Fedor Konyukhov is an amazing person. On his account there are already many feats, but one of the most notable remains the crossing of the Pacific Ocean alone in a boat, which uses oars and human muscular strength as "engines". This boat is not the most ordinary and was made by special order of the traveler.
The famous traveler Fyodor Filippovich Konyukhov is a truly outstanding person. To date, he has made five rounds of the world, crossed the Atlantic seventeen times, became the first Russian to visit the Seven Peaks (mountains Chomolungma, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mont Blanc, Jaya, Vinson, Kostsyushko).
Finally, he single-handedly visited the North and South Poles of our planet. Konyukhov has repeatedly entered the Guinness Book of Records and was awarded several prestigious awards, including the national Crystal Compass award.
Now we will talk about the most risky journey of Fyodor Filippovich, namely about the time when he crossed the Pacific Ocean in a rowboat. Let's talk directly about this floating facility. It should be noted that a trip through these latitudes, even on a sailing yacht, is not a safe event, let alone a rowboat. However, this (as always) did not stop the traveler.
This was done by Konyukhov on a 9-meter boat, built according to a special project. The floating facility consists of several sealed compartments. The boat has a wheelhouse, which is equipped with numerous navigation equipment, including an "autopilot" that helps maintain the correct course even in stormy conditions. Right behind the wheelhouse there is a small bedroom-cell, made for the height of the traveler.
There are solar panels on the ship's hull, which are used to power all equipment and charge the batteries. The only "engine" on Konyukhov's boat is the oars. She has no motor or sails. It's hard to believe, but Fedor rowed 100 kilometers a day. The journey across the Pacific Ocean eventually took 160 days.
Editors note: photos are taken from the blog of Fyodor Konyukhov.
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