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Old 06-13-2008, 12:23 AM
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What a fantastic experience! Words can't describe it...
Bob's dedication and determination made this thing happen and the rest of us were along for the ride.
I'm proud to have been a part of it. Props to everyone on the team for a great job.
The entire experience, especially the run across the Yucatan Strait is something I won't ever forget-
our speed fluctuated, but generally averaged about 45 or 50 for 160 miles in some rugged water.
(I have some special feelings for one particular roller...)
Unless you've actually done something like this, it really is hard to imagine...
pushing against the clock and the ocean as hard as possible for hours on end.
Kevin deserves a ton of credit for his work on the throttles-
I watched him work the boat and got the sense he could have done it all day long-
he really was in a rhythm. And I can't say enough about the boat-
the way that thing took the waves there was never a doubt about her seaworthiness-
the subject was a given and we never even gave it a thought while en route.

I've got more photos to post, but for now these two will do:
one from Galleon dock ten minutes before we left,
and one from the gas docks in Cancun after we stopped to fill the tank.
We didn't have to get into the reserve fuel,
but the needle on the fuel gauge had been on 'E' for some time.
We weren't on fumes, but were damn close.

One more thing- 8 hours and NO PIT STOPS.



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Old 06-13-2008, 12:27 AM
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Jay!
AWESOME!!!!!
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Does anyone know the correct GPS lat/lon co-ordinates of the finish line? Bob may actually come in further North of where I have been showing.
Hello Frank,

I have not had a lot of time to go thru all the posts yet but I was glad to see you follow us along and post our progress. You were exactly right with your comment about us running north of where we should be. We found that by steering a course to the north some, we got a better ride than doing a straight line for Punta Cancun. The idea then was to go around the north tip of Isla Mujeres and then we would run south west to Punta Cancun in waters that were protected from the east winds. The attached photo of our Garmin plotter shows our track line doing just that.
When we reached the marker at Isla Mujeres we activated Spot as well as when we reached RF's finish point. These two points did not show up on the Spot track as that was in the period of time that Spot crashed.
Anyway it was fun and thank you for you contribution.
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I know Terry and I've met Jay, but who is who in the pics?

Congratulations guys!!! I can only dream of doing something similar one day. I'm JEALOUS
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I know Terry and I've met Jay, but who is who in the pics?

Congratulations guys!!! I can only dream of doing something similar one day. I'm JEALOUS
Sorry about that... my brain was barely there last night.
In the first photo,
back row, left to right- Hans (rockstrmkr), Bob (Bobthebuilder), Jay (jayboat);
front row, left to right- Terry (salesmanship), Kevin (kcooper).
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great job guys..have a safe trip back looking forward to more stories and that video...
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This is what we came in on!
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But we still had this!
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Great Job Guys. Congrats on the record

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TO ALL OF YOU

CONGRATULATIONS.......I DON'T SEE ANY KIDS IN THE PICS

Thanks for givin us old guys some rep.

I can't wait for Jay's pics.
 
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