Who needs a boat?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Knut Sand, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Knut Sand
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  2. Kay9
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    1 to 8 hours a day swimming?!?!?!

    What did she do with the other 20 hours in the day?

    The last one had a cage attached to a boat and was most likely dragged most of the way.

    K9
     
  3. robherc
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    K9:

    Didn't the last one quit because she hadn't protected herself against the dolomite crustaceans & started bleeding from the mouth?
     
  4. Kay9
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    I thought she finished but was basically dragged across the ocean by holding onto her protective cage.

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  5. RHP
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    It would seem that there has been some correction in the news:

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - In stories on Feb. 1, 7 and 8, about
    Jennifer Figge's long-distance swim in the Atlantic, The Associated
    Press reported erroneously that she had swum across the ocean. Figge
    swam only a fraction of the 2,100-mile journey. The rest of the time,
    she rested on her crew's westward-sailing catamaran. Her spokesman,
    David Higdon, told The AP on Tuesday that her total swimming distance
    has not been calculated yet, but that due to ocean hazards including
    inclement weather, he estimates she swam about 250 miles.
     

  6. Kay9
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    Kay9 1600T Master

    4 months she swam 250 miles??!?!?!?

    Thats 2 miles a day. I think there estimate willprove way too high. I would be willing to bet she didnt swim 80 miles.

    Just another press hound, with a stupid stunt.

    K9
     
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