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Posted by: Sailon

 

4 hours ago1 Point

The forum at Sailinganarchy to which the previous comment refers, is unfortunately a scatological accumulation of undeniably irresponsible statements, that are as a whole uncharacteristic of the usually polite and intelligent sailing community. Sailing Anarchy can be extremely funny and sarcastic, as well as informative and newsworthy, however in the case of Stowe, for whatever reason, they have gone far overboard in their untrue, unreasonable and overtly hostile condemnation.

 

The man is engaged in an adventuresome and trying expedition, on a home built sailboat right out of another era. Accomplishing it on a shoestring and kindness of strangers, he's living out a dream for many landlubbers and sailors alike worldwide. Perhaps they are jealous, perhaps not. I believe that rather than pay attention to the ignorant and uninformed drivel that passes as commentary on much of Sailing anarchists wildly popular forum devoted to putting down Stowe and his mission, that a wiser course might be to go his blog to follow the adventure, and put your spirit as a fellow sailor behind the journey for a thousand days.

 

There is a link for the blog on the website: www.1000days.net

 

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I haven't heard of this type of cruise before, if it is in real then i would like to go for it. It will be very adventurous and even i want to know that how this experience will be, I have some friend

Translation ... "Sorry dude, no names and/or locations because I made it all up."   Reality ... Reid "supporters" rise up in direct opposition of "rabidity" of Reid bashers.   For instance, look a

Why is it that you demand that other people prove their assertions to your satisfaction while you spout oft bizarre theories that utterly defy reason and expect to be taken seriously?.   Stowe isn't

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Day 133 Wired Interview Sunday, 02 September 2007 Wind E 10-12 knots, Course NE, Speed 2.5-5 knots, Position: 08° 22 S, 05° 51 W

 

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Right after lunch today, we had a phone interview with “Wiredâ€; a well known computer tech magazine. They were primarily interested in the space analogous aspect of the voyage. Reid gave his whole story about how twenty years ago he came to realize that there were parallels between what space psychologists were talking about and what he had actually experienced on the sea. I was asked how I felt about being isolated. My response was that it wasn't so bad. Being away from pop culture and commercialism has allowed me to develop my own way of doing things and my own standards because there is no one around to compare myself to. Come to think of it, we don't even have images of people lying around the boat. There are no signs, advertisements, or glossy publications to see another male or female and wonder what their lives are like or whether they really embody the fantasy they portray. I don't miss it and I don't think Reid does either. When asked what our advice to other potential astronauts would be, we both said, “When you leave the earth behind, know that you left it behind.†You shouldn't be missing things you can't have. That kind of thinking will only make you miserable. Just make the most of what you have right now.

We hope the story comes out soon. Look for it online.

 

Reid and Soanya

 

 

:blink: Am I missing something?

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Phukin' perfect!

 

And here's something to ponder, folks---The reason they do not embrace commercialism is BECAUSE THEY DON"T HAVE A GAWD-DAMN DIME!............

 

Who needs dimes when you've got 250 lbs of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese? :lol:

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Day 133 Wired Interview Sunday, 02 September 2007 Wind E 10-12 knots, Course NE, Speed 2.5-5 knots, Position: 08° 22 S, 05° 51 W

 

When asked what our advice to other potential astronauts would be,

 

:blink: Am I missing something?

 

Space Cadet... Astronaut...

 

Lisa Nowak has already really blurred that line.

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Far be it from me to post a positive comment about Reid but when it comes to cheese he is spot on. I got 5 months out of a lump of parmesan just like his - in the tropics ! All you have to do is keep it dry.

 

Trouble is that I paid and he didn't. Grrrrr ! I put it down to the sympathy factor.

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Day 133 Wired Interview Sunday, 02 September 2007 Wind E 10-12 knots, Course NE, Speed 2.5-5 knots

 

I think their advice to astronauts should be tips on how to deal with the rigors of extreme speed on the human body :P

 

Why haven't Anarchists blowd up that wired comments blog?

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Posted by: Sailon

 

4 hours ago1 Point

The forum at Sailinganarchy to which the previous comment refers, is unfortunately a scatological accumulation of undeniably irresponsible statements, that are as a whole uncharacteristic of the usually polite and intelligent sailing community. Sailing Anarchy can be extremely funny and sarcastic, as well as informative and newsworthy, however in the case of Stowe, for whatever reason, they have gone far overboard in their untrue, unreasonable and overtly hostile condemnation.

 

The man is engaged in an adventuresome and trying expedition, on a home built sailboat right out of another era. Accomplishing it on a shoestring and kindness of strangers, he's living out a dream for many landlubbers and sailors alike worldwide. Perhaps they are jealous, perhaps not. I believe that rather than pay attention to the ignorant and uninformed drivel that passes as commentary on much of Sailing anarchists wildly popular forum devoted to putting down Stowe and his mission, that a wiser course might be to go his blog to follow the adventure, and put your spirit as a fellow sailor behind the journey for a thousand days.

 

There is a link for the blog on the website: www.1000days.net

What planet does this guy sail on? Has he ever tried to get on a starting line or come thru the Inner Coastal when every French/Canadian sailor with a boat is comming at you? Polite my ass. The thing that chafes my patience is that this is a forum FOR sailors BY sailors and the vast majority of us are waiting for the bomb to go off due to the lack of RESPONSIBLE PREPORATION AND MAINTENANCE on Anne. Take her slightly off coast....maybe. Take her out to sea for 1000 days......go ahead I'll be at the bar. His idea that as SA members, we are the low brow sect of the sailing community. I would gladly take someones advice on here then on say Google chat. I don't think we are jealous or irresponsible in our posts so I (personally) would like examples of how untrue, unreasonable and overty hostile we are. It is Stowe who is endangering a novice sailor and being compleatly selfish in his desire to be at sea. I know that if this turns tragic it will be a top story and people will want to know the whos and whys he was able to do this on such a ship. That would be a skid mark on the rail of prepaired sailors. If the Volvo fleet can see nasty shit out there and be very hurt by it, it is only a mater of time before they are caught in something that shows how out of control this soap opera really is.

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"The forum at Sailinganarchy to which the previous comment refers, is unfortunately a scatological accumulation of undeniably irresponsible statements ....."

 

Jesse - I know you're lurking out there. You really need to look up the big words (like "scatological") before using them. While your poetry sucks, this just makes you look stupid.

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A classic tale of "the leaf v.s. the bottle"....

 

Stowe = "...you don't want an aggressive, overachieving jet pilot. In this case, an astronaut with "the right stuff" would be quiet and meditative -- someone who would take satisfaction from small daily tasks, and who could while away the hours staring at the stars." [ie: SMOKES POT]

 

Sailing Anarchy = "...is unfortunately a scatological accumulation of undeniably irresponsible statements, that are as a whole uncharacteristic of the usually polite and intelligent sailing community." [ie: DRINKS RUM]

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It is ironic how Stowe and Fradkin try so desperately to portray this as a romantic and selfless journey to benefit others as some half baked pseudo space voyage. The reality is not that Reid doesn't have the sea miles or courage, but that he set out on a trip of negligible scientific or exploratory value, ill equipped in a vessel grossly unprepared with a neophyte crew who clearly had little background or experience.

 

Taking a vessel that is leaking, severly lacking maintenance and without testing existing safety equipment or having safety equipment that would be considered essential is not romantic. It is foolhardy, and potentially disasterous. Sailing offshore and passage making is a great adventure that few really get to experience. Sailing heart shaped patterns in the middle of the ocean while expecting others to pay your way deserves a nylon wrap around sport coat.

 

Comment, Jesse?

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We actually have 2 opposite extremes on SA.

We have Daniel Taylor/DoubleReef/Salty Waters/etc., who has an entire West Marine worth of new equipment on a very nice boat, but needs therapy before cleaning out an old bilge sock and so far hasn't gone much of anywhere.

We have Stowe on a boat most would consider unfit for sleeping aboard at the dock wandering around the open ocean.

Both of them appear to be batshit crazy :o

Stowe would be funny if it wasn't for Soanya. She appears to not have any clue what danger she is in.

 

It is ironic how Stowe and Fradkin try so desperately to portray this as a romantic and selfless journey to benefit others as some half baked pseudo space voyage. The reality is not that Reid doesn't have the sea miles or courage, but that he set out on a trip of negligible scientific or exploratory value, ill equipped in a vessel grossly unprepared with a neophyte crew who clearly had little background or experience.

 

Taking a vessel that is leaking, severly lacking maintenance and without testing existing safety equipment or having safety equipment that would be considered essential is not romantic. It is foolhardy, and potentially disasterous. Sailing offshore and passage making is a great adventure that few really get to experience. Sailing heart shaped patterns in the middle of the ocean while expecting others to pay your way deserves a nylon wrap around sport coat.

 

Comment, Jesse?

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Posted by: Sailon

 

4 hours ago1 Point

The forum at Sailinganarchy to which the previous comment refers, is unfortunately a scatological accumulation of undeniably irresponsible statements, that are as a whole uncharacteristic of the usually polite and intelligent sailing community. Sailing Anarchy can be extremely funny and sarcastic, as well as informative and newsworthy, however in the case of Stowe, for whatever reason, they have gone far overboard in their untrue, unreasonable and overtly hostile condemnation.

 

The man is engaged in an adventuresome and trying expedition, on a home built sailboat right out of another era. Accomplishing it on a shoestring and kindness of strangers, he's living out a dream for many landlubbers and sailors alike worldwide. Perhaps they are jealous, perhaps not. I believe that rather than pay attention to the ignorant and uninformed drivel that passes as commentary on much of Sailing anarchists wildly popular forum devoted to putting down Stowe and his mission, that a wiser course might be to go his blog to follow the adventure, and put your spirit as a fellow sailor behind the journey for a thousand days.

There is a link for the blog on the website: www.1000days.net

 

Hmmm, another Reid-worshipper who is oblivious to the FACT that we do read Reid's drivel of a blog. Condemnation? We're going by the facts here. Someone who supposedly has sooo much sailing experience knowingly goes on a this type of voyage with hull cracks, leaky diesel tanks, bottom encrusted in growth without proper fitting spare sails... That is fact. The boat rarely goes over 2 knots when winds are above 10. It's not all rainbows and unicorns. Reid's worshippers think we should praise him and open our wallets- when we state FACT, we are "Reid Bashing." By no means am I JEALOUS of their "adventure in a shitbox." "Reid's Mission"? Yeah, okay... I know plenty of people with older boats who cruise around the world- they worked hard and saved money to do this. They know how to actually work on their boats, sail much faster, their boats are properly equipped AND they maintain their boats (when is the last time Reid mentioned even starting the engine or changing the oil?). They can deal with gale-force winds, strong waves, and cargo ships. These are the sailors I admire. They are the same guys who give realistic boat advice and will lend a helping hand in the boatyard when you can't get that damn cutlass bearing off. What has Reid actually done for anyone? His posts are self-glorifying, and he feels it's everyone's else's job to give him a handout. Period. When something goes wrong, he sure is quick to blame someone else- hell, it was the cargo ship's fault, it was the pier's fault, no one bought him this or that or paid for the haulout... He takes no responsibility for his actions. Reid lives in his own little delusional world and his cult-followers are blind.

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Who's surprised that they are having problems with their satellite antenna so they cannot be tracked at the moment??? Bet a million bucks (that I don't have) that they are on Sao Tome or Principe in the Gulf of Guinea. Mr. Navigator (who can't even sail by the stars) probably lost control of his boat because it hit speeds of 5 Knots and sailed right into a sandbar off one of these islands. My ass their antenna is broken!

And I think blogger 'Sailon' is 'Sailfastandfree,' aka Jesse Fradkin, using a different moniker because his identity got found out using SF&F...

Is there a yacht club on either of those islands so someone can contact a fellow sailor to take a look-see for the "Schooner Anne" sitting dockside? While Soyana and the moron are in the marina restaurant scarfing down on beef -- of course they have no money so they'd have to trade some of their mangificent cheese for their meal :lol:

And Jesse, who must have an ego as big as Reid's (hard to imagine), is asking everyone to go online and rate his blog! All of you who have been censored, here's your chance to actually get to say what you want about the trip without being deleted! :ph34r:

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Guess what the secret ingredient on IRON CHEF AMERICA was tonight??

 

Parmigiano Reggiano!!! Looked fackin heavy too! Good luck getting that into LEO much less Mars.

 

 

Straight from the man Ted Allen himself, and I quote

 

"Parmigiano is the king of cheeses..."

 

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You can't make this shit up folks.

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Guess what the secret ingredient on IRON CHEF AMERICA was tonight??

 

Parmigiano Reggiano!!! Looked fackin heavy too! Good luck getting that into LEO much less Mars.

 

 

Straight from the man Ted Allen himself, and I quote

 

"Parmigiano is the king of cheeses..."

 

 

 

 

You can't make this shit up folks.

 

That's hysterical! :lol:

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Captain - my captain - the water is all dirty and smelly and runs real slow. What do we do, Captain? Is it REALLY going to rain again? Is any algae besides blue green algae poisonous? What color is our algae?

 

 

September 16, 2007

 

Day 147

 

Checking Our Water Supply

Wind SSW 5-8 knots

Course WNW, Speed 1-2 knots, Position: 01° 30 N, 06° 37 W

 

We have four big water tanks that hold up around a thousand gallons of water that we rebuilt less than two years ago with the help of the Nidacore company, one of our product sponsors. I shouldn't have been worried about our water supply, but you never know if a tank leaked or became spoiled. Since the last rain we were able to catch was two months ago, I began to wonder how we could ration our water and what it would be like to run out of water way out where we are. We used up our two smaller tanks. One of them I refilled almost halfway the first time we used the big rain catchment tarp. Our main tank has a heavy algae growth and doesn't taste good. We use that water for washing. I began to be concerned about our water supply because there wasn't any rain. I read how Jon Sanders, on his record breaking 657 day voyage, had to sail north of the equator, close to where we are, to refill his tanks. So we sailed up here to catch some rain, but we haven't had any luck yet.The problem with our water tanks is that they are under tons of cargo and to inspect them, I have to dig down through the cargo. I never figured out another solution. The cargo is secured with partitions and ropes. It was quite a job getting down to the tank tops. I made some provisions so that next time it will be a little easier. The main tank had the cloudy water and was about half full. I moved to another section and checked the port tank. It was also half full and still clean from two months ago. The big forward tank was critical and I was happy to see that even though we had been using it for two months, it was still three quarters full and relatively clean. So I'm relieved. We are actually in good shape and I'm sure we will catch rain soon._______________________________________________

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Well, at least the front of the boat is in top-notch condition as they head into the Southern Ocean . . . . :ph34r:

 

Edit: Apparently their satellite tracking unit isn't working properly either -- it isn't reporting their position . . . MORE good news to head into the Southern Ocean with!!

 

"Our roller-furling jib is up and working now. In the photo, you can see how the sail is partly rolled up around the head stay. This is a very important piece of equipment for us and I wanted a roller-furling headsail for over twenty years. It saves a lot of difficult work. Now that I am the only guy onboard, it's hard for me to handle the big hank-on jib that we have. That sail is so big and heavy that I can't move it without a strong effort and that isn't the hardest part. Getting it back on deck and stuffing it back down the forward hatch in a blow is an athletic feat. Then the sail is totally in the way in the focsle and I have to use the power winch to hoist it back on deck; so the roller-furler sail is the one I want to use. I hope it lasts because the hanks that hold the other jib are wearing out.

 

The new roller-furling jib is partially blanketed by the staysail and should, if our original bowsprit was on, be another ten feet further out. It would have gotten clear wind and balanced the boat better, but considering that the front of the boat was smashed, we had no sails, and no rigging cables holding the masts forward, we have just finished a good strong rebuild with which we are trusting enough to head down into the Southern Ocean.

 

Reid and Soanya"

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Wow. Remind me never to deal with Metocean- those people are complete tools. So I read Reid's post on the "broken" satellite tracking, AND his coordinates. Here is the funny part- I don't think there is anything actually wrong with his equipment. Location? Barely north of the equator. Satellites travel above the earth at on the equatorial plane. Factoring in the curvature of the earth, and distance between him and the satellite, my guess is that he is in a directly below the satellite, and outside of the footprint. This problem with satcom happens a lot near the equator- especially in attaining GPS (four satellites must be in view...) Reid's satellite problem would definitely last a few days, especially when he is traveling at 2 knots. Apparently, the people at Metocean don't have satellite communication experience or they'd have figured this out. In a few days, his satellite tracking should return (unless he completely jacked everything up with his "troubleshooting") and he will claim HE fixed it by singing a song to it or something wacky. "There have been some problems found on the other side as well, so if that's the case, we are hoping they can solve them." Of course, blaming everyone else. Then again, Reid did get something right. I work on satellite communications equipment, and I, too, always blame my distant end. But unlike Reid, I have a JOB....

 

Chris :)

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WTF?? I *so* want to post a comment to the bottom of that WIRED article. I registered, logged in, but I cannot see the damn 'post a comment' link. Am I blind? Too much sleep deprivation? Too many blocked cookies?

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WTF?? I *so* want to post a comment to the bottom of that WIRED article. I registered, logged in, but I cannot see the damn 'post a comment' link. Am I blind? Too much sleep deprivation? Too many blocked cookies?

 

All the way to the bottom of the page. Fill in the blanks and, at the lower right, is the "submit comment" button.

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All the way to the bottom of the page. Fill in the blanks and, at the lower right, is the "submit comment" button.

 

Nope not there for me. I must have too many cookies blocked or something. Damn - I really wanted to post something.

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>>Blog master Jesse Fradkin is doing a great job posting our daily stories of the voyage. He also filters our mail<<

 

Probably the "filter" part takes up most of his time . . .

 

Nothing worse than hypocritical hippies. Free love yes, free speech nyet. Only accepts sugary sweet applause and advice from Reids minions.

 

Come on Jesse. We'd love aid this mission into the void. Reid and his princess need us.

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Nothing worse than hypocritical hippies. Free love yes, free speech nyet. Only accepts sugary sweet applause and advice from Reids minions.

 

Come on Jesse. We'd love aid this mission into the void. Reid and his princess need us.

 

 

Total hypocrites...you are either for Reid or against Reid.....sounds familiar

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Total hypocrites...you are either for Reid or against Reid.....sounds familiar

 

Come, come, my children, surely the sailmakers amongst you are for Reid. . . after all, he is one of you . . .

 

"I think the act of repairing sails lends itself to a very Zen-like state of mind. Men who work on sails are generally in touch with what sails do and the nature of sailing as wind over water that blows thoughts away before they form and stay. A few more stitches and the sail maker is dreaming about the wind in the sail, wondering if the sail will hold. With confidence he sews on and dreams of longer passages on the sea. A few more stitches, one just like the next, equal tightness, equal spacing, his breathing falls into rhythm with the work and the sail repairman falls into a reverie that becomes timeless and eternal. This is the practice of Zen with the right livelihood. This state of mind and the physical stitching nourishes the sail as the sail in turn nourishes the sailmaker and sailor. This is art, a beautiful timeless creation.

 

As a Zen adventurer, I have been making paintings out of sailcloth since the 70's. . . . The sails spoke to me as I touched them with an open state of mind hour after hour. Often the voice of a man who had stitched them comes through. I realized the paintings were empowered not only by me. That man who made the sloppy stitches was in a hurry, probably at sea and maybe a little anxious. Another patch, meticulously done with little stitches could have been done by a woman, but I doubt it because sailing and sailmaking were a man's world less than 50 years ago when sails were made from natural materials. I hope to share more of this in the future. Right now, I have a sail to finish and I hope it holds up because there are big winds out here."

 

 

Excuse me -- I have to go vomit now. . . .

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A few more stitches and the sail maker is dreaming about the wind in the sail, wondering if the sail will hold.

 

please, for the love of god, stop me before I read more of this crap! I just can't look away. But I sure hope my sailmaker keeps a thought or two in his head while he's making MY sails.

 

I'll join you in the vomiting.

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Actually in the early 20th century, most sailmakers were women working in sweat shops sewing vast panels of Egyptian cotton together rich guy's yachts...with a guy or two in the corner with an awl and a palm doing the finish rope work....but what does Mr. Reid know.

 

But I wouldn't be surprised if he has some 50 year old sails on board waiting to test themselves against those mighty winds.

 

I think I'm done tracking this blather. Wake me when he posts his first SOS.

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Just when ya think it can't get any weirder -

 

The cover art is almost as scary as the 1000 day of scribing the fricking heart shaped turtle or some such twaddle.

 

Just die and put an end to this sorry excuse for adventure - for gods sake.

 

If this goes on much more, I will have to put out my eyes and now ears - whats next?

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WTF?? I *so* want to post a comment to the bottom of that WIRED article. I registered, logged in, but I cannot see the damn 'post a comment' link. Am I blind? Too much sleep deprivation? Too many blocked cookies?

 

Reid looks like he needs to eat a damn cookie.

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Wow. Remind me never to deal with Metocean- those people are complete tools. So I read Reid's post on the "broken" satellite tracking, AND his coordinates. Here is the funny part- I don't think there is anything actually wrong with his equipment. Location? Barely north of the equator. Satellites travel above the earth at on the equatorial plane. Factoring in the curvature of the earth, and distance between him and the satellite, my guess is that he is in a directly below the satellite, and outside of the footprint. This problem with satcom happens a lot near the equator- especially in attaining GPS (four satellites must be in view...) Reid's satellite problem would definitely last a few days, especially when he is traveling at 2 knots. Apparently, the people at Metocean don't have satellite communication experience or they'd have figured this out. In a few days, his satellite tracking should return (unless he completely jacked everything up with his "troubleshooting") and he will claim HE fixed it by singing a song to it or something wacky. "There have been some problems found on the other side as well, so if that's the case, we are hoping they can solve them." Of course, blaming everyone else. Then again, Reid did get something right. I work on satellite communications equipment, and I, too, always blame my distant end. But unlike Reid, I have a JOB....

 

Chris :)

 

They put in to port and couldn't get the satellite link back up till they were close to where they were supposed to be.

I hope this comes to an end soon.

 

I totally called it! Position: 02° 08 N, 08° 01 W The satellite link is "mysteriously" back up! It simply took sailing further north to get back into the footprint. All the guys at Metocean had to do were some simple algorithms to confirm this- or even look at the satellite footprint. I'm just amazed Reid didn't destroy the equipment with his "troubleshooting" techniques. Wow, his "technical" buddies are just as brilliant as he is... It's literally the blind leading the blind...

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They need to hire DT/DR/Tillerman/Salty Waters/etc. as their technical consultant.

Then we could combine the two weirdest people currently sailing in one thread :lol:

 

I totally called it! Position: 02° 08 N, 08° 01 W The satellite link is "mysteriously" back up! It simply took sailing further north to get back into the footprint. All the guys at Metocean had to do were some simple algorithms to confirm this- or even look at the satellite footprint. I'm just amazed Reid didn't destroy the equipment with his "troubleshooting" techniques. Wow, his "technical" buddies are just as brilliant as he is... It's literally the blind leading the blind...
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Ooooh! It must be a special occassion. We've been treated to TWO blog entries from our fearless sailors today. Here's the second.

 

This is ten quick reasons why I like it here, unpremeditated and quickly written.

I like being alone in an empty place in nature.

I like being with Soanya on a grand adventure.

I like going where I've never been before.

I like being king of an insecure kingdom.

I like being face to face with the Maker.

I love the beauty of sailing across the ocean.

I feel like something good could happen.

I like the mysterious feeling around me.

The moon and stars are so beautiful.

I like sharing the magic with the world.

I am free to partake in all the LSD and weed I like.

 

Soanya's View:

It's good to be away from commercialism, noise, and stress.

It's good to experience the ocean and nature intimately.

It's an opportunity to learn more about myself.

I like being able to tell people what its like out here.

I get to rediscover ways of being that modern man forgot.

I get to do something unique.

It's healthier.

I found the wonderful partner to show me the magic of the sea.

No one is telling me how to be.

I'm not stuck doing something I don't want to do.

Reid has run out of viagra.

 

Okay, maybe I threw a couple of those in myself.

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Oh, I'm sure it was the satellite footprint. That would explain why they went off the air for 12+ days, at their closest approach to land in quite some time, and then pop back on the air around 500 miles away from where they vanished. 12 days later.

 

They dropped off the air 500 miles from, just as a for-instance, Sekondi-Takoradi, in Ghana.

 

If they'd unplugged the metocean, and fired up the motor, they could have been there in 4-5 days. A couple more days of motor sailing to get them headed back out to sea, and, poof, they're re-provisioned, had a little shore time, maybe found some more weed and cheese.

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Oh, I'm sure it was the satellite footprint. That would explain why they went off the air for 12+ days, at their closest approach to land in quite some time, and then pop back on the air around 500 miles away from where they vanished. 12 days later.

 

They dropped off the air 500 miles from, just as a for-instance, Sekondi-Takoradi, in Ghana.

 

If they'd unplugged the metocean, and fired up the motor, they could have been there in 4-5 days. A couple more days of motor sailing to get them headed back out to sea, and, poof, they're re-provisioned, had a little shore time, maybe found some more weed and cheese.

 

 

Good idea but he probably doesn't have money for additional provisions or the fuel required to motor 500 miles to port and back.

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Good idea but he probably doesn't have money for additional provisions or the fuel required to motor 500 miles to port and back.

 

He goes ashore, picks up a piece of driftwood and carves the image of a local fisherman praying to the fish god. He sells that and a couple dozen of his cds for enough money to buy fuel and hemp that he imagines he can convert all by himself into something useful (not rope). Maybe trades some cheese for a ewe to spice up the long, boring nights. Where there's a will there's a way.

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See post #815.

 

I try to help you guys out...

 

Despite your best efforts, I too had to throw myself under the bus and listen to a couple of samples . . . as I am sitting there with my hand over my mouth in complete and utter shock/fear/dismay/amusement/horror, my boss walked by, stopped, stuck her head in my office and said, "WHAT are you listening to?" I just shook my head at her -- there is no explanation.

 

I did get a laugh out of the "Note" post on the CD site from his "collaborator" Suzanna: "There was a time I was to journey with Reid however our philosophy’s and basic moral standards differed greatly."

 

In other words -- she realized what a freak show he is and decided she didn't want to die at sea with a nut job!!

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070907 - Metocean fixed again

Saturday, 22 September 2007

We determined several large messages that were trying to get through to the unit; which were "backing up" the system. Basically when the unit receives messages up to 200 bytes and if the message sent is 2000 bytes, it must receive all 10 messages and then "piece" them together. The problem is, in their current location they

are not seeing satellites long enough to receive 10 different messages at a time. We deleted these larger messages and now show no incoming messages in the queue. Please let me know if you receive any incoming messages to MET595.

 

Another problem arose yesterday - Positional Reports: On 09/05 at 5:24:43 GMT we received the last valid GPS position with an event code of GB, which means GPS Blocked (problem with the antenna). We have only received three messages since this time at different intervals which show the GPS as 0.0000 & 0.0000 and an event code of SL, which means Loss of Satellite Signal. This normally means a connection was severed or the VHF antenna was damaged, please check the GPS and VHF antennas AND their connections. Also, please check the diagnostic report, are you seeing satellites and do you have any messages outbound?

 

Greg Conner

 

Amolitor and RobinCrusoe may have called this one- I think you guys are on to Reid's little plan... Is this a result of Reid's bad troubleshooting or something far more devious? They did magically find some pumpkin seed in the cargo hold today... or did they? Hmmm....

 

Chris :)

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The blogmeister, Jesse Fradkin, has finally lost it completely. At http://bloginterviewer.com/travel/1000-day...we-soanya-ahmad he's been posting under different names and responding to his own posts - very much like he posts at the 1000 days blog site. He first formed a "We Hate Robin Club" and now writes as "We Love Robin" so he could write this:

 

Author: We love Robin

Comment:

Robin,

 

I've been following this mess because Suzanna the girl who was suppose to go on this voyage for three years is my friend. Jessie, really you've been writing for Reid since 2004. What a liar! Considering Suz doesn't know you and was doing all Reid's writing how can this be. She didn't even leave the boat till May of 2005. Her cat was on the boat till September 2005. Blog didn't even start till October 2005. Get my point! Yes Robin, want the real story? Reid ran drugs with the boat. For that fact the all the brothers did. Suzanna obtained a copy of the paper work after Reid decided to throw away all her belongings that the had in a mutual storage. Before she left he stole her phone book. Reid of course denies what an ass he was but he called several of her friends whose numbers he did not have including mine. Yeah right Reid! The experiments he says he's done on his voyages again a lie. She again has the paper work to prove it. Reid had to leave the pier because he was being kicked off. They needed to renovate. As for Soanya hmmm she met Reid in 2003 that makes her 17. She was constantly hanging around taking pictures including ones of Suzanna. Reid's brother was more into her Reid was busy with every other 20 year old. He has a painting called "I am connected to all the women of the world" and god knows he tried on the pier. Even when Soanya was on the boat slaving for him he was romancing Launa. Incidentally she told us the stocker stories. Thank-God Suzanna finally got wise and moved on. None of her friends ever understood why she trashed her life with him. She's an amazing actress and singer and when she left him she stared in "Batboy" in Boston even though Reid said she was getting over him. Hey Jess if your hero was so right why is she constantly working in film and TV? Reid's website still has her writing check out www.xplorefacts.blogspot.com to see who had the brains. Oh yeah one more tibit the carvings Reid takes such pride in were done by his first wife Iris who by the way is an oceanographer from the University of Hawaii and has won awards for her art. Judging from Reids Parrot that'll never happen. Reid takes credit for other peoples talent and now you Jessie exploit it. Thank-God for the Robins of thw world that see though this bullshit!

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I thought the host's dog was very well trained.

 

I quite agree. Wow. I watched the video and don't know what else to say. This will give me nightmares... Were these escapees of the local mental institution?

 

Thanks for posting the blog addy, RobinCrusoe! It was an entertaining read! Yep, it is definitely sounds like our old buddy, SailFastandFree... aka Jessie/I Hate Robin/Swan 70... Sorry you had to deal with the abuse from his multiple personalities- apparently, they all seem to worship Reid, too. Drugs are bad.

 

But who is I Love Robin? Could it be Suzanna? That was an interesting post, and sure seemed to validate what a lot of us suspected... Reid is an egocentric con-man who had to leave town quickly.

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I quite agree. Wow. I watched the video and don't know what else to say. This will give me nightmares... Were these escapees of the local mental institution?

 

Thanks for posting the blog addy, RobinCrusoe! It was an entertaining read! Yep, it is definitely sounds like our old buddy, SailFastandFree... aka Jessie/I Hate Robin/Swan 70... Sorry you had to deal with the abuse from his multiple personalities- apparently, they all seem to worship Reid, too. Drugs are bad.

 

But who is I Love Robin? Could it be Suzanna? That was an interesting post, and sure seemed to validate what a lot of us suspected... Reid is an egocentric con-man who had to leave town quickly.

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Perhaps I love Robin is just who she says she is, a friend of Suzanna's! Sure do wish she join in here, though! What she had to say was perfect, just as many of us suspected. If Reid was a drug runner maybe had to go to sea for 1000 days because by the time his 1000 days are up the statute of limitations will have run out for whatever he is running from. I had a friend who got 50 years for running pot from the islands...maybe Reid is on the run, cause he'd last about a week in prison! :ph34r:

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I quite agree. Wow. I watched the video and don't know what else to say. This will give me nightmares... Were these escapees of the local mental institution?

 

Thanks for posting the blog addy, RobinCrusoe! It was an entertaining read! Yep, it is definitely sounds like our old buddy, SailFastandFree... aka Jessie/I Hate Robin/Swan 70... Sorry you had to deal with the abuse from his multiple personalities- apparently, they all seem to worship Reid, too. Drugs are bad.

 

But who is I Love Robin? Could it be Suzanna? That was an interesting post, and sure seemed to validate what a lot of us suspected... Reid is an egocentric con-man who had to leave town quickly.

 

I was taken at first by "Swan 70'" - I suppose mainly because of all the boats in the world that I've lusted after ... And then he mentioned the Westsail Clipper. OMG - I have wanted a Westsail anything for as long as I can remember. However - I think "We Love Robin" is Jesse. It's bait. Just like he had Swan say he'd join the Reid bashers if it turned out Reid really intends to "cross the horn." I think there's some truth in what he's talking about - probably what he's been accused of anyway - but I think he's waiting for someone to take the bait so he can show up as yet another personality to argue about what a good, loyal friend he is.

 

Doesn't make much difference to me, though. I was truthful when I said my fun is in watching his reaction. "Don't believe anything you read" he says when he's trying to explain that Reid is exaggerating the many problems with his boat. But, "dumbass" - how could you possibly doubt he hit a ship the size of an aircraft carrier in the middle of the night and then went back to sleep.

 

But it's all in the mind anyway. I like watching the way his mind works. or not. :-)

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Perhaps I love Robin is just who she says she is, a friend of Suzanna's! Sure do wish she join in here, though! What she had to say was perfect, just as many of us suspected. If Reid was a drug runner maybe had to go to sea for 1000 days because by the time his 1000 days are up the statute of limitations will have run out for whatever he is running from. I had a friend who got 50 years for running pot from the islands...maybe Reid is on the run, cause he'd last about a week in prison! :ph34r:

 

OMG! I put the name Reid Stowe in the Oz Prison Bitch name generator: http://sidesplitters.catastrophe.net/arch/2001/bitchGen.html and his name..... SALAD TOSSER!!! Hahahaha... How friggin ironic! (Especially with all of the "delicious sprout salads"...)

 

:D

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Ya just can't make this shit up!

 

 

It details his departure up to around 6:10 - Then, well his friends decide to have a concert, then they all lick this brown paper, then, like it all gets weird

 

I sorta feel a little embarrassed for the kook who keeps yelling "Hooray, Hooray!!" -- I think I may have naively believed, all my life, that no-one could be so enthusiastically idiotic in public.

 

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OGR

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I sorta feel a little embarrassed for the kook who keeps yelling "Hooray, Hooray!!" -- I think I may have naively believed, all my life, that no-one could be so enthusiastically idiotic in public.

OGR

 

You talking about the bald fool in the suit that keeps trying to prove that white guys can't dance? :lol:

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