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2022-01-23 4:05:03 AM  
He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.
 
2022-01-23 5:13:25 AM  
Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
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Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...
 
2022-01-23 7:44:23 AM  

PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.


...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb
 
2022-01-23 7:48:24 AM  

Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
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Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...


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2022-01-23 7:55:02 AM  

Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
[Fark user image image 425x282]
[Fark user image image 425x238]
[Fark user image image 425x318]
Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...


Looks fairly conventional for an ocean going single scull.  They're designed with capsizing in mind.  The forward comparment should be a watertight safety pod with enough food, water,.and oxygen to survive for days flipped over.
 
2022-01-23 8:01:02 AM  
WOAH... They actually managed to locate the little man on the boat? Must have been a woman doing the looking, amarite? ;D
 
2022-01-23 8:01:04 AM  
I came close to death while kayaking on a creek solo. Comes nowhere close to what this guy did.

The ocean has no forgiveness.

/RIP adventure dude
 
2022-01-23 8:01:16 AM  
75 and physically exerting yourself like crazy?

That's a heart attack.
 
2022-01-23 8:06:52 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb


What is wrong with watching porn in the basement?
 
2022-01-23 8:07:53 AM  
Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.
 
2022-01-23 8:09:19 AM  

JK8Fan: AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb

What is wrong with watching porn in the basement?


When the star is an under-age mountain goat, plenty.
 
2022-01-23 8:11:38 AM  
Joe Dowell Little Red Rented Row boat
Youtube S0c0CWQCgBE
 
2022-01-23 8:12:34 AM  
Redh8t:

the actual dude is Hungarian

Hide the pain Harold
 
2022-01-23 8:21:28 AM  

Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
[Fark user image image 425x282]
[Fark user image image 425x238]
[Fark user image image 425x318]
Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...


Looks more like the "most interesting man in the world" but with male-pattern baldness.


I don't always cross the Atlantic

but when I do, I die.
 
2022-01-23 8:23:55 AM  

kozlo: Redh8t:

the actual dude is Hungarian

Hide the pain Harold


He had a great TED talk, too:
Waking up as a meme-hero | Andras Arato | TEDxKyiv
Youtube FScfGU7rQaM
 
2022-01-23 8:24:19 AM  

August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.


The ocean forgave my ignorance a few years back when I was out fishing for striped bass off the Jersey shore, I was about 2 miles off shore in my kayak, Mother Nature kicked my dumbarse back shore 2 miles from my launch site with 4 to 6 foot  waves.
 
2022-01-23 8:24:43 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb


Live the dream Man! Live the dream.
 
2022-01-23 8:31:55 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.

The ocean forgave my ignorance a few years back when I was out fishing for striped bass off the Jersey shore, I was about 2 miles off shore in my kayak, Mother Nature kicked my dumbarse back shore 2 miles from my launch site with 4 to 6 foot  waves.


So you are not always right, boy?
 
2022-01-23 8:32:26 AM  
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2022-01-23 8:35:44 AM  

Warthog: JK8Fan: AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb

What is wrong with watching porn in the basement?

When the star is an under-age mountain goat, plenty.


"Meh - a kid's a kid," he says as he presses the Play button...

/bleah.
 
2022-01-23 8:37:29 AM  
Given the guy's history, I can both mourn and celebrate his passing. It's not often we get to die by adventure these days - usually, it's misadventure, malaise, or mendacity - so here's hoping what lies beyond receives him well.
 
2022-01-23 8:39:16 AM  

August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.


I like to go to Windy.com and look at the conditions of the mid-Atlantic. On even the best of days it's a treacherous no man's land. Us land lubbers have it made.
 
2022-01-23 8:42:45 AM  
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2022-01-23 8:43:31 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb


Better than going out in a nursing home with no idea who you are or who your family is.
 
2022-01-23 8:43:58 AM  

barefoot2008: AlwaysRightBoy: August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.

The ocean forgave my ignorance a few years back when I was out fishing for striped bass off the Jersey shore, I was about 2 miles off shore in my kayak, Mother Nature kicked my dumbarse back shore 2 miles from my launch site with 4 to 6 foot  waves.

So you are not always right, boy?


Lame and not fetch, try again.
 
2022-01-23 8:47:07 AM  

berylman: August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.

I like to go to Windy.com and look at the conditions of the mid-Atlantic. On even the best of days it's a treacherous no man's land. Us land lubbers have it made.


Ok now that's a cool app. Thanks for that.
 
2022-01-23 8:50:37 AM  

Zik-Zak: kozlo: Redh8t:

the actual dude is Hungarian

Hide the pain Harold

He had a great TED talk, too:
[YouTube video: Waking up as a meme-hero | Andras Arato | TEDxKyiv]


Four or five moments - that's all it takes to become a meme-hero. Everyone thinks it's a full-time job. Wake up a meme-hero. Brush your teeth a meme-hero. Go to work a meme-hero. Not true. Over a lifetime there are only four or five moments that really matter. Moments when you're offered a choice to make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend - spare an enemy. In these moments everything else falls away...
 
2022-01-23 8:51:13 AM  
The ocean hates us. Rip currents, rogue waves, Tsunamis, ship destroying storms, sharks, poisonous jellyfish. Just stay on the damn beach.
 
2022-01-23 8:53:14 AM  

PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.


Dude was 75. At that point nature is pretty much done with you, and you're operating on autopilot. So yeah, it was probably stupid in some ways but he did look like he was in better shape than most 30yo Americans. Dude went out trying to do something on his:

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2022-01-23 9:07:15 AM  
If I am capable of funding and attempting something like this when I'm in my 70s, I'll be all for it.
 
2022-01-23 9:16:46 AM  
Beats dying in a "home,
 
2022-01-23 9:25:09 AM  

KangTheMad: AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb

Better than going out in a nursing home with no idea who you are or who your family is.


Well, drowning in a capsized boat in the cold Atlantic isn't really "what he loved".

I plan to die just after banging two chicks at the same time. I just need to get $1 million to make that happen.
 
2022-01-23 9:51:58 AM  
Jean-Jacques Savin, a 75-year-old French adventurer, has died while attempting to row across the Atlantic single-handedly, according to a statement from his support team for the endeavor.


they tried to revive him, but there was no Savin him
 
2022-01-23 10:00:23 AM  

berylman: August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.

I like to go to Windy.com and look at the conditions of the mid-Atlantic. On even the best of days it's a treacherous no man's land. Us land lubbers have it made.


Bookmarked! Thank you.
 
2022-01-23 10:24:48 AM  
He probably should have used both hands. Single-handed rowing basically ends up having you going in circles.
 
2022-01-23 10:40:48 AM  
He crossed the Atlantic alone in a barrel just three years ago. It took four months. A badass for the ages.
 
2022-01-23 11:59:26 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: barefoot2008: AlwaysRightBoy: August11: Many people who grow up building sand castles forget this one fact: the ocean wants to kill you. Those dark and stormy days? That's just the ocean feeling remorse for all the millennia of murdering it's done.

The ocean forgave my ignorance a few years back when I was out fishing for striped bass off the Jersey shore, I was about 2 miles off shore in my kayak, Mother Nature kicked my dumbarse back shore 2 miles from my launch site with 4 to 6 foot  waves.

So you are not always right, boy?

Lame and not fetch, try again.


Wrong again!
/it's not your day
 
2022-01-23 2:07:44 PM  
I was debating posting a pic of that mummified german dude that was found off the Philippines but decided against it. Looks exactly like the guy here but gray and dessicated.
 
2022-01-23 2:38:07 PM  
Just had to post this.
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2022-01-23 3:44:36 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: PaulRB: He died doing what he loved... being an idiot.

...says an idiot typing from his basement who has never done anything in life. For a lot of us life is an adventure, I applaud his adventurism.
/today I will attempt to wheel the garbage bin to the curb


A man has got to know his limitations.

I prefer to think he had a fetish for drinking his own urine.
 
2022-01-23 4:07:19 PM  

ColonelCathcart: 75 and physically exerting yourself like crazy?

That's a heart attack.


It could have been a stroke... stroke... stroke.
 
2022-01-23 5:31:15 PM  

Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
[Fark user image image 425x282]
[Fark user image image 425x238]
[Fark user image image 425x318]
Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...


Those sorts of boats are *ALWAYS* built to be self-righting in event of capsize, and to be unsinkable.
 
2022-01-23 6:21:54 PM  

dittybopper: Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
[Fark user image image 425x282]
[Fark user image image 425x238]
[Fark user image image 425x318]
Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...

Those sorts of boats are *ALWAYS* built to be self-righting in event of capsize, and to be unsinkable.

Portugal's maritime authority spotted Savin's boat floating overturned near the Azores on Friday. A diver was able to descend under the waterline to look inside the boat's small cabin and discovered Savin's body inside.


Apparently not "ALWAYS".
No doubt it was seaworthy. I wasn't so much sh*tting on the design as suggesting an addition.
No matter, kinda leaning towards a medical emergency as a few Farkers have already mentioned.
This boat beats the giant orange barrel he used in 2015 though, aside from surviving that trip.
 
2022-01-23 6:38:00 PM  

Redh8t: dittybopper: Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
[Fark user image image 425x282]
[Fark user image image 425x238]
[Fark user image image 425x318]
Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...

Those sorts of boats are *ALWAYS* built to be self-righting in event of capsize, and to be unsinkable.

Portugal's maritime authority spotted Savin's boat floating overturned near the Azores on Friday. A diver was able to descend under the waterline to look inside the boat's small cabin and discovered Savin's body inside.

Apparently not "ALWAYS".
No doubt it was seaworthy. I wasn't so much sh*tting on the design as suggesting an addition.
No matter, kinda leaning towards a medical emergency as a few Farkers have already mentioned.
This boat beats the giant orange barrel he used in 2015 though, aside from surviving that trip.


Fair enough.  All the ones I've heard about have been self-righting.  They also tend to have enough flotation to stay afloat even when completely swamped.

At least, all of the modern ones I'm aware of.

I think it's kind of cool that people still do this sort of thing.  And it's not impressive if there isn't a risk.  If it was perfectly safe, what would be the point?
 
2022-01-23 7:39:16 PM  

dittybopper: Redh8t: dittybopper: Redh8t: Interesting boat design.
Personally, for an Atlantic crossing, I probably would've given some thought to adding out-riggers. Wouldn't take too much to the capsize the vessel.
He was probably sleeping when it rolled, and became trapped inside.
[Fark user image image 425x282]
[Fark user image image 425x238]
[Fark user image image 425x318]
Holy sh*t! He's the head bopping GIF guy!
Rest in peace adventurous fellow...

Those sorts of boats are *ALWAYS* built to be self-righting in event of capsize, and to be unsinkable.

Portugal's maritime authority spotted Savin's boat floating overturned near the Azores on Friday. A diver was able to descend under the waterline to look inside the boat's small cabin and discovered Savin's body inside.

Apparently not "ALWAYS".
No doubt it was seaworthy. I wasn't so much sh*tting on the design as suggesting an addition.
No matter, kinda leaning towards a medical emergency as a few Farkers have already mentioned.
This boat beats the giant orange barrel he used in 2015 though, aside from surviving that trip.

Fair enough.  All the ones I've heard about have been self-righting.  They also tend to have enough flotation to stay afloat even when completely swamped.

At least, all of the modern ones I'm aware of.

I think it's kind of cool that people still do this sort of thing.  And it's not impressive if there isn't a risk.  If it was perfectly safe, what would be the point?


You're right, the new boats for these kinds of crossings are built like Boston Whalers, loads of dense foam injected into every available void.
I think he designed this one himself, so its possible he didn't get the ballast right.
Speaking of which, here's his barrel:
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I don't care how seasoned a sailor is, there's no way they're not getting seasick tumbling around the open ocean in that thing.

It is cool! Hats off to the man for taking a dream, and making it a reality, with minimal fanfare or bravado as well.
 
2022-01-23 8:33:07 PM  
"The body of Jean-Jacques was found lifeless inside the cabin of his canoe l'Audacieux (The Audacious)."

The rescuers were reported as asking "Jean-Jacques, Jean-Jacques, Dormez vous? Dormez vous?"
 
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