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Hate to be fueling the conspiracy theorists but somebody be fuckin' wit da data.

 

Google position as indicated on blog site showed course of 72, speed 92.37 knot. WTF?

 

1000 day home site shows last two Google position plots a couple of minutes apart but many miles from one another. Ooopsy. Adjustment?

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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

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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Hate to be fueling the conspiracy theorists but somebody be fuckin' wit da data.

 

Google position as indicated on blog site showed course of 72, speed 92.37 knot. WTF?

 

1000 day home site shows last two Google position plots a couple of minutes apart but many miles from one another. Ooopsy. Adjustment?

When the fuel level sender on one of my customers cars takes a shit, and the fuel gauge is bouncing around all over the place, I usually tell them it's the government manipulating their instrument cluster.

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When the fuel level sender on one of my customers cars takes a shit, and the fuel gauge is bouncing around all over the place, I usually tell them it's the government manipulating their instrument cluster.

 

I always assume my mechanic screwed it up so I'd have to return and overpay him to repair it.

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Earth to Vessel Tracking Unit #MET595...

 

If there are featherless bipedal omnivores near you, have them pay attention to this data. Your time now is UTC + 1, so these views of things for 00 UTC Sunday and 1200 UTC on Monday will be helpful.

 

Your distance over ground since FRYDATA was posted is 26 nm and you are approx 321 nm from Cape Town and 453 nm from Port Elizabeth. What are your plans?

 

- over

 

Thanks BTS - your posts have been great. I'm sure I speak for many when I say that the educational aspect of what you bring to the thread is appreciated.

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Dude - It's on The MetOcean Website

 

Cheeseus! :angry:

 

Bastard - I even checked for the 4 at the end. The worst part is I clicked it and went to answer the phone. I couldn't get close enough to the computer to turn it off without the horrendous noise being overheard, and I have to be taken serious at work! YOU SUCK! Thanks though.

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Got quiet all of the sudden. I guess those fuck tards over at mission conTROLL are 9-5ers.

 

Hopefully when they get to work on Monday morning, they won't page back this far. I'd hate to hear them rant about kitty porn:

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Hey that's my younger sister ! you dirty dog...!

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Hey that's my younger sister ! you dirty dog...!

 

Nuh uh. Our sweet-tart lil puppy just calls 'em like he sees them! Don't call him dirty! We just gave him a bath 2 days ago, and Nauti wrapped him in a pink sweater.... He smells like Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction...

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Damn, the Hovians™ are on to us. We are so busted gang....

 

They figured out our dirty little secret. We are nothing but a bunch of hit whores.

 

After watching the train wreck of the

go to over 250K page views, the Ed and a bunch of us decided to get this burned out freak to take Bimbo and the Cheese Scow on a world wide cruise to share the love and heart healthy aspects of sprouts and munge beans to scam the folks advertising on SA.

 

The hits are coming in and with a potential of close to a million hits by the time the scam, um, trip ends, we would all get rich. Rich I tell you, Filthy RICH! BWAHAAAA

 

It is clear to me that the Hovians™ are pissed off that they have been loosing the hits to SA, and are trying to do whatever they can to get folks to surf away. Problem is, like a slow motion train wreck, you can't look away, you are hooked on this like a fat kid with a cheese danish... (If only his parents would feed him sprouts)

 

Hovian Tools™ - Fuck off and die

 

This Is Totally Fucking Ridiculous - You can't make this shit up

 

You fool. I meant hits to the 1000 Days site. God, you are thick.

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You fool. I meant hits to the 1000 Days site. God, you are thick.

 

Contrary to your poor grasp of wit (and low brain cell count) we do “get what you meant”! It’s just that most of the people here (that still bother wasting their attention on you) are reading what you blather about from outside of the sandpit and not from within it like you. “THICK, THICK”? I think the appropriate response to such a suave, intelligent, sophisticated, jibe like that would be, “anyhow your nose looks like a sausage” or “ya ya my brother is a policeman and he can bash you up”! Maybe something like “my pee pee is bigger than yours and “I” can pee over 10’ into the air, you can’t! so there”

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You fool. I meant hits to the 1000 Days site. God, you are thick.

 

 

 

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Clueless Hovian Tool

You fool. I meant hits to the 1000 Days site. God, you are thick.

 

 

 

What part of sarcasm are you having problems with?

 

Tools will be tools I guess -

 

Now - Go lay down by your dish

 

 

 

Ok, not so subtle.

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Could that be max hull speed on its way to the bottom?

 

I don’t think the scow WILL sink!! The “sea/bottom” wouldn’t have her. If it does go down the sea will just keep regurgitating it until it is eventually spat up on some distant shore (provide that it is OUT THERE?)

What does the sea have to say?

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According to DG, NCC 420 can do 583knots.. but thats in a vacuum i guess.

 

Ahh! But they may now be at “impulse” and not at “warp”?

(The “Vacuum” is so obvious that I shudder in enunciating the reference to the inside of the two heads onboard –or not onboard – whichever the case may be)

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What part of sarcasm are you having problems with?

 

Tools will be tools I guess -

 

Now - Go lay down by your dish

Ok, not so subtle.

 

 

You make this so easy for me.

Re: C.H.T and F.H.

 

Contrary to your poor grasp of wit (and low brain cell count) we do “get what you meant”! It’s just that most of the people here are reading what you blather about from outside of the sandpit and not from within it like you.

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Ahh! But they may now be at “impulse” and not at “warp”?

(The “Vacuum” is so obvious that I shudder in enunciating the reference to the inside of the two heads onboard –or not onboard – whichever the case may be)

 

The "vacuum" is obviously a reference to the

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You make this so easy for me.

Re: C.H.T and F.H.

 

Contrary to your poor grasp of wit (and low brain cell count) we do “get what you meant”! It’s just that most of the people here are reading what you blather about from outside of the sandpit and not from within it like you.

 

Your perverse, malcontent, stupidity, I did find slightly amusing, and was prepared to see if you would ever come up with something “original or interesting”, BUT for some posts now you have committed the cardinal sin as a “Troll”, - you have become just plain BORING.

Reposting posts as your feeble attempt to appear “SMART”??? Is that the best you can do? (The question is purely rhetorical as I will not be able to read any forthcoming answer from you)

 

I now put you on “ignore” click.

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^^^Wait, could the dog have come up with Hovian repellant?^^^

 

Who the fuck said that this forum is inappropriate for porn? Doesn't that dumbfuck know that today is FRIDAY?

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Your perverse, malcontent, stupidity, I did find slightly amusing, and was prepared to see if you would ever come up with something “original or interesting”, BUT for some posts now you have committed the cardinal sin as a “Troll”, - you have become just plain BORING.

Reposting posts as your feeble attempt to appear “SMART”??? Is that the best you can do? (The question is purely rhetorical as I will not be able to read any forthcoming answer from you)

 

I now put you on “ignore” click.

 

 

dude...this bloke is Gybe Sets' evil twin. All yours!

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I don’t think the scow WILL sink!! The “sea/bottom” wouldn’t have her. If it does go down the sea will just keep regurgitating it until it is eventually spat up on some distant shore (provide that it is OUT THERE?)

What does the sea have to say?

 

 

Don't be so sure, here's a little insight on The Sea tm from someone who would know.

 

The Sea tm — this truth must be confessed.— has no generosity. No display of manly qualities — courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness — has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. The ocean has the conscienceless temper of a savage autocrat spoiled by much adulation. He cannot brook the slightest appearance of defiance, and has remained the irreconcilable enemy of ships and men ever since ships and men had the unheard of audacity to go afloat together in the face of his frown. From that day he has gone on swallowing up fleets and men without his resentment being glutted by the number of victims by so many wrecked ships and wrecked lives. Today, as ever, he is ready to beguile and betray, to smash and to drown the incorrigible optimism of men who, backed by the fidelity of ships, are trying to wrest from him the fortune of their house, the dominion of their world, or only a dole of food for their hunger. If not always in the hot mood to smash, he is always stealthily ready for a drowning. The most amazing wonder of the deep is its unfathomable cruelty. - Joseph Conrad

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Hey Reid Hovians!

 

I have good news and bad news for you. Well maybe it is all bad news, but you will have to report back.

First the bad news: it is weekend now and that means that most of us will disappear from here for a few days. So, you have no one to yell against.

The good news: I am sure you have not seen this since you concentrate entirely on this thread, but there is a new internet sailing tv. So, watch it Here! You will need to download Joost, but after that, you can watch some real sailing.

Now after you watch all that good stuff, you will still not know a shit about sailing, but at least - this is what I hope - you will start to realize that you do not know shit.

So that is your weekend assignment.

Have fun!

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dude...this bloke is Gybe Sets' evil twin. All yours!

 

Why oh why do they keep reincarnating themselves as trolls? Can’t they just crawl back into their primordial slime and evolve into something useful and higher up the evolutionary chain – like bacteria that digests all the mountains of Hovian faeces and convert it into something that is useful that people want, like “truth”? (Stupid me, some things/people are just naturally FFITH (fully fucked in the head) and will never change.

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Don't be so sure, here's a little insight on The Sea tm from someone who would know.

 

The Sea tm — this truth must be confessed.— has no generosity. No display of manly qualities — courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness — has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. The ocean has the conscienceless temper of a savage autocrat spoiled by much adulation. He cannot brook the slightest appearance of defiance, and has remained the irreconcilable enemy of ships and men ever since ships and men had the unheard of audacity to go afloat together in the face of his frown. From that day he has gone on swallowing up fleets and men without his resentment being glutted by the number of victims by so many wrecked ships and wrecked lives. Today, as ever, he is ready to beguile and betray, to smash and to drown the incorrigible optimism of men who, backed by the fidelity of ships, are trying to wrest from him the fortune of their house, the dominion of their world, or only a dole of food for their hunger. If not always in the hot mood to smash, he is always stealthily ready for a drowning. The most amazing wonder of the deep is its unfathomable cruelty. - Joseph Conrad

 

Yes BUT you must remember that Joseph Conrad was making reference to the sea and SHIPS – not Reedy’s scow!! I think there is a difference, and an enormous one at that??

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2 things I never thought I would see on SA..

 

Cats,

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and Star Trek

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The all-new series, following in the time honoured footsteps of “Star Treck”, “Voyager” and the “Next Generation”! The all singing, all dancing “Voyages of the Damned Sprout powered generation”.

Staring, your hero and mine, that cool “CAT” Ried Stowe (and his side chick-a-lick-a-spread my legs, Sproutaya), going to “Voids” that no “Ho” has muff dived at warp 0.0000000001 to before.

Read the all independently published revues

Revues by

“The Hovian daily news” – The scene of Maharishi Reid being “consumed” by the alien ivy only to “pacify” that dastardly weed (the ivy) from hell by singing to it several “Boy George songs” followed by a complete description by Reid of ALL of his “art works” and why they will someday bring peace to the whole universe.

Review by the

“Paedophiles for lowering the age of consent to 18 months” – It has long been the opinion of this organization that Mr Reid was “an intrepid spaced out traveller” who has proven time and time again that he is true friend of this organization by his wonderful treatment of “YOUNG” people aboard his “thinly disguised space craft”, the “ANNE.

And more much more – too many to present here in such a small space.

 

(Reedy, CATS, and STAR TRECK all in the one place?)

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Okay boys and girls, (nautigirl where are you?) been lurking this thread for a while. Now that it is the weekend (Whoo Hoo!!, 10 beers down!!!), I feel like I can participate in this completely ridicules thread. First ,props to Sailflat, perhaps a bit eager to see things fall apart, but still a voice of reason in a sea (no insult intended "Sea") of idiocy and down right nastiness coming from warped Hovions. Shife, you also sound like a voice of reason; is Weed a Fool or Scammer?. Me thinks a bit of both. A fool because he is kidding himself if he thinks Anne can make it for a thousand days, and a scammer for being a general freeloader for the last 10 plus years. I am convinced more than ever after the recent "Albatross" log entry that Mission Control, not unlike the current US administration, will lie as it suits them to justifiy their goals. How sad. That said, I do think that Weed and Soanya are more or less where they say they are, like it or not. He is too much of a nutjob to have faked all the metocean data and too caught up in his own ego to stop now. Let's look ahead a bit, remember they still have around 750 days to go. Whats next? Will they survive the Southern Ocean? (30/70 if you ask me). Does Regattadog have enough squirrels to last that long?, can Jessie keep up his insults for another 2 YEARS!!!??? Man, the thought of following this traincarplaneshipwreck for another 2 years is a scary thought indeed.......

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Cheesus tittyfucking christ...... 81 sad fucking pages!!!! We are still at it on this train wreck that just wont stop crashing.

Reed Hovians please fuck off and die

Witty commentators my thoughts are with you as nothing has happened since fuck knows when...reed is pumping soanya's ass on some beach in the carib.

all other bitches with something to prove.....lets go sailing and leave these fuckers to stew in their cheese strewn faeces

Animals, dogs cats etc surely you have balls to lick and butts to sniff which sounds like a hell of a lot more fun that watching fuck-knuckle and his little sister eats sprouts off each others wet spots.....

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what the...this is post 8059 which dear readers add up to 8+0+5+9 = 22 and 2+2=4

 

4 is the number of assholes on board cheese scow, soanya has 1 and reed has 3 (his ass, his mouth and him) now that is totally fucking amazing dont you think.

 

Im heading out to my yoga platform for some serious strengthening stancing while the import of this post sinks in

 

fucking amazing man

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Cheesus tittyfucking christ...... 81 sad fucking pages!!!! We are still at it on this train wreck that just wont stop crashing.

Reed Hovians please fuck off and die

Witty commentators my thoughts are with you as nothing has happened since fuck knows when...reed is pumping soanya's ass on some beach in the carib.

all other bitches with something to prove.....lets go sailing and leave these fuckers to stew in their cheese strewn faeces

Animals, dogs cats etc surely you have balls to lick and butts to sniff which sounds like a hell of a lot more fun that watching fuck-knuckle and his little sister eats sprouts off each others wet spots.....

Your post puzzles me. Your first post, and nearly every single post thereafter, has been in this thread. Yet somehow you seem shocked that the thread is now at 81 pages. I am shocked by the fact that someone who created a alias, or joined recently just to post in this thread, is shocked to learn that it has reached 81 pages. It would seem that this thread is your bag, baby.

 

Your entire existence here seems to lie within this thread. THAT is sad.

 

Question for you: When you say "lets go sailing", are you referring to actually going out and sailing, or are you implying that you're more into the kind of sailing one would see in the movie What About Bob?

 

"I'm sailing! I'm sailing!"

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At least the bounty could be burnt. What do you do with 60 tons of bondo and chicken wire sitting on the beach ?

Anne is running in stealth mode, positioning herself for this:

PARMAGEDDON !

 

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Reid is not responding. He is already a DEF CON (50).

 

 

Parmageddon! That's THE word to describe this whole thing! :lol: :lol: :lol: my ass off!!! Thanks TTT!

 

PARMAGEDDON! I'm in! 2112894804_dc2aedc869_o.jpg

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I really can’t figure out why this couple has attracted all this interest. Apart from the fact that they don’t want to stop, what’s the big difference between them and a host of others who decide to drop out and go around the world in a boat. You see them in loads of ports scrounging bits and pieces as they “prepare” for the big adventure.

 

As to the scam? What scam? What are they going to get out of this? Who is going to publish a book about them and if they did what would the royalties be? I reckon the biggest story to come out of the saga is this mammouth SA thread. Sure they got some freebie stuff, but they aint making money out of it. I don't know why most companies gave them stuff, but maybe it was for the same reason MetOceans supplied two tracking units ie. "We thought it would be a good idea to see how the units stood up to three years of continuous use." Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?

 

Why shouldn’t they be where the MetOcean tracker says they are? The signal goes from the boat to a satellite, gets received by OrbComm and passed to MetOceans. Can anyone seriously believe that someone in either of those companies would be fiddling the figures? What advantage would there be? If they got found out they’d never get another job in their field.

 

The MetOcean unit is not the same as the ones on drifting buoys, in that it is only splash proof, not submersion proof, so it has to be on a boat. If it isn’t on Anne, it would have to be on another vessel and I can’t for the life of me see how that could have been set up, or how there could be any advantage in doing so. Anyway, just to satisfy y’all I’ve asked MetOcean to supply a photo of their handheld GPS, taken at the same time as a signal.

 

Do I think they will make it for 1000 days? Unlikely IMO, but that's irrelevant. They keep on about the Southern Ocean, but they ain’t really there yet. Sooner, or later, they will drift into some real Southern Ocean weather and that’s when the trouble will happen. I don’t think the thing will sink, unless it hits a growler, but I can see it being dismasted, or Sonya becoming life threateningly ill. Then there will be a real story to talk about à la Bullimore rescue and there could be a book in it after all!!

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Your post puzzles me. Your first post, and nearly every single post thereafter, has been in this thread. Yet somehow you seem shocked that the thread is now at 81 pages. I am shocked by the fact that someone who created a alias, or joined recently just to post in this thread, is shocked to learn that it has reached 81 pages. It would seem that this thread is your bag, baby.

 

Your entire existence here seems to lie within this thread. THAT is sad.

 

Question for you: When you say "lets go sailing", are you referring to actually going out and sailing, or are you implying that you're more into the kind of sailing one would see in the movie What About Bob?

 

"I'm sailing! I'm sailing!"

post-22200-1197727455.gif Shife, I think you are one of the most astute and articulate posters on this thread. I am curious, you say you are a mechanic, what do you work on?

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I really can’t figure out why this couple has attracted all this interest. Apart from the fact that they don’t want to stop, what’s the big difference between them and a host of others who decide to drop out and go around the world in a boat. You see them in loads of ports scrounging bits and pieces as they “prepare” for the big adventure.

 

As to the scam? What scam? What are they going to get out of this? Who is going to publish a book about them and if they did what would the royalties be? I reckon the biggest story to come out of the saga is this mammouth SA thread. Sure they got some freebie stuff, but they aint making money out of it. I don't know why most companies gave them stuff, but maybe it was for the same reason MetOceans supplied two tracking units ie. "We thought it would be a good idea to see how the units stood up to three years of continuous use." Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?

 

Why shouldn’t they be where the MetOcean tracker says they are? The signal goes from the boat to a satellite, gets received by OrbComm and passed to MetOceans. Can anyone seriously believe that someone in either of those companies would be fiddling the figures? What advantage would there be? If they got found out they’d never get another job in their field.

 

The MetOcean unit is not the same as the ones on drifting buoys, in that it is only splash proof, not submersion proof, so it has to be on a boat. If it isn’t on Anne, it would have to be on another vessel and I can’t for the life of me see how that could have been set up, or how there could be any advantage in doing so. Anyway, just to satisfy y’all I’ve asked MetOcean to supply a photo of their handheld GPS, taken at the same time as a signal.

 

Do I think they will make it for 1000 days? Unlikely IMO, but that's irrelevant. They keep on about the Southern Ocean, but they ain’t really there yet. Sooner, or later, they will drift into some real Southern Ocean weather and that’s when the trouble will happen. I don’t think the thing will sink, unless it hits a growler, but I can see it being dismasted, or Sonya becoming life threateningly ill. Then there will be a real story to talk about à la Bullimore rescue and there could be a book in it after all!!

 

Doh! Your tinfoil helmet fell off and the Gov't just activated that chip in your brain. No matter what anyone here says, the rubber bands that the arugula is held together with at the A&P is not strong enough to hold it on, especially when you are sleeping and the FBI is under your bed. Heavy duty tin foil and duct tape. DUCT TAPE! For the love of God, man,

DUCT TAPE!!!!

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post-22200-1197727455.gif Shife, I think you are one of the most astute and articulate posters on this thread. I am curious, you say you are a mechanic, what do you work on?

 

I believe it’s Audi’s and VW’s or European in general. I was a bit envious when I read something about him bringing the VW diag system to someone’s house. I want one of those for my GTI or at least be able to borrow it… Damn it! :lol:

 

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Thanks B2S - That Metocean track shows the straightest course they've sailed in over 200 days.

 

The SeaTM is not cooperating with them.

Looks like he is intenionally heading north to escape the 40's and bask in the warmth of the Indian Ocean.

How soon before he hits the adverse current?

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Nauti's home! Nauti's home! <pant, pant, pant, wag, wag> Nauti's home!

 

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I was going to make a comment about good dogs and bones, but then i remembered where I am posting and thought better of it. ;)

 

Good to be back....been a crazy couple of weeks at work with receptions and parties, and weekend distractions.

 

Missed you guys though.

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Judging from the behavior [or behaviour ;)] of Drifting Buoy 33651, it would appear as though the image of the Vector Plots of Surface Current is pretty right on...which means vessel tracking unit MET595 has probably been like a salmon slogging it's way upstream for awhile now. That's more than likely the reason why distance over ground for the past 24hrs is what it is compared to the previous three 24-hour periods.

 

PS: This is why unit MET595 does not want to be in the neighborhood if/when the wind and waves build and want to push those currents around. Talk about industrial strength washing machines...that's the mother of them all.

Looks like if he could head SE for a while he could get some favorable flow and escape this. I wonder what his real intention is? South Africa or IO?

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Holy Hannah.

 

I get distracted for a week and come back to over 10 pages of new stuff.

 

Are they dead yet, or do I have to read them all?

 

Some of us could have started to wonder if there was some reason that you went missing the same time as the sailorman went missing, but that would just be starting a conspiracy theory. None of us would go for a conspiracy! We are much too sane for that! Oh and by the way, we are required to post porn with each submission now. So.....

 

edit - almost forgot the porn!

 

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edit 2 - "sailorman" is correct

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Some of us could have started to wonder if there was some reason that you went missing the same time as the sailorman went missing, but that would just be starting a conspiracy theory. None of us would go for a conspiracy! We are much too sane for that! Oh and by the way, we are required to post porn with each submission now. So.....

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Speak for yourself :ph34r:

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Some of us could have started to wonder if there was some reason that you went missing the same time as the sailorman went missing, but that would just be starting a conspiracy theory. None of us would go for a conspiracy! We are much too sane for that! Oh and by the way, we are required to post porn with each submission now. So.....

 

Shouldn't there have been quotation marks around "sailorman"???

 

BTW... W/B Nauti

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Looks like if he could head SE for a while he could get some favorable flow and escape this. I wonder what his real intention is? South Africa or IO?

Too late me thinks for any kind of move south. That could end up being the beginning of an ugly series of heart shaped thingys in a terrible place.

 

Other thoughts...first, and most probable...MET595 wants no part of the Southern Ocean and prefers to be a coastal cruising unit. A second possibility is the boat can't have or doesn't want weather to port if it can help it. And a final thought, the carbon unit directing the movements of unit #MET595 is actually using a pilot chart as a realtime weather and routing reference :blink:

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Too late me thinks for any kind of move south. That could end up being the beginning of an ugly series of heart shaped thingys in a terrible place.

 

Other thoughts...first, and most probable...MET595 wants no part of the Southern Ocean and prefers to be a coastal cruising unit. A second possibility is the boat can't have or doesn't want weather to port if it can help it. And a final thought, the carbon unit directing the movements of unit #MET595 is actually using a pilot chart as a realtime weather and routing reference :blink:

 

Or being spoon fed information supplied here because the "out of control room" doesn't have clue one about how to decipher it. :lol:

 

EDIT: The information supplied here may or may not be factual... there SM, I believe we've COCA. (Covered our collective asses)

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Or being spoon fed information supplied here because the "out of control room" doesn't have clue one about how to decipher it. :lol:

 

Crap - now we might have a legal obligation to keep posting all this crap for their safety. Maybe there is no mission control. OMG - we are mission control! That is the scam. HE CONNED US TO BE HIS MISSION CONTROL WITHOUT US KNOWING IT! :lol:

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Too late me thinks for any kind of move south. That could end up being the beginning of an ugly series of heart shaped thingys in a terrible place.

 

Other thoughts...first, and most probable...MET595 wants no part of the Southern Ocean and prefers to be a coastal cruising unit. A second possibility is the boat can't have or doesn't want weather to port if it can help it. And a final thought, the carbon unit directing the movements of unit #MET595 is actually using a pilot chart as a realtime weather and routing reference :blink:

Does this thing have an engine? Just wondering about that non-meandering track. Madagascar could be a nice place to stay a while if that last blow caused some damage?

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You could always leap around the boat "in a gazelle like manner" to compensate for not running :lol:

 

I think I would die to go 1000 days without a nice extra dirty matini, or glass of Pinot Grigio or Shiraz. Of course, without oysters, shrimp and steak, I might not notice it. I'd certainly miss my yogurt, bananas and oranges though.

 

How much porn would a guy have to pack for 1000 days????

 

Now he got us posting porn for him - genius. pure genius.

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Too late me thinks for any kind of move south. That could end up being the beginning of an ugly series of heart shaped thingys in a terrible place.

 

Other thoughts...first, and most probable...MET595 wants no part of the Southern Ocean and prefers to be a coastal cruising unit. A second possibility is the boat can't have or doesn't want weather to port if it can help it. And a final thought, the carbon unit directing the movements of unit #MET595 is actually using a pilot chart as a realtime weather and routing reference :blink:

You are probably right, he has no interest in the Southern Ocean, although he is probably claiming bragging rights now.

 

And I guess you get what you pay for in a routing service........

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Now he got us posting porn for him - genius. pure genius.

 

I think he'll need it. The furry Ho is certainly enough to give me a soft-on.

Gillette was obviously not approached to be a sponsor. :D

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Does this thing have an engine? Just wondering about that non-meandering track. Madagascar could be a nice place to stay a while if that last blow caused some damage?

 

We don't know.. You see, instead of posting about the boat, equipment, actual conditions all we get is "We live with the birds" and pictures of fucking worms, hearts, Reid varnishing the deck.

From following the blog and this thread, I surmise:

 

1) No bowsprit since May

2) leaking fuel tanks/contaminated fuel/probably no engine for a few month now

3) No mainsail. It ripped once, they sewed a heart on it, they double reefed,and last pic, if real, showed no sail on the main boom at all.

4) Sonya "visited Ensign RALPH" all over the boat

5) One of their poop-buckets is broke

6) One of their metoean units broke

7) They have no bird book

8) Mission control is sabotaging them by not giving them relevant information

9) Didn't they have stray cats? Did they eat them? Do they have parasites now from improperly cooked kitty meat?

10) Their stash is wet.

11) Their bottom is badly fouled (as is their prop I suspect)

12) The Ferro-Polyester-Chicken wire is leaking

13) NASA doesn't care about them

14) etc

 

Next time Weidy should jut book with the Moorings in Baja. I hear they provide you with FOOD and a CAPTAIN on a NICE boat!

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Crap - now we might have a legal obligation to keep posting all this crap for their safety. Maybe there is no mission control. OMG - we are mission control! That is the scam. HE CONNED US TO BE HIS MISSION CONTROL WITHOUT US KNOWING IT! :lol:

CRIKEY! that's one hell of thought. I've held off on all this conspiracy theory stuff. Just to be safe, I think I'll do what Shife suggested and get out my tin foil hat.

 

Swing away Merrill, swing away...

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6) One of their metoean units broke

Someone tried to hack one of the metocean units somewhere between days 60 & 80 (guy couldn't remember). They were talked through temporarily setting up the back up unit and both read the same. Additional filters were then set up to prevent further attempts.

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I am curious, you say you are a mechanic, what do you work on?

A little bit of everything

 

I believe it’s Audi’s and VW’s or European in general. I was a bit envious when I read something about him bringing the VW diag system to someone’s house. I want one of those for my GTI or at least be able to borrow it… Damn it! :lol:

 

DaveK

I started as a tech at a GM dealership. I'm now the service and parts director for a import dealership. Still get my hands dirty on occasion, but I now spend most of my time hammering away at paperwork.

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What a fucking train wreck this has become. Wait....

Here's the real truth: Reid is actually POD. Soanya is actually HWSNBN. The cheese schooner was originally designed by Leif Beily, and the refit was done under the supervision of JuanK. The sails are actually Quantams and came from a asian loft. The secret weapon you won't see is a giant sail from Kiteship that was donated by AlanH. The rudder is a foiling unit designed by Doug Lord. Suzanna Bowling is really SledHag. Mission Control is actually headed by Guy LeDouche, and Ms Frank is responsible for the cut+paste photoshop stuff. Jessie is really Nailing Malarky. The mysterious NASA contact has been identified as Sr.Chief(ret).

 

There. Happy?

 

While being a relative newb, I can at least recognize the significance of the names shife posted here. That would be because I don't just hang out here waiting for the train wreck. Some of you would do well to take a history lesson from shife and surf the rest of this site. It will give you something to do while we wait for the lost at sea report.

 

WL

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Some of us could have started to wonder if there was some reason that you went missing the same time as the sailorman went missing, but that would just be starting a conspiracy theory. None of us would go for a conspiracy! We are much too sane for that! Oh and by the way, we are required to post porn with each submission now. So.....

 

edit - almost forgot the porn!

 

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edit 2 - "sailorman" is correct

 

Everyday or just on Fridays? Which page would I find that directive on? I'm still on page 74 on my catch up. :(

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Everyday or just on Fridays? Which page would I find that directive on? I'm still on page 74 on my catch up. :(

 

I think it was around page 79ish. To be honest, there have been so many wasted pages lately that I lost track and really don't care to reread them! I feel for you.

 

Not really required, but since you missed Friday..... :);)

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“LEAVING FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS FOR A THOUSAND DAYS” ~ That caption is at the bottom of the 1000Days blog, and isn’t it really what this “historic expedition” was truly all about? To do that, Stowe had to depend on the generosity and kindness of friends, family and strangers ~ for cash, skills, grunt work, and donations of supplies and equipment. To engage benefactors he created programs that he could sell as having some useful purpose: “Education through Exploration” with interactive classroom participation. “The Mars Ocean Odyssey” space-analogous mission with an implied NASA link.

 

Some that bought into Stowe’s “vision” remain as the “Mission Control” team; others cheer on the sidelines. But all brought value ~ from sails on down to that dope hollering “Hooray! Hooray!” at the departure. It seems a simple enough concept that these people should be THANKED. Stowe endlessly spouts his “appreciation” of the sea, fish, sun, moon, stars, ancient man…. but what about all those that GAVE him this chance? Soanya realized her dream of having the man she pursued for six years. I say they are both socially-inept ingrates that for some reason feel ENTITLED to this voyage.

 

Step Right Up…

It appears Stowe wore out his welcome in a few places: “There are still many more things to do in a variety of areas, especially raising money to acquire the last items needed and to pay the bills. It often seems that when we are down to our last one hundred dollars and no one will return my pleading calls…Also, when it was discovered after the collision that they had no radar onboard, we learned, “No one stepped up to donate one.”

 

They cast off in April on this great “exploration”. Did they write a few public thanks once they were “free”? No, but we did read about Soanya getting her sea legs, porpoises, yoga, the figurehead mask, heart-shaped sail patches, and the sprouts being happy at sea. A one-sentence general notice was finally posted on Day 8: “We appreciate all of our friends and sponsors who have made this opportunity possible.”

 

Boom! A collision on Day 15. Yes, repairs would now be the major topic, but still, they enlightened us with posts about sprout technique, her laundry, birds, that last juicy tangy orange, Reid going up the mast, and then down into cargo hold for more “shapely” pasta. Oh yes, the pasta…

 

Day 36 ~ there at least a mention, but hardly what I would call thanks: “We started with a well thought out wish list… As the years went by and we struggled to get ready on every level, we ended up eating part of it…As we got closer to going, the Kadouri food company stepped up and gave us…basics like beans, rice, sprouting seeds, nuts, dried fruits, and pasta.”

 

Now let’s return to more tales of the blue ocean, lost hats, failed fishing, naps, whining about the work, rain pants, storms, lightly curried lentils following that first luxurious on-deck bath, spring gardening, constellations, drying mahi-mahi mates, twisted lines, and Man and Woman in their little spaceship. Bummer, “there’s no time for reading, art and philosophy”… or for thanking anybody.

 

Day 54 ~ Oh look! FINALLY a public thanks to Rand, the 1000 Days Electric Guy, who slaved away for three years designing, buying, and building their systems. Stowe says he personally is still busy, blah blah blah, but, “lots of thanks to all of our sponsors”.

 

Carry on: happy green beans, chafing, the catamaran Tantra story being the “first piece in my press book”, barnacles, fids, his laundry, more yoga and beans, and painting the stove with plans to become a fisherman and then a sailorman.

 

Day 61 ~ Danny Kadouri is mentioned by name this time

 

Day 68 ~ Thanks to Doyle Sails! More than TWO MONTHS after departure! “It's the sails that move us and thanks to Doyle Sails we are on our way. Paul Beaudin of Doyle Sails on City Island NY, has been generously helping the 1000 Day expedition for seven years now.” (plus donating/installing the roller furler)

 

Carry on: underwater window, seed and bean galaxies, Random Thoughts on Long Distance Space Flight…

 

Day 73 ~ another team member mentioned: “…Richard Hudson has programmed a weather report for our current position and it sends it to us. (Sometimes it's a little off, but generally quite helpful and a new experience for me to get the weather in an obscure place on the sea.)…” Soanya thanked two advisors for their support.

 

Day 74 ~ another major sponsor finally thanked: “So many people have helped in so many ways, but we were barely making ends meet when Axis Global stepped up and came on board with a cash sponsorship… Axis Global helped us to pay pressing bills as well as buy our Harken self-tailing power winch…”

 

Day 77 ~ Mom and Dad get their due at long last: “Even though the 1000 Day voyage would take me from them, they helped again and again, stepping up in the end and making our departure possible… eternally (American-?) expressing love.”

 

Carry on: More yoga, avoid the sun, bondo, tell-tails, whale-ho!, filthy tarps, mutiny, rigging, Neptune’s OK, drilling sails, “plowing through the obisdian sky”, the equator, singing Boy George to ward off a “rogue wave”, “Reid never forgets to appreciate where he is”, 100 days, draw the heart, fix the head, and Soanya found her groove…

 

Day 103 ~ “Thank you for another beautiful day, another gorgeous sunrise, each more beautiful than the next and also for the fair breezy warm wind blowing over the sparkling sea.” Who?

 

Carry on: awww can’t draw the heart, more yoga, naps, laundry, and birds, appreciating EACH OTHER aboard the Starship Schooner, sunsets, rainbows, “art” carvings, drizzle spoof, memories of the cargo room, feathers of God’s wings, The Magic of Bean Sprouts, drills, desalinator, and solar panels. The basil croaked, but Ivy’s now crawling, and hey, Jimmy Buffet, where’s that song you promised to write about me?

 

Day 134 ~ Oops, they missed the live phone-in to The Water Hour, again…but please understand it’s because, “We are far from the earth's concerns.”

 

Day 139 ~ Yes! Finally the Parmigiano Reggiano people are thanked seven times for their 250 lb donation in the classic post: "Cheese at the Top of Our Food Pyramid". “With many of the items that we needed for the voyage, we targeted the best…Some people have asked, “Why did it take so long for you to depart…?” I have said, “We had help, but it was never enough. We were always left lacking in skilled help and the things that were donated to us.” This went on for years while I worked and stockpiled our food. It wasn't that way with Parmigiano Reggiano…. When Soanya and I finish the Mars Ocean Odyssey, we expect to participate in preparing astronauts to go into space for an extended period of time…After we've done some training, they will demand Parmigiano Reggiano cheese…

 

Paint the bowsprit, bend the batten, test the oven, Zen-talking sails... the jib is up, Metocean is down, and eek, there’s algae in the water tanks…

 

Day 149 ~ “Blog master Jesse Fradkin is doing a great job posting our daily stories of the voyage. He also filters our mail and sends a little our way.” That’s it. Talk about a thankless job.

 

At 56 years old, Stowe is a self-serving, conceited, conniving, begging, wannabe-artist leech. Soanya’s lack of appreciation demonstrates just what a great pair they make. Oh I know, I know ~ he’s not doing this for himself. He’s doing it for mankind’s consciousness and to validate the Baby Boomer generation. (Shall we all join in a rousing chorus of his song “Ocean Annihilation”?)

 

Stowe has a life-time pattern of disregard for authority and commitment ~ three failed marriages, never held a job, doesn’t pay taxes, still mooching off Mom and Dad, ignores regulations and licensing, went to prison for drug running, and still owes $20,000 in back child support. Maybe he plans to use this “mission” to right some of the wrongs of the past. What are the odds of that?

 

I just can’t comprehend why the Hovians ever involved themselves with this loser. They claim “thousands of volunteers” got this ship to sea, and that they have over 500,000 “registered” web visitors. If that is even remotely true, it’s all the more reason to scratch your head over why they waste so much time being concerned with a few peoples' comments at SA. And perhaps Stowe and Soanya are gracious behind the scenes ~ after all, these people provide their communications and would attempt to document any offshore sailing records they try to establish. Yeah, it’s none of my business, but it’s still human nature to desire and even expect to see some thanks within a forum so public as their website and blog.

 

So Hovians ~ How many hours or even years of effort did you contribute to readying the Anne? How much personal money did you donate? Where’s that scientific and educational value this “mission” promised? All I see are two boring and self-absorbed ingrates out to sea. Tell the truth ~ don’t you feel just a little embarrassed, dirty, and used? Maybe the better term for you all is WHORVIANS.

 

Now the Anne has gone AWOL, and you are scrambling to fill the gaps with old photos and phony commentary. Is the real “scam” here that Stowe has tired, yet again, of being responsible to others, scammed YOU, and is sailing off for warmer parts?

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