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    Liveaboard SailBoat Life: My First Time Hauling Out
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    Liveaboard SailBoat Life: My First Time Hauling Out

    September 12, 2019


    Three novice sailors set out to Spain
    with the vague idea of sailing the Mediterranean. Five days after arrival we
    sailed 111 miles to Mallorca. We had an arduous time getting to Ibiza as well as
    back to mainland Spain. After a quick road trip around Spain we’re back on the
    boat and preparing for our next 100 nautical mile sail. This here is called a wind vain. It’s a
    type of auto helm. When we got the boat this was broken. We just med moored here in this marina and we had one of our lines accidentally
    going on it so pulled it even more so it’s pretty completely broken so I’m
    gonna take it off. That’s what a broken wind vain looks like. We found an open slip and began our Mediterranean moor which you can see by the exhaust that we
    are very new and the Med moor is difficult. This is my fourth ever successful Med moor. Nice job. Jackson. Dylan has been busy
    cleaning out the drains in the head using a chemical to do so. That’s so
    bright. Which like burns through whatever’s clogging it and we were
    having a bit of draining issues here so I figured agh if we have leftover stuff
    maybe we should put it in the sink. So Dylan put it in the sink. It burnt right
    through all the pipes in the sink. Oh my goodness. Whoa. What is this stuff that
    we’re working with here? Not good. No. This is sanitary hose that we’re gonna use
    underneath the kitchen because it’s all they had. That amount of hose was like 20 bucks. Tara and Jackson put on a coat of varnish and we went to bed eager for our
    sail in the morrow. It rained dirt last night. All of this came out of the
    sky. Yeah and we just varnished everything so. Cast off port side, cast off the bow. Cast off the starboard and unfurl the
    head sail and sail outta here. Go ahead and cast it off Jackson. Tara, I’m going to start unfurling the head sail so give me some slack. Jackson, what’s that caught up on? That main, that jib, that sheet. Yep, it’s all off. Okay, cool. The wind just died. It’ll be a lot easier to cast the stern off first. Okay. We’re gonna come around this. We’re gonna furl in the head sail and then jibe. So let’s prepare to jibe. All right so good ahead and let’s raise the main sail. So Tara, ease the sheet. We’re sailing to San Carlos de la Rapita where we will be moor anchoring
    for a few days and then hauling out the boat and cleaning it and working all.
    We’re going to miss you Javea. You were wonderful. So what happened and what did you just do? The head broke so this is a bucket of s*$%. I grabbed this big aluminum pole, known as a whisker pole in sailing lingo, and pulled out the
    Genoa as we settled into a run at the heading of 31 degrees, which we stayed at for pretty much the rest of our 25 hour sail. So we’re gonna read the Genoa. What that
    means is we’re going to make the sail smaller and the reason for that is so
    that there’s not as much stress on that sail and then because it’s starting to
    get relatively windy. I mean we’re probably sitting at fifteen knots of wind. Maybe a little bit more. Genoa it’s like super light so
    we’ve been cruising at like seven knots so we probably want to bring that down
    to about six knots. In Sant Carles de la Rapita we finally lined up a boat survey
    after over 400 miles on the water. Slightly leaking. Yeah. So you’re looking for movement of the
    rudder on the stock also any structural movement and we’re not seeing any. Good news. And then we hammer sound it to look for delamination. We promptly cleared the deck and began
    our boat work. These are blisters. This is like a tool.
    It feels like you’re cleaning up a wound to be, preparing it to be dressed. I would like to. No se exactamente, pero quiero. One to one ay? I filled all the
    blister pits and holes with two-part watertight epoxy. There were two spots of delamination on the deck. We drilled holes and filled the fiberglass with epoxy. That’s a mighty big box you got there. Dometic, coming in clutch. For the win. Mobile living made easy. We got another one, Tara. That many holes. Okay, I’m going to need your help now. Ohhhh you are, I hope you fly. Oh you fly for sure! Nice. How’s it going? Good to see ya. That looks great. What are you up to? Taking apart the head. So this is a sanitary hose that s*$% goes through and over time it calcifies, gets calcium deposits,
    and so if you look in here you can see that the diameter is like half maybe a
    quarter of what it used to be. All that gray build-up there. That’s calcium. Back in the water it was the first time
    to try out our new dinghy davits. It was un-gusseted. Not quite loose. First time using the dinghy davits. I’m drifting away! Jackson! I got you buddy! As you can see I have never done this
    before. We set off on our next 170 nautical mile
    sail to Cadaques, Spain. Expecting to have to motor the latter half of the trip, we settled into our journey. Thanks for watching. Subscribe if you
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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
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    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
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    a patron on patreon the link is in the description and it’s a big THANK YOU
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    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
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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
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    out and see you next week

    Sailor Girl in a Bikini Goes Sailing The Boat Life sailboat Adventure travel Vlog  Season S1E14
    Articles, Blog

    Sailor Girl in a Bikini Goes Sailing The Boat Life sailboat Adventure travel Vlog Season S1E14

    August 25, 2019


    Yeah the weather might turn on us. I’m on the right side of this, right? You love the boat and you don’t mind
    being on anchor, forever? Oh I’m not saying that! This is The Boat Life. We had a dream of sailing the Caribbean so we
    sold all our stuff, quit our jobs, and now we’re doing just that. Day number three
    on the boat. What are we doing today? This this is the big
    day because we’re gonna cast off. We’re out of here!
    Goodbye Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage They were great if you find yourself in
    this area, Placida, Boca Grande, Pork Charlotte, Yeah! Punta Gorda area. Check them out they’re
    awesome. Yeah. But for now we’re out of here! Gonna
    go stay on the hook. Ohhhh yeah, get hooked! Next up, Pelican Bay! First, we have to go
    through the freshwater locks. So we have to go through locks and then down
    through Charlotte Harbor and then Pelican Bay.
    Do I look like I live on a boat? Because I live on a boat! Who’s excited? I’m
    excited! How’s it going? How are you doing? Driving the boat! Can’t really see where I am going. One thing I forgot to do was put the
    registration sticker on so I’m gonna do that right now while we’re underway. What do you think it is? I don’t know. Should I go slower?
    It looks like a plastic bottle. I’ll try and pick it up. How close can I get? Ok we are coming up on it. Oh I might have ran it over. See it? Perfect! Perfect? Got it? No.
    Did we go past it? You missed it? Ahh. Should we reverse? You can try to. No? Woohoo! It’s a dip bottle. Ewwww *bleep* Floridians that’s disgusting. I don’t think that is necessarily a Florida thing. no I just mean it’s in Florida.
    All right crank it up, let’s get out of here. Saving the world! -How bad do you think bugs will be in
    Pelican Bay? -Probably pretty bad. Tonight we could probably use that lantern. -I can’t believe how bad they were this morning. -Yeah, that was pretty intense. -I can’t see where I’m going? -Sorry dear am I in your way? -You’ve just been standing right in front of my
    view for like five minutes. *Nic being overly dramatic* I just want you to look at me, you never look at me anymore. *Melissa sarcastically* Yeah It looks like right around there. I would say probably where that other
    marker is. Do you see the other marker? Right out here. Yeah but it’s before there, isn’t it? I don’t know I’m just saying I think
    it’s right around there. Yeah I think so. We’re on our way to the lock. Might
    be people in line, not sure. -That’s too close.
    -Yeah it’s definitely up further. Snack time! Barbecue mmm. Leftovers. Yeah the weather might turn on us. I think we’re okay but we kind of knew
    that. We’re trying to get in front of it. Now is our window. We gotta go. Haulin’ a$$. hahahahaha Haulin’ a$$ At how many knots? Probably five. -Well, five one. -Five point one knots. it’s a great question. There’s
    instructions. That’s good. Are there? Well there’s lots of words. Haha All right, that’ll work. I’m
    assuming those are instructions. -Big moment. – It’s happening first time at a lock. Whoa
    can’t hold the camera steady. -On our boat -All right we’re on our boat going through the lock. -So how does this work? Supposedly you pull up hold the chain
    down till it opens completely and then go through and then there you supposedly
    do that three times easy-peasy yeah so we’re gonna try it out right now
    okay now we’re gonna go basically grab a dock line we’re on the bow or the stern
    rather they’re in the cockpit sorry -The stern? -No yeah other side. See where the dock is?
    That way you can get up there. Do we have to dock? I can’t really tell what we need
    to do because I don’t know where the chain is. So all I’m saying is we’re
    gonna go there have that one ready have one on the bow ready. -Well then I need to get another line. You failed to mention all these things. And then we’re
    gonna cruise in there you’re gonna throw the one on the stern and try and slow us
    down to stop. Make sense? Yes, but I got to get this one on. Secure the one on the stern on and grab ahold. -Yeah -Does that make sense? -Yeah unless oh I have this pointed the other way -Can you make the legs so it doesn’t fall backwards. -Yeah but it’s not really going to get much of anything.
    -All right don’t worry about it you got stuff to do now. -Go around one of the posts? -Yeah and then
    that way you can pull on it you can hand it to me actually and I can pull on it. Ok…I have to throw it around there. ugh I don’t know why I can’t get it around. Well I got it around the cleat. yeah okay pull on it pull on it Yeah grab your line. Get your line on
    the bow. Make sure we don’t pull off. Oh, there’s another boat on the other side. -Huh? – I’m sure you have to pull the chain. -Yeah. So we’re staged, yeah but *Nic reading instructions* CANAL SEQUENCE ACTIVATED CRACKING CANAL GATE It’s going. okay Now how do how do we get the second ones
    or do do we go in between them or how do we get how do we get the second set to open? -You go in and you close it. -Yeah and then you open the other side -Okay. Right so it stays open. You can throw that bow line back on
    and then go back to the stern line. -Okay. WATER LEVEL WILL RISE. DO NOT TIE YOUR BOAT –So take that one over there and they’re just kind of give us a little push. You can put the camera down for now dear. I just wanna make sure we get in
    here. I know. No! CLOSING CANAL GATE , STAND CLEAR -No, no, no. Hit the operation button. Okay just make sure we’re in good shape You can put it on a cleat. Make sure our bow doesn’t hit. The lines, pull your lines. Make sure you hold on. Try to push the stern dear. -Do we need to close it or should we let the other boat go in? -We’ll ask him if they need to close it. Melissa to other boaters: Are you going through? Yeah? **BEEPING* -Is it the depth? -Yeah, it’s 4 feet here. *BEEPING* -3.9 uh oh -I’m on the right side of this
    right? -I guess I should stay right in the middle? -I guess. Is this guy coming through though or no? -Woooo feel that breeze now? -I do. See that storm system? -Yeah. We’re going south though from here right?
    -South, yeah. -That’s a big dark cloud. -Beautiful day in the neighborhood. -It’s a
    beautiful day. I feel a breeze now wooo It’s like night and day out here. Thank God we missed that storm system
    knock on wood. Hopefully it stays that direction we’re going that direction.
    -Some weather off the stern there but it’s actually it’s following us right
    now but it’s not going where we’re going we hope. We’ll see what happens but the
    goal was to get to where we’re supposed to anchor before it rained on us. That may or may not happen This is how I feel about it. Nap time! I read an article about cleaning up
    plastics in the ocean because everything’s ingesting them from
    plankton to humans, it’s gross. -It is gross. -Pick up your trash. Don’t put it in the
    rivers and the oceans. -Did you know about it already? I did I saw a
    video about this online so the ocean cleanup is a project that they’re gonna
    put booms in the ocean that collect trash and then
    they take the trash out of it every two weeks and recycle it. It’s pretty
    freakin cool. And there’s a trash patch about 7.7
    square miles, big million square miles big in the Pacific Ocean. We’re gonna come in this way I think and then we’re gonna set the anchor in
    there and we’ll maybe explore a little bit at the beach before the storm comes
    through even though all that rain, none of it came near us. -It helped put out
    that fire over there. -You think so? That was crazy. We’re going in there. Wow that’s a big
    boat. -7 feet so we’re about ten 10 feet so we want about fifty feet of chain and rode out. Cuz you need about 50 if you’re gonna have 50 feet
    your boat can swing fifty feet in any direction. Right. Then we’re almost into the wind
    based on that flag. -This is Pelican Bay? -Yeah. We’re gonna go right over here. Maybe slow it down a little bit? -Anywhere in here? Drop it? -Yep. Hold on the winds pushing us so. -That’s because the wind is coming this way. -I know. You ready? -I’m ready. -Go ahead and drop babe, fast. Careful with the camera. It’s stuck on something. -Is it out? -No! I can’t get this to release. Ok here. Come here. I can’t get the clutch to release. -I don’t know if didn’t turn it enough or what. -You didn’t. -I was trying. I know but the wind keeps pushing us around we are
    running out of ground. Yeah the wind just changed. What? Back it up? -Yeah. -Keep going. -It’s in neutral. – Back it up. -Keep going? -Hit it pretty hard. -I’ll hit
    it. It’s backing -Ok, good. -Huh? -It’s good. -That’s it? -Yeah. -Wait other than the wind. -There’s a
    current too. This is our first anchorage. Big day! We left the boatyard and then we
    got to the lock. We just motored today to make it in front of the storm but it’s
    almost like the storm doesn’t exist so we maybe could have sailed but it’s nice
    to be on anchor we got the anchor down, we set the anchor.
    We do have a neighbor. -Just a loud drunk guy. Yeah but yeah that’s The Boat Life. -Tell me how you feel about it. -About
    which part? -Being on anchor? -It’s much better than I thought I thought it
    was gonna be I thought I was gonna be like the boat spinning circles and like
    I just thought I was gonna be like I don’t know. -Yeah no I know like you know
    it was gonna be crazy which it can be. -No, no, no, not crazy but I just thought it
    would be uncomfortable. -Uh huh -I’m saying on the dock it was pretty steady
    and calm until you stepped on and off and then your boat rocked but and I
    don’t I I know it can be but like I’m glad it’s calm the only thing is this
    guy with his generator and his Johnny Cash. -Yuck, but um… – I kind of like Johnny Cash
    -I know I don’t know why I wish I liked him his music just -So what you’re saying is
    you love the boat and you don’t mind being on anchor forever. -Oh I’m not saying that. No. -I don’t mind being on anchor right now. I’m okay with this now if
    we’re on a if we live on anchor and it’s like you know through storms and all
    that, I’m probably not gonna love that. -We’ll see what happens
    -Yeah, but no this is fine this is calm this is other than the background noise this
    would be the most peaceful place ever. That’s The Boat Life. -That’s The Boat
    Life. -This is The Boat Life. -Subscribe. Like it! Share it with your friends or don’t do any of
    those things but keep watching. -Yeah just keep watching. -Just keep watching, just
    keep watching! -I don’t mind going over there even if it
    rains I mean. -yeah -As long as the dinghy can handle it’s
    not gonna sink on us. -If we have any issues with the dinghy we might not go. -Is it
    worth it to stay all day tomorrow and hang out and leave Monday or no? -The weather is only supposed to get worse so tomorrow is a good sailing day. -Put your sunglasses on we’re
    going. -I don’t need my sunglasses on. -Don’t tell me what to do. -What do you say we go to the beach. -Yeah and by beach you mean State Park. -Yeah but there’s a beach
    there that’s only accessible by boat. -Oh yeah oh and we have a boat -and a dinghy
    -Well our boat has a boat -Baby boat -Titties
    See how do you feel about it? -Oh, ouch! I like it a lot. Do it again. Good you should like it. -How do you like me now? – I don’t. Haha! Just kidding. Row boat excursion this is additional. It’s not included with your original
    package. It’s a part of my package if you know what I mean. -It’s an erie feeling. -Letting your boat go? -I don’t think we’re going anywhere. -Why? -Because I can’t row like this. How do you feel about living on a sailboat? It’s *bleeping* hot! Well it is the hottest month though I
    mean you know yeah granted we were gonna go further south forever.
    -Yeah I mean I think it’s fine but yeah the situation down below. -Oh hey-o. -It’s hot! -How do you feel about this? I like it. I like all the wildlife I’ve seen. Not keen on the
    mosquitos. -You don’t miss the boatyard? -I liked the boatyard. I’m glad we can be on the water but the boatyard was fine.
    -It’s an amazing cool breeze right now They were nice yeah yeah the breeze
    feels fantastic but well the heat from the dinner
    cooking. Yeah don’t stand there come out here.

    Liveaboard Boat Life: Sailing to Spain from Ibiza Island
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    Liveaboard Boat Life: Sailing to Spain from Ibiza Island

    August 19, 2019


    Three novice sailors set out to Spain
    with the vague idea of sailing the Mediterranean. Five days after arrival we
    sailed 111 miles to Mallorca. We then ran into all sorts of problems getting to
    Ibiza. Now in the middle of our sail back to mainland Spain our main sheet goes
    slack and we lose control of the boom. Floating 10 miles west of Ephedra Island
    I go on deck and drop the mainsail to see what has happened. We lost a piece to the sea. I need a flat head screwdriver. The piece we had lost to the sea was the stop for our main sheet traveler. Lucky for us we plan to be on a port tack all the way to mainland Spain. I
    took the remaining stop and I put it on the leeward side of the traveler. I then
    took a screwdriver and used it as the windward stop in the unlikely event of a
    tack or jibe. We need to raise the mainsail again. Okay, let’s head up into the wind. All right, go back. Make sure you fall off to starboard. Don’t tack. The main was hoisted and we were back
    on course. Gradually the wind began to increase as darkness drew near. See, we’re good! We were on course to reach Javea Spain at 6 A.M. I decided that it was a good idea
    to reef the mainsail early instead of waiting and having to do it in the dark.
    So what that means is like we got the head sail reef so reefing is just when
    you remove sail. So what I’m gonna have you do Tara is you’re gonna turn slightly
    into the wind so that hopefully the boom is somewhat over the deck. Not too far
    like we don’t want to tack. I’m going to ease the main halyard and then bring
    down this sail. Trying to pull the rest of the sail into the bag. As watches began those who were not on
    duty tried to get some shut-eye. We arrived as the dawning sun broke the
    horizon. We dropped anchor and promptly fell asleep. We woke up to a
    pleasantly protected bay and a problem. The pulley that we used to hoist our
    dinghy into the water was jammed at the top of the mast. There was only one way to fix it. This here’s the halyard for the spinnaker. That’s gonna be lifting me up. It’s running to this line right here which is running to this winch here. Jackson’s gonna be cranking that up. This here is the main halyard
    which is the redundancy line which is wrapped around a different harness other
    than the seat just in case the seat were to give out. Tara’s got this line here
    so she’s just gonna be pulling slack out on it and if I were to fall she would catch
    me and I would crush my balls. So, let’s do a little test here. All right, now go ahead and lower. Tara you hold on. Tara’s got me. Hold up, Jackson. Tara, lower me. The rope had slipped off the roller and jammed. We spent the following hour fixing it. ♫Music Playing♫ Got it. Where’s that other pulley? I think it has to do with using it on the port side instead
    of the starboard side. You should be able to just run it straight up like this. We’ve got one
    end cleated off to that cleat right there. The other end is set out so it
    should just pay out nicely and then it’s shackled off to there so we shouldn’t
    lose either end and through the pulley, which is attached to me. So it should
    just pay right out nice and evenly all the way up. Keep going up. Yep. I just dropped the shackle. I had detached the pulley to the
    mast with a shackle so I took the shackle pin and I put it in my mouth for safekeeping. Then I leaned over and I yelled at Tara, “Hey Tara!”. and naturally physics stole the shackle
    pin from me and I watched it plunge into the bay below, but luckily I had brought
    up a second shackle as a redundant one and I was able to make the fix, anyway. Tara and Anika whipped up a delicious
    breakfast and then we practiced some mooring pickups. In order to execute the
    pickup we had to head directly into the wind. On our first attempt the wind blew
    off our bow so we had to circle around and give it another go. Killed it! Whoop! In order to be closer to town,
    we headed to the other side of the bay. ♫Music Playing♫ We packed our things and left our home
    floating just outside of Javea. We dropped Anika off at her new van and
    then we got on a bus and headed towards Valencia. Thanks for watching. Subscribe
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