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THE CREW’S TOP PLASTIKI MEMORIES

July 29th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Crew, David Thomson, David de Rothschild, Graham Hill, Jo Royle, Luca Babini, Matt Grey, Max Jourdan, Olav Heyerdahl, Plastiki, Singeli, Vern Moen
The Plastiki hitting Sydney marks the end of an epic 4 month journey for our intrepid crew of 10 who have called the Plastiki home for anything from 17 to 130 days. Here's what they have to say about their time travelling the Pacific Ocean. ... READ MORE

 

INTRODUCING THE PLASTIKI CABIN AND SYSTEMS DESIGNS

July 27th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Design, Matt Grey, Plastiki
The Plastiki was nothing if not ambitious. We wanted bicycles that would generate electricity, a hydroponic garden, water stills, vacuum de-salinators, a composting toilet, solar panels ... READ MORE

 

PACIFIC STORM – VIDEO

July 22nd, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Crew, David Thomson, David de Rothschild, Graham Hill, Jo Royle, Matt Grey, Max Jourdan, Sailing, Vern Moen, Weather
A video of the crew first major storm on board the Plastiki. ... READ MORE

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE ABOARD THE PLASTIKI: PART 2

July 20th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Matt Grey, Plastiki daily update, Sailing
Matt Grey introduces us to life onboard a bottle boat ... READ MORE

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE ABOARD THE PLASTIKI: PART 1

July 15th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Matt Grey, Plastiki daily update
Last night we had a “blow out” on our headsail and with 35 knots of wind tonight we can’t risk destroying the second and only spare. Welcome to winter in the Southern Hemisphere. ... READ MORE

 

FROM BIG IDEAS TO THE HIGH SEAS: 10,000 BOTTLES

July 11th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Design, Matt Grey, Technology
There’s no question that the Plastiki has been high octane risk and pressure right from the start. We had initially been so focused on the actually sailing trip that we’d overlooked the adventure of just building this thing ... READ MORE

 

FROM BIG IDEAS TO THE HIGH SEAS: A MATERIAL DISCOVERY

June 26th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Matt Grey, Technology
My task now was to find a suitable material with which to build this boat. The prototype was progressing apace but so too was our desired date of departure in December. Overnight I became a plastics geek ... READ MORE

 

FROM BIG IDEAS TO THE HIGH SEAS

June 23rd, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Matt Grey, Plastiki
"Being at sea is really very odd indeed." Here is the second piece reflecting on the development of the Plastiki Expedition by Expedition Coordinator, Matt Grey. ... READ MORE