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Topic # 148470 20-Jun-2014 11:46
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Surely this time of year is a poor choice to make the attempt ?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11277990

I've nothing against trying to do it, just would have thought waiting for a better weather time of year would be a wee bit more sensible ?  Would save a bucket load of $ and time for the people now having to find him and drop him food.

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  Reply # 1070885 20-Jun-2014 12:00
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It probably has to do with currents etc.




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  Reply # 1070890 20-Jun-2014 12:06
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Becuase he is late,

He left OZ in late April, previous crossing had been done in 50 or 60 days, he was expected to be here by now,  I guess there were more storms, or weaker currents, or something....


http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/9972525/From-Oz-with-kayak

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  Reply # 1070895 20-Jun-2014 12:12
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wellygary: He left OZ in late April, previous crossing had been done in 50 or 60 days, he was expected to be here by now,  I guess there were more storms, or weaker currents, or something....


There never been a "previous [solo] crossing" so what are you comparing with? 

And FTA:

"A New Zealand man has set out for Taranaki from Australia in his second attempt to become the first person to kayak the Tasman solo."




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  Reply # 1070904 20-Jun-2014 12:16
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Perhaps he was following the directions that Google Maps gave him to get from Auckland to Brisbane.....




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  Reply # 1070909 20-Jun-2014 12:20
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freitasm:
wellygary: He left OZ in late April, previous crossing had been done in 50 or 60 days, he was expected to be here by now,  I guess there were more storms, or weaker currents, or something....


There never been a "previous [solo] crossing" so what are you comparing with? 

And FTA:

"A New Zealand man has set out for Taranaki from Australia in his second attempt to become the first person to kayak the Tasman solo."


There has been no successful kayak, but rowing there has.

I am assuming this is what wellygary meant by the previous crossing? Otherwise the previous kayaker was never found.

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  Reply # 1071055 20-Jun-2014 15:35
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freitasm: "A New Zealand man has set out for Taranaki from Australia in his second attempt to become the first person to kayak the Tasman solo."


Is it truly a "solo" crossing if he gets supplies dropped by helicopter during his journey?

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  Reply # 1071071 20-Jun-2014 15:44
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graemeh: 
Is it truly a "solo" crossing if he gets supplies dropped by helicopter during his journey?


Good point.

When I was young you could only claim to have done a solo crossing of the Tasman if you did it naked. With anvils tied to your ankles. 

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  Reply # 1071086 20-Jun-2014 15:56
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freitasm:
wellygary: He left OZ in late April, previous crossing had been done in 50 or 60 days, he was expected to be here by now,  I guess there were more storms, or weaker currents, or something....


There never been a "previous [solo] crossing" so what are you comparing with? 


The solo rower at 54 days, and the double kayakers at 62 days

 

 

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  Reply # 1071088 20-Jun-2014 15:59
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freitasm:
wellygary: He left OZ in late April, previous crossing had been done in 50 or 60 days, he was expected to be here by now,  I guess there were more storms, or weaker currents, or something....


There never been a "previous [solo] crossing" so what are you comparing with? 

And FTA:

"A New Zealand man has set out for Taranaki from Australia in his second attempt to become the first person to kayak the Tasman solo."


There has been no successful kayak, but rowing there has.

I am assuming this is what wellygary meant by the previous crossing? Otherwise the previous kayaker was never found.


I watched a documentary about McAuley, was really touching with the last images saying bye to his family. 

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  Reply # 1071185 20-Jun-2014 17:34
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I'd like to see him succeed but I don't want to see another tragedy either.

Does the chopper have the ability to pick him up? Based on his tracker for the last 6 days it looks like he has a long time to go out there. Personally I'd call it a day and go home with the lessons learned. Good luck to him anyway whatever the decision.

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