No food,no water,no sail,no radio/Currents,planktons,sun

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mtumut, May 24, 2009.

  1. Morro
    Joined: Apr 2008
    Posts: 21
    Likes: 0, Points: 1, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: Norway

    Morro Junior Member

    Some scetches would be great. Why make it so short? You may want to lie down after a while!
     
  2. peterAustralia
    Joined: Mar 2006
    Posts: 360
    Likes: 26, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 233
    Location: Melbourne Australia

    peterAustralia Senior Member

    to all

    why encourage him. He is a total nutter.

    When you google him you find things like pico egg shape boat, submarines, spinning telescope lenses etc etc. A huge amount of drivel and no substance. Last time I recall him on the internet he said he was being persecuted in Turkey and needed a boat to escape.

    It the boat is small it may be some drug smuggling thing. Or maybe he has forgotten his medication. Either way, he is on no account serious about building a boat and sailing anywhere. To the best that I can tell, he gets an idea, talks about it on internet forums, gets bored, thinks of another idea, puts it up on internet forums and so on and so on.

    dont believe me, then google him yourself. total nutter and waste of time
    If I was moderator I would close this thread.

    N Peter Evans
     
  3. TeddyDiver
    Joined: Dec 2007
    Posts: 2,578
    Likes: 120, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1650
    Location: Finland/Norway

    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    So lets do everybody a favour and buy him a raft... :D
     
  4. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    A air matress Teddy will do! As Sasha mentioned on post # 16.
    If he contacts me I will buy him one and bring him to the entrance of Bosphorus myself! I promise, that I will wait in Eminönü at the mouth of Bosphorus ´til the residues float by!

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/bo...rer-cylinder-steel-boat-27527.html#post276358

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/homemade-sintering-titanium-28360.html#post286399

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/marketplace/nills-int-offshore-14-plan-28374.html#post286598

    They left his kennel door open, thats all............
     
  5. capt vimes
    Joined: Apr 2009
    Posts: 379
    Likes: 14, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 247
    Location: Austria

    capt vimes Senior Member

    there was an american once... going solohanded across the atlantic and sinking his boat some hundred miles off the canarian islands...
    made it still to the carabean in a liferaft within 73 days - i think...

    but he had 2 solar-desalinators with him and caught fish with an harpune from the flock following him... too much sushi for my liking... ;)
     
  6. kerosene
    Joined: Jul 2006
    Posts: 1,045
    Likes: 60, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 358
    Location: finland

    kerosene Senior Member

    yes there is a great book written by him.

    "a drift" or something. He was extremely well prepared though. Had emergency beacon (this was 1979 or 80) that was supposed to send emergency signal to air traffic. He also saw some 5 boats that he shot flares to - none saw him. Tells very real facts of how invisible one is in a small life raft.

    Book is far less melodramatic than the one by the alain bombard. He was a boat builder too - the boat he wrecked was built by himself and he had crossed the Atlantic with his friend and was coming back solo. He suspected hitting a whale or container or something similar.

    Had a ready evacuate bag with spear fishing gear tons of flares distilling equipment and other essentials. Lost a ton of weight and was in bad shape but ate proteins all the way through the trip - lack of fiber and vitamins was the hard part (and lack of water). I guess multivitamin pack for 100 days would make sense in the emergency gear. And maybe 2kg of oatmeal - 30 grams a day would make a difference.
     
  7. capt vimes
    Joined: Apr 2009
    Posts: 379
    Likes: 14, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 247
    Location: Austria

    capt vimes Senior Member

    i read his book as well... ;)
    very good and tells you a lot about situations like this... without proper gear you are really lost and dead meat from the begining...
    after a few cargo-vessels passed him without taking any notice of his flares he actually was more afraid of one of those ships running over him than rescueing him...

    taking his experience from this 'voyage' he actually designed a more suitable life-raft... that could be sailed and steered to a certain degree...
    he has a patent on those but i think it never was very successfull comercially speaking...

    probably thats the stuff our mtummut would need... ;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Callahan is his name and it lasted 76 days actually...
     
  8. Kay9
    Joined: Oct 2006
    Posts: 589
    Likes: 26, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 279
    Location: Central Coast Oregon US.

    Kay9 1600T Master

    Speaking as someone that has spent some time in a life raft. I have but one thing to add to this demented conversation.

    SALT WATER BOILS.

    Experiance them once and you will never again want to sit in any kind of simi-wet raft/boat.

    K9
     
  9. Itchy&Scratchy
    Joined: Jul 2008
    Posts: 140
    Likes: 3, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 117
    Location: Oxford & South Africa

    Itchy&Scratchy Senior Member

    I say, lets encourage him as much as possible and see what crap he comes up with next:p :p :p

    If he has to ask our opions he clearly hasnt thought it through enough to go ahead with it, has he.
    J:p :D
     
  10. bntii
    Joined: Jun 2006
    Posts: 731
    Likes: 96, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1324
    Location: MD

    bntii Senior Member

    Boy tough crowd..

    One of my first student engineering projects was to design a solar still for desalinating water- it worked- sort of...
    That guy who wrote Adrift had two army surplus desalinators - the type are like beach balls- you inflate them and put the sea water in a little cup at bottom- the water evaporates and collects on the inside of ball, drips down... you get the ideal.

    Way back when A. Bell was working on a desalinator for the folks who got lost in dories on the Grand Banks. Used the cold water to condense somehow I think..

    Sounds like a neat ideal this voyage.
    Bring along a couple of friends, at least you won't go hungry.
    :D
     
  11. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    "When you google him you find things like pico egg shape boat, submarines, spinning telescope lenses etc etc." -Peter

    Oh my God Peter, not submarines, he must be nuts!

    "If he has to ask our opions he clearly hasnt thought it through enough to go ahead with it, has he." -ItchyScratchy

    If he's in prison, do you really think he's very good at thinking things through?

    mtumut: what did you do to end up in jail?

    -Tom
     

  12. Itchy&Scratchy
    Joined: Jul 2008
    Posts: 140
    Likes: 3, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 117
    Location: Oxford & South Africa

    Itchy&Scratchy Senior Member

    Maybe he's been put in the klink to protect the rest of us.:p
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.