Seems like the ride would improve if he cut it loose?On top of bouncing around in a bathtub and puking his guts out all day he apparently broke a motor mount and had to lash it to the side of the boat to keep it from going overboard. Oof, doesn't look like he's enjoying himself out there.
Looks like he has the water thing down.Cristoforo said:In 2 days spot tracker says he hit a high seed of 1.7 knots for a short period, but that was drifting north in the wrong direction. Mostly doing 0.4 knots or less and too foggy to recharge batteries. Sounds like fun. His blog says part of the design draft was to have a sustainable asset which will be used after this voyage for more adventures, and next up will be going over Niagara Falls in 2022 and will be seen on a 4 part Discovery Channel special .
' Although I have lined the inside walls with 1-gallon plastic jugs, there is no other designed internal positive displacement, so if the boat fills with water, it will very likely sink'.
That is what sculling oars are for!But it saved a bunch of money on not having to call a harbor tug.
F u u u u u u u cccc k.At the speed (or lack thereof) that he's going, not sure there's a chance in hell he'll get out in the track of Marie
Large wave crAshed over boat and broke main sail. and caused hatch to leak. I returning to Santa Cruz to make repairs. Should be there in about 4 days . On heading 66 magnetic and about 153 miles to Santa Cruz.
Many waves have been crashing over boat today.
But it saved a bunch of money on not having to call a harbor tug.
I'm glad he's turning back. I was starting to feel like we were rapidly moving from a really entertaining story into a very dangerous situation. Broken motor mount, severe sea sickness, hurricanes, broken and nonfunctioning sat phone, torn mainsail and leaking hatches all in the first few days of a 3-4 month long journey was not looking like a great start.One must wish him the best.. looks like he is turning back (if that is possible)
His latest (2020-10-03T17:34:28.000Z ) report is that:
Must wish him luck