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Crossing the Atlantic...

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  1. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,742 posts, 1,728 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY


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  2. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,630 posts, 1,188 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Site is blocked at my work.
    Looks like a miserable time trapped in a barrel. What happened to "it's not the destination, it's the journey"?
     


  3. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,226 posts, 1,643 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Strange. I'd have to ask why. There is no skill needed, no mystery to understand, just a lot of time sitting alone in a barrel. So what happens if you wash up on a shoal? or find your way in the path of a container ship? This seems like a slow motion suicide.
     


  4. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    1,008 posts, 239 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    Barrel? That is a lifeboat sized high tech capsule. It may not be that comfortable but it appears there is very little danger involved.
     


  5. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,630 posts, 1,188 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Can't open the article. Does he have lighting so he doesn't become a hazard for real sailors?
     


  6. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,226 posts, 1,643 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    strange... it opened for me and my people at work are super paranoid about security.
     


  7. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,226 posts, 1,643 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Try using Chrome
     


  8. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,742 posts, 1,728 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    It is not always about security. I work in a school district, some times what I can access and not access seems random. SBO does not get blocked, Cruisers Forum does. YouTube is blocked. I think sometimes it is an admin decision to reduce the number of distractions from work more than security.
     


  9. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,630 posts, 1,188 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    I use Chrome. Our firewall at work blocks a lot of outside content.
     


  10. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,225 posts, 3,245 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Indeed. That is barrel shaped, but for sure not a barrel. The distinguishing characteristic is that barrels ROLL. That thing is ballasted to prevent that.

    But I approve of his choice in wine.
     


  11. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    920 posts, 323 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    Like shootin' Frog's in a barrel??
     


  12. BobbyFunn

    BobbyFunn

    Joined Apr 16, 2017
    534 posts, 206 likes
    Federation NCC-1701
    US Riverside
    So its a macgregor?

    You still use your work computer for personal browsing?
     


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  13. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,226 posts, 1,643 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Wait....!!! Where is the dislike button?
     


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  14. DArcy - Islay Mist

    DArcy - Islay Mist

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    358 posts, 308 likes
    C&C 27 MkII
    Ca Ottawa
    Certainly the nicest barrel I've ever seen. Galley, standing head room, solar electric and foie gras! Something I'm wondering is how does he re-board? Here he is is towing the barrel in shallow water, but I don't see any re-boarding ladder.
    [​IMG]
     


  15. Jim26m

    Jim26m

    Joined Apr 3, 2019
    96 posts, 51 likes
    Macgregor 26M
    P Cub Boo US Mobile AL
    Ouch! I believe the correct analogy is "Clorox Bottle"...
     


  16. DArcy - Islay Mist

    DArcy - Islay Mist

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    358 posts, 308 likes
    C&C 27 MkII
    Ca Ottawa


  17. BobbyFunn

    BobbyFunn

    Joined Apr 16, 2017
    534 posts, 206 likes
    Federation NCC-1701
    US Riverside


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  18. RoyS

    RoyS

    Joined Jun 3, 2012
    489 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Bay Pointe, Quincy
    Has the same ugly square lines of a modern sailing vessel. Must be trying to get increased waterline length for speed.
     


  19. NYSail

    NYSail

    Joined Jan 6, 2006
    2,098 posts, 196 likes
    Beneteau 423
    US Mt. Sinai, NY
    Built on ladders on front/back.
     


  20. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,231 posts, 678 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Heaven forbid we waste our home time on the computer!
     




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