First scrap raft to cross the North Atlantic Ocean.

Would you cross the North Atlantic ocean in a scrap raft built in lower Manhattan, NYC from the logs of the Hudson river and junk from the streets and dumpsters of the city?

The neutrino family did just that. The family had lived on rafts for 20 years, while raising and educating 5 children. The family had a dream that they could do anything imaginable, if you just let go of “how it’s been done before, and creatively recycle yourself and whatever materials are at hand, you can live any dream you can imagine.” The raft made of scrap and recycled material had to be inspected by the Coast Guard before setting sail.

Not only is this raft adventure amazing, but also the story of Poppa Neutrino is amazing. A book has been written about him.
The Happiest Man in the World buoyantly describes seventy-four-year-old David Pearlman, a restless and migratory soul, a mariner, a musician, a member of the Explorers Club and a friend of the San Francisco Beats, a former preacher and sign painter, a polymath, a pauper, and a football strategist for the Red Mesa Redskins of the Navajo Nation. When Pearlman was fifty, he was bitten on the hand by a dog in Mexico and for two years got so sick that he thought he would die. When he recovered, he felt so different that he decided he needed a new name. He began calling himself Poppa Neutrino, after the itinerant particle that is so small it can hardly be detected. To Neutrino, the particle represents the elements of the hidden life that assert themselves discreetly.
Inspired by Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki, Neutrino is the only man ever to build a raft from garbage he found on the streets of New York and sail it across the North Atlantic. The New York Daily News described the accomplishment as “the sail of the century.” National Geographic broadcast an account of the trip as part of its series on extreme adventures. And now he is on a quest to cross the Pacific on a raft. If he makes it, he plans to continue around the world. No one has ever sailed around the world on a raft. Meanwhile, he has invented the Neutrino Clock Offense, an unstoppable football play, which a former coach of the New York Jets describes as being as innovative as the forward pass.
The philosophical underpinnings of Neutrino’s existence are what he calls Triads, a concept worked out after years of reading and reflection. He believes that each person, to be truly happy, must define his or her three deepest desires and pursue them remorselessly. Freedom, Joy, and Art are Neutrino’s three. The Happiest Man in the World is a lavish, exotic, funny, and deeply serious book about a man who has led a life of profound engagement and ceaseless adventure.

“From the Random House website”

Also on the Floating Neutrinos website you will find a self-help section on creating a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Watch the video and visit this families website and read about their amazing adventures.