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SailAway 67 | We CRASHED our NEW SAILBOAT…Before We Bought it | Sailing Around the World

August 15, 2019

this week on sale away we test crash our
new boat before we buy it talk about the fact that I wrecked our but do you wanna
sail away I wanna sell where do you wanna say with me now we’re stalking about last
week on sale away we found the boat sit right there
yes we’re stalking because we want it it’s really really nice it’s exactly
exactly and we’re making an offer today what
I told him don’t fix anything one AC unit that needs to charge to ten a
little leak somewhere at one toilet that he was gonna repair replace it says
gotta order we’re going to have a diver come
No called an outro survey it said our offer
is don’t do anything what the low price she’s real nice very well cared for by
Bill see you soon guess what we are doing today survey
number two vote number three hopefully third time’s a charm
apparently we already have a problem and they gave away our spot at the hall out
but now I’ll figure it out so take an engine or transmission and so that subtank looks like it’s had
better days so if it was me I clean that whole thing out without toilet is already well we are on our way for our second
all out of a boat in about two weeks hopefully this one goes a little better
than the last one Warren’s already camped out on the
princess seat so do you feel like you’ve sufficiently
tested that seat chill out for a minute huh I can live in love these canals going by Chris’s crush here coyly what was the 40 then there is a sister ship that we were
checking out just last week so it’s basically just like a boat tour
of every thought we’ve looked at so that’s the boatyard straight ahead far so good for motor racing out of the
quiet very smooth great shake just needs a little bit of a
clean linen polish so we get we get delayed a little bit this morning
because of a sinking boat primarily I think it was but yeah they had to do an
emergency haul for that guy so he didn’t sink
set us back a little bit but it doesn’t really matter because he’s got plenty of
stuff to look at anyway and how are going on
I don’t really know what’s happening I’m just here
here to look pretty take the helm hand first bridge
see how you do riddles probably work soon
puffs Eric saw backing there’s a boat behind you yeah side grab it grab it grab it about two hits
inside right there all right Jesus right all right well that’s good
yep barbar now yes breaking about it Oh what do you think on that looks like
we’re gonna be breaking about it look at it cool I got it on camera put a lot of
faith okay a little bit yeah don’t put that yeah but first hey feel about it my first
learning experience knocking the new boot it’s not even ours yeah you know me
like they’re good I just do I feel like maybe we should not be that way he was
gonna give it to you anyways like one of the survey goes well I’ll give it to you
and I’ll have a beer so like we’re laughing about it and I’m sure more and
it’s not an insert the clip out of our very first video we ever did where I
preach about how if you’re docking or exiting the maker is not going the way
you want it to just just get out of it and start over
again probably didn’t look that great from the dock but if you don’t know
exactly what the boats gonna do you should never force a plan so it’s always
better to spin around in a bunch of goofy circles than it is to wreck your
book dumb who’s just finished my fault I had
it in pretty good position and that big boat was coming and everybody yell about
it and I stopped progress and I started to progress up again the wind and the
current had already kind of moved me a little bit and I was I just shouldn’t
put him forward and he got out of there back to the owner so I have no defense
that was stupid got another way cell never I’ll never
reprobate again because I wanted to do it now when it’s not our boat that way
in the future I can say it I’ve never wrecked our boat I think always an
upside that’s fine just like a golf ball size
yeah yeah found it wait you were it did make
a pretty nasty crunch but I think that was the doc who’s making the Papas con
know there’s that a wood 4×4 wood frame with the bumpers attached to it and we
knocked one off so our truck is can we see this hatch to
the room as always thanks for watching please subscribe ring the bell and give
us a like Cheers also Eric took his shirt off season how even made it this far as you look
through seasons that in you wonder how even made it this far


  • Reply Black Dog Sailing July 12, 2019 at 11:15 am

    That was great Eric!! I like that idea, get the crash out of the way BEFORE you own the boat! I'll have to remember that one…

  • Reply Greg Stengel July 12, 2019 at 11:41 am

    You guy's had me cracking up. That's one heck of a way to start the next chapter on a new boat. Good stuff!!

  • Reply pate allan July 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I would have let the broker park it. Seems most owners would hire a Captain to take the new owners out for the sea trail. Driving a new boat not knowing how it handles is always a slippery slope. My Pearson 365 prop walks to the Strb very bad which is opposite from most boats. Oh well, its good you can laugh about it and move on.

  • Reply Stephen Fleming July 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Never fails. If you have someone watching there’s going to be some trouble docking. Happens to me getting fuel, water, or pumping out.

  • Reply 2Moza July 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Cool Congrats on the boat Guys , Just put L Plates Front and Back so other Captains no there is a Novice at the Wheel hahahaha L plates is a Joke for learner driver 🙂 looking forward to the next Vlog.

  • Reply Sailing Invictus July 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Well, don't feel bad…and I am sure you don't.

    While moving my boat (after the purchase) up the ICW, I pulled into a yacht club for an overnight stop…and did about the same thing, but about 3 inches under the rub rail.

  • Reply Sonny Lange July 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    The new river current is always hard to deal with. Only a scratch!

  • Reply wkw July 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    First, I have to say I love that hybrid bulb/wing keel…coming off a grounding, those wings will bend before putting stress on the structural grid and then can be bent back later. Now, WHAT THE ^%$^& were you thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be sitting on the perch seat like a little girl with a lolly pop before taking on that docking task with a unknown boat and unknown current in that canal!!!! I would have handed over the helm way back and asked for a soda while I watched comfortably from a cozy place. Anyway, It's a great watch and maybe you should keep that boat injury partially repaired by you. This way the boat will have a "good luck" imperfection and a preferred docking side to use all the time….and be a reminder to keep pride in check 😉 watched the preview, Jeeeez…I see you're getting it repaired so it's just a bad memory.

  • Reply David Hightower July 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    So crashing the boat is part of negotiations

  • Reply Pure Trouble July 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    What a hot looking lady!!

  • Reply Rob Western July 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Just a scratch aye just lucky it wasn't a coral reef good luck

  • Reply Bill D. July 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Congrats on your new boat. If there is a up-side it's that it was not boat on boat damage. Good luck with it.

  • Reply Michael DeNicola July 12, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Congratulations on the new boat.  Those types of things happen to everyone. Safe sailing

  • Reply William Wright July 12, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    You break it you bout it ? Congratulations guys $

  • Reply Michael Senior July 13, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Maybe a dumb question… but why didn't you have a large the ready ..just incase ..

  • Reply shane villis July 13, 2019 at 12:13 am

    congrats guys, she looks great

  • Reply Howard Balfour July 13, 2019 at 2:04 am

    These things happen, all part of life's rich experience , look forward to your next video, very enjoyable video , Fair Sailing

  • Reply Chad Carter July 13, 2019 at 2:13 am

    I’d like to make you feel better and say it happens to everyone but I don’t own a boat but I always go with when in doubt throttle out??

  • Reply gregory h July 13, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I WANT to say thanks for all your Videos on buying a Sailboat. Glad you found one welcome back to the sailing World hope to learn more and hope to get to LAKE ERIE TO DO a little learning on Sailing. No I am not saying anything , I man ego BEEN hurt have Fun Sailing   Make Sure to get it Bless and put a Saint Michael pedal on the Boat to protect you.   Greg of OHIO

  • Reply Peter Torrey July 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I would of asked for a discount. Congratulations on your new yacht! " it's only a flesh wound"

  • Reply George Zavatsky July 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Oh man, so feel for you guys (Eric…lol). We were talking about this last night at the ACSA Fire Sail campfire. Well, it's outta the way !!! Right???

  • Reply Noone AnybodyKnows July 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Maybe put the dang camera down and help the captain out. The camera footage shows very little of what actually happened. Surely your hands on deck with bumpers, ropes, or push off poles could've helped guide the boat in. IMHO…it's not only the captain's error.

  • Reply Michelle Anthony July 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    No offense erik but you for sure shouldn’t have been driving that boat let alone docking it! I 100% put the fault on the owner, he knows the current, even referred to it earlier in the video, and knows the boat. He should understand how hard of a docking job that was going to be and shouldn’t have put someone in charge of it that was inexperienced on that boat, even if they are buying it. Just my two cents.

  • Reply Sailing New Beginning July 13, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    But who hasn’t hit the dock while trying to dock their boat ?? haha glad it was just a scratch. Beautiful boat! Happy sailing ⛵️

  • Reply Chas Ket July 14, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I hate it when that happens. It's just like an aviation you cannot take a bad approach and turn it into a good Landing. Same as sailboats things may look good but you always have to anticipate things going south fast, and have a plan to bail out. Or get really good at doing fiberglass work in gelcoat work?

  • Reply Rusty Comer July 14, 2019 at 6:19 am

    A no-talent hack like myself would only attempt a maneuver like that if no one was around to witness it. But, it takes a true performer to attempt the impossible in front of a crowd!! I like the way you roll brother! ??

  • Reply David Leatherbarrow July 14, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Did you forget it had a bow thruster.

  • Reply the patriot sitler July 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Oh well, shit happens as they say. But hey you're still a wizard on that cheers captain.

  • Reply Arthur July 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t understand so many people on the boat one with a camera but nobody could grab a fender and hang it over the side to prevent the damage

  • Reply Sailer12121 July 14, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Y’all need a new camera person worst iv ever seen omg ?

  • Reply Chris The Hobbyist July 15, 2019 at 9:17 am

    @14:00 I laughed my ass off ?
    Nice boat! Be more careful because it’s actually yours now haha

  • Reply Michael Kerr July 16, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Roving fender

  • Reply Superform July 20, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    you should ask for 10k off the price with the big ding in the side!.. also wtf.. i know in another vid i asked if you guys actually had ANY sailing experience and someone said you had taken a course.. this sort of boat is not the one you learn to sail in.. unless you have buckets of cash. That ding isn't nothing.. you went into the laminate. pro tip, with any incident like this do a debrief, learn what went wrong and learn how to fix it in the future. The boat wasn't drifting, you just oversteered to port bringing the boat beam-to the finger. If that happens.. STOP and GO OUT. there was ample time and space to correct this mistake. don't rush, the other boat can wait, you can wait, just remember, the other boat being impatient or other people on the boat barking orders means nothing.. you are the skipper, you are in charge you need to make the decision.When a boat comes anywhere near a dock and you dont have full control, get someone on a roving fender, if there is no time for that cause no one has a fender ready.. stop.. make some time, plan your approach, communicate your intent to the crew and then execute your plan, if the plan goes haywire then everyone will know and you can stop, and excute your contingency plan. If you have no plan and you havn't communicated anything to the crew, then stop, make a plan, communicate it to the crew, then execute the plan. don't listen to all the people who say, everyone crashes their boat, this is false. The biggest concern is not for you or your boat, its the people who could be hurt because of poor seamanship/skippering. For every action you want to do on a boat, make a plan, communicate that plan then execute that plan, the plan should contain contingency if needed, for instance, I want to tack, communicate the plan, communicate what to do if you don't complete the tack, (contingency) then execute the plan, if you are anchoring, if you are mooring, if you are gybing, if you are coming along side, if you are leaving a dock, if you are on passage, have a plan for each of these. I will follow your adventures and try and give advice where I can and I wish you luck in the future!

  • Reply Mike Smith July 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    If your not wrecking it..your not sailing enuff

  • Reply Barry Carlton July 30, 2019 at 4:06 am

    It looks like a Hunter is that correct?

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