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Old 05-31-2022, 06:03 PM   #1
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Great Loop in 30 Days?

This guy is trying to do the Loop in 30 days. Hes got a newly repowered Glacier Bay and is about halfway through.

And he is on schedule!

https://youtu.be/scmbf5dOnjw
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Old 05-31-2022, 06:33 PM   #2
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Just another person making money on the net.

Can't say anything positive/negative about the guy till I had a 5 minute conversation with him.

But the concept of doing the loop in 30 days to me doesn't impress me on so many levels.
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That is so sad to go through all the trouble to miss the whole point of cruising / looping
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:46 PM   #4
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That is so sad to go through all the trouble to miss the whole point of cruising / looping

Not sad at all... he just has a different motivation and goal. Bully for him if this is what gives him boating joy.
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Old 05-31-2022, 09:52 PM   #5
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Mr. HT. Indeed. Bully for him. Young guys. Capable boat. A month to have fun and enjoy cruising. THAT'S the whole point for these guys.
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:24 PM   #6
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If you'll pay us enough, we'll do it in 20 days. However, would only be for money and to prove we could, but couldn't call it doing the Great Loop. To me, the loop isn't about proving you can complete a circle, but about enjoying so much of the country by water.

Still, if it pays for them, sounds like a fun endeavor. Hope they avoid any major engine issues on the way and can do it. Many such endeavors fail over mechanical problems.
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:34 PM   #7
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Not sad at all... he just has a different motivation and goal. Bully for him if this is what gives him boating joy.
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:36 PM   #8
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What's the record fastest time anyway? Is there a record?
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The Great Loop has been done in as little as six weeks and in as much as 12 years.
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:00 AM   #10
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What's the record fastest time anyway? Is there a record?

I know a guy did it in something like 60 days (not continuously though) by doing various segments on different pontoon boats. Pretty sure he finished up last year.
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Watched some of his videos. I don't get the impression he is doing this to make money. He has a goal and it's his idea of an adventure, doesn't mean it fits everyone's dream. Maybe between family and work obligations, 30 days is the most time away he can manage.
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Some people are just wired differently. When I was young I rode my motorcycle all over the country. I did seven 1000-mile days not by direct intention, just didn't stop (my right shoulder trapazoid muscle still tinges when I think of this). A few months ago I drove from my home in St Pete to Houston non-stop not because I intended to do so, just turned out that way.

Also made me a very efficient delivery skipper - I'd just wouldn't stop. One of my best friends is wired the same. When we would 'day-sail' in SF Bay, we'd head due west 40-miles past the Farallon Islands (next stop: Japan) and come back.

I'm trying to re-wire myself and smell the roses a bit more. But I can see how doing the Loop at that pace would be attractive for a certain personality. But my guess is you won't see too many women in his videos, at least not while transiting.

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Some people are just wired differently. When I was young I rode my motorcycle all over the country. I did seven 1000-mile days not by direct intention, just didn't stop (my right shoulder trapazoid muscle still tinges when I think of this). A few months ago I drove from my home in St Pete to Houston non-stop not because I intended to do so, just turned out that way.

Also made me a very efficient delivery skipper - I'd just wouldn't stop. One of my best friends is wired the same. When we would 'day-sail' in SF Bay, we'd head due west 40-miles past the Farallon Islands (next stop: Japan) and come back.

I'm trying to re-wire myself and smell the roses a bit more. But I can see how doing the Loop at that pace would be attractive for a certain personality. But my guess is you won't see too many women in his videos, at least not while transiting.

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I agree. I know some people who have no trouble driving almost nonstop for 1000 miles. In fact, some even enjoy it. Anything more than about 200 is a chore for me that I hate.
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I don't know much about outboard motors. Guessing he'd put about 400 hours on those Suzuki's. How trouble free should they be over a long haul? What is the service interval for oil etc? Chances of a prop strike?

Just curious

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Other than oil changes and maybe a set of spark plugs, I'd expect pretty much any modern engine to run 400 hours pretty trouble free, especially starting off from new.



As far as the pace, it's also somewhat human nature to do things like that just to see if it can be done.
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I don't know know too much about modern outboards but 300 hours over 30 days should not be an issue I'd think. Some regular maintenance, but like any modern engine, probably better to run them a lot than not much at all.
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If one watches their relatively short YouTube videos one will see the prep they did to their engines.
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Everyone is wired different, this guy seems to be doing it for himself. no way he can film,edit,post the thing for profit in 30 days. I regularly drive 0ver 1000 miles in a day on road trips to cali, did it last week. Is it normal or even smart.. probably not.

I watched a new movie called 14 Peaks a couple weeks about a guy that all 14 8k+ peaks in one year!. He also saved a couple climbers facing certain death who were not in his team along the way. Again, some are just wired different. Watch the movie, best documentary I have seen for some time.
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This discussion reminds me of John Mirassou's Great Loop trip with two other buddies in an open, 17' Boston Whaler back in the 80's (87?), followed by his book "Only in America." We have a signed copy of that book on the coffee table on our boat now. One 90-horse Johnson.
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This discussion reminds me of John Mirassou's Great Loop trip with two other buddies in an open, 17' Boston Whaler back in the 80's (87?), followed by his book "Only in America." We have a signed copy of that book on the coffee table on our boat now. One 90-horse Johnson.

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