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  • Auto-drogue & T-rudder

    Hello!Clive and I are due to depart from Ucluelet on July 4th. The goal is to spend 10 days out to sea heading west – possibly in search of the Pacific high which in July, is typically found a few hundred miles west of Vancouver Island. I will pedal WiTHiN and Clive will sail the […]

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  • The dream is still alive

    Hey everyone. Sorry for the quietness. I’ve just sort of been re-grouping here and focusing on some other things. (The photo above is me in WiTHiN during the Okanagan lake trials trip. This excellent image was shot by Mark Brett from the Penticton Western Newspaper) The Finances Helen did a rough accounting of PedaltheOcean project, […]

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  • Hawaii trip unlikely for this summer

    Hello: First of all, I would like to thank you personally for everything that you have contributed to make the worlds first human powered journey from Canada to Hawaii a possibility. There is no way I would be as close to making this happen without your support and I want you to know that I […]

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  • Ready for the OK lake trip

    Packing the boat is always such a huge job, but it’s getting easier with every sea trials adventure. To date, I have packed (and unpacked) WiTHiN a total of 5 times for 5 trips: Vancouver Island circumnavigation attempt with Jordan Hanssen – this was a total failure, as the drive leg broke after only 4 […]

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  • Next sea trials and mods progress

    OK LAKE SEA TRIALS —————-My next trip is now scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd. Ken and I are going to head out to Penticton, BC. I’ll launch WiTHiN at the Penticton yacht club, and take the next 3 to 4 days to navigate north, up Okanagan lake to Vernon, and then back to Penticton. I […]

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  • Updates from the ocean

    While out on the ocean, and during training / testing trips like the Okanagan lake trial planned for next week, I am planing on submitting progress updates to you 5 different ways:1. A full blog post like this one which can be viewed on the Adventuresofgreg.com blog. These updates will probably include small photos and […]

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  • Discovery Channel Show

    I started talking with Discovery Channel producer Mark Stevenson a way back in October about their third Daily Planet segment on me and PedalTheOcean project. I was thrilled when Mark assigned a friend of mine – Neil Thomas who produced the first Daily Planet segment way, way back in November of 2007 (here is the […]

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  • Chasing Sheep

    I completed a 250 km training ride yesterday and I’m a bit shelled today. It was one of those really great training rides and I think the temperature reached an unheard of 22 degrees C (71 degrees F). That kind of summer temperature for April 20th in Calgary is about as good as it gets, […]

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  • Model testing

    A way back a million years ago (it seems!) when Ken and I first started to plan the build of WiTHiN, Ken made a scale model based on the panel patterns generated by Stuart Bloomfield (the naval architect). Ken’s model was great, but I totally destroyed it the other day when I attempted to float […]

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  • Offshore sea trials movie – rough period

    Hello: After going through my rough period during some stormy weather at my offshore sea trials in Ucluelet last week, I returned home to go through another rough period – this time it was psychological in nature. I was really upset that it took so little wind (25 knots isn’t exactly a hurricane) to knock […]

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  • Offshore sea trials

    During offshore sea trials a few days ago, I encountered a somewhat serious problem. Up until this point, the most wind WiTHiN has ever encountered is about 10 to 15 knots. During a run offshore on April 1st, I encountered 20 knots of wind and WiTHiN broached and was rolled to 45 degrees where she […]

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  • Tour of WiTHiN

    Hello! As I have been promising for a while, here is a video tour of WITHiN. I shot this with my new Gopro HD camera. What an awesome camera! It comes with a variety of very handy mounting options. I placed mounting brackets all around WiTHiN and in the cockpit and cabin so I can […]

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  • My Biggest Fear

    What are the risks? 9.I could be run over by a tanker 8. A storm could blow me back to the coast after departure and smash me into a zillion pieces on the rocky Washington coast 7. I could capsize in big weather with the top hatch and cabin hatch open which would flood WiTHiN. […]

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  • New Solar Panels installed

    I am transmitting this blog post from the Viliv mobile PC, UUplus software and my Iridium satellite phone as a test before we head out to the Pacific ocean next week.The solar panels came in from Goal 0 on Friday and they are really slick! Ken just finished installing them on WiTHiN and I think […]

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  • Offshore sea trials in 1 week

    On March 30th, we will be conducting offshore sea trials in the Pacific ocean off the coast of Ucluelet, B.C. (about 30 minutes south of Tofino). I will depart from Ucluelet on March 30th with my safety boat “Theodora” piloted by skipper and friend Clive McGowan. The objective of this trip is to stay out […]

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  • Rescue costs vs the cost of obesity

    Paul made an interesting comment on the PedalTheOcean facebook fan page today about footing the bill for the cost of a rescue if that were required. Martin quickly came to my defense by suggesting that if only a few people take cues and inspiration from me, and get themselves into shape, the money it will […]

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  • Auto steering tiller pilot

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions as to how I could install the Raymarine ST1000 Tiller Pilot into WiTHiN. Originally, I though that the tiller pilot needed at 15 inch long tiller lever, but after a dozen ‘backandforths’ between a tech at Raymarine and myself, I learned that the unit only has a total pushrod range […]

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  • Another training ride – and another accident! For real this time!

    Another training ride – and another accident! For real this time!I was heading home on upper Springbank road at about 2:00 pm this afternoon – a bad time on Springbank road on a Friday because the high school is out early on Fridays. In the past, I’ve had apple cores thrown at me, oncoming cars […]

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  • Watch the Inside Passage sea trials MOVIE!

    The Inside Passage Sea Trials Movie: 10 minutes, HD quality, AWESOME footage of the whales! (to view in HD resolution, go to this link, then click on the “360p” icon at the bottom of the video frame and change to “720p”) And watch this A-channel news story on the sea trials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXvmGA6mLm0

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  • Sheepskin solar panels!

    I think this must be a record – first outside ride on March 1st. And, first injury of the season. Watch the movie below – warning: extreemly disturbing injury scene. I lowered the camera down to get a low angle shot and smashed my knuckles on the ground.Broke a finger nail. I know – danger […]

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