At precisely 11:04 am today, Raft-a-thon III pulled into the mooring dock at 1016 Eagle Point. That was exactly 69 hours after their launch from the same location on Friday at 2:04 pm. In the video, Noah Zak, Crew Clement, and Andrew Duckett tell their story–the harrowing night and morning of thunder and heavy rain, the Tucker Boyers wake up, and advice for whoever takes up the challenge to break the 69 hour consecutive hours on the lake.
Their first words were “we did it.” Then there was a discussion about a warm shower and a sit down breakfast.
There is a lot more to this story, including the history of Raft-a-thons I and II. Check it out by clicking these links.
Videos and stories: Rick Belcher
Congratulations to Noah, Andrew and Crew! You deserve extra ‘extra credit’ for staying strong for 69 hours – including the thunderstorm (although being on the lake on a metal pontoon boat might not have been the safest?). Your story and success reached half way around the world! My friends in New Zealand were following and cheering you on! You “gave it a go” and now get the sincere, “Good on you!”
And if Nana Ligibel were still with us, she would have wanted to be on the boat with you as you pulled into the dock in victory. I can see it so clearly!