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    #17 Spares for a sailboat trip to Antarctica | Sailing Sisu catamaran in Cape Town South Africa
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    #17 Spares for a sailboat trip to Antarctica | Sailing Sisu catamaran in Cape Town South Africa

    August 17, 2019


    Good evening last week we discussed the foldable bikes and we also discussed the scuba gear and the fins and the things that we’re going to we’re theoretically going to get. This week we’re going to discuss spares and tools and things like that and a Rum Runner Bag. So thank you very much for last week you guys have been excellent and I think that this might be the main reason why I like the YouTube community the YouTube community You guys gave us so much feedback we also subscribed I think the last time a counted was around hundred and fourteen other sailling channels and from all of this you gain so much, I think this is a new kind of university! I am busy with my double PhD , but I think we should say all these paper things is??? we should go to YouTube school Oh, don’t let google hear that just now we’ll start paying for that too Okay anyway so thank you very much for for your awesome advice and comments that you give. You might have noticed that my arm is now not anymore white, so the white thing is gone. If you look like this I can already go, you see it must go that far, but I cannot, and also if I go, how was this?, Oh yes this way, I cannot move, you see this one? doesn’t want to. And then I can move like that already and I can move like that already, so progress is is in the air I’m still very stuff as you can see Uhmm so I also use a new lens if you guys want to have a quick look here is the lens, it’s a new lens The problem is . . . Is that that lens is not auto focus so I never know whether it’s in focus or not. It doesn’t auto focus so you have to tune it, it’s like very old-school manual things. Me an very electronic gadget guy, this is a little bit out of my reference view. But as a F2 stop it’s a very very awesome lens and also a 15 millimeter lens . . . Without auto focus. Anyway, so let us see how that goes and let’s carry on with this week. So the first thing, the first tool is a bosun chair. So and it reminds me of my days when I was actually flying paragliders and also powered paragliders. It is more of a powered paraglider chair than it is a paraglider chair, but it looks like a little chair. Electric tools, electric tools, electric tools! I’ve got, I’ve got this one but I will tell you now what is the problem with this one. This is a drill, but I also got a Dremel drill which is similar, similar things so the Dremel drill is actually my favorite and is to do with my drone days when i was flying drones. The problem with the Dremel drill is that it uses this kind of socket. The european socket. So our boat will be fitted with european, this two-prong sockets, but it’s electrical, so maybe I should go for the higher one. This is the Dremel 200 and we might need to go for the Dremel 8000, the series 8000, which is a battery, lithium battery operated one. So let’s see what happens. Then I also got these little things full off, I’m not going to open it – no if I open it everything falls out, but it has sockets and wrenches and allen keys and all sorts of things in it. But maybe just for safety sake I will have maybe two of them, they’re not that expensive so we can maybe have two of them, and . . . Then some of the tools that I, oooohh I must be careful now This hand is not strong! So as an Electronic Engineer, my first degree, I will know how to use this one, so this one can measure volts, ac/dc and amperes. I think I would like to get a clampy one, the way you put a clamp over to measure the ampere so you don’t need to break the wire. So this might be a good nasty one. And it is waterproof and all of those things, but I think for currents maybe we need to have the little clamp one. Then I’ve got a glue gun, and now my other hobby is starting to come out. This glue gun I used for first person view drones, racing drones, when I was flying racing drones, this this one can go into the lithium battery drone battery. But it doesn’t have a warning, if the battery, if the battery that doesn’t have a management thing then it will drain it and you kill the battery like kill, kill, dead! dead! So it’s not maybe a good idea, but this is a soldering iron for 12 volt. Then I also have this thing here, and if you watch The Wynns just recently, they have this as well. So it’s a nice thing uuuhh magnetic. So it’s a magnetic one and you can hold it here and it can turn around corners and still do stuff!!! It also has 57 pieces of stuffies that you can use. Pretty cool. Not sure how long it will last in a salty water but that we need to find out later on. So this is the one set of tools and I think for the spanners and . . . for the spanners, and the sockets and things like that, wrenches, maybe I’ll will have two sets of each, for in case one drops overboard, sounds like everyone is doing that quite often. So that’s it for that. I will look for tools that has lithium batteries so everything will be charged. So drills saws, uuhm grinders and things like that. So rather do that. Then a Chain counter? Another tool that I was thinking of is a chain counter. Chain counter, and the reason is The leopards 45 doesn’t have a big space for counting, or actually watching, even if you mark your chain to see the chain going out I don’t think it is . . . It’s that wIde, that you can actually quickly see how much scope you put out so I will drop the anchor look at the counter and then from there make five times more or three times or seven times depends on on the conditions of the sea. So I think a chain counter is good. Then a sewing machine. So sewing machine, we are thinking of doing the same as Ruby Rose. Uuhm, they’ve got a Sailrite, and it looked very good for us, and in Cape Town that’s almost the top of the range to do in Cape Town. Cape Town has a lot of sail makers, Cape of Storms, so they do repair a lot of sails. And then another . . . talking about sails, what about a sail repair kit? So in a sail repair kit we’ve got, I think I will put a manual in there so I know how to fix the sails. So and they’ve got the needles and then they’ve got this hand thing that you put on with a steel plate or a bobbin thing in that you can press the needle through that. So if the Sailrite machine conks, or there’s no electricity or for whatever reason then I can still manually fix the sail. And then you get these strips of Dacron and you get these strips of double-sided glue things. Basting tape, so get double-sided basting tape so that is also that I will get. I will also get like different spools of cotton. Either a big one that is not treated and you have a little wax, soapy thing to treat it or the threat is already, already treated for ultraviolet and things like that. So it depends on where you want to use it you can use it, it is just that some of them are expensive and others is very cheap so. So also leather that you . . . I think in the kit, I think there should be like a piece of leather and I didn’t know what it was for but at the clue, at the corners of the sail, you can actually then, if the corner has been stripped or broken or torn like ripped out then you can actually use, if you want to make a new corner you need to have to put leather in on both sides. Stitch it up with Dacron and it will actually strengthen the sail and then you can make a new hole, new punch also. We will also have the grommet thingy, a Jimmy grommet thingy so a jiffy grommet thingy to also do the grommets, maybe also for the eyelids, for the reefing lines so that will be there. We will have a couple of ropes and I’m not sure about ropes, so I was thinking, and I’ve just read now on the Leopard, the Leopard Owners Group That some of the halyards they replaced with another one, which is stronger but more expensive as well. But it goes faster through this thing, so the sail drops faster so I will look at that one. A Dyneema rope and, so this is a new thing, so I need to understand what that is But I might maybe buy those and then use the halyards and things that comes, the lines that comes with the running rigging that it is coming with, and maybe then replace it with this Dyneema lines or ropes. So we will have a few extra ropes. Sail ties! I would like to have sail ties. If you have a furling, and I will have a furling system and the furler is connected up and the lines is starting to, the sheets is busy, the wind pulled and pulled them and whatever, the water came over and pulled them and it is a little bit opening, and if it’s opening a little bit the wind can catch it and then it goes. So I would like to put sail ties there so it doesn’t go by itself. And so for that maybe a few spare sail ties. Then shackles, I think we will need a lot of shackles and, blocks, for I think we have blocks that we can put in for the Code 0, that I think it is coming with the boat. But I also want to have spare ones for in case they break and also pulleys, so we will see from Leopard what they have and then just maybe take exactly the same ones and have a couple of spares for them. And then Duct tape. A very good friend of mine one time gave this super bad joke which I cannot tell you guys but, a very good use for duck tape. So duct tape will be there and it will be different sizes, different lengths and different colors maybe. Electric spare kit. All the fuses, if there is ten 5 amp fuses and say two 10 amp fuses, then I think it’s obvious that I will not take 5 of each. So but a certain percentage of the fuses I think I will have in a box and then lux? If you need to cut a wire or if the wire is getting cut Then you need to be able to clean it, so we need a wire stripper, you need to put this lux? on and maybe crimp it and also heat shrink, so I will try to get that thing so a complete electrical toolkit, repair tool kit for any electrical wires, or electrical issues that we can pick up. And of course spare electrical wire. I’ve seen also another channel where they run out of Bora bora When they needed some electrical wire and there was no electrical wire. So they had to use from another thing like I think something like a pump of which they didn’t use, and that’s the wiring that I use, so I would rather have spare wire as well for in case something like that happens. And spare pumps, spare pumps I would like to have spare pipes and those pipes is either the water, the flexible ones or the stiff ones and all, then all up bends, and if you, and if you need to cut one like if it is burst and need to cut and stitch it together again so the ones that can stitch them together. So all of those pipey things I will also put on board, and then I’ve got two Yanmar engines, so the Yanmar engines I will need, apparently Marcel said there is two sets of spares. Spare kits. So one is maybe for the first hundred hours and then after that a regular one. So I will have a couple of those on board just to make sure it. . .Because one of the things is, the first one . . . The first couple of weeks we will go through the Wild Coast, so there is going to be a lot of shakey things. The Wild Coast is Wild Coast for a reason, and we need to be able to prepare or repair things very quickly. But the second one is, depends on the year, I don’t think this year we will make it but next year December, the season to go to Antarctica is always around December. Maybe late November, but definitely you need to wait for the ice to melt. So that I will go, and that will be a long trip to go around Antarctica from, from Ushuaia from Argentina, and you go around and you get to Australia. So that is a little bit of a longer trip and you will need a lot of spares for that so that is, I need to think of that. And also then, Water Maker kit, we have a water maker kit but the water maker, not just the strainers, not just the filters, not just the normal things but also the o-rings. Not sure but we have a bunch of o-rings and Ruby Rose, there’s a link, I will put a link up Ruby Rose had a video just on all the o-rings that you have. That’s a, not the whole video and just for o-rings, but video on spares. Lots of o-rings, so I would like to have also lots of o-rings. Since we will have diving stuff, so we will also have the diving spares and spare kits which also will need a lot of o-rings. So that is the thing and then Iridium Go, I would like to have a spare Iridium Go. And if you watched Delos just this weekend they actually run into troubles because their Iridium now for the second time, I think it’s electrical error there somewhere, but for the second time now their Iridium Go stopped receiving. Now the Weather Maps, which is a problem because it’s not a good idea if you cannot get the weather maps and again if we want to cross the roaring forties and furious 50s and screaming 60s we would like to know what is the weather window, where is those low pressure cells and you need to get out of the way very fast and you need to know what is the window for that. So i don’t want to lose the weather forecast for for that. Then also a small Mantus anchor for two reasons. The first reason is obviously for if you are at anchor and your boat swinging too much and it and you might hit a wall. There’s the shore or rocks, you want to maybe anchor it there but second, and also maybe the more important one is if you are in heavy seas like the guys, I spoke to some of the guys that’s doing the Leopard deliveries from Cape Town to Australia and then they, the run line to Australia is actually cutting through the furious fifties and the sea states is 40 foot 50 foot, very high. And for that the catamarans, the Leopards start surfing very easily and they can then do a nosedive. So what I do is I take a bridle out at the back so they put on the two hulls, the two cleats, it’s like a bridle, but it’s a hundred meter rope that they put out. And this 100 meter rope, at the end they have like a shackle kind of configuration like a bridle set up and there is the anchor, and the Mantus anhor, so it’s just to keep the rope down and just that rope is enough, first of all to steer the Cat down the waves in a straight line, to keep it in a straight line But also to make sure it doesn’t start surfing too fast. So, and you need to rope to be in the water all the time. We discussed the drogue anchors with them and some of them they do make drogue anchors but I don’t like them in general so the girl that is doing always the record speed from Cape Town to Australia, she use a rope. There’s actually a video. I’ll put the link for that video there as well. Awesome footage of, it’s the only video that I saw the sea state so high! And LED’s, so all the lights is LED so we will have a couple of LED’s for the lights so if the light goes out and you can have that. And you might ask us why don’t we talk about impellers? Since I’m watching Delos and since they’ve been now replacing these impellers at a furious rate! Why don’t? So I was, I was in a long discussion with Brent from Catamaran Impi, and this topic came up, because he has a video and I can post that link here as well, where he actually threw the impellers out. Actually the whole water pump system he’s kind of like thrown out and put a electrical pump there, so the electrical pump, the moment the alternators kick in the electrical pump is then started by the alternators and it starts, the water starts circulate. You can look in the video but I will also show you guys the moment we install it and how we install it. That’ll be like another couple of videos. So no impellers! We will replace it even before we leave Cape Town to make sure we don’t need impellers. But we’ll need then extra spare water pumps to make sure that they are all there. They say I need spare props. I’ll have some spare props for the dinghy and for the boat. If you do hit a rock you need to replace your props. So i will have spare props as well. So where are we going to put all of these things you may ask, and I may answer you so if you look at this video clip. So you go down on a starboard side and this is where we’re going to put the spares. Yes you’re right, this is not a four cabin version, it’s an owner’s version! But what about episode six! you will cry Yes that was when we were still young and dumb, now all you viewers have come up with lots of awesome advice. And we looked at other things, we actually looked at the catamaran, at a Leopard 45 at the starboard side where we can fit it in and my idea and what is actually there, didn’t work out. Also we tried to unify that two bathrooms. I’m not sure what you call them, it’s a Head and the shower right? I’m not sure what you call it now, but there’s two heads and showers, we wanted to combine them. It’s not going to work out, so we decided to go for the owners version and we will discuss that at a later video. So big changes, big, big, big changes that we did. This brings me to the Rum Runner Bag. Do you guys know what is a Rum Runner Bag? It just sounds so Caribbean It just sounds so rrrrrrrrr. I’m sure my Afrikaans accent is not making it less romantic. So a Rum Runner Bag is actually a bag to put stuff in and you . . . . there’s a little rope on top and you just pull it. And this is a Rum Runner Bag! I don’t know if you Sailors have a Rum Runner Bag. I think it’s awesome.

    ⛵️Sailboat on the hard for 22 years 💰 How much did it cost? #091
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    ⛵️Sailboat on the hard for 22 years 💰 How much did it cost? #091

    August 16, 2019


    So many people have been asking how much did we pay for this boat that was abandoned for 22 years. And that’s what we’re gonna talk about today. So, let’s get started. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And the past year we have been building our own tiny shipping container house. Made possible by our Patrons (Thank you!!) So we can travel around knowing that we
    will always have this little place that we can call home. But guess what? We’ve just found our dream project before we expected: this abandoned sailboat. So, we’re gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life and then we’re gonna go back in finish the house. Well, since the beginning of this channel
    his idea was to build a boat from scratch. Well, but then someone put sense
    on my mind. I mean, that would be awesome to build a boat from scratch, but it would take so long that we we would sail in maybe 10 years from now. And then she convinced me that we might be able to find a opportunity, let’s call like this… of a
    boat that was under construction halfway and at least we had like a hull ready
    and safe to build the rest. So, we would have like halfway. We would at least have like a safe good structural hull to work with. Yeah. We almost bought a hull that was
    empty inside and that was our plan. But.. We found this boat. Yeah. This boat is actually in much better shape than it seems. A lot of people have been commenting saying that this boat is gonna sink, that this boat is not worth what we pay…
    no one even knows how much we paid but… I mean like… this boat is in a much much
    much better shape than it seems. This hull is a hot galvanized steel, that means that almost there is no rust. When I say almost of course in some spots
    the galvanization didn’t go well. But it’s easy to fix and we are already working on it. I don’t know if you can see but the boat is like… it’s not as you saw last week. That’s another thing. We are shooting slow the videos because it’s so many projects at the same time. So we have a lot more already recorded than it seems. And people are like: so you guys shouldn’t waste time cleaning the boat if you have only 3 months. But we need to clean the boat to know what we have. And of course we did a lot more than cleaning already. But we didn’t edit the
    videos, we are just editing one by week, right? And we need to clean the boat to
    discover what we have and what we still need to buy. And discover other things we
    need to do that we didn’t know. Another question is survey. Of course we understand that you need to have a survey when you buy a boat. This boat was a really really specific situation where the owner didn’t want to buy (*sell) the boat. We got so many messages… Yeah, to sell the boat. We’ve got so many messages this past 2 weeks saying: “how did you buy this boat? Because I tried to buy this boat 8 years ago
    and the owner didn’t want to sell.” No one could buy this boat and this been said if we started to point out bad things trying to put the price down we would
    lose the deal. And we think it was worth for the money he was asking for. So we decided to just pay what he wanted, without discussing too much and without digging too much. Even though we checked the boat before we bought this. We came here one month before and we did all the… Basically we spent 3 hours with the former owner, going inside every single corner of the boat. We’ve touched every single thing the boat has with the former owner explaining all the systems, showing all the problems we
    need to fix. He explained everything. It’s not that we bought like out of the blue the boat. And he explained the good things and the bad things that we would need to fix. And we did like a list and we talked
    with a guy that makes surveys in Brazil, our friend that was here help us to refit
    the boat. So, before we bought this already knew kind of how much money we’d need to spent. Of course some extra money we’ll need… Of course you’ll always find surprise,
    but this is a… we call like a controlled risk. There are risks involved on buying
    a boat that was 22 years on the hard. Of course there is. But this boat was so well built that to be honest the price we paid we bought a hull. If we wanted to
    build a hull from scratch just like this it would cost 3 times more. So basically we bought a hull with a lot of things as perks. That’s the way we see it. The furniture is amazing. I think we got a really good deal. The amount we paid for this boat was 50,000 US dollars. Basically in Brazil we a 210 of our money, 210,000 Reais. And fifty thousand dollars. For Brazil this is a really good cheap boat. The thing is… just to let you know… In Brazil the law doesn’t allow
    us to buy using boats outside of the country. And we have not many options of
    used boats to buy. That means the boats are expensiver. More expensive. And we want to have the Brazilian flag. Because if you have a flag that’s not from Brazil you need to go away from the country for a period and then you need to come back. You’re not even allowed to do that for too many times. So we want to have a Brazilian flag and we don’t have too many options. And U$50,000 for Brazilian
    price is really good. Just for comparison… there are other 2 boats just like this one for sale in the Caribbean. And they are on the water… they are on
    the hard but they can go to the water. You’re fine. And one is asking for
    80 thousand US dollars, the other one is 90 thousand US
    dollars. We expect to spend 100 thousand dollars total on the end of the refit. That means if we spend a hundred thousand dollars this is gonna be almost a brand need boat. Because we’re gonna change everything we’ll need to change, we’re gonna fix everything we need to fix. We are gonna do all the… the mast. Yeah all the standing rigs and running rings we’re gonna do all the rigging again. And the painting again. The engine is actually moving, it’s actually turning. We didn’t try it yet, but it’s gonna work. We are waiting for the batteries to arrive to try the engine. We bought the batteries straight from the factory. So, we are waiting for it to arrive. Yeah. And just so you guys be more relaxed we are in the marina that is a working
    marina, it’s like a boat yard, and one of the main centers of boat building in Brazil. So we have professionals of any kind you can imagine here and we have supervision, we have people helping us. We are not doing… we’re not crazy. We are not two kids just like trying to get killed on the ocean. We are trying to make a boat
    seaworthy. This boat was meant to go to Antarctica
    when the former owner bought the boat, so it’s a really really strong boat. With time you guys you understand, with time we’re gonna show all the details on each week on the videos. We intend to have one video every Monday
    10 o’clock Brazilian time in the morning. So we always are gonna show all the details, but it takes time. We cannot show everything in 1 week. People think that this was something like… It’s understandable because YouTube there are so many YouTube channels showing like… we just bought a boat, we’ve never sail before and we’ve just bought it, out of blue. This is another question. We had sail experience, this is our third boat. We had 2 boats before this one. Duca actually sails since he was a child. Yeah, when I was a child my family’s
    summer house was a sailboat, a 35 feet for like almost 15 years. So basically we live in a island, we always been around boats. My grandfather built boats before.
    So it’s not something that we are not thinking about. It’s not something like crazy… these stupid kids just got their parents money and just just bought a boat and are just play around with dad”s money. That’s not true. Not many people know that, but I went back to the university to be an engineer to save money to buy a boat. And that’s the reality. That’s the truth. And we had a long-term plan and the way we afford to this boat wasn’t and with YouTube money yet. And it wasn’t with the savings we had for the house. The house we built with our savings, that
    we’ve worked hard, saved money and all the house is paid with our money. But one year ago we
    started make some money with YouTube. So the money from YouTube helped the
    house already and made our saving last for longer. But there is a sponsorship. One big cool sponsorship. That’s connected with the name of the channel. Finally, after almost 2 years we’re gonna explain you why the channel is called Odd Life Crafting. So, sit, relax, get a coffee because the story comes now. Yeah, it’s gonna be
    worth. if I was you I would sit and just… It’s a cool story. We’ve been wanting
    to tell this story for a long time. Our patrons already know. We told our
    patrons because… I’m not gonna say anything because it’s Duca’s story. So I’m gonna just sit here and listen for I don’t know how many times I’ve listen to this. Yeah. So basically… my dad 43 years ago was an exchange student in the US, in Pennsylvania. And in high school he used to have a friend that was his age they were like 15 or 16, and they were good friends. And then my dad came back to Brazil and
    they lost contact. When I was… I say 12 but I think I was like 10 years old or 11, he started sending letters to his friend again and this guy went to Florianópolis where we live in Brazil for the first time. And he loved Brazil. And after that he came to Brazil for years every single year. Sometimes once, sometimes twice, sometimes 3 times a year. And this guy was the guy that taught me how to speak English, this guy was the owner of
    the first camera I touched in my life. The first picture camera I used
    actually. And I grew up as a friend of this friend of my dad, right? So he would come to Brazil, my dad would be at work and he would say: “take him to go downtown and take him out”. And that’s how I learned English, with with this guy. And then when I was in the university… Business school. My first degree, when I was 19 I went to business school and this guy used to own a company in the States and I went for a internship. So I worked for 3 months at his company, just during my summer break doing an internship on his company. And during 10 years… And I used to work in his company live in his house and he would show me like everything take us to restaurants and the whole thing. He was like his kid. Yeah, but not just me. During 10 years he had 18 interns from Brazil in his company . Every single one of them was either my brother, my cousin, my brother’s friend, my
    brother’s brother’s friend friend, of a friend. All 18 know each other, all friends
    of friends and we all know each other. And then I think 10 years ago
    he had a surgery and he believed he could die so he did a last will. He wrote a last wheel. No one knew about that and he didn’t die. 5 years later or something, after his last will and after his surgery he died out of a heart attack. And then we found out that all 18 Brazilians were on his last will. That was just… crazy. It’s just like how are we in someone’s last will in the States. It’s just… yeah. Crazy story. But just to make it short… we waited for 5 years to know how much we would… he will give us. Because he needs to sell his company and his house and his apartment and blah blah blah blah… Someone needed to sell… Yeah, someone needed
    to sell everything. But I knew I would get some money from that. And when we decided to start a YouTube channel back in Indonesia we didn’t know if I… if the
    money would be I don’t know 5 thousand dollars if it was gonna be
    15 thousand dollars, we had no idea. But we knew that once the money come… came… yeah, once I received the money this money was gonna go towards
    our dream boat. As we knew the money from the last will would go towards the boat and our dream for the channel was in the end to have a boat and sail around with our boat and live on the boat, we decided to put the name Odd Life Crafting because my friend’s name is actually Odd. So basically our first patron is Odd
    because he is the guy that paid for… I don’t know 70% of this boat. So basically they boat cost $50,000 out of that he paid for $36,000 of the boat. Yes. we are lucky. Yes, we are lucky. You need to speak a little bit louder because this noise is… I’m sorry for the noise. It’s just… We’re in a working marina so someone is working. Yeah, so basically he paid for 36,000 out
    of 50,000. The rest we used to own a 26 foot boat that when we went to the University in Sydney Australia when I went to my master degree I sold half of the boat to a friend and then I own… we own half of a boat. So half of our other boat was another $13,000 (*U$11,000) maybe. So that means 36 plus 13… we needed like
    $4,000 ($3,000) or something like that, that our Patreons paid for. Thanks, guys. You guys are
    awesome. So basically we paid for the boat with my friends last will, with half of our our 26-foot sailboat plus our patrons support. And that’s awesome. And now you guys must be wondering: “so you’re crazy, you have just the money for the boat and now you are screwed” Because you know this refit is gonna cost maybe the same amount we pay for the boat. It could cost. But remember that I said that
    we intended to build the house with our money? Actually we make money on YouTube and then we didn’t need to pay for the entire house with our money. Right now all the money that goes to the house is YouTube money. And thanks to you guys that watch all our videos, that’s how we can afford to fix this boat. Because to be honest right now if the views keep going as they are we are gonna be able to pay for the whole refit with YouTube money and that’s a dream. Because even before I wanted to buy a
    boat I wanted to produce documentaries. This is a dream of mine since 2005 when I
    went to the film festival of Marrakesh, international movie festival Marrakesh in
    Morocco. It’s been a long long time plan and goal for life. And now it’s just everything coming together that’s so cool. So what we are doing now it’s
    our dreams combined. It’s the dream of producing documentaries, the dream of photographing everything, the dream of… Sharing everything, it’s just all together. And to share it with you guys it’s amazing, because
    we have so much… so many commenters… It’s inspiring… Yeah, this relationship is just crazy because we just… It’s crazy to post a video and one
    day later 10 thousand people saw it and commented and gave you
    advice and opinions and it’s just crazy. And if the dream goes forward and one
    day we travel to different country with this boat we’re gonna meet a lot of
    people that we are just like distance friends now. Virtually friends. Virtual friends. And we were afraid of changing
    from the container house to sailboat. But since we started to shoot the sailboat the channel started growing a lot. Yeah, a lot. And we are… excited. Really excited. I have no words. Yeah, but we’re gonna finish the house, don’t worry. That’s not the point. We didn’t gave up on the house. The house is… we have a really… how do I
    explain that? The house is also another dream of us. It’s like a little kid, it’s like our first kid the house. We put a lot of love on the house, we worked so hard on the house and we will finish the house. Because we wanted to come… we want
    to live in the boat but we also want to have this small tiny home base,
    like land base, that we can go back and visit the family and… you know, the whole thing. And a tiny house always was our dream also. We’re trying to live fully and trying to live what we believe. And that’s 100% honest. We are not shooting videos about this boat to make money on YouTube. We are not doing… we didn’t start a YouTube channel because everyone has a YouTube channel and now is the… we are gonna be youtubers. That’s not true. That’s not the thing. Truly, it’s not the thing. And it’s just… we are really really
    thankful for people that watch it. Really really thankful, because otherwise we would not be able to keep doing it. Because we had some savings, but it wouldn’t last forever, you know? And we would need to go back to a regular job in a office a job and that’s not… I mean, nothing wrong with that, but right now we are full-time like… really committed to this project and as you guys saw, we have a lot of work ahead. Oh! By the way… You can go. No, you can go. No. I would say just so let’s go to work
    because we have a lot to do. One last thing. Some people commented that we are not
    gonna finish this boat in 3 months. We know we are not gonna finish this boat
    in 3 months. We are gonna do what is necessary to put the boat back in water and to take the boat back to where we live, so we can finish the house and then
    we can finish the boat. So it’s painting, engine and the mast we’re gonna… Some pipes and some… Electrician and pipes. Just some water supplies and stuff. Just to make sure the rubber won’t break. And we can live inside of it. But we are not gonna have… you guys know already, we’re not gonna fix the mast yet, we’re gonna take it without a mast to be quick otherwise we are gonna run out
    of time in the marina and here can became expensive. But we need to be thankful because in the marina they are so helpful. And there are… We couldn’t be in a better place right now to work on boat. For sure we’re gonna miss this place. We’re gonna miss it for sure. We also wants to thank our new patrons for this week. Yeah, but this week it’s hard to write somewhere and it’s hard to remember all the names because the list is too big. That’s pretty cool. Thanks so much, Pierre, Tiago, Alex, Niko, One two and also our… That was a really amazing surprise. When we lived in Sydney, back in 2016, I used to work delivering food by push bike, by bicycle. And my good friend, my best friend from the Deliveroo, the company that I used to deliver food with was a guy from… Ukraine. Oleksii, we’re so so proud and so happy to have you as a patron. That was just… When we got the email saying Oleksii I was like “no no no no. Is this Oleksii? For real?” That’s actually… We talked to him and that’s him. That’s
    so so cool. We’re so so happy. We get so excited when a friend is on board with us. Thank you, guys. We really really appreciate the support. You are awesome. And we see you guys next week. Join the crew

    ⛵️The reality of buying an abandoned Sailboat (22 years on the hard) Made of Steel  #093
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    ⛵️The reality of buying an abandoned Sailboat (22 years on the hard) Made of Steel #093

    August 14, 2019


    The boat is a mess this week. Check it out. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And for the past year we have been building our own tiny shipping container house. Made possible by our Patrons (Thank you!!) So we can travel around knowing that we will always have this little place that we can call home. But guess what? We’ve just found our dream project before we expected: this abandoned sailboat. So we are gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life and then we’re gonna go back in finish the house. *New episode every Monday!! What is going on here? It seems like we were in a war. Yeah, look at that. We took all these off around this hatch. We know that’s not in good shape. But we already knew that. We just didn’t knew… didn’t know we were gonna do it this week. We took this one off also this
    one off. And on the bedroom. No, and this one off. This entire one off. And… All this off. Why did we do all that? I think we need to go outside to show you why we did that. Yeah, we did that because of this. Once we started to hit the rust we discovered that we have some holes. So, we pretty much have… I don’t know, like five six holes
    like these ones. And as we are on the dry it’s the best time to do that. And as
    we’re gonna paint the entire boat that’s the perfect time to fix the holes and
    weld small plates here, right? Yeah, we’re gonna weld some plates on this, but in order to do that we need to take all the interior off otherwise it’s gonna burn. It’s gonna burn because the weld is really
    really hot and then there is EPS inside and then we can just throw fire on the
    whole boat, we don’t want to do that. And basically before you say that the boat
    is in bad shape we knew about that. Before we bought it. So now all we need to do is to cut this piece off and to weld a small plate in this that and that and the other hatch. And for that we count with some help this week, right? Yeah. Yeah, we had some friends over for the weekend and they helped us to take the whole ceiling apart. And they’re actually our patrons. It’s so good when a patron is actually handy. They can give some hand and help us. João and Lina they are the couple that are our patrons that actually introduced us to this boat. He knew a guy that knew a guy that own this… No… he’s like third generation of someone
    that someone that knew this boat. He is friend of a friend of the former owner. So he is the one that showed us the boat and gave us to buy, and that’s pretty cool. And he was anxious to know the boat personally, so they came here. But, we’re talking to much already. Let’s show you some action and these are João and Lina, our good friends. Let’s get started. We gave up on this one… for now!! So, we have friends today. Hello. Hello. One day we will finish that. Yes. Eventually. Probably. The hard thing is to put back in place and
    knowing where are all the pieces but… It’s like a puzzle. A huge one. So, our ceiling is made of laminated,
    plywood, EPS and the galvanized steel. Well, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right? We need to make a t-shirt written: sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. No break though. Ops. I’m gonna show you the outside, the rust. The one they are working now is this one. Hello, guys. Hey. So, we need to weld this. And this. There is only one panel that we couldn’t take off. We still need to… I don’t know find out how to do it, but we will do it eventually. Good for today. Done? We see you tomorrow. Not Yet!! Our first Patreons to try the booze. *These bottles have been sitting on the boat for at least 22 years and someone needed to taste to check if they are still good How many years? Whiskey… I’m gonna just try the open ones. Yeah, we’re gonna keep the sealed ones sealed. At least 22. There is no seal, the seal is broken, right? Is broken? It’s broken, look at that. You can try it then. It’s not full. We can try it. I don’t like whisky, but… I’m trying it. First tryer. Still alive? Yes. Good. At least 22 years. That’s 15 years old plus 22, that means… 37 and that’s open. 37 open. Do you wanna try this? Why not. They are gonna be drunk really soon. Bad news. Well, we lost all the footages of our friends drinking, trying all the buzz. The only one that we have is that ones that we showed. Somehow we deleted I don’t know how. It’s just too many videos (files) the same time and we lost that one. Sorry, guys. We’re really really sorry. But we guarantee you
    that was fun day. They tried every single bottle that was opened. They even got one for gift, wedding gift. That’s cool. They are gonna get married next month, we’re gonna go to the wedding actually. And we gave as a gift the bottle. And by the way just before you
    guys say anything… João is a doctor, he is anesthesiologist, so he knows about chemicals, he studies chemicals. And it was on his own risks. He said he wanted to try, we didn’t make he do anything. That was his own choice, right? Yeah. And Lina trusts him so… you know they tried it and they liked it actually. And they are alive. So now we can tell you that liquor after 22 years sitting there it’s fine. Even if it’s open. Let’s keep going. Finally. It’s not that bad. Finally, we did it. The reason why we are doing all this mess here is because the screws for this
    panel were underneath this piece of wood. And this is perfectly glued, the whole frame, and we didn’t want to take this frame off. And here we have a trim and the trim
    can hold that in place. So, it’s gonna be fine to cut. I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem. No. So, we did it. At least this one. Good job. One less problem. So the idea is to be inside with a wet cloth. And a fire extinguisher. And a fire extinguisher. Masks. Well, we have good and bad news. So let’s show you what I mean. Good news. We fixed all the holes around the hatches. These were all rust problems that
    we fixed. This was a problem created by the wooden frame around the hatches that when this boat was made they built it with this wooden frame. We found a boat just like
    ours to show you what we mean. That makes a lot easier to understand it. So here is a image of this boat. So, this was the twin boat that were here at the same marina that we are. It’s so cool because we went inside it and it’s exactly the same boat inside. It’s crazy. But basically these wooden frames would hold water in between the plate of the boat and the wood. And that would help to create rust
    with time. But this problem is solved. The other one that we cannot… we didn’t solve yet… That’s the bad news. We have some rust here. But we don’t know how it got rusted. But the bad news is not this, it’s not that we don’t know how it was created. The bad news is that we need to take
    apart a piece of furniture inside and it’s all glued. Yeah, basically we didn’t figure out yet how to take apart what we need inside. It’s just… we’ve been working on that for a week. And it’s just right in between the
    head (bathroom) and the saloon, in a area that if we need to take both panels off it’s just like half of the side of the boat. What are you doing? We need to take this off. That’s not good, but we need to do it. We have some patches to do on the
    welding outside and there is EPS inside here. So if we weld outside it’s gonna
    put this on fire. So we need to take this whole thing off. We’re trying to fix
    every single bad spot on the steel of the hull, otherwise in the future we’ll need to fix it again and we don’t want to fix it again anytime soon, so… Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right? And if you do it right you do it
    once if you do it wrong you do many times. So let’s try to do it right. More good and bad news. Look at that. I don’t know if you can see it. We see the beginning of the hole right there. And the good news is we could open
    this and now we can weld on here. But we believe that the hole will come all the way to here and then is the worse it could be. Because then we need to take this whole
    one piece off. But we’re gonna try first to create a hole on the worst spot
    outside and see where it’s gonna land. We’re gonna see if it’s here or there. Let’s try it there. It’s really thin. See? And how about here? Now we go inside and see where this is and then we can measure… 3 fingers. So, let’s see it. We need at least three fingers after that, at least. Fingers… fingers crossed now. Yeah, basically. No good… Bad news. We are really really close. But really really far. I mean we’re really
    close actually… Bad news… We’re gonna need to take all this and it’s really really well glued. And we also have this frame here that’s all glued. But actually… wait wait wait… We need to examine it now to see how bad this is. Yeah, we have like 2 fingers… We’re gonna think and then we’re gonna show you. We have good news. Not necessarily, we think we might have
    good news. It seems like the hole is on the high spot. So maybe we don’t need to
    take this off, we just need to have the panel off. So now we’re gonna take this
    part of the panel off. You guys must be tired of us just… this mess, right? Just like go and forward. Let’s skip this part and go straight, not
    straight… We’re just gonna film some time lapses and then we’re gonna show you
    what… The final result. What’s the plan? The plan is to use this fiberglass cloth to stick inside so we don’t get the wood in fire or the EPS. This is basically to protect the heat of coming through this piece of wood, so we can weld it. Let’s hope it works. But also we are waiting for the welder, he’s gonna bring some argon gas. So we’re gonna insert gas on the back so we avoid fire. That’s the plan. That’s it. Finally, we finished all the welds of the
    hull of the boat. Check it out. This used to be the big hole, here one and
    there another one. By the way, this gray color
    is a intershield 300 from international. That’s just a treatment for the steel to make sure the welds in the new plate won’t rust. And then we’re gonna give the finishing in the future. But we’re gonna talk about painting
    in the future episode because there is a lot more on the painting inside of the boat. There is some weld that we didn’t show in this episode. We’re gonna show you in a future episode also because… And there is a cool thing about the welding. I took some classes of TIG welding. But that is for the future. And also we didn’t finish this yet.
    I mean… he did finish it we just need to trim it and get right in
    the right position. It’s not easy to do the angle that we need there. But, we’re working on that. Other than that we already started
    working on the painting as you can tell. A lot of intershield around the deck. By the way that’s all covered because it’s a rainy weekend this weekend. So we decided to cover just to guarantee we don’t get water on a cockpit because the hatch for
    the engine is open. Ups. Talking too much. We broke a record this week. That’s so cool. We had an insane amount of new patrons coming on board to support us and help us to achieve our goal to finish the refit of our sailboat. That’s amazing how the world have so many generous people. People that are willing to help some
    strangers all the way from the south of Brazil. Welcome on board, guys. The list is really big (*long). So, get a mug, get some coffee, relax. And enjoy the list of new patrons. Sorry for the mispronouncing because they are not Brazilian names. Some of them we don’t know how to pronounce but we are gonna try it. Yeah, we’re gonna give our best
    because sometimes it’s tough. Ulf, Robert, Spike, Olov, Sailing Broken Halo, Marell, Ilja, Christijan, Sailing Roxanne, John, Tom & Rocki, Rastrops, Mike, Roger, Jonathan, XineasHD, Martin, Robin, Zoltán, Dave, Alex, Casey, Kerry, Scott, Tim, Paul, Dominic, George, Ken, Mikael, Jeremy. Guys, thanks so so much. We really
    really really appreciate the support. And we see you guys next week. Next Monday. We see you, guys. The wall in between the bathroom and the main room. The saloon. Yeah, it’s in between the saloon and the… The galey, no the head. It’s just tough. Join the crew

    ⛵️After 22 years abandoned 😱it’s time to (pressure) wash our sailboat #092
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    ⛵️After 22 years abandoned 😱it’s time to (pressure) wash our sailboat #092

    August 14, 2019


    As you can tell the boat is a lot different already. What we are gonna do this week? We’re gonna prepare the boat for painting. This week we’re gonna give a huge clean up outside of the boat and start taking things off the deck so we can finally finally start painting this boat. So, let’s get started. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And for the past year we have been building our own tiny shipping container house. Made possible by our Patrons (Thank you!!) So we can travel around knowing that we
    will always have this little place that we can call home. But guess what? We just found our dream project before we expected: this abandoned sailboat. So we’re gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life. And then we’re gonna go back and finish the house. *New episode every Monday!! So, we’re gonna wash this now. We’re really curious to see the boat without this black part. We have a long way to go. Let’s get to work then. It’s a pretty easy job and actually it’s really fun. Of course we should have done the deck
    before but the machine was with some problems. And we were curious to see the side of
    the boat. It’s fine, it’s all good. Ready? Yeah. Let’s do it. We only have one trouble, the rest is fine. This is the only one that is giving us some trouble. To be continued… Too many locked bolts… leave it for later… Last job of the day. At least the mosquitoes didn’t kill us yet. At leas another successful job. Yeah, a successful job. That’s pretty good. It’s good when you do something from beginning to end. Not like this. All these marks are the ones that we couldn’t take off. It’s like 15 from each side. We need a better tool and we will eventually get that done. Otherwise we will need to screw on
    the top of it and that’s gonna be a mess. We’re practicing how to get the
    drone on the air because once we are sailing we will need to do that moving and that’s gonna be a lot harder. Successful mission. Success. Next try. We tried all the methods you could imagine to take this screw off. So now the next step is to break
    the screw. Let’s see if we can do it. The big, not the huge. That’s a victory. We won one. One out of 30 screws that we need to take off. After half an hour. That method was taking too long, so… Last chance. If we don’t do it with this I don’t know how we’re gonna do it. Jig saw it is. Good news. We can do it. Is it off? Yeah. It worked, but now we have another… I don’t know… 20 or 30 to go. We can do it. That’s a really really really good thing. You guys have no idea how big of a
    victory this is. That was like a week fighting with this track. We did it. That’s pretty good. So, what day is today? Moving day. Today we are finally gonna move the boat from here after years. We’re gonna write somewhere the amount of years it’s been sitting exactly on this spot. Because in 22 years the boat
    went to many spots on the boat yard. We found out which day… the exactly day this boat is been here in this marina. So just for fun, that’s the picture
    of the dates the boat moved on the last 22 years. Yeah, but today we’re gonna take the boat to the covered place. Because we are gonna start sanding the hull to get ready for the painting. That’s the idea. So we are waiting for a travel lift and we’re gonna see the boat on the Travel lift for the first time. That’s exciting and scary. But let’s do it. Here we go. Looks pretty good!! Hello. New home? Yeah. So here’s our new spot. Really loud because everyone… It’s pretty dark inside now. And really loud. A lot of people working here. But it’s all good. At least now we can sand the boat and no rain is gonna come because… It’s about time to welcome on board our new Patrons. Yep. The list is long this week also. Thanks so much and welcome on board Ivan, Z-non or Zac. Timothy, Orville, Mattheu, David, Marek, Eric, William, Randy and William. Another William. Guys, thanks so much we really really really appreciate the support. And we hope you guys enjoy the extra video that we are gonna prepare today for you. Yeah, today we are gonna shoot a short… Sometimes we have been doing that, a short up to date video exclusively for Patrons. Because the refit is just too long and we’re not like in real time right now . So, it’s just a perk just to show you how is the boat right now. We hope you enjoy it. We see you guys next week. Join the crew

    Disaster and Dessert – Free Range Sailing Ep 93
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    Disaster and Dessert – Free Range Sailing Ep 93

    August 14, 2019


    – For today’s little outing we’re gonna go see the
    Bustard Head Lighthouse. In it’s past, you know, it had been vandalized by a few people. But some private people
    actually took it upon themselves to just sort of fix it up, patch it up. And now they run tours there and show a little bit of history. So you know we’re gonna be into that. Think they charge something
    like $10 a person, and that goes to the upkeep. So we’re more than happy
    to contribute to that. But at the moment we’re just
    enjoying the walk up there. Even though it’s quite a warm day, luckily we’ve got a bit of breeze. It’s not too bad. (gentle instrumental music) – [Pascale] The Bustard Head lighthouse was first lit in 1868, and was Queensland’s first coastal light. (gentle instrumental music) The site was chosen to warn seafarers of the dangerous rocks
    just off the headland, which can be seen here to
    the left of the lighthouse. (gentle instrumental music) – We came off the, whoa! Look at that big spiderweb. (laughs) I’m not doing my job, my job is to run into all the spiderwebs and keep them out of Pascale’s face. (pascale laughs) But we came off the
    power line service track, that we’re just looking at then, into the trees. And as Pascale said it, the temperature dropped
    like five degrees instantly. (water rushing) So when we come back
    we’ve got a few choices. – We might walk along the
    beach on the way back, it’s gonna be low tide. – [Troy] Hot and mosquito’s. But some friends we just met said yip, go via the beach. So that’s what we’ll do. (water rushing) (gentle instrumental music) Mozzies? – I think they’re pretty much gone now. They’re not sort of, – [Troy] I can see a
    few hovering around you. – [Pascale] Yeah, they’re not as bad. (gentle instrumental music) The lighthouse was de-manned and converted to automatic
    operation in January 1986. A caretaker was instated
    to look after the lights, but was then removed in the
    same year to cut back on costs. And so started the tragic
    decline of the site, from vandalism and neglect. Thanks to the perseverance
    and extreme generosity of a handful of individuals, the lighthouse and it’s surrounds was liased to the Bustard
    Head Lighthouse Association, and this historic site was
    restored to it’s former glory. (gentle instrumental music) We were given a tour of the lighthouse, the museum and it’s surrounds, by the current volunteer caretakers. (gentle piano music) The lighthouse was constructed
    from cast iron panels, fabricated in England. This is a photograph of the lighthouse, before it was dismantled
    and shipped to Australia. (gentle piano music) On display in the lighthouse museum, are pieces of the
    original eight-sided lens. (gentle piano music) This telescope belonged to the first lighthouse superintendent, Thomas Rooksby, who held his post here for 35 years. The first lights were fueled by an oil lamp, pictured left. This lamp was replaced with a
    middle kerosone lamp in 1917. The lighthouse lights
    became electric in 1935. (gentle piano music) – [Man] This is the one
    that was put in 1935. It was electric. This is just taken out, and then it was restored and put back in. The real light, as you see it now, if you stand back here. We’re over here. If you just put your
    head right back in there, put it right back in, – [Troy] Oh yeah, it’s still spinning. – [Man] So yeah, it spins 24 hours a day. – [Troy] But it’s not illuminated there. – [Man] No, it’ll probably only be illuminated tonight. ♪ The noise the noise ♪ ♪ The voices call across the river ♪ ♪ The bones the bones ♪ ♪ The river moans ♪ ♪ I love you more than ever ♪ – [Pascale] In the distance
    is the town of 1770. The first place in Queensland
    where Captain Cook landed. ♪ This time ♪ ♪ The voice the voice ♪ ♪ The noise is called across the river ♪ ♪ The sun the stone where nothing grows ♪ ♪ And April is the cruelest month ♪ ♪ We will run for miles ♪ ♪ The call of the crowd dies ♪ ♪ We’ll be ♪ Several tragedies, including suicide, illness, burns and accidental drownings led to many deaths at
    this remote light station. – [Man] Right, this is Alfred Power. And that was original like that, because his name was power
    and he was a line repairer. – [Pascale] Alfred Power visited the Bustard Head lighthouse to repair the telegraph line in 1889. In a terrible tragedy
    involving a capsized vessel, he was drowned. Along with the acting
    superintendent’s daughter, 20 year old Mary Gibson. And the assistant lightkeeper’s wife, 39 year old Elizabeth Wilkinson. The Bustard Head Lighthouse Association has done a fantastic job restoring and looking after the graves. – [Troy] So there we go, that sort of wraps up our tour. It’s the only lighthouse in Australia or Queensland? – In Queensland, that you can go up there. – It’s a still-functioning lighthouse, and it’s the only one that you
    can still go and have a tour. – Yeah. – So, but we went and had a look at the cemetery there. To be totally honest, if we’d stayed there much
    longer we’d be joining them. The mozzies are pretty fierce. – Yeah, really fierce. – I can feel my, (laughs) – Biting through clothing and, – I can feel my blood pressure dropping. – Yeah. (laughs) – [Troy] Yeah, that was pretty cool. (gentle guitar music) (pascale laughs) (gentle guitar music) (troy laughs) (gentle guitar music) – Well we’ve been in Pancake Creek for a few days now, and we haven’t even made pancakes yet! As you probably know, we’re really into buckwheat pancakes. And when our friend Annabelle
    came to stay with us, she told us about a variation
    on buckwheat pancakes, which is super simple and really healthy. It’s sprouted buckwheat pancakes, so what I did last night is
    grabbed a cup of buckwheat, and then soaked it in two cups of water. And all we’re gonna do
    is food process this up to get our batter. I might drain off a
    little bit of the water, and then we can add a little bit more if it’s not quite the right consistency. And that’s our batter. It’s as simple as that. We’ll add a little pinch of salt, and then you’ll see how
    fantastic these turn out, with just buckwheat. It’s really, really great addition to your yoddy stores, if you can find ’em. Okay so we’ve got our batter here. And that’s a good dripping consistency. We’re gonna cook them now. I’ve just got a little fry pan on the go, on medium heat with about
    a teaspoon of butter in it. (bright instrumental music) (pancake sizzles) Oh! (laughs) Not quite ready. (pascale laughs) Oh. Ay! Okay, so that’s a pretty good yield for one cup of buckwheat, I reckon. – [Troy] Yeah, do I get it all? – No, you have to share with me. (laughs) So we normally, I don’t know, we mix it up with what we top with. Sunflower seeds, coconut shavings. But today we’re having
    honey and peanut butter with a little bit of
    coconut oil mixed through, so you can drizzle it over
    the top of your pancakes. And like I said, it’s just sprouted buckwheat
    in the food processor, with water and a pinch of salt. And I’ve just been frying
    them on the fry pan for the last 40 minutes, with a bit of butter. (gentle guitar music) – My mouth’s watering like crazy. What have we got here, Bill O’ Wheeler honey? – [Pascale] Mhm. – I think we opened
    this this week. (laughs) If I wanted to, I could definitely roll it. Like that, just like a normal pancake. Maybe slightly crumbly. It’s just trying to break on the edges, but that’s a pretty tight roll. Mm, the crunch is good. (gentle instrumental music) – [Pascale] Along with the stingray, we’d noticed many shovelnosed
    rays hunting the shallows. And, having never eaten shovelnose before, we were keen to try one. (gentle instrumental music) These holes behind the eyes
    are for drawing water in, so the animal can breathe. And that’s what makes this a ray. Here you can see the gills
    are on the underside, and I’ve cut through
    them to bleed the animal. As you can see, it’s got a tail and fins like a shark, and some people call
    them shovelnosed sharks. But because of that gill arrangement, they’re actually a ray. (gentle instrumental music) Shovelnose. – [Pascale] What do you think? – It’s a really subtle flavor. It’s delicious. A really nice texture. The only thing that I don’t
    like is there’s so much head. (laughs) That um, – [Pascale] We don’t get a lot of meat. It’s only one meal for that big ray. – Right. So not really enough
    recovering with filleting it. So I don’t think I’ll hit ’em again. Even though they’re delicious. – [Pascale] Mm. – I mean, if we’re really hard up for food maybe I’d consider it. But I don’t think we’d get
    enough meat off the actual animal to make it worthwhile for
    us to really target them. What do you think, Pascie? – [Pascale] I think so too. Stingray is better. – Mm. – [Pascale] But they’re still good. – It’s really good meat, though. – [Pascale] It tastes
    a bit like shark to me, I reckon. – It’s, there’s no hint
    of rubberyness at all. So shark, little shark’s in season for sure, but there’s, you wouldn’t have any danger of heavy metals
    or anything in these. You know? Because they’re laying around on the sand. Mm, they’re really good. – Hi folks, I really hope you enjoyed
    this week’s episode of Free Range Sailing, and if you did, don’t forget to give it a Like. The information in this video was based on a book by Stuart Buchanan, called The Lighthouse of Tragedy. He was actually one of the founders of the Bustard Head
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    LIVING ABOARD a SAILBOAT in the Baltic – The Last Nordic Country – Ep 13
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    LIVING ABOARD a SAILBOAT in the Baltic – The Last Nordic Country – Ep 13

    August 13, 2019


    what you know about this cosplay now we’re going out Germany Germany yeah we’re very actually but I just confirmed that it might still be midday the best time to leave really oh my god it’s almost midday anyway it’s almost midday it’s almost midday I’m just getting everything ready so it doesn’t tumble around and look like it’s been like second third world war inside here after we sailed leaving leaving at Lincoln out towards Germany should be like a crosswind passage about 22 hours I hope everything goes well we’re finishing to fill it with water I mean that takes so long to fill up there’s so much water no thanks it’s ridiculous that’s good where are we going now gosh doc yeah tomorrow let’s see what the wind does it should change should round south and you southeast to make it a nice side win for us but for now at least for the first couple of hours I think we’re gonna get it on the face what about this sunset it’s beautiful yeah no green flash guys no green flash today there’s something amazing about the night city just you and see especially online like tonight it’s really really bright you guys can see the moon oh yeah you can sit she’s pretty so Brides like they six knots so this is my night watch are getting close to the Germany code knuckles no it’s been 12 hours since we left and we still have another 10 hours to go chris is sleeping right now and we have a beautiful so just finishing her shift it’s 7:00 the morning no it’s 6:00 anyone 6 and 46 the money no it’s not for 40 almost five in the morning five in the morning and uh this is finishing his shift the easiest sale of her life yes Germany we do 6 knots all along since that time when I was on the shift and the moon setting over there is very beautiful the Sun is coming up over there I was going on more focus focus all right so the sun’s set the moon is set over there and the Sun is rising and well were there it’s nice to see the Sun setting rice same evening what a beautiful sunrise what we gonna do now are you gonna go sleep maybe little a little bit well wake up for breakfast okay cool guys closer and closer to our destination are right in the German see you have to lower our Dutch flag our Danish flag it’s not Danish actually it’s a name of the island yeah whatever it is right guys can figure out how we do to unlock this would be great because this is the original sound system a game with a boat and so cassettes and I think it really was on the boat but out there as a password to lock it on and the owner of the boat died and it took the possible with him so we have no no idea what the code would be it’s a block code it doesn’t look as nice as a as a cassette one but um it works that’s what’s amazing about it right so this is the mount we had one a for raider what happened is this used to swing like this to kind of leave the radar always straight even when the mast was leaned over what’s happening is when the sale comes across the mast this turns sideways like this and catches on the on at daum so we’re going to put it on top of the spreaders now so we just mashed run the rest of the cables down – it must be real good over there now get out was a nightmare run the cables down to master as usual I’m just gonna connect the rest of it now that’s the beautiful not three point five kilowatt and Grutter big big big solar panel are we making so much energy that matters wrong using even and the angle grinder and a whole lot because we have so much of a crystal heart spended really so um we need a air conditioner now there we won’t in Germany already hot imagine what you got the Caribbean Germany waters cheap we don’t have any more money we spent all that money to get a bratwurst this place yeah in Germany watching a Zeppelin fly to the skies and drawn a beautiful sunset check this out and one of the first videos of my cousin one poor girl coming pasta rice is down there fixing something what real lucky that can you see the amount of mosques over there this is a classical bulge meeting is going on right now and we didn’t even know about it so we arrived at the best out there according to my cousin this is the best on the air right yeah this is definitely the best time it’s the best city in Germany although all right there are you go sir but but you have to go to Varna Monday that’s like the highlight sets definitely little highlights we’ll check it out we’ll probably go to more we tried today’s but I do more cards and between the many boats taking part in the tall ship race a type of regatta developed to encourage international friendship insanely training one boat stood out of all the rest to us it was a boat we had met before in Brazilian waters the widest one a presumed name is saying vessel and we were lucky enough to get a very special in private tour with the second side the most beautiful Brazilian votes what to stamp in Barbara’s Union a vote of ragazza they each take what where is insufferable oh yeah there she does what I said now said we on the way to the North Sea right now yeah that’s bad are you in the easy mode doing the easy mode and I’m you dead tired so in the last video we showed a little bit about so in the last video we showed you how we finished our job if I shut

    Liveaboard Century Old Sailboat Tour: Circumnavigation & Single Handing Ocean Crossings
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    Liveaboard Century Old Sailboat Tour: Circumnavigation & Single Handing Ocean Crossings

    August 12, 2019


    Hello, my name is Martin and that’s my boat. The name is Styrr. The boat is 108 years old years old and I own her now for 12 years. I’ve been sailing since I’m a little boy so
    50 years, 60 years. The first boat I owned that was a 420, a sailing dinghy. Sailed
    around Italy to Greece to Turkey and back. Then I had a steel boat that was
    built in the Netherlands. We took her to all the canals in France. Then the boats
    were getting bigger and bigger and now I’m in this one. Twenty years ago this was my
    home. We sailed around the world twice. Once with this boat once with the
    previous boat and now we are planning to sail to Madagascar. We have paying
    clients sailing with us usually the Med for one
    week. Usually they are families with kids. So we have to stay in the Med for maybe
    two or three years and then we’ll see. Maybe going down the Red Sea, maybe go to the Pacific and then Southeast Asia. This way too. She’s about 80 foot over deck. A gaff
    rig ketch. It’s eight working sails. I have more but I don’t use them all the time.
    Got the windlass for the anchor. Down here you have the storage for the chain and I have paint down here and wine and stuff like that. Down here they have been the water tanks but we moved them. Now it’s a cabin. I’m
    alone on the boat now so all the chairs and stuff is removed. Yeah, that’s a good thing on this boat, there are different levels so people can sit here or they can go on to the cabin roof. Here I sit for my morning coffee. This is the deck house. In bad weather we can sit outside. We have the fuel as well. It’s not like in a normal yacht where you’re always downstairs. Three cabins like this one. It’s a double. It’s for two people or for kids they
    can sleep up there. They have the shower and toilet there, just straight ahead. That we call a small cabin. We give
    it for one person or if they are really in love there can be two. It’s not that big. This is nice and it’s big, a lot of storage. It has been before, as far as I know, the owner cabin. Aft bathroom here. The boat was built in Scotland so
    originally she was sailing in cold countries so this stove is here. I use it
    in the winter in the Med as well. I just make a big fire in there. That’s the galley so we can cook here
    for yeah like 10 people. it’s not big but it’s okay. It works. We use electric and
    gas, but it’s hard to refill the gas bottles sometimes so we change. Now we only have electric. It makes things easier. That’s the wheelhouse or when I’m sailing
    alone I can sleep up here so I have the overview. Standard navigation and stuff.
    I’ve two autopilot cause I did a lot of crossings like Pacific or Atlantic on my
    own so I need a lot of electronic around the world. When I bought the boat
    electronic was out of the maybe 70’s. It was good stuff, but not
    useful anymore and I’ve got lucky I’ve got hit by a lightning strike and this
    lightning strike killed everything and the insurance paid so I could buy the new
    one. *laughter* I got hit twice by lightning. Some of the boat must be magnetic. That’s the engine room. That’s the place where I spend my days and nights. That’s the main engines. I can store six tons of fuel. The main engines are from
    Rolls-Royce from the 60’s-70’s as far as I know. And that’s the generator.
    Bunch of old stuff you need for the world around the sea. Water I can store 1000 liter, but I have a water maker that is producing 250 liters an hour so I don’t need more
    water storage. That’s enough. The boat was ending here. When I bought
    her it was just a wall and nothing in between so I just ripped it out to make
    the bed bigger. And the hatch was not here. In
    case of a fire I thought it was a good idea if you have an emergency escape. Our cabin is down here so we try to keep
    the people out of here so we don’t make it too comfortable. We have the washing machine here
    and the freezer and all the stuff I need for working and yeah that’s my hammock.
    That’s my second bed. I use solar panels as well. I have three on this side and three on the other side. When I’m alone I can live on the solar panels. With
    people on board, it’s impossible. You see the mast, I did it in Turkey new
    and that wood was not completely dry so it’s bent a little bit. Now this one is from laminated wood as well and they are not special or waterproof, just
    standard laminated wood, but it stays. The wires, they are standard wires.
    Nothing is stainless steel. Stainless steel looks good-looks good and the next day just breaks. Galvanize is more elastic. It’s honest. I see it gets rusty then
    you can change. Plus for insurance you would have to change your wires every I
    guess ten years or something and this one’s now 14 years old. I can just buy
    the stuff in the hardware store, makes it cheaper. I can do everything on
    my own I don’t need special terminals or anything. Well, it’s dangerous. I mean staying at
    home, maybe you get hit by a car or whatever. Now living
    around world, it’s completely safe. In these 20 years I’ve got nothing stolen. I never
    had some bad experience nowhere. I mean just try, but there are different ways
    you can live and you can be happy and standard job can be good as well. But you
    start with a small boat somewhere or get a boat and across the Atlantic and we
    will see what happens. I’ll try to do this as long as I can. I don’t know how long it
    works. Now I’m 61 years old and with 70, I don’t know if I still have the power to do
    it, but then I will find something else. *laughter*

    Woodworker Builds The Perfect Tiny House Boat for Life on the Water
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    Woodworker Builds The Perfect Tiny House Boat for Life on the Water

    August 12, 2019


    >>MAT: Hey everyone, we were just driving down the highway and came across this really awesome floating houseboat. So we contacted the builder, Richard, and he agreed to put it in the water for us so we could have a look. He built it all himself by hand. It’s like a tiny floating cabin. It looks tiny, but you’ll be really surprised to see how much he was able to fit in this houseboat There’s a dinette that turns into a bed, a full kitchen with fridge, sink, cooktop, there’s a heater, a full bathroom with a toilet, separate sink and shower, and on top of that there’s a super spacious deck for hanging out and enjoying the surroundings Ever since we saw this boat, we can’t stop imagining how cool it would be to live in this for a whole summer. Just living on the water. So we’re really excited to show you this we’re gonna give you a full tour. Let’s go take a look inside! [Music Playing] So this houseboat is 24 feet long (7.3 m) long and 8.5 feet wide (2.6 m) wide It weighs 5,700 lbs and it’s set up on three aluminum pontoons There’s a gas motor with a 192-liter gas tank at the front. For solar power, there’s a 260 Watt solar panel hooked up to two 6-volt AGM sealed batteries and there’s a 30 lb (13.6 kg) horizontal propane tank used to power the heater, the cooktop, and the hot water heater. So when you come in, this is the whole living area so there’s a little dinette here that converts into a sleeping area. You just remove the leg, lower the table and make your bed [Music Playing] There’s also a bunch of storage underneath the benches like this Over here is a pretty nice and spacious kitchen, there’s a sink, a propane stove, and actually quite a bit of counter space. And over here is the fridge. It’s 4.5 cubic feet, it’s electric and it runs entirely off the solar power system. There’s a ton of storage and there are some nice handmade drawers here For the heater. It’s a little propane Martin heater here. This is a pretty nice feature, too, there’s some open shelving but he added some mesh because things are moving around in the boat quite a bit. Over here is the roof vent that runs off the solar power system also to get some good air circulation and prevent it from getting too hot in here. All the LED lights are also running off solar power. And this is the little dining area. There are some cup holders here and some storage for a few things here if the boat’s rocking and it won’t move around and believe it or not even though this space is tiny, there’s a full bathroom with a toilet and a shower. So it’s just a dry toilet, dry composting toilet. And in the same space, there’s a small shower. There’s also a separate sink and then the floor is made of wood slats and the water drains through the wood slats into the greywater system. And if you’re taking a shower, you just close the curtain all around to cover the door and the toilet. [Music Playing] The sink in the kitchen, the sink in the bathroom and also the shower all run off a 12-volt pump and they all drain into a custom greywater filtration system that Richard designed. So apparently here in Quebec you’re allowed to dump your greywater (if you’re on a boat) directly in the body of water that you’re on. Richard thought it was important to filter the greywater before dumping it so he actually custom-built a greywater filtration system. It’s basically a big charcoal filter that purifies the water before letting it drain. There’s a 56-liter freshwater tank but you can also flip a switch and draw water directly from the lake or a river that you’re on. For example if you want to take a shower without emptying your freshwater tank, you just flip that switch and take your shower like that. [Music Playing] It’s cool that there’s a bunch of windows in here, you can get a really nice view from pretty much every angle. You can open a few of them so you can get some nice air flow. There’s also the big patio doors at the front and a really nice touch is that he put some small glass panels at the edge here and it’s just a really nice touch gives it a cool effect. You’ll notice all the woodwork, all the cabinetry, the beams, the ceiling, everything has been made by hand by Richard. He’s actually a woodworker, a professional woodworker. So you can tell that everything’s beautifully crafted and made with a lot of care. For the wood, he used mostly white cedar which is one of the lightest woods in the world and it’s great to use on a boat because it doesn’t rot like other types of wood. And one of the coolest things about this mini floating house is the huge patio door leading onto a deck Right now, this boat is kind of set up more as a fishing boat, but he’s actually planning on building one that’s more of a home so there’s gonna be some couches on the outside and it’ll be set up a little bit more just for hanging out. There’s also an awning that you can set up for shade and protect against the rain. [Music Playing] So many years ago when we started trying to figure out what we wanted to do, if we wanted to live in a tiny house or a camper van or an RV or a sailboat. The sailboat was always one of our favorite options but we hadn’t really considered a houseboat like this on pontoons and one of the advantages to this as opposed to a sailboat I guess is that you don’t need to learn how to sail and your living space is above the water so you would have a lot more light. It just seems like a nice living space. So if you’re interested to learn more about this boat and what Richard’s working on you can check out the link to his website, it’s going to be in the description of this video. Please share this video if you liked it and subscribe to see more like this.