guys run generators and even my damn almost new outboard usually works.  Rimas is above such things.

We invest in safety equipment and develop backup plans.   Rimas has FB.

Not only do you not need sailing skills,you don't even need a boat capable of pointing.

Iron men doing great deeds on the foredeck during a raging storm.   No, taking a nap in the cabin works just as well.

The best navigators on a volvo open ocean racer can hit a rock.  Rimas finds the channel blind.

Yea he needs a tow into harbor and out, but he saw the Vendee skippers leaving the quay and figures he's the same category.    

We hate the fact Rimas covers more miles then most of us, with no prep, at no cost, and with no apparent effort or skill.   

 

My guess is the least cost solution will be the preferred solution for Fiji when he fails to pay.    Food and water him.  Scrounge up a used sail tarp.   Tow him out to sea safely downwind.   Next pool.  How long before they bounce him, and by plane or boat?  (New judges. I protest the last one being called before the tow is even achieved.)

 

 

 

 

 

This is why so many hate Rimas.  He disproves the required skills fallacy.   

You guys calculate drift and set .  Rimas just drifts with a handheld GPS.

Paper charts with all those confusing squiggles and colors.   National Geographic is good enough.

Day jobs and budgets.    No need.  Begging works just as well.  

You guys run generators and even my damn almost new outboard usually works.  Rimas is above such things.

We invest in safety equipment and develop backup plans.   Rimas has FB.

Not only do you not need sailing skills,you don't even need a boat capable of pointing.

Iron men doing great deeds on the foredeck during a raging storm.   No, taking a nap in the cabin works just as well.

The best navigators on a volvo open ocean racer can hit a rock.  Rimas finds the channel blind.

Yea he needs a tow into harbor and out, but he saw the Vendee skippers leaving the quay and figures he's the same category.    

We hate the fact Rimas covers more miles then most of us, with no prep, at no cost, and with no apparent effort or skill.   

 

My guess is the least cost solution will be the preferred solution for Fiji when he fails to pay.    Food and water him.  Scrounge up a used sail tarp.   Tow him out to sea safely downwind.   Next pool.  How long before they bounce him, and by plane or boat?  (New judges. I protest the last one being called before the tow is even achieved.). 

I do not believe you can protest the judges or their decision, but you may be able to file for redress if the time limit has not expired. 

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2 hours ago, d'ranger said:

Now if his enablers would just provide a Brent boat Rimas could happily drift around the world crushing everything in his path. 

BS should sponsor Rimas.  Match made in heaven.

 

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Concerning his alleged rudder failure, if it's serious he's up sh*t creek.  The Rawson has a keel mounted rudder with propellor aperture, actually a very strong rudder compared to spade, skeg, or transom mounted rudder because loads are low (and steering is sluggish).  If his is somehow screwed up, except for a simple tiller-rudder at the rudderpost join failure, which would be easily fixed, he's got no steerage.

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7 minutes ago, Moderate said:

Is podium requested?

I'm supposed to fly a red pantie or something, correct?   If he gets flushed back out to sea like San Francisco I'll look for a suitable digital representation.   Meanwhile enjoy the virtual spoils of your victory.   

 

 

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Just now, axolotl said:

Concerning his alleged rudder failure, if it's serious he's up sh*t creek.  The Rawson has a keel mounted rudder with propellor aperture, actually a very strong rudder compared to spade, skeg, or transom mounted rudder because loads are low (and steering is sluggish).  If his is somehow screwed up, except for a simple tiller-rudder at the rudderpost join failure, which would be easily fixed, he's got no steerage.

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Thanks for the hull shape.   If boat speed = current speed rudder no work.    Don't forget this is the Rimas mind.   I suppose if the rudder sat stationary for too many days weeks it may be seized with barnacles.  I don't think he did much tacking.      

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No protests, judges decisions are final. Rimas was attempting to request a tow, which was included as an 'event'...he wasn't trying to call Fiji CG to deliver Starbucks.

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Just now, Lark said:

Thanks for the hull shape.   If boat speed = current speed rudder no work.    Don't forget this is the Rimas mind.   I suppose if the rudder sat stationary for too many days weeks it may be seized with barnacles.  I don't think he did much tacking.      

The tiller was pretty decrepit looking. I suspect it broke. 

IDK how rudder is constructed, but I don't think it broke.

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Not saying that Rimas's words imply any form of accuracy or comprehension, but he did call it a tiller problem and not a rudder problem (assuming that's how we're interpreting "tilles too damhgeh") 

I bet the tiller broke off and he just decided to stare at it blankly instead of rigging something else. 

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While we wait...... I'm sure I'd seen the captain before and it clicked. The hunting of the snark.

The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies—
   Such a carriage, such ease and such grace!
Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise,
   The moment one looked in his face!
 
He had bought a large map representing the sea,
   Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
   A map they could all understand.
 
"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
   Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
   "They are merely conventional signs!
 
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
   But we've got our brave Captain to thank
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
   A perfect and absolute blank!"
 
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
   That the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
   And that was to tingle his bell.
 
He was thoughtful and grave—but the orders he gave
   Were enough to bewilder a crew.
When he cried "Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard!"
   What on earth was the helmsman to do?
 
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
   A thing, as the Bellman remarked,
That frequently happens in tropical climes,
   When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked."
 
But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
   And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,
Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
   That the ship would not travel due West!
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20 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

I bet the tiller broke violently smacking the cockpit sides ....while Remas was dreaming of lollipops and rainbows to the hypnotic rhythm 

I know this is all to generate fun discussion, but I doubt the tiller broke...

Made up story to get attention from his enablers to arrange a tow.

Why else would he report all these problems in 4 sat messages in one day, when prior, he was posting barely one in 24 hours?

He is desperate.

perhaps that is stating the obvious

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34 minutes ago, Lark said:

Thanks for the hull shape.   If boat speed = current speed rudder no work.    Don't forget this is the Rimas mind.   I suppose if the rudder sat stationary for too many days weeks it may be seized with barnacles.  I don't think he did much tacking.      

Nope.  I have a skeg rudder and have left it motionless for months and the growth gets crunched up the first time you swing it port and starboard a few times.  Of course that's with really good bottom paint, regular bottom cleanings and good zincs on the strut and shaft. YMMV.

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On 6/27/2017 at 3:49 PM, 12 metre said:

Beats the piss out of curling up under a bridge in pouring rain.

hmmm.  Not sure about that. But I like cold better than hot....  And I think my brain still works

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His Facebook friends are calling SAR. Not sure if they're quite up to the task:

 

 
Raul Eduardo Carnelli Cauci I REQUEST UDS TO HAVE NOTICE TO THE NAVAL AUTHORITY OF ALLI,
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SAILBOAT WITH A BIGGEST CALLER


Mimashyus Rhymes

YOU CAN SEE THE CALL IN FB AND YOU DO NOT HAVE RADIO PÓR TROUBLES IN THE MAST THANK YOU

ATTACHED LAST POSITION REPORTED BY NAVIGATOR
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Moderate-  prize in the mail, you should have it by fri.

•••••••FREE PLUG••••••

Thankyou to Masthead Enterprises in St Pete for donating the prize. Paul@Masthead posts on SA, sometimes he reads this thread. He thinks Rimas is a pimple-faced kid trolling us from his moms basement. It's as logical a theory as any other....

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3 minutes ago, RKoch said:

Moderate-  prize in the mail, you should have it by fri.

•••••••FREE PLUG••••••

Thankyou to Masthead Enterprises in St Pete for donating the prize. Paul@Masthead posts on SA, sometimes he reads this thread. He thinks Rimas is a pimple-faced kid trolling us from his moms basement. It's as logical a theory as any other....

Interesting. Has anyone posting here ever seen Rimas in person?

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