Posts in the "water trials" Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Inside Passage Trip Report

    Here is the 10 minute Inside Passage Sea Trials movie – enjoy!: I know this might sound a little corny or sappy, but sometimes I feel like my actions, goals and general direction in life are being guided by some mysterious force in the universe with the goal of setting me up just to experience […]

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  • How fast?

    Aside from safety, one of the most important design criteria when Rick Willoughby, Stuart Bloomfield and I designed WiTHiN is SPEED. Our objective was to design the most efficient human powered boat that would be capable of safely crossing a large portion of an ocean. I think we have accomplished that goal, but obviously I […]

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  • Solar & wind power, training, sea trials and general progress

    Power power everywhere and not a drop to drink. This has been said about the salty sea water, but it’s also true to some extent about power in general. There is power in the waves, power in the wind and power in the sun. But turning all that power into usable, stored electricity to run […]

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  • Sea Trials YouTube videos!

    I just finished uploading 3 new videos: the story of our Vancouver Island sea trials from a couple of weeks ago which is a two-part YouTube video, and a highlights video which is about 4 minutes of footage of WiTHiN in the water for those of you who want to get right to the boat […]

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  • Vancouver Island sea trial photos

    I’m back from our Vancouver Island sea trials now. Our shake-down cruise was unfortunately abbreviated, but was great while it lasted. We saw seals, dolphins, jelly fish, and were making great speed and everything was going as planned. Then we had a sudden drive leg failure, almost ran into a ferry, dealt with the coast […]

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  • Mahalo!

    Hey everyone – Greg here. I’m about 10 km North of Pentincton on Okanagan lake right now with Ken taking a turn on the pedals. I’m in the cabin and decided to write a blog post and send it via satellite phone. So – why are we here and not on the Pacific around Vancouver […]

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  • The best worst luck.

    I’m sitting in Victoria waiting for the Clipper to take me back to Seattle. Something I expected to do, but not so soon on this trip. The boat broke, or more specifically a pin that held the gear to the drive shaft. Second to the boats a That morning began with a boat shaped game […]

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  • Our luck is changing

    The unlucky streak ended right after the garbage truck driver backed into WiTHiN and smashed up the bow and bent the trailer struts. Ken was able to fix it (as we knew he would) on Thursday as Jordan assembled our lines (sea anchor, anchor, drogue, bumpers, dock lines, etc). All other remaining work went smoothly, […]

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  • Jordans first post from the land…

    “I placed my bare feet onto the white gel coat behind the drive shaft gingerly, slowly brought my other foot up and around the edge of the boat and finally in the hatch and slid down slowly into the cockpit with serviceable efficiency that is still nowhere near graceful.  The tiny craft reminded me simultaneously […]

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  • Broken rudder, broken drive shaft – breaking WITHiN in.

    I picked Jordan up from the airport on Friday night and we headed directly to the bar for dinner and a couple of beers. He’s a great guy and we get along very well. That is a good thing when two strangers are about to be locked into a 20 foot x 3 foot capsule […]

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  • Guest blog post by Jordan Hanssen

    My name is Jordan, and I’m guest blogging for Greg because he invited me to help him shake down WiTHiN around Vancouver Island. I am not given to making baseball analogies, however, I do think the best term to define how I came to meet Greg and be included in the Vancouver Island circumnavigation in […]

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  • Important information about the VI shake down trip

    Here is the schedule and contact info for the next few weeks. If you are able to make it out to any of the media events, lake trials or the Vancouver Island circumnavigation stops, then please let me know – we would be happy to see you! Our email on WiTHiN via satellite phone (don’t […]

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  • “My objective is to demonstrate the amazing things a human being can do under his
    or her own power. I hope to motivate and inspire more people to explore their own
    human-powered potential. It’s good for the environment, it’s essential for our health,
    and sends the right message regarding physical activity to our children.”

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  • I just finished posting a new YouTube video of the very first lake trials. Enjoy: []

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  • Lake trials!

    WiTHiN hits the water for the first time! No surprises at the lake today which is good news! Loading into the water was a snap – good thing I made the 8′ tongue extender. It worked perfectly and WiTHiN slid off the bunks into the water. The drive to the reservoir was a bit bouncy. […]

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  • Hatches & port lights on, not painted yet, no electronics, no equipment – still TONS to do, but she is ready to see water for the first time! This is a view from inside the cockpit facing the stern. You can see the cabin hatch which is open to the side (like a door). This […]

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