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

    September 17, 2019

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


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

    September 17, 2019

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

    SCSO Marine Unit Offers Boating Safety Tips
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    SCSO Marine Unit Offers Boating Safety Tips

    September 12, 2019

    I’m deputy Mike Watson with the Sarasota
    County Sheriff’s Office and I’d like to provide you with some helpful boating
    tips to make sure that your day on the water is both enjoyable and safe before your day on the water the most
    important thing you can do is ensure that you have all of the required safety
    equipment for your boat that required safety equipment varies depending on the
    size and type of your vessel it’s your responsibility as the captain to know
    what is required for your specific vote if kayaking or paddle boarding is your
    interest Sarasota County waterways is a wonderful place for that also but keep
    in mind you are also required to have safety equipment on board such as a
    lifejacket and a sound producing device while out on your boat and enjoying the
    waters of Sarasota County you’re gonna see several different information sites
    the first one is idle speed no wake idle speed no wake is the slowest speed
    needed in order to maintain control and steering of your vessel the speed at
    which you would approach a dock is idle speed you’ll commonly see a idle speed
    no wake sign in front of fuel docks in front of marinas and also around the
    bridges of Sarasota County the next type of information sign that you’ll see is
    slow speed minimum wake in a slow speed minimum wage zone your vessel will be
    traveling a little bit faster than an idle speed zone but completely off of
    plane and settled in the water a good rule of thumb is if the bow of your
    vessel is elevated you’re probably going a little bit too fast another
    information sign you’ll find in Sarasota County is 25 miles an hour this
    indicates the speed limit while you’re within the intercostal waterway but be
    aware when you get outside of the marked intercostal waterway channel your speed
    must change to slow speed minimum weight if you’re day on the water is going to
    take you offshore a good idea is to file what’s called a float plan with either
    your marina a family member or a friend the float plan consists of information
    about you your vessel where you plan on going and what time you plan on
    returning this information can be vital in the event of an emergency if you do
    encounter an emergency while on the water you can either call 9-1-1 or if
    your boat is equipped with a VHF radio you can reach either the Sarasota County
    Sheriff’s Office Marine unit or the United States Coast Guard on channel 16
    if you would like more information on boating safety and regulations please
    visit our website at WWF

    How to Dock a Twin Engine Boat in a REALLY Tight Slip | BoatUS
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    How to Dock a Twin Engine Boat in a REALLY Tight Slip | BoatUS

    September 12, 2019

    Hi, folks! I’m Lenny Rudow from BoatUS Magazine. And you know, we at BoatUS understand that
    one of the most stressful parts of a day of boating is actually docking your boat. Especially when you happen to have the WORST
    slip in the marina. The reason this slip is so tough is because
    you have to back into it starboard side to, and you can’t maneuver beyond the slip thanks
    to the pier being in the way. Oh! And let’s make it a little worse. Let’s park an oversized boat in the slip across
    the way. Now, your slip I certainly hope isn’t quite
    this bad, but if you boat long enough, sooner or later you’re going to have to squeeze into
    a tight spot like this. So, let’s see how it’s done. Rule number one is to check something like
    a flag to see how the wind may affect your boat and check something in the water to see
    how the current may affect your boat. Rule number two: come in slow. I mean, it sounds like common sense, but you’d
    be amazed at how many people come in hot and end up hitting something. Rule number three, when you’re on a twin-engine
    boat, center your wheel and then leave it alone. It’s much easier to steer with the throttles,
    and as soon as you touch that wheel and get the outboards out of alignment, you’re sure
    to make mistakes. Now as I actually approach the slip, what
    I’ll try to do is swing the bow to port as much as I possibly can while moving the boat
    forward as much as I possibly can. You really need to maximize the space that
    is available to you. As I do this, remember it’s all with the throttles;
    I’m not touching the wheel. However, I will favor leaving the port throttle
    in reverse and the starboard throttle I’ll take in and out of gear. The reason for this is your forward throttle
    always has more thrust. So it’s a little easier to adjust that way. Now here’s where it gets trickier, folks,
    and this is why not being able to maneuver beyond the slip makes things so difficult. You really can’t line up exactly for the slip. The bow of the boat is always going to be
    cocked a little bit to port after I’m able to back in. So what I’ll do is, I’ll just reverse the
    throttles from what I was doing earlier: Starboard goes into reverse, port goes into forward. That kicks the bow around, and I can line
    up just right to back into the slip. Well, I’m in! Believe me, folks, with a little bit of practice,
    anybody can dock in a really tough slip–even the worst slip in the marina. Well, I hope you’ll go to and check
    out the magazine and what other videos and articles we have to offer. And if there’s a particular topic you’d like
    to see us address, please fill out the comments box below.


    Tips For New Boaters From TowBoatUS Captains | BoatUS

    September 10, 2019

    My advice to someone who is going to get into boating is take the time to familiarize yourself with the boat. Quite
    frankly, there’s not a lot of training before someone gets turned loose and can run a boat. I would recommend that you have someone who’s experienced and get
    on the boat with them and practice. Practice and practice. Ask them, “Where’s the battery to do jump starts? Where’s the siphon hose to do fuel drops?” Make sure
    your PFDs are in order and accessible. Check your fuel. The boater needs to
    check their fuel.Where is your paperwork? Where can you plug in stuff?
    Where are all the circuit breakers for the various things you need? Have your
    cell phone fully charged or at least have a charging cord with you on the
    boat so you can plug it in. That’s another common thing people will call
    and say – “My cell phone’s about to die.” And then we lose them. Keep a lookout for when the TowBoatUS boat arrives. I’ve quite often driven past customers
    because they haven’t waved me down as I’ve gone by. They’ll just give me a
    nice friendly wave and I’ll go by and have no idea that I just went by the
    people I was supposed to stop and help. I think a boater should take it upon
    themselves to learn not only from the book, which is required for the test now,
    but operationally, there’s quite a difference from reading a book about how
    to dock and actually getting on a boat and doing so.

    How To Remove Boat Lettering | BoatUS
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    How To Remove Boat Lettering | BoatUS

    September 8, 2019

    Hi, I’m Mike Vatalaro with BoatUS Magazine. Today we’re going to show you how to take old boat lettering off your
    boat. With me is Ted Sensenbrenner of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety
    and Clean Water. Behind us is the Foundation’s 27 ft. Albemarle that was
    donated to them. It is a non-profit foundation and donations like this do
    help support its mission. So, we’re going to show you two methods today. First, the
    one you’re probably familiar with the old heat and scrape, and then we’re going
    to show you a new product that promises to make it go a lot faster. Okay, the
    first and more familiar method is heat. If your lettering is not too ancient, heat
    and a plastic scraper might be all you need to pull it loose. You may also want
    to use a straight razor to lift the corners, but be careful not to gouge the
    gelcoat or paint job. Remember, when using a heat gun, keep it moving so you don’t
    burn the gelcoat. Now, be aware this method often leaves adhesive behind and
    you’ll need to wipe it off with a solvent, such as Sticker Off or Goo Gone.
    Some folks also like to use acetone, but remember, with acetone you want to get it
    cleaned off as soon as possible when you’re done to avoid damaging the gelcoat. Okay, the second method is to use a
    product called Vinyl Off. So, you’re going to want to wet a cloth with the Vinyl
    Off, and then you use that cloth to wipe the lettering that’s going to be removed.
    You’ll wipe it on, and you let it sit for a little less than a minute. It says in
    the instructions if you let it sit too long, the adhesive will stick to it.
    What this product does is, it actually restores the vinyl lettering to its
    original condition so it becomes easier to remove. Okay, so we’ve given this about
    a minute, and Ted has worked his nail under…and…here comes the six. Look at that! There goes the nine. That’s
    pretty impressive stuff. Okay, so to remove your vinyl lettering
    adhesive, you’re going to want to get some Sticker Off or Goo Gone, or maybe go
    and find a can of acetone or mineral spirits and wet a rag with that. It should come right up. You do want to remember, if you use the acetone or the
    mineral spirits, you want to get that off your gelcoat right away so you don’t
    actually harm the gelcoat. So, when you’ve got the old lettering off and the
    adhesive off, you’ll want to prep the surface for your new numbers or graphics
    by spraying it down. A little glass cleaner and wiping it dry will do. Thanks for watching. For more videos, go to

    How to Raise and Lower a Boat Bimini Top | BoatUS
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    How to Raise and Lower a Boat Bimini Top | BoatUS

    September 7, 2019

    Hey there, folks! Lenny Rudow here for BoatUS Magazine. Now I know I know we’re sitting inside a showroom today. But
    we’ve come to Waterfront Marine in Edgewater, Maryland, for a very good
    reason. Play along with me for a moment and picture the scene: It’s a beautiful
    sunny day. You’re out with your family on your bow rider. You’re having a great
    time when suddenly the clouds roll in. It starts to pour down rain. Quick! Put up
    the bimini top. But you fumble with this, you fumble with that. You can’t get it up
    and everyone gets soaked, right? Wrong! Because in about one minute, you’re gonna know exactly how to assemble a bimini top. Step number one, grab the top, lift it up and get your aft support ready to roll. In this case
    you just pop it out of that little clamp there and then insert the ball joint into the base. Then you need to add a pin
    here. You put that through to secure it. That side’s good. On to the other side. Step number 2: Release the straps. In some cases, your top might have a boot
    that zippers over this and contains the cloth inside. And in this case it’s
    simply unwrap the straps, grab the front support, and swing it forward. Now with
    the bimini top in this position, we can affix the forward straps. These give you
    the forward support. You need to pull down at the front to get some slack into
    that strap and clip it in place. We’ll do the same to the other side. Boom! You’re
    all set right? Wait a minute. You might need to adjust the straps a little bit
    to get the right tension. But in any case now you can get the family. Come here,
    come here! Everybody get under the top. You’ll stay
    nice and dry, and you can continue your day of fun boating. Whoo! That was close.
    OK, well, the rain’s gone away, the clouds have broken up, now it’s a nice sunny day
    again. As you might expect, stowing the top is just the reverse process. First
    grab the top, pull down a little bit to put some slack in the line ,and remove
    your clips. And push the front support back. Use the straps to wrap back around the canvas. Again, if yours has a boot with a
    zipper, now you’ll place it over top to secure
    the top. Then go back to those lower supports. Pull the pin. Right about
    now you might be asking yourself why am I banging on these to get them out?
    These little balls here go into an insert. It’s quite tight. Yeah, that makes
    it a little bit of a pain in the butt to get them out, but on the flip side, it
    secures them really well so as you run your boat, you don’t hear any rattling or
    or any clanking coming from that joint. It’s really quite nice. A couple final
    tips, folks. Never forget that in high winds or a lightning storm it can be
    dangerous to try and put a bimini up. You also want to remember that when you put
    it down and stow it for the long term, it really should be dry. Let it sun dry if
    necessary, and that will prevent mold and mildew from growing on the top. Finally,
    when you’re towing down the road, please please please, stow your top first. These
    tops are not designed to take the buffeting of a 60 or 65-70 mile an hour
    wind. You really should tow with them in the
    down position. Well, we hope you found this video helpful. Please feel free to
    leave your comments below and don’t forget to subscribe to the BoatUS
    YouTube channel [Gentle waves]

    Boating & Fishing Highlights from Series 9 ► All 4 Adventure TV
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    Boating & Fishing Highlights from Series 9 ► All 4 Adventure TV

    September 3, 2019

    At All 4 Adventure, we love exploring less-
    charted waters with our boats. And in Season 9, we spent a few days boating our way down the Gulf of Carpentaria to Groote Eylandt. It is a spectacular coastline to explore. A definite highlight of the season. We just pulled into a little estuary here
    down along the coastline on our way South. We’ll see if we can catch some dinner. Ooo, there’s dinner. Simon’s got dinner. Have you got dinner? Oh, I know how to catch ’em… two at once. That’s how we roll around here. There’s dinner! And the fishing is great too. We caught trevally in the Gulf, a baracuda
    the width of our tinnie… He’s ginormous. …a red emperor out of the creek… Oh you’re joking me! You’re kidding me! You just pulled a red emperor out of the creek. …and an absolute abundance of saratogas. Look at that. Isn’t he just gorgeous? That’s a ripper. Absolute cracker. Simon even had some firm words with Old Mate,
    the shark. When you get like 10-foot long and I’m scuba
    diving or spearfishing, you just remember I let you go. Copy that? We bring out the tinnies to explore the rivers
    and the estuaries and fish for a feed. That’s a good size jack. We’ll keep him? That’s gotta be lunch. Hell yeah. Honda has taken us to many special places
    over the years and seen us catch a huge variety of fish and sea life. Oh, yes, Mr. Coddly. That’s another fish he was eating this morning. Woohoo!

    [ENG] NEW SUZUKI DF350A – World Premiere 4k Review – The Boat Show
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    [ENG] NEW SUZUKI DF350A – World Premiere 4k Review – The Boat Show

    September 2, 2019

    (upbeat music) (speaking in foreign language) – [Narrator] Every time a
    builder presents a new engine they declare it the best,
    the most innovative, revolutionary, this one really is. It’s the new 350 horsepower Suzuki. It’s a 4,390 cc 55 degree v6 engine. It has four valves per cylinder, double overhead cam shaft and
    variable valve timing system. But these are not the only features that distinguish it from the competition. How did they get 80 horsepower
    per liter from this engine? The pistons are special,
    because they have to withstand a twelve-to-one compression ratio. What are the challenges to overcome for such a compact engine? Having a lot of cool
    dry air in the chamber, and also the perfect fuel mist. A small drop in the combustion chamber could cause immense damage. So they invented a system with pallets that remove moisture from the air. To atomize the gas, that is to
    reduce it to small particles and distribute it better
    in the combustion chamber, for maximum efficiency
    there are two injectors in each cylinder. But the real novelty is this: two counter rotating propellors, very important for a big engine that wants to propel large boats. What are the advantages? Well, it’s a bit like
    having a four wheel drive. There’s more traction,
    there’s more thrust, so more efficiency, less regression. But we have two propellers, that power is distributed over six blades. But why hadn’t this been thought of yet? Well, it’s not that easy, because moving two propellers requires rather advanced technology
    that usually increases the torpedo size and adds
    resistance to the engine. Suzuki instead has
    doubled reduction ratio, this allows you to have the
    gears here under the water, very small, very slender,
    hydro-dynamically efficient. Now, after all these words, do
    we want to see it in action? (water rushing) We are in Boca Raton, Florida. When driving such a powerful engine, obviously, we expect a
    very sporty performance. Here, we have two of them, but the boat is pretty big, it’s 35 feet. It’s the Scarab Offshore 35. Just think, this hull is 10.8 meters long, three meters wide, and
    weighs nearly 4,000 kilos. Then you have to consider also the people, the equipment, and the fuel. The capacity of the fuel tank is, in fact, more than 1,400 liters. (dramatic music) The purpose of this mission is to discover the
    behavior of these engines. Now that we know their characteristics, we want to know what
    their performances are. Let’s leave the calm
    waters of this lagoon, and head towards the ocean. I’ll try out the joystick. I have to say, it gives
    a very pleasant feeling, even for someone who may not be used to maneuvering with one. It immediately makes you comforted. It can be used for maneuvering, and also for sailing at slow speeds. If you want more power,
    there is the boost command, which naturally pushes the
    engines at a higher speed, and makes you maneuver more quickly. Having two counter rotating
    propellers on the same axis also favors the precision of
    maneuvering and reversing, because the rotation of
    one in one direction, is canceled from the other
    in the opposite direction. It’s very simple. Oh, we’re going out to
    sea, it’s rather choppy. Well, given the conditions I lowered trim. They have raised these
    engines on the transom, but given that the water
    intake is below the torpedo, it doesn’t cause too many limitations. Raise them as you want them,
    it will make you go faster. The reduction ratio of
    these engines is 2.29. This means that they are
    always ready to push, even very heavy, very large boats. It’s a bit like having a
    low gear engaged on the car. And the other big advantage is that, after just a bit of gas, it will immediately take off planing. So far, I have not even heard them, now they start to sing. (boat engines hum) Let’s take some data for reference. We’re at 3000 RPM now, and we’re consuming a total
    of 50 liters per hour. The speed is 20 knots. The Scarab is a boat with
    a very deep dead rise, 23 degrees, this means it
    will absorb a bit of energy, but also that it navigates
    very well over rough waters. 3,500 RPM, we’ve passed 25 knots, and consumption of 70
    liters per hour total. (boat engine revs) (bouncy guitar music) Now the boat has a better trim. It has extended a bit on the water, it has lowered it’s nose, and I feel that even the
    engines are working better. Just tap the lever to
    feel them surge forward. We’re at 4,000 RPM, speed
    is 30 knots, magnificent, and the consumption, 100 liters per hour. There is the variable valve
    timing system I told you about. Hear that, huh. (boat engine revs) – Eah? – [Narrator] Change the phase, change the noise, change the speed. Mamma Mia! That force! Well, for sure we have six blades. (speaking in foreign language) – [Narrator] Two counter
    rotating propellers, it is crazy to feel how this propulsion system holds the route. The boat doesn’t drift sideways, even though there is a lot of wind. The four propellers that push
    in all the same direction, compensating for effective rotation, well, they make you stay on track. (dramatic music) In the meantime we have reached 5,000 RPM. We are at 39 knots and the consumption is
    165 liters per hour. If at 5,000 RPM I give some
    more gas, what happens? They scream! (boat engine roars) We are bringing them to the max! We are 6,200 revolutions
    per minute, 47 knots, 48! 222 liters an hour! But what a show! Now however, how can I make
    you feel the difference that four propellers
    make, compared to the two that usually equip a double
    installation like this? Well, I would say that,
    maybe, the acceleration, the departure is the
    most interesting moment. Are you ready? One, two, three. (boat engine revs) Wow, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 knots. What have I put on? Nothing, fantastic! When you have four propellers pushing you, the regression, or the
    sliding of the propeller in the water, is less, and that’s why it accelerates so readily. It’s fantastic. It’s a very pleasant feeling to have, when the sea is choppy, because you can accelerate, if you want, to avoid falling into trough of a wave. You can slow down, and the
    boat even slows down faster, precisely because there are
    four propellers breaking. In short, all of the
    reactions are a bit sporty, but they allow you to ride better, to be a bit more of a pilot. And as a former pilot, I have to say that
    these Suzuki 350 Oubards are really different from the others. They’re really revolutionary. I think this is the engine of the present, and perhaps the engine of the future, because we know that today, the trend is to have even bigger boats, with more and more powerful engines. (dramatic music)

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    How To Prepare Your Boat for a Hurricane | BoatUS

    September 2, 2019

    Primark or Kia from boat US magazine you
    know when there’s a storm coming you’ll need to prepare your boats and make sure
    that it comes through unscathed firstly we want to reduce windage so we need to
    remove things like Emily’s cockpit covers even windshield covers to make
    sure the wind can’t get ahold of them and rip them apart or blow the boat or
    fold down and secure any Bimini frames outriggers and antennas and don’t just
    rely on the straps that come with them use proper line remove anything from
    deck that could get damaged lost or hurt other boats and includes fishing rods
    fenders brooms brushes buckets toys thingies anything that’s loose if you
    have a rudder it’s vulnerable to damage so Center the wheel or tiller and then
    strap it down so they can’t flap around if you have out boards keep them in the
    up position remove any valuables or portable electronics and take them
    ashore where they’ll be safe that way they won’t get damaged and it won’t get
    stolen after the store remove insurance papers boat registration and other
    paperwork so that you’ll get a filer claim or better proof ownership of the
    boat if you can’t get back to it later on take pictures of the boat and the
    whole identification number because you may need these later on it helps the
    claims adjuster to identify the boat some insurance companies it will
    increase deductibles if you can prove that the boat was properly prepared
    unplug the boat from the shore supply and remove the cable and then take it
    ashore for safekeeping turn off all the boat electrics with the exception of the
    bilge pump close any sea cocks if the boats to remain within the water with
    the exception of those that drain cockpits are any other open areas if
    your boats out of the water on you have a drain plug remove it so that any water
    collecting in the bilges free to drain out take up any hatch openings this
    prevents water from getting really low or from the hatch leads from being torn
    off by the wind ensure cockpit drains and scuppers are clear and place large
    mesh screens over them so that any baby or leaf finding its way into the cockpit
    cannot block them thanks for watching and if you want more information go to
    boat us comm forward slash hurricane where you can find lots of information
    including a hurricane guide