Originally Posted by Rambler
I've pedaled these things around the lake with my DW...I can't imagine pedaling across the atlantic or the pacific
won't be crossing the pacific, at least not the wide part. in fact, circumnavigations generally are only considered as such if they include crossing the equator. this is not that, impressive just the same.
his boat is a bit more sophisticated than a lake pedaler. i don't read french but from fragments on the website which mentions development of 500 watts of power and the boat schematics, i'm confused as to whether he is pedaling to power a generator, or as direct drive to twirl the prop.
Originally Posted by Max Power
Even if he could average 3mph with that boat, pedaling for 16 hours per day, it would still take him over 3 months to cross the Atlantic...that's insane!
"The last stretches of pedaling were long, especially with an opposite current. 107 days of seafaring since Portugal and 4,950 nautical miles
"~~expedition log entry
especially wild to me about such a venture is with 3 months at sea and not much maneuverability, yer sort of entirely at the whim of whatever weather might come your way.
certainly he solved the problem many long-term cruisers face: how to exercise while at sea.