24 August 2006

Last bit of Seabiscuit News for a Year

Harley is holding off for another year. Prudence took hold of him apparently. The boat is going back to the drawing board for some lead in the keel and hopefully some sea trials beforehand. Don't know why, but I think I'm rooting for him more now than ever.

Here's a note from a very kind man up in Tofino who has been giving me and Duckworks Magazine some updates:

Thanks for the new site .. Its interesting to see what people think ( concern's ) Harley is back
at the float & has decided "To pack it in " & "go back home " .. IF he can get his help to come back & get him ... he appears to be short of money ( he said that ).. He ask me if the berth (dock fee's ) run's out if he could put the 'Seabiscuit " on beach in front of my propertyuntil help arrives .. Getting around the world is tough enough but without any money would be twice as bad in my opinion ... He said he's going get the "Lead " on the bottom of the keel, Its simply too "tippy" & the "window of the season " is getting late .. I told him he had you guys cheering for him ( showed him your letter from last nite ) I suggested he could do these test's in a lake down there ,, I wonder if sleeping in that craft may have got to him a bit also ,,"

More updates and a forum can be found at Duckworks Magazine.

4 comments:

AdriftAtSea said...

My guess is that sleeping with your head getting soaked by the water leaking into the stern of the boat, and wondering if you were going to lose the rudder in the next few minutes probably were strong motivators for his decision to postpone his attempt.

Len said...

Hey, don't worry --you can go to the "Send Harley Around the World Fund" link on the Duckworks site and contribute your life savings to him so that he can "try" it again next year...

I was rooting for him and interested in it all before, but the whole thing now smells like a great big stinky hoax! He comes all this way only to now declare he doesn't have any money?! C'mon...

EVK4 said...

Len, you have it backwards. He decided not to go because his boat sucks. He needs the money to get the boat home.

Zen said...

Wise choice, for whatever the reason...