Starting the Mural at the Seattle Boat Show!
Well things are progressing along great with this project, its so great to see all the backers supporting us! I want to give a special shout out to our backers in Spain, who have been spreading the news about the project among the Spanish speakers :)
I got a chance to get the mural started at the Seattle Boat Show this weekend, with the help of my crew members. The generous people at the Seattle Boat Show, namely Mr. Brad Vickers
donated us a booth so we could talk about Live Ocean and try out this whole idea of letting people sign our sails. We asked for a small donation, but mostly we wanted to get the word out about what we are doing.
I was the first one to sign, I used a giant marker and really went for it. Writing on my sails in permanent ink was a bit scary, but luckily I was quite happy with my signature.
Soon we had kids dressed up as pirates, messages of good luck from families, and even got signatures from the guys at Adventures Ocean Racing (OAR) Northwest for good luck! These guys are getting ready for their second trip rowing across the Ocean. Yup, in a rowboat, totally human powered, with no support boat, how AWESOME is that. They signed right on the clew of the square sail, so I figure all the good mojo will really help us get this project off the ground.
We made progress getting a few hundred signature on this sail, but we still have thousands of square feet to go to create this mural! We also made some dacron "fish", I had a lot of fun designing one for my family. Now I just have to decide where to put it . . .
We only have 20 days left to get to our goal so tell your friends, tell strangers, tell EVERYONE and let's go change the world!
pledged of $3,500 goal
seconds to go
Jan 17, 2011 - Feb 21, 2011 (35 days)
Pledge $1 or more
THANKS FOR HELPING - All backers will have their name handwritten on the center of the mural, and on the contributor page of our website.
Pledge $35 or more
BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION - Create your own fish shape from the piece of sticky-back fabric we send you. Choose your color, and write your message, sign it, be Creative! Use permanent ink, as this will be permanetly added to our sailing mural and displayed all over the pacific. ALL LEVELS GET THIS REWARD
Pledge $65 or more
SEE YOUR FISH SWIM - I will send you a personalized photo of your fish on the mural, somewhere in the South Pacific, and a personal thank-you. This will be AWESOME!!
Pledge $85 or more
5 backers Limited (20 of 25 left)
OWN A PIECE OF OUR BOAT - I am reusing our tired mizzen sail to become a part of your home. I will send you a piece about one foot square, cut from the beautiful maroon colored sail. I will write a large, PERSONAL THANK YOU, and sign it. This will be an amazing conversation piece, great for framing! VERY LIMITED EDITION
Pledge $125 or more
2 backers Limited (6 of 8 left)
CREW MUG- Be the proud owner of a crew mug that crossed the pacfiic, Lightly Used. Mug will be marked with Boat Name, Crew name, and Date. Mugs will be insulated, with lid, unless the lid goes overboard. In that case consider the lid your sacrific to Poisedon for our safe passage :)
Pledge $150 or more
6 backers Limited (24 of 30 left)
SIGNED PHOTO BOOK: Limited edition photo book of our journey, with above and underwater photos. This will be beautiful, and I will personally sign it for you, or whoever you give it to!
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
SPONSOR A CLASSROOM - Our YouthCorps program is rasing money to help kids in Vanuatu. At this level, you will augment our grant to help classes participate. They will get a big piece of the mural, and you will get a personal video of their project!
Pledge $375 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
CHART THAT GOT ME THERE- A firm believer in the old ways, I will be using paper charts as a backup in case of, well, anything. You will get one of charts I used to navigate, complete with my position markings, and a small log from each day. It will probably smell funny.
Pledge $495 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE MAT- Sailors never ever throw anything away. As the old line that hold our sails become tired, we will transform them into a unique flemish coil mat for you! About 100 feet of line is used to mat big enough to be used as a doormat. They are great gifts for the mariner in your life, we will use a Ocean Plat knot surrounded by a flemish coil. VERY UNIQUE
Pledge $750 or more
SPONSOR A CLASS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY: This will allow us to teach a youth conservation class in a remote community. They will learn about how to protect their reef, and be trained in coralwatch. In return we will send you a personalized thank-you video from the class.
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
NAME OUR DINGHY AND SEE IT WORK- Our dinghy is our lifeline to the communities we visit as many of them will not have docks. Our lifeline remains unpurchased, and nameless. Help remedy this problem, and you can name her whatever you want, as long it's not offensive. You will revieve our grateful thanks, a framed, commerative photo, and a signeld, limited edition photobook of the adventures of our dinghy.