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01-05-2014 07:17 PM
smackdaddy
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
The expectation of consuming SAR resources was also zero.
Unless you're in a cruising rally. Heh.
01-05-2014 06:57 PM
hellosailor
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

No wonder, but these days...it is required for nav lights and for the race communications checkins.

In "those" days, electricity wasn't required but then again, that's why whaling captain's houses had a "widows walk" around the top. The expectation of coming home was much lower. The expectation of consuming SAR resources was also zero.

And heads never clogged. :-)
01-05-2014 06:28 PM
SloopJonB
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
So, 5-1/4 years after his first call for rescue...he still hasn't learned to check the voltmeter and make sure the engine is charging once in a while? Enters a major event like the Sidney Hobart without checking the electrics are working beforehand?

it is so nice to know some things never change. I supposed Captain Kirk never poked his head around the antimatter reactors either, but small boat skippers usually don't have engineers to rely on, either.
Makes you wonder how sailors got by in the days before electricity.
01-05-2014 06:13 PM
hellosailor
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

That's a relief. 2008...doesn't time fly when you're having fun?
01-05-2014 05:23 PM
chall03
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
So, 5-1/4 years after his first call for rescue...he still hasn't learned to check the voltmeter and make sure the engine is charging once in a while? Enters a major event like the Sidney Hobart without checking the electrics are working beforehand?

it is so nice to know some things never change. I supposed Captain Kirk never poked his head around the antimatter reactors either, but small boat skippers usually don't have engineers to rely on, either.
FWIW Ronnie was not the skipper.
He actually doesn't appear on the official crew list, my guess is he was a late addition, or even just there in a 'reporter onboard' capacity.
01-05-2014 04:03 PM
hellosailor
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

So, 5-1/4 years after his first call for rescue...he still hasn't learned to check the voltmeter and make sure the engine is charging once in a while? Enters a major event like the Sidney Hobart without checking the electrics are working beforehand?

it is so nice to know some things never change. I supposed Captain Kirk never poked his head around the antimatter reactors either, but small boat skippers usually don't have engineers to rely on, either.
01-04-2014 10:36 PM
chall03
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
The world's most famous BFS Proponent just completed the Sydney-Hobart.

the hangover | Sailing Anarchy

What do you need to prove the dock-hugging lamers wrong? Stones and grit.

RonnieS has both of those in spades. Congrats Ronnie.
I'm not sure that crewing on a Sydney to Hobart is necessarily all that, although it is true though that this year was no fun run.

If he does the Vendee then I will maybe be a little bit impressed.

Either way he doesn't have to prove anything to anyone, anymore.
He is doing plenty of sailing, the kind of sailing in fact he may of been better off starting with, safe within the special regs of ISAF

He is having fun and giving it all a go. Good on him.
01-04-2014 08:43 PM
smackdaddy
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

The world's most famous BFS Proponent just completed the Sydney-Hobart.

http://sailinganarchy.com/2014/01/01/the-hangover/

What do you need to prove the dock-hugging lamers wrong? Stones and grit.

RonnieS has both of those in spades. Congrats Ronnie.
07-29-2012 12:32 PM
jobberone
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

When I was young I was immortal. A child-man of strength and vigor ready to take on any challenge and defeat it. In my middle years I fought to retain that strength. I began to understand the words wisdom, discretion, and responsibility. Now I see my mortality and he is now my friend having accepted his ways. My strength is now in my children and grandchildren given wings by the love of family, friends and God above.

It would be a shame to have foolishly thrown that future away. Carpe diem is a wonderful way to live. Just do it reasonably. If it is the fate of the sea to make that final embrace let it be with regrets from a prepared mind.
07-29-2012 12:11 PM
SloopJonB
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Well, I'm the age of majority
Then you should have learned the difference between calculated risks and foolhardiness.

I skied the black diamonds from the second time I went skiing but I also stayed in bounds. I stayed near land until I learned how to sail - I didn't just buy an old boat and head across the Pacific.

Exercising adult judgement and personal responsibility doesn't require you to end up sitting in a rocker.

There's a reason the word begins with "fool".
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