Skip to comments.Coast Guard saves man trying to cross Pacific in kayak
Posted on 06/19/2014 3:51:42 PM PDT by driftdiver
LOS ANGELES The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is "lucky to be alive" after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.
A helicopter spotted the 57-year-old man, who had turned back to California, in the Pacific on Tuesday about 60 miles southwest of Santa Barbara's Point Conception after he sent a distress call indicating equipment failure, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The helicopter directed a Coast Guard cutter crew to the man, who was found in good health, the statement said. His name was not released.
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His name has not been released, but we can now tell you he is I. M. A. Nutt.
How could he carry enough food and water in a kayak for such a trip?
He should have just climbed into the landing gear of a 737. It’s proven to be a much safer method of crossing the Pacific.
Well he got almost 1/45 of the way there.
Darwin is foiled again.
Coast Guard rescues dumb*ss ping.
in 1985 I single handed a 33ft sloop from Ventura Ca to Hawaii and back....took 17 days to get there and 25 to get back
“Idiocracy” explained it best. This is why we are screwed. In the good old days, this idiot would have died somewhere a couple miles off the coast. But now he is alive to breed and pollute the gene pool with stupidity for generations to come.
“Well he got almost 1/45 of the way there.”
Aaaah,a “glass half full” person.
My big trip bucket-item project to do is travel around the world partly by kayak and partly by bicycle, but I’d put a sail on my kayak.
There is a guy who did successfully kayak from CA to HI.
Paddling from California to Hawaii
by Ed Gillette
There have been a few of people who have paddled across the Atlantic, too.
Looking like a castaway Polish man finally reaches land after paddling across the Atlantic on a six-month 6,000 mile journey in a kayak
Peter Bray was in 2001, the third person known to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a kayak (Franz Romer in 1928 and Hannes Lindemann in 1956 preceded him) but the first one to paddle west to east (i.e.: not riding favorable currents) and also the first one not using sails to help his paddling.
This is a mention from Expeditionkayak.com
On June 25, 1987, Ed Gillet (3) departed alone from Monterey, California in a production Necky Tofino double laden with 600 pounds of food and gear with the intention of mostly sailing his way to Hawaii. However, it was an El Nino year and the anticipated trade winds and currents failed him. Gillet spent less time using his parafoil sail than actually paddling the Bananafish.
He carried desalinization equipment to ensure a fresh water supply. But when he lost his radio on week two, with it went all contact with the outside world for the remaining eight weeks. When Gillet failed to appear by his predicted arrival window his family flew into a frenzy. They unsuccessfully lobbied the Coast Guard to search for him. Sixty-three days after his departure and four days after he ran out of food, suffering from 40 hours of sleep deprivation and subject to winds and currents driving him north, past the islands, Gillet steered in a hallucinatory dawn into Kahului Harbor and landed on Maui Beach.
a life raft experience. It amazes me, when I think back on it, that I didnt die, he says. It doesnt amaze me that I paddled to Hawaiithats more or less a straightforward thing to do. You make the mileage, you paddle your boat, you get there. Its benign at that time of year: You dont have hurricanes at the latitudes I was traveling at. But physically, Im still amazed I was able to withstand that kind of punishment.
Despite advances in technology, Gillets 2,200-mile Pacific journey remains so epic none have ever tried to match it. A few kayakers have achieved greater mileage, but not on an open-water crossing of the Pacific.
We know he’s probably not a conservative. They would have at least ore-planned and assessed the risks and obstacles beforehand not plunge into an ocean with a kayak that could be swallowed whole by some sharks. Actually the guy is a great metaphor or the loony leftists and their life philosophy.
equipment failure = tired arms
Darwin is foiled again.
And a shark is disappointed.
We know hes probably not a conservative. They would have at least pre-planned and assessed the risks and obstacles beforehand not plunge into an ocean with a kayak that could be swallowed whole by some sharks. Actually the guy is a great metaphor for the loony leftists and their life philosophy.
He figured he was going to lasso a whale heading to Hawaii.
If he had taken an infant child along, plenty of Freepers would be defending him, LOL!
How many small islands could you island-hop across the Pacific?
I do hope the local tv station does an interview — it should be precious.
I did a little checking and found this answers my question.
The Pacific Islands comprise 20,000 to 30,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Three of the major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Most of the Pacific Islands lying south of the Tropic of Cancer are collectively referred to as Oceania, although Oceania is sometimes defined as also including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago. These islands are traditionally grouped into the three divisions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia:
The islands of Oceania are classified into two groups, high islands and low islands. Volcanoes form high islands, which generally can support more people and have a more fertile soil. Low islands are reefs or atolls, and are relatively small and infertile. Melanesia, the most populous of the three regions, contains mainly high islands, while most of Micronesia and Polynesia are low islands.
In addition, there are many other islands located within the boundaries of the Pacific Ocean that are not considered part of Oceania. These islands include the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador; the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, United States; Vancouver Island in Canada; the Russian islands of Sakhalin and Kuril Islands; Taiwan and other islands of the Republic of China; the Philippines; islands in the South China Sea, which includes the disputed South China Sea Islands; most of the islands of Indonesia; and the island nation of Japan, which comprises the Japanese Archipelago.
Big difference between the two
The ultimate home school field trip?
“...you could island-hop the rest of the way to east Asia.”
Not many people I know can afford a 33 footer let alone a month and a half to go sailing.......congrats!
And to vote democrat.
Probably one of those same sharks still swimming the "slave-routes" looking for people thrown overboard. . .
Forgot which race baiting idiot said that.
and why a lotta friends and family was rootin for me
Forgot which race baiting idiot said that
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John Lewis D GA
I know, the D is redundant....
I remember Rush ‘called’ him on it and figured ‘they’ would have had to throw a few people a day overboard...not all that smart — just throw away a ‘cash crop’ like that....
Lewis cut the figure in half and Rush went back at him and cut his figures in half with the same result being ‘Lewis was full of Horse Apples or Cow Pies’.
I would not want the bill for that rescue.
you would think a lot more people could make it as they could just rest on garbage island.
I think it was Sharpton. Rush even had a song about that. LOL
I’d be impressed if the fellow tried to kayak across Canada and the USA by land or if he bicycled to Hawaii. Now that would be something.
This is so stupid that he needs to be billed for the rescue. Maybe the article said that. I didn’t read any further than what was posted.
Id be impressed if the fellow tried to kayak across Canada and the USA by land or if he bicycled to Hawaii. Now that would be something.
He could kayak the Lewis & Clark water route if he really wanted to do something neat.
He missed it by 44/45th.
Well, you could go water skiing behind an aircraft carrier or a cruise ship!
All that water and nothing to drink.
It takes about 5 hours to fly from California to Hawaii.And IIRC it took our flight about 8 hours from Hawaii to Taiwan.Rowing across would probably take longer.
The sharks have given up on the slave route, now they are waiting for that island to capsize. :)
It’s actually possible to Kayak west to east across Canada via portages between lakes and rivers.
That would be quite a neat trip.
Ha Ha. I forgot that one. We sure have some amazing elected idiots, don't we? ( Maybe this Kayak dude should run for office from the right district. )
33 is kind of small for me but for one person not bad. People don’t understand that blue water cruisers, regardless of size, are made for blue water cruising. Nice job. (We own a 39’ Yorktown which is also a blue water cruiser. She rides smooth.)
mine was a blue water Hans Christian