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Old 01-20-2021, 04:21 PM   #41
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Hugo Vahlen lived next door to a friend of mine. He had April Fool in his back yard. My friend introduced us and Hugo gave me a tour of the boat. It was a short tour.

Just for you anchor nuts, it had a Danforth.
Is it the best anchor? (I know I am nasty)

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Saw this in a museum. Used to cross the Atlantic. LOA 6' 3".
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You want small? How about Ed Gillette's successfully solo sea kayaking, in a 21' kayak, 2400 miles from California to Hawaii;

interview starts at 1:25

What a great interview! totally Carson, entertaining yet serious as necessary. Thanks for digging that one up.
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In 1896, two Norwegian-born Americans in a clinker-built 18' dory, rowed across the Atlantic from NYC to England in 55 days. No support vessel.
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Watched the rowers come in in English Harbor at the their conclusion from going transatlantic. Most remarkable little vessels. Most had canopies. Elegant nav systems, bunking areas and efficient sliding seat rowing stations. Ladies and men, young and not so much. An interesting subculture of folks. Wife commented that we bitch about passage having all the comforts of home and these folks crossed the Atlantic with no showers, unable to stand, stretch and walk around, and every activity of daily living a big undertaking.
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