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madseiler 02-04-2008 09:42 AM

The flika thread revisited!
 
I have Two questions about the (now closed) flika thread.
1. The father said you can drink sea water.:confused: Anybody else heard of this?

2. Someone is building a wooden boat in his garage. Please post some pictures.

AjariBonten 02-04-2008 10:13 AM

You CAN drink anything you want, seawater, diesel fuel, acetone.... The question is, how long will you survive????????

rennisaint 02-04-2008 10:23 AM

There was actually a frenchmen (can't remember his name right now) that sailed across the atlantic ocean in an open dinghy with almost no supplies to prove that a man could survive in a life raft. He drank seawater to help keep himself hydrated. HOWEVER he did so only in small enough amounts that the amount of salt he was ingesting was no more than you would in a normal day. This turned out to be right around a pint of seawater a day. This cannot be done without some other form of hydration but can add to a limited supply of water. This technique was up for enormous debate even when this frenchmen did it, and that was back in maybe 1930 or 40. And I doubt anyone has been stupid enough to try any further research into the subject willingly. By the way, the frenchmen did make it.

chucklesR 02-04-2008 11:56 AM

As to #2, many people are building wooden boats in their garage, you'll have to be more specific with what that would have to do with flicka's etc..

madseiler 02-04-2008 03:52 PM

Someone, I don't remember who, in the flicka thread mentioned building a boat in the garage. It didn't have anything to do with the flicka. I've wanted to do this for some time, but I don't have the room. I'd like to see anything anyone has built or is building.

tdw 02-04-2008 05:39 PM

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2. Someone is building a wooden boat in his garage. Please post some pictures.

Given the amount of rain we've had in the last couple of weeks I wouldn't be surprised if his name was Noah.

sailingdog 02-04-2008 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by madseiler (Post 260383)
I have Two questions about the (now closed) flika thread.
1. The father said you can drink sea water.:confused: Anybody else heard of this?

2. Someone is building a wooden boat in his garage. Please post some pictures.

Yes, you can drink seawater. There was a somewhat eccentric French physician who proved this. The trick is that you have to drink the seawater in combination with some freshwater before you're too dehydrated. If you drink seawater when you're dehydrated it will probably kill you--since the seawater will pull water out of your body to dilute it.

Lots of people are building boats in their garages. Can you be a bit more specific???

seabreeze_97 02-05-2008 12:07 AM

Drinking seawater is an excellent way to maintain electrolyte balance at sea, especially when consuming water produced via reverse osmosis water-makers.

nsheehan615 02-05-2008 01:15 AM

I started building this boat in my two bedroom apartment, then moved it to the mother-in-law's garage!

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/phot..._28826_773.jpg

artbyjody 02-05-2008 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by nsheehan615 (Post 260867)
I started building this boat in my two bedroom apartment, then moved it to the mother-in-law's garage!

Do you have circumsion goals though?


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