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Old 30 December 2017, 11:11   #1
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Zapcat loony :D

https://thewest.com.au/news/offbeat/...-ng-b88702703z

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Nathan Rykers was in tears and looking like he could do with good night’s sleep or two - and with very good reason...because he undertook the whole journey in an inflatable Zodiac dinghy, 20 feet shorter than the next smallest craft in the field and packing only 50 horsepower.

Along the way he tackled 40-foot waves in Bass Strait and at one point jumped into the water in pitch black conditions just to make sure his outback motor was still working properly.

“I just wanted to see what it was like to battle the famous City to Hobart,” he told 7 News of his unusual expedition.

His effort might have seemed foolhardy to some but he insists he was well-prepared for a race that has claimed 11 lives in 73-year history.

He had 200 litres of fuel with him and also three EPIRB devices.

“I have researched this very thoroughly for quite a long time,” he insisted.
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So are all explorers/boundary pushers

Well done that man
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200l on a zap cat....! Wowzers
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I'm quite impressed actually, that was a serious feat of looniness. Fair play to him.
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200l on a zap cat....! Wowzers


Iím guessing he didnít have much of that left at the end!
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On the video... does he actually say he was going to take the ZapCat back by sea?
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On the video... does he actually say he was going to take the ZapCat back by sea?
That was the original plan

I'm guessing not
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As they say in this part of the world fair f@cks to him. That is an example to us all about what small ribs and sibs can be about. I wonder if he is related to gunard?

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Iím guessing he didnít have much of that left at the end!
He said he refuelled twice hugging the coast. 200 litres is hell of a weight on a zapcat.
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Fair play to him the zap cats hell of a boat bet the forty footers made his aris go sixpence half a crown.
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