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Nautical Lore – Modern | Oral narratives of modern seafaring watercraft with multihull pioneer Jim Brown

Oral narratives of modern seafaring watercraft, their concepts, creators and crews. This ongoing series of “capers” tells of epic voyages, castaway survivors, swashbuckling characters, family cruises, cultural setbacks, technical breakthroughs, racing triumphs, and the “seasteading” lifestyle. Revealed within these stories are many details of design, construction, operation and seamanship. Since World War Two, the emergence of truly modern, lightweight vessels – recreational and commercial, multihull and monohull, power and sail – constitutes a sea change in marine architecture that may well persist for generations to come. Because modern seafaring has advanced so fast, and yet history often neglects its oral heritage, now is the time for us to gather and share this legacy. See more at www.outrigmedia.com
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Jan 26, 2017

RIVALRY

We should all get equal time to talk about our kids, but that would need we all have Podcasts. In this Caper, I tell of our experiences while family cruising in a too-small boat when the Captain has a too-big temper and his kids have a normal sibling rivalry.

In the end, it is the kids who guide the boat and solve the problems.​ As parents, it seems to me that the best thing we can do for them -- and for us --  is to just spend time together.

Jan 19, 2017
OF WHALES, CALMS AND ALTAR WINE
 
This account of an ocean passage illustrates the physical and mental adjustments often required of uninitiated crew.
 
A case is made for the gradual approach, taking  time for rest, humor, and perhaps a little "panther piss," as ​antidotes for fear. Rated "Z" (some heresy and scatology).
Jan 12, 2017

OCEAN RACING THEN AND NOW

On Christmas Day just past, a remarkable solo circumnavigation speed record was set by a Frenchman sailing a big multihull. He had made five previous attempts and finally succeeded.  At the same time, other incredible speeds were being achieved in monohulls, also sailed by the French.

In this Caper, I compare today's ocean racing with examples of how it was done in the early days of modern, lightweight seafaring.

Jan 5, 2017

HARD KNOCKS AND SOFT MUD

 This Caper reviews the survival story in the previous edition, hoping to learn a little more from the merciful close call, and the hard knocks loss as told by Lance Leonard.

As if there is some parallel, I tell of my own almost desperate encounter with “pluff mud” and a falling tide.

Finally, I appeal for help, of another kind.

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