Monday, January 24, 2011

Tough Ocean Boat

We saw an interesting boat at the 2011 Big Seattle Boat Show. It is an ocean rowboat that is manned by four people. The boat has been rowed around the Pacific Northwest and across the Atlantic. The next big race is South Africa to South America.

The boat itself has most of the common safety items you would expect on a small deep water craft. This include water tight compartments, a large number of self bailing scuppers, and jack lines. The boat relies on solar energy for lighting and water making. Cooking is done on propane camp stoves.

The average weight loss for a crew member on a 72 day Atlantic crossing was 17 pounds. Two crew row while the other two rest. This continues 24 hours a day.






Check out their website at oarnorthwest.com

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