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    NERF WAR: DEFEND THE BASE!! NERF CAR TURRET
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    NERF WAR: DEFEND THE BASE!! NERF CAR TURRET

    August 18, 2019


    politics this long green card day no no
    no no no no red bird knows where you give opportunity I want yourself it
    because why I am coming for you I have a need you and Ari will be at
    your doorstep 30 days I will have your channel I will take your YouTube and I
    will leave you with nothing the Red Baron is coming get me oh good more
    eternity right now we have a problem now like what is it man
    okay have you seen this do you want what’s going on get over you right now
    you know how couple weeks ago my address with me yeah I mean like there’s been
    like a lot of kids around the house lately but well what’s up this guy on
    YouTube known as the Red Baron made a video saying he’s coming to take us down
    and steal our channel it’s probably just a troll man because he wants our channel
    Logan he wants to propagate cancer you can’t have it you can’t have I think
    you’re overreacting man again it’s probably just a troll no this is much
    why no problem Logan’s not 12 look for yourself the Red Baron is coming good
    she’s here I’m saying Logan alright this is real this is real Logan he’s coming
    and we’re not even prepared look at all the nerf guns we’ve collected Jake we
    are ready to fight the Red Baron I don’t know if we are Logan I don’t know if we
    are we don’t any time you just won dishonest he said he’s coming he said
    he’s coming for us soon what does that means I mean tonight’s
    moral next week what’s sown for the right Baron I’ll just chase the chances
    other did you hear did you hear that check the cameras check the cameras dude
    you could be here lock the doors oh god oh god oh god do you don’t think
    he’s here you don’t think you’re here do you can resolve fine come on turn on
    turn on turn on oh god oh god oh god he’s here he’s here someone’s at the
    front door somebody’s literally at the front door – dude what do we do what do
    we do he’s gonna break in he’s gonna break in we gotta get to the Arsenal and
    gear up if there’s one there’s going to be more let’s go
    we got a gear up and assign your house Logan is not getting my channels there’s
    no one I think you should take sniper your best hybrid
    can you gun all right let’s gear up we’re going to defend this place we’re
    going to need arts a lot of ducks oh-ho yeah that’s one source the bigger
    way out into the hallway suppressants can be in here in no time they are crazy
    food is nothing soft god damn I shot you alright now go in the front door this
    war coming it came down the street look we got split up alright
    you think we’re top of the sniper take him out I’ll hold the front door as long
    as I hand alright let’s do this let’s go oh here we go don’t look it hung up there I don’t know
    how much longer I can hold the Mothman they keep coming
    yeah thank you alright move up George best left hands well I’m already out of
    and we’ll both my guns will focus the mega turret
    hopefully I can pull them but I don’t know much Boulevard we go I’ll move them
    off as long as I can look we can’t decide with you
    I’m calling operation Bravo we gotta get out of here I’ve got me a channel on USP
    we mean the garage got a plan that you care most about the front door
    but this object coming with you I can’t hold it off much you throw the roof but
    and usual gamos them but man they just started coming in so fast all right I
    got a plan we need to get out of here – channel I’m USB only way out this
    operation Brava operation Bravo I know I know it’s
    dangerous good but I brought the Rhino five let’s do that one utility the Red Baron is coming get away no I’m
    the nerf got a bit nerf god I’m combing nurse got ya
    take a rest man then reloaded it nothing full I checked under the back and nurse
    died I’m the nurse yeah nurse doctor coming nerf gun what represent your guns
    in the shed help me man towards the rough forget now
    again father Jake

    Security on Sailboats – Sailboat Burglar Alarms DIY (Theft Defense) Patrick Childress Sailing #10
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    Security on Sailboats – Sailboat Burglar Alarms DIY (Theft Defense) Patrick Childress Sailing #10

    August 18, 2019


    years ago we had just dropped anchor in
    the capital of a coral atoll we were there to leave our sailboat Brickhouse
    for two months while we came back to the US the problem is we had just heard that
    eight other boats cruising boats had recently been broken into so what to do
    we had to set up deterrence one thing that we do on a daily basis anyway is to
    leave sandals on the side deck that always makes it look like somebody’s at
    home and if something decided to take these sandals they can have them that’s
    a donation the other thing is to hang laundry up as though it’s drying the
    third thing that we did was to leave a bright LED light burning inside the
    cabin as though somebody’s home it would be burning all 24 hours a day but those
    lights use as much energy is probably the ship’s cat Lily right Lily hey hey
    wake up the fourth thing that we did the fourth thing that we did was turn let’s
    turn on the stereo oh hey quick bite my foot we turned it on to the local
    station and turn the volume way up so you could hear it well off of the boat I
    mean doesn’t everybody turn their stereo off and they leave the boat so at least
    it made it sound like somebody was at home on the stern arch we have a
    360-degree anchor light and when we left to return to the US we had removed the
    cockpit awning so that this light not only spread across the boat but also
    into the cockpit along with this photosensitive light actually
    unfortunately these aren’t available anymore the company went out of business
    light underneath the shines down into the cockpit so at night the boat was
    well illuminated we left this anchor light on and the one at the top of the
    mast they use such little energy that the
    solar panels had no problem at all keeping up with the energy demands of
    these anchor lights and the stereo running 24 hours a day so when we went
    away we took off our heavy locks and put on these little luggage locks other
    boats that were broken into were pry bar depart they destroyed the forward
    hatches lifting them up so that the dogs were broken and so we figured if
    somebody’s gonna break into this boat I want to slow them down but I don’t want
    them tearing the boat apart so we’ve just put on these little luggage locks
    not only on the main hatch but on the two cockpit lockers fortunately we never
    had a problem they never got that far to start breaking in they figured that they
    were going to just lift up the dinging these people were experienced they’d
    broken into at least eight boats they could lift up the dinghy and they knew
    the hatch underneath would be open for ventilation and that’s what stopped them that even hurts my ears
    but I’m just finishing up the installation of this alarm I’ll mount it
    up here somehow and put an awning over it to help keep the water off this is
    replacing this alarm which was mounted higher up just below the radar dome and
    that alarm saved us they kept burglars off of our boat scared the heck out of
    me but this is the material just some Sunbrella that I just draped over it I
    think you know it doesn’t look factory finished and that’s for the better it’s
    nice and camouflaged it’ll help to shed the water away from the horn even though
    that horn is supposed to be waterproof they never last that long so we’re good
    to go on that one this is the mousetrap that protected
    brick house from the biggest rats the thieves that were trying to break into
    our boat you can see here there is an electric line attached to the wood part
    of the trap and another connecting line which is soldered to the wire frame when
    that trap is tripped it closes makes the connection and sounds off the alarm we
    had three of these one was in the Ford peak and the trip line right here was
    attached to the hatch in case that was opened we had another one set in the
    main saloon and the trip line would go up through the main hatch and attach to
    the handle of the dinghy which was turned upside down and stowed there then
    we had this one in the aft just sitting on the companionway steps and this line
    went up and attached to a screw in the upper slat so somebody pulled it would
    set off the trap me alarm would go off the alarm was so loud and woke up the
    whole Anchorage the waterfront and another a mooring area about a mile
    north all of those boats heard it 20 of the thieves jumped in the water our
    cruising friends jumped in their dinghy at 2:30 in the morning and the guys
    disappeared but in any case our boat was saved this is our latest burglar alarm
    this is a hundred and ten decibel alarm it’s powered by a 9-volt battery that
    sits in this case here it’s very effective very loud this is the trip
    mechanism pull that makes the contact of those two screws and it’ll scare the
    heck out of any thief I’ll set this up in the top of the Coach roof hook this
    in somewhere put a rag over it this stretches across to the lifeline or any
    place else that a thief might go when he passes through it sounds such a big
    alarm it’ll scare the sandals off of them too often when you go to a store to
    buy some kind of burglar alarm those things aren’t any louder than a
    frightened canary these are effective one problem is soldering these wires
    onto the top of that screw it’s very difficult I end up melting half the time
    the whole clothes pin assembly and I have to start all over again a better
    way is to just go ahead and put your screws in make them adjust long enough
    so you can put a nut on the top put ring terminals on the end of your wires and
    you’re done except for of course all of the hot gluing of the rest of the parts
    well hopefully some of these idea will help to protect your own boat while
    you’re out cruising if so please give us a thumbs up and a subscribe and we hope
    to see you soon

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    Welding a SAILBOAT for the DESERT? – in California

    August 18, 2019


    When I was growing up, I
    really wanted a sailboat. But my parents
    were rock climbers and we spent a lot of family
    vacations out in the desert. So a couple of
    years ago, I decided to mix these two things
    from my childhood, and I built a land yacht. This is a sailboat with wheels. It goes like 45 miles an
    hour and it’s a total blast. But I’ve always wanted to
    bring friends out with me. And I figured, you
    know, if we came out with just my boat it
    wouldn’t be that much fun. One of us would be
    sitting around waiting while the other sailed. So I decided to
    build a second one. Right now I’m headed
    over to BayShore Metals to pick up the steel tubing
    I need to make the frame. They typically serve
    construction workers so they close real
    early, so I got to catch them before they
    leave for the weekend. Hi there, how’s it going? Good. How about you? Good. Two things I need here. 1 inch, 0.12 wall thickness– 8 feet of that. Is there any way I
    can get you to cut it? Yeah, we can cut it. OK. This is 20 feet metal mortar? Yeah. OK. I’ll take 20 feet of that then. I need a round tube, 2 and
    1/2 inch, 0.12-inch thick. Well, I think that’s about it. This stuff’s heavy,
    and big, and oily. Time to get it to Noisebridge. So, first things first, we
    need to build a chassis. And the main part of the
    chassis is the spine. It’s the big tube that runs
    underneath from the front wheel to the back wheels, and it’s
    what the mast connects into. And I’m using this
    really heavy, thick pipe. It’s because there are
    a lot twisting forces on the mast and the wheels. It’s probably more
    than I need, it will make it a
    little bit heavier, but at the end of the
    day, I’d rather just have to be super
    solid and not break. So, time to start
    cutting and welding here. It almost looks like
    I know what I’m doing. It is now time to build the
    front steering assembly. And honestly, this is the
    hardest part because the angles have to be perfect. So what I’ve been
    doing is drawing it here out on a piece
    cardboard to scale, so I can make sure
    that everything’s going to fit together properly. The boat’s going to be
    level and the wheels are going to fit and everything. So let me show you
    what I’ve done. So this right here, this line
    right here, is my ground. And I’m just fitting
    the wheel like that and then fitting all these other
    pieces where they need to go. This is another angle, here, on
    this 30-degree line, like that. So that’s going to sit there. This is the point
    in the chassis where that steering tube comes out. And then there’s going
    to be a piece here– not quite that long. And then another piece
    that goes up, there. So this will go here, and
    then that will go up there, and then there will
    be an axle that goes down through the wheel. It sounds easy. Now, it’s time to cut everything
    out and try and weld it according to these
    angles and specs. We’ll see how
    accurate I can get it. So, I think I screwed up. The front wheel isn’t straight. I think I know what I did wrong. This front bracket here is
    not straight to the spine. So, I think there’s
    only one thing to do, as much as I
    don’t want to do it, which is to cut it off and
    start over on that piece. Ugh. well, it’s not straight again. So, I don’t know. I give up. I think I’m just going
    to roll with it as is and we’ll hope for the best. It’s time to put
    together some wheels. Rims, go together like that. Inner tubes, sweet. And wheels. This hitch pin is what
    holds the wheel on. So I got to drill a hole
    for that in the axle. Just like that. Sweet. One down, two to go. Now to do the front end. This is going to
    be a little tricky, I’m not quite sure
    how to do this, how to get everything lined up. We’ll see here. Next, I need a place
    to put the mast. I need mast step,
    which is the tube the mast goes into that holds
    it to the spine of the boat. And you can either put
    this at 10 degrees– kind of canted backwards–
    or you can put it vertical. And on my previous
    boat I did 10 degrees, and it made the back
    end a little fishtail-y. So I’m going to try vertical
    and see how that goes. Time to weld on the mast step. I’ve got to get this pretty
    much exact so the mast doesn’t lean one side or the other,
    too far forward, too far back. So, going to have to
    be careful on this one. I screwed up. So, I used hot rolled steel
    for the steering column and for the axles. And hot rolled steel
    is a little bit bigger than what it’s supposed to be. It’s got a little bit
    of mill scale on it. So I turned it all
    on the lathe to get it to fit of the bearings on
    the wheels and the washers that I’m using for
    bearings for the steering, but I didn’t make the
    steering columns quite small enough for these
    bushings that I got to hold the steering in place. So, everything’s already welded
    together, it’s all ready to go, and these bushings don’t fit. Ugh. 11th hour and I think
    I’m going to have to redo the whole front
    steering assembly, because I can’t figure
    out how to take this apart enough that I can
    get it back on the lathe. So, not what I needed. We’re supposed to leave
    tomorrow to go try these out, and guess I’m going
    to start over. Dang. Actually, maybe there’s
    a way I can hack this. The square stock that
    the foot rest fits on, I might be able to just
    use that as a color and not worry about it. But I’ve got to get the
    drill hole just perfect. So this is going to
    be a little tricky. I think that might work. It’s worth a shot if
    for no other reason than if I screw it up I’m going
    to have to start over anyway. So, may as well give it a shot. Other than that it
    looks all right. Well, it’s 10:30
    at night, the day before we’re supposed to
    leave to go sail these. But I think I’m pretty much
    done with the metal work. Check this out. So, that’s the old one and
    that’s the shiny new one. They’re pretty much identical. They’re all the same plans. There’s a few minor
    tweaks here and there. Next, I’ve got to build a seat. I’ve got to build
    a seat, and I’ve got to rig all the mast
    and sails and stuff. So, I think I’m going to go make
    sure masts fit and that kind of thing, and then we’ll
    figure out a seat here. All right. Time to set up the masts now. The only place they fit in
    here is in the skylights. So the first time that
    I built a land yacht I scored a huge treasure
    trove of free sails off Craigslist– free
    windsurfing sails. I’ve got, let’s
    see, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6– I think I’ve got
    something like seven sails that I got for free. So I’m digging through them
    now to see what will work. Some of them are labeled,
    some of them aren’t. So, I don’t know
    how big this sail is but I’m going to compare
    it to the one I was using on the other boat and
    see if it’ll work, if it’s about the same size. These are pretty
    much the same size. I think this’ll work. I’ve got one big piece
    left before we hit the road and go sail this thing. I need to build a seat. And I think I’m just going
    to copy the seat that I have on my previous land
    yacht, because we just got to hit the road here. I’m running out of time. So this is just basically like a
    pan, it’s just a flat seat bed, there’s a seat that comes
    up the back, bolts together in two places, pretty simple. Not the right tool for the job. That’ll work. Hole. I got to find some screws now. Fortunately, there
    are a lot here. These actually
    might do the trick. Just need enough to hold
    the glue while it dries. That’s one side. Yup, it’s going to work. This project’s beating me up. I’m really sore. I forgot to do one thing
    before I glued everything up. The old boat here has
    these rounded corners on the back, which
    looks super nice. But I totally forgot to do
    that before I glued everything so I don’t think this
    is going to have those. I think we’ll just wing it. Now, it’s time to
    build the back. So this is what the
    old back looks like. It sits in there like
    that, sits down here, going to do the same thing. Pretty straight forward. Or My friend Blake is here. He is going to come
    sailing with me, and he’s agreed to
    modify the sail. So, say hi, Blake. Hey. I just realized it
    wraps around the mast. Yeah. That’s interesting. So, let me show you
    what we’re doing here. OK. So, I basically just
    drew a line here. I think we should just
    remove this back one. Somehow get this up here in a
    way that you feel comfortable [INAUDIBLE]. Basically, just
    stitch [INAUDIBLE].. That’s exactly what
    I was thinking. Yup. I love it. Cool. Thank you. I will finish that seat and
    get everything else rigged, and then we’ll hit the road. So, I chopped it and
    moved the bottom up. And I left enough space
    down here to wrap it over. Really enough space. Oh, sweet. And then the grommet’s– The grommet’s right inside here. Perfect. So, probably just going to
    punch it whenever I’m ready and do some more
    sewing around here. I’m going to then adjust
    the mast sheet thing and move it up. And touch it up on the edges. Sweet. OK. One lesson I learned is
    turn it off when you’re– When you’re sticking
    your fingers in there? Yeah. That’s how I got this guy. Cut away, cut away
    from yourself. Smart. Good Lord. What am I doing? Look at this. Oh, we got so much shit. I have no idea what we’re doing. We have a freight elevator
    filled with land yachts. And it’s like 7:00 at night. We’ve got seven hours
    of driving ahead of us. It’s going to go great. All packed up and ready to go. Blake’s picking up some
    tamales for the road and then we’re going
    to go get camping gear and get out of here. So we made it as far as
    Lancaster last night, as of what? 2:00 AM? Something like that? We finally decided
    to stop and get a hotel for the night,
    which was probably one of the shittier Motel
    6’s I’ve ever been in. Better than sleeping on
    the cold ground though. Yeah, it was really
    cold last night. It was like 30? So we opted to wimp
    out, and get a motel, and try again this morning. We’re getting a late start, it’s
    almost noon, but we’re close. Like, half hour out maybe? And it’s looking like
    there’s a little bit of wind. Just got to find the lake
    entrance and pay our permit and be off sailing. There’s a big, huge
    dust storm here that we’re about to
    head into, which bears good things about the wind. But maybe will not
    be super pleasant. I don’t know. We’ll see. All right. Here it is. That right there is the
    entrance to the dry lake bed. It’s super windy. This is going to be awesome. You ready? Yeah. So, what I’ve
    learned the hard way, is that when we get
    out on the lake bed, we should close all of
    the windows and doors. Because all of that dust
    out there will get in here. There are no speed limits
    out on the dry lake bed, so we can go pretty
    much as fast we want. There’s not a lot
    to hit out here. It’s just a question of
    how comfortable we feel. I wish we could get some wind
    like this out in the Bay. Right? All right. We’re here, and it’s windy, and
    I can’t wait to get sailing. Time to set up some boats. All right. Time to try out the new boat. I’m so excited. I’ve been working so hard for
    the past week or two on this. Didn’t know if we were
    going to make it down here. So, it’s really exciting
    to be out here, the wind, gorgeous day. I can’t wait to get out
    on the dry lake bed here. The wind is dying,
    and we’re just trying to make it back to
    camp before it dies entirely. It’s doing pretty well right
    now but there have been spots that have been pushing. Land sailing is
    all about momentum. You just got to keep your
    momentum up no matter what, and stay out of the ruts. Well, we just ran out of wind. So, now instead of land
    yachts, they’re skateboards. They’re not great
    skateboards, but it does work. I’m going to pick up Blake here. He’s walking back
    instead of pushing back. Hey there, sailor. You want a ride? Well, what about my boat? Wait– is something
    broken or are you good? I’m good. It’s just hard to steer it. I’m walking it. Yeah, you just sort of
    kick it as you go along. Yeah. That’s what I’m working on. Getting there. Yeah. Cool. Yeah, what did you think? First time land sailing, right? Pretty fun. I was surprised when
    there were no brakes. Yeah, you just got to like
    put your feet down or turn up into the wind and
    hope for the best. Sheet out. Yeah, sheet out. There’s lots of space out
    here, so not too much to hit. Yeah, man, thanks for
    coming down with me. I know it’s just like
    a crazy adventure we had done at the last minute. It’s been a long two two days. Yeah. It was a lot to try
    and make this happen. But, yeah. Land sailing is one of my
    favorite weird pastimes, and I’m really happy to be able
    to share it with someone else. Thanks for coming down. I’m Scotty, with Strange Parts. If you like this video, hit that
    subscribe button down below, and stay tuned for
    more adventures. I’ll see you next time.

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    Bluewater Sailboat Tour-INSIDE a Valiant 40 -(Our Tiny Home)2 Of 3 Patrick Childress Sailing #31

    August 18, 2019


    Valiant 40 Part 2 Hello I’m Patrick Childress on the sailboat Brick House … welcome aboard today is part two of the valiant 40 tour
    down below so let’s turn the cameras around we’ll go through the hatch board
    and take a look at one time all the trim around the companionway was teak now
    it’s very low maintenance polyethylene bottom wash board that’s
    also solid polyethylene very low maintenance very sturdy so let’s go down
    below we’ll take a very quick tour of this valiant 40 and then we’ll come back
    and look at some of these items in much closer detail on the right side the
    starboard side is a hanging Locker for all the foul weather gear and we also
    keep our flares in there just forward of that is the pantry with several shelves
    and very deep storage for lots of food storage and on the port side is the aft
    cabin which we often call just the bedroom and the port side of course is
    the galley and we’ll come back and take a closer look at the galley in just a
    few minutes. On the starboard side is Rebecca’s domain the nav station she
    installed a lot of these electronics and she maintains the electronics since she
    does all the navigating for us makes it easy for me she just tells me to turn
    right turn left how far up ahead to go and in the next video she’ll actually do
    a little orientation on the electronics what we have and how useful they are on
    the starboard side is a water tank under the settee that one is about 60 gallons
    capacity there’s a tons of storage behind the backrest they go all the way
    out to the hull and we have the stereo cabinet up here behind that white door
    and then there’s another 60 gallon water tank underneath this settee on the port
    side and in the next video I’ll go through what we did to save these
    aluminum tanks they were very heavily pitted and it was gonna cost a fortune
    to rip these out and try to fit something else in so we have a remedy
    that has worked for all these years and we’ll go into that next video up
    here on the left is even more storage and there’s also lots of ventilation in
    this boat lots of hatches and port lights so we really don’t need wind
    directors to force more air through these hatches this is a hanging Locker
    on the starboard side and more clothes storage in shelves just forward of that
    on the port side is the head it’s just the right size it’s not too big not too
    small so we’re not too cramped some people have problems with their Jabsco toilet. We just don’t have problems with ours and I have a few tips I think that
    might help you out which we’ll cover in the next video but I like the size of
    this head we have a shower curtain that goes around to contain water when we’re
    taking a shower it has all the amenities that we need to be comfortable on this
    boat. Stored up forward is the Barracuda sewing machine very similar to
    the Sailrite, a lot of the parts are interchangeable. and the v-berth is not
    for personal storage this is where all kinds of parts and supplies are stored
    stainless steel nuts and bolts fiberglass, fiberglass resin, glue, all
    kinds of extra stainless steel parts are stored up in these shelves sandpaper,
    tools you name it so we are pretty self-sufficient out here if something
    should break and the same for the storage up here on the starboard side in
    all these shelves and a way up in the chain Locker we’ll
    get to that in the next video we have a hundred and fifty feet of chain that we
    store up there and then in that PVC tube that comes out of that is a is where the
    other hundred and fifty feet of chain goes to down below the V Berth – we like
    to keep as much chain as low and aft as possible. To the hanging Locker and we’ll
    get started there oh there’s one other thing I forgot to mention we’ll also be
    taking a look at the main bilge pump underneath this floorboard and we’ll
    take a look at the emergency electric bilge pump that is much farther forward
    way up underneath one of these floorboards and of course we have the
    high capacity hand operated bilge pump in the hanging Locker normally we try to dry the gear before
    it goes into this locker but even if it did go in here wet any water would just
    drip down into the bilge work its way there there’s a nice big shelf up here
    another shelf a little further down plenty of storage space and this is also
    where we keep all of our flares and emergency signaling equipment. This is
    also where the emergency hand operated bilge pump is located. What was in this
    space originally was a Whalegusher 25. It wasn’t installed properly the
    discharge went directly out over the side of the boat without a high loop so
    it was very easy for sea water or rain water just to back right down
    that discharge hose and settled inside of the pump. A proper discharge loop starts
    at the discharge thruhull going out the side of the boat and then goes up
    just as high as possible before it goes back down to the pump so
    when I went to rebuild this it was so heavily corroded inside it just wasn’t
    repairable so we replaced it with a very high capacity Edison pump it’s a
    tremendous pump it’ll pump one gallon per stroke if I had two inch hoses on
    there but because of area restrictions in the hose run I could only put in one
    and three-quarter inch hoses so it’s a little bit less than one gallon per
    stroke. On the discharge side I have a very high loop but also one of these
    see-through check valves certainly it’s not the best idea to have a check valve
    in any kind of a discharge bilge pump but at sea water no other water is going
    to be backing up and just sitting in this pump it’s going to be fully
    functional if we ever need it down here is where all the water in the boat
    collects in a stainless steel sump that measures six inches by eight inches
    across so it’s a very tight squeeze putting the pump and the float switch in
    here but I can squeeze it out, take it all
    apart and clean it out occasionally because muck does at times keep the
    float from going up and down properly is over here this is the sump discharge
    from the shower so the shower pan goes through that green pipe and comes out
    into the sump here and then gets pumped overboard the important part though is
    to put a screen on the end of that discharge otherwise you get all
    of this muck they hear the soap scum everything you would go into the sump it
    helped to clog up the pump so this way we capture it in the screen I can take
    it out dump it into the garbage can wash out this little plastic screen and then
    slip it back on keep all that hair and gunk from clogging up the most important
    bill bilge pump on the boat now I’ll take you up forward and show you the
    emergency backup bilge pump that has never seen water and hopefully it never
    will. in this forward bilge area, this is an area that just never should ever get wet so water has to get
    in this bilge up to this float switch of course before it’ll finally turn on so
    that’s pretty darn high in this bilge area when it does turn on we have that
    round alarm this is the largest bilge pump I could possibly fit in this area
    and you can see there’s no way that I could attach it at the base like you
    normally would it’s held in place with this PVC pipe
    that I just cut the section out of to make a ring that hole slips over the top
    and then this PVC horizontal piece is attached to that ring and then to each
    side to the vertical piece attached to the frame of the boat to finish up in the hanging locker this
    is where we store the hatch boards we have these two teak twist locks that
    securely hold them in place and then the hatch screens get stuffed on the far
    side of those and they’re wedged in nice and securely… and this is the pantry it
    was way back in here this is the single sideband radio and of course the control
    head for that radio is at the nav station the next shelf down is more food
    and then the very bottom shelf is a lot of hand tools which are always getting
    used as they’re in a very convenient spot along with over here in the galley
    we have all these drawers but this drawer is dedicated not to silverware
    well it’s not aware that I like to use more than all the other, because we’re
    always using all kinds of screwdrivers all the Phillips head or on that side
    and the flat heads are on this side these are always being used I can’t be
    digging out things from the engine room or some other storage space all the
    time but one thing I changed very quickly on this boat were these little
    finger holes with the latch behind I could only imagine my finger breaking
    out in the middle of an ocean and in fact a commenter on one of the earlier
    videos on galley tips said that’s exactly what happened to him he was
    reaching in to unlatch the door the boat hit a wave and his finger broke 90
    degrees in anticipation of something like that happening I did away with
    those latches and I installed these twist lock latches up here I’m actually surprised that they’ve
    lasted over 12 years now this is 2019 but just as a backup we have
    this little latch down here in fact in rough weather when things might be
    coming out and slamming against the door we always put on these extra security
    latches at the top of the door to help hold these open especially in rough
    weather are these Springs so the door can’t close push and now it’ll close
    easily so we don’t have to fight with the door along the ocean so to close the
    hatch you just pop the spring thumbs down real quick and easy any
    water that becomes a waterfall down this companionway which has happened out in
    bad storms will come down and eventually work its way down to this grating and
    then just simply runs down into the bilge.. another great idea.. oh hey there
    Lily she just woke up from her little hiding spot way in the back of the boat. I
    really like the layout of the aft cabin. Underneath this cushion is the V Drive
    and the transmission so it’s very accessible this white panel pulls out
    and up here is the storage cabinet and the bunk is 6 feet 10 inches long in
    four feet wide the only problem that I can really see is this side deck in this
    location the person sleeping on the outside can have a little difficulty
    crawling over the person on the inside. (but that could be a nice thing!)
    Underneath this area it’s all storage it is full of stuff all kinds of spares
    there’s no personal storage here there’s all kinds of electrical supplies wires
    in the back section is the hot water heater the regulators for the hooker and
    the scuba tank are stored way down in here just all kinds of repairs and
    Spares. and of course way down underneath here are the batteries we have six
    Trojan batteries golf cart batteries (T-105) one day I’d like to get caught up with
    modern technology and get some lighter batteries that have equal if not more
    amperage capacity I like the way the galley is laid out
    and actually the nice close U shape so you can’t really bang around too far
    you can always brace yourself against something while you’re working around
    the galley it’s a really good idea also on this boat we have a galley strap so
    we can lean against it while we’re cooking
    or at another position we can actually lean forward and keep from
    being thrown into the stove these countertops are solid plastic it was
    originally Formica and this work was done in Cartagena Columbia by a man
    named Eder who does a lot of this work and he did a pretty good job it is in
    Corian quality but it’s the next best thing and for $800 for doing
    everything here I think we got a pretty good deal this is a soap dispenser this
    is fresh water foot pump saltwater foot foot pump and this is the product water
    for the reverse osmosis system that we never use we just don’t need it we get
    all of our fresh water from the faucet on shore from the rain and sometimes a
    very clear stream but for washing dishes we use the salt water we rinse in salt
    water and then rinse in the fresh water we hardly ever use the pressure water we
    only use the pressure water really at the sink occasionally because we have a
    filter down below to filter the water that comes out of the fresh water tank
    and Rebecca likes to use that I’m not nearly as fussy about the water I drink.
    and back here is a big storage bin way down to the bottom of the boat all kinds
    of pots and pans we don’t have anything out here because I try to clean up for
    our ‘company’ and threw it all down here to hide it out of the way like throwing
    it under the carpet yeah we don’t normally live like this… and over here is
    the refrigerator yeah we got the freezer here it goes down very deep normally we keep these exercise mats on top of
    the refrigerator to help with insulation a lot of this is covered in video number
    22 which is galley tips and you’ll also get a very good look way down inside of
    the freezer how we defrost it and the things that we put in there to help aid
    the airflow in the freezer also in video number 20 about provisioning we go
    through a lot of these lockers pull things out and show a lot of different
    foods and how to store items on your boat and what to buy what not to buy
    while you’re out cruising long distance there’s tons of storage back here
    Bob Perry did a great job of using all the storage capacity on this boat and I’ll
    show you more of it as we move around these cabinets are full of dishes and
    cups all kinds of silverware so we’re not lacking at all for storage capacity
    well I hope other people have had better luck with their gourmet II princess
    stove than what we have had. we installed the stove in 2012. right from the get-go
    we had problems with rust it was rusting just way too fast and
    then up on the burners there was always a yellow flame and the company just
    wasn’t that helpful with us trying to figure it all out but eventually after
    trying so many different things we discovered that it was the caps that
    were not manufactured quite right and so when we got new caps and put those on at
    her own expense through a different source that took care of the yellow
    flame and now we have some nice blue flames the way they were supposed to be the original pot supports for this stove
    seem like in no time they started flaking off hunks of rust so we had to
    have new ones made out of 304 stainless and these are holding up far better
    sinks this sink on the port side was originally made far too deep seawater
    would back up through the drain hole and flood the sink when we’re just slightly
    heeled over to port. when this sink was about 38 years old I just couldn’t
    patch it up anymore on the bottom it was just rusting through so much that
    Davao City Philippines we had this one made to replace it and I only made it
    about an inch and a half less deep I probably should have gone to two or
    maybe even three inches less deep just to make sure that we are well above the
    waterline but it’s been adequate but this is simple to make the old one
    actually I cut out with an angle grinder starting from one side work down the
    bottom and brought up it was very simple to do and then just took it out and the
    people at the sheetmetal shop used that as the template for making this new one
    so it’s very simple to make with the curved sides and the very flat back and
    the flat front and it does have the flanges on each side for mounting up
    underneath these sink on the starboard side of the galley this is 43 years old
    now and it’s rusting on the bottom I haven’t had a patch it up just yet but
    when we haul out in Durban South Africa in a couple of months we’ll have a new
    one made there the sink on the port side was this 304 stainless hopefully in
    Durban they’ll have some 316 stainless to make this new sink. Once again time
    has really gotten away from me I just keep seeing more and more things to
    point out as we go through the boat so certainly there’s gonna be a part 3 part
    4 maybe even a part 5 we’ll just keep it going until we run out a boat hey but
    thanks a lot for all of the positive comments that you have been making
    that’s great encouragement to keep doing what we’re doing
    also of course if you can click on the thumbs up button down there and
    especially the subscribe if you haven’t done already that’ll be a big help so
    thanks again and we’ll see in a couple weeks for the
    next part of the Valiant 40 Tour – down below

    Lead Acid Batteries can EAT a SAILBOAT! (Patrick Childress Sailing #44)
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    Lead Acid Batteries can EAT a SAILBOAT! (Patrick Childress Sailing #44)

    August 18, 2019


    can you believe this rotten mess came
    out of our sailboat hello we are Patrick and Rebecca
    Childress on the sailboat Brick House, a Valiant forty and we are
    hauled out in Richards Bay South Africa doing a lot of work on this boat
    actually Rebecca’s back in the US right now for six weeks and that gives me some
    opportunity to dig into cabinets fix bulkheads tabbing all kinds of things
    and now investigate what happened inside of our battery box about a year ago
    while we were out in the Indian Ocean I saw a dark spot the upper one kind of
    growing and I did not see that as a good sign I only figured ahead to have been
    battery acid so now that we are in Richard Bay South Africa hauled out this
    is the time to dig in there and find out what’s going on in that battery
    compartment so first I had to take all the batteries out of the compartment
    there are six Trojan batteries in here so disconnect all the wires yanked them
    all out I pull this pad out which we had originally installed long ago as a
    cushioning underneath the bad reason if any acid spilled to help protect the
    wood surrounding it so I got out a screwdriver and started poking around I
    uh oops what a surprise I mean how could
    these batteries have not fallen through that flooring and even this the support
    column was just eaten up by acid this was a total surprise and very
    frustrating I used to fix rotten houses in Rhode Island so I recognize the
    problem here you just have to start taking things apart and taking more
    things apart and keep taking things apart until you finally get back to
    where you might find some good wood and so I started demolishing everything
    unscrewing some of these screws though had been in here for a while carrying
    supports that they just would not turn so I had to get in with a dremel and a
    cutting disc and cut the heads off that way I’d be able to yank the
    screw through but grabbing hold on the support on the other side this is inside
    the galley just below the sink of course there’s always the fear of catching
    something on fire so I did have a spray bottle of water right next to me and
    every once in a while I would just stop the grinding of the screw heads and
    spray down the area with water and unfortunately the boat didn’t burn down
    but I was able to then he yanked the screw issue right on through that
    three-quarter inch plywood wall and you can see the damage on that wall between
    the battery compartment in the galley very soft wood in that area and this
    horizontal support this is actually pressure treated lumber and it wasn’t
    nearly as soft as some of the other wood so this floor I had no idea that it
    would just pull right up it was actually just setting in there so that was the
    easy part to get out but that wood was very saturated with moisture it didn’t
    harm my fingers I wasn’t wearing gloves so maybe the acids were neutralized I
    really can’t explain anything more than what I suppose caused the damage but now
    I have to figure out how to get this panel out so I start tapping up the trim
    strip on top of the three-quarter inch plywood panel I want to save all the
    wood for the installation the last thing you want to do is take nails and pound
    them back through the way they came into the wood that’ll rip out the
    nice-looking wood on the far side so just grab some wire cutters and twist
    the nails out in the direction that they were pounded that’ll leave the face of
    the trim strip intact so then as a matter of prying things loose
    fortunately this wasn’t glued it was just all nailed in but it was hanging up
    on the far left side so that would call for the multi-tool which is a very nice
    little tool for getting into tight places and cutting wood but I didn’t
    want to harm the teak finish on this cabinet so I put two layers of
    blue tape and went to work with the multi-tool just cutting straight in
    making a nice straight cut and of course vacuum cleaner trying to suck up as much
    of that dust as possible along with every touch so these are punch cuts just
    going straight in so I go all the way through and back out and make the next
    punch cut and of course that vertical support that’s going to be changed
    that’ll come out we don’t know what caused the battery acid leakage whether
    it was somehow over charging the batteries maybe that bad storm that
    we’re in in the Indian Ocean that shook the water out something to do with the
    battery caps we really don’t think we had the batteries overfilled so so far
    it’s just a mystery to us be real careful because it’s very soft down here
    I don’t want to break it it’ll be like a magic trick disappeared
    I thought I might be able to get away with just scraping back a layer of two
    of the plywood flooring and I scraped in I scraped and it never got any better
    the moisture meter just showed that everything was very wet no matter what
    it looked like it was still incredibly wet so that meant I had to cut the
    tabbing out that was sort of holding it in place and use a small dremel with a
    rotary cutting disk cut that tapping back out and he yanked it out of here
    and then I would gain more access to that second flooring and there is more tabbing to be cut
    along that partition wall between the F cabin in the galley area just below the
    sink there is so much of that area that would have to be cut out and be replaced
    also with new wood amazing what acid will do how far it’ll go and this is one
    reason why it’s good that Rebecca is back in D who have there’s just not room
    for two people so much has to come out of these cabinets and storage
    compartments and there’s just no place to put it all so we have four Trojan
    batteries sitting out here in the main passageway we have two more under the
    chart table and this is where they sit all day while I’m working in the half
    cabin at night I’ll put two batteries in here and hook them up in parallel so I
    have 12 volts just to run the lights around the stereo the computers didn’t
    have enough to get me by it also runs the refrigeration I used a little 18
    volt Sigler saw to start cutting out the bad area between the battery box in
    below the galley sink and then I decided I’d better sand the good wood in that
    area in prep it now for fiberglassing that way later on I won’t have all that
    dust flying into the galley sink area so we got that cleaned up nicely and then
    went back with the multi-tool and squared off the corners where the
    circular saw couldn’t get and then did a little chiseling and the old rotten
    board was ready to come out timber well somehow in cutting out this panel I
    didn’t cut into these water pipes I tried not to but you know trying doesn’t
    always work sometimes it takes a bit of luck at least three eighths of an inch
    of plywood out of here and still it’s damp
    I checked it with the moisture meter it reads very high and I can feel with my
    fingertips underneath here the moisture does go back underneath the flooring so
    what I’m gonna have to do is pull up the flooring and I’ll come back to this
    stringer no matter what happens I just can’t go back any farther than the
    stringer I’ll have to put new plywood from here all the way over and replace
    that okay so this is what we have all the
    rotten fluorines out of here good underneath here this is all solid
    this is good very sturdy and we have a little gap in the framing for the hoses
    and wires to run Oh once again I got lucky
    good I didn’t hit anything with the sauce oh look at that and down here
    okay this frame of this stringer is the foam right here it just never got fully
    encapsulated in fiberglass at the factory so yeah I don’t know I’ll
    probably put something on top of it and glues clean this up real good and put
    something on top of it to help carry the load because we have just a tiny little
    speck back here to carry the after end of this subflooring so yeah I’m gonna have to build that up
    and no work on that tomorrow and then just get the materials to put everything
    back together so good the end of the destruction everything else is looking
    good and solid back up in here this wall maybe I’ll stand this and get it ready
    for varnishing while everything is out of here okay the worst is over with now
    just putting it all back together well what just took 11 minutes in video
    took two days in real time and there’s even more rotten bulkheads and just
    pieces off to the left side as we’re looking into the cabin here but I didn’t
    think you needed to see every gory little detail but it’s incredible just
    how much damage battery acid can do so it was this goes back together
    everything will be all fiberglassed if it isn’t fiberglass it will be
    fiberglass so if there’s ever again any acid spillage it won’t be a problem it
    won’t be able to escape its containment center and that’ll all start going back
    together in the next video I certainly do appreciate you watching and sticking
    it through all of this terrible destruction and if it was worthwhile for
    you please give it a thumbs up down below there below the screen and if you
    haven’t already click on the subscribe hey thanks a lot for watching and we’ll
    see you on the rebuild next time

    How to build a boat Ep #1 – Catamaran you can live on
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    How to build a boat Ep #1 – Catamaran you can live on

    August 17, 2019


    This is the first of a series of videos about a catamaran I built back in the 90s. Building a boat, something big enough to live on and sail off over the horizon is a dream I had for years. My original idea was to build a monohull, in fact I bought plans for a little 21 footer that I was going to weld up and sail around the world in. The plan got postponed for a number of years and in that time I come across a couple of books that changed my ideas. It was back in the early 90’s First book was the Gougeon Brothers on boat building, all about building with epoxy and wood. And the other book was the cruising multihull by Chris White. The two of them together made sense Building a multihull, that didn’t rely on tonnes of lead to keep itself upright and building with wood, epoxy and fibreglass, all made sense to me.. I found plans I liked from a local multihull designer, Tony Grainger. I then started preparing the place to build it, in the bush on my parents property out the back of Noosa Heads. Queensland, Australia. The original shed was only big enough to build the 21ft boat that I originally planned to build. So I lengthened it with the idea of building the boat in 3 sections. 2 hulls separately and then the centre section. Which I ended up doing. Building of the hull starts with a strong back. It’s a ladder like construction that I concreted into the ground. I cut out temporary frames in chipboard. to make the cross sectional shapes of the hull. Using full size contours on mylar sheet that I laid down on the wood and traced out with a dressmakers wheel. Each temporary frame is set up on the strong back. and lined up. It’s worth spending a little extra time to get everything spot on at this stage Getting it all lined up perfect. and the contours cut out perfect. made for an absolutely fair hull. It saves you a lot of time down the track. The construction was strip plank western red cedar. Basically a wood cored fibreglass boat. My reasons for building it this way were that its a simple system for a one off boat You don’t need to build a mould before you can make it. produces a very fair hull. It’s strong, its light. The cedar strips were 14mm thick and for the majority of the boat 90mm wide. what I’d bought, machined ah, were not long enough to make up the length of the hull so they have to be scarfed together to give you the full length of the hull. I set up a jig with my brothers radial saw, to saw them all give them a feather edge for scarfing. and then set up a jig table to scarf them all together. Once they were dried then I could start screwing them on to the temporary frames. Edge gluing them as I went to start to form the shell of the hull. The edge glue was a mixture of epoxy resin & cab-o-sil which thickens it to a peanut butter consistency. probably (80 – 90%) of the work I did on my own the rest was help from family and friends Here’s my Dad giving me a hand. To follow along to the next stage of the build, just click on the link above for the next video. Thanks for watching…

    How to Play Go Fish
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    How to Play Go Fish

    August 17, 2019


    How to Play Go Fish. The object of this game is to collect the
    most “books”—or sets—of four of a kind, like four kings, four nines, and so on. How do you collect them? You go fish! You will need A deck of cards, without the
    jokers and at least 2 players. Step 1. Sit in a circle, on the floor, or at a table. Pick someone to deal out the cards. Can’t decide who’s going to be the dealer? Flip a coin or, with the deck face down, have
    everyone draw a card. Whoever gets the highest card deals. Step 2. If there are just 2 people playing, the dealer
    gives each player 7 cards. If there are more players, everyone gets 5
    cards. This game is the most fun with 3 to 6 players. Step 3. When everyone has his or her cards, the dealer
    places the rest of the deck face down in the middle of the circle where everyone can reach
    it. This is the draw pile. Step 4. As you get your cards, organize them, putting
    any that are the same rank or number together—but don’t let anybody else see what cards you
    have! Step 5. The player on the dealer’s left goes first. The goal is to collect as many books as possible. The first player starts by looking at the
    cards in her hand. She then asks one other player for a specific
    card—but it must be a card that she already has at least one of. So if the first player has a nine in her hand,
    she can ask “Got any nines?” It’s a good idea to ask for the cards that
    you have the most of. Step 6. If the player who gets asked has any nines,
    she has to give all of them to the player who asked for them. That same player then gets to go again, and
    ask any other player for a card. Step 7. If the player who gets asked doesn’t have
    any nines, she says, “Go fish!” The first player then takes the top card from
    the draw pile, adds it to her hand, and her turn is over. Step 8. The person sitting to the left of the first
    player goes next. She asks anyone she likes for a card that
    she already has one of. If she gets a card, she can ask for another. If she doesn’t, she has to go fishing from
    the draw pile. If someone asks another player for a card
    that you also have, remember it—when it’s your turn, you can ask the asker for it. You know she must have at least one! Step 9. Keep going around the circle this way. When a player gets the fourth card of a book—let’s
    say all 4 nines—she shows them to the rest of the players, takes them out of her hand,
    and places them in a stack in front of her. Step 10. The game is over when all the books have been
    collected, or all the cards are divided up into their groups of four. The winner is the person who has “caught”
    the most books. Did you know Look carefully—in every deck
    of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king who doesn’t have a mustache.

    House – boat from Styrofoam – DIY
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    House – boat from Styrofoam – DIY

    August 16, 2019


    Hi Guys! What’s up? I’m the Interesting and I’m Ficus In the last video with the barrel, we couldn’t enjoy sailing much So this time, we decided to enjoy to the fullest And make a floating house On the boat Let’s get started Today we’ve Dima with us again Well, we’re right now at the epicenter and picking up huge piles of Styrofoam Yes, you did it Should I go like this to the cashier? We decided to take two small carts, because for the bigger one need to walk far It seems we’ve got one more place to sit in front, it is between the seats Guys, it’s so nice at the top. I took sunbath. Enjoyed the sunshine What a cool place Yes, this place is awesome. I saw it already from there because I’m at the top Alright guys we’ve arrived to our location and if you remember, we made our stretch film house exactly at this place and today we’re going to make our Yacht Guys, this time we decided not to do this at the sea because the waves are absolutely unpredictable so we decided to sail in this picturesque place Finally we’ll sail today. Yes, finally on our houseboat We’ll make a two-layered bottom because with one layer it won’t be so reliable and after completing the bottom we’ll start making the house and the board We decided not to make the house completely with Styrofoam because the wind can easily torn it apart into pieces so we decided to strengthen the construction Well it’s some kind of But we’ll fix it later. With OSB we’ll screw the floor and attach the Styrofoam on the sides. Therefore, it’ll be reliable. At night I’ll put a grill here We won’t give you anything because you set everything on fire Guys, write in the comments would you like to see this house on fire? Big arrow pointing there Yes, it’s the biggest YouTube sign Now we strengthen the construction from below so that nothing collapse down It’s already getting dark so we’ve to stop our filming and we’ll continue tomorrow I’m a real Surfer Guys, It’s the second day and we’re again at the shop, looking for something interesting for our new house. At the new hardware store, they have such a service. Mr. Dimitri takes you through the departments. It is very cool Alright guys, we are back to our location, it’s the second day and we hope to finish it all by today. We’re strengthening the construction with such wooden angles because there will be strong wind resistance especially when we’ll place the Styrofoam all over Ficus seems to be too busy at work I like to do this Our whole construction seems like it’s divided into 2 parts. There we’ll have the house and here the boat. House- boat Here we should have a pool, just in front of our home I just admire the framework of our house because not only it turned out very classy and beautiful but also very durable As a yin-yang house and boat. House-boat, boat-house House…Boat….Boat- House Guys, in my opinion, we made a huge boat-house or house-boat. I don’t know how to call it Well, write it in the comments how it sounds better and whether it’ll be break down when we immerse it into water As you can see today all the time I’m with an umbrella, because of the scorching heat outside so as to avoid getting sunburns and I feel ill This whole process reminds me of a cartoon about a Hippo and some other animal when they built a raft. This is an old cartoon. If you know what cartoon is this, write it in the comments Guys, some filling foam dripped on my head. Now I don’t know what to do, probably I have to get bald now. Look, here Finally, we have a roof and now have a place to hide from the sun We will have a flag in our house and our YouTube button will be directly displayed on it Welcome to House on the water Oh look, how cozy it’s here Oh look, how cozy it’s here And now it’s time to decorate our house and furnish it with furniture, decorations and make this house more atmospheric Really it has got lot of space I already want to sail on it See what a beautiful view from the shore where the water flowing there, it’s shining in the sunlight and how awesome it’ll be when we’ll sail in the water Guys, I don’t believe that it we’ll be sailing on now. We worked for two hard days to complete this, and now the time has come the moment which we have been waiting for Our anchor is improvised today – a bag of bricks Yes, we wanted to make an inscription on it but we don’t have much time as its getting dark And guys I’ve made such a motor from our driller and propeller and we hope that it’ll pull our house and we will sail across the river Guys, we did it. We are sailing Wow! We’re sailing away. We’re in the middle of the river I was bit worried about the fact that the house is very big and it’ll be difficult to sail on it but everything turned out great! Look how beautiful it is there is a sunset and everything is shining. I’m so delighted sailing on this So captain shall we sail to the shore? Yes Man, it’s really working Finally, that amazing feeling when the work is completed successfully. And you can reap the fruits of your harvest We are at the middle of the river and now we’ll throw the anchor and gonna enjoy the evening and fresh air We have got a fan in our mini apartment that allows us not to suffocate from the daytime heat Now we’ll be welcoming our guests on the board Push it Wow! We’ve got 12 people inside Kids: This is so cool Aren’t you afraid? Kids: No, not really That’s good Guys, we rode with the whole company and I think now we should rest together, the kids would go home because it’s getting dark Let’s drop the anchor Senior assistant Ficus drop the anchor It’s time to celebrate with some firework I’m Harry Porter – Expelliarmus…Alohomora Guys, it was a difficult 2 days but we made a masterpiece, yeah? Yes, these 2 days’ really worth it for such a thing Yes, we got a cool boat-house We finally got what we wanted to make for a long time Precisely something on the river and today in this house as per our tradition, Dima is going to stay overnight Right on the middle of the river As always it’ll be cool video I hope I’ll survive And won’t burn our house So guys hit the likes Leave your comments below- what kind of house who want to see next? Yes, and subscribe to the channel Click on the bell Thanks for watching. See you later Bye

    My Cheap $200 Pontoon Boat Project Part 4
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    My Cheap $200 Pontoon Boat Project Part 4

    August 16, 2019


    so a few years ago I bought this barrel
    off of Craigslist it was $5 and somewhere in the past it’s got a hole drilled in
    it I don’t think I drilled that hole I know I cut that accidentally using this
    as a sawhorse but I don’t think I drilled the hole there’s also a hole up here
    when I bought it I don’t then they told me it had holes in it so I’m not using
    this as a pontoon for the pontoon boat but I won’t cut it on an angle and make
    a water diverter out of it. That’s today’s goal so just to the sawzall and cut the
    top off of this barrel now I’m gonna flip it over and cut the bottom off of
    it then it’s time to do some diagonals sawing. Or we could stop right here and
    have a really good trash can. Okay cut to is now done that one was down on the
    table saw and I came with the sawzall and just cut out these thick parts. Now
    we got to do a diagonal, hang on. So for my diagonal cut I’ve got these vice
    grips holding my tape measure and there is a line here that goes straight up and
    down and there’s a line on the opposite side they go straight up and down this
    line right here so I bought the tape measure to the other side and then
    that’s my diagnosed it with a sharpie I’ll flip it over do the same thing
    again cut it out. Cut number three will go this way and that way and meet up on
    the opposite end down there making another point we’ll have two diverters.
    This is step three. So on our fourth cut there’s two ways to
    have done this, I’ve got a speed square I need a 90-degree angle it goes right to
    the center. That’s one way to do it, but the way I did it make this part level
    then draw a plumb line cut it off do that both sides, we got it. So there’s my
    scrap from cutting up this barrel and I’ve got two of these pieces the top
    that we cut off that represents the barrel on the front of the boat and that
    is what it’ll look like once we get it on. I’m gonna use some kind of 2X4
    framing then screws straight into the 2X4’s and if water gets inside there
    I don’t really care I mean you could fill the foam or caulk it or whatever I
    think I’m gonna leave mine open for now. that’s exactly what I was looking for. So
    I’m trying to get ready for another spring trip tomorrow the boat is already
    hooked to the car and I just cut two boards these two are for that side these
    two are for this side and that’s what the water deflectors are going to screw
    – I got one installed one to go and it’s about the storm so maybe we should hurry,
    but go ahead and storm today and be pretty tomorrow that’s why I say so one of the
    diverters is fully installed if we come up top I took the deck board off and
    there’s a screw going in this way there’s a screwed one in that way
    there’s two screws coming to the bottom and I could get some spray foam and fill
    up this whole chamber I think what I’ll do is just get some empty like laundry
    detergent jugs two liter bottles fill this up with things that hold air put
    the deck board back on and call it done or we could put the hands on this that
    could be a compartment for things that don’t matter if they get wet
    fins hold a second all that is a perfect fit for fins okay let me think about
    that we might have a hinge on here and could do a hinge on the other side have
    another compartment can’t have too much storage okay I’ve loaded my possible
    storage space I got to find the hinges if we fold up like that look at that
    wetsuit son where’s your lifejacket out right here
    bungee there’s my rope for the anchor or if you want to do some magnet fishing my water boots another fin that’s a lot of space and
    the door I don’t know yet it might fold it this way that’s probably what I do
    put the hands down through that like a stud and this is Braceface number two it
    is on and ready for the diverter to be installed let’s install it and the good news is there’s a seam down
    the middle telling you where to put the screws in out and now moving to the back
    I just screwed this together. Anything what that’s for?
    You’re getting warmer that’s gonna be like a step when you’re
    riding along you keep your feet on it or when you want to get back in the boat
    you climb on that and you climb up into the boat be a little ladder once that
    ladder And so there’s the step step ladder in place as you’re riding put
    your feet up on it. I wonder if we could also strap the paddles to this hang on second
    this just in so now with this little board at it I’ve got all my paddles
    organized so you need a paddle reach in twist it pulls out put it back if you
    look under there they tuck into that front box let me zoom in so you can see
    it where there they are paddle one two three and a spare paddles
    even farther up in there peddle storage check some where to put your feet check
    front pontoon water diverters can’t see them from this angle but check it’s time
    to hit the river we have arrived at the river again this time it is the Suwannee
    River right across the river we’re gonna find Fanning Springs I can zoom in on
    the sign so we use the boat ramp we are now in
    the water the girls are working on getting on some lifejackets and we’re
    about to start kicking across about to where you see the kayakers. Did you figure it
    out? No… Let’s take the umbrella off. and if you look back behind the boat
    there’s a baby Gator half half of a baby Gator the front half may I call this the ravioli boat we have
    more canned pasta that’s spaghetti meatballs she’s got some lasagna she’s also got some keeping it a secret
    hang on oh she’s keeping it a big secret there it is
    raviolis and meatballs I guess I’m not some lasagna oh we’ve got the anchor out
    that’s the magnet you know just in case something’s in there if you want is on you
    I’ll share mine with you I’ll trade with you and the Chips Ahoy are open I think girls
    like Chips Ahoy mm swimming makes hungry in case you don’t
    know it and just missed it there was a manatee swam through I’m keeping my eyes
    up in case he comes back so we’ve been here about seven hours I
    think we’re gonna leave now go out and play swanee a little bit then we’ve
    got a motel room tomorrow we hit in a different spring
    this one’s Fanning tomorrow suppose go to Manatee.

    How to make Wireless Remote Controlled Car at home
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    How to make Wireless Remote Controlled Car at home

    August 16, 2019


    To start, Take a PVC-T and two geared DC motors. Put few small pieces of double sided tape around the motors. Remove the insulation and fix the motors in the PVC-T in opposite directions. Take another PVC-T and a piece of cardboard. Draw few circles on the cardboard equal to the diameter of PVC-T. Cut all the circles carefully. Using Hot glue, paste the circles one over the other to form a stack. Also, apply hot glue around the edges to get a rubber like grip. Make two similar pieces. Apply hot glue and fix the stack to close the holes in the PVC-T. Insert both the stacks in the PVC-T like this. Mark a center point and drill a hole at the marked point. Make similar holes on both sides. Take a wooden stick and a straw. Insert the stick in the straw and pass them through the holes in the PVC-T. Take two wheels. Using hot glue, attach both the wheels to the wooden stick. Fix a small piece of PVC pipe to the PVC-T. Now, Take the motors and two wheels. Using hot glue, attach wheels to the motor shafts. Make a hole on top of the PVC-T. Insert the motor wires through the hole and also insert a 9v battery connector clip. Now, take the wireless receiver from an old RC toy. Refer to the diagram and make connections on the circuit board. Apply some hot glue and attach the circuit to the PVC-T. Using a PCB drill, make a small hole on the PVC-T. Take a small screw and a metal wire. Connect the antenna wire to the metal wire and screw them both on the PVC-T. Take the front part of the car and a 9v battery. Connect a 9v battery to the circuit. Insert the battery inside and assemble the car. Our wireless remote car is now ready. Take the transmitter remote and have fun playing with the car. So friends, this here concludes the tutorial. Do come back soon for new one’s or subscribe to my channel to receive regular updates. Thanks for Watching.