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1 hour ago, Great White said:

I suspect this picture and other ones in its album are from earlier legs like the San Francisco to Monterey adventure. He is posting lots of older pictures of presents and Starbucks. I guess trying to keep visible to his huge following.

His geography is closing in.

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7 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

Rimas has been busily liking all my FB posts. So that's nice. He also posted this:

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He mabey lookeng forre anorthere sponcer, you canbe hisse sugerdaddey!                                                     :)

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3 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

He mabey lookeng forre anorthere sponcer, you canbe hisse sugerdaddey!                                                     :)

I could probably pull a boat from the Zombie Fleet without too much trouble. There's a major concentration over in a place called Moore Haven. Bonus amusement factor: one of the first things he'd have to do is go through a lock. And do it near enough to me that there would be video.

I just can't see doing it without some assurance that a Delorme with a reliable power source is somehow glassed into the boat so that he can't stop transmission. Of course, he would need keypad access to supply us with found poetry. This is going to create a cost and expense well beyond the boat acquisition. Maybe I should start a GoFundMe? I'd need to bring Clove Hitch out of retirement to present the found poetry to the world properly.

Probably shouldn't do this without a worldwide towing insurance policy. Does Lloyd's write those? This is going to get out of control expensive.

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1 hour ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

I could probably pull a boat from the Zombie Fleet without too much trouble. There's a major concentration over in a place called Moore Haven. Bonus amusement factor: one of the first things he'd have to do is go through a lock. And do it near enough to me that there would be video.

I just can't see doing it without some assurance that a Delorme with a reliable power source is somehow glassed into the boat so that he can't stop transmission. Of course, he would need keypad access to supply us with found poetry. This is going to create a cost and expense well beyond the boat acquisition. Maybe I should start a GoFundMe? I'd need to bring Clove Hitch out of retirement to present the found poetry to the world properly.

Probably shouldn't do this without a worldwide towing insurance policy. Does Lloyd's write those? This is going to get out of control expensive.

 

Why does he need to go thru the lock? Isn't there a Starbucks in Moorehaven?

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17 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

Rimas has been busily liking all my FB posts. So that's nice. He also posted this:

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I don't know what you guys are talking about.  Clearly that bottom tell tale is flying perfectly.  I think he sees some better breeze on the right side of the course so he's spilling the top a bit so he can put the bow down and get over there.

 

Hey, I just noticed this shows where the mysterious loop of line hanging from the starboard spreader came from.

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16 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

I just can't see doing it without some assurance that a Delorme with a reliable power source is somehow glassed into the boat so that he can't stop transmission. Of course, he would need keypad access to supply us with found poetry. This is going to create a cost and expense well beyond the boat acquisition. Maybe I should start a GoFundMe? I'd need to bring Clove Hitch out of retirement to present the found poetry to the world properly.

I think a time lapse still camera attached taking rigging photos.  If enough people like the photo or the found poetry have a dispenser release a maraschino cherry as a reward.

I would guess it would track well on go fund me as a performance art/social experiment.

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6 hours ago, sparau said:

If enough people like the photo or the found poetry have a dispenser release a maraschino cherry as a reward.

Maybe a dispenser with options so viewers could choose a cherry, a Danish butter cookie, buttery smashed taters, sun-baked dolphin, maybe even throw in hard cheez and sprouts or prawns just because.

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22 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

Maybe a dispenser with options so viewers could choose a cherry, a Danish butter cookie, buttery smashed taters, sun-baked dolphin, maybe even throw in hard cheez and sprouts or prawns just because.

chicken?

Would have to be alive.

And a live chicken dispenser would be a crowd pleaser. But we're going to need to add a zero to the GoFundMe budget.

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Rimas has never been seen in shorts. My first guess would be Shannon. My second guess would be the owner of the ladder and my third guess would be random friendly sailing person who walked by on the dock.

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1 hour ago, bfloyd4445 said:

Whose on the ladder, certainly not the remas that would be to much like work?

the guy doesn't have pants buckled around his neck, dead giveaway .

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1 hour ago, Volkeno said:

Rimas has never been seen in shorts. My first guess would be Shannon. My second guess would be the owner of the ladder and my third guess would be random friendly sailing person who walked by on the dock.

next question would be what do you suppose he is doing up there, checking the crowsnest for eggs?

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2 minutes ago, bfloyd4445 said:

next question would be what do you suppose he is doing up there, checking the crowsnest for eggs?

It was when he arrived in Hawaii and I think one of the pulleys or blocks wasn't turning, or somehow broke. That's why the sail was rigged to that spot where the guys hands are just above the spreaders. Alternatively, the sail may have been smaller and only reached to there, so they set it up to raise to there. I think all of the pictures show the sail going to that area about 2/3rds or 3/4 up the mast. That's my theory, and I think it would be like having the mainsail always reefed but with bad sail trim.

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35 minutes ago, bfloyd4445 said:

next question would be what do you suppose he is doing up there, checking the crowsnest for eggs?

Rimas runs a fractional main. The guy was running a new halyard for him. 

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19 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

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Hese goode on a boatte.                                                                     :)

Not for Rimas. More like this...

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8 hours ago, madohe said:

Has the Socialist Republic given our hero the flick, or are they still amused.......?

24k posts later and I'm still amused.

Chickens in life vests. Never knew that was a thing but it's a funny thing.

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21 hours ago, madohe said:

Has the Socialist Republic given our hero the flick, or are they still amused.......?

Yesterday, along with one of the epic ladder pics, Rimas responded to a post asking when he was leaving and where he was going with: "Probably next month any day I back to Hawaii."

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25 minutes ago, Volkeno said:

I follow Rimas on FB. When I was on his friends list he went through my photos, but as a follower I don't think he can see my page.

On FB, you can put a friend on "Restricted Status". They can view your public posts, but not what you post to friends. It is also referred to as "Boss Mode". I can view and post on Rimas"s page, but he cannot view what I post as "friends". I got tired of him liking everthing I posted.

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25 minutes ago, Great White said:

On FB, you can put a friend on "Restricted Status". They can view your public posts, but not what you post to friends. It is also referred to as "Boss Mode". I can view and post on Rimas"s page, but he cannot view what I post as "friends". I got tired of him liking everthing I posted.

I think it's funny. But then, I'm amused by most everything about him.

He doesn't do it often.

I like all of his posts just to make sure FB keeps showing them to me.

So really, I'm the annoying stalker in the relationship. He doesn't seem to mind.

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1 minute ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

I think it's funny. But then, I'm amused by most everything about him.

He doesn't do it often.

I like all of his posts just to make sure FB keeps showing them to me.

So really, I'm the annoying stalker in the relationship. He doesn't seem to mind.

I don't comment on or like many of his posts. I just lurk and read. Lately so much is redundant and replayed. When he was rescued this time, I got Jean a bit worked up about getting another boat for Rimas.

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1 hour ago, Great White said:

I don't comment on or like many of his posts. I just lurk and read. Lately so much is redundant and replayed. When he was rescued this time, I got Jean a bit worked up about getting another boat for Rimas.

chuckle, good job with Jean

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You’ve got to acknowledge Rimas has an undoubted talent for posting incomprehensible, misleading shite devoid of easily verifiable facts.

Deliberate or deranged? I believe the latter. In the real world, I.e. any ‘civilised’ western society, he would be one of these poor sods with mental health issues let down by the state and left begging for coppers on the street corner. We’ve all seen them.

Rimas has this fixation that he is some intrepid explorer and that people are, in the main, helpful in the extreme and generous to a fault. So far he’s been proved right on both counts.

I would like Rimas to get another boat and set sail again with his buttery mash and maraschino cherries. Let him sail off into the sunset happy in his delusional attempt to sail around the world. So what if he meets his end out there? It’s got to be better than dying in the gutter somewhere.

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45 minutes ago, Para Handy said:

I would like Rimas to get another boat and set sail again with his buttery mash and maraschino cherries. Let him sail off into the sunset happy in his delusional attempt to sail around the world. So what if he meets his end out there? It’s got to be better than dying in the gutter somewhere.

You have a very cavalier attitude about MY buttery ashes!

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I think this might be the end of the story. He's got several enablers in Hilo who'll care for him, inc the person who gave him a place to live before the Marina threatened to seize his boat. There's likely not a supply of free boats, and it would cost more to refurbish one there. I don't think Jean or Shannon are going to invest anymore money and time into Rimas's fantasy. 

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On 22/08/2013 at 2:25 PM, buys737 said:

Have you ever wondered (hypothetically) just how far you could go if you set sail one day and headed out over the horizon in a Craiglist special 4ksb with almost no preparation? Well...now you dont have to because three weeks ago this Russian immigrant, Rimas Meleshyus, left Oak Harbor, Washington in an old San Juan 24 he bought for $500 the month before. Where is he headed? Around the world...via Cape Horn. He has no autopilot or self steering, no communications equipment other than a handheld VHF. He has two ancient handheld gps units, 85 gallons of water and a boatload of food. Despite everyone telling him this was probably a bad idea, he left determined to follow his dream. This isn't the first time he's tried this kind of thing. A couple he spent 34 days crossing the Gulf of Alaska, also in a SJ24. He ended up shipwrecked on an island near Kodiak for 9 days before he was rescued by the Coast Guard. I gave him a Spot tracker and a bunch of batteries for it because I figured this could be an interesting show. He is currently a few hundred miles off the coast of Northern California. His progress has not been particularily good. 25 to 50 miles a day...but not always in the right direction. Right now he seems like maybe he's changed his mind and is headed for Hawaii. Anyway, I've attached a link to his Spot tracker if anyone's interested. He seems like a really nice guy with a huge dream and a lot of determination. I wish him well, but he has a lot of challenges ahead of him that Im afraid he's not prepared for.

 

Here's a link to an article in the local paper. There is also quite a bit of info on the guy if you google him.

 

http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/213584831.html?mobile=true

 

And here is a link to the tracker.

 

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0peJuCrfr2oqehW0RAegJdeJsCaHryH5q

like a fine novel of the old school we end with the beginning 

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26 minutes ago, bfloyd4445 said:

The end. 

What a dirt bag to just take off without a word. Think he may have been deported?

Of course he was deported. He had no money for food or lodging. Vietnam isn't interested in taking care of our deadbeats.

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Its like he doesnt recognize the loss of his boat. On FB he just regurgitates old posts, praises how wonderful Vietnam is and talks about continuing his (nonstop) sail around the world. Doesn't seem to be the least bit concerned about how to get another boat. Suppose he thinks Jean will just find him another freebie. Will be interesting.Or maybe he will just fade away living somewhere on shore.

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Rimas has discovered a new way to travel. He got a free month of hotel stays and food courtesy of the government of Vietnam, or maybe the US government. All you have to do is get a free boat and get rescued from the perfectly good free boat in some countries territory.

Mimsy isn't lost since it is in China. It's too bad the chicken couldn't keep it off the beach while Rimas was enjoying his tour of Da Nang City.

I have always heard that a lot of people gear up their boats to sail around the world and sell them when they get to Hawaii because the ocean was more than they expected, so they put the boat up for sale. I'm sure no one would give their boat to Rimas, but I bet there is a boat crushing business on one of the islands. Those two women that drifted around got a pretty end of the road boat in Hawaii. The way Rimas luck runs, he will find a sugar momma that will set him up with a boat before he goes blind.

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20 hours ago, bugger said:

"Any baggage to check, sir?"

"Just this orange lifering."

And this mahi mahi

 

 

Let's not forget this puts Reamus and Jen in the same neighborhood.  Think of the possibilities. 

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8 hours ago, Volkeno said:

I have always heard that a lot of people gear up their boats to sail around the world and sell them when they get to Hawaii because the ocean was more than they expected, so they put the boat up for sale.

Many of them sell at launch time. The act of building, having a project, a story, was more important and, ultimately, safer than actually sailing somewhere.

Decades ago I read at least two (maybe 3 or 4) of Arthur Piver's [short] books. They were quite amusing. Full of anecdotes about noobs that slapped together their tri with the cheapest possible materials and components, read Piver's minimalist "Noon Position", and shoved off with a Davis plastic sextant or, Piver's favorite, clunky Air Force surplus artificial-horizon sextant. Many of these first-timers were so stoked to not have died that they simply rammed their boat onto the first bit of land they saw. Just piled it onto the first beach or reef they came across. Boat destroyed, everything lost, and it was back to driving a linen truck in Nebraska with a few good stories to tell.

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4 hours ago, pbd said:

Let's not forget this puts Reamus and Jen in the same neighborhood.  Think of the possibilities. 

Plenty of boat for a threeway drift-a-thon....

1978 ChoyLee offshore ketch - $28 (Honolulu) 

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https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/boa/d/1978-choylee-offshore-ketch/6472135263.html

I'm in for 1/10th......

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On 3/10/2018 at 7:34 AM, clucas said:

Guess what...?

 

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I'm skeptical.  I could change  my current city and hometown to Hilo on FaceBook  at will.  Presently my hometown on FaceBook is 4,000 miles from my actual city/hometown to befuddle prowling creditors.  Rimas's FaceBook hometown listing rarely equates to where he's presently  reposing when ashore.  He's claimed living in Port Townsend when actually in 'Frisco, and if my failing memory serves, even once claimed his  hometown was a Pacific Isle,  which he never touched; can't remember the name. 

Until I see hard evidence he's elsewhere he's still in 'Nam.

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39 minutes ago, madohe said:

Plenty of boat for a threeway drift-a-thon....

1978 ChoyLee offshore ketch - $28 (Honolulu) 

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https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/boa/d/1978-choylee-offshore-ketch/6472135263.html

I'm in for 1/10th......

lots of $28 SBs available at Ala Wai but thats a long way from Hilo for a homeless round the world voyager.  might as well be in Da Nang 

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1 hour ago, madohe said:

Plenty of boat for a threeway drift-a-thon....

1978 ChoyLee offshore ketch - $28 (Honolulu) 

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https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/boa/d/1978-choylee-offshore-ketch/6472135263.html

I'm in for 1/10th......

in good shape and only 100 hours on the engine all for for $28 and  payment of mooring charges maybe. What a deal! I'm in for 2 cents

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1 hour ago, axolotl said:

I'm skeptical.  I could change  my current city and hometown to Hilo on FaceBook  at will.  Presently my hometown on FaceBook is 4,000 miles from my actual city/hometown to befuddle prowling creditors.  Rimas's FaceBook hometown listing rarely equates to where he's presently  reposing when ashore.  He's claimed living in Port Townsend when actually in 'Frisco, and if my failing memory serves, even once claimed his  hometown was a Pacific Isle,  which he never touched; can't remember the name. 

Until I see hard evidence he's elsewhere he's still in 'Nam.

He never seems to know where he is at untill he has been there for a few days anyway

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3 hours ago, axolotl said:

I'm skeptical.  I could change  my current city and hometown to Hilo on FaceBook  at will.  Presently my hometown on FaceBook is 4,000 miles from my actual city/hometown to befuddle prowling creditors.  Rimas's FaceBook hometown listing rarely equates to where he's presently  reposing when ashore.  He's claimed living in Port Townsend when actually in 'Frisco, and if my failing memory serves, even once claimed his  hometown was a Pacific Isle,  which he never touched; can't remember the name. 

Until I see hard evidence he's elsewhere he's still in 'Nam.

I am skeptical too. But he did post last week that he was going to fly to Hawaii someday next month. March? April? He was living with someone on the island, but the location was a ways from Hilo. Some of his older posts and pics were from the Kona side.

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16 hours ago, bfloyd4445 said:

He never seems to know where he is at until he has been there for a few days anyway   ...he's thrown out.  

fixerated, for accuracy.       And extra 'L' removed from until,, because yer a lowsy speller.  

3 hours ago, HypnoToad said:

Our Girl Sherri Riggs in Saipan is hanging up her reporting hat and heading home to Utah. Highlight reel includes Rimas. Guess when you interview the Worlds Greatest Sailor, you have reached the pinnacle of the media world.

yah,, nothn left to do but retire,, maybe make some babies if you're lucky.   :mellow:

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2 hours ago, couchsurfer said:

Maybe these will help,,, usually found in the same area.  :mellow:   ......

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Looks like a typical drive to wurk in the Dry Shitties, Washington.  Noobs have to learn not to try to dodge them.  Just plow straight ahead.  They're mostly air.  Although I did get slammed by one of those in the upper left once, riding my bicycle.  Threw me in the ditch and left a zillion little cat scratches.  Although it was not on fire - just a zephyr zooming across the road.  

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4 hours ago, couchsurfer said:

Maybe these will help,,, usually found in the same area.  :mellow:   ......

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I think the tumbleweeds are faster downwind than Rimas...KonTikiWeed. 

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