This caper features Jim sharing about his trip to New England this week, where he got a glimpse of the most cutting-edge boatbuilding technology on display from his hosts.
It's a far cry from backyard boatbuilding, and Jim offers many details on how what is going on at the building shop he visited will likely reach many in the sailing world sooner rather than later.
Jim finishes off this podcast by also talking about his encounter with Amaryllis, the catamaran designed by Nathanael Herreshoff that, which launched in 1876.
So there you have it ... a Jim Brown capercast that touches the 19th century on into the 21st.
This Caper is based on a conversation with Randy Smyth recorded aboard Scrimshaw. On the day after Randy finished first in the Everglades Challenge Race, March 2017, we spoke over piles of pancakes, formulated by Bruce Matlack to include berries, nuts and seeds to sustain the endurance sailor, and served by Carla Laney to include jam, agave and maple syrup.
This combination resulted in a slightly less than PhD level revelation of the world's most efficient -- yet practical means of propelling waterborne vehicles using the unlimited energy produced by the movements of Earth's atmosphere relative to its hydrosphere, wherein the only pollution is monkeyshines.
CHIEF CHALLENGE AND HIS TRIBE
The first of the field interviews has Steve "Chief" Isaac, progenitor of the Everglades Challenge race, describing how a perceptive teacher and a compelling book eventually resulted in his sending hundreds of endurance racers out into Florida Bay and The Everglades to test their boats and themselves in true survival mode.
Ah, survival, the oldest tradition of all, is seen here, ultimately, by warriors of the water, as a sublimation for suicide, a reason for living, and a celebration of life.