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Impressive.

With this most recent achievement, fate has in a single stroke, marked the decline of the Dougn'ts and spelled a new era of wondrous prosperity and peaceful maritime dominance for Doug, who promises to firmly stand in sharp contrast to the historically fearful attitude of the USCG and naval architects raised by women, and the cruel subjugation they brought to the humbler boat builders of the world. With the blessings of clapped out school bus engines, direct-to-deck anchor chain storage, hassle free waste disposal systems, dual use light pole technology, ready to deploy navigational hazards, dynamically shifting lead ballasts, floating lightweight anchor cables, water cooled fuel tanks, and automatic propeller unpitching will be the instruments with which Doug affirms his noble stewardship of 21st century oceans and offers aspiring sailors in their cubicles a different option; an humane alternative to the depredations of maritime authorities and the opportunity for more equitable and dignified motor-sailing.

What did you make today?

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>>2453677
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>>2464607
will this boat ever sail an open ocean? Can it?
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>>2464611
How the goalposts have moved. It's gone from "hell never finish it" to "hell never find a place to launch it" to "it'll never float" to "it'll never make it down river" to "it'll never make it to the gulf" to "it'll never sail the open oceans". When he's made it to Tahiti you'll still poo poo him for not sailing it to Mars. What did you make today?
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>>2464611
ARE YOU FEELING THE FEAR ANON?
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>>2464633
To Mars. You heard it first the goal post is mars set by the dougers.
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>>2464684
mars is just a short jaunt, anyone not raised by women can sail to mars in a bathtub, provided the wind is right
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>>2464684
he'll never make it, lmao
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One storm and it will sinks
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Can someone give me a qrd of the lore of this man? Are the dougers or dougn'ts the good guys/bad guys?
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>>2464694
>Are the dougers or dougn'ts the good guys/bad guys?
yes
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>>2464694
Doug, the star of this comedy, was a database technician at Oracle who after 40 years of sitting in a cubicle decided that a 74 ft long steel origami chinese junk built 900 miles from the ocean is what he truly needs in his life. This endeavor would eventually cost him his family and finances.
Doug is an incredibly driven man of singular purpose who fully devotes himself to his work, he is also extraordinarily unwise with very limited ability to plan ahead who forms a vague impression in his mind of what the proper path forward is and pursues it without ever entertaining any doubts or criticisms, preferring to toss all caution to the wind and enthusiastically berating anyone who suggests there might be some nuance he's ignored as he's making a mess with materials and tools he has no experience or training in the proper use of let alone their safe handling. This is a man who isn't merely ignorant of standards, rules or conventions, he is explicitly hostile to any design specifications.
Progress on "The boat the internet built" has been documented since the beginning on his YouTube channel, gaining some online support, goodwill, and volunteers. Over the years bad design choices and shoddy workmanship have accumulated, and the true nature of Doug has become more apparent.
Seeker was moved to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, and after several months delay caused by Doug not having the right insurance, it was finally launched in late February 2022, after 14 years of work. Since then progress towards the ocean has been slow. A lot of time after the launch has been spent "fixing" his douggerrigged systems. The sailing vessel has not sailed once, as the fear is too great. Also poo has likely been illegally dumped
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>>2464700
Fuck man asked for a qrd not a book.
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>>2464700
>>2464705
I appreciate it, good and fair summary
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>>2464708
how would someone asking for a qrd know if it was good or fair?
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>>2464694
Doug is the king of /diy/

With his legendary "feel the fear and do it anyway" philosophy he has spend well over a decade and an estimated $350k+ building Seeker, a boat several tons heavier and ~20ft longer than the plans called for. No systems work, but champions it a success because everything that breaks is a new opportunity to learn something. He scoffs and mocks any one who suggests he follows basic boating safety/building standards such as storing propane on the deck. He created a pneumatic discharge system for his sewage tanks, but claims he exclusively shits in a plastic bucket with sawdust. His drive train is barely functional and the engine can easily stall when shifting it into gear. The BSO (boat shaped object) is so poorly trimmed and balanced that there is a great fear that if he raises the sails the entire thing can tip over. He has yet to add the rigging for the sails, because he does not know how, yet berates anyone who tries to offer advice because they are "blowhard bermuda riggers" (seeker is a junk rig because it is simpler, but Doug doesn't know how to rig it). He will be leaving his current location in lake dardanelle in Arkansas to Pensacola Florida in October with a documentary crew on board. There is speculation that the doc filming schedule or an issue with boat registration is what is pushing him down the river when the boat is obviously not seaworthy.

The entire time Dougn'ts are seething because Doug is proving them wrong every day, and Dougers are finally winning for once in their life so they are defending Doug to the death. It is the greatest story ever told.
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>>2464712
What did you make today?
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>>2464633
Goal posts from Seekers website put in place by Doug-

>SV Seeker is our 74 foot steel origami hull, junk rigged, cargo, motorsailer.

Size and material are the only things in that list that are accurate after 15 years.

>Once completed she will be a part time research/charter vessel and full time home on the water.

>once completed
The primary built in excuse that will never change, it's like a goalpost on wheels with a motor and full time crew ready to scramble at any time in response to criticism
>part time
Same...one seconds worth of function will be held up as "achievement" no matter how sideways the next second goes

>research
Similarly, any onboard experience no matter how much failure and dysfunction it represents will be held up as "success" and "research"...example: Doug breaking the oven door and claiming it as a positive because "I learned how not to clean the oven door".
>charter vessel
Massive goal post move; now Doug and his minions lose their shit at the mere mention of any commercial activity and pretend that it was always thus and "trolls" are trying to hurt him by bringing up HIS OWN stated goal.

>full time home on the water
Again, the only goal in that has been achieved after 15 years, at a ridiculous level of toil and strife for what he has to show for it.
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>>2464685
>>2464686
DOUGNT'S BTFO AGAIN
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>>2464688
lol
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>>2464700
>Over the years bad design choices and shoddy workmanship have accumulated
To be fair, the bad design choices and shoddy workmanship involved in the creation of the tender that failed to meet its stated goals were simply abandoned the same way Doug's "submarine" named Seeker was abandoned when Doug quit trying to make it work a week after it began testing.

Goalposts don't matter when you sell the ball and leave the field and claim victory before the game is over.
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>>2464718
kek
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>>2464714
a giant poo
but it's early yet
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>>2464713
Is it known who is making the documentary? I feel like Doug would want to be on Discovery but i think he would fit better on TLC. "My 600,000-lb Boat"
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>>2464755
liveleak team doing it since they have nothing to do anymore.
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>>2464755
LOL

pic related came to mind but it's unlikely that Seeker will ever make it to deep enough water to qualify.
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>>2464766
>when doug raises the sails and you see a floating liveleak logo manifest at the corner of your vision
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>>2464700
A brief mention of the people he had help him for free then made them think he was dead for the lulz would give anons an idea of his mentality. The videos of folk in tears are particularly lulzy.
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>>2464821
also a wife beater.
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>>2464825
so was john lennon, nobody cares about that shit
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>>2464833
who?
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>>2464838
he was that guy, you know?
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>>2464839
baby tate?
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>>2464700
Lemme trim that down for you:
>Doug is mentally ill man who had a psychotic break and decided to DIY build a boat despite having no experience or education on the subject
>For what he's spent on this he could've purchased a boat
>Anyone who disagrees with him is disregarded completely whether they are right or not
>He realizes that this was all a gigantic mistake and will never be what he wants it to be but he's gone too far to admit it now
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>>2464842
bubba gump?
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>>2464700
Whatever happened with the insurance? That's the last thing I followed with this
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>>2465099
He got it and was launched.
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LOL, even the normies can't help but notice-

>"...It wasn't a bass boat, or a party barge. Not even a sailboat, though there were three masts towering high above the strange vessel's deck..."

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/sep/11/pirate-ship-a-magical-sight-to-children-dad/

That article was linked by Doug on his social media so one would assume he approves of it...
FWIW this part is a noteworthy bit of historical revision considering the construction timeline-

>"...The SV Seeker is Doug's dream manifested, his "second life," as he put it when I asked him that fateful Thursday night.

>"Yeah, we live too long these days," he'd said. "I got divorced, looked up and had all this extra time. I had to do something."..."
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>>2464700
this is an accurate and fair depiction
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>>2465189
he was an Oracle Database Administrator, not an employee of Oracle.
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>>2465199

>oracle dba
>not employee at oracle

thats even worse
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>>2465265
>>2465286
>>2465416
these are all very good
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>>2465231
99% of Oracle Database Administrators don't work for Oracle. It's just a job title with the name of a company/software product in it like Microsoft Server Administrators don't work for Microsoft, Cisco Network Engineers don't work for Cisco, Java Developers don't work for Oracle, Android Developers don't work for Google, .Net devs don't work for Microsoft, etc.
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>>2465438

Thats why its worse. He has to be the end user of an Oracle product.
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>>2465449
Do you know you're using an Oracle product right now?
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>>2465463
Kusaba and derivatives use MySQL or MariaDB. Nobody but megacorps uses Oracle due to license cost, especially because Postgres is available.
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>>2465470
That's nice but I was talking about java/Javascript.
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>>2465474
Both known for being dogshit
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>>2465463
do you know I didn't invest any time or money into becoming certified to use it as a tool for making a living?
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>>2465478
Enjoy being an Oracle end user.
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>>2465463
Fuck you, big tard fag. That's like saying, did you know feces stick to your rectum after shitting? Of course we fucking know, it's a biological design flaw and no one on earth would choose to keep having shitty assholes over getting rid of that entirely.
But we're stuck with it, we're stuck with shitty assholes and a shitty company's shit software.
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>>2465483
You too, also enjoy being an Oracle end user.
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>>2465483
>He doesn't know about the three sea shells.
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>>2465482
>>2465488

this has to be the most retarded "gotcha"
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>>2465497
I wonder what the gotcha will be when salvage divers are exploring the wreckage.
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>>2465497
>>>Thats why its worse. He has to be the end user of an Oracle product.
>>You are an end user of an Oracle product
>this has to be the most retarded "gotcha"
lawl
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>>2465463
>>2465474
>>2465482

>The Jerk Store called, they're running out of you!
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>>2465493
am i the only person who thinks sandra bullock looks like michael jackson?
i don't think i've ever seen them in the same place at the same time, perhaps they were the same person and she needed to kill the jackson persona to focus on the sandra
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>>2465500
double dubs of truth checked
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>>2465514
It's the nose.
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>>2465517
and the cheeks, and the chin
i think they were the same person
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>>2465518
I'll give you cheeks but Bullock has a butt chin while Jackson has a dimple chin.
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>>2465265
>>2465286
>>2465416
>>2465423
Its why Doug doesn't post anymore. You guys are bullying him. He's doing his best, what did you guys make today?
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>>2465566
I made a baby with your mom
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>>2465566
I made a shelving unit for rowmark engraving material so I can make ADA-complaint signage with ease.
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>>2465569
a butt-baby?
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>>2465566
What kind of posting would attract Doug?
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>>2465566
>what did you guys make today?
A moderate-sized turd so far, but the day's only starting here.
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>>2465500
I imagine that would be very hazardous, there are so many things you might get stuck on or that might fall on you.

>artistic bunk bed ribbing cuts your air line
Pshhh, nothing personnel kid.

Or we might have the first ever confirmed mermaid fatality
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>>2465609
It's the journey not the destination, etc.
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Just Boat My S--t Up, Senpai...
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The famous boat that SV Seeker is based on, a flight of fantasy by Luc Besson....
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>>2466128
it's not junk, it's
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>>2466134
*it's a sampan
how did i fuck that up
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>>2466101
When I saw this my first thought was that maybe Seeker could actually become an asset when it gets to Louisiana where this kind of thing is not uncommon...but then I realized that even the crazy coonass MFers who work on stuff like picrel in storm conditions and hunt gators and wild boar in their off time would say "fuck that, I'm not going near that thing- it's way too risky".
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>>2465822
The most learned man
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>>2466135
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>>2467032
Anon just got the joke and thinks we need help. Cute.
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>>2467032
now is junk
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so instead of just welding together a nice coolant tank he butchers a gas can
neat
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Evidently the "previous crew members only" restriction he placed on the trip to the gulf wasn't working. so Doug goes over his list of prerequisites for people considering applying for crew positions.
tl;dr: lack of self awareness - the video
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q799eLfyJEQ
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>>2467192
Doug has a nice big shop.
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>>2467192
That video was posted over two years ago. Now he is desperate for anyone, but everyone sees what a failure and how dangerous seeker is.
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>>2467192
>Feb 22, 2020
Did you really think no one would notice?
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>>2467192
Keep plugging those old videos Doug. Hope the four clicks are worth it.
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>>2467324
This is why I don't watch any of his videos. I refuse to give him clicks for ad revenue
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>>2467426
I'd rather Doug have the money than Youtube Corporate. Wish they'd turn on the CC though.
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>>2467426
I have never watched a video, all of my exposure to the project and information about it comes from this thread.
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>>2464607
how did we get stuck with these shitty thread? why is this not in transportation or something else?
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>>2467561
Because SV Seeker is the pinnacle of DIY activity and Doug's Co fident can- do attitude is an inspiration to countless weak men, women and especially children who would otherwise be led astray by fearmongers such as yourself.

What did YOU make today?
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>>2467611
I couldn't tell it was shopped for quite a while.
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>>2467757
same
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>>2467561
>why is this not in transportation
Why would it be? It can barely move on its own, and definitely isn't usable for transporting anything.
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>>2467567
>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q799eLfyJEQ [Embed]
i went and got some tractor parts so i can see if a tractor i'm interested in is worth bringing home.
needs a starter solenoid and a switch, i may have gotten the wrong parts but i'm going to try anyway
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>>2467559
If someone posts a non ad source video I'll watch it. Like the news or other external sites like the picture galleries. I know enough about boat life to draw my own conclusions. I saw on video of Doug vlogging like a TikTok girl and I have no desire to support more of that. I want boat and talking. No ugly boomer ego.
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>>2467768
The jokes literally write themselves in a Doug thread
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>>2467792
didn't mean to repost that link
sorry everyone
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>>2465566
nothing, but i spent 4 hours cleaning an oven that was so dirty you couldn't tell the color of the enamel, now it could be sold as "like new"
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>>2467561
because he did it himself
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>>2467828
Good job anon, I'm proud of you.
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>>2467757
>>2467760

You can tell it's fake because there's no marina within dinghy distance.
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>>2465474
>Javascript
bruh
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>>2465168

>>"Yeah, we live too long these days," he'd said. "I got divorced, looked up and had all this extra time. I had to do something."..."

Lmao what a fucking cope, Kay ditched him almost a decade into the project.
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>>2468730
>Lmao what a fucking cope, Kay ditched him almost a decade into the project.

Exactly, and not only does her contribution get memory holed, notice that the "boat the internet built" story line is nowhere to be found in that article either-
>"He built a boat and now he's sailing it all the way to the Gulf."
Well....
>...the dream Doug brought to life with his own two hands and a welding torch.
Easy to chalk up as a puff piece but Doug *was* interviewed for it and doesn't seem to have made much effort to make sure all of his helpers and the internet crowd source aspect of the project got its due, even though it's really the only reason any of the build story is remarkable.
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>>2468753
Unencumbered by keeping a consistent story, we can invent facts as we go
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>this thread
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>>2469194
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Doug can really get away with this level of stupidity and get paid thousands for it by credulous internet morons?
Can I get in on this grift? I've always wanted to build a spar platform...do you think if I slapped together some pipes as a "model" and made a few videos talking about the process, I could get ten or twenty thousand off Patreon/GoFundMe?
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>>2469704
You'd have to build it out of repurposed materials unsuited to the task, like using old water heaters lashed together with harbor freight ratchet straps for the ballast cells and mechanicals from old dishwashers and washing machines to move water ballast around.
Also the ground tackle has to be all floating synthetic lines and DIY anchors.
It might take a couple of decades but one advantage is the complete lack of safety equipment will save immensely over what a typical candyass rig costs to allay the fears of weak men raised by women.
Also the fact that you cannot and never will perform any of the tasks necessary to be legitimately labeled as an offshore platform should simplify things a lot.
I'm already inspired! Go live your dream and ignore the haters!
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>>2469704
>Can I get in on this grift?
Naw, you need to be likable.
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>>2469791
How tf did Doug do it then?
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>>2469791
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>>2469704
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>>2469820
Guy has a literal cult following him. Regardless of your opinion he fits the definition of likable.
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>>2469704
Chevron genesis spar platform: currently being scrapped aka artifically reefed. Prolly could make them an offer
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>>2469832
>Guy has a literal cult following him. Regardless of your opinion he fits the definition of likable.
bullshit- first of all, the opinions and character judgements of people given to following cult leaders are hardly objective or reliable so its dumb to take them at face value as indicative of normal interactions.
Secondly, cult leaders and other manipulators can arouse devotion through other means besides being "likeable"; it's merley a means to an end, a calculated tactic that can be turned on and off like a tap when other tactics are more effective and the need to be "likeable" ceases to exist.
In Doug's case he's not even careful at hiding the stark transition between the two, which itself can be a tactic that cult leaders use to break down natural skepticism by causing followers to question their own reactions and possible responsibility for the jekyll/ hyde- like flip flop....aka "gaslighting".
When someone is by definition "likeable" people don't feel the need to preface a simple suggestion borne of honest concern and a desire to help with two paragraphs of fervent praise and pre-apologies for speaking up for fear that their suggestion will trigger an instant and total public rebuke and humiliation and defamation.
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>>2469851
>Chevron genesis spar platform: currently being scrapped aka artifically reefed. Prolly could make them an offer

Way to miss the point entirely; anyone can buy an already existing platform but you only learn by building one from scratch from non-standard parts and materials with only a cocktail napkin sketch to go by.
And by "building one" I mean literally designing parts and processes on the fly, having them fail and then repeating that pattern multiple times for each step or element until you can convince yourself that you meant to make the cobbled together abortion you end up with, or sell it off before it passes a single test and then pretend that all the "learning" you did was worth it and made the failed and abandoned build a "success".
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>>2469855
Never thought I'd repost a Dougest meme but you are so unhinged it's painful. Put down that keyboard internet warrior and go outside for a bit. Regen some mental brother.
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>>2469869
inb4 *angry* "wall" of "text"
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>>2469820
Doug has a vision and a narrative. These are the things drive the humanity.
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>>2464700
Doug and Wayne should team up. It's eerie how similar their lives are. Did y'all know that Lambright sat on the board of directors for PayPal? True story.
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>>2469882
Wayne is the better person because he is not putting anyone's life at risk, and he begs from a position of true poverty.
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>>2469882
tl;dr on Wayne?
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>>2467567
I design circuit boards for fun. I fix old radios and other electronic. I do welding and carpentry. I have a list of everything I have done since 2012. 307 items..

>>2467768
all this thread is for is to mock him. that is not diy.

>>2467838
I thought the internet built it.

>>2469891
>Wayne is the better person
uncle fester is a shit stain on the underwear of life.
he is diy's punching bag.
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>>2469894
Reminder that Wayne Lambright is a hobo con artist parasitizing the people around him and especially the elderly. Wayne Lambright was 5 months behind on the rent for his mobile home before the owner kicked Wayne Lambright out. This guy had also loaned Wayne Lambright over $1000 in his many failed attempts to get the psycho Wayne Lambright to straighten his life out. Everybody coming into contact with Wayne Lambright eventually learn. Wayne Lambright has no conscience, no prospects, no loyalty, no skills, no future. Behind Wayne Lambright is a long trail of devastated and financially inconvenienced people stretching back into Wayne Lambright's 20s. Wayne Lambright also managed to con older technologically illiterate people into handing over several tens of thousands of dollars for projects that could have been carried out by an outsourced indian in one week. In Wayne Lambright's hands, not even that can be done. Wayne Lambright is the perfect storm of incompetence and narcissism and the only people who have been willing to maintain a relationship with Wayne Lambright for more than a few months are a couple of redneck alcoholics and a methhead with whom Wayne Lambright enjoys periods of homosexual debauchery including the use of stimulants while seeking out ill reputed public bathrooms for "slam bams." But don't worry, Wayne Lambright fully forgives himself every time so he's Not Gay.
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>>2469894
>tl;dr on Wayne?
Wayne's lore is so deep.. I can't just give you a qrd.

Start here.

https://odysee.com/@WayneLambrightArchive:5/Wayne-Lambright-fdown.net:b
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>>2469869
>Never thought I'd repost a Dougest meme
LOFL, sure.
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>>2469902
Sounds exactly like something Wayne Lambright would say if he was pretending to not be Wayne Lambright .
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>>2469902
It's creepy how you said Wayne Lambright every time you could but thanks.

>>2469917
I'm only a couple minutes into the video but sounds like the guy was sexually assaulted while working at Safeway? I don't see the link to Doug here unless something happened to him at Oracle. I thought he just retired.

>>2469924
Seriously dude, spend some time outside today. We'll shit on Doug for you.
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>>2469902
The future is bright. Lambright.
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>>2469899
>all this thread is for is to mock him. that is not diy.
He did build the boat though (or at least something that looks like one). That he fully deserves being mocked and ridiculed for it doesn't stop it from being /diy/.
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>>2469894
Mental illness and a website that allows him to get away with posting.
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>>2469954
Yeah. I got around 5 minutes into >>2469917's video before figuring out it's white trash drama. Don't even know if it's real. Like, who fights over Safeway puss? (don't answer pls my faith in humanity can't take it)
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>>2469855
Jesus dude. It was sarcasm. Not just any regular ass mother fucker can go buy a 60 thousand ton abandoned oil rig. Its not a used car lot.
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>>2469930
Seriously dude, you need to either have some children or spend more time keeping tabs on any you do have to satisfy your compulsion to ride herd on people's online comments and pretend to give them fatherly advice on how to behave for their own good.
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>>2470007
>Jesus dude. It was sarcasm. Not just any regular ass mother fucker can go buy a 60 thousand ton abandoned oil rig. Its not a used car lot.

Autistic And Utterly Devoid Of Self Awareness: The Post
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>>2470011
not sure who thats directed to

0/10 would not read again.
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>>2470013
>>2470011
>>2470010
>>2470007
>Day 8 of no Dougies
>Dougn'ts realizing they hate each other and start eating their own.
>Doug status: on a boat mutha'fucka.
kek
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>>2464825
I've never seen anything to indicate wife beating, and there's tons of verifiable reasons Doug is a sack of shit. Why make up false claims?
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>>2467559
That's just as well, the videos are hardly informative. He says he doesn't have any written down plans, because he has a decade's worth of videos documenting how it was built so he can just refer to them for insight on fixing things--but his videos are long as shit and almost entirely him wandering around yapping about how great he is, how great things are coming along and how great all the free labor is. Very little technical details, and what sparse information is given is the reason svsg exists--because any time he makes technical statement, it's horrifically wrong. And this wouldn't even he an issue if he was just baiting for sound advice, because he smugly shoots down critiques and advise from people that make a living doing this stuff, and no improvements are ever implemented.
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>>2469899
>I have a list of everything I have done since 2012. 307 items
post some pics anon.
i'm not being an asshole, i am genuinely interested.
i'm going tomorrow to pick up a 1955 ford tractor what runs, and most likely an old massy harris what don't. i'm always looking for inspiration on new projects
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>>2468730
>Lmao what a fucking cope, Kay ditched him almost a decade into the project.
She stuck with him a lot longer than she ever should have. Doug, the idiot that he is, was disowned by his own son after Doug injured the grandson about 4 years into the project, and then just doubled down on using tools dangerously and even did a video dedicated to showing off how stupid he can be with an angle grinder.
You'd think if his family wanted anything to do with the narcissistic idiot, they'd have made a guest appearance at his launch party. Dude absolutely trainwrecked his life in pursuit of this shitty boat.
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>>2470046
i dont know who dougie is. iz just making fun of some faggot.
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QTDDIOT

I have some lights in my garage. Because its the future they have a bunch of complicated chips and bullshit in them that serve no purpose. Whenever the power goes out because of a storm or some other gay ass bullshit. The lights turn on when the power comes back. what the fug. . . .

how can fix?
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>>2469832
Likable isn't really it. He was able to capture an optimism and confidence that attracted people incapable of being those things themselves--characteristics he adapted from a shitty self help book during a midlife crisis, and aimed at attracting fervent supporters for an unhealthy mentality in hopes that there's a quick and easy path to unfucking their lives.

>>2469704
>Can I get in on this grift?
Find some new-age self help book with a catchy concept like "Feel the fear, and do it anyways!" and then completely mold your life around it till the author practically owes you royalties. Then start preaching it on social media and YouTube, while using the fundamentals to plug away at your project with fearless optimism. You'll eventually attract your following, but Doug is piss broke. The grift paid off, but he recycled the funds into the project and came out of it with barely a pot to piss in (literally). People will lose faith if you stagnate, and that's why Doug had to pull shit like the fake explosion and doubling down on demonizing criticism.
You can make up your own self help doctrine, but it's easier and doesn't seem to make a difference if you plagiarize some lesser known author's work. You gotta live it, and sacrifice everything, though. The diehards saw him lose his entire family for his dream, and the explosion cut the weak from the devoted. Now his army of zealots will attack naysayers without him even having to signal.
He spent the profits to fuel devotion. You can probably budget gains and progress if you're not a narcissist, but the loyalty may run dry before you hit Doug's success because he was never after money.
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>>2470121
Wrong thread, but run them all to a wall switch that physically disconnects power running to them?
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>>2470124
>came out of it with barely a pot to piss in
what are you talking about, he has an entire reservoir to piss in
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>>2470121
WHAT ARE YOU, A COWARD?!?!

Get some volunteers to build you a generator from an old school bus and plug it into an outlet witha male-male cord lights will never act up again
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This is now QTDDTIOT.

What's the best way to remove those expanding metal anchors from drywall?
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Looks like happy pirate tour guide inspiring the children Doug is over and belligerent fuck-everyone-sideways personality disorder Doug is back...this is a response to someone suggesting today that Doug's safety planning is subpar and carrying liability insurance might be a good idea because someone might get hurt on his boat (or another boat) due to something Doug did and self insurance might not adequately cover it-

"How does someone accidentally get hurt and it's my fault? If you think it's my job to keep you from doing something stupid then you have already done something stupid. If you want to compel me to pay for your stupidity with insurance then you are treading on my freedom and a tyrant. And my freedom is worth more than you. So you now have reason to be more careful."

He's completely unhinged and refuses to even consider that anything he's done or that might happen in relation to Seeker that harms another person or property could ever be due to his negligence.

Textbook malignant narcissist...make no mistake, part of why he's so cavalier about the safety of his crew and other boats around him is because were a serious accident or injury or loss of life to occur he'd enjoy and laugh at the suffering it caused the same way he laughed at and enjoyed the mental anguish his explosion/head injury "joke" caused among people who were genuinely horrified and worried for him.
To malignant narcissists the ultimate weakness one can show is empathy, which is why his biggest putdowns revolve around motherhood.
He's one sick puppy all the way to his core and it will be a miracle if people don't die when all the hubris catches up to him.
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>>2470142
drill out the face and push the rest into the wall?
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>>2470156
Guess that's better then leaving a mammoth hole in the wall. ty!
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>>2470135
He doesn't own the waterways he's dumping his pot in.
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>>2470172
you win this round, quick stop
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>>2470165
hope it works out for you, anon
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three more weeks
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>>2465474
It was called javascript cuz java was fashionable at the time. It has no relation to Sun or Oracle beyond that
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>>2470154
Doug "everyone is stupid but me" Jackson, everyone.
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Doug's personal trannies are trying to shut down the reddit? Why do they ruin everything?
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This dude is off his rocker
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>>2471321
that sounds like a clear threat to me
he's planning to murder the film crew isn't he?
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>>2471258
>Why do they ruin everything
they don't know how to build anything, only to destroy
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>>2471321
Tacit, subconscious admission that the getting beaned in the head, the inhalation of lead fumes etc. has changed Doug's personality (I doubt his powers of self-reflection are enough for him to recognize it).
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Why don't you reddit fags go discuss this shit in your safe space over there? We really don't care.
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>>2470154
>"How does someone accidentally get hurt and it's my fault? If you think it's my job to keep you from doing something stupid then you have already done something stupid. If you want to compel me to pay for your stupidity with insurance then you are treading on my freedom and a tyrant. And my freedom is worth more than you. So you now have reason to be more careful."
Every court in the US: "Bailiff, hit this man in the dick with your baton, before I award the plaintiff all of his assets."

Good luck with research cruises with no insurance, Doug. Get a nice, comfy deck chair to sit in waiting for them to line up to get on board. You'll be there a good, long while.

(Although he could probably get flat earther types to do "research" on the Seenker...but that type is usually broke to begin with...)
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>>2471441
Doug has no assets. He's the definition of judgement proof. Seeker and all of his donations are sheltered in the Seachest foundation. His retirement and social security is untouchable by anything other than the IRS/child support/alimony/student loans. No attorney would touch the case without an astronomical retainer that the person suing would end up paying. Best case scenario Doug doesn't show for the hearing, default judgement, asset discovery, wage garnishment order, not one cent collected.
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>>2471460
>Seeker and all of his donations are sheltered in the Seachest foundation.

highly doubtful when it comes to a real world test; it appears that his understanding of that kind of scheme is even more ignorant and his willingness to poke the bear even more audacious than his boatbuilding and related safety/common sense protocols.
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>>2471460
If Doug arranged his financing like he built his "boat", then I think it's safe to assume he's not judgement proof. LOL. But I'd love to see him stamp his elderly foot at a jury and demand to know if they were raised by women.
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>>2471466
Do you have anything of substance to add other than a general, "nuh uh."
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>>2471401
Why don't you do something about it? Fucking faggot ass loser.
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>>2471579
lol, predditors.
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>>2471473
He constantly flips between declaring it work boat/research vessel and then declaring it to be a private pleasure craft when the legal implications of the former become problematic.
He thinks that leasing the vessel to the foundation for a token sum makes that lease somehow not a lease, when in fact the whole reason people do those kinds of leases are to codify them as legal contracts.
None of this makes him immune to liability or excuses him from meeting the safety regulations that any other vehicle leased to a charity has to comply with.
It's obvious from his statements in this regard that he has no idea what he is talking about and simultaneously believes his own bullshit, won't listen to anyone smarter than him, all within a realm of law where even serious, honest people and organizations who follow all the rules can find themselves completly unprotected and liable for all manner of damages along with fines and other punitive measures should a court or administrative body find that his "shelter" somehow isn't on the up and up.
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all he had to do was put a double pulley on the 12v alt and run the 24v alt off that. instead he learns that 12v electronics dont like 24v
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Hard to decide which is dumber: his total disregard for safety protocols and planning or his obsession with boldly documenting his total disregard.
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>>2464607
What was the original of this image? Is it the one complaining about non-whites?
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>>2471640
No real research organization or college is going to risk their staff and equipment on an unproven boat with minimal/nigger rigged safety equipment and no insurance. Doug has no idea how regulated research is, commercial or academic. It's just not happening. Research boats have registration requirements for a reason - and he'll never qualify. He knows it, but when anyone tells Doug "No", he flaps his old man neck flaps like that dinosaur in Jurassic Park and his "asshole prevention" circuit in his head pops.

He thinks he's the next Jaqques Cousteau. But he doesn't understand that the RV designation for the Calypso had a stringent requirement list he can never hope to accomplish. He also probably glosses over Coustea's training in the French Navy, and working for and as a researcher himself, backed by commercial and academic sources, to fund the Calypso. It's Doug's arrogance that he thinks he's the equal of someone like Cousteau, or the other sailors/captains/ships he masturbates to.

The real hilarity is thinking he's going near polar waters without an icebreaker hull. Or even lasting a week in blue water. But that's Doug - clueless, malignant narcissist, and is going to kill someone eventually. Hopefully it's just himself.
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>>2471966
>Research boats have registration requirements for a reason
What requirements?
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>>2472035
Pic related, note the terms "exclusively" and "charterer".

46 USC 2101 also defines "passenger for hire"-
>(30) “passenger for hire” means a passenger for whom consideration is contributed as a condition of carriage on the vessel, whether directly or indirectly flowing to the owner, charterer, operator, agent, or any other person having an interest in the vessel.
>(5) “consideration” means an economic benefit, inducement, right, or profit including pecuniary payment accruing to an individual, person, or entity, but not including a voluntary sharing of the actual expenses of the voyage, by monetary contribution or donation of fuel, food, beverage, or other supplies.

That dollar that he's leasing Seeker to the Seachest foundation for is the consideration that makes the transaction a legal contract to charter the vessel.
The fact that a NFP charters it is neither here nor there when it comes to meeting safety and other pertinent regulations.
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Whoops, here's the pic
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>>2472035
A quick overview, from:

https://www.unols.org/sites/default/files/RVSS_10_Most_Current_Master_Copy_Jan_2019_2.pdf

5.0 INTRODUCTION
By their very nature, oceanographic research vessels have unique manning and crewing requirements which must satisfy both governmental regulations, and the science mission requirements of each expedition. In addition, the class of the vessel,
(inspected, uninspected, class, SOLAS, domestic, international, inshore, coastal, ocean) will govern manning requirements.
A partial list of the regulatory entities and references include:
- The regulations put forth by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the USCG Marine Safety Manual, Chapters 22-26.
- Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
- United States Code (USC)
- Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping, (STCW),
- International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 2004 ed.(SOLAS),
- International Maritime Organization (IMO),
- International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (ITC)
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS),

That should keep you busy for a while. Have fun reading government regulations. Doug doesn't have any hope at all for an "RV" designation. I don't think the Seenker is big enough, anyway. But just the safety requirements alone are too much for him to pass - "You're a coward" won't cut it.
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>>2472061
>The fact that a NFP charters it is neither here nor there when it comes to meeting safety and other
Those regulations are in my post. He has to pass inspections and requirements from multiple US and international regulatory agencies to get an "RV" designation. At least if he wants legit research to be done on his floating origami oil barrel.
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>>2472068
No doubt, and even if the "research vessel" designation wasn't the goal or being claimed, the fact remains that by taking *any* financial consideration from *anyone* for use of the vessel he's leasing/chartering it and the vessel still has to meet basic safety standards for vessels leased that way if you are to have any hope of being indemnified in the case of damage, loss or injury stemming from its use.
It's like if you owned an empty apartment building and leased it for $1 to a homeless charity, if you knew it was an illegal fire trap and everyone dies you can't just say you aren't liable because you leased it for $1.
Especially if you bragged about not giving a shit about fire safety for years online and wrote "Fuck the fire marshall" on social media.
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>>2472077
Doug, like most malignant narcissists, is his own worst enemy. He's been working on this floating shitheap to know what it's capabilities are, and aren't - and probably knows the "RV" designation is a pipe dream, but when cornered, with just flap his jowls and bellow about "tyrannical bureaucrats raised by women". He doesn't get that not only does the coast guard not want to have to be constantly saving him and his passengers, but the entities that engage in research don't want a poorly designed boat that leaks fuel, oil, and literal shit near marine habitats. Or have more than one person running the boat, so they can have watches stood 24/7, not one old cubicle farmer who can't sail full time because he gets seasick.
If he were serious about RV designation, he's had plenty of time to research and comply with regulations, and be well within the process of certification and licensing and inspection. And build a vessel that would certify.
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wow doug is so cool
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>>2472063
Looked through your links which lead me to Code of Federal Regulations 2008 Title 46 Vol 4 §90.05.1. As you can see a sailing research vessel less than 700 gross tons is not subject to any requirements. You might want to familiarize yourself with your own links before citing them next time.
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>>2472226
A. That's not what that says at all.
B. Seeker does nor and can not sail.
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>>2472226
§90.05.1. doesnt apply to research vessels because there's an entire other subsection that applies specifically to them-

>§ 188.01-1 Purpose of regulations.

>The purpose of the regulations in this subchapter is to set forth uniform minimum requirements for oceanographic research vessels designated in accordance with § 3.10-1 of this title and subject to Coast Guard inspection requirements. The regulations are necessary to carry out the provisions of applicable laws governing inspection and certification of oceanographic research vessels and have the force of law.
>§ 188.01-3 Scope of regulations.

>The regulations in this subchapter contain requirements for materials, design, construction, equipment, lifesaving appliances and procedures, fire protection, and fire prevention procedures, inspection and certification, and special operational requirements for oceanographic research vessels, including the handling, use, and control of explosives and other dangerous articles or substances. The regulations in this subchapter (parts 188, 189, 190, and 193 through 196) have preemptive effect over State or local regulations in the same field.

Nothing in that reg has anything to do with the subsection you posted (that covers other vessel types), and there's no reference at all to any exemptions for sailing research vessels of any size in thecresearch vessel regs.

You might want to familiarize yourself with your own links (that YOU posted, not anyone else) before citing them when they don't apply to WTF you're talking about next time, and do more digging to find what reg does apply.
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>>2472329
lol 188 is in Subchapter U which table 90.05.1 tells us doesn't apply to any sail vessel under 700 gross tons. Keep trying. This is fun.
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>>2472348
So what do we find:

"188.10-53 Oceanographic research vessel.

The term oceanographic research vessel means a vessel that the Secretary finds is being employed only in instruction in oceanography or limnology, or both, or only in oceanographic or limnological research, including those studies about the sea such as seismic, gravity meter, and magnetic exploration and other marine geophysical or geological surveys, atmospheric research, and biological research. "

Question: what does "only" mean in the paragraph above?

Can you wake up in the morning and say "today we are a research vessel, even though yesterday we were engaged in personal recreational use of the boat"?

My view, this is ridiculous because the specific safety standards for research vessels are never waived, regardless of size.

And first off, storing flammable gases in an unsafe way below decks, right beside the sleeping area ... that's gotta be a huge violation right there.

Second, the dynamic loading of the vessel (discussed earlier) still has to be as good or better than the standards.

Does Doug believe in this extremely-womanly section:

"MASTER OF THE VESSEL: The interrelationship of the Master of a vessel and the
Chief Scientist is unique. The ship’s Master is, in both law and tradition, solely and
ultimately responsible for the safety and good conduct of the ship and all persons
embarked, including the scientific party."
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>>2472348

LOFL, no. That table lists the vessels that fall under subsection 90, hence the numerical label that starts with 90-

>Subpart 90.01 - Authority and Purpose

>§ 90.01-1 Purpose of regulations.
>The purpose of the regulations in this subchapter is to set forth uniform minimum requirements for cargo and miscellaneous vessels, as listed in Column 5 of table 90.05-1(a).

Research vessels don't qualify as >"cargo and miscellaneous vessels"
that's why that table says that subsection 90 doesn't apply to them. It does not say that no other subections regulate them.
Research vessels have their own separate classification and subsection with the regs and nothing in either subsection says that any research vessel is EVER "not subject to any requirements".
That's an utterly retarded claim, especially when you consider the size of a 700 gross ton vessel.
The separate column about sailing vessels in your table is only saying what size sailing vessel is regulated as "cargo and miscellaneous" under subsection 90, you are pulling the connection to research vessels (that your own table says have nothing to do with subsection 90) completely out of your ass.
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>>2472360
Since you obviously have no clue what you're talking about I dove a bit deeper into the regs to find what the actual process is for becoming an oceanographic research vessel. The controlling chapter is 46 CFR § 3.10-1. The requirements are listed in table 46 CFR § 2.01-7. It's a copy of 46 CFR § 90.05-1 but I posted it anyways so you can see for yourself.

The process to become a research vessel is simply write a letter to the OIC of Marine Inspections in your zone. The requirements are none. There's no requirements for a vessel to be a research vessel. The OICMI could designate a dixie cup an oceanographic research vessel. There it is. Black and white. Find a regulation that overrides 46 CFR Subchapter A if you want to keep arguing.
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>>2472377
I live on the water and have seen everything from inflatables to old fishing boats to huge purpose built ships with RV callsigns so this makes sense to me. I doubt Doug is ever going to get the designation but it won't be because of the boat. Probably will have to do with insinuating the coasties were raised by women.
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>>2472377
LOL.

>The controlling chapter is 46 CFR § 3.10-1.

I know, I already posted a screenshot of it in the original response to your question, genius.

>The requirements are none.

From your own picrel, emphasis added because you"re an idiot-

>AT THE MINIMUM the following items MUST BE SUBMITTED:

>(1) A DETAILED description of the vessel, including its identification number, owner and charterer.

>(2) A SPECIFIC operating plan STATING PRECISELY the intended use of the vessel.

>(3) ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS MAY BE REQUESTED by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

MINIMUM
as in "minimum requirements"
MUST BE SUBMITTED
as in "mandatory".
Your own citation says that the OIC can request ANY OTHER INFORMATION he wants, moron.

How you can infer that all of that means "no requirements" and that the OIC will just rubber stamp any old application for any death trap shitpile clown shoe NON SAILING vessel is a mystery for the ages, but then again you are clearly in thrall to the Donger cult so no degree of self delusion is off the table.
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>>2472380
I'm looking through the PSIX db right now and yeah... Looks like anything can be a research vessel. First page has state numbered 12 to 16 ft long skiffs all registered as research vessels. Seeker would meet any bar set they'd pass.

Vessel Name: AB-12
Primary Vessel Number: FL1620JA (State Number)
Vessel Call Sign: N/A Service: Research Vessel
Length: 12.00 ft

Vessel Name: AB-14
Primary Vessel Number: FL2294JA (State Number)
Vessel Call Sign: N/A Service: Research Vessel
Length: 14.00 ft

Vessel Name: AB-15
Primary Vessel Number: FL2015JA (State Number)
Vessel Call Sign: N/A Service: Research Vessel
Length: 15.00 ft

>>2472382
You're manlet brain is confusing requirements with procedures and it's kind of cringe desu.

>MINIMUM
>as in "minimum requirements"
Adding words that aren't there doesn't make you right lol.
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>>2472377
I'm an OIC and Doug is on the radar. If he tries he's going to get long dicked. If it is found out that he does not submit he is going to get long dicked. The guy is literally documenting all of his crimes. He just needs to commit them or get caught enough under a jurisdiction for someone bored enough to do something about it.
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>>2472384
Are you actually retarded? The wording is pretty clear, you're definitely REQUIRED to submit that information. Where it says MUST BE SUBMITTED, another way to phrase that is that you're REQUIRED to submit that information.
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Do we have an up to date location? Is he finally in the gulf? Will Doug finally get killed by a hurricane?
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>>2472769
No chance he isn't a man raised by a woman
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>>2472769
He is still in Arkansas pretending to be a pirate on weekends. He leaves for the Gulf in 3 weeks.
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>>2472817
yar har, fiddle dee dee
do what you want, a pirate is free
yo ho, ahoy and avast
being a pirate is pretty bad ass
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LOFL, after chastising anyone trying to help him learn to anchor safely/securely as safety Sally's preaching religion that he doesn't need to hear, Dong has just posted a new video seeking (lol) advice on anchoring after coming up from down below and realizing that the marina in Russellville wasn't where it had been...he'd dragged anchor in 5-10 mph winds.
In this video learn that-
>Doug didn't have his anchor alarm on
>he's only using about a 3 or at best 4:1 ratio of anchor rode to depth...all chain this time which is good, but woefully inadequate considering his size/weight and currents
>he doesn't know if a boat swinging freely on a hook can dislodge its own anchor
>he thinks the term "anchor rode" only describes any rope involved but not the chain
> he doesn't use a snubber because he thinks they only exist to protect weak fiberglass boats from being damaged by their own ground tackle, not so whatever boat is attached to said ground tackle doesn't jerk its own anchor out via (overweight) boat motion tranferred via a too short metal chain locked in place.
If he ever makes it any place where he has no choice but to anchor among other boats he's gonna have a religious anchoring epiphany at the end of a boat hook, and very likely not have any ground tackle when someone dives in and cuts it loose from other people's anchor rodes he drags across.
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>>2473657
is the video listed or no?
if unlisted, do you have a link?
thanks in advance
Captcha: SV 4 T8
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>>2473657
ROFL Catalina owners everywhere eternally assblasted and on suicide watch! Imagine owning a CANTalina after this.

>>2473764
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/hFklAwm4ZEE
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>>2473829
thanks anon
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Dougn'ts are all NANCIES! Doug took on 350 gallons of water today, then posted a bunch of pics of the sunset. There is literally nothing he can't do and Dougn'ts probably don't even know how to fill up a water bottle at a drinking fountain.
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>>2473657
Normal people: No I have anchor locks
Doug: no and fuck you you little fucking bitch I'm not some properly built CATALINA
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Doug is the epitome of small self esteem
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>>2473829
>Catalina owners everywhere eternally assblasted and on suicide watch!
LMAO, even the shittiest Catalina that ever came off the assembly line was capable of sailing, something Seeker cant do unless you count sailing around its anchor under bare poles until it breaks loose.
Also kind of ironic that the guy who started Catalina began building boats when the company building his boat went tits up and he got the molds to cover their debt to him. The Catalina 38 was another boat he resurrected when the original builder couldn't make it even with a very prestigious design firm having drawn it up and great performance.
Frank Butler was a *real* innovator who was forced by circumstance into DIYing his own boat and turned that experience into becoming one of the most successful boat building enterprises ever. He didn't just blindly accept tradition and took a lot of shit for it from naysayers, meanwhile even smaller Catalinas have made multiple circumnavigation.
He's the visionary maverick "good enough is good enough" boat builder Dong pretends to be and completed functional sailboats 80,000 times to Dong's 0.
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Me, checking /svsg/ c. 2022.
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>>2475194

all of the brown nosers have vacated the SV Seeker project, leaving only the steady undertones of people telling doug he's doing dumb shit.

after posting some recent content, i expect he's gotten a phone call from the coast guard telling him to stop dumping shit (literal and otherwise) in the water. after getting nut tapped, he probably blames this on "the trolls" and stops releasing videos as they are a liability

no proof of work done, no sails risen. just a sideshow on the lake


i think dougn't posts are supposed to have a lot of quotes so heres my quota """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
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>>2467032
Part of the joke is, that neither of these boats can sail ...
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>>2475239
>all of the brown nosers have vacated the SV Seeker project, leaving only the steady undertones of people telling doug he's doing dumb shit.

??? His social media is almost all brown nosers, mostly new ones, with the occasional question about his (lack of) progress that triggers him into belligerence whether it was an honest noob question or someone poking at him.

>after posting some recent content, i expect he's gotten a phone call from the coast guard telling him to stop dumping shit (literal and otherwise) in the water. after getting nut tapped, he probably blames this on "the trolls" and stops releasing videos as they are a liability

He's still reading videos, but they're all either PR efforts from his tours, or him repairing things that have failed in the short time Seeker has been afloat, as opposed to building things or completing systems like the rig as planned. He plays this off like it's no different from his build videos, but in fact he's going backwards just to try and stay current.
>no proof of work done, no sails risen. just a sideshow on the lake

He's doing work like swapping the engine electrical over to 24v and replacing his failed coola t overflow tank, but it's all work he's done already. Every day he's on the water travelling or not various parts and systems are degrading as boat stuff does, and now the safety and security of the boat depends on keeping up.
Even a well built and *completed* steel boat of that size is a ton of neverending maintenence that's too much for one person, the absurdity of pretending that launching meant the boat was "built" and a success a d anywhere near teady for travelling is becoming more and more evident every day. At any point where he starts actually sailing or doing anything that doesn't involve babying the thing every second for FEAR of something breaking - even just going against a current or in actual waves- it's only gonna get worse as his experiments and "good enough" parts and systems fail.
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>>2475363
>swapping the engine electrical over to 24v
QRD?
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>>2473657
>he's gonna have a religious anchoring epiphany at the end of a boat hook
And after that, a bunch of lawsuits for damage from boat owners who were raised by women.
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>>2475363
>At any point where he starts actually sailing or doing anything that doesn't involve babying the thing every second for FEAR of something breaking - even just going against a current or in actual waves- it's only gonna get worse as his experiments and "good enough" parts and systems fail.
I'm just here for the day he tries to plow that thing into a storm in blue water. Like this video - not a bad storm, but one that will keep you on your toes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78grNK8qdT8
(bonus, Kate's bangin' body.)
Doug would sink in this storm.
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>>2475398
Doug thinks putting a 24V alternator on his 200HP used schoolbus engine that may or may not be generating any boost will make it generate more power.

I for one am looking forward to Doug finally making it to salt water so we can enjoy watching his craftsmanship vs corrosion
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>>2475439
No one has explained RPM and curves and shit to him?

Someone just said boost once and he's like yeah. Boost.
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>>2475451
From what I remember none of the joints on his charge piping were sealing and he had no idea until someone visited, pointed out that all his boost was going into the engine room, and showed him how to bubble test his shit, and later on someone in FB comments who if his engine was under boost at its operating RPM. Doug's reply to the boost question was a series of snarky posts about how the turbo is always making some amount of boost, which made it pretty clear that he hadn't thought about this and probably assumed that the turbo was making rated boost if he could hear it spinning because in his heart he's a soft desk jockey and simple diesel mechanics are beyond his understanding.


If he ever addresses this further I see a few possibilities for how he handles it

>Smaller turbo that spools earlier
The smart choice and the one he's probably the most reluctant to make since other people already suggested this and his ego won't let him take advice

>Beaches his boat and cuts the tips of the prop so it spins faster
This lets him be a retard with a grinder and LARP as a rugged adventurer by beaching his boat, both of which are urges Doug would want to indulge in. Doing this requires making it somewhere with tides so it's probably never going to happen

>Some kind of transfer case between the transmission and prop to change the gearing
If he ever actually addresses it I expect this to be the solution since it involves further complicating his propulsion system with junkyard parts and can be done in situ, but it's also enough effort that Doug would be afraid to do it without crew or easy access to Betsy's house.

>Doug gigacopes about how acktchually I don't need the rated power out of the engine and more power = more fuel consumption and don't you know seeker is a sailing vessel I'll be doing sailing trials in two weeks and won't need a motor then and its more reliable with less boost and and and (coping)
It's going to be this lmao
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>>2475465
I just remembered Doug was getting weirdly neurotic over EGTs for some reason so playing with his turbo would give him another two months of videos and excuses to why he's not raising sails yet while he fiddles with it to reach some ideal EGT number he fixated on after a long session with his jenk bucket
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>>2475465
I'm getting more ideas, these are fun to come up with

>Ebay variable geometry turbo and Rube Dougberg contraption to run it on his engine
>DIY sequential twin turbo system
>DIY parallel twin turbo system
>Fiddling with exhaust and charge tubing sizes until measured boost goes up
>Compressed air injection from external air compressor
>Compressed air injection from something else kludged to the belt drive
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>>2475482
>Rube Dougberg
Chef's kiss
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>>2475420
Between the extreme weight aloft and the lead ingots stashed in the bow including inside the forward mast to try to "fix" the fact that she doesn't float on her lines I suspect that in any head or following seas Seeker will be a lurching, swaying, wallowing beast with a mind of its own. Even in non- storm conditions all that weight in the wrong places can act like a pendulum and if it starts oscillating out of phase with the swells it can induce massive stresses on pretty much all parts of the boat and break stuff like steering just when you need it most.
Looking at her lines the cockamamie buttocks and stern sections make it clear that the real fore/aft trim problem isn't weight, it's way too little buoyancy in the stern.
I think it's a safe bet that a big following sea would be the true nightmare scenario; at least punching into waves slows you down and the water is still moving over your rudder...pig boats in following seas might lose steerage as the water passes them moving forward, get pooped (that tender is a swamping magnet) , or if thexwaves 7ate big enough surf and broach or stuff the bow, maybe all of the above, and you're just along for the ride.
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>>2475517
I feel bad. I don't want him to die, I just want him to see. But he wants to go out there and prove everyone wrong
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>>2475519
You will never get what you want. He will never post a video of himself being humbled. You might as well find something else to follow.
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>>2475519
I don't think we have to worry about it reaching the gulf. Although he might sink in the Mississippi.
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>>2475524
A video posted of him being humble may be posted, but it will be a gotcha prank.
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>>2475519
I don't want anyone to get hurt and its sad as hell when somone devotes so much time, energy and money into such a poorly conceived vessel that is almost guaranteed to fail spectacularly.
But its a story as old as DIY boats and far, far more common than most people imagine.
Whats different with Seeker is the internet involvement/hype, the time involved, and the monumental pigheaded ego and hostility of the builder.
People point to the time invested as a measure of "perserverence" but a lotbof thevinsanely long build time is the result of perservering with ideas that were doomed to fail, against the advice of experts and justcplain common sense.
The kinds of things that can happen on such a craft in the ocean are often enough to cause a real come to Jesus moment and a healthy fear of experiencing them is imperative at every stage of creating and using ocean going boats without tragedy.
But being so pigheaded that you never understand that until its too late is sadly not that uncommon either.
tl;dr: Doug loves to talk about and bittle orher peoples' "fears" but he has no fucking clue what real fear is...not because he's developed a superior way of handling fear, but because he's developed a pathological level of self delusion to feed his ravenous ego.
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>>2475684
Hey there's gonna be a free tormach jetsam for salvage soon!
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>>2475684
I can count at last 3 times you had a stroke typing this
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>>2475768
t. counted how many times he peed his pants reading it and divided by three.
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>>2470101
>has a decade's worth of videos documenting how it was built so he can just refer to them for insight on fixing things

This made me smile, because I've done the exact same thing before. Relied on 2 years worth of video meetings as "project knowledge". This is an excuse we made because we didn't have the time / budget for real documentation. Everyone paid for it in the end.

>>2470154
>carrying liability insurance might be a good idea
I can't imagine any company being willing to offer him insurance without either insane requirements he wouldn't accept, or a price tag he can't pay.

>>2471690
>his obsession with boldly documenting his total disregard.

It's like gang kids posting their drug deals on FB. There is some impairment of their ability to manage long term consequences of their actions. You know the human brain starts to shrink in your 60s and fucks with your ability to handle risk assessment properly. i don't know how he cannot forsee a possible situation where his actions harm other people and he ends up having to justify his actions in front of some legal authority. However unlikely he sees that - the lack of self preservation he has going on should be a giant fucking red flag for anyone near him.

>>2471774
yes

>>2475469
1990s memes are best memes

>>2475524
>>2475519
>You will never get what you want.
People like Doug go and go, and the only thing that ultimately stops them are hard consequences. Anything less than his own death, and he will declare it a victory - and here is the important point, he will 100% believe it. Even if he almost dies, he will laugh it off, and it will just be a lesson learned. Other people dying or being harmed will be someone else's fault.

With people like this, there is no real winning as a dougn't. You rarely get the result you'd like - karma happens on its own time frame, if at all.

I've gone from waiting for the other shoe to drop on this asshole, to hoping he makes it.
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>>2476219
>how he cannot forsee a possible situation where his actions harm other people and he ends up having to justify his actions in front of some legal authority
Their fault for standing in his way.
In his mind, no matter how massive deathtrap disaster you cobble together and how little fucks you give about it, just not having direct intention of harming anyone is a perfectly good justification to push the blame on others and get away scott free from any consequences.
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>>2476244
you know he is gonna damage someone else's craft, at a minimum, before this shit is over
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>>2476245
Of course, but it still won't be his fault in his mind. If he can't find a way to blame them for getting in his way then it's something else entirely out of his hands - like wind, or current, or anchor dragging, or engine shitting itself again, or people he crashed into not letting him get away with just "sorry" (or, rather, "sucks to be you") because they were raised by women and live in constant fear of free minds like himself, and when the court disagrees it's all gubmint's fault.
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>>2476219
>I can't imagine any company being willing to offer him insurance without either insane requirements he wouldn't accept, or a price tag he can't pay.

This was litterally his problem getting insured for the port putting his boat in the water. C-Money had to put up $2MM
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>>2476385
WTF you talking about? C-money didn't put up any money. Doug piggybacked on the tug boat captain's(brandon?) insurance. That's why he was there. C-Money doesn't even have a million.
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>>2476385
>>2476390
Wtf you are both wrong, they are filming a movie about this shit show and they put up a bond.
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>>2464923
The best part is he set out to build a 60 foot boat and ended up with a 74 foot boat
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>>2465474
When did Oracle buy Netscape?
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>>2476544
He's that good. He build isn't encumbered by "plans".
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>>2476546
Oracle bought Sun which bought/got/licensed pieces of Netscape. Both Java and JavaScript are trademarks owned by Oracle.
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two weeks
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>>2476923
Until?
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>>2477168
Two more weeks
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>>2477168
Oct 15 is the date Seeker "sails" for its trip to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Somehow I'm just discovering this for the first time, and I am completely enamored. Is there a central source of documentation on this? The subreddit is pretty scarce, and slogging through 7 years of videos isn't something I have time to do, unfortunately. Is the string of /diy/ threads the best resource out there?
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>>2477823
What do you want? Watching the videos are the point of this thread.
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>>2477823
reddit.com/r/svseeker is a pretty good resource for documenting the shit show.
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>>2478017
There's a thread at Sailing Anarchy too that's worth a look.
There's also the Seeker blog that's pretty interesting because it focuses on stuff from the build videos that he thinks is worth documenting with pics and more details...it's not only a good window into where his priorities lie, it also shows just how unembarrassed and reckless he is with dumb things that most people would want to downplay, like the whole page documenting his contempt for safety and laughing about various injuries he and others sustained while working on the boat
>No more feeling in this finger tip!
>Don't try to clear the scarf while
the lathe is running. That's likely
in the safety instructions I threw
in the trash

http://www.svseeker.com/workplace_injuries.htm



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