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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

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I'm not a Pacific sailor but Feb and March don't look good for Hilo to SF, wind direction and current both adverse.

Then again, sailing from offshore-Cabo to Hilo with half your standing rigging gone, is adverse too. So I would not count Rimas, nor his dime-store boat, out, or even down.
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

Rimas has been in contact regularly since he left Hilo, but has not been heard from in the last 24 hours. He's in some pretty severe weather for a SJ24, 30-40 knot winds and 18-20 foot swells. I just hope he had the good sense to bare pole it and make a run South...
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Does he have an EPIRB or PLB? or is he roughing it?

Hope he is OK.
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

They cost more than the boat so I suspect not.

I thought he was foolhardy to the point of suicidal when he started out but trying to sail uphill to Cali in February just ratcheted it up several notches.

Hope his luck holds - he's already used a lot of it up.
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

Inspiration to me, hope he makes a stop in san diego so I can buy him a drink, warm dinner and some fresh fruit and veggies
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

Hey, he's Russian and you must take that into consideration. Anyone that can live in that hostile part of the world may not take little pacific typhoons as seriously as you or I would.
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

From his FB page-

Rimas is ok!! He just checked...he's finally starting to head a little bit south...but need to go much further south and needs to do it much faster... But at least he's ok for now!

https://share.delorme.com/RimasMeleshyus
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Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

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Rimas is ok!! He just checked...he's finally starting to head a little bit south...but need to go much further south and needs to do it much faster... But at least he's ok for now!

https://share.delorme.com/RimasMeleshyus
How many different Facebook pages does this guy have? I'm seeing 3 different links for him on Facebook, and don't see anything more recent than a post on Feb 8, saying he's headed to American Samoa?

Where are you finding this information?
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https://www.facebook.com/rimas.meleshyus
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How many different Facebook pages does this guy have? I'm seeing 3 different links for him on Facebook, and don't see anything more recent than a post on Feb 8, saying he's headed to American Samoa?

Where are you finding this information?
I wonder if that isn't a a Facebook artifact, the difference between what "followers" and "friends" see of his posts.
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