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    Departing – Problems to Avoid

    September 22, 2019

    What problems are we trying to avoid? Failing to look-out for other boats and other environmental factors prior to getting underway. Not connecting your engine shut-off switch lanyard or doing so incorrectly. When leaving a shoreline, allowing passengers to fall while boarding the boat. Failing to adjust the load to enable your boat to back off the shore. Not checking around the propulsion unit before starting the engine and allowing it to make contact with the bottom or objects; and causing other boats or people to have to take action to avoid a collision. When leaving a mooring buoy, failing to ensure that the propulsion unit is clear. Having the mooring lines snag on the boat or get tangled in the propulsion unit allowing the boat to contact the buoy causing damage. When leaving a dock or slip, being unable to clear the dock. Failing to cast-off all dock lines in a manner that controls the boat’s departure. Not taking fenders on board when clear of the dock or slip. Leaving lines attached to the boat hanging off the side. Not shifting gears cleanly and smoothly into forward or reverse. Being unable to engage the throttle from idle speed to no-wake speed smoothly, and performing sudden and excessive throttle movements. Not positioning the helm before shifting. Not turning or delaying to turn the steering mechanism in the intended direction of the boat. Not correcting steering before your boat is more than fifteen degrees or the equivalent of three minutes in clock-time off course, and not being able to maintain a consistent heading without over- or under-steering.

    Full Time Liveaboard Sailboat, Sailing with a Baby
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    Full Time Liveaboard Sailboat, Sailing with a Baby

    September 21, 2019

    We are Alessandro, Arianna, and Sophie. We are living in a boat from when this little monkey was born. This is Vela Bianca, the name of the boat. My father used to take all the family
    with him in this boat sailing for three months every year. We went with all
    the family. My father’s family and my uncle’s family. We were nine inside this space so you can imagine a lot of children, a lot of noise. So I started as a deckhand
    in this boat. The first time trying to understand everything. When I was fifteen
    sixteen I was able to to move the boat alone, to open the sails, to navigate. I
    worked three years as a fisherman. I’m making two years like twenty thousand
    euro. I was able to buy an old boat, a Comet 11 1975 made for crossing the
    ocean, the Atlantic. But when I bring Sophie with me the first year when she
    was 15 days old we take a very hard thunderstorm with that boat and we had so
    many problems, but we are all okay and I decide to make an exchan ge with my, with my
    father. “I give you my old boat and you give your boat”. So we made this
    exchange. We’re here right now. We are in Zadar in
    Dalmatia in Croatia. Really nice place to be.
    It’s the paradise for the sailing. This is the boat. It’s the Nova 41 feet. It’s from 2000. It’s a cutter, you can see this is the Genoa and this is the Jib. Self tacking,
    you see you have only one “scota” in Italian, rope. You can go up the wind
    without touching anything, just with this, with the jib, and the mainsail. My
    father designed it. So this is another important part of the boat. Got the
    hammock here and is very comfortable for two persons and the baby it works, it’s
    okay. If you are 130 kilos it’s not good, but if you are normal, it’s okay. This is the stroller, the dinghy, got two solar panels. They charge 8 amp
    in one hour if you got a great sun and we have it in the sea and you know that. This is another good point of this boat is the space here in the “poteto”. You can
    see 41 feet is a very good space. You can have lunch and dinner. So when you
    have the jib on the right side, on the starboard side, you have to tie this one
    because you have to come to save the strength. Also this, the only thing you
    have to do when you’re tacking, with the self tacking, is to tie this one and
    release that one and, you know, the contrary if you go on the starboard side
    or the port side. This platform, this is one meter more. For peeing overboard in
    navigation, you know, you got three points *laughter*, you can not fall. We have the Belgium flags. The Italian flag you have to spend 2,000
    euro for one year so this is 50 so it’s better. You see the mainsail is rolling
    inside the mast, it looked like it’s comfortable but if you have problem with
    the mainsail you can see that you cannot drop down and you remain with half the
    sail outside and half the sail inside. It’s a, it’s a big mess, so you have to
    know how to utilize it. Automatic pilot. The instruments: navigation, you have the speed, and the depth. I don’t have an external GPS. I like to navigate using the
    charts. You can check what you have around. You can see thunderstorms, the sky, the waters, everything, the ships. And here in the GPS, I use it to understand if the anchor is well or not, is good or not, because I have the track here so I can record the movement of the boat. This is my place. The inside engine is a Volvo Penta 60 horsepower. It’s an old
    one, but it’s a good one. It’s immortal. Tank 130 litres diesel. Yeah you can navigate for 40 hours. So, welcome home. This is basically our home. Coming in
    there are two twin cabins where we usually keep our guests in here. We
    prepare the dinner and breakfast for this little baby and we have everything
    inside this fridge and the drink the drinking things are inside here. Less
    practical and difficult to use, but it’s okay. We have more room in here. This
    table inside when outside is cold and it’s raining so we can eat while Sophie
    is running on the sofa. Keeping the water inside here you can see the level of the
    water tank. Practically, they are four like this one here, the second is there,
    the third is there, and the fourth is there and for a total of 600 liters. Alex’s
    instruments. You can put this on the top and here’s the last mat. We made this bed for Sophie. By this way, she’s safe. We fix the net, it’s actually a fishing net.
    She can stay even when we’re moving. She sleeps well. Maybe now she won’t enter because she’s too tired. *laughter* She’s too tired. I know, I know. All this stuff isn’t dangerous for Sophie so like her clothes are in plastic bags so they don’t get wet, don’t suffer from
    humidity. We keep our food inside there. All we need for cooking, more
    storage, some more room and usually we keep the bottles and the water. And also this, this is the biggest one. Going on, we have the toilet. A big, big bed. And, you don’t want to stay alone. Okay, okay. Life is dangerous *laughter*, you know? She’s really enjoying the boat life and I like the fact that she’s starting to walk on the boat. Life is dangerous. Even if you stay at home, even if you stay everywhere, you have to watch out. The world is dangerous. You have to, to think what you
    wanna do. “Oh I can’t do this, oh I can’t do that”, “I can do this”. You want to do this, you want to, you can. Do you think it’s dangerous? Yes it’s dangerous. Also staying home or walking on the street or driving the car or go inside the bus or in traffic, everywhere. The danger is trying to be happy and when you’re happy, think about it, don’t
    let it go like this, think about it. You want to play, baby?


    How to Clean a Sailboat : How to Soap & Scrub a Sailboat

    September 21, 2019

    Hi, I’m Ches Rainier, welcome to Expert Village.
    Today we’re going to be talking about some techniques used to clean a fiberglass boat.
    Alright, now we’re going to talk about some techniques to use with the soap of the boat,
    because you’ve got to put a little soap in sometimes otherwise it just won’t get clean.
    So you’ve got to get yourself a good biodegradable soap. So a little drops, not too much, and adds some water. Most of the time you
    can get away with just a rinse down and let it dry. If you keep up with your maintenance
    then soap really isn’t necessary. What I like to do is hit all the bird droppings
    and areas where there’s a lot of stains going on the boat first, and then go over the rest
    of the boat lightly because it doesn’t need to be scrubbed quite as hard. This is just
    a plastic brush you can get at any hardware store. I tested it out on some of the surfaces
    here and it’s not too abrasive on the finish of the boat so that’s the main thing you’ve
    got to watch out for. You need it to be abrasive enough to get off whatever you’re trying to
    scrub off. Some of these bird droppings can be pretty stubborn, but you definitely don’t
    want to ruin the finish of the boat.

    How to Sail – Capsize a 2 person sailboat
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    How to Sail – Capsize a 2 person sailboat

    September 21, 2019

    This training video looks at how to deal with
    a capsize for a two person sailing dinghy using the scoop method, which is where one
    person rights the dinghy and the second person is scooped aboard and then able to help the
    other person get back aboard. Capsizing is a normal part of everyday sailing.
    There’s nothing to worry about, the boat won’t sink. Even sailors with years of experience
    capsize. And you should practise your technique with deliberate capsizes on light wind days
    to perfect your technique. The most common capsize is where the wind
    simply over powers you and knocks you over. First you should check that you are both ok
    and not caught up in any loose ropes, and check that the centreboard is pushed fully
    down as you’ll need this later. In the unlikely event of becoming trapped under the sail,
    simply push up on the sail. This will introduce a pocket of air and then you can swim free. When in the water it’s important to keep
    in direct contact with the boat at all times to prevent you from getting separated. This
    can be done by either holding onto the mainsheet or by holding onto the hull itself. You should both swim to the rear of the boat
    which also ensures no one gets trapped under the hull should it invert. And while you’re
    there check the rudder hasn’t fallen off, if it has, refit it. If you feel the boat rolling on top of you,
    you need to swim clear and let the boat settle. If however you do get trapped under the boat
    then you need to take a deep breath and bob out from underneath the upturned hull. In this example the boat has fully inverted.
    To make it easier both helm and crew swim to the centreboard in preparation to right
    the boat. To increase leverage try to get out of the water by climbing on the lip of
    the upturned hull, and both grab hold of the centreboard. But be careful not to damage
    the trailing edge of the centreboard as this is a thin edge and is delicate and very easily
    damaged. With both of you pulling in the same direction,
    just lean back. There’s no need to strain here as a gentle and sustained pressure will
    suffice and is the key to an effective capsize procedure. Slowly the boat will adopt the
    flat capsize position, which when reached, the lighter person should then swim back around
    the rear of the boat and end up on the inside cockpit being careful to stay in direct contact
    with the boat. It’s important that you talk to one another
    at all times as you won’t be able see each other. Release the mainsheet fully like this to ensure
    that the sail flaps when the boat is upright, which will reduce the risk of an accidental
    capsize whilst you are sorting things out. The helmsman then applies all his weight to
    the top of the centreboard and pushes down. Surface tension of the sail on the water may
    need you to apply a quick pump to break the seal, which when happens the boat will right
    quickly. In the cockpit the crew should grab hold of
    something rigid. This will make sure they are scooped aboard but avoid applying too
    much pressure as this will work against the helmsman who is working on the other side.
    With the helmsman continuing to push down on the centreboard and the boat righting itself,
    the crew is then simply scooped aboard. With the boat now upright, the crew is then
    able to assist the helmsman to climb aboard. This can be over the stern like this. Or over
    the side of the boat on the opposite side of the boom. Do not climb in under the boom as it is likely
    that this extra weight of the helmsman under the boom will pull the boat over once more.
    If you come in over the stern of the boat like this make sure that you are quick because
    your weight will act as a sea anchor and make the boat turn away from the wind which will
    increase the chance of yet another capsize. Once aboard sort out all the ropes and make
    sure nothing is tangled and open any drainage points and start sailing. In this example the boat has not inverted
    it’s just laid on its side. In this situation it may not be necessary for both people to
    move to the centreboard. In this case the heavier person would swim to the centreboard
    whilst the lighter person stays on the cockpit side. Releasing the mainsheet as before and
    grabbing hold of something in the cockpit, being careful not to work against the effort
    of the helmsman, the crew holds onto the boat while the helmsman pushes down on the centreboard. To add more leverage you can stand on top
    of the centreboard. Leaning back and pulling on a rope, the boat comes up and scoops the
    crew aboard exactly as before. Then the crew helps the helmsman aboard. In this case over
    the stern of the boat, being quick as before. Any loose ropes are then tidied up and the
    boat is ready to sail away. It’s a good idea to practise your technique
    on light wind days in sheltered water. By practising you will be better rehearsed for
    the real thing. Choose a safe area that’s deep enough to take the mast should you fully
    invert. To force capsize your boat, both of you should
    sit on the same side of the boat and then lean towards the boom. This imbalance of weight
    will capsize the boat. When in the water go through the routine already shown. If you sail with a Spinnaker, the basic capsize
    procedure is the same, the only difference is how to deal with the extra sail. As with
    a normal capsize, the heavier person will swim around to the centreboard, leaving the
    lighter person inside the cockpit. In this example the crew then releases the spinnaker
    halyard and pulls the sail back in the chute using the retrieval line. This makes things
    a lot easier later on, and will make it a lot safer once the boat is upright. Once the
    sail is lowered the conventional capsize procedure then applies.

    Boats and fishing: Biosecurity in the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA)
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    Boats and fishing: Biosecurity in the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA)

    September 21, 2019

    Any form of travel may bring pests and
    diseases into our remote areas, parks and natural places causing damage to ecosystems or even extinction Make sure to check, clean and dry all your
    gear, and if you can’t dry disinfect to keep our natural areas pristine Gary France is president of the Trout Guides and Lodges in Tasmania He cleans his boat and equipment before, during and after every fishing trip. Let’s take a look at his routine I’ve just come out of the water and I’m going to check the trailer over for potential
    weeds hanging off any of the parts and remove that I’m going to get up into the boat and give a spray of disinfectant inside the bilge As I release the plug that’s going to
    come out I’ll go and do a few things, tidy up, come back and finally allow that disinfectant to do its job It’s important to pay a little bit of
    detailed attention with wading boots and waders, they often come with a standalone gaiters and you just need to have a good look inside these little crevices These area take longer to dry out, so when you’re doing your spray down and check, just check in those areas for things that can be tucked away and unseen I want to make sure there’s no weed on
    that fly I just want to make sure there’s no moisture or weed caught up in that fly so I’ll
    give that a clean, but also check the guides depending on the location you can pick
    up a bit of weed out of the water and then carry it to another water so just
    giving it a good check over if I’ve been there a few days and I’m planning a
    change I’m not just check the inside of the reel and make sure that nothing is
    caught up inside They’re very simple and easy to check and easy to pop back together As president of Track, Guides and Lodges, I make this available to members F10 is the the disinfectant that we’re using and I mix it up according to the instructions. The bottle
    is very well labeled, it’s an easy process This is a premix solution. Any of our
    members that have done the workshop have the certificate We provide them with the disinfectant the motto that was put down by the biosecurity plan is Check Clean and Dry and if you can’t dry, Disinfect

    2014 G3 Angler V 185 SF
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    2014 G3 Angler V 185 SF

    September 20, 2019

    G3’s Angler V series is their deep V, durable and dependable line of boats
    that are built to take whatever you can throw at it. That and
    they’re filled with fishing features. The lineup features 13
    models ranging from over sixteen feet to over 18 like tomorrow we’re in
    so in this Power Profile we’re gonna take a look at the Angler V 185 SF the folks at G3 headquarters in Lebanon
    Missouri must have their ears to the pavement
    because the Angler V 185 SF fits every need a Canadian might have.
    It starts with that 96 inch beam a great sized platform to work with, then
    you surround that beam with exceptionally high freeboards to provide safety and a nice dry ride.
    That means inside you can pack the boat with whatever
    fishing features you need I like to start with the casting decks on
    fishing boats the 185 SF has a good one with the
    sporty flip up jump seats built in these are sturdy and durable and really
    quite handy Centering these is hinged access to the bilge
    should you need to perform any maintenance. Naturally there’s a seat base where
    you can put in the optional bike seat or the high-backed fishing seats. There are even
    creature comforts like these nifty cupholders the gunnels provide more than just
    stability top-loading storage can hold gear on the
    starboard side, and to port there’s storage for six 7 foot rods. Rod storage continues in
    the walkthrough where there’s room for six more rods,
    because tournament anglers can never have too many rod combos I like his boat because even with the
    four seats in place there’s still plenty of leg room and you’re able to move around. It feels
    much bigger than its eighteen-foot five length would leave you to
    believe. The helm on the 185 is cool and casual with a four gauge package,
    rocker switches, and tilt steering. The bow deck is extremely
    spacious enough for two anglers. To the right of
    the seat base is locking storage and to the left is a 15 gallon
    lighted live well but a big feature on this boat is the all new
    Yamaha F 200 that’s sitting on the transom and
    that’s a feature you need to see in action something I’ve always admired about G3 is how
    much research and design they put into their hulls they want to give you a boat that’s gonna ride as well this boat
    fishes and when you put on the F200 you now have a package so whether you’re a casual angler, a weekend warrior, or
    you just wanna durable aluminum boat for the cottage, 185
    can fit any of those roles. The 185 sports G3’s GX2 hull that gives you
    double 100 gauge aluminum plating on the bow and bottom. This not only
    provides durability but just an overall stable ride with
    little flecks something I’ve come to expect from G3.
    This hull easily handled the new F200 engine, which is
    the max was horsepower rating this new four stroke from Yamaha
    provides big power in a small package. It’s a 2.8 liter block
    with a sophisticated valve train design and since it’s a Yamaha you know it’s
    been tested over and over again Classic two-stroke versus four-stroke debate, something that typically two-strokes had was light-weight and power but this new F200 is only slightly heavier than the old VZ200, the old two-stroke, and power, well, you put the throttle down and you get nothing but power Power comes in the form of variable
    camshaft timing that launched this package on to plane in three seconds. At 487
    pounds dry you’d find it hard to believe it’s a
    four-stroke that is until you see your fuel bill at the end of the
    summer. You know when you’re building something it all starts with the foundation and on the
    185 SF it’s the ninety-six inch beam this gives you the platform to load
    with all the features that we’ve seen today So whether its skiing, fishing, or a little bit of
    both the Angler V 185 SF can handle it all

    2 Boaters Open Up About Terrifying Night In Ocean After Sailboat Capsizes
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    2 Boaters Open Up About Terrifying Night In Ocean After Sailboat Capsizes

    September 19, 2019


    Provisioning a Sailboat for 6 Months- Sailing SV Delos- Ep. 64
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    Provisioning a Sailboat for 6 Months- Sailing SV Delos- Ep. 64

    September 17, 2019

    Previously on Delos! Not knowing anything about rigging the boys give Delos a new rig while at the dock. What are you guys up to? We’re writing a shopping list. A massive shopping list. For like 6 months! And we’re putting it in categories. Really? It’s that big. What categories do you have so far? We’ve got dry goods, other stuff, cleaning products, toiletries… And snacks! You gotta have snack one. Spices and sauces, that’s a very important one. Peanut butter! Hey Hey everybody! While half of the crew was changing the rig the rest of us went provisioning. We already bought heaps of stuff in Malaysia but it was now time for a final massive provisioning. Our goal was to leave Thailand with enough food to last us for 6 months. Let’s do this people! Do we have any more white flour left? Yeah. I think we have like 8 packs or something. So we could just get like 100, or another big pack of earl grey. And then like a big pack of green tea. Well how many bottles of alcohol we drink per month so we can figure out how much sugar we need. Because that’s mainly what we use sugar for. And then we have to include some baking. How many bottles of alcohol will we go through a month? 10 we think so far… If not more! I would say like 15. So if we do 10 bottles a month…. So yeah. 6 kilos. 40 KG’s of sugar for 6 months. Just for the alcohol. So we’re off to do our first provisioning run! Oh man, it’s fricking hot. We’re sweating A LOT. And we’re going to go to Makro which is like a bulk food store. Big provisioning! So we’re gonna see our cruiser car now. And because when you rent a car you can either get like a regular car or a cruiser car. And a cruiser car is WAY BETTER. No power steering, no AC. Yeah. It’s usually a piece of shit from what I’ve heard but it’s cheap. And it’s exactly what we need. It’s a nice car. It’s the upgrade. F*uck yeah look at that thing. I haven’t driven a manual in a while! Let’s do this! Ummm. So we’re at our first stop. This is Makro which like a bulk foods store. Yes! You can see the trolley’s ahead. Like they’re massive. So we’re gonna try to find heaps of stuff. This is our first stop But like 4 or 5 stops to go to. So this is the start. But we have a list. Let’s do this! So we’re gonna go and get some canned foods first. We’re gonna come back here a few times. We don’t have a lot of space in the car so we’re gonna start with that and then check out if they have any good snacks here too. Snacks!!! That’s our mission! See you in a bit! Okay. Babs and I. We’re on the dry goods. Oh shit it’s backwards No it’s not! Dry goods. Okay so we’re gonna go this way. Perfect! Ah to the left, here. This is what we need mate! Big packs of rice. So here we are at Makro in Phucket and we’re actually meant to be filming in here so we’re trying to be real hush-hush about it. So we need 30 KG’s of rice. That’s like 15 bucks. Ha ha, for 30 kilos of rice. And that’s feeding 7 people for 6 months. And we’ve got 10 of these! Tea for Brady’s Kombucha. Yeesss! This store is f**cking awesome! Yeah so we can’t pay with credit card apparently so we’re trying to find an ATM to get 32,000 baht to pay with. And yeah, let’s go! We tried to withdraw enough cash but our daily limit didn’t allow us not our day today! So you’re not allowed to film in there unfortunately. We’re been for about 3 hours now F**ck tired. And apparently or unfortunately they didn’t take card either. So we had to like scramble together all our cash. I don’t know. We got it paid and we’re outta here! Let’s get the f**ck out of here! It felt insane to buy so much food. Funny thing is though when we made our shopping list we kind of half guessed the quantity we needed for everything. But at the store we followed the list religiously. Round 1 check! Put your feet in here I think we can fit you. Hi Karin! That was a f**cking shit show mate! Yeah. She’s pointing something. What? I think our car is too low or something is falling out. Open up the door. What? Are we too low? I don’t know. Oh flat tire! F**ck! Oh my god! You’re kidding me. Mate! It’s not flat. It’s defenitely not flat. I think we just need air. Nothing is working for us today. So we just pretty much all of the heavy shit out. of the car, all the cans and stuff. And um. We’re gonna go to the gas station and get some air in the tire and then come back, put everything in and see if it’s okay. Thank you! It works I think. We rented this today. F*cking cruiser car. That’s a cruiser car! Sweet, yeah perfect. Yeah thumbs up. So now we’re gonna go. Oh thank god! So now we’re go and eat something cause we’re f**cking starving. The car is full of stuff. And it’s now night time. We are tired! So we just putting everything into the boat. And I’m sweating ’cause it’s like 8,000 degrees in here. And yeah, it’s a hot one! The next morning we spent hours trying to organize our shopping. Even though Delos has a lot of storage space this was pushing it. It was only the beginning. And we were a bit scared everything wasn’t going to fit. Especially since we bought over a thousand beers in Langkawi. Yep, that’s how we roll. Beers first, survival later. Hello there! Hi! I’m making pancakes for breakfast. So we have pancakes, Swedish style. And I got some strawberries as well. We’re just putting all the cans away. We bought like 400 cans. F**cking mission! Yeah so we also managed to get, um, to use the freezer for the restaurant so we chucked all of the rice in there today which is good so we’re gonna go back today and buy some more flour and stuff which we also need to freeze. Which is awesome, ’cause we don’t really have much space in our freezer. And why do you freeze them? Because the eggs from the bugs are already in the package. So they will hatch and then you have like instead of rice you have a full bag of black bugs. We want to avoid that happening. So many tourists! The highlight of the day going provisioning is getting in the car with AC We’re gonna get um toiletries like 150 rolls of toilet paper. 100 boxes of milk. And all the other random crap that we didn’t get last time. That was our 3rd provisioning round and we still need more. Yeah we’re stil not ready yet. So we have a lot of stuff. So now we’re just going back so the boys can help us unpack and everything. In the V-Berth we put all cereal stuff. Sugar and flour some snacks and a lot of nuts. And as you can see all cubbards were full. Brady and Josje even had to clear out some of their things to fit it all. Ready to go to the store. Um, yes, yes very ready! None of us slept good for the whole good for the whole week. It was sooo hot in the marina with no wind. And of course when we could have used the AC it stopped working. My favorite time of the day was showering at the marina restrooms ’cause it had both AC and awesome showers. It saved me that week! (Music- Summer of ’69) We tried to buy toilet paper for the whole trip, but it takes up a lot of space. We decided that we were only allowed to use 1 square per time. You gotta plan ahead! So I think we did pretty good! I mean I don’t think we need to get much else apart from So I think we did pretty good! I mean I don’t think we need to get much else apart from…. And we still need like some dried fruit and that kind of stuff. Yup. And chick peas. We were so lucky to be anchored in the marina when doing our last provisioning. Imagine this load of stuff on dinghy rides back and forth. It saved us sooo much time! By the way, here’s the complete shopping list unedited! We’re here to pick up some stuff. Okay. Yeah I have to go a lot of times though back and forth. Cause it’s like a large pack. Is he there? Yeah. Okay, would it be better if we come back tomorrow? Shall we come back tomorrow is that better for you? Morning time. Morning yep. We’ll come back tomorrow morning. Okay. Let’s go to the other place that’s where we have most of it anyway. We have some stuff in your freezer. Pasta and rice. Rice? Yes. So we just are coming to get it. 4 days ago we put it in your freezer. Oh there he is! Hi, hello! Thank you so much! Come on Karin let’s go! Come on Karin let’s go! Hey hey hey! Pick up the pace ladies! Pick it up! Pick it up! What are you doing Max? Taping. Taping what? Chips! To the wall, or under my bed. This is my bed and this is my secret stash. Nice! We made it! Man, that was a lot of hard work. You guys helped us through it though. You had been buying us beer so Brian had a surprise for the last night. Japanese Sushi all you can eat buffet with drinks! We got so excited! 7 hungry sailors and two hours to eat as much as we could. I could not believe we were done shopping. The boat was defenitely lower leaving the marina then when we had arrived. We counted that we had bought 25 trolleys of food this week. Where did we put it all? I had never bought that much food in my life. What a unique experience though. Now Max had learned yet another new part of the sailing lifestyle. And preperation and teamwork is super important. Next up on Delos! We meet a local expat that owns a mexican restaurant. We go to a Ping-Pong show. And get ready to sail to India!


    Sailing the West Coast of South Africa (Part 2 – Ep6)

    September 17, 2019

    you know it’s just it’s just so beautiful you can form and record and everything you see you like I say form that did I capture that in and everything is just so beautiful like I feel like forming every little thing I possibly can and this wall is huge it’s gonna be a while because I started Moses [Music] [Music] so we are yeah it’s Chris mama the USA hey there and I’ve got the Sun rightfully behind us you can’t see anything my Chris how is the way as I was the first experience for you I’m glad I’m holding at it’s at one hand for the boat one hand for myself I think I want both hands for the boat the SWOT is a four point five meter say that’s quite a kick into it we are soon wrapping around dungeons and Bob are the ways that yeah now the beep do kind of like really you know interesting to go through the waves and I’m loving it you know [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] so we are really one way one hour on our way and just relaxing it out with some nice comfortable cheap shoes and it’s a bit over but over kick in the water but we’re all just relaxing it and skipper mark is taking care of the yard that we come where we supposed to be and we are just Yellin relaxing with a beautiful view and taking it easy so it’s a it’s really nice I guess what do you say it’s great this is mine [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] good [Music] my god here we are crossing close to Table Mountain very well-known but not from any scene the left side it is lions head followed by signal so the weather looks a bit grey she considers fog and the water is turning gray yeah but we are still enjoying the ride and enjoying the adventure discovering all beautiful view dr. Nature has to offer on the Seas much common are really great [Music] boom if you wanna support us join our adventure family on patreon check out our link below in the video description for a more personal experience and extra rewards but for now let’s continue the adventure [Music] [Music] all the men are relaxing a bit more you know what I mean while relaxing while I’m absorbing the spectacular year we are sailing around from Haute Bay heading to waterfront to escape the big 4.5 meters well that made the men relax a bit too much [Music] [Music] [Music] whoa whoa whoa waters shaking up in at 4.5 meters well no we have entered on the side of the coast and soon to enter into the V a waterfront oh my it was a wonderful sail beautiful scenery but most of me and the boys were relaxing on our sides trying to shake off that first motion sickness but please tell nobody because we want to be pirates so this is now top secret remember it’s the secret between us and don’t share it abroad we are sleeping over at the VA waterfront tonight and then entering tomorrow morning early at five o’clock we are launching off on our way to the next destination [Music] this is one of those that is where you can see the four seasons in one at the beautiful by the city of Cape Town getting some air footage from the B and a waterfront just a spectacular sight where you can see the Atlantic Ocean coming together with the landscape scene signal yo lion’s head and Table Mountain and on the total left in stable speak [Music] hi guys we just want to say thank you so much for your support we are really happy that you are enjoying our videos and those who are new to our channel if you want to see more and just follow us then you can subscribe below and even turn on your notification bell to be notified every time when you upload a new video and what it’s near you can see below we’ve linked our website to patreon there you can get benefits and even surprises and extra videos so yeah if you want to support us more then there is the perfect place yes we are just so thankful to everyone and we are excited to continue this journey with you and to share all our new experiences new places we visit near adventures we take with your everyone much love and here on the next adventure bye [Music] [Music]


    Properly Waxing Your Boat

    September 15, 2019

    Shurhold, clean and simple. Hi, Barry Berhoff,
    Shurhold Industries. And welcome back to another
    episode of Shurhold’s Clean and Simple Tips. We’re down here at our
    project boat again today and I’m joined by Captain Sam
    McGinley, our demo captain. And today, Sam and I are
    going to share with you the proper way to
    wax and maintain your boat using Shurhold’s
    Dual Action Polisher Pro and our Pro Polish. Now, the single
    most effective way to prevent your boat from
    oxidation and sun exposure is by waxing it. Your wax will serve as
    a sacrificial barrier between your boat’s gel coat or
    paint in this world around it, keeping it shiny
    for years to come. Now as Sam heads
    off to the dock box to get the demo set
    up for us today, I’m going to talk to you
    about the differences between a traditional wax
    and a polymer based wax like our Shurhold Pro
    Polish and what else we’re going to need for
    today’s project. Now, there’s a difference
    between the traditional wax and a polymer based wax. A traditional wax
    has a surface layer that goes on top of
    your finish and that helps protect it in that
    way by creating a shell. A polymer based wax, like
    the Shurhold Pro Polish, actually has no
    traditional wax in it so there’s nothing there
    to yellow or gum up and it is going to make a
    chemical bond with the boat, filling in all the little
    pores and giving you much harder, longer lasting shine. Now what Sam’s collecting
    down to get ready for us for the demo , a Shurhold
    Dual Action Polisher Pro, a bottle of Shurhold Pro
    Polish, a set of buffing pads for the Pro Polish,
    some microfiber towels, and some microfiber bonnets. Sam should be all set
    for us now, so let’s head on to the front the
    boat and see what he’s got. I can see Sam’s finishing
    up getting all set here and he’s got the Dual
    Action Polisher Pro with the red Pro Polish pad. Why don’t you explain to
    us why you chose this pad and about how many we’re going
    to need for this size boat? Sure. This is our softest pad we
    make, designed exclusively for Pro Polish. You’re going to want
    to use this with a wax because it won’t
    affect the surface. You need about two for every
    25-foot section of boat that you’re going
    to be working on. OK, sounds good. Now Sam is going
    to get started here and he’s going to show us the
    process of getting started and the pattern he’s
    going to use for putting the wax on the boat. So what do we got here? You’re going to start
    by putting three dobs on the outside of the pad. That’s going ensure you
    have complete coverage when you’re waxing, it will
    stay on the outside. Go ahead and rest
    it on the surface and move it around
    a little bit, make sure your speed setting
    is around two and go ahead and get started. Now you can see here, he started
    with the machine touching the boat, and he mentioned
    that it’s very, very important. With all that
    product on the pad, if you started it
    up in the air, it’s going to sling that
    product everywhere. It’s going to get
    it on you, it’s going to get it on parts of
    the boat you don’t want to use, and it’s going to make a
    mess when we’re really trying to make it beautiful and clean. Now he’s working
    in a pattern here. Explain to us the
    pattern and why. I am overlapping
    in a grid pattern. That is going to ensure
    a complete coverage. You notice I work my way all the
    way down, move up a little bit, and work all the way down again. And then I’m going to go back
    over it by going up and down. And how long do we do this? We’re going to go until this
    product kind of hazes, kind of fades away. You won’t see too much
    of a shine to it anymore and you’re going to be ready
    to buff off the excess product. OK. Now, when it comes to
    buffing off the excess wax, unlike a traditional wax, you
    don’t need a big beach towel. There’s no fillers or talcum
    powders in the Pro Polish so you can use just a clean
    small microfiber towel and get most the
    boat done with that. But Shurhold also makes,
    right here, the Bright Bonnet. And this will make it
    even easier, a little less elbow grease. You can put it on
    the machine and Sam’s going to show us how
    he buffs out the wax and brings it to a final shine. One thing you want to make sure
    you’re doing with this machine is making sure it’s centered
    on the backing plate because it’s a little
    bit of a heavier pad, you don’t want to
    get out of balance. And really important,
    make sure it’s on the speed setting of one. Again, you don’t want
    to get it out of whack. Rest it on the surface, like
    you would with a regular pad. Start working that same pattern
    that you were working before. You’re going to be going down
    and back and then up and down. Again, you’re going to
    make sure you buff up all the extra wax you left
    on the outside of the boat. Now he’s going to do this until
    the product is totally gone. It only takes a second or two to
    get that last little bit of it out and it comes back
    to a beautiful shine. Now Sam, when
    you’re all set here, how do you check that
    you’ve got the shine? What I like to do is
    actually put my head really close to the surface and
    look down and see if there’s any smudges or marks. But one of the fun
    ways to do it is take your bottle of Pro
    Polish, put it up to the side and check the
    reflection and you’re going to see if you have a
    mirror finish out of that. Once you see it, you
    know you’re there. OK. Now once you’ve done
    that, how do you go about starting
    your next section? How far down are
    you going to move? Typically you want to move
    about six inches down and then into the next two foot section. That ensures that you
    have good coverage, you’re not missing any areas. OK. Sam is going to continue to
    do overlapping areas by about six inches and
    finish up the boat and we’re going to talk about
    how many coats you need to do and how often. First off, multiple coats. Think of it more like
    sunscreen for your boat. You only need to put on one
    now and one down the road. Multiple coats are something
    that a lot of manufacturers do to help you use more product
    when you really don’t need it. As long as you’re doing
    those overlapping sections and not missing
    anywhere, multiple coats are not necessary. Now depending on whether
    you’re in a northern climate or a southern
    climate will depend how often you should do it. Now, down here in
    Florida, we like to do it about three
    to four times a year. If you’re in a northern
    season like the Great Lakes, you probably only need to
    do it about at the beginning and at the end. Think about where
    you’re at and make sure you pick the
    appropriate amount of time to apply that
    sunblock to your boat. Now after you figured
    out how many times you’re going to do it, let’s talk
    about a couple of tips to make it easier. First and foremost,
    make sure you have everything you
    need before you get started, that makes every
    job go a little bit smoother. Next, when you’re using the
    Pro Polish, don’t use too much, a lot goes a long way. It’s a very highly concentrated
    product and if you use too much it’s going to be very messy
    and it’s not necessary. And that leads into making sure
    that your machine is always touching the surface when
    you turn it on and off. Again, we don’t want
    to sling that product and make a mess everywhere. And last but not
    least, make sure you remove any belts or jewelry
    because those are items that when you’re leaning or
    reaching across the boat, that you could scratch up the
    boat and work against yourself. OK. Now that we’ve covered that,
    let’s take a look at the boat and see how Sam did
    on the whole project. Sam, the boat looks beautiful,
    you did another great job. And I want to thank
    you and the people at home from myself,
    Barry Berhoff at Shurhold and Captain Sam McGinley. Remember Shurhold is always
    here to help you keep your boat clean and simple.