Here was a man who always followed his dreams. An interesting man with a strong personality.
He paid $1.5 million to build American Promise, the boat he sailed non-stop around the world. It had roller furler everything, electric winches, and an emergency reefing system in case anything, including power, failed - a shotgun.
Here's an interesting article about him and his "flotilla of watercraft" Hermit of Snow Island
Rest in peace, Dodge. You were an inspiration to many.