Frenchman sets sail across Atlantic in a barrel!

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  1. Angélique
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    That's pretty accurate, congrats Dolfiman . . :)

    Tlouth7 thanks for setting up the barrel position pool . . :cool:

    What's the closing date + time for the new submissions, and the expiry date + time for the next pool . . . ?
     
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  2. tlouth7
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    It was impressive, especially after 10 days.

    We could do the same again, votes by the end of Wednesday, results on Saturday the week after. Or we could go longer, or bet on something different...
     
  3. dreamingbarrierreef
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    Be interesting to know if he keeps track how many times the barrel has rolled. Quite sure it's another record he should be able to break easy - if it's not the first one of its kind. Also it's probably the most efficient self-righting design. There should be an award for this right?
    Also it's probably good science contribution to compare if rolling motion might actually be more efficient propulsion to move cross sea?
     
  4. Dolfiman
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    Ok, that's fine and fun for us, for him I don't know…, he is again attracted in a North position which still makes uncertain the success of his ocean crossing, moreover within the ~ 3 months he has provisioned for.
    Traversée de l'Atlantique en Tonneau - Google My Maps https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?fbclid=IwAR2mEJ-mP_znARe5wf6cmkAYNlQSUODf-h4bK4q1cyCBkaVOio-RflY-ed4&mid=1UiW0t61m2NF2aHiWQ8Q3S3TvQhdhfRoW&ll=27.9967937921401%2C-26.09792425531134&z=8
    Weather Forecast Maps https://www.ventusky.com/?p=27.1;-29.9;4&l=wind-10m&t=20190207/0000
     
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    My submission :
    27,00 N ; 33,06 W
     
  7. tlouth7
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    I vote for:
    28.00N, 32.00W

    Any news on his condition since the storm?
     
  8. Dolfiman
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    Way out there at 29.17N, 35.45W
     
  10. Angélique
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    My guess is for: 30.02N, 32.17W
     
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  12. Dolfiman
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    Angélique and Doug Lord like this.
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    Thanks for that, Dolfiman! Remarkable and very interesting.
     
  14. JosephT
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    That looks like one tough little life capsule. He was very smart to include a sail. Most of today's lifeboats are just escape pods with no sail. Some have an inboard motor, but eventually those run out of fuel so they're potentially left floating around aimlessly. This is my idea of a life boat. Notice the mast pivots for storage. One tough boat!

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    Service vessel; Lifeboat; Watson motor lifeboat - National Maritime Museum http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/67418.html
     

  15. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I'm sorry Joseph, but that's a dangerous boat, a 1925 Watson motor lifeboat is not self righting by design, they even had to make modifications for this on the 1955-1963 47' versions.

    I've recently made some posts about it on the thread Songs About Boats, the side topic there started at post #323, the Watson motor lifeboats came up from post #326 and beyond, and did run till post #331 for now.

    The sails are a very good idea though when it's a ship's lifeboat . . :)
     
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