http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/07/flats-boat/ There’s madness, and then there’s crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a 21-foot fishing boat designed for shallow water. Ralph Brown of Florida is doing just that. Go ahead and call him crazy. He doesn’t care. Brown and his older brother Robert are well into their 6,200-mile journey from Tampa Bay, Florida to Germany in an Intruder christened I Am Second. The Marine veteran is calling the journey “Do More Than Just Say Thanks” and is making it to honor troops killed or wounded in combat. He hopes to raise $3 million for veterans’ organizations. The two men, who left Tampa Bay June 27 after more than a year of planning, are no strangers to long stints at sea.