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12-02-2015 09:42 AM
krisscross
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

And.... horror of horrors... the voyage done on a Cal 2-27 without engine!
12-02-2015 09:35 AM
smackdaddy
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Aw man, that's freakin' awesome! Thanks for posting that Chall.

Oh hell yeah!!

12-02-2015 01:41 AM
chall03
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

Good on you Ronnie.

From Fallujah to Fiji | Cruising World
01-05-2014 06:17 PM
smackdaddy
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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The expectation of consuming SAR resources was also zero.
Unless you're in a cruising rally. Heh.
01-05-2014 05:57 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 05:28 PM
SloopJonB
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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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 05:13 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 04:23 PM
chall03
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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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 03:03 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 09:36 PM
chall03
Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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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.
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