Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

elle

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"at sea. Then they lost both their forestays and roller furling in the collision at sea where the heavy steel 20' bowsprit was mangled in half by a dark hulled three hundred foot freighter in the obsidian night."
Yeah so I went to the blog...

Dark Hulled Ship... You are aware, Mr Boombastic, that Maersk Ships are almost a Powder Blue. Could have been an another Carrier all together. Perhaps a Liberian Ship smuggling what ever they smuggle with no lights on claiming to be a Maersk Ship.

Guys I think this is either a Troll or one of our own as I can't imagine Reid having such a loyal fan to think what we say is actually important.
if anyone is interested in attempting to contact maersk for confirmation or denial of the accusation made by reid that he sustained damage to his boat as a result of being struck by one of their vessels:

contact a local office in the u.s. or find one near you

 

NautiGirl

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if anyone is interested in attempting to contact maersk for confirmation or denial of the accusation made by reid that he sustained damage to his boat as a result of being struck by one of their vessels:contact a local office in the u.s. or find one near you
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To you, my darling Elle, for your wonderful assistance at getting this thread back on track!

Focus people, focus.

There is important work to do!

 

MSafiri

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Sorry mate, ur wrong. Been over the 1000days site and found what I had quoted. I dont give a damn abouy Reid and Co. and simply reading this thread for my own entertainment. And, sorry, English is not my native language, I wanted to say that I appreciate what you guys are doing. now, seems this was not coming through.

The powers that be??? Hmmm, now there is an Overlord of the Innerweb? I guess we'd all best straighten up and fly right or we'll be tossed in a holding tank and forced to listen to the ramblings of you know who.
Cheers,

MSafiri

 

redboat

Super Anarchist
Look, Reid doesn't exactly take the best care of his fine craft. He has an old 20' long bowsprit that was on the boat during earlier voyages from which he flew a nice small hanked on jib. After wanting roller furling for over 20 years he finally gets a drum and has his supporters at Doyle provide a large rollerfurled jib that looks to be easily twice the size of the previous jib. Compare the new sail with the small jib in old photos of Anne. The only way roller furling works is if you have enough tension on the halyard so Reid mounts the tack near the end of the 20'sprit and cranks it on. The boat bobs around NY harbor on roidian harbor excursions and nothing happens. Now back at sea after several days the physical forces conspire with bobstay and/or sprit weakness and it lets go.

Might have happened near Maersk freighter. Master sees slow moving/nonmoving radar target or even sees Anne with headsail flogging and hails on VHF. No problem so he sails on.

But Reid knows his boat and the sea better than anyone. The last thing his ego and public persona could suffer would be admitting such a failure or miscalculation so let's pin it on the freighter.

Too bad the folks at Doyle probably wouldn't be too interested in discussing the original sail and the replacement they sold or donated.

 

elle

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To you, my darling Elle, for your wonderful assistance at getting this thread back on track!

Focus people, focus.

There is important work to do!
cheers!

one of the (many) things that has really been bothering me is this:

is it really a good idea to eat fish out of another fish's guts? it just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. obviously these two dumbasses claim to have done it and they didn't die yet...but damn! when i've been offshore (for deliveries) we often fish. and we have caught fish that had fish in their guts, but we have only used them to bait the lines to catch more fish. also, wouldn't bringing a book on offshore fishing or fishing while cruising have been prudent? we've got one and bring it with when we are planning to troll while delivering a boat. the info in these books is unbelievably helpful, from recommendation on lures, setting up lines, even what fish you should and shouldn't eat and how to clean them properly.

to me it is just another piece of evidence on how woefully unprepared reid was for this voyage. i mean really! who depends on fish for their sustenance yet doesn't bother to learn how to catch them before leaving for a 1000 days?

 

pippi

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Does anyone know someone that works at Lloyd's of London? Most all vessels of that type are insured through Lloyd's. The ship's captain would have had to report to Lloyd's and notify them that there was an accident.

 
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kent_island_sailor

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To be honest, I couldn't care less anymore about WHY the cheese-sprit broke.

There is no possible explanation that doesn't include stupidity, so let us all just agree that poor seamnship = limp spar :eek:

Of more interest to me is why they can't be found. Where are they REALLY?

Does anyone know someone that works at Lloyd's of London? Most all vessels of that type are insured through Lloyd's. The ship's captain would have had to report to Lloyd's and notify them that there was an accident.
 

JustDroppingBy

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Sorry mate, ur wrong. Been over the 1000days site and found what I had quoted. I dont give a damn abouy Reid and Co. and simply reading this thread for my own entertainment. And, sorry, English is not my native language, I wanted to say that I appreciate what you guys are doing. now, seems this was not coming through. Cheers,

MSafiri
Didn't mean to confuse you, I took your post as a quote from something bound to be Hovian, not as a direct comment from you :)

 

swan70

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Does anyone know if 1000 days was registered as a non profit organization?

If not, Reid owes the IRS a percentage of EVERYTHING that was given to him! $$$$$$$$ :eek:

 

mjpurcell

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I'm sorry. I opened it. I will not quote the post but..

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." -- Oscar Wilde

Cause some happiness and go.

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." -- Groucho Marx

Cause a perfectly wonderful evening and go.

"Don't eat yellow snow" -- FZ

Stop misquoting your avatar and go.

 

awolf209

Super Anarchist
cheers!
one of the (many) things that has really been bothering me is this:

is it really a good idea to eat fish out of another fish's guts? it just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. obviously these two dumbasses claim to have done it and they didn't die yet...but damn! when i've been offshore (for deliveries) we often fish. and we have caught fish that had fish in their guts, but we have only used them to bait the lines to catch more fish. also, wouldn't bringing a book on offshore fishing or fishing while cruising have been prudent? we've got one and bring it with when we are planning to troll while delivering a boat. the info in these books is unbelievably helpful, from recommendation on lures, setting up lines, even what fish you should and shouldn't eat and how to clean them properly.

to me it is just another piece of evidence on how woefully unprepared reid was for this voyage. i mean really! who depends on fish for their sustenance yet doesn't bother to learn how to catch them before leaving for a 1000 days?
Elle, this is Reid we're talking about, and the main reason for this particular forum is because of how ill-prepared he was for this voyage and what terrible shape his boat is in (a couple minor details: it leaks, it has about a foot of barnacles and 'fuzz' on the bottom -- which are probably keeping the tub from disintegrating :lol: ), so for him to have anything logical like a book on fishing would be so unnecessary for him...remember, he knows everything. Way back when, Sayonara was wishing she had a book on the heavens so she could learn what stars she was looking at. What fucking sailor who is going around the world doesn't have a map of the skies? They have fois gras but no books on fishing! And their life raft is below dack wrapped in saran wrap or whatever! And the three fish - they just ate them a couple days ago so maybe they're puking their brains out today. :p

 

NautiGirl

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swan70

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Organization Name/AddressAMERICAN FRIENDS OF STOWE INC

42 WHITE ST APT 3

NEW YORK, NY

10013-3507

Asset Amount0

Income Amount0

Form 990 Revenue Amount0

Employer Identification Number

(nine digit number assigned by the IRS to identify a company)(available with data download)

In Care Of Name (the officer, director, etc. to whose attention any correspondence should be directed)BRIAN HECHT

Classification (category under which an organization may be tax exempt)Charitable Organization

Filing Requirement (the primary return(s) the organization is required to file)Form 990 - Not required to file (income less than $25,000)

Taxonomy(classifies an exempt Internal Revenue Code 501 ©(3) organization)Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution

Secondary Name(another name under which this nonprofit organization does business. Also used for trade names, chapter names, or local numbers for subordinate organizations of group rulings)n/r

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Foundation Type Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public

Universal Location Code (the Internal Revenue Service District Office which has jurisdiction over the organization)13

Tax Period (the date of the latest return filed)12/2005

Accounting Period (accounting month end date of organization)12
Thanks Nautigirl

 

swan70

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I'm sorry. I opened it. I will not quote the post but.."Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." -- Oscar Wilde

Cause some happiness and go.

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." -- Groucho Marx

Cause a perfectly wonderful evening and go.

"Don't eat yellow snow" -- FZ

Stop misquoting your avatar and go.
Good catch, Avatar quote updated.

 
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