Join Date: Feb 2010
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I don't recall anyone objecting to the fun, nor the adventure, nor the thought of trying to accomplish this on the cheap. In fact, all of that and more is what makes this story fascinating.
There is pushback on this thread, only due to the parts that ruin it for some of us. They use the word anarchy, not to invoke the spirit of adventure itself, but to push back on society and its rules. There is no rule against having fun. However, there are rules against these.
5:12 "No one at a marina is going to think twice about a boat that mysteriously sets sail from the lien sale dock some dark night"
14:03 "....feeling the immense task of what needed to be done with borrowed tools and stolen lumber"
You can't keep the trophy, if you cheated to get it, despite a couple of good races along the way.
Nevertheless, the issue is not necessarily what they did, it is what they promoted in the video. Based upon the rendition of our recent first time posters above, it seems it would have been fairly easy for them to have kept this a fully honest and admirable adventure. That is, if we believe it was. They either chose not to do this honestly, or chose not to tell the story that way. There is plenty more about breaking and entering, table diving, etc. I continue to object to promoting the dishonesty/anarchy.