SV Seeker

eliboat

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Fuck that guy.  I stopped watching the moment he faked a serious brain injury and then couldn’t figure out why people thought that was a dick move.   He’s going to need some help when he has a real head injury bashing his head on one of the many dumb sharp steel dragons he has all over the interior at head height.  

 

Grrr...

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7 hours ago, blunderfull said:

Time for a new thread as we’re less than 6 months from launch.

Cameo appearances from Mutt & Jeff.

Go Doug.


Why are you still giving this asshole money?

 

Fah Kiew Tu

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Fuck that guy.  I stopped watching the moment he faked a serious brain injury and then couldn’t figure out why people thought that was a dick move.   He’s going to need some help when he has a real head injury bashing his head on one of the many dumb sharp steel dragons he has all over the interior at head height.  
This. While I admire quite a bit of what he's done and his off the wall approaches to some problems, what he did there was too much for me. I'll never watch his stuff or support him in any way.

FKT

 

Sail4beer

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He is an ahole+ who deserves nothing. Launch the boat and take off over the horizon. Faking TBI is a terrible stunt.
 

 
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Zonker

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He's building a farm piece of equipment that will go to sea. 

I think his idea of "free research vessel" that is leased to a 501(c) corp would never pass muster with USCG or with universities seeking a research vessel.

If you're offering time on a boat, you would hope the university would do it's due diligence and say "Is this a USCG inspected passenger vessel?" Otherwise it's a private yacht.

 

blunderfull

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I get the noise about what his personality & style does to many folks.   For myself I find his chops with a welding torch are what keep me interested.   Currently working to get up to speed in a welding/machine shop, it’s very useful for me to watch him and his guests sort problems out with alum and light steel.  
 

The Seeker itself?   It’s nothing I’d want to sail right out of the box.  Too much to sort out.  The sails and rigging are fantasies he’s seen in Hong Kong perhaps.  Too heavy.   I doubt he’ll venture too far w/o pro captains aboard anyways. He’s too sharp to piss this all away in a typhoon.

I picture him becoming a usefull resource for the low-midrange sorts who sail the Pacific.  Like Nike’s (White Spot on YTube) friend Maria in Panama.  Maria does laidback charter cruises & fixes boat gear.  Full welding/machine shop afloat.   Handy to know people like her around the islands.
 

Doug’s prolly going to do same - find a nice area (Panama -Pacific side?) , drop anchor and enjoy the life.  Help people out and do things his way.   
 

You know the type?

 
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If this douche bag came into an anchorage I was in I’d leave just as soon as I could. 
Agree, it's an accident waiting to happen, and as mariners we are duty bound to render assistance if we're in the vicinity. Dont get too close or the superstructure and rig right out of "Shogun" will take you out when it invariably rolls

 
Doug’s prolly going to do same - find a nice area (Panama -Pacific side?) , drop anchor and enjoy the life.  Help people out and do things his way.   
 

You know the type?
He would probably fit right in anchored in Linton Bay.

The at sea service boats rarely do well as they don't take into account the extreme difference in economy's and the fact that taking locals jobs working under the table or illegally chartering is not met with open arms.  There are some who give their time away for free and there are many relief organizations desperate for any help or vessels; a friend helped out Doctors without borders for a while taking them on his boat to remote villages. However he is a Brazilian and most I have met would give you the shirt off their back without a second thought.  That is not the vibe I got from the Seeker guy.

 

zenmasterfred

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He's going have to find out a way keep his grifting lifestyle working while he is afloat.  Cruising can be done on the cheap but it still costs money and no way that monstrosity is going to be on the cheap!

 

Zonker

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I've previously posted that his idea of internal frames are a joke. They have lightening holes that make the frame 70% air... i.e. not worth welding them on.

 
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