• grue@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    I see from his Wikipedia page that trying to run across the ocean in a bubble is kinda his thing, but seriously, the only “successful” trip he’s apparently made so far is a 30 mile one from Newport Beach, CA to Catalina Island. He needs to island-hop from Florida to the Bahamas to the Antilles or something instead of trying to YOLO straight from a 30-mile trip to a 1,000-one. And he needs to quit skipping out on having a support boat.

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      1 month ago

      I mean, anything that can’t be done in a day is going to be a serious issue. Unless he has an anchor in there with him. Which he obviously doesn’t. So when he sleeps, he could be drifting anywhere. Does he have mariner level gps in there? He wouldn’t be able to power it without a battery, and that would only last so long, unless he also has a solar panel in there with him…and he would have to carry it all when he’s…running across the ocean.

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        1 month ago

        I mean, this guy is pretty crazy, but he’s not really outside the realm of what other people trying to break records are doing. He’s just has slightly less well-engineered equipment than most.

        For example, here’s a guy who tried to break the record for smallest sailboat crossing the Atlantic recently:

        Here’s one designed to circumnavigate the world:

        This woman rowed across the Atlantic by herself (not the first, either, but apparently the youngest):

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          These attempters should hang out for a few hours, have a Dark 'n Stormy in some dive and compare notes. It might save lives. “Hey, you crave attention AND extreme danger to distract you from feeling so alone in a crowd? Me, too!”