no propulsion, no lights that I can see, the worst time of year for weather…this man is obviously planning to die out there! I don’t know whether to pray for him or to laugh out loud at the idiocy of this stunt
what we need here is a separate category for news of the absurd
He does have AIS, and he appears to be a daredevil of wide experience – championships in judo twice, surfing seven times, parachuting four times, sailing twice, triathlon nine times; four Atlantic crossings (don’t know in what), climbed Mont Blanc solo etc. Says his work has given him a taste for risk and adventure.
that hatch is going to get ripped off one night, two screws each hinge into fibreglass? do they even have nuts and washers on them? based on the look of the hatch alone he’s a gonner. jeez, 72 yrs. old … you’d think he’d choose a more sedate ‘outing’. first time that thing gets rolled clear over with any speed that hatch will simply pop off. I’d like to know who built it, what their experience is with floating objects!!
That capsule will probably ride like a duck with few problems. The hatch in the photo may not impress us, but I’ve seen much worse. Small flimsy old sailboats cross oceans all the time and relatively few are lost.
But there is something about the shape and surface area of that thing that are really scary. The height and the dead flat ends are just begging for a wave to crush the thing like a paper cup. The toyboat portlights look like they might last a few days and leak in the rain. The hatch is secured by 4 dogs inside so the hinges won’t much matter unless they come loose but it does look pretty lame.
All in all it looks like a flameless Viking funeral craft.
Dont know about that. There is a knife edge combing, hatch w/ double hinges, and dogs. Not too different that the typical class approved lifeboat. Not that I would say this stunt is any smarter. At least he’ll get to see the ship’s hull that runs his ass over.