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Old 06-08-2012
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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

Just found this on CNN's website: Solo round-the-world explorer stranded in Pacific -

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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

All the pros and cons aside, I want to know what kind of video camera he used! Obviously that was the only piece of his electronic gear to survive the ordeal - must have been one tough rig. I gotta get me one of those! Put it right there in the ditch bag besides the flares and the emergency water rations...
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Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

Originally Posted by souljour2000 View Post
Originally Posted by GaryHLucas View Post
I've met the guy on Tinkerbell and saw the boat first hand a sailing conference. He didn't take much risk, that boat was BUILT! It was as solid as an ocean buoy, and his planning was unbelievable. He was prepared for the worst and then some. A real sailor in the truest sense of the word.

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I tend to agree that the fellow seemed to be very experienced...
FYI, Gary's comment was about Robert Manry, skipper of Tinkerbelle, a small vessel that made a successful passage in 1965. But you seem to be "agreeing" that Mee possessed the skills and judgement of Manry. From what I have seen, I think not, although he did have some marine credentials.

It looks like Mee's website has had no updates since 2008. I think he decided to go fight pirates instead.

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