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    Norfolk Broads: Trees, Leaks & Epoxy – Boat Vlog Ep 75
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    Norfolk Broads: Trees, Leaks & Epoxy – Boat Vlog Ep 75

    September 11, 2019


    well what do you know it’s snowing yes
    cold tonight oh how exciting winter boating snowing
    freezing your nuts off this is fantastic got a parcel how’s that shop frontage
    hey we gotta get out of there now some frozen and muddy and last time you saw
    one of those tree what they say about life having no mercy moment I need
    moment I leave Sun comes out it’s lovely and more I’ve just been freezing since
    Friday there you go got the good east so we’re gonna have a little trip down to buxom get showered up and then we’re
    going down to Barton broad put my mouse tough thing that’s why they call it
    cracked Miller so I’ve been told I mentioned in one of my videos I’m
    stuck on the other side of the bridges floods about trees coming down so you
    can see this one here it’s quite a common sight actually but you really
    wouldn’t want to be in your eye when that happens not at all not at all some ol bucket is more up down there oh you gotta watch out for these cheese
    man I don’t know I pawned the water that goes to find out hey have you gone
    through one problem that’s how I changed them with the very sound of water not
    the middle of the winter I can assure you not good it was so windy the other
    night every night unaware he came for just sunny turned up a tow and
    knew like crazy and then it’s gone and even myself down in the town I pulled
    out blue tarp a tree there’s no real solution for it really because these
    trees up here I forget most of our now but did you see they grow like weeds and the ground just lifts up like carpet so
    it’s not going thing I mean if it wasn’t for brought authority and the
    Environment Agency or whoever is responsible for digging them how this
    river would come to a standstill put it down quickly and once the river stopped flowing then
    it starts flooding everywhere so it’s a crucial it should brew shall bit of
    river this to keep clear and it’s not only about navigation when flooding if
    you can see that little Robin dispensary I want to beautiful day to be on the
    roads but you often wild Lauren’s but as a
    perfect example that’s a big-ass tree as well perfect
    example of why Maureen excellent sweets there’s not such a great idea there’s another one there all of their
    aware if you you learn be careful sure awesome vehicle pump
    these out there okay here is your urgent report there
    isn’t there’s enough loss bone snapping the
    tree see I’ve never seen this anywhere before mmm that looks a bit more like it
    that’s going in the furling the further these are the compression fittings the
    wedges no sorry let me start that again these are the wedges that go in the
    compression fittings someone called stay lock so I’m gonna
    called Norseman and this son called hi Maude which I like because they separate
    the strands better but there seem to be a lot more expensive this is 20 quid
    worth here believe it or not so you know bursting certainly isn’t cheap but once
    these are done if they’re done properly they’re supposed to be stronger than the
    actual rope itself can’t quite figure how that works from the ego so we’re
    getting there and now we just need a day like today
    now we can start get it all put back together yeah if you look familiar with
    these it’s pronounced stay on the right side of winter now I wonder if you can
    see their rainbow one of those lovely winter days today
    and it’s come right after very wet previous day so I know I’ve got a leak
    so I’ve got my hatch apart take the wood off I’m gonna get a brand new piece in
    there I’m gonna pops you the hell out of it make sure this baby is there’s
    nothing more irritating and having a leak on a boat especially in the winter
    one is tricky to fix you know nothing will go off and set misses a day like
    this but also the fact that I’ve come to realize that when you have a leak on the
    boat it can actually ruin your boat you can do so much damage you can destroy
    your bulkheads ultimately so we’re quite anal when it comes to leaks now that’s
    just a tip and I’m gonna get it fixed so lovely sunny day we’re busy I’m working
    on the boat I wonder if you can see that seeing on the hatch that’s right where’s
    gonna drop down done what we can do cordelia rigging at the moment so we’re
    going the library work on the forum so over today and I hope it’s nice and
    sunny where you are this hatch is in the process of being restored that’s why it
    looks like it’s all being bleached and you know it does it’s actually beatboxing up in nice and sexy it’s
    windy as hell folks the weather but it’s not all doom and gloom because if you
    hadn’t chucked down I wouldn’t have discovered a leak here looking a bit
    messy at the moment but this is the early stages here I built up some layers
    of marine fly here and there all the process of being a pop seed and the idea
    is and the water comes down here to stop it from getting too far down years ago a
    hole in the to the wood that’s in here all right
    keepers trouble for tonight I think nearly there
    almost water type very pleased with that it’s nice for job comes together right
    come in the market for a new jib or a couple of spare ones I’ve had a quote
    for new jib and it ranges anywhere from about 800 to
    1,200 pounds so costly that happening for a while I can see online you can buy
    secondhand ones I thought might be best to go online and ask us somebody watch
    it might know somewhere what’s got to be 13 what’s the longest bit enough with
    the leech I think the laugh is 35 inches 28 30 yes
    the foot is 13 the Meech is 28 and the left/right interested and it makes perfect sense
    almost well it’s very moral early evening but I decided because it’s the
    end of the week I want to go out on the broad have some peace and serenity
    tonight find it a little bit difficult trying to get stuff done on the boat
    when I’m on the war into this high temperatures all day the people walking
    past and the minute sunny turn into hours of the next thing you know you
    spent about three hours talking to people and I do a lot of in the summer
    thing is I’m doing so I thought maybe if I come out here I live here to get
    something down but we’re making progress we’re getting some stuff done so I’m
    quite chuffed and yeah we have a nice night on the corner and shut up so happy
    days I will say there’s some chap who watches these videos I think he said
    he’s an appellate of Australia and I’m pretty sure he saves in the forties out
    there at the moment that’s really nice to hear because before the booze in my
    cabin last night so thanks for those comments they really help
    but seriously this is great this is wonderful it’s nobody a peaceful anybody
    wants me Wow broad tonight over now good week tonight you can see do the tight squeeze
    getting in here how’s that so let’s get the Kevlar its upload a video okay so
    I’m gonna sign out for this week because I’m really not gonna get anything done
    today however stay tuned thank you for
    watching and thanks again to my viewers subscribers patrons on patreon and if
    you like the videos make sure you subscribe like and all that sort of jazz
    and if you don’t what I like to subscribe just turn them on when you’re
    ready cuz they’ll be going up every week so that’s me for today so I’m gonna sign
    out and see you next week

    Norfolk Broads: The Beast From The East – Boat Vlog Ep 80
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    Norfolk Broads: The Beast From The East – Boat Vlog Ep 80

    September 11, 2019


    You can feel it now in the air like that
    horrible icy feeling to it I’m in two minds whether to stay here the another
    night or move because I’ve got a strong feeling that tomorrow I’m gonna be
    frozen in so if I’m gonna be frozen in do I be here or do I be around the
    corner tricky decision to share that sunset I decided to move because there is some
    freezing coming gonna freeze and I’m stuck down here
    there’s no shops it’s not evenly deals at the moment so we go to the next place
    we stop by the supermarket it’s definitely going to free I’m not going
    to put the boat through the ice again this is coming out a couple monthly
    amount of damage didn’t ask it so how’s that for a beautiful beautiful sunset
    see this is what the winter is all about it is as I can show you can appreciate
    bloody freezing but it’s just so worth it on a day like today credible I love it I love it probably
    did this for years though I’m almost and alright just is awesome
    I know it’s not for everybody but I think even tower by the tone of my voice
    just how much I’ve enjoyed this this is what it’s all about it’s incredible
    I love it beautiful if you’re wondering why I enjoy this so
    much is because when you first come out of your comfort zone initially it’s a
    shock and it could be traumatic to some people but after a while it becomes
    invigorating be grating because you feel alive you know you may think old cold
    hands and stuff like that isn’t very pleasant it isn’t very pleasant but
    that’s the whole point you can’t have pleasure without pain so when you have
    days like today where it’s freezing cold and it’s snowing you you counter-effect
    you like today I’m working inside the boat and I’m keeping busy and I’m
    soaring and I’m drilling and bla bla bla bla and I’m not feeling it at all but my
    face is cold my hands are cold and in a funny sort of way it’s exciting it’s you
    feel alive and this is what it’s all about this is why we do it
    now obviously I’m on the Norfolk Broads if I was at sea now I probably freeze to
    death so there are some advantages to being on inland waterways I’m moving the
    boat now from one location to another would be a bit painful but there are
    moments when you just feel absolutely totally at home and at harmony with what
    you’re doing and it’s moments like this that you you know if you’re laying on
    your deathbed it’d be times like this that you think about you’d want to go
    stand in the rain one last time when it’s chucking down in a storm you know
    it just reminds you of what it’s like to be alive and you know we’re not here
    forever so this is why we do it you do it because we love it you do it because
    we enjoy being alive if I wasn’t doing this I would probably be sat at my
    computer at home with the radiators on full blast mind-numbing TV going on in
    the background and I’d be slowly convincing myself right must do this
    must do this must do this must do this got to pay the bills got to pay the
    bills bollocks and it’s a good I Sonya
    Australia well as you can see the beast from the east anyway as you can see it’s
    all frozen maybe where we’re going anywhere
    fact I believe it’s gonna get colder now for a few more days so it’s probably
    gonna get worse I should probably get some more coal I think fortunately for
    me I have a supermarket around the corner and I can get diesel just there
    so well then enjoy it while it’s here I don’t really know what more to say
    really rather then it’s cold in Norfolk

    Norfolk Broads: Chilling & The Rigging – Boat Vlog Ep 74
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    Norfolk Broads: Chilling & The Rigging – Boat Vlog Ep 74

    September 10, 2019


    try to do some work here this birds
    getting in the way doesn’t speak English as it’s so quiet at the moment and the
    weather’s really quite nice well not nice but it’s not cold I thought I have
    a night out on the broad because it’s just so it’s just so peaceful and quiet
    it’s wonderful I mean there’s not really much to look at especially this term
    here because it’s all of it barren let’s eat alcohol 4G on my phone
    batteries are charged up boats washed got food got wood well winter boating at
    its best bit late getting up this morning it was such a beautiful night
    last night and so relaxing peaceful though I just so snug I can get up but
    even though I’ve got up late look how beautiful this is around here now just
    so misty beautiful in a winter way if you wonder why we’re out on a boat in
    the middle of the winter it’s because of David like this this is fantastic this
    is beautiful and there are high boat in sight we have a queue for the showers this
    morning being on a boat in the winter people think you’re mad trust me
    being mad got nothing to do with it it’s awesome what do you need is heating and
    days like this beautiful beautiful you just don’t get winters now you used to
    when I was a boy I remember it’s just crap look it’s you can still get cold
    you can still free it’s April can be a bit cold but the point I’m trying to
    make is if you’re on a boat especially if you’re in a marina and you have
    heating and electric perhaps it’s just like being anywhere else it’s wonderful
    it’s only what do you have to move around well it’s only a few days now
    until you start doing the rigging on the boat which I’m quite excited about to be
    quite honest the only thing that frustrates me is I can’t
    swage the copper Ferrell’s myself I’m very hands-on I like to do everything
    myself you know for a couple of reasons one it’s obviously cheaper and two you
    get the satisfaction of doing it self so I got to pay somebody to
    swage the ferals but apart from that most of its gonna be done by me the
    whole furlings gonna be rewired new shrouds and got a rig up all the
    lighting again make sure that’s checked over I’ll have to check the no I have to
    change the steaming light and have lights to our lights and all that but
    that can wait till 8:00 let’s just get it up and at least we’ll be able to
    finish off painting the top of the boat because you can’t do jack when the mast
    down but it’d give me a bit of a nuisance with the bridges obviously so
    I’m not going to be putting the mouse up and down
    down up and down every day it’s just crazy so I’m gonna go down towards
    what’s known as part of broad area that’s where Nelson how she learnt to
    sell case any of you wondering about that and I’ll kill the next ten weeks or
    so down there because the boat can come out then and the mass is up so so it’s
    all very exciting at the moment and things are starting to come together now
    and I’m just really chapped about well good morning good afternoon or good
    evening wherever you may be we’re about to go get all these replaced
    there’s two shrouds and one stay in there and I have no idea how much it’s
    gonna cost that’s the ferals I was talking about the swaging I’ve no no
    idea how much this is gonna cost it’s probably gonna be it was surprised about
    50 quid actually it’s gotta be done and I’m looking for to doing it so this I
    got and go back up again and the boat can start looking like saleable really
    whether it’s going to shit as usual I honestly don’t know where the English
    get their reserve from because I’m days like this so it’s bollocks basically but
    it won’t last and we just got to do what we can do on a day like this it’s get me
    indoors today and I can’t even get in the trunk Kevin there’s so much wood in
    there something like about 60 70 feet in that’d be just fine right was very
    strange this week we’ve gone from floods to water is literally dropping much
    though I see still water is just this is gone all that over there that was all flooded
    only a few days ago the clearance under the bridge is unheard of
    that’s almost like somebody’s pulled the plug out it’s a frosty January morning it’s a frosty icy January morning and it’s a toasty I see beautiful cold
    January morning today we’re going to be going down that way Colter shawl which
    is probably the last time I could be going down that way probably go pick the
    rigging up well some of the rigging I say it’s the last time because once we
    get the rigging down we’re gonna be going through that bridge there wherever
    it is sorry four hours down the river your masters gonna be going yeah we’re
    gonna be spending the next few weeks till the end of the season down there
    and then we’re gonna be bringing the boat out and well I can’t see all the
    Broads forever so this may be the last time I got do this trip and it’s
    beautiful River beautiful stretch of river spey an hour and I’m going to
    share some clips with you about that so I’m trying to fall over here it’s all
    I see and it’s such a beautiful day so that’s gonna be really cool that’s the
    plan for today so I want to go up there in a few hours time and see about
    picking up his rigging well good morning folks from Coulter
    shelf and the Norfolk Broads in Norfolk England I have no idea what cultural
    means I will look into it I like to find out what these or these words mean this
    place here isn’t really Norfolk to me it kind of reminds me a bit like
    London and also Sussex and I say that because you’ve got this great big common
    which anybody familiar with London will know are very very common common and
    also this huge house is up here it’s absolutely prosperous it’s very affluent
    normally in the summertime this place is heaving as two pubs here right next to
    each other but you’ll never see on the broad side shows how busy it gets the
    last year I was checking chap in there and you said you had layoffs 18 staff so
    I go someone extremes the other like a seasonal face I’ve never quite
    understood that because life doesn’t stop in the winter so why should all the
    tourism and all that this common here unfortunately is very very mud buggy
    buggy buggy buggy buggy baby buggy and it’s flooded which is a bummer apart
    from that I love this place now last night it was exceptionally cold it
    really was temperatures plummeted and I’m really feeling it today you looked
    at the key heading here you can see the white it’s not paint that’s ice
    so it is really really nippy I’m up here wait for my rigging to get delivered it
    should have got delivered yesterday but at the courier delivered it to the wrong
    address like you do if you’re an idiot so hopefully that’s gonna come today I
    used to be in the logistics industry myself so I know when it comes to
    courious you need to get good weather you get babb on there’s no ifs most
    common ground it’s at all what’s it gonna do a boating you
    might ask everything because I’m waiting for my boat a bit so it’s just trying to
    catch a comment so still a bit early in the morning
    won’t the email to come and once that comes I can take a nice little wander up
    here cuz there’s nice little village up there and this is the end of the
    navigation as well there’s a lock around the corner I haven’t been there but I’m
    gonna have to see if I can find it later on today so it’s over now for the time
    being from coal to shore and hopefully later on today I’ll have my rigging you
    know I woke it up this morning what I can smell is this beautiful smell well
    good morning folks it is a absolutely freezing Sunday morning on the Norfolk
    Broads I am still in coal to show I’m having to wait a few more days so my
    rigging which is a bit of a bomb oh but that’s just where it goes and I
    absolutely freezing but loving every moment of it
    so as I’m gonna have to stay here for a few more days and I’m trying to get a
    video up every week I might as well put up what I’ve got now I was gonna do the
    rigging and the masts going up but I can do that next week now that’s fine so I’m
    gonna upload a video today but I just wanted to say a big thank you to the new
    patrons on patreon we’ve got a John another journal we’ve got a tux tiger
    thank you very very much and to anybody else who wants to become
    a patron on patreon the link is in the description and it’s a big THANK YOU
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    want your name in credits I can I can not do that if you like you should refer
    or I can just put your first name in to let me know if you would like your name
    in the credits so I’m gonna leave you today now from a very coal
    old but scenic Coulter shawl on the Norfolk Broads and I’ve had a really
    great week really enjoyed it but it is a little bit too cold for me at the moment
    but luckily I’ve got my burn and I’ve got plenty of wood so I’m just gonna do
    some jobs on the boat today which involves epoxy so it’s gonna smell like
    crap basically so anyway I better get cracking on that and I better upload
    this video so thanks again to the new patrons and thank you very much for
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    next week you

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    Norfolk Broads: Trees, Leaks & Epoxy – Boat Vlog Ep 75

    September 9, 2019


    well what do you know it’s snowing yes
    cold tonight oh how exciting winter boating snowing
    freezing your nuts off this is fantastic got a parcel how’s that shop frontage
    hey we gotta get out of there now some frozen and muddy and last time you saw
    one of those tree what they say about life having no mercy moment I need
    moment I leave Sun comes out it’s lovely and more I’ve just been freezing since
    Friday there you go got the good east so we’re gonna have a little trip down to buxom get showered up and then we’re
    going down to Barton broad put my mouse tough thing that’s why they call it
    cracked Miller so I’ve been told I mentioned in one of my videos I’m
    stuck on the other side of the bridges floods about trees coming down so you
    can see this one here it’s quite a common sight actually but you really
    wouldn’t want to be in your eye when that happens not at all not at all some ol bucket is more up down there oh you gotta watch out for these cheese
    man I don’t know I pawned the water that goes to find out hey have you gone
    through one problem that’s how I changed them with the very sound of water not
    the middle of the winter I can assure you not good it was so windy the other
    night every night unaware he came for just sunny turned up a tow and
    knew like crazy and then it’s gone and even myself down in the town I pulled
    out blue tarp a tree there’s no real solution for it really because these
    trees up here I forget most of our now but did you see they grow like weeds and the ground just lifts up like carpet so
    it’s not going thing I mean if it wasn’t for brought authority and the
    Environment Agency or whoever is responsible for digging them how this
    river would come to a standstill put it down quickly and once the river stopped flowing then
    it starts flooding everywhere so it’s a crucial it should brew shall bit of
    river this to keep clear and it’s not only about navigation when flooding if
    you can see that little Robin dispensary I want to beautiful day to be on the
    roads but you often wild Lauren’s but as a
    perfect example that’s a big-ass tree as well perfect
    example of why Maureen excellent sweets there’s not such a great idea there’s another one there all of their
    aware if you you learn be careful sure awesome vehicle pump
    these out there okay here is your urgent report there
    isn’t there’s enough loss bone snapping the
    tree see I’ve never seen this anywhere before mmm that looks a bit more like it
    that’s going in the furling the further these are the compression fittings the
    wedges no sorry let me start that again these are the wedges that go in the
    compression fittings someone called stay lock so I’m gonna
    called Norseman and this son called hi Maude which I like because they separate
    the strands better but there seem to be a lot more expensive this is 20 quid
    worth here believe it or not so you know bursting certainly isn’t cheap but once
    these are done if they’re done properly they’re supposed to be stronger than the
    actual rope itself can’t quite figure how that works from the ego so we’re
    getting there and now we just need a day like today
    now we can start get it all put back together yeah if you look familiar with
    these it’s pronounced stay on the right side of winter now I wonder if you can
    see their rainbow one of those lovely winter days today
    and it’s come right after very wet previous day so I know I’ve got a leak
    so I’ve got my hatch apart take the wood off I’m gonna get a brand new piece in
    there I’m gonna pops you the hell out of it make sure this baby is there’s
    nothing more irritating and having a leak on a boat especially in the winter
    one is tricky to fix you know nothing will go off and set misses a day like
    this but also the fact that I’ve come to realize that when you have a leak on the
    boat it can actually ruin your boat you can do so much damage you can destroy
    your bulkheads ultimately so we’re quite anal when it comes to leaks now that’s
    just a tip and I’m gonna get it fixed so lovely sunny day we’re busy I’m working
    on the boat I wonder if you can see that seeing on the hatch that’s right where’s
    gonna drop down done what we can do cordelia rigging at the moment so we’re
    going the library work on the forum so over today and I hope it’s nice and
    sunny where you are this hatch is in the process of being restored that’s why it
    looks like it’s all being bleached and you know it does it’s actually beatboxing up in nice and sexy it’s
    windy as hell folks the weather but it’s not all doom and gloom because if you
    hadn’t chucked down I wouldn’t have discovered a leak here looking a bit
    messy at the moment but this is the early stages here I built up some layers
    of marine fly here and there all the process of being a pop seed and the idea
    is and the water comes down here to stop it from getting too far down years ago a
    hole in the to the wood that’s in here all right
    keepers trouble for tonight I think nearly there
    almost water type very pleased with that it’s nice for job comes together right
    come in the market for a new jib or a couple of spare ones I’ve had a quote
    for new jib and it ranges anywhere from about 800 to
    1,200 pounds so costly that happening for a while I can see online you can buy
    secondhand ones I thought might be best to go online and ask us somebody watch
    it might know somewhere what’s got to be 13 what’s the longest bit enough with
    the leech I think the laugh is 35 inches 28 30 yes
    the foot is 13 the Meech is 28 and the left/right interested and it makes perfect sense
    almost well it’s very moral early evening but I decided because it’s the
    end of the week I want to go out on the broad have some peace and serenity
    tonight find it a little bit difficult trying to get stuff done on the boat
    when I’m on the war into this high temperatures all day the people walking
    past and the minute sunny turn into hours of the next thing you know you
    spent about three hours talking to people and I do a lot of in the summer
    thing is I’m doing so I thought maybe if I come out here I live here to get
    something down but we’re making progress we’re getting some stuff done so I’m
    quite chuffed and yeah we have a nice night on the corner and shut up so happy
    days I will say there’s some chap who watches these videos I think he said
    he’s an appellate of Australia and I’m pretty sure he saves in the forties out
    there at the moment that’s really nice to hear because before the booze in my
    cabin last night so thanks for those comments they really help
    but seriously this is great this is wonderful it’s nobody a peaceful anybody
    wants me Wow broad tonight over now good week tonight you can see do the tight squeeze
    getting in here how’s that so let’s get the Kevlar its upload a video okay so
    I’m gonna sign out for this week because I’m really not gonna get anything done
    today however stay tuned thank you for
    watching and thanks again to my viewers subscribers patrons on patreon and if
    you like the videos make sure you subscribe like and all that sort of jazz
    and if you don’t what I like to subscribe just turn them on when you’re
    ready cuz they’ll be going up every week so that’s me for today so I’m gonna sign
    out and see you next week