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yes Smackdaddy, this is the time and event that Floating Doctors should be involved in if they are made of real stuff. No new updates on the web site since December 20th.
If they don't go to Haiti (one of their planned stops by the way) even if they have to hop a transport plane to get there, then they will seal their fate as a scam.
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Looks like "Floating Doctor(s)" may finally get underway...

The have taken on an experienced Captain at last, Captain Ryan Emberley (he's at the bottom of the page just above the dog and cat). Hopefully he will keep the project floating.

I will reserve comments on some of their other ideas, such as "Thank you to Sea Recovery! They gave us a WATER MAKER! We will be filling many WATER TANKS in Petit Goave Haiti thanks to them!" until they arrive in Haiti.

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With a dog AND cat on board...I'd have thought quarantines might slow their passages down.

But I was relieved to see that everyone, except the cook, cameraman, and captain, were wearing stethoscopes for their pictures. I guess my dentist isn't a real pro, unlike theirs, he doesn't own a stethoscope.
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Do these idiots have any idea how an RO watermaker works, or the fact that you generally can't operate one in a harbor due to bacterial and petroleum contamination of the RO membrane?

Exactly how are they going to fill water tanks if they screw up the watermaker the first time they use it???
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The have taken on an experienced Captain at last, Captain Ryan Emberley (he's at the bottom of the page just above the dog and cat). Hopefully he will keep the project floating.

I will reserve comments on some of their other ideas, such as "Thank you to Sea Recovery! They gave us a WATER MAKER! We will be filling many WATER TANKS in Petit Goave Haiti thanks to them!" until they arrive in Haiti.

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Do these idiots have any idea how an RO watermaker works, or the fact that you generally can't operate one in a harbor due to bacterial and petroleum contamination of the RO membrane?

Exactly how are they going to fill water tanks if they screw up the watermaker the first time they use it???
I would think they haven't a clue about anything concerning what this voyage will take. This is why they haven't set sail yet. The path to hell is paved with good intentions! .......i2f

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Looks like they are finally off........

Floating Doctors bound for Haiti


I wish I had a boat the could travel 250 miles a day and uses little fuel!!!

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i wonder how the boat will do with over 10 tons of extra weight?
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I wish them luck, especially Sky, Rachel and Jamie. I'd point out that if Sky really thinks the hull is a strong as a steel one, she's sadly mistaken...

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Floating Doctors bound for Haiti


I wish I had a boat the could travel 250 miles a day and uses little fuel!!!

Fair Winds and LOTS of luck.
Don't know anything about the docs, but a comment in the St. Augustine Record (article linked to above) begs some caution:

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By highseas | 03/31/10 - 06:28

Uh, I wouldn't send any checks to Mr Walther as he has been indicted by the US government for running an international lottery scheme. Google "scott henry walther" and you get a press release from the us attorney's office in california.

A quick search turns up this and this and this. Don't know if they're the same person, but WOW

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Floating Doctors have reached Lake Worth inlet....

Wow, 192 miles in 15 days +/-, way to go!!!! and they caught a fish.

http://floatingdoctors.com/

Dr. Ben is proud of of the way his crew handled the "Open Ocean" transit. I can't wait for the next 19,800 miles (keep in mind that Haiti is only the first leg).






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