Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

elle

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Not exactly offended. Most Chimps contacted in a International telephone poll indicated that they were unhappy with the idea that any man and that man in particular could be compared in any way to the evolutionary superior members of peaceful and moral chimp society! In what way is he like a chimp, they ask?
But I still respect the office of President (I must be a product of brain washing). Love or hate the man he represents the US. I look at the Democratic candidates and shutter (most of the Republicans are not any better). He lost me when he decided to invade foreign countries (instead of bombing the shit out of them from the stratosphere). I for one will not call Obama a Chimp if he gets elected.

Please don’t start a war with the monkeys that we can’t hope to win. Haven’t you ever seen planet of the apes?

ick
uh, PA dude. no disrespect but there is a reason there is a separate forum for this kind of stuff.

 

Boatgoat

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The First 200 days did'nt work out so well. Reid about it here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...755C0A96F958260

"For their honeymoon, the couple were casting off yesterday for a 200-day test run. They will not pull into port for resupply, living on stocks of brown rice, beans, oats, pasta, red wine, rain water, fish and sprouts grown on board." By LOIS SMITH BRADY Published: June 6, 1999

ick

 
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Beer Can

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The First 200 days did'nt work out so well. Reid about it here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...755C0A96F958260
"For their honeymoon, the couple were casting off yesterday for a 200-day test run. They will not pull into port for resupply, living on stocks of brown rice, beans, oats, pasta, red wine, rain water, fish and sprouts grown on board."
I know I am not the first to make this observation, but what the hell is the point of seeking these "records" for floating around? Isn't the whole point of long-range cruising to see exotic and beautiful lands, observe different cultures and get to know your fellow man? Sure, old-time whalers would spend a year or more at sea, but they were not averse to anchoring somewhere and restocking and maybe even mingling with some natives. Other than being a perfect cover for evading service of process, this "mission" serves no purpose whatsoever. (I know they said they were going to make observations but then they forgot their thermometer.)

 
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Regatta Dog

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Here are their records to date!

1)Longest man and woman non-stop sea voyage.2)Longest time for a female out at sea non-stop.

3)Longest time out of sight of land.

4)Longest space analogous expedition on earth.
I'm somewhat of a history buff, and I haven't researched this, but I would certainly bet that none of those "records" have been broken by R&S. The first three would probably have been established by couples on 19th century US whaling ships, very many of whom brought along the wife of the captain. These two have been out less than 7 months and those whaling trips took years. Sure, whalers would stop for provisioning, but not very often. All it would take is a trip to the arctic, one winter trapped in the ice and a trip back and you'd beat that record.

Also, there were countless women on Royal Navy warships blockading France during the Napoleonic wars and they were out there for years at a time.

Main point here is that women have been at sea for centuries working, fighting and struggling to survive and I have no doubt that there are many who've been there beyond 300 days.

"Longest space analogous expedition on earth?" Tell me what the fuck that is and I'll give you an opinion.

 

luna

Member
Soanya's View:While today doesn't feel any different than any other day, I suppose it is important on paper. It is a strange twist of fate how I, a person with no sailing background, have ended up doing the longest whatever at sea. It just goes to show if the circumstances are right, a person can do anything. Of course, I still have so much to learn and Reid is really the one shouldering the burden of sailing the schooner by himself. The ocean and I have had many a wordless conversation and we are on good terms so far. I don't expect we'll have a falling out anytime soon, so I'll just say that I hope the next 800 days are even better than these past 200.
What a teacher Reid is eh. 200 days at sea, fast approaching the roaring forties and Soanya still doesn't know a darn thing about sailing the boat. Too bad the ocean isn't explaining how to sail that boat to her. Good thing they're on good terms -- keep that silent chatter up all the way south and east. Soanya is as much a loonigan as Reid is.

 

Beer Can

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Here are their records to date!I'm somewhat of a history buff, and I haven't researched this, but I would certainly bet that none of those "records" have been broken by R&S. The first three would probably have been established by couples on 19th century US whaling ships, very many of whom brought along the wife of the captain. These two have been out less than 7 months and those whaling trips took years. Sure, whalers would stop for provisioning, but not very often. All it would take is a trip to the arctic, one winter trapped in the ice and a trip back and you'd beat that record.

Also, there were countless women on Royal Navy warships blockading France during the Napoleonic wars and they were out there for years at a time.

Main point here is that women have been at sea for centuries working, fighting and struggling to survive and I have no doubt that there are many who've been there beyond 300 days.

"Longest space analogous expedition on earth?" Tell me what the fuck that is and I'll give you an opinion.
This may all well be true but if you are willing to write a check on Reid & Soanya's behalf for $2500 all of that will be forgotten. :rolleyes:

 

oldgoatroper

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I'm somewhat of a history buff, and I haven't researched this, but I would certainly bet that none of those "records" have been broken by R&S.
Totally agreed. But notice how Weid prefaces the record list:

"We'd like to point out a few records we have achieved or about to so that people understand the magnitude of the expedition and to help this one lead the way to further achievements"

He's a slippery bugger. He'd actually make a good ad writer in that he is very adept at phrasing things that imply much but technically promise nothing. If one is watching for it, one can see this in everything Weid spews forth.

In the above example, "or about to" is really just Reid crossing his fingers behind his back.

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OGR

 

svitale

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Tim said...
Starting on August 19, if I look at the google maps plot of your course, I'll be darned if I don't see a heart shape! Well done. It appears you are headed south now, good luck and continued best wishes.

Apparently the visually impaired are posting, or maybe someone with a good grasp on the use of sarcasm. :lol: :lol:
Sorry - a mention here is often the kiss of death. Let's see what happens.
I don't know, it kind of looks like this

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Loki

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Totally agreed. But notice how Weid prefaces the record list:
"We'd like to point out a few records we have achieved or about to so that people understand the magnitude of the expedition and to help this one lead the way to further achievements"

He's a slippery bugger. He'd actually make a good ad writer in that he is very adept at phrasing things that imply much but technically promise nothing. If one is watching for it, one can see this in everything Weid spews forth.

In the above example, "or about to" is really just Reid crossing his fingers behind his back.

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OGR
From 1000 days:

Dino aka Katy said... fingers crossed for the next 800 days
Coincidence or conspiracy? :ph34r:

 

NautiGirl

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MEDIA RELEASE: ALL SHIPPING LINES
REGRET TO ADVISE NO LONGER ABLE TO OFFER SHIPPING INSURANCE FOLLOWING REPORTS OF UNACCEPTABLE FLOATING (?) RISK TO SHIPPING STOP.

ACCORDING TO RECENT SOURCES, THERE IS AN UNREGISTERED FLOATING BLACK OBJECT AWASH WITH LEAKING DIESEL, LOITERING NEAR SHIPPING LANES WITH A PROPENSITY TO RAM COMMERCIAL SHIPPING STOP.

THIS MAY BE THE INSURANCE BLACKLISTED VESSEL "Annie Horibilus of Antigua".

SUCH VESSEL IS ALLEGEDLY ARMED WITH A 1200 LB PROPANE BOMB MOUNTED AT DECK LEVEL, IN THE FORM OF THIRTY 40 LB PROPANE BOTTLES STOWED IN AN UNSEAMANLIKE MANNER AT THE AFT END STOP.

COLLISION WITH A 1200 LB PROPANE BOMB AT 20 KNOTS REPRESENTS AN UNACCEPTABLE INSURANCE RISK STOP.

WE REALISE THAT OUR CESSATION OF INSURANCE SERVICES MAY LEAVE A VOID HOWEVER UNTIL SUCH RISK IS REMOVED, WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR RISK TO CARGO OR PASSENGERS FOR THE NEXT 1000 DAYS STOP.

PLEASE MAKE IT STOP STOP.

SINCERELY,

PUBLIC ACTUARY

LARDS OF LONDON

SHIPPING INSURERS TO THE WORLD.
That SO needs to go on 1000 Days of Hell!!!

 
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