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wayne

Erden rows the Atlantic!

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I saw some guy and a couple of others in what looked to be one of those ocean-crossing row boats down on Lake Washington this morning (right near where 520 goes by that marina with the house boats). Anyone know who that was?

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I saw some guy and a couple of others in what looked to be one of those ocean-crossing row boats down on Lake Washington this morning (right near where 520 goes by that marina with the house boats). Anyone know who that was?

 

That was probably OAR Northwest. Four guys from the University of Puget Sound who are rowing across the north Atlantic this summer. They're raising money for the American Lung Association and trying to set a world record. They've been supporting Erden and become pretty close with him.

Check out their site OAR

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I'm going to chip in an say that is pretty amazing. My dad works on the container ships, and I've heard some of the conditions you get into out in the open sea....I could not imagine what it would be like to be alone in the middle of the Atlantic in a rowboat.

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I've heard some of the conditions you get into out in the open sea....I could not imagine what it would be like to be alone in the middle of the Atlantic in a rowboat.

i don't think there'd be 'nuff room on the boat for the amount of mushsmile.gif i'd require to fight off the seasickness

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All of the great visionaries were called foolish at the start.

He may just be able to do this if the mental toughness can last the next 5 years or so. Damn

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...dont' let your fingers dangle in the water...

 

...i spent 15 years on a life-raft and now i've got somethign to say!

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