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Hey Tab!

So, thanks for the rite of passage. I appreciate it!

As to your topics...

 

1)He was convicted of smuggling pot. So what? Didn't you ever inhale?

2)He shit in the Hudson. I'm against that.

3)I don't know enough about his personal life to comment on child support but if it is due he should be held responsible and I'm sure that he will be.

4)His "Mars Mission" is a guy going off on a crazy tangent. We can all agree that he's a bit of a nut.

 

OK. So I say again, "So What?" Now he's out there by himself and he can't hurt anyone. It makes an interesting thread and at least we can amuse ourselves.

 

 

Ok, I'm getting over my nauseousness, cleaned the coke and bread out of the keyboards, and have slept a bit after a sleepless night.

 

So, Deev I just can't buy into the "Didn't you ever inhale?" take you seem to be a proponent of. The fact that Reid was convicted of drug smuggling is a bit different then if I smoke pot at some time in my life. Reid wants to claim that the mission of his was going to teach school children about our planet. I may be a bit conservative (ok a whole lot conservative) and if I was say a planetarium for example looking for some one to help children understand the earth, a convicted drug smuggler would not be my first choice. You see it's a matter of degree and I think that you can't compare the two.

 

The shit in the Hudson part, for me, goes past the "I'm against that." stance you take. Reid's mission is in part dedicated to (and I paraphrase) "Teaching people how to live in harmony with the environment". A sentiment that undoubtedly influenced people to contribute time, money, services or products. It is hypocritical at best!

 

The part about his back child support and him out there sailing his "crazy mission", in my opinion, are inexorably linked together. Reid solicited money and product donations to fund his project that as you point out he had been tacking very seriously for many years. Again my opinion here, what a man of any mettle would have done was to take care of his legal (and I would add moral) responsibilities first before soliciting funds so he could indeed sail around out there.

 

So frankly I feel that his "mission" has indeed been at the expense of others.

 

I've already stated that I feel that Reid has duped people into help fund is mission by inflating or outrightly making false claims prior to his departure.

 

I have to add that some people talk about Reid's "sacrifices" in making this trip. A real man would have made the sacrifice of supporting his child first while postponing his own ambitions until he had done that.

 

But I will agree with you one one point, it is entertaining as hell and has been fodder for some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen.

 

So, there you have it Deev, don't care too much if you agree, but in all honesty I feel that those who defend Reid ether don't have the facts about what he has done, or I really have to doubt their moral fortitude.

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Ok, I'm getting over my nauseousness, cleaned the coke and bread out of the keyboards, and have slept a bit after a sleepless night.

 

So, Deev I just can't buy into the "Didn't you ever inhale?" take you seem to be a proponent of. The fact that Reid was convicted of drug smuggling is a bit different then if I smoke pot at some time in my life. Reid wants to claim that the mission of his was going to teach school children about our planet. I may be a bit conservative (ok a whole lot conservative) and if I was say a planetarium for example looking for some one to help children understand the earth, a convicted drug smuggler would not be my first choice. You see it's a matter of degree and I think that you can't compare the two.

 

The shit in the Hudson part, for me, goes past the "I'm against that." stance you take. Reid's mission is in part dedicated to (and I paraphrase) "Teaching people how to live in harmony with the environment". A sentiment that undoubtedly influenced people to contribute time, money, services or products. It is hypocritical at best!

 

The part about his back child support and him out there sailing his "crazy mission", in my opinion, are inexorably linked together. Reid solicited money and product donations to fund his project that as you point out he had been tacking very seriously for many years. Again my opinion here, what a man of any mettle would have done was to take care of his legal (and I would add moral) responsibilities first before soliciting funds so he could indeed sail around out there.

 

So frankly I feel that his "mission" has indeed been at the expense of others.

 

I've already stated that I feel that Reid has duped people into help fund is mission by inflating or outrightly making false claims prior to his departure.

 

I have to add that some people talk about Reid's "sacrifices" in making this trip. A real man would have made the sacrifice of supporting his child first while postponing his own ambitions until he had done that.

 

But I will agree with you one one point, it is entertaining as hell and has been fodder for some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen.

 

So, there you have it Deev, don't care too much if you agree, but in all honesty I feel that those who defend Reid ether don't have the facts about what he has done, or I really have to doubt their moral fortitude.

 

Blah, blah, blah. This has been posted about here at least 100,000 gazillion times.

 

The rule should be that you cannot post to this thread unless you have more information to add.

 

Yeah, yeah, I know fuck off, newb. Except I'm not a newb. So, you too, fuck off newb.

 

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2:30 AM, beer and writing do not mix. post-22200-1208975214.gif

 

Hey Swan have you ever heard of different TIME ZONES or COUNTRIES or even HEMISHPERES for that matter.

 

I'm sure you didnt reply at 4:28 AM... Did you just have an Uh ha moment Swan. Arent computers smart :lol: Shit I though you would have thought about it the other day when seamad asked WTF you were talking about!

 

And I do believe writing and grog does mix, I'm sure many a great book has been writen using the combination.

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The Space Shuttle program will retire in two year (well, those that are still left then), the Soyuz starts to act up a bit, so maybe we should launch the Anne.

 

Make your pick:

 

 

 

Gives a whole new meaning to space junk, I guess.

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did you see that Discovery Channel show called America's Port? My brethren Coasties were tracking down a guy making threats over the radio while the Coasties were escorting a sensitive transit of new cargo crains into the port. Well, they finally found the guy. He was sailing his 25 ft sailboat that looked like it came from K-Mart. Anyway, the Coast Guard asked him to drop his sail so that they could board the sailboat. This guy is so fucking drunk, he falls from the top of the cabin by the main mast right into the cockpit. I swear to christ it looked like somebody took a chainsaw to a phone pole, he just went right over - like TIMBER! Laughed my fucking ass off. Anyway, I think its ok to blog when you can't hit your ass with a two-by-four, but I think you should leave the boat in the slip when you're that fucked up.

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Hey Swan have you ever heard of different TIME ZONES or COUNTRIES or even HEMISHPERES for that matter.

 

I'm sure you didnt reply at 4:28 AM... Did you just have an Uh ha moment Swan. Arent computers smart :lol: Shit I though you would have thought about it the other day when seamad asked WTF you were talking about!

 

And I do believe writing and grog does mix, I'm sure many a great book has been writen using the combination.

 

smoking again yet? :P

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Hey Swan have you ever heard of different TIME ZONES or COUNTRIES or even HEMISHPERES for that matter.

 

I'm sure you didnt reply at 4:28 AM... Did you just have an Uh ha moment Swan. Arent computers smart :lol: Shit I though you would have thought about it the other day when seamad asked WTF you were talking about!

 

And I do believe writing and grog does mix, I'm sure many a great book has been writen using the combination.

 

 

Can't disagree with you there:

 

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway

 

 

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Blah, blah, blah. This has been posted about here at least 100,000 gazillion times.

 

The rule should be that you cannot post to this thread unless you have more information to add.

 

Yeah, yeah, I know fuck off, newb. Except I'm not a newb. So, you too, fuck off newb. :lol:

 

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Hey now... (in the words of my little sister) Who made you the boss?!

 

It's bound to happen that there are other warped individuals like us that are willing to wade into this muckhole. I see it as a fresh source of laughs and opinions whilst we await the outcome of the trainwreck... WELCOME NEWBIES!!!

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Ok, I'm getting over my nauseousness, cleaned the coke and bread out of the keyboards, and have slept a bit after a sleepless night.

 

So, Deev I just can't buy into the "Didn't you ever inhale?" take you seem to be a proponent of. The fact that Reid was convicted of drug smuggling is a bit different then if I smoke pot at some time in my life. Reid wants to claim that the mission of his was going to teach school children about our planet. I may be a bit conservative (ok a whole lot conservative) and if I was say a planetarium for example looking for some one to help children understand the earth, a convicted drug smuggler would not be my first choice. You see it's a matter of degree and I think that you can't compare the two.

 

The shit in the Hudson part, for me, goes past the "I'm against that." stance you take. Reid's mission is in part dedicated to (and I paraphrase) "Teaching people how to live in harmony with the environment". A sentiment that undoubtedly influenced people to contribute time, money, services or products. It is hypocritical at best!

 

The part about his back child support and him out there sailing his "crazy mission", in my opinion, are inexorably linked together. Reid solicited money and product donations to fund his project that as you point out he had been tacking very seriously for many years. Again my opinion here, what a man of any mettle would have done was to take care of his legal (and I would add moral) responsibilities first before soliciting funds so he could indeed sail around out there.

 

So frankly I feel that his "mission" has indeed been at the expense of others.

 

I've already stated that I feel that Reid has duped people into help fund is mission by inflating or outrightly making false claims prior to his departure.

 

I have to add that some people talk about Reid's "sacrifices" in making this trip. A real man would have made the sacrifice of supporting his child first while postponing his own ambitions until he had done that.

 

But I will agree with you one one point, it is entertaining as hell and has been fodder for some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen.

 

So, there you have it Deev, don't care too much if you agree, but in all honesty I feel that those who defend Reid ether don't have the facts about what he has done, or I really have to doubt their moral fortitude.

 

 

Back to you T-Man...

 

You know that I'm a FY Newbie and SM was right on when asking if I was "SURE I wanted to start my time this way." I didn't realize what I was walking into so I spent some time today looking over previous posts. (NO! Not all 15,000+ of them but quite a few.) I gotta hand it to you. You guys are generally very funny and in so being make some excellent points.

 

And fuck that guy who hates going over old ground anyway...

 

So to go over some of your points...

I don't think that being a convicted pot smuggler makes anyone an evil person in and of itself. (I'm a bit of the liberal bent myself.) Hell, if people are gonna smoke it somebody is gonna provide it. Supply and demand. William F. Buckley would even agree. I really doubt that Weid would try to sell it to the school kids. It could be a new revenue stream for his "mission" though. (Just kidding!!)

 

As for me, I have not and will not contribute to his project. Anyone who who does is responsible for his/her own actions. The dopes were not duped, they're just dopes. When I first heard about this project I thought it insane and still think so.

 

I have met the guy, however, and could see from the beginning that he was right out there in woo woo land. Very charming for sure but way the fuck out there. Morally corrupt, perhaps. Hypocritical, ok. A scammer for sure. So what? I think that some of our politicians are a lot more dangerous to society than this nut.

 

He's out there by himself now and I don't think he can hurt anyone.

 

And it's funny as hell and fun to talk about.

 

And if you all will excuse me I will now have a bong hit for Jesus and a beer.

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just in case, a refresher course from this guy and his friends>>>>

lesson one

 

Leson two

 

All this talk about bongs, Gouvs links were interesting. WTF is all this lifting out the cone shit? That would burn your fingers...

 

Dont your american bongs have a hole in the back of the neck which you block of with your thumb???

 

Pick the american bong user, they have burns on their fingers. Makes me think of the Simpson episode were the Fast food dude drops something in the fryer and puts his hand in to get it out. That makes me giggle.

 

Oh and as I have been away and dont want to go back and read what has happened, can someone let me know if Reg Dog scored with Soy. And if he did, did he have a ham and cheese sandwhich after he'd done the deed?

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I don't think that being a convicted pot smuggler makes anyone an evil person in and of itself. (I'm a bit of the liberal bent myself.) Hell, if people are gonna smoke it somebody is gonna provide it. Supply and demand. William F. Buckley would even agree. I really doubt that Weid would try to sell it to the school kids. It could be a new revenue stream for his "mission" though. (Just kidding!!)

Correct - not evil just from this point. Still a criminal though regardless of ANYONE'S personal preferences.

As for me, I have not and will not contribute to his project. Anyone who who does is responsible for his/her own actions. The dopes were not duped, they're just dopes. When I first heard about this project I thought it insane and still think so.

 

Probably true

 

I have met the guy, however, and could see from the beginning that he was right out there in woo woo land. Very charming for sure but way the fuck out there. Morally corrupt, perhaps. Hypocritical, ok. A scammer for sure. So what? I think that some of our politicians are a lot more dangerous to society than this nut.

 

I wish some of them would go to sea for 1000 day! I would contribute financially to that!

He's out there by himself now and I don't think he can hurt anyone.

 

Let's hope this stays true. For his own benefit as well as others.

 

And it's funny as hell and fun to talk about.

 

It's amazing how funny this has been at times. Especially when we are not talking about him!

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Oh and as I have been away and dont want to go back and read what has happened, can someone let me know if Reg Dog scored with Soy. And if he did, did he have a ham and cheese sandwhich after he'd done the deed?

 

We heard there was a lot of humping, but the pics revealed the our little mut with a poodle, a squirrel, a chair leg and even a stray cat - not Soy.

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I heard Soy eyes popped out even more when she saw how well hung RD was, she just could take it after reidys little wied

 

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Because I can ;) .

 

Reminds me of a boat backing into the dock next to us last year. There's an attractive woman on the dock calling to the helmsman that he's got about 3' to go when he had about 1'. I almost dropped my pants right there and asked for an opinion.

 

 

 

BTW - Found a picture of Sea Madness when he was a kid waiting for the short bus.

 

 

 

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Hey Swan have you ever heard of different TIME ZONES or COUNTRIES or even HEMISHPERES for that matter.

I'm sure you didnt reply at 4:28 AM... Did you just have an Uh ha moment Swan. Arent computers smart :lol:Shit I though you would have thought about it the other day when seamad asked WTF you were talking about!

 

And I do believe writing and grog does mix, I'm sure many a great book has been writen using the combination.

Writing and grog do mix........for some.

Hey Swan, have you ever heard of different TIME ZONES or COUNTRIES or even HEMISPHERES for that matter?

 

I'm sure you didn’t reply at 4:28 AM... Did you just have an Uh ha moment Swan? Aren’t computers smart? Shit, I thought you would have thought about it the other day when seamad asked WTF you were talking about!

 

I do believe writing and grog does mix. I'm sure many a great book has been written using the combination.

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Writing and grog do mix........for some.

Hey Swan, have you ever heard of different TIME ZONES or COUNTRIES or even HEMISPHERES for that matter?

 

I'm sure you didn’t reply at 4:28 AM... Did you just have an Uh ha moment Swan? Aren’t computers smart? Shit, I thought you would have thought about it the other day when seamad asked WTF you were talking about!

 

I do believe writing and grog does mix. I'm sure many a great book has been written using the combination.

 

 

This sort of explains things:

 

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An appetising piece of Swiss Cheese after 367 days at sea ?

Hanging squawk out to dry after 367 days of rogering ?

or

praying to the latest thing that Weidy thinks will help him... an each way bet...?

MC: Dammit Weidy, just when we find a market segment that we can milk for donations, you go and stuff it up by posting a picture that will offend them. First it was the whale bone, just when we were going all conservation like, now it is a pagan relic, just after we were starting to hook the devoutly religious...

STOP POSTING PICTURES, AND JUST LET US GHOST WRITE FOR YOU OK ? EG....

 

Day 367 Maori Influence

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Wind SW 5 to25, Course E, Speed 2 to 7, Position 33° 02' S by 174° 30' E

 

As I bob like a piece of shitsail past the top of NZ I feel the scorn influence of the Maori Polynesians who were the true sailor that I wish I could be sailed these waters and discovered a beautiful unpopulated land (bugger I will have to find my own, they already grabbed this one. They must have been very brave to actually sail instead of nap their double hulled dug out canoes without cheese, satellite phones, radar detectors, desalinators and the sponsorship of dozens of carefully sourced and manipulated fools out into an unexplored ocean in hopes that they would find land. They had to venture into colder rougher water than Polynesians had before without longjohns and 600 kg of propane gas heating.... oooh I go all goosepimply just thinking about it, it must be nap time again, I er..... Once they settled I taught them they developed the most advanced and elaborate wood carving of all the Polynesians and the most men per capita were wood carvers than any other culture. It was their belief that they could trade them for rum drink spirits while whittling without looking (painful) contacted the spirits through their wood carving. Their art influenced mine and my figureheads have always been crap, but hey, I just give them away, like the whalebone I gave Jon Sanders, and then I just watch the looks on their faces while they write me a cheque,... haha priceless had their look. I certrainly tried to carve up soys figure with my whittling knife but it broke, and I havent been well lately, and since the viagra bottle was emptied over the side...too carry figureheads and believe in their power to help me keep the pay pal ticking over while I venture beyond known realms.

 

Somewhere near mars, or somewhere else, I imagine, Picture yourself on a boat on an ocean, with tangerine seas and marshmallow skies, suddenly someone is there at the turnstile, the girl with kaleidoscope eyes (PUFF PUFF, INHALE. Under dark clouds an intense orange sun rises above the horizon. The clouds form and unform when I smoke my bong in the cabin without opening the hatch. Rain brings wind shifts and gusts, but barely wets the deck, yet my pictures show the Anne leaking like an unmaintained pos that she really is. Big waves roll in from the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean and cross each other going in opposite directions. The sun sets brilliant orange under dark clouds. The nearly full moon rises on the opposite horizon and like a spotlight casts moving shadows across the deck. Since a squawk splinter damaged my prostate This means I'm up and down all night changing course with the wind shifts and squalls. The moon moves across the sky taking turns with the sun. They would govern my life If I had one.

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Tracking and Comments....

 

"It was fascinating to read Soanya's posting about how people develop a coping mechanism for being alone on the high seas. I, too, have read Reid's postings which are almost never written as if he were alone out there. It's nearly always "we" and I wondered about that so it was very interesting to read the pshychology behind that. Thank you, Soanya, for enlightening those of us who have been enjoying the Odyssey.

 

Carmen xoxo"

 

Yes Carmen, Weid is psycho.....

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praying to the latest thing that Weidy thinks will help him... an each way bet...?

 

I think you nailed there TTT. Here's a smattering of theological wisdom from Reid:

 

Day 367 - It was their belief that they contacted the spirits through their wood carving. Their art influenced mine and my figureheads have always had their look. I too carry figureheads and believe in their power to help me while I venture beyond known realms.

 

Day 346 - In the furthest places from civilization and people I am a sailor and a friend of God.

 

Day 279 - It seems that our mobile figurehead that I call the “Wave God” wore the lashings away as he rode in the rigging for several years.

 

Day 248 - In empty space, a form of god arrives.

 

Day 216 - The gods of the gentle winds have been kind to us.

 

Day 198 -Again the carving put me in touch with my ancient self that made carvings for the gods through the ages.

 

Day 193 - I once thought I could do everything by myself with my own strength, but I have to say that I prayed to God not so much to help me, but to say, “I'm here in your hands. This is your world. I love you.”

 

Day 183 - On this piece, I carved the goddess on the bone to look after my brother and I on our voyage from Bequia directly back to North Carolina in November and December. To sail a tiny catamaran (26 ft) with no motor and navigating with an old brass WWI sextant (given to me by Ivo), we needed a goddess there to look after us.

 

Day 176 - My mother taught my little brothers and I how to pray when we were four or five. We all knelt down beside the bed together and prayed to God to look after us and all our friends and relatives. Then we named them one by one and got in bed and went to sleep. God was a very big old being who was always there and always saw everything and cared for everybody. If you prayed to God, your prayers would be answered. Perhaps this is the same God I pray to now while I stand on the back of the boat or meditate or lay in bed awake during the wee hours.

 

Day 77 - I'm beginning to ponder higher callings and even wonder about God, especially here in the blue cathedral.

 

Day 21 - Three years where your entire world will be the wide open expanse of God's gorgeous ocean.

 

I think he's more of a "God" supporter than a "gods" supporter, but hey - doesn't hurt to cover all the bases..... just in case ;) .

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Hey mission control, today, you stuffed up bigtime.

 

The reason why REID is feeling the scorn of New Zealand as he drifts past, praying to a bit of wood, is because in New Zealand and Australia,

 

TODAY IS ANZAC DAY.

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Reid wouldnt understand today, because it is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY, where we celebrate our way of life, and the sacrifices and COMMITMENT made by thousands of diggers who, rather than drift off on a boat in the ultimate selfish act, ACTUALLY STEPPED UP and gave their lives so that our way of life could be preserved.

 

Reidy, you couldnt be further away from the model person that today we celebrate, show appreciation for AND STRIVE TO EMBODY.

While today, New Zealand and Australia pray to God for the lost souls, and those dying every day, who made the sacrifice, you weidy are a living role model of the ultimate deserter, pagan worshipper, and shirker of responsibility.

 

If you are feeling vibes Weidy, they COME FROM 25 MILLION AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALANDERS, WHO ARE pushing you away from New Zealand, for very good reasons.

 

To say that you share the core values and beliefs of New Zealanders is just an absolute insult.

 

Prat.

Just lucky you are out of 303 rifle range mate....

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Hey mission control, today, you stuffed up bigtime.

 

The reason why REID is feeling the scorn of New Zealand as he drifts past, praying to a bit of wood, is because in New Zealand and Australia,

 

TODAY IS ANZAC DAY.

 

Reid wouldnt understand today, because it is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY, where we celebrate our way of life, and the sacrifices and COMMITMENT made by thousands of diggers who, rather than drift off on a boat in the ultimate selfish act, ACTUALLY STEPPED UP and gave their lives so that our way of life could be preserved.

 

Reidy, you couldnt be further away from the model person that today we celebrate, show appreciation for AND STRIVE TO EMBODY.

While today, New Zealand and Australia pray to God for the lost souls, and those dying every day, who made the sacrifice, you weidy are a living role model of the ultimate deserter, pagan worshipper, and shirker of responsibility.

 

If you are feeling vibes Weidy, they COME FROM 25 MILLION AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALANDERS, WHO ARE pushing you away from New Zealand, for very good reasons.

 

To say that you share the core values and beliefs of New Zealanders is just an absolute insult.

 

Prat.

Just lucky you are out of 303 rifle range mate....

 

 

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TTT, VBman and all our mates on the other side of the world, you have a lot to be proud of today.

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An appetising piece of Swiss Cheese after 367 days at sea ?

Hanging squawk out to dry after 367 days of rogering ?

or

praying to the latest thing that Weidy thinks will help him... an each way bet...?

MC: Dammit Weidy, just when we find a market segment that we can milk for donations, you go and stuff it up by posting a picture that will offend them. First it was the whale bone, just when we were going all conservation like, now it is a pagan relic, just after we were starting to hook the devoutly religious...

STOP POSTING PICTURES, AND JUST LET US GHOST WRITE FOR YOU OK ? EG....

 

Day 367 Maori Influence

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Wind SW 5 to25, Course E, Speed 2 to 7, Position 33° 02' S by 174° 30' E

 

As I bob like a piece of shitsail past the top of NZ I feel the scorn influence of the Maori Polynesians who were the true sailor that I wish I could be sailed these waters and discovered a beautiful unpopulated land (bugger I will have to find my own, they already grabbed this one. They must have been very brave to actually sail instead of nap their double hulled dug out canoes without cheese, satellite phones, radar detectors, desalinators and the sponsorship of dozens of carefully sourced and manipulated fools out into an unexplored ocean in hopes that they would find land. They had to venture into colder rougher water than Polynesians had before without longjohns and 600 kg of propane gas heating.... oooh I go all goosepimply just thinking about it, it must be nap time again, I er..... Once they settled I taught them they developed the most advanced and elaborate wood carving of all the Polynesians and the most men per capita were wood carvers than any other culture. It was their belief that they could trade them for rum drink spirits while whittling without looking (painful) contacted the spirits through their wood carving. Their art influenced mine and my figureheads have always been crap, but hey, I just give them away, like the whalebone I gave Jon Sanders, and then I just watch the looks on their faces while they write me a cheque,... haha priceless had their look. I certrainly tried to carve up soys figure with my whittling knife but it broke, and I havent been well lately, and since the viagra bottle was emptied over the side...too carry figureheads and believe in their power to help me keep the pay pal ticking over while I venture beyond known realms.

 

Somewhere near mars, or somewhere else, I imagine, Picture yourself on a boat on an ocean, with tangerine seas and marshmallow skies, suddenly someone is there at the turnstile, the girl with kaleidoscope eyes (PUFF PUFF, INHALE. Under dark clouds an intense orange sun rises above the horizon. The clouds form and unform when I smoke my bong in the cabin without opening the hatch. Rain brings wind shifts and gusts, but barely wets the deck, yet my pictures show the Anne leaking like an unmaintained pos that she really is. Big waves roll in from the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean and cross each other going in opposite directions. The sun sets brilliant orange under dark clouds. The nearly full moon rises on the opposite horizon and like a spotlight casts moving shadows across the deck. Since a squawk splinter damaged my prostate This means I'm up and down all night changing course with the wind shifts and squalls. The moon moves across the sky taking turns with the sun. They would govern my life If I had one.

 

Weid's shit has drove us to do the inevitable. Fuck sailing, we're going on a Carnival Cruise <gasps from the SA crowd> on Saturday (booked drunkenly last minute) for 6-days to Grand Cayman and Ochos Rios. Don't worry, friends, they make stuffed animals from towels and feed you non-sprout food aboard. Someone else steers the ship. But, not to be total losers, we will bring the hand-held VHF (to listen to the captain talk to the pilot boats, check weather, CH 16 drama and communicate with Weid if we see him), hand-help GPS (we're going to track the course), and cameras (in case we have a Weid-sighting.) I'm leaving that stupid Iridium at home (cause work made me sign one out), but will check in with you guys when I get back. Not leaving for Miami until Sat. morning.

 

Okay, but we'll get back on Thursday, and fully intend to go out sailing that weekend. :)

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Is that because Soanya's pen would be close to....

 

 

SOANYA

 

Unless he wore it backwords and then it would read -

 

SOANYA

 

 

Gouv - I like that the BT in the picture doesn't seem intimidated by the other two dogs. Most of us BT's like the big bitches ;)

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I will be flying out of here in the early AM. This time tomorrow I will be doing this for a week or two
......eat your hearts out........see you. B)

 

Bucky Lugger :P ---------------------------Enjoy :lol:

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SOANYA

 

Unless he wore it backwords and then it would read -

 

SOANYA

Gouv - I like that the BT in the picture doesn't seem intimidated by the other two dogs. Most of us BT's like the big bitches ;)

:lol::lol::lol: You need to get out sailing, boy...you have too much time on your hands. I NEVER would have thought of that (the graduated fonts), but glad you've pointed it out for future use.

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Google Earth at the 1000days.net site is interesting. If you position yourself over Auckland, at a height of 530 feet, with eyes capable of seeing more than 223 miles (wtf ?) you can see Weidy's entire track as he has sailed around new Zealand, and approaches Auckland.

It must be infuriating to know that your sails are turning to dust, you have 700 days to go, there is absolutely no way that those rags are going to last another month, let alone 2 years, and for the last week, as you sail around New Zealand, you can see the lights of planes taking off for America from the Auckland airport.....

 

Only the insane would give up this last chance to exit with some semblance of dignity.

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Help me out here. On which page of this thread did Sonya leave? :unsure:

 

Why, and, how did she do it? :huh:

 

John Sanders enticed her off the boat with a ham sandwich at about post 145,680.

 

Why - Ham sandwich and shopping close by.

 

SWAN - Have fun filming cool sailing shit from your powerboat. Fucktard.

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Swan, I was going to ask you which activity you were gong to be doing (as per the video): parasurfing, wind surfing or sailing one of those awesome cats, but RD answered my question above! :lol: Have a great vacation... B)

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LOL Gouv! I always crack up when cscow puts some speed to that tub too :lol:

 

 

 

I'm confused. He's going south to go north? The electronic device is definitely heading SE. And he's looking as raggedy as his sails. Today's news:

 

 

Day 369 No Mainsail or Rain Saturday, 26 April 2008

Wind NNE 15 to 20 knots, Course ESE, Speed 3 to 5 knots, Position 33° 25' S by 175° 51' E

 

Our old foresail that had not seen daylight for ten years is in the place of the main sail. The gaff and boom are way too long, but the sail sets well and it's done a good job for almost two weeks. Mostly we go too slow, but then the wind gusts up and we pick up a good speed and I congratulate the sail for hanging in there. I worked too hard on the mainsail until the pain in my hands kept me from sleeping and I had to stop. It's been three days and I haven't recouped the energy to get back at it. There's plenty of other jobs to catch up on.

 

I watch the clouds and feel the drips of rain, but there still hasn't been enough to catch. It's a good thing I have a desalinater. The grey weather means I have to run the motor to charge the batteries up. All these systems require my loving attention and I'm giving it as good as I can. I feel the grand Pacific Ocean opening up in front of me and I'm OK with where we are. It could be up to a month before we have made enough easting to turn up into the tradewinds. I sure hope it rains on the equator. The schooner is like a work animal that doesn't want to go back to the barn.

 

Reid

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Wow, he is looking weirder and weider. I told you he has been in la la land for years but now it's getting more interesting. I'm getting ready to do a very short sail in Micronesia. Only a couple of weeks . What do you think, should I make a short detour and do a fly by? Give him everyone's regards?

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Wow, he is looking weirder and weider. I told you he has been in la la land for years but now it's getting more interesting. I'm getting ready to do a very short sail in Micronesia. Only a couple of weeks . What do you think, should I make a short detour and do a fly by? Give him everyone's regards?

 

Pack a new main sail Deev, he'll luv you long time! :o

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Wow, he is looking weirder and weider. I told you he has been in la la land for years but now it's getting more interesting. I'm getting ready to do a very short sail in Micronesia. Only a couple of weeks . What do you think, should I make a short detour and do a fly by? Give him everyone's regards?

 

OMG, yes! Pics or it didn't happen, though. I've been dying for proof he's actually out there. And you don't have to bring him sails. Sanders already gave him some, but Weid has them below deck where he's soaking up the leaking diesel fuel so they don't look brand new and he's cutting them and patching them so we think they're still the old ones. So far, since he's been out there he's found about 10 replacement sails (don't ya think, JP?) to replace others. What, does he have nothing but old frigging sails with him? If he has so many old sails stashed below, where is all the art crap coming from? Never saw his Maori-style thing before on deck, so that must have been below somewhere.

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having sails that have been reidiculously shreided beyond reidpair, such that it subjects you to endless reidicule, would azurely be enough to reidirect any man feel who has never creid out, "I reidpent, I reidpent," reidpentant enough to have treid seeking reidemption.....

 

because after all, we are a long time bureid, and Preid goeth before a fall.

 

Seek reidemption or we shall luff you long time...

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having sails that have been reidiculously shreided beyond reidpair, such that it subjects you to endless reidicule, would azurely be enough to reidirect any man feel who has never creid out, "I reidpent, I reidpent," reidpentant enough to have treid seeking reidemption.....

 

because after all, we are a long time bureid, and Preid goeth before a fall.

 

Seek reidemption or we shall luff you long time...

These need to go into the Reid page of the Urban dictionary, TTT! :lol:

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The schooner is like a work animal that doesn't want to go back to the barn.

 

 

wtf ? do you mean an animal that is REIDTARDED ?

 

My grandfather used to do milk deliveries with a horse which knew when the outward journey was over, and as soon as he turned and started making the return journey, it was a battle holding her back.. Now that is an animal of average intelligence.

If Reid had any animal experience (not counting the trained gerbil), or in fact any work experience, he would know how reidiculous that statement is.

 

Reid is a sad sad case. There isnt a day go past where he doesnt say or do something totally REIDICULOUS.

 

Trying to drift past New Zaland in a cheese scow dragging a foot of marine growth, with sails that look like a japanese washing line at Hiroshima, into territory that Bullimore couldnt handle is just nuts.

 

Thats not brave. That is stupid.

 

I guess that makes Anne, a HORSE WITH NO MAIN......

or should that be a HEARSE WITH NO MAIN.... LOL

 

Get used to sailing Anne upside down Weidy....

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Sunday, 27 April 2008 Wind NE 20 to 30 knots, Course SE, Speed 4 to 5 knots, Position 35° 30' S by 178° 46' E

 

One of the most helpful books I've been studying is World Cruising Routes by Jimmy Cornell. I have always used Pilot Charts which have much the same information, but this book goes into detail. I'm studying the book and trying to choose a route that leaves us plenty of ocean room and keeps us away from the different hurricane seasons. There are three big hurricane seasons that take up most of the year in the Pacific. I haven't found much information about rain. I'm hoping I can catch rain on the equator. I tried in yesterday's rain spray, but the water I caught was too salty. For three days of NE storm the solar panels have not seen the sun's rays.

 

"…and he beheld his ship coming in the mist. Then the gates of his heart were flung open, and his joy flew far over the sea and he closed his eyes and prayed in the silences of his soul." Kahlil Gibran. My sailing mentor Ivo introduced me to The Prophet in New Zealand when I was a teenager. When I returned home I told my Mom about a great book. She went to the bookcase that Dad built and pulled it off the shelf.

 

Reid

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While nothing else is happening, perhaps mission control can explain the anomoly between these two pictures, both of which claim to be pictures of the same incident on day 192:

 

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In one, he is wearing a wetsuit, and descended into the water via a rigged ladder.

In the other, he is wearing only a t shirt (with suprise suprise, a worm stuck on it), and claims to have descended via tyres.

 

The wetsuit and ladder picture is obviously from a previous occasion, passed off as day 192.

 

And the worm on the shirt picture, obviously has land in the bottom left corner.

And the story that he used a paintscraper to clean the bottom of a 70 foot wineglass shaped hull 14 feet deep, by holding his breath is just impossible.

 

So come on mission control, please explain why you are posting false pictures.

 

Is it so that you can create a FALSE PROPHET (PROFIT) ??

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AMERICA; HORSE WITH NO NAME ANNE: HEARSE WITH NO MAIN

ON THE FIRST PART OF THE JOURNEY

I WAS LOOKING AT ALL THE LIFE

THERE WERE PLANTS AND BIRDS AND ROCKS AND THINGS

THERE WAS SAND AND HILLS AND RINGS

 

THE FIRST THING I MET WAS A FLY WITH A BUZZ

AND THE SKY WITH NO CLOUDS

THE HEAT WAS HOT AND THE DECK WAS DRY

BUT THE MAST WAS FULL OF SOUND

 

chorus;

YOU SEE

I'VE BEEN THROUGH THE OCEAN IN A HEARSE WITH NO NAME

IT FELT GOOD TO BE OUT OF THE RAIN

IN THE DESERT YOU CAN REMEMBER YOUR NAME

'CAUSE THERE AIN'T NO ONE FOR TO GIVE YOU NO PAIN

LA LA LA LA .....

 

AFTER TWO DAYS IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN SUN

MY SKIN BEGAN TO TURN RED

AFTER THREE DAYS IN THE OCEAN FUN

I WAS LOOKING AT OUR EMPTY BED

AND THE STORY IT TOLD OF A RIVER THAT FLOWED

MADE ME SAD TO THINK IT WAS DEAD

 

chorus

 

solo

 

 

AFTER NINE DAYS I LET THE HEARSE RUN FREE

'CAUSE THE SAILS HAD TURNED TO SHREDS

THERE WERE PLANTS AND BIRDS AND ROCKS AND THINGS

THERE WAS SAND AND HILLS AND RINGS

THE OCEAN IS A DESERT WITH ITS LIFE UNDERGROUND

AND A PERFECT DISGUISE ABOVE

UNDER THE CITIES LIES A HEART MADE OF GROUND

BUT THE HUMANS WILL GIVE ME NO LOVE

 

chorus

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Thanks for keeping this thing going, TTT, because Weid's posts are so boring it's reidiculous. If he keeps posting this one paragraph bullshit he won't get any donations and MC will bail out on him. What he needs is for some 18-year old Indonesian to miraculously appear in a dug-out canoe off his bow, begging to come along for the rest of the voyage.

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While nothing else is happening, perhaps mission control can explain the anomoly between these two pictures, both of which claim to be pictures of the same incident on day 192:

 

post-14539-1209377151_thumb.jpgpost-14539-1209377171_thumb.jpg

 

In one, he is wearing a wetsuit, and descended into the water via a rigged ladder.

In the other, he is wearing only a t shirt (with suprise suprise, a worm stuck on it), and claims to have descended via tyres.

 

The wetsuit and ladder picture is obviously from a previous occasion, passed off as day 192.

 

And the worm on the shirt picture, obviously has land in the bottom left corner.

And the story that he used a paintscraper to clean the bottom of a 70 foot wineglass shaped hull 14 feet deep, by holding his breath is just impossible.

 

So come on mission control, please explain why you are posting false pictures.

 

Is it so that you can create a FALSE PROPHET (PROFIT) ??

 

I believe there were actually two days of cleaning the bottom. If you remember, he mentioned that he started the first day and got cold. The next day he said he was awake all night dreading to get back in to clean the bottom. So, I think it definitely did not get done in one day, and there is the possibility that he smartened up the second and wore a wetsuit. That is the only possible way that the two pictures can be from the same event. Otherwise, I agree that something is not right. He also claimed to be able to clean a good chunk of the boat from the deck with a pole scraper before even entering the water. Still a lot left to do while free diving. I don't think I could do it in 5 days.

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I believe there were actually two days of cleaning the bottom. If you remember, he mentioned that he started the first day and got cold. The next day he said he was awake all night dreading to get back in to clean the bottom. So, I think it definitely did not get done in one day, and there is the possibility that he smartened up the second and wore a wetsuit. That is the only possible way that the two pictures can be from the same event. Otherwise, I agree that something is not right. He also claimed to be able to clean a good chunk of the boat from the deck with a pole scraper before even entering the water. Still a lot left to do while free diving. I don't think I could do it in 5 days.

There was two differant bottom scrubbing episodes. The first was early on when they were near the equator the first time(with the wetsuit). The second time was a couple of months later when they were near the equator the second time(blue shirt with worm). I am too lazy to look up the dates.

 

 

 

Edit: And I think the first time was when he tried to clean the bottom with the shovel.

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I was looking at the photos on their site of Soyna leaving and there was indeed some serious growth visible then. The "wet suit" cleaning was 3 Nov and the 'stick cleaning was 13 Oct.

 

Now she left the boat on 23 Feb for the "Offshore Transfer" and their position report says they were about 40NM (33.46S 114.21E) off the coast when the transfer occured. But whoever was taking those pictures of the transfer must have had one hell of a telephoto lens. The beach could not have been more than 1, maybe 2 miles. Perhaps Goole Earth is a bit off, but I doubt that.

 

Sorting through these half truths and lies is more complicated that what is being dished out in the election...

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I believe there were actually two days of cleaning the bottom. If you remember, he mentioned that he started the first day and got cold. The next day he said he was awake all night dreading to get back in to clean the bottom. So, I think it definitely did not get done in one day, and there is the possibility that he smartened up the second and wore a wetsuit. That is the only possible way that the two pictures can be from the same event. Otherwise, I agree that something is not right. He also claimed to be able to clean a good chunk of the boat from the deck with a pole scraper before even entering the water. Still a lot left to do while free diving. I don't think I could do it in 5 days.

 

 

In my former life as a Coast Guard seaman I gained great expertise cleaning sea growth off a hull. Now, mind you, my first ship out of basic was in dry dock, and I had power tools to help in the effort, plus I was backed by a 32 member deck force. He says he did it in two days with a snow shovel tied to a pole. And for the hard to reach areas, he did it with snorkel, mask, and hand tool. I'm going to call bullshit on this one.

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no both pictures come from day 192. When I downloaded them from 1000days,net, they were both titled day 192 xxxxxx.

I stand corrected on the wetsuit pictures. Yes, it is from days 192-193.

There are more pictures of him cleaning the bottom on days 75-76. He is in the water, and may have the wetsuit top and hood on. One of these pictures is the one of him cleaning the underwater window.

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I was looking at the photos on their site of Soyna leaving and there was indeed some serious growth visible then. The "wet suit" cleaning was 3 Nov and the 'stick cleaning was 13 Oct.

 

Now she left the boat on 23 Feb for the "Offshore Transfer" and their position report says they were about 40NM (33.46S 114.21E) off the coast when the transfer occured. But whoever was taking those pictures of the transfer must have had one hell of a telephoto lens. The beach could not have been more than 1, maybe 2 miles. Perhaps Goole Earth is a bit off, but I doubt that.

 

Sorting through these half truths and lies is more complicated that what is being dished out in the election...

The rescue boat was a large powerboat and the pics were probably taken from the bridge. There was also supposed to be helos around. I believe that they were in the lee of Rottnest Island.

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I was looking at the photos on their site of Soyna leaving and there was indeed some serious growth visible then. The "wet suit" cleaning was 3 Nov and the 'stick cleaning was 13 Oct.

 

Now she left the boat on 23 Feb for the "Offshore Transfer" and their position report says they were about 40NM (33.46S 114.21E) off the coast when the transfer occured. But whoever was taking those pictures of the transfer must have had one hell of a telephoto lens. The beach could not have been more than 1, maybe 2 miles. Perhaps Goole Earth is a bit off, but I doubt that.

 

Sorting through these half truths and lies is more complicated that what is being dished out in the election...

 

The transfer was made just offshore on Rottnest Island, so that's no telephoto lens, it's real close land. Weid, even though he is supposedly such a "Southern gentleman," balked at going near land lest his precious record of staying outside of sight of land and wanted the pick-up to come out much further to him but the rescuers nixed that idea because the seas were too rough for them with the small boat they were going to launch.

 

As for his cleaning the bottom, he claims to have used a paint scraper the second time and managed to scrape that whole boat over a two day period but he managed to perform that task without having any type of line wrapped under the boat to hold on to while he "scraped." No way in water could that happen! You need to remain in place to have any leverage. He's probably got quite an eco-system hanging around him. But his posts are too boring to find out anything!

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Cheese guys!

 

It's not that hard to free dive to clean a hull. He was becalmed, and no swell. Soanya could have foated around on a pool toy with a margarita while Reid shoveled the bottom. I think his only mission was to scrape off the big stuff with the shovel.

 

Its a beast of a boat for sure, but not that big.

 

The hull had VC Offshore sprayed on and faired before they left NY (err... right?)

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The transfer was made just offshore on Rottnest Island, so that's no telephoto lens, it's real close land. Weid, even though he is supposedly such a "Southern gentleman," balked at going near land lest his precious record of staying outside of sight of land and wanted the pick-up to come out much further to him but the rescuers nixed that idea because the seas were too rough for them with the small boat they were going to launch.

 

As for his cleaning the bottom, he claims to have used a paint scraper the second time and managed to scrape that whole boat over a two day period but he managed to perform that task without having any type of line wrapped under the boat to hold on to while he "scraped." No way in water could that happen! You need to remain in place to have any leverage. He's probably got quite an eco-system hanging around him. But his posts are too boring to find out anything!

 

 

Scraping barnacles is hard ass work. No way he did it without leverage. Can't get leverage free diving. UNLESS as the worm picture shows, he was in water shallow enough to get that leverage. Looks like land to me.

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I just had an idea with all this bottom cleaning talk (again). We have about 40 chickens and collect eggs daily. Sometimes the eggs are EGGSTREIDLY dirty. We soak them in a bubbler and within 15 minutes they are spotless. Without the bubbler, I have to scrub like crazy even when soaked first. If Reid took his propane bomb and ran a couple hoses down on the keel, I bet he could rig a bubbler system that would break off any stubborn barnacle! :lol: He might even get an underwater torch and flame off the stubborn ones. I would pay to see that!

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I just had an idea with all this bottom cleaning talk (again). We have about 40 chickens and collect eggs daily. Sometimes the eggs are EGGSTREIDLY dirty. We soak them in a bubbler and within 15 minutes they are spotless. Without the bubbler, I have to scrub like crazy even when soaked first. If Reid took his propane bomb and ran a couple hoses down on the keel, I bet he could rig a bubbler system that would break off any stubborn barnacle! :lol: He might even get an underwater torch and flame off the stubborn ones. I would pay to see that!

Now that would be totally REIDiculous! :lol:

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I just had an idea with all this bottom cleaning talk (again). We have about 40 chickens and collect eggs daily. Sometimes the eggs are EGGSTREIDLY dirty. We soak them in a bubbler and within 15 minutes they are spotless. Without the bubbler, I have to scrub like crazy even when soaked first. If Reid took his propane bomb and ran a couple hoses down on the keel, I bet he could rig a bubbler system that would break off any stubborn barnacle! :lol: He might even get an underwater torch and flame off the stubborn ones. I would pay to see that!

 

Or try something like this:

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I just had an idea with all this bottom cleaning talk (again). We have about 40 chickens and collect eggs daily. Sometimes the eggs are EGGSTREIDLY dirty. We soak them in a bubbler and within 15 minutes they are spotless. Without the bubbler, I have to scrub like crazy even when soaked first. If Reid took his propane bomb and ran a couple hoses down on the keel, I bet he could rig a bubbler system that would break off any stubborn barnacle! :lol: He might even get an underwater torch and flame off the stubborn ones. I would pay to see that!

 

Oh shit I thought you said "blubber".

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