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    Bath Song | Blue Fish Nursery Rhymes and Kids songs
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    Bath Song | Blue Fish Nursery Rhymes and Kids songs

    December 18, 2019

    It’s time for the Bath Time song I love to take my bath, It feels so good to get clean And when I take my bath, I also love to sing Let’s go into the bathroom, Let’s climb into the tub Scrub my tiny handsome face I think the tub is my favorite place I love to take my bath, It feels so good to get clean And when I take my bath, I also love to sing Cause when I scrub my body I know that my skin get clean And let’s try rank my clothes on I love my bath, it’s my favorite thing

    E3 2019: Sailboat Hot Tub? – How to convert a Head to a Tub!
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    E3 2019: Sailboat Hot Tub? – How to convert a Head to a Tub!

    November 11, 2019

    (seagulls calling) (bell ringing) (beep) – Jean, you in here? Alright, she said she’d be here. I don’t see here anywhere here. – Oh, this is relaxing. – [Erik] All right,
    where the heck is she? What is that sound? Jean, you in here? Oh, you are in here? What are you doing? – I’m working hard. – [Erik] I see, how’s that wine? – It’s good.
    – Good? All right, that’s good. So I was like looking
    around for you for you for the next episode. We were talk about the tub. You must have misunderstood me. – I had to test it out. – [Erik] I said we’re
    gonna talk about the tub, not test out the tub. So how is the tub? – It’s nice. – [Erik] Nice, yeah. – And it’s warm. – [Erik] It was
    worth getting rid of the old head in
    here for the tub? – Yes. – [Erik] Okay. – It would have been nice if
    we had room for another head. Hoping for a composting
    head and one flushable head, but I like the tub. – [Erik] Got ya, okay. – And it’s not an ordinary tub. I don’t know if you can hear it but there’s jets going. – Got the jacuzzi,
    that’s a converted tub. Well, hey, I don’t
    wanna give it all away, so let’s go ahead and go back to the beginning and tell
    them all about how we did it. (reversed music) Give you a quick tour here, just so you can see what’s
    going on around here. Obviously when we bought the
    boat it didn’t look like this. (gentle laughing) That was me tearing it apart. Okay, so come back in
    this area back over here. Just a quick tour of the mess
    I got going, like I said. So, keepin’ all my tools
    pretty much back here. Yeah, the microwave’s
    in the bathroom because that’s a good
    place for it, isn’t it? Alright, so, yeah. Like I said, I’m
    basically tearing apart. Pulled pretty much
    everything out of the boat that didn’t need to be in
    it while I worked on it. In here’s the engine room. It’s a little dark. (chuckles) I’ll show you that later. Who wants to see that? Yes, I really have
    an engine room. Okay, controls,
    freezer, the bar. Always important. And settee, a lot of tools, and hey, look, there’s a big
    old work bench right there. Come over here to the
    galley which we are going to remodel as well. So, this is going
    to be all redone. One of the things I have
    done in the bathroom. (tire screeching) Okay, so time to
    start the remodel. So, the first thing was
    tearing out the head. The water that thing shoved
    down a 20 so foot tube, it would fill the tank
    up in five flushes or so. This had an electric
    toilet and it had a vanity already in it
    so I did pull those out and donated those to the
    local consignment shop. Man, that vanity was heavy. So then we started
    pulling all the wiring and the tubing and
    figuring out where all the electricals were
    coming and going from. The other thing is, I
    wanted this to be a wet room and it was all ready but
    the problem is I found that the drain pan
    wouldn’t drain. Then found out
    the drain tube was actually in a loop going up. It went down and came up
    in a loop and back down. Quickly fixed that
    and got that fixed up. There is a large tube
    that was in there that drained directly out
    to the out of the boat through a sea cock
    so I kept that because I figured
    I’d probably use that as a drain for the tub. So while I have a
    captive audience. (laughing) Do you remember what… How we came up for
    the idea of the tub? – I didn’t want
    to live on a boat. – Back to that again. (Erik laughing) – I didn’t want to
    give up all the things that I liked about a
    house and one of them was I like to soak in the tub. – And I remember when
    we started looking at tubs I thought,
    you know, hey I could take out this whole thing
    and make a tub in here, it really became a problem when I found out size wise,
    getting it through the companion way and
    trying to get through the hatches, how can
    I get this without cutting up the companion way. So, and then we looked at… I think we looked at what,
    Japanese soaking tubs to try and get in
    here, I think we tried that too to see how
    that would work. – Because the
    Japanese soaking tub, although they had a
    smaller footprint, they were wider and
    too wide to come down through one of the hatches. – [Erik] The tub seems to
    work, I think it worked out pretty well, you know,
    with the composite decking and the fact
    you can fill it up higher than a normal
    tub, and obviously you can do bubbles. (Erik laughing) Which, that looks very
    nice those bubbles look very comfortable. In fact, you look
    very comfortable. – I am. – [Erik] So, alright, well
    I’m going to go ahead and finish editing the
    video, episode, while you continue
    soaking, I guess, so. – I will give you
    my full evaluation when I get out. – Okay, sounds good. Now it came down to
    picking the actual tub, finally found one at Home Depo. It was a actual metal tub. I was looking for fiber glass but I couldn’t find a fiber
    glass one small enough. So the one thing I had to do is, I wanted to cut into the closet to create a place to
    lean your head back. So but the closet
    really wasn’t used much so that was not a
    big deal as far as cutting into it and getting it. The two shelves that were
    there, I was going to reuse those, those
    are still up there and I had to alter
    them slightly. Leveling on a boat
    is unique, I mean, luckily I’m pretty
    level fore to aft, front to back. However, not so
    much port starboard, my boat tends to
    lean a little bit to starboard, so I had
    to keep that in mind any time I pulled
    out the old level. Okay, so we got the tub
    in and the next thing I want to do was, I had found… I did a lot of searches
    on the internet and I found where you
    could convert a tub into a jacuzzi tub. And all the tubs and
    heater and jets and stuff, so I ordered that and
    started working on that. And God I had so wished I’d got the fiber glass
    tub at this point because I had to drill
    holes, two, three inch holes, in a steel tub and each
    one took forever, so, because I didn’t want
    to just try to not blow out all my drill tools. Speaking of tools, I
    did have a chop saw right in the middle of the boat, and that stayed there
    for the longest time because that gave me
    some good, clean cuts, it was quick, it made
    a huge mess all over the boat, there
    was usually a good one inch of sawdust
    all over the floor on the boat which I clean
    every three months or so. Especially when
    I started cutting the decking for
    inside the tub area. Now, one thing I want to do was I wanted to raise up
    the edges of the tub so that you could
    fill it all the way up and the overflow drain,
    I plugged that up because I don’t want
    to really overflow and go in, I wanted
    to fill past that and go all the way up. I mean, who doesn’t
    shove wax up in their overflows so their
    tub can fill up more? So, I also added sides
    using tracks decking that you get from just Lowe’s
    Home Improvement store. So I increased
    the height of that so you could really
    fill the tub up and also if you ever find
    yourself having to be at a marina that’s
    got some waves or you’re out on anchor
    and you still want to do the tub thing, the
    waves you know slosh around but they won’t slosh
    around so badly that it’ll just empty the tub. But again, it is a wet
    area so it will drain if it does actually slosh over. I had to find a way to get up to the tub since I made the tub pretty high up,
    it’s pretty high. So I had to build a
    platform to actually get up there, so it made it easy to get into the tub. Two types of faucets,
    one of the faucets is a fresh water faucet
    with an extension that comes out, it’s
    one of the sprayer handle light ones that come out from the head, the
    head just pops out, and it’s got a couple
    of spray settings on it. And she wanted
    specifically one that had a little button on it
    that would actually, while you’re holding
    it, shut it off and stop it and then let
    go and you turn it back on. So kind of remote start,
    stop kind of thing on the one faucet. And that was a fresh water
    from the fresh water tanks. The other one’s a
    raw water faucet and has a separate
    switch next to it and that pulls it
    from whatever water we happen to be sitting in. Hopefully it’s Bohemian water. Then I also mounted
    back in the same way behind the faucets the
    switch for the heater to turn the heater on. You can run it
    without the heater. Now the heater
    doesn’t heat it up, it just maintains the heat
    that’s already in there. We had this old, you
    know, 1970s car vinyl headliner basically that,
    when you touched it, it had little dots
    in it and stuff, you know the holes
    and if you touched it the thing would just crumble. I was looking around
    and found that some PVC wainscoting,
    or B boards sometimes they call it, at
    Lowe’s, just the local home improvement store,
    and the PVC made it nice, it was flexible so it
    made it easy to kind of move it around. And the first test
    was the bathroom to see how it fit
    and then I showed. They add on some pictures. We did convert to LED lighting, using RV lights basically. I had an RV so I was used
    to those kind of lights. You’ll find me installing
    those throughout the entire board pretty much because when we
    first got the boat, I mean, it only had two
    lights, three lights in it. One in the main area,
    one in the back, one in the front. The other thing that
    has to go along, well this is a tub. (chuckling) It’s, you know, easily
    20, 30 gallons of water. I have a six gallon
    water heater, that’s not going to work. (gentle music) So you can see the
    old water heater here. All six gallons of it. Isn’t it great? And then this one,
    all 20 gallons of it, so that’s the 20 gallon,
    that’s the new one. Had to buy some extra
    connectors and stuff so. And some extra hose,
    yep got some new hose I’ve got to
    put in and got some treated two by fours,
    I’m going to use to lift it up, so that
    the wires that are running already underneath
    it have clearance, so. And that will be in the
    engine room in here. Which it’s going to
    go in that little section right over there. And you can see
    some of the tubes and stuff already, so. Alright, so we’re
    going to work on that, I got to get the tubes
    and the boards in there and we’ll see if we can
    get this sucker in here. (chuckling) So you can see I got
    the area all set up, I’ve got two by
    four treated wood screwed down into there
    at various points. I’ve got the wires
    running underneath it so the heater won’t actually be sitting on the wires,
    it’ll be sitting on the two by fours. Real trick here now
    is to see if I can get this bad boy in here,
    which is going to be tight with the, I have this
    inverter up here. It is going to be tight. (chuckling) So, this should be a
    whole lot of fun to watch. Okay, now is the time to pray. (grunting) (clunking) Okay, so, got a problem. There’s a racor filter
    for the generator that’s blocking the way in. God, I’ve already had
    to remove that once. (clunking) Yeah, that looks like
    I am going to have to. I can’t get clearance on this. Don’t turn away. Really? Bloody filter. Frack. There is no way
    in here around it. (clunking) Oh, wait a minute, oh! Oh yeah, oh baby. (laughing) I got a little bit of play. (beeping) Yeah, I mean a hot beep. Okay, and the other trick is now we try to get
    the water hoses at the same time here. (grunting) (clunking) Yes, all this for hot water. (clunking) Okay. It’s not gonna play
    nice back there. So, one of the metal
    hoses is caught up and pushing back on it,
    then it’s not clear. Let’s see if I can get it clear. (clunking) Perfect! (groaning) Holy crap. Okay, she’s in. (panting) It fits all the way back here, so 20 gallons of water,
    was absolutely worth it. Oh my God. (panting) Now, as you’re looking
    at this water heater you’re probably thinking
    what’s all this stuff here? Cold inlet, hot outlet, drain, there’s also an anode
    that can go in there, help it from corroding,
    I might do that. Pressure release here,
    they say to do this every so often, like
    at least once a year just to relieve
    pressure, which obviously releases a little water
    too, so that’s why there’s a drain hose. These two right here,
    you’re probably wondering what are those? Those are for when I hook it to the cooling system
    on the engine. Right now I’m not
    doing that but I wanted the option so I have it there. You know, if I decide
    later on that hey, I’m doing a lot of
    cruising with the motor and stuff and hey
    I really need to do something with that,
    and I’m like okay, then I can just go
    ahead and attach it, so. That’s what’s going on. Okay, so I’m going
    to screw those down and then attach here and here and get the whole hot water,
    cool water thing going here. So, we’ll be right
    back after a word from our sponsor,
    which is going to be Aleve and aspirin and
    Tylenol and I’m going to need a freaking Excedrin too
    and probably Budwiser would be a good one. Although I’m thinking
    more of a mixed drink. I’m like painkiller,
    there you go, now that’s a freaking drink. Need one of those. Alright. Hot’s in good. Alright, now this
    is a cold part. They had a valve on there before so I’m going to keep the valve so that if you need to
    shut the cold water off from going in there,
    you’ve got the option. I can see here’s
    my black is hot, white neutral and brown, and there’s reset
    button right there. Considering I have
    a bath tub on a boat I figured it’d be
    a good idea to have more hot water than not. And since we’re going
    to be a live-a-board, why not make it a home? (sighing) Yes, if I were rich I
    wouldn’t be doing any of this. (laughing) I’d have someone else do it. Of course if I were
    rich, I wouldn’t even have this boat, I’d
    have a bigger boat. (laughing) (beep) This kind of stuff that
    gets me all the time. There we go, how about
    that, that was easy, huh? Alright. So that allows me
    to get the cover on. And I’m bleeding, yay. Wouldn’t be a job if I didn’t
    bleed all over something. Always good to put
    a little something of yourself in
    everything you do. Now, I want to give
    it a good loop. I was going to buy angled elbows to do this but I
    just couldn’t get the right size so I went
    ahead and just said, I’ll make it a good loop on it. Because you make sure
    you don’t want to do this to where it might
    pinch, I don’t want this pinching so. I’m going to create a
    pretty big loop here. That should be good. So, I got them clamped
    on, water hose is set up, I’ve got the pump on
    so when I turn this on we should here the
    pump kick going. Yep, okay and it’s pumping
    water into the tank. Now, I don’t have 20
    gallons of water on board so I’m not going to let
    it fill all the way up. I probably am going to have to. (hissing) Yeah, release the
    air as it fills up the first time or so. I don’t have the
    electricity hooked up right now, so I’m just
    testing for leaks. I just finished installing
    the hot water heater, so I’ll let it heat up
    for about a couple hours. That’s 20 gallons. Sorry, I got to get
    the camera situated, hey, there we go. Alright, let’s see
    what we got here. Whoa! She’s hot. Okay, it is hot, so
    right now the temperature gage is reading 80, 90 sorry. Stick that sucker in
    and find out we got 100. 110. Coming up to 120. Alright, run a little more. Now I’m just
    showing this for fun because it got up to 140
    after three hours of cooking and then it stops, looks
    like it stops at 140. And it’s 120 right
    now, heading up to 130. (laughing) So, the nice thing
    is, that’ll be great for the hot tub
    jacuzzi in that when I’m putting water
    in it, you know, it’ll be nice and hot
    and when we do a mix it’ll be like perfect. See now it’s at 130. Like I said, when it
    was fully cooking there I had it up to 140. So anyway, so,
    predict it with that. That’s working good. Oh my gosh, you’re
    still in here? (Erik laughing) I just finished
    editing the episode so I just wanted to say hi. (laughing) – Hi. – So, you’re still in here. (laughing) Oh my gosh. So, I went over everything
    that we talked about which, you know
    doing the ceilings, the lighting, putting
    in the Trex decking, all the how I put in the tubing and the convert-a-tub
    and all the storage and everything, and
    talked about the heater, putting the bigger
    heater in there. And I think that’s everything. – Did you talk
    about how we planned for this to be multipurpose? – [Erik] No I don’t
    think so, I might of. – Okay, over there on that
    wall is a clothes wrack. – [Erik] Oh right,
    that comes over here. – So. – [Erik] Hey, why don’t
    you stand up for a second? – I don’t think so. (Erik laughing) – [Erik] So yeah, so
    that sticks up there so then we’ve got a
    clothes line and it comes with these little hooks. Where’d you get this at? – Amazon. – [Erik] Did you? Okay. So it’s got little
    hooks on here. – Towels and bathing
    suits and such and it just drips in the tub. – [Erik] Gotcha, and
    then it comes off. – A bit like a wet locker. – [Erik] Comes back. – We also plan to
    use this for soaking our stupid gear
    with fresh water. – [Erik] Yep. – We do have, did you talk
    about the two faucets? – [Erik] I think I did, yeah, I talked about the fresh
    water and the sea water. – Our fresh water
    here isn’t too fresh. – [Erik] Or should we
    call it Bahama water soon. (Erik laughing) We can pump Bahama water in
    there, Duck Creek not so much. – And that can be
    used for drying things where you catch seafood that
    you want to keep in here. – [Erik] Yeah, we
    could actually run this as a live bait well
    with the jacuzzi going. I wouldn’t want to
    turn the heater on because it’d cook ’em in there. (Erik laughing) – Not that warm. – [Erik] No. Yeah, so we could
    do our scuba gear, clean that off. Oh, laundry. – Laundry. – Clean laundry in here. We could also, we
    were thinking about using it for a big party tub. Throw in a bunch of ice
    and drinks and beers and all sorts of
    things in there. – Have anything oversized
    that I want to wash like dishes. – Dishes could be in here. – Galley’s right over there. – Yep, yep, so. So the tub has a lot
    of unique uses to it, so we’ll probably
    find out some more as we actually start cruising. Alright, well. – We have storage for towels
    and toiletries over here. – [Erik] Towels, yeah. – We found this hanger. – [Erik] Oh, I didn’t talk
    about those, I don’t think. This unique… Where did we find that at? – [Jean] Amazon. – [Erik] Amazon, another
    great place to find stuff. (Erik laughing) Okay, so yeah it’s
    very neat looking but it also actually
    works as a hanger. – We wanted something
    that, on a boat you know, you never know when
    you’re going to get tossed and we didn’t want
    something that– – Like catch on it.
    – If you get tossed about you might get hurt, so
    when you’re not using it. – It pushes off. – [Jean] It pushes up. – [Erik] Yep, stays
    out of the way. – When we brought the
    boat home, first trip, I kind of took out
    the towel bars. – Yes she did. – At one point, I
    was up in this head and we had some
    waves and I grabbed the towel bar. – And took it out. – That was the second one. – Towel holders
    were just held in by screws, they weren’t
    meant to hold weight. – They weren’t grab bars. So we don’t have any towel bars but we do have
    more grab bars now. – We have grab bars now, yep, which you’ll see
    in later videos. Yep, we have grab
    bars in the bathroom. – So safety first. – Well, I think that’s
    about it for the tub. – We have a mermaid hook. – What? Oh, the mermaid hook to go with the whole beach theme. Yeah, very nice mermaid. Nice shells. Oh. And. (Erik laughing) Do you have shells on? (Erik laughing) Can I see if you have shells on? – I do, I do have shells. Hold on a second. – No, no, don’t do that. (Erik laughing) I gotta keep this… Hey, don’t do that. (Erik laughing) – These are my shells. – [Erik] Oh, put that back on. (Erik laughing) There you go. Alright, so that’s it for today and thank you. And I guess I’ll leave
    you to keep soaking. – Okay, bye now. Let’s see where Erik is. Erik. (door squeaking) Oh, so what are you doing now? – I’m done editing. (laughing) I’m good. It’s over. (laughing) (beep) Oh, so you’re still watching. – Please hit like
    and subscribe now. – So, there’s a button, I think it’s down
    like there or there. Is it there? – There.
    – There. Because if you’re
    watching the screen you’re over here, right? – Yeah. – Okay, so subscribes
    over there. (laughing) Let’s try that again, okay. Subscribe is best, as we only do these videos every so
    often and subscribing will let you know when
    we post a new one. Please stay tuned
    for our next episode, but we’re Knot Shore
    what it will be. – And we’re Knot
    Shore when it’ll be. – That’s a good point too. (laughing)

    How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat
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    How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat

    August 14, 2019

    Today I’m going to show you how to make a really
    cool candle powered pop pop boat using household items. To make it we’re going to need an empty drinks can,
    some Blu-Tack, 2 straws and an empty juice carton. First we’re going to make the boiler, and
    we’ll start by taking the Coke can cutting off the top and bottom with a pair of
    scissors, and turning it into a flat sheet. Then we’ll cut a straight line down one edge, and from
    that mark out a rectangle 6cm wide by 18cm long. Be very careful not to cut yourself. Once we’ve cut that out we need to gently fold it in half, but don’t
    push down hard on the fold as we don’t want it to tear. Next we need to mark out a 1cm
    line around one half of the boiler and cut it out with our scissors, so we
    should now have something which looks like this. Next we’re going to take out Bu-Tack, warm it up in our hands
    and roll it out into a long worm about 0.5cm fat. Then we’re going to open up our boiler pattern and stick the
    Blu-Tack onto the 2 outside edges of the smaller half. Next we’re going to fold it in half, remembering
    not to push down hard on the fold and stick the two halves together. Then we’re going to take a bit more
    Blu-Tack and put it on the edges. It should look like this. Next we’re going to fold over the tabs on both sides, and gently crimp
    it all the way up with some pliers to form a seal. Then we need to take our scissors and cut off the
    excess tab to leave one long tab along the bottom. Next we’re going to take our Blu-Tack and push
    it into a flat strip about 1cm wide. Then we’re going to wrap it around the end of
    one of the straws, followed by the second. Add a bit more until the straws are well
    sealed in a good plug of Blu-Tack. Next we’re going to open up the end of the
    boiler, be very careful not to cut your fingers and push in the straws and Blu-Tack plug. Add a bit more Blu-Tack to form a good
    tight seal. It should look like this. Then we’re going to take our scissors and cut the
    bottom tab along each side of the straws. Next fold the tabs over and give them a squeeze with some
    pliers, but be careful not to rip the metal. Our boiler is not complete. Next we need to test it’s air tight by dipping it into
    a bowl of water and gently blowing through the straws. If you see any air leaking, give that area a
    gentle squeeze with the pliers and try again. To make the boat we’re going to take our empty juice carton, mark out and
    draw a line down the middle of it, and cut it in half. To make the cabin for the inside of the boat, cut
    the bottom off the half with the plastic lid. or if you have another empty juice carton, you can cut
    the bottom off that to make a slightly bigger cabin. I’ve also cut out some windows and we’ll be fixing that in place later. Next we need to cut a small hole in the bottom
    of the boat for the 2 straws to go through. This should be roughly half way up the carton an in the middle. Then we need to put a thin ring of
    Blu-Tack around the hole on both sides. Next we’re going to take our boiler and
    poke the 2 straws through the hole. Then we’re going to fix the straws firmly in place to the
    bottom of the boat with a strip of tape, Making sure the straws run to the back
    of the boat and are central. Then cut the straws off flush with the back of the boat. Next using a stapler we’re going to fix the cabin in place. And finally we need to make sure the Blu-Tack rings around
    the straws are pushed together to form a good seal. Our boat is now water tight and complete, but to use
    it we first need to prime the boiler with water. To do this we’re going to take one of
    our straw off cuts and snip the end. Then we’re going to poke it into one of
    the straws at the back of the boat and with a mouth full of clean water, blow water through
    the system until it comes out of the other straw. The boiler is now primed and ready to use. All we need to do now is drop a candle under the middle of the
    boiler, put it into the bath, and wait for it to warm up. It shouldn’t take long for the boiler to start popping, and off she goes. After a while you might find that the boiler leaks and doesn’t work properly,
    in which case you might need to seal it with some more Blu-Tack. Or if you have any you could make a
    boiler using epoxy glue rather then Blu-Tack. This is far more durable and should last a lot longer. You can paint your boat using a waterproof acrylic paint if you like, you
    can also spray it with a waterproofing lacquer to help protect it. But make sure it’s completely dry before you use it. If it’s taking a while to get going, try dropping a second
    candle underneath the boiler. This should help speed things up. If you like this project, maybe you’d like to take a look at some of
    my other videos by clicking on the links on the right hand side. Or take a look at my youtube channel page. Have fun and happy boating!