I met Reid Stowe - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree16Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 04-11-2013
smackdaddy's Avatar
Last Man Standing
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,536
Thanks: 98
Thanked 98 Times in 92 Posts
Rep Power: 9
smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough
Re: I met Reid Stowe

The thing that always bugged me about it was that it was so...earnest.

The need to "show the world something deeper and more mystical" sucked the adventure and fun right out of it...especially because the deep and mystical being revealed was just plain bat-shat crazy. To me, it was nothing more than self-imposed, somewhat-comfortable, slow-motion exile. And where's the fun in that?

Reid is exactly why I never party with ascetics.
tdw, bljones, Capt.aaron and 1 others like this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 04-11-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,070
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Re: I met Reid Stowe

Agree with all. However, it seems to me that on first blush, a lot of recent amazing sailing stories came across as if the sailors had alterior motives, or were just not doing justice to the sport, or something. Then when all the hype died down it turns out they had some good stories (Matt Rutherford, Ronnie Simpson).
smackdaddy likes this.
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 04-11-2013
smackdaddy's Avatar
Last Man Standing
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,536
Thanks: 98
Thanked 98 Times in 92 Posts
Rep Power: 9
smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough
Re: I met Reid Stowe

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
Agree with all. However, it seems to me that on first blush, a lot of recent amazing sailing stories came across as if the sailors had alterior motives, or were just not doing justice to the sport, or something. Then when all the hype died down it turns out they had some good stories (Matt Rutherford, Ronnie Simpson).
+1 on Ronnie Simpson. I'm a huge fan of that guy. In his case - it was all about perseverance in that face of huge criticism. And look where it got him.

I'll have to look into Matt. I don't know his story.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 04-11-2013
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,191
Thanks: 33
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 8
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Re: I met Reid Stowe

I'm okay with bat-sh1t crazy.

It's boring, humourless, bat-sh1t crazy that is unappealing.

Like being a prepper.
miatapaul likes this.
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 04-11-2013
smackdaddy's Avatar
Last Man Standing
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,536
Thanks: 98
Thanked 98 Times in 92 Posts
Rep Power: 9
smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough
Re: I met Reid Stowe

Quote:
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
I'm okay with bat-sh1t crazy.

It's boring, humourless, bat-sh1t crazy that is unappealing.

Like being a prepper.
That's true. Moitessier was the perfect example of the fascinating sailing ascetic. But I think it was because he didn't give a damn about "teaching the world" anything. He was just plain crazy and fun - and elusive.



Okay, I'd definitely party with him. Look at that mongo hooka beside him. Holy cow!
capta likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 04-11-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 1,915
Thanks: 7
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 10
nolatom will become famous soon enough
Re: I met Reid Stowe

we were pretty hard on him over at SA throughout, with a dedication by some that bordered on unhealthy.

But that said, Reid was a self-promoter and "loud weird" (just as is the song), and it seemed we could stand either but not both. he didn't help his cause by failing to notice until afterwards a Maersk containership a few nights out of New York that took his bowsprit , and by taking the poor unsuspecting and non-sailing Soanya along and treating her seasickness by getting her pregnant, necessitating her debarking off South Africa.

And the ANN was a cement dog, even more so without headsails, making 2 knots around much of the world. I give him credit for endurance and not cracking up mentally much worse than when he started, but there weren't too many seamanship lessons enroute, at least not good ones, other than how to mend sails for three years.

Is it an interesting story? Potentially. But not so far, at least to most sailors who followed it. Humble and self-effacing, he's not. Nothing wrong with that, but I'd have liked him better if he were (e.g. Matt Rutherford on the Albin Vega around the western hemisphere).
CBinRI likes this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 04-11-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Hamburg, NY
Posts: 158
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
RonRelyea is on a distinguished road
Re: I met Reid Stowe

Quote:
Originally Posted by scratchee View Post
Thanks. I will be haunted by that video until my last day on this earth.
THANKS FOR THE WARNING! Now I will be sure not to watch it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 04-11-2013
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,814
Thanks: 204
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: I met Reid Stowe

Reid is certainly different. I don't share his mysticism, my interactions with Jesus and the Buddha are very limited.
He seemed genuinely perplexed as to why the public is not more accepting of him.
I hope he finds a new niche. He has a little boy to take care of.
He wife seems genuinely in charge of her own life and they shared about equally the slide show narrative.
In some ways it seems like the world has moved on and passed him by. He seems more like a 60's guru. I wish him well.
__________________
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

Last edited by davidpm; 04-11-2013 at 07:00 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 04-12-2013
capta's Avatar
Master Mariner
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere in the Windward or Leeward Islands
Posts: 1,731
Thanks: 17
Thanked 88 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 4
capta is on a distinguished road
Re: I met Reid Stowe

After spending quite a bit of time with Bernard Moitessier in the SoPac in the 70's, I'm not so sure he was that crazy, just French!
He, like many of us who sail today, did not have much affection for modern society or it's rules. But he was one hell of a sailor and Joshua was a no nonsense, go anywhere boat, if lacking many of the creature comforts many of us, myself included, like to have on our cruising boats today.
smackdaddy likes this.
__________________
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 04-14-2013
CBinRI's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 915
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
CBinRI is on a distinguished road
Re: I met Reid Stowe

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
The thing that always bugged me about it was that it was so...earnest.

The need to "show the world something deeper and more mystical" sucked the adventure and fun right out of it...especially because the deep and mystical being revealed was just plain bat-shat crazy. To me, it was nothing more than self-imposed, somewhat-comfortable, slow-motion exile. And where's the fun in that?

Reid is exactly why I never party with ascetics.
This is right on. If the fellow had a hint of a sense of humor about himself I would have been much more interested in reading his musings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NPR Interview with Reed Stowe gsobczynski Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 06-24-2010 04:49 PM
Stowe Instruments GORDONGALLOWAY Gear & Maintenance 0 04-14-2007 12:13 PM
Stowe Instruments jayt Gear & Maintenance 2 06-16-2001 06:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.