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    #164   Hurricane Clean-Up on a Liveaboard Sailboat!
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    #164 Hurricane Clean-Up on a Liveaboard Sailboat!

    September 21, 2019


    Hey Ame, how ya doin?’ Alright, well, here we are. Boy did we luck out with this hurricane, didn’t
    we, Ame? I dont know if that’s luck, I’m just grateful
    that’s all I can say (laughter) It’s really a relief, wasn’t it? Big relief. Well, hurricane season is – only got a couple
    more weeks of it – I think (yay!) And now its time to start planning to up and
    out! We’re gonna head SOUTH! (laughter) where have
    I heard that before? Yeah, really! So we’re in Oriental (N. Carolina.USA)
    at a marina that’s only about 10 minutes where we are, where ‘Yab-Yum’ is. And the storm surge was so high here that
    poor sailboat was lifted right out of its spot, up on land now. So behind me is the mighty mighty Neuse River….a
    force of nature! WE saw the road blocked to Deaton’s Boat Yard-
    that’s the place where we need to bring the boat to do the bottom paint before we head
    south. We wondered why they weren’t answering the
    phone. Vin chose an alternate route and then when
    we got there we met John, a viewer. It’s so fun to meet you guys. Yeah, it’s fun for us too! He was just sharing how he’s watched our journey–
    I been following you guys for a long time – it’s great, yeah, ya gotta be careful. Cause we’re gonna enlist you to do some work. It’s okay! I’ve been doing my property basically fore
    the last couple weekends and am pretty well caught up. Now I’m gonna if I can help out some others
    around here, cause we’ve been pretty well hit here, so.. Yeah..
    there was a huge pile here a mountain, basically a mountain of debris and fill so they’ve come
    a long way here and you know i guess they did pretty good across the way here as well
    good people here at Deaton’s and the’ll take good care of you- yeah, that’s what we’ve
    heard it’s so fun to meet you guys! So here’s a local pier that really got the
    wind damage its a shame but you know whats amazing? as strong as that wind was to damage
    this pier you go through this town and amazing these old, old trees are still standing – it’s
    pretty amazing and I love some of these big trees that have survived
    and not just this hurricane but other hurricanes and just like alot of the people in this town,
    and alot of the people across this nation, they’re survivors just like this tree. Hey everybody, how ya doin? Vin here. If you live within you know a half hour or
    so of Oriental (N. Carolina) and you would like to assist me to take the boat -it’s about
    3 hours south – wanna take the boat to Deaton’s and put it on the hard so I can do the bottom
    paint- Amy has to take care of some family business, if you can do that then send me
    an email Anyway, so we’re here waiting for the flood
    waters to recede from the hurricane because the US Coast Guard has shut down, basically,
    the waterways of S. Carolina (part of the ICW and some bays)
    because of debris and flooding til the waters recedes (until Oct. 19th) or whatever comes
    sooner.. so, in the meantime gonna focus on continuing
    to get the boat ready as soon as the waterways open up and gotta do the bottom paint , let
    me know send me an email if you can help me get some stuff done
    thank you so much guys, and I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the video
    I had a commentor (viewer) who said he likes to hear our ‘banter’ with eachother. (laughter)
    Banter? There’s gonna be banter? Maybe we should film an argument..I think
    we’re too tired to banter I just want to go make dinner and eat yeah, well when hurricane
    season is over we can get goin’- it’s all about the waterways are clear that’s true,
    it’s a really big thing that we’re keeping an eye on with rising waters but also, you
    know, stuff that’s been, debris that they havent even gotten rid of yet
    yeah, it’s still flooding on the Waccamaw (river) and the Socastee Swing bridge is closed
    so, we’ve got to figure out what we’re gonna do – probably us and lots of other people
    who normally head south So, let’s banter- they said we were ‘cute
    and charismatic’ I guess you were the one who was cute and charismatic I dont know but
    I think you are cute and charismatic I’ve also been called other things by the commentors
    too but I had to delete them wasnt ‘family friendly’ you know the worlds full of people
    lovers and haters we’re bantering It’s totally broken? I’m sure it’s supposed to have no, it just
    flew off yeah, it’s missing a little tab So what is our boat dinner gonna be? We have gourmet boat food on this boat – we
    serve just the best – we serve the best noodles and pickles mini-dill pickles and we serve
    the best raman noodles and we have the most delicious hard-boiled eggs we just have such
    a well-rounded diet that is good, you know just gotta watch that lack of fiber we have
    plenty of fiber- having oat meal every day there’s our fiber – that’s good Hello! I like the shades! Time to eat?

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

    September 21, 2019


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

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

    September 21, 2019


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

    FIRST SAILBOAT EVER TO COME HERE! – SAILING FOLLOWTHEBOAT Ep 95
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    FIRST SAILBOAT EVER TO COME HERE! – SAILING FOLLOWTHEBOAT Ep 95

    September 21, 2019


    So we’ve decided to leave the
    fabulously astonishingly beautiful area around Pedjaul, and we’ve chosen a day
    where it’s pretty windy-ish… Very wet. Typical tropical weather. You know, one
    perfect day and in the next it’s at all grey and like this. Anyway we’ve got wind
    on the nose, there’s 15 knots of it, and it’s only about a 12-15 mile passage. But the
    end bits gonna be very interesting… We’ve got shoals, we’ve got reefs either side,
    and we’re gonna have to weave our way through using some waypoints before we
    can set anchor… At waterfall Bay. So we’ll keep you posted So we’re here, but where’s the waterfall? Aha.
    The reason the waterfall isn’t here is because we didn’t go to Waterfall Bay in
    the end! As you may have seen earlier, it’s a pretty crappy day, overcast, rain,
    quite a bit of wind, waves all that stuff that you get when you’re in a boat. So as
    we were going along we kept seeing some rather interesting bits of land and
    islands with little nooks and crannies. So we had another look at the charts, and
    we chose to come here instead. It’s a village, it’s obviously a fishing village
    because there are fish traps and fish farms all along here. Doesn’t have a name,
    we’re not quite sure where it is. We’re go and investigate tomorrow, but at the
    moment… it’s lovely here, it’s really very, very pretty. Surrounded by mountains,
    high mountains, loads of jungle and pretty houses. We’ve had two atrocious days of weather.
    Very heavy rain, thick dark clouds… so it’s not been great for videoing,
    photography, or even jumping in the dinghy exploring. But today we’ve had a
    break, and it’s a little bit overcast still but we’ve got blue patches. And
    we’ve just hopped in the dinghy and we’re going to go ashore to this
    little village here which we’re anchored up by. It’s a kind of v-shaped bay, with
    coral reefs all around it. And along one side of the reefs are these fishing,
    stilted… I suppose they’re fish traps really, fish
    farms maybe, with little sheds on top of some of them. And it is set in among
    the… – I forgot the name, I found the name yesterday because it was in one
    of the charts we were using – but this has a name, this bay, it’s a strait. Very
    sort of fjord-like. And this village, certainly from the boat, looks quite
    pretty. So we thought we’d go ashore and have a look. It’s very shallow around here. The village is
    almost divided in two halves, a couple of houses up to the north, and then a few
    more down to the south of the mosque. But then in the middle they’ve got this huge,
    great big area, which is extremely shallow. So shallow in fact that we had
    to park the dinghy up in the water, tied to a little mangrove growth there. And so
    we’re just going to go for a wander behind me. And there is a road, there is
    actually a road, even though a lot of these islands are very independent, they do seem to
    be linked somewhat by tracks and pathways. One thing I think quite a few
    of you may ask of these villages, seemingly stuck in the middle of nowhere,
    is where they get their water from? Well, in this village as we walk past the
    little clearing heading up into the hills, we can see on the floor a number
    of plastic pipes, and they meet the main pathway where I’m standing now. And they
    shoot off in that direction, that direction, and a few more to feed the
    houses in front of us. So there’s obviously some kind of natural spring up
    in the hill, which they’re feeding from. Well this is a first, we’ve never seen
    this before… I don’t think in the Anambas yet. We see
    these, we call them “longtails” – of course that’s the Thai name for the
    fishing boats here – But they’re all wood, and hand-made. This is the first time
    that we’ve actually seen them being made. We’ve got two guys behind me here,
    who are just currently… they’re actually caulking and putting in the
    waterproofing between each wooden slat. They’re using some kind of gum
    resin… don’t know what is, no idea. They’re literally using their hands to
    bead the caulking into each slat. You can see behind me on this side,
    the pile of hardwood that they’re using. It’s a red hardwood. Not sure what it
    is, probably indigenous to the islands. But it’s beautiful, it really is a
    beautiful work of art. So you can see already, Liz has managed
    to pick up three children, one of whom is our guide, “Wayne Rooney” I think his name
    is. And he’s very sweetly given Liz an hibiscus, a very big pink hibiscus, as
    a welcoming present. Unusually for these islands, we’re actually over a hill. You can see Esper in the distance over there And I say unusually because most
    of these islands, most of these villages, are like this. All the buildings are on
    sea level. They seem to have some kind of walkway along here which isn’t
    finished. Either that or it is some kind of breakwater. But instead, we have
    ascended a short hill you can hear… how unfit I am by me being out of breath. And
    we’ve climbed up the hill to get a lovely perspective of our anchorage. The boys seem to be taking us somewhere in particular, we’ve no idea where. So Wayne Rooney here,
    has been showing me the mango trees, which I think they planted,
    because they seem very, very proud of them, in amongst all the coconuts. School? Sekolah? Yeah!…OK. Yeah, that’s what they say: “Pom-pom”… Which is
    the name of course of these boats I forgot the name of them. Of course! They’re
    called this because they make a noise, the single-cylinder (I think they’re
    single-cylinder engines) When you hear them motor past,
    going pom-pom-pom-om-pom… Hence the name! We were just saying it smells nice! Fresh-cut wood. Love it. Love it. And a slight hint of epoxy or something…probably not epoxy… I don’t know what it is… So it’s called pom-pom! These kids are great!
    We’re just following them around, and they’re taking us to all the sights.
    We’ve just seen a pom-pom, as we know what they’re called now, they’re “longtail
    boats” on one side. And we’re now going to go to the school, which even without
    Google Translate we worked out that sekolah (or a esekolah) I’ll check it later,
    is very clearly “school”. So this I know is new because I’ve checked Google Earth
    on satellite images and on satellite images: this is just a great big space. So
    they’ve raised the trees here to make way for the school, so I think this
    is relatively new. And they’re obviously very proud of it ,because they’ve been
    racing around this pathway to get us here, so we can find… go and have a look
    at their new school! What is this, Wayne Rooney? What is this?
    Strawberry? Strawberry! I was told this is “books-books”.
    We’ve got a little case here, with some books and magazines and
    pamphlets and things over here. And another one over there in the corner.
    Other than that, it’s completely just plain white floor. It all looks
    quite new. So I think this is great. They’re obviously investing quite a bit of
    money in education here, which is marvellous. And you said in the other building they
    had a big atlas. Yeah, in the other building here, which is also quite new
    compared to there, was a big, big picture taking up the whole of one wall of the
    world! And then on the other, opposite corner, there was one just
    of Asia, almost the same size. This is old, it’s falling apart, there’s holes in the roof. Generator, by the looks of things. We found the football pitch, which is
    behind me. It’s a little bit overgrown, though. It’s probably a bit too hot to
    play football, so why not dry your hide out, instead? As we’ve been walking through the
    village with our entourage, I’ve been trying the few words that I
    know in Bahasa, but mainly using my phone, to find out if they had fish? No. If
    they had anything else? No. If there was a shop? No. And if we could get a coffee? No.
    Anyway… this is the shop. And apparently, they’re gonna do us a coffee,
    which is brilliant. Inside the shop! This is the grocery store, which sell basics.
    And Sen and Ha, who are sitting over here, Sen is by the window, and he is a
    teacher at the nursery school and the primary school that we went to visit. And
    this is Ha, and Ha is the proprietor of the shop. He is very kindly, rather
    than just selling us the sachet of coffee and a tea, he’s actually made us tea and
    coffee because we were a little bit dehydrated. And, of course, we have the
    usual entourage of the boys as well, who are watching our every move. So we say
    “terima kasih!” Thank you very much, thank you. Did you get that? Yeah. His name is Bajar
    not Wayne Rooney, no not Wayne Rooney. You have Rooney on your back, on here
    Rooney. Yes. [Laughter] There’s a cengkeh tree, here.
    Can you explain what that is? What a cengkeh tree? Yeah. A cengkeh tree is a clove tree. And
    there are a few of them around here, and some of the guys farm them and
    they’re very, very intense because you have to pick tiny tiny buds, and then you
    have to wait six months for them to dry them into the things that we see as
    cloves in the supermarket. That’s a tree there! So we’re making our way back now. It’s been a very
    interesting afternoon, walking around with the boys, getting a little guided
    tour, and meeting some of the local people, and stopping off for a coffee as
    well. And in fact Sen, who was the teacher, explained to us that we’re the first
    boat that they have seen in the village! So that’s quite exciting! And quite
    possibly the first time that these boys have ever seen a drone, and some big, fat
    English tourist walking along talking to himself in front of the camera. So, that’s the end of this week’s episode,
    which was set in the rather beautiful little village of… Air Putih, it’s called,
    which is “white water” in Indonesian. Now we’ve been waxing lyrical about the
    last few places we’ve visited, haven’t we? But I know that Liz just wanted to add
    a little something at the end of this video. Yes, I did, I just wanted to say
    that those children completely stole my heart. And in fact the whole village did.
    They were so welcoming, and so fresh and innocent, and just delightful. Sen, the school teacher, is Bajar’s father, and he told us quite a lot of
    stories which we weren’t able to cover. Anyway, the children… they don’t have any
    phones, not any any kind of electronic gadgets to play with, they spend all
    their time outside running around among the trees, helping parents, helping the workers there.
    And they were just full of joy. And full of
    knowledge as well. They really knew their stuff when it came to plants, machinery,
    the environment in which they live. They were so switched on.
    They educated us, they really did. They taught me the names of the
    trees and the fruits in their language, and they got me to identify trees, they’d
    point at them and say, “what’s that?” So by the end of the day I felt quite
    knowledgeable! Hmm, and tearful. Yes I did. I did have a little tear when I got back
    to the boat, because I had enjoyed that day more than any other, I have to say.
    Yeah, quite special. Well, anyway, that’s the end of the episode. Don’t forget
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    How Much does a Bluewater Sailboat Cost? | Sailing Soulianis – Ep. 22
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    How Much does a Bluewater Sailboat Cost? | Sailing Soulianis – Ep. 22

    September 21, 2019


    – Now that we’ve owned our
    boat for a little while. – And we have officially left the dock. (upbeat music) – We thought it might be a good time right before we set off down the river to take a step back and talk
    to you guys about money. – Cash flow.
    – Dollah-dollah bills, y’all. – Clams.
    – Clams? – Everybody always wants to
    know, how much does it cost? – And it’s one of the most
    important questions too because it’s one of the
    biggest barriers for entry. Once you decide that
    you want to buy a boat, once you decide that
    you want to go cruising, the next biggest question
    is, do you have the money? – Today we’re gonna talk to
    you about a couple of things. We are going to answer the question, how much does it all cost? We just bought a boat. That’s the big one. – We’re gonna touch on
    our saving and planning in the years that lead up
    to actually buying the boat. (champagne squirting)
    – Yeah (laughing). Lauren just paid off all her school loans. The types of expenses to
    expect when purchasing a boat. – [Woman] $370 to document a boat. When you have a lien and
    you have to record it it jumps up to like $570. – The upgrades that we
    needed to do to the boat once we purchased it. – A new windlass. – 44 pound Rocna. We got a dinghy! Here is your throne. 200 feet of chain. – Lastly, we’re gonna talk about the tools that we developed, to help us answer some of the questions, like should we finance the boat and how much boat can we afford? And how much is it gonna cost to make this boat into
    what we want it to be after we do buy it. It took us 10 years from the day we decided
    we wanted to go sailing, to signing the dotted line
    to purchase our sail boat. Was it 10 years, really? – Yeah it was, I mean
    it’s kind of a gray area but yeah, it’s about a decade. Overall, our biggest thing was we didn’t wanna just save
    up some money, take off, and then when that money run out, be forced to come back to land. We actually already had done that once. It wasn’t a boat situation,
    but we quit our jobs and we took off traveling,
    and then we ran out of money and we had to come back and get jobs. We did that in our early 20s and that wasn’t something
    we wanted to do again. This time we wanted to
    make it sustainable. So we wanted to eliminate debt, we wanted to acquire some
    passive income streams and. – We needed to save for the boat. – And we needed to save for the boat. – So while it took us 10 years
    to do all of those things you can probably get
    them done a lot faster if you don’t come out of school
    with massive amounts of debt and if you are comfortable with the idea that after a year, or two, you might need to stop
    and get different jobs. We’re treating this a
    little bit differently, we’re wanting to make it
    a sustainable lifestyle and so we are working the entire time that we’re traveling and we’re hoping to cut
    back on that a little bit but it’s more of a lifestyle choice for us rather then a sabbatical. (upbeat music) So during all of our time
    thinking about buying a boat in that 10 year period,
    we also had to talk money. We had to figure out how
    much money we could spend and it wasn’t always clear because. – The type of boat that we wanted changed. – Drastically.
    – Like drastically over the years that we were searching. – I’d like it, we’d have to
    put some money into it though. – That boat’s a piece of work. – We really didn’t follow a very well thought-out plan,
    which is why I wrote the post “How to Buy the Right Sailboat for You.” (laughs) So that you could
    learn from our mistakes. – So you’re not idiots like us, spending years looking for a boat. – But when it came down to brass tacks, we decided we had a
    all-in budget of $50,000. – And the $50,000 thing actually came just a little bit after we had like a $30,000
    budget for a little while. – For a while we thought we
    wanted to stick around $30,000 and then we decided we could
    go a little bit more to get what we felt like would be
    a significantly better boat that was gonna require a lot less work. – Yeah. – So that really leads into, kind of the thinking behind our budget
    was, we had $50,000 all-in. That meant we could buy a $50,000 boat and not spend a penny more,
    or we could buy a cheaper boat and every dollar under $50,000 was money that we could
    put towards upgrades. – You might still be
    wondering, why $50,000? We wanted to buy a boat that
    was pretty much ready to go. We didn’t want to be stuck in a boatyard for months or years, trying to
    finish a half-completed boat. We looked at boats that
    were less than $50,000 and we felt like either, they were too small for the two of us, or they weren’t in good enough condition. And so after looking at
    hundreds of listings, probably thousands, it
    just seemed like $50,000 was the minimum amount
    that we would need to spend to comfortably get what
    we were looking for, which was something that
    was pretty much ready to go and also the size that we wanted, somewhere between 35 and 40 feet. – And the reason for that is a few things. I’m six foot three, and
    having standing head room in the place that I’m going
    to live, is very important. Also, we work remotely, so
    we need some office space and having some space for
    toys was also very important. – [Lauren] What d’you got? – I got some kiteboard here. (upbeat music) How much does it all cost? Is that where we are at? – Well, yeah, we’re gonna focus on how much it costs to
    actually buy the boat. Of course there are costs
    once you buy the boat, ownership costs, but we will only.
    – Save that for another video. – Focus on what it costs to buy the boat. – When buying a boat,
    there are a lot of expenses that are easily overlooked. We found that when buying our
    boat, all of those expenses added up to about 10%
    of the purchase price. – And that’s because of all
    these other little expenses that you really don’t think about when you’re just browsing online, looking at the listing price of the boat. The list price of our boat, was. – What was it, do you remember? – I’m pretty sure, it was 40 ss. – Do we need to look it up?
    – Seven? There it is, 47. – Okay.
    – ‘Kay. – So our all-in budget, was $50,000. The boat was listed for $47,000. Bing! We’re under budget already. – Yay. – We offered.
    – 41,000 – We agreed on a purchase
    price of $43,500. – That.
    – That was great (laughs). – That left us with $6,500
    for upgrades and repairs, which we thought was fantastic. – But not so fast. – That was before we realized all of the other transactional costs associated with the purchase of our boat were going to add up to $4,029. – Wah-wah. – So what were all of those costs? – Survey, $740. – Our haulout to inspect
    the bottom of the boat during the survey was $272. – Insurance was actually something that we needed to have at the closing because we decided to finance our boat. – $591. We bought a Boat US membership, so that we had unlimited towing. We felt like we didn’t
    want to leave the dock and go anywhere without that. Was $10. – $10 that was the best
    money that we spent I think. – (laughs) Closing costs, were $125. – Registration was 73 but the
    biggest one was sales tax. – That was $2,218. – Ouch. – And depending on which state you are in and how dubious you
    feel like being that day there are many ways,
    both legal and illegal to try and get out of paying the sales tax but we just decided not to
    go through all of that hassle and pay up. – Because we’re also
    not by nature, crooks. So that did a good job of eating up most of the rest of our budget. – Leaving us with a total of $2,471 for upgrades and repairs. That’s startin’ to feel a little bit slim. (jazz music) – 99.9% of the time when you buy a boat there’s gonna to be something
    that you want to do to it after you buy it. And in our case, there was a bunch of upgrades
    that we wanted to make. – But we prioritized a number of things that we wanted to do to the boat before heading down the river. – To be specific, we weren’t
    super-concerned about getting a solar array up, we
    also weren’t concerned about immediately upgrading our batteries. Those were things that
    we decided to do later. But the things that we did do. – Are many.
    – Yes. (jazz music) – Are we showing a list
    on screen right now? – Sure, I don’t know. We bought a radar reflector, we bought a handheld VHF, we bought two jerry cans for fuel, one for water. We got a free inflatable dinghy with oars. We upgraded all of our LED, all
    of our cabin lights to LEDs. We bought Navionics for our iPhone. We purchased a new Rocna anchor. We purchased and installed a windlass. We added 200 feet of 5/16 high test chain. We got an anchor bridle, a swivel. And everything to finish out our. – Anchoring system. – Ground tackle anchoring system. We got our cell phone signal
    booster and an antenna so that we can continue working. And we made covers for our compass, our handrails and our winches. And put in some soundproofing
    for our engine compartment so that it wouldn’t drive us crazy as we were motoring down
    the river in a sailboat. That covers it. – Is that it? – That is all of our costs, to
    date from purchasing the boat through leaving our home port and starting out on our adventure. I just realized I didn’t
    include the stuff we bought before we bought the boat which was the holding
    tank, which was $700, which would put us $1,100 over budget. – Oh (laughs).
    – Shh. There are probably a few thousand
    dollars of other expenses in there for just living expenses. Probably a couple of hundred more in there for just consumables and
    every day odds and ends like cleaning supplies, and.
    – Kleenex. – Little bits here and there that didn’t make it into this list. – Kleenex.
    – Kleenex. Why Kleenex?
    – I don’t know. – And a few months between buying the boat and preparing her to head down the river, we spent a total of (tapping on wood) $2,924 meaning we were only $423 over budget. For a grand total of $50,423 spent to purchase and outfit our boat for extended, long-term travel. (upbeat music) So how did we spend $50,000 and only manage to go $423 over budget? That’s a good question, you might ask. – How do you know that a boat is listed for a reasonable price? How do you know what to offer? Not all the time do you want
    to offer the full price. I mean, just like houses, you often offer under
    what the asking price is. And then how did we know
    that the counter-offer was something that was acceptable? Those are all really good questions. And we didn’t just stick with a feeling. You know, it wasn’t like
    oh, this feels right. But we crunched the numbers. – As part of the process
    to purchase our boat we developed a few financial tools to help us make decisions and streamline the boat-buying process. The first tool we created
    to help us determine what was the fair market value of the boat that we were looking at. It also served to help
    us take an inventory of everything that was on the boat so that we could figure out what else we might need to add
    to that boat after purchase. – ‘Cause the boat itself
    is only one part of it. especially if you’re going to be cruising, all the extra stuff on
    the boat is a big deal. – So this tool helped us estimate the cost of everything that we would
    need to add to the boat after purchase, and is a major reason why we were able to stay
    pretty close to our budget. The tool also helped us
    analyze sold boats data we got from the listing broker. We were able to look at
    all of the sales history for the past three years of every Tartan 37 sold through a broker, and analyze the average sales price, how long it sat on the market, the percent and dollar
    amount of the discount, and ultimately, generate
    a suggested offer price that we should make on the
    boat that we were buying. – [Lauren] So that we knew we weren’t gonna overpay on the boat. – The second tool we created, was a tool to help us decide
    between buying the boat in cash or financing the boat,
    and saving that cash and investing it in some other manner. Both of those tools we created were extremely important
    in helping us make all of the decisions throughout
    our boat-buying process. We’re really excited to be able to share those
    tools with our patrons. You’ll have full access to
    all current financial tools, as well as any future
    updates that we make to them along the way. – But if you’re not a patron and you’re still interested
    in using these tools, you can. – We’re making them available for purchase and they can be downloaded
    directly from our website. Put a link in the description below. – Below. – Thanks so much for watching. If you like what we had to share today even through it was a little bit different and at some times awkward. (whispers) Mostly her. – Yeah, definitely. – (laughs) Let us know. If there is somethin’ that
    we didn’t cover here today that you’d like to see, tell
    us in the compli, compliments? – Tell us in the compliments. – Tell us in the compliments, yo. – Compliments only (laughs). Anyway, thank you for watching,
    and we will see you soon.

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    Expedition.blue #1 – Restoring an old sailboat to sail around the world in 2019

    September 21, 2019


    Welcome to the first night on board.
    I’ve moved onto the boat now, and as you can see… it’s really homely
    not here yet… not really But no problem. Can you see my bed in front? Looks pretty cozy, but it’ll be fine. I am totally
    eagerly awaiting the first night; how it feels like staying here on CÖLNISCH. I have a little something to eat here. A little something to eat and beer I have here. I also have a laptop here if it gets boring… and the most important thing: Now we have dinner for now. Nice, delicious dinner. So, and tonight we’re gonna have delicious white cabbage salad.
    Not the most challenging but somehow I have now actually no lust at all
    to prepare anything anymore. just because the kitchen looks like this
    and somehow, well, a four-course menu I can’t get there now, so just make it nice today Well, look what this looks like. It’s getting dawny. The harbour is quiet There’s no one left.
    yes i’m chilling my way here now. on my wooden bench my cockpit bench and imagine me
    that the water around me is already and the birds are chirping and
    the cranes crane and so on and enjoy my delicious
    cabbage salad… That thing was lying in the sun for a long time today. Yeah yeah, lunch and dinner in one. That’s how it’s done! Soo, the dinner’s over, the beer’s open. Let’s go up to the front. This will be my favourite place It’s beautiful, isn’t it? As you can see, this is the first time
    I’m closing the hatch from the inside. slowly the night comes in here It gets dark outside and you can see
    not really much of me anymore. so maybe… I have made myself a bit comfortable with an air mattress and sleeping bag and pillow I will watch a movie now and then spend the first night here on board I’m very excited. Good night dear ones! Good morning! So, the first night on board is done and I feel Pretty good. I slept well, the mattress is not quite right as you can see. It’s not really pointed in the front. and that’s why I’m lying down
    funnyish, but apart from that I slept really well. It’s nice to have slept in here and noticing that it felt good. it feels like home… and this is now my home here and that’s why tonight was so important to make this work well and to make me feel comfortable. Then I can go and do some handicrafts again. Today I think I’ll take the stairs from the today i will finish the stairs from the companionway again, so i don’t have to climb over the machine if you want to get in or out of the cabin. that’s one thing, and then I’m gonna start constructing the cockpit dodger. And a little tidying up, that wouldn’t be bad either 😉

    Un-Armed PIRATES & INTRUDERS – Self Defense on Sailboats against THEFT(Patrick Childress Sailing 42)
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    Un-Armed PIRATES & INTRUDERS – Self Defense on Sailboats against THEFT(Patrick Childress Sailing 42)

    September 18, 2019


    hello we are Patrick and Rebecca
    Childress on the sailboat Brick House. Rebecca and I both know five
    people who have been captured and held hostage for ransom in the southeastern
    Philippines on the island of Jolo. two of those people did not make it out
    alive of course this happens elsewhere in the
    world like off of Somalia and other places but in this video we aren’t
    talking about these heavily armed pirates that when they approach your
    boat you’re shit out of luck you don’t have a chance the world of escaping them
    and if you think you want to pop off a few rounds from your 308 or ar-15 go
    right ahead because it’ll be the last thing that you do before you become
    Obliberated so in this video we aren’t talking about heavily armed pirates we
    are talking about the guys who come on your boat with machetes or intruders in
    the middle of the night that are there to steal your outboard we are talking
    about non-lethal defense to send a very clear message to these guys that they
    made the wrong decision to come upon your boat and we know other
    people that have been out on the ocean in the middle of the night two o’clock
    in the morning accosted by a fishing boat trying to pull up alongside and our
    friends are calling Mayday Mayday on channel 16 and nobody’s responding if
    they had some pepper spray or something to lob onto that fishing boat they
    would have been in great shape but they were able to pull ahead motor wise and
    then throw a big wad of polypropylene line over the side and then that caught
    the property of these approaching fishermen and that stopped them in the
    water but you know the last thing I want to do is if a fisherman is approaching
    the boat or somebody’s approaching the boat we’re not quite sure what their
    intentions are but it doesn’t seem so it doesn’t seem so good the last thing I
    want to do is you know shoot off a gun and kill one of them I mean that’s just
    gonna land me in a rotten prison wherever I am but since it’s at a distance I’d
    like to be able to lob something at him too so that they definitely know that
    we’re not the boat to pick so that’s the idea we were in a mall in Richards Bay
    South Africa we saw all these arms in the window we
    could not believe what they had but it turns out they weren’t real
    they were co2 powered so there’s a lot of good ideas in there but what the most
    amazing thing was a simple paintball gun a lot of people in the world play
    paintball and where they shoot each other with die marked balls but now you
    change the projectile in those guns they become very impressive and so let’s go
    to the mall we’ll take a look at a lot of these things and then you decide what
    you think might work best yeah and let us know in the comments down below which
    ones you think you’d have on your boat if some other ideas that you have for
    the same kind of thing we’re always looking for more ideas nice simple ideas
    things that don’t cost a lot of money but what would you have on your boat let
    us know in the comments down below of course you have to be careful where you
    bring these things they’re perfectly legal in South Africa but in Australia
    I wonder if even a slingshot is legal there you can get a lot of trouble for
    bringing even these toys into foreign countries so you have to research the
    customs and other laws in these foreign countries before you go cruising in with
    them yeah a good place to do that just go on new noonsite.com and they’ll they’ll have
    it pretty much in the description what you can and can’t bring you gets not the
    gospel but it’s a pretty good place to start yeah there’s another technical
    problem in a mall you know all the incredible reverb in the sound in the
    air in the mall and we had that same problem in this store so the sound is
    not that great to start with yeah we had the manager was able to close one door
    entry door he couldn’t close both of them and look like these shut up but the
    one door did help quite a bit then I put the video through audio scrubbing
    cleaning and that helped quite a bit so it gets better the audio gets better as
    we go along and also his accent there’s so many different accents in South
    Africa and his is Durban accent well Durban Indian Afrikaans a little bit of
    everything He is a good representation of accents in South
    Africa so effect I went through a lot of trouble to put in the closed captions
    and making sure that that’s accurate so just click on the CC button down there
    on the bottom if maybe you’re having trouble understanding or hearing any
    of the spoken words, and there are lots of languages too – okay let’s go to the mall… okay Security Hyper Store…kay holy moly look at these guys
    submachine gun? yeah it looks pretty serious look on the box
    the co2 air power. Let’s go in and get a picture… okay well hello there Chevron how are you
    doing this morning this is Chevron we’ve talked to her I
    don’t know 20 times I’m sure she’s been educating us along with Zain, and all the
    defense’s yeah this is amazing because we were just walking down the mall one
    day and saw all of these guns wow that’s pretty serious stuff but as
    it turns out none of it shoots gunpowder, none of them whatsoever. and we actually try to concentrate on
    anything that does not require a license and yet be able to defend
    yourself okay so all of these toys the co2 powered paintball guns all of that
    in South Africa is there an age limit for buying any of these? Our company
    actually doesn’t allow us to sell it to under 18. They would have to be
    older than 18 and present your ID as well for safety purposes. So for somebody living
    on a sailboat like us that’s nothing but one big headache to have some kind of a gun powdered firearm onboard, but yeah we saw the co2 pistols and rifles so what I
    actually wanted to start off with one of these ones.. actually one of our
    customers favorites. It’s a BB gun so shooting these metal balls here
    operating with co2 gas which is a non-lethal gas it won’t be able to affect you whatsoever as well and can you buy these all over the world
    um most places that do actually have it like we said in America and stuff, they do
    actually have different sizes. in South Africa we are standard
    size which is a 12 gram gas canister that’s 12 grams 12 grams. So our
    customers favorite because of the realistic feature of this gun itself. As you can see it’s just like a real gun. So it’s very simple. Very easy, very simple…With this gun you can have the options of semi-automatic and fully automatic so
    Let’s just say you need to shoot just one bullet. And then you can always switch it to full automatic mode…Holey Tamoley! That can shoot 19 bullets in 5 seconds!
    bullets in five seconds that’s That’s Impressive! That IS impressive! Now that’s pellets? BBs..BBs. Our
    customers really do love this gun, the reason being it’s an excellent deterrent. if
    you pull this out you just have to Cock it, and you are gonna think that I do have
    a real gun in my hand. It’s very realistic, the cock feature. So guys, its actually It’s actually an excellent deterrent, to actually deter your guys away.. our number one baby for our customers. Now, and it operates off if this…CO2 cartridge… and where does the CO2 cartridge go? Slip the CO2 canister here. So you take your Allen key, and open up a notch. This part comes out. Your gas canister, you just drop it inside, you tighten it up, and you are ready for use. And how long can you use that cartridge for. It will give you approximately 35 shots. 35 shots. Oh. So you went through almost a complete. almost through a complete canister. With automatic mode, it’s very easy to finish up your gas because of the rapid fire. Wow! okay now with the BB like that say like
    12 meters away what is it going to feel like. Well with BBs, we give you up
    to 10 meters we can be looking at a piercing so it will be into your skin. at
    10 meter up to 10 meters , where you just have to kinda pop them out. Most of the time, our guys know they don’t even shoot
    the gun you just put it out, (cock it) and they go away
    and it goes away…it works like a charm! yeah okay and once you put the cartridge
    in there can you pull it out six months later and expect it to work? No you can not. How long? Because it’s a gas, at
    the end of the day we give it to you to keep your gun secure at the same time
    you’ll say within 5 days you should use up your gas when you’re not using your
    gun over a longer duration, do not leave an open gas inside it’s just wastes and wears out the seals of your gun. So look
    after the gun so your gun can last a long time. Okay next thing I’d like to show the hand pistols would actually be the
    paintball gun specifically this one
    it’s our latest range for self-defense especially. It’s a six-shot you just load
    your… this here is actually going to be loaded with solids and peppers. so the solids
    whatever you hit you literally just break. I will get you a sample to show
    you the solids and the peppers. Okay, but starting with though, this is just a regular paint ball gun that a lot of people use when they play paintball yes
    and hit each other with the ball that explodes with ink. I will show
    you the paintball as well so that you do have a good idea of what we actually are looking at here. At the end of the day, remember, it is just a toy. But a toy that can actually defend you at the same time so that’s regular paint ball if you
    just want to mess around, take a few shots have some fun that’s your normal
    paint…and they really don’t hurt when you get hit. No…its a small sting nothing too bad. Thats why those guys
    wear the masks when they play? Yeah have to protect their face…don’t want it in the eye! it ’s very important to have your mask in to protect your eyes and protect your face. Yeah safety equipment… Ok, so our defense range…these are solid balls. solid balls. solid balls, how they work is… whatever you hit…you practically break..glass – straight through these ones here. BONES…you are looking at damage wise with these guys where you can break a bone or two. It’s a
    non-lethal item so it will not pierce the skin it’s meant to just defend yourself
    to put the person down so it gives you the upper hand in the situation for you to
    actually move away from the surrounding areas. Pepper balls are my very favorite
    reason being, one or two pepper balls are excellent. The guy cannot actually see
    you. Also if there are multiple guys, one two pepper balls are effective on all
    of them. The moment it passes in the air they all breathing at the end they can not
    attack you They are just trying to breathe themselves. I mean if I wore a lot of shirts or a
    jacket will it still explode? If it’s hits on a surface…you see it’s gonna
    pop so even next to them if you can fire It because the moment it goes in the
    air they also taking it in, if you find they are wearing too much clothing yeah so you don’t have to hit
    the person just hit next to them and you can hard-surfaced next to them. yeah hit a hard
    surface next to them. I do, personally prefer the chest reason being the moment
    it hits , they breathe it in, and are out on the ground. They cannot attack you and what percentage
    pepper is this? That’s a seven percent so you also do have ten percent peppers it’s ten percent that’s our bigger
    paintball guns which is more stronger as well. this specific one does pack a punch
    though so what I like about this gun is you load your bullets you load your gas
    inside the moment you load your gas it does NOT activate so you can keep this
    for a year for example in your gun.. There is no issue. The time comes when you need to use your gas, you press down here Here only it activates the gas and there
    after you can.. Thats good. Thats good…reason being it’s always going to be ready for
    self-defense you don’t have to think is there gas in my gun…do I have to worry. In
    a self-defense situation you don’t have time to be worrying about is there gas in my pocket?
    You want to be able to defend yourself and that works like a charm… And it uses still that
    same cartridge co2? Yes, co2 cartridge. which are sold nationwide.
    and you still get about 25 shots out of it…or 20 if glass because it takes more power. That should be enough, hah? More than enough… 1 mag is 6 shots, and you get 3. Pretty decent… you get 3 magazines CDs and so you now okay that
    uses the smaller caliber but can you get 10% pepper spray in the smaller caliber
    the smaller ones this is our latest Ninja King gun
    because most of our paintball guns, and if you do see the size of it pretty big guns, so our
    guys required actually required something more compact to keep on them and also non
    Lethal at the same time which are smaller ones are here, as for the
    bigger rifles is a variety you can pick from there as well we shoot the bigger pellets, and in the range on on this for hitting a something an
    exploding uh bear in mind, wind really makes a big difference because these Pellets are light as well so indoors, you are gonna get a
    longer distance easy on them will be on 40 meters, 30 meters. 40 meters. 40.
    I’ll give you about forty now without wind. Indoors. Damage-wise even twenty meters you are breaking a bone…so you are doing some good damage with those as well. Bear in mind you do upgrade your gun though. We know people who have been harassed
    people on foreign boats and if they And if they could have launched something like this
    onto their boat gas it would have been a great deterrent more powerful bigger
    thing would be the rifle you think there’s larger diameter paint then we
    just take this one for example so the advantage on these ones here is you got
    a hopper feed this hopper feed can hold up to 200 bullets we have a choice
    between 45 or 200 so it gives you a lot of shots you know that even if you’re
    not the best person to shoot you will still be able to Hit your target in the end.With this here, it takes the bigger canisters this is easier you will be getting more
    shots as well approximately 150 or so it depends on your pressure gauge at the
    end of today the extendable stop to make it more
    comfortable to hold. You do racks on the end of your gun as well to add a laser sight or
    torch so at night as well you will be secured you will be able to
    use it. Very simple you just cock, and…you fire…Very easy to use.. ladies at home, so very easy to use
    as you can see there’s just a safety catch so the kids can’t play wit it…and it uses quite a
    different canister of gas canister with the advantage of being able to get it in
    multiple sizes: 4 all the way up to 24 ounces so it depends on the size if you
    go the more shots again yeah approximately on a 20 ounce you get
    about 1400 shots but then again this is just a standard paintball gun canister
    of gas which you can buy wherever they play paintball with a living and you can
    fill it up with it as well okay so these are all toys really but ichange
    the projectile and it becomes quite a different piece of machinery.
    exactly. Now the the diameter of the projectile…is it the smaller or the bigger? No more smaller these are the glass
    breakers. These are the proper ones for self-defense whatever these hit, it breaks
    for example, glass, like I said, RIBS, LEGS, You can do some major damage with these here.
    Rubber balls they actually use in riot control they give a hell of a
    sting the guys kind of use this actually to turn the person to go away. And your next combo the best thing you will be getting is Pepperballs. Pepper balls are my very
    favorite, reason being, these ones are ten percent when you do hit this it’s
    very effective in the store, we have to pop it we have to evacuate the store
    And won’t be able to open. Even next Sore we would have to evacuate because it’s gonna go
    through the AIr con vents. Its quite powerful. now there is there are there
    any guns that really don’t look so militaristic like a gun more like a toy
    you know a real toy Something that doesn’t look so offensive
    yeah the coloration is more benign no pink ones yeah I think what it would be
    much better. On our BBs, we did have a pink one no lie. yeah you also
    have this like double-barrel shotgun another unit that just came in recently
    on the self defense range so the best thing about this is they actually
    concentrated on having a proper shotgun feature on this way it’s a double
    shot so how you gonna load this again you use a solid and a pepper you can
    eitherchoose between left right or twin shot with this gun here as
    well you can add a laser sight so at night You won’t have issues trying to
    find your target look at your laser light and attack with this gun here as well, you also have the same features that it has a laser light on it too so that the people
    can see the laser. All these guns whichever Gun has a bracket, it does allow
    you to see. Thats the mounting bracket for the laser. Now with this here, it also has a safety feature of keeping your gas and keeping
    your bullets in then laying your gun idle. …a scary situation comes through you press down here, and it’s ready to activate and then you ready to fire okay okay so
    you need to have your you know some in your pocket ready yeah with this gun you
    you do have to have ammo on you cuz it’s a proper shotgun feature so the only
    concentration I’m actually having two shots inside yes they wanted to keep the
    original feature of the shotgun and the gas can just drop it down here so with
    the allen key you just put it inside of ear twist it down yeah he’s gonna do check this moron as I
    see because okay so that cartridge, the co2
    cartridge goes right in there oh crap it in on the stock and then when you do
    need it yeah then exactly then you’re just gonna put our ties amid put your
    gun down have it loaded leave it down time call you need to use it you know
    it’s there yes stop activates and you need to find okay good you’re not
    letting gas leak out from you yes because you’re not gonna have that in
    the back of your mind thank you is there gas in my gun
    because the last thing you need is to use your gun there’s no gas over there
    and then you pull the chicken mechanics internet yeah and then of course these
    this takes a little more time to arm because it’s a it’s a larger your
    canister you have to screw it on the advantages of this is we do sell things
    like a valve, so how a valve works it actually sits on to your gas, on to your
    bottle and it’s an on and off tap. so you can have your bottle
    attached to your gun always if you close the tap which means there’s no gas leak,
    so the moment you need to use it, all you gotta do is turn your tap and you ready to
    fire so we can make it easy on you. This comes as well like we say time is very
    important assault fair situation you need to be able to act very fast without
    panicking without warning. emotion yeah I understand that these are used say like
    on the farms the guys use it on farms also you know open areas our guys use
    this a lot recently first of all guys don’t want to use they
    can is the first line of defense sadly you cannot just use your gun
    openly because there are also consequences to you you would be able to defend yourself without having the consequences of using
    A real gun. not to break a bone like these are it’s just it’s just a sting
    yes to get the message across like I have seen some YouTube videos where
    some people wanted themselves to be shot with the gas and they do it at like only
    about three meters and with no shirt on it’s my Hoy jeez and so what
    happens is they get a terrible big bloody hickey yeah it doesn’t really
    look like a hickey that constantly changes color. the pressure on these
    guns if you feel them on your bare skin it
    does but because the pressure is so high remember co2 is compressed air – it really
    does push up with a lot of pressure coming you can tear a piece of plastic
    easy to you with gas, yeah so even without without the bullet in it…. without a bullet inside of it…good for dusting around the house okay sadly I do not
    have the laser that I really would like to show you… it’s what’s used in the
    states a lot it’s the taser gun which is the only
    taser they can attack a person at 4 Meters away. it sends out to wires that hook on to you and every time you press the button in that thing sends a pulse out
    there so yeah so how it is you get the device itself and you get cartridges
    that you put inside now that cartridge shoots out 2 wires at a 4 meter distance it hooks onto you
    if you time you press the buttons the person gets zapped. In our country it’s legal because it’s not attacking it’s not killing the person who just puts a
    person down for you to have the advantage in the situation for you even move away or call the police. Now, bear spray actually do you call a bear spray well I know in the
    states that use it for bears but we call it Pepper Gel. Pepper gel is actually one of our newer things On the market. it’s much more effective
    than pepper spray. also in a windy
    situation I personally prefer the Pepper gel because it will not come back
    and hit you in the face… oh that’s the most remember something guys even if you’re
    Out on the ocean and stuff, you all have lots of wind constantly… if you spray
    that pepper spray it can’t hit you back in your face and the last thing you need
    is to spray yourself when you try to Defend yourself.. with a gel, you know
    it’s making direct contact anywhere on their face whatever it touches it’s
    gonna burn okay so it’ll stick to the person. Aim
    for the face – I suggest you aim for the face because that’s where you
    doing the damage yeah this is what the gel sticks to the person, so it’s more concentrated on the person. that’s why all guys don’t like sprays
    anymore because there’s too many people get affected in the situation of trying
    to defend yourself you cannot control Wind at the end of the day so with that wind it will come back. With the gel It will not come back at you. yeah it even says
    on the front safe to use indoors does not affect bystanders reduces wind blow
    back exactly on the pepper spray whether you’re using the paintball gun or even
    the in the canister up here that you actually pull a trigger on what would be
    an antidote to that if somebody got it in their eyes or you or I got it in our
    eyes how do we get rid of it quickly MILK. Water is a no no cuz it’s
    a base that actually sticks on to your skin so water actually makes it
    worse… it so the best thing you should actually use is milk. that’ll neutralize it yeah you know say like somebody leaving South Africa
    or it’s they want to play paintball in another country how difficult is it to
    carry a paintball gun in their check legged luggage depending
    on the customer the country you’re going to attend today for example if you go to
    Australia they don’t care what kind it is they will not allow it him because
    thier policies do not allow it there at the end of the day you’re not looking at
    our South African within South Africa there’s no issues with all guns
    whatsoever moving it you can see it’s a paintball Gun,l you push it through
    declared as a paintball gun the guys don’t have a problem with it. the
    countries it depends on the customs also the guys will not even allow it in most
    of the guys it looks so realistic for example our
    and customs the guys will never allow that in them because of how do you stick
    it is you got that Patrick that’s important
    look at the tip okay this indicates that it’s a toy or a regular paintball toy
    gun yeah it’s to show that that’s not a Real gun because the thing about airsoft
    is the look and the way it’s identical to the real one yeah something she’s
    actually sure that it is even something like this I mean this is small it it
    looks kind of like a toy in a way certainly not so intimidating like
    imitation this shoots the same ammunition same ammunition you can put a
    hopper here and dump a lot of idents any kind of ammunition you want
    exactly and the big tank comes off the back so it depends on you and your
    choice of Guns, you actually get up what I see or what you really want you
    can choose video thank you see this here does not look like a real firearm so by
    looking at this you can say it’s not a real fire okay then crossbows I mean
    this is a hundred and twenty pound bull crossbow I mean that’s powerful that’s
    really powerful when we were kids we had 45 pound and that was powerful enough
    with my target we actually stopped about 50 we got between 50 80 120 going all
    the way up to 140 so with the hundred 2150 the guys actually use it for
    hunting the rocks yeah damage it will definitely you looking at around
    plus/minus around four hundred fifty nine four pack of six now the good thing
    is as you can feel it is three point eight yeah what the top can be changed
    yes so if you want it to be a bit much area
    for example in the guys are using it for hunting etc we do use raise the head
    plates so this is that cuts right through
    anything okay and what is the cost of one arrow oh you said let me pack off
    six is fifty four hundred and fifty was about thirty dollars a chevron we’ve got
    to get you in here too but thank you you covered it pretty well all of our
    questions and more they will take you Chevron for helping us out thanks a lot
    and Rebecca wants to go play paintball now see you guys later there’s some very
    impressive non-lethal self defenses here I especially like the paintball gun
    would be pepper spray and glass breaker balls all to let those bad guys know if
    they should come aboard they should go find a safer career thanks a lot for
    watching I hope this video has been worthwhile for you if it has please give
    it a thumbs up and if you haven’t already click on the subscribe button
    also in the video description there’s a link to the tip jar if you don’t mind
    helping out to perpetuate these videos thanks a lot and we’ll see you next time trying to scare us away yeah backup

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    Tour of our 27-foot circumnavigator – Sailing Tarka Extras

    September 18, 2019


    hey guys and welcome aboard
    you know I was gonna clean the boat before I made this video but I think
    that would be dishonest because it’s hard to keep a boat this small clean all
    the time so why why should I make you think that it is always that way so
    you’re just gonna get a look at how we live on the boat and what kind of space
    we have let’s go take a look inside we’re gonna go down inside a little
    old Tarka now now yeah now we’re inside the boat that’s really all there is to the
    boat like people are always giving us boat tours and they go on other people’s
    boats and it’s like okay let me show you this room and that room but when people
    come on board Tarka it’s like okay well here’s the boat tour okay you’ve seen it
    let’s go back outside now. So where we just step down into you is our kitchen
    the galley if you want to use boat terminology this side we have our two
    burner stove it’s not gimballed so when we’re sailing this can be a really
    tricky thing to use this just goes on here like that we have lots of storage on the
    boat down in here they have a very deep storage just kind of full of dried foods
    things like that behind that we have our dishes and we have more of that kind of stuff back there over here we store rice, pasta, cous-cous if it’s in the galley, it needs to be easy to access so here we have a
    switch that will dis-engage two separate battery banks we have if the voltage
    gets below a certain point and right now it’s a way above that value so it gets
    below about 12.6 this isolates the two battery things so they
    don’t discharge off of one another because that will ruin your batteries
    here we have a charger for the alternator and then the solar charge
    controller. We’re only getting a couple of amps probably moving over here we have
    two taps in the sink both of them are operated by foot pumps which are down
    here. If I push on these foot-pumps if they operate appropriately, water comes out.
    So that’s fresh water you try not to use too much of that and then the other ones
    saltwater which I actually had disconnected at the moment we can just
    go outside and scoop it up if we need it it’s a lot easier right now and back
    here is my favorite thing on the whole boat (probably), is the fridge.
    People are often surprised to find that I have a fridge and it does a very good
    job it’s really well insulated very happy to have this means we can store
    vegetables which is usually really hard doing tropics without a fridge and I can
    also have a cold beer coming up we have the nav station not really a nav
    station on my boat it’s just you got my radio with an AIS receiver on here we
    can turn that on if you wanted to that would give me my a is display and I
    can set alarms this way to you when I’m sailing so that’s nice here’s my chartplotter which is just an
    android tablet back here get more storage more food. Okay moving on the
    living room of the boat, if you want to call it that. There’s not much to it if
    I’m alone on the boat, or if we’re sailing we sleep in these bunks here. A cloth, a lee cloth, comes up hearing goes to the railings and that keeps us from falling
    out of the bunk you’ll note that there’s not a lot of ceiling on this boat so
    yeah I’m a little bit too tall for the boat but I knew that getting into it, so
    don’t feel bad for me and I have two battery banks and I’ll show you the
    other one in a minute one of the battery banks is in here so I got two 12V
    batteries down here and under here down there we got the bilge okay moving on
    these cushions come out and they reveal panels that come right off in this
    particular locker restore mostly camera gear and electronics and you’ll notice
    that everything’s in dry bags or waterproof bags or zip locks because it
    seems like this would be a dry part of the boat but the reality is is there’s
    no such thing as a dry part of a boat we’ve learned that the hard way
    unfortunately over here we have another storage area and we did actually damage all of our
    books here because this area got wet when we sailed last so, if you see things in plastic bags or
    with dry bags because there’s no dry spot on the boat below the cushions we
    also have storage this can be accessed a number of ways you can lift up the
    cushions and get access to it like that there’s another panel, I’ll lift it up, and
    we have canned food down there on this side which we’re not eating too much right now because we can get fresh food on this island it’s a similar story over here we had more of
    these storage areas in this one we have our sewing sewing gear and some other stuff people
    are often surprised and I have a sewing machine on board yeah we use it a lot
    too and again all of our medical equipment which… our auto pilots are
    buried down there so I have two auto pilots because I backups for almost
    everything on the boat an inverter over there in the corner which we use
    sometimes all right that’s the living room now let’s move to the bathroom here
    we go okay now we’re in the bathroom you’ll notice that there’s no door to
    our bathroom but we’ve made this little improvised door so if we need to use a
    toilet or we have guests on board and they want some privacy then we can just
    close this and now at least you have some privacy but I mean like that’s just
    the sheet so you kind of got to get used to to hearing things you may not want to
    hear that brings us to everyone’s favorite part of the boat it’s the very
    basic head in a lot of boats it’s got a manual pump here and the opposite side of the bathroom
    while you’re sitting doing your business you can sort through the clothes over there and that brings us to the v-berth it’s pretty roomy like it’s more than six feet feet
    long is I can lay here no problem your feet kind of touch at the bottom like
    any of v -berth on a boat so whoever you’re sleeping next to you’re gonna
    have to get comfortable with them so we have a table on the boat but it stores
    over here because if we have it out it’s almost always in the way and it’s just
    the reality of the small boat is you can’t have everything
    but I’m glad it stores away nicely so you know it’s not in the way when it’s
    not being used that’s nice under here I’m not gonna take the sheet off because
    it’ll be too much work but there is a big storage space and under my feet
    there’s a 20 gallon water tank that’s standard on this model boat up there is
    the anchor Locker the other nice thing about sleeping in the v-berth is the
    hatch is right above you so I’m definitely not gonna pull everything out
    up here so you’ll have to take my word for it we have a lot of storage back
    there and back behind there and then underneath this whole area that this
    whole panel comes out actually if you didn’t want to use the space like we’re
    using it that gives you kind of easier access to this area here but we’re just
    using this as storage so we have an extra sail down here an extra Genoa some
    tools we have a kite for kite boarding I got my tools camera bag so it has a beta
    Marine 14 horsepower engine then so access to the engine has two latches comes out just like that this panel
    comes up and now the engine and all glory can be seen right now I’m
    just trying to clean off all the rust the front sides actually okay there’s a
    couple of spots I need to be painting but the backside is a different story
    one of the sea-cocks on the boat one of the five sea cocks is right here this one
    hose clamp here fails then the boat sinks. yeah that’s the engine now we’re gonna go outside and take a
    look on this side I’m not gonna open this one because it’s a mess. in this we have
    the fuel tank and we have a 20 gallon water tank below that tools all that
    kind stuff on this side this side we have our life raft now this is the only
    place I could really find to store it on the boat where we could access it in an
    emergency we store our fins and stuff back there and then if you look inside
    here two more batteries and that’s our main house bank actually so we have gas
    back here we have rope bags we have dive gear. We have sails back there, spinnaker
    more rope two more anchors so this is our main like storage space for for
    boat items on the back of the boat the transom we have what steers the boat
    most of the time and that is our wind vane this is a Navik windvane that’s
    pretty, used to be pretty common on small boats so I have a pretty positive
    impression of it like any wind vane it can be a little bit difficult to learn
    to properly tune of course we have a swim ladder that’s we can deploy
    and that’s our America right there so in terms of power generation we have 250
    watts of solar power we have one 50 watt panel on the spray hood, our dodger and we have another 50 watt panel so, 50 watts, 50 watts of solar there and then 150W on the solar arch so there’s something I forgot to show you guys on the boat to
    show you now really important thing actually I can’t believe I didn’t show
    you earlier but uh yeah on the boat it’s this is one of the most important pieces of equipment on the boat it’s the third autopilot. you know I got the two autopilots in and another one over there and you got to have a third back-up autopilot
    and look now there’s actually fruit and vegetables in our fruit and
    vegetable basket as opposed to earlier ’cause my autopilot went shopping alright
    guys I hope you enjoyed that and yeah I’ll see you around

    ⛵️Refitting an abandoned sailboat is a lot of work!! 👫💪🏼#098
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    ⛵️Refitting an abandoned sailboat is a lot of work!! 👫💪🏼#098

    September 17, 2019


    The boat is still a mess. Yeah. Remember when we
    took all the ceiling panels off so we could fix the deck, so we could weld some little plates just to fix the rust problems on the deck? That was the easy part. Yeah, now somehow we need to figure out how to put all the panels and the EPS back in place and that’s a huge puzzle. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And for the past year we have been building our own tiny shipping container house. Made possible by our Patrons (Thank you!!) So can travel around knowing that we will
    always have this little place that we can call home. But guess what? We’ve just found our dream project before we expected: this abandoned sailboat. So, we are gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life, and then we’re gonna go back to finish the house. New video every Monday!! The idea is to organize the boat so we can work inside, because… Can you show it? Yeah. We have a lot of pieces around. It’s just pieces everywhere. So, basically this is gonna be a temporary
    fix. Let’s call it like this. Because in the future we want to take some of the panels off and fix some of the wood. But for now we need to organize
    it otherwise it is hard to move forward because we cannot move inside of the
    boat. So, let’s get started. So, this is gonna be like this right now. We’re gonna leave this without the finishings. That supposed to be here. Because we are gonna need to build some woods for here, like this one, and we are gonna do this
    in our town. So the first part is done. So, let’s go to the next one. What is this? Polyurethane. Expandable foam. Just a foam in spray. Because here we took off the EPS and is really hard to put it back in place. So, I think the best way is just use spray foam. Let’s see if it works. If we can manage to get inside there. Check this out. 15 minutes later… I guess the foam expanded a little bit too much. Let’s check these ones. Pretty good. Perfect. What are you doing? Check ou this puzzle. It’s pretty good. Let’s see. Working. Good. You are getting pro at this. Yeah, we just have to put that panel and then we can finally install the big
    piece, that’s always a big trouble back there, because it’s so big on the way. It’s always on the way. It’s hot today. And I’m sick. I caught a cold and he caught my cold. Unfortunately. It’s always like that: she gets first I get it second. It’s her fault. No, it’s not her fault. It’s about time to clean this mess. What is going on there? Ask Duca. Ask Duca. Do you recognise this guy? (our friend/patron João) He is still alive. I came back from the shadows. Yeah, I can to help for a weekend again. It’s a lot of… a lot to do, too much work, and the guys were not handing this. So, they just asked for a specialized help. That’s right. I caught a cold and… Is I caught? Yeah, I caught a cold, yeah. I caught a cold and
    I’m without voice today. And now I have a cold. By the way, we were not gonna this right now, the plan was to do these in the future, but if we install the hatches and we decide to change the frames later it’s gonna be a lot harder. So, we gave up and we’re gonna take all the wooden frames off before installing the hatches. Because then we don’t want to
    take the hatches off again. Yeah, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. It’s good to have someone to help
    because I can rest a little bit. All right, yeah. Just relax, relax. This is your relaxing weekend. So, people were asking if you were alive after drinking that booze. Yes. It was hard times afterwards, but I did survive. And I’m here after… 2 months of treatment. Yes, after 2 months of treatment and a bit of… a bit of dizzy, still dizzy, still… resting a little bit my body and then… This weekend and back to work. Back on the game. No, just joking, guys. It was really good the drinks. The drinks were perfect. And after 22 years just resting here the drinks are really good and they taste better than just stay there and drink what you would
    buy in the supermarket. Do you want to open that little thing? There are more drinks inside now? Wow! They are all there. Still there. That’s how we pay for labor, we pay with booze. This is the situation of the wood. That’s why we want to take it off. This hatch got a lot of water with time. Because 22 years the seal was not good. And as we’re gonna change the other ones that are actually worse, we want to change this one also, so they all look the same. This is not in the worse shape. But still, it can be better. Yeah. Actually, now that we are taking this off
    we can actually paint inside because if we try to do that once the hatch is installed it’s gonna be a really really tricky job. It’s gonna make easier like this. Hopefully. Intershild 300 1x catalyst + 2,5x paint So, where are we? In our hometown. Yeah, that right. This is the marina where the boat is gonna come after the refit. And we are gonna live here. By the way, just sorry for the noise because today is 7 of September. Independence Day. Yeah, Independence Day and all the police and the firefighters and everyone… it’s like a parade next to here. So, it’s really loud. But we want to show you the marina where we’re gonna live. That’s the marina. And the reason why we’re here is because we have a wedding tomorrow. A friend of mine from university is gonna get married tomorrow so we came all the way down to go to his
    wedding and as it was raining a lot this week we could not paint the boat. So we
    decided to take the weekend off. And to visit our family. But now we need to thank our patrons for the week. Welcome on board, Mike, Roger, Mike again, Tim, Dave, Nick, Gilles, and also some donations through our PayPal. Albert. Alberto, he is Brazilian. Oh, it’s Brazilian, Alberto. Sorry, Alberto. Desculpa (sorry in Portuguese), Alberto. Foi mal (my bad in Portuguese). Bart and Ginger. Guys, thanks so much. We really really
    appreciate the support. And we want to welcome you guys. Welcome on board. So, we see you guys next week. Hello, Duca and people from Odd Life Crafting. (Gabriel – Argentina) I’m here because of… the challenge of your friend’s name, as follow. Try not to laugh too much, please. João. Did I say it right? João. (Thom – USA) (Antonio – Spain) Hi, friends. This is Antonio from Spain. I think for Spanish it’s a bit easier to say João. This is how I would say it. Thank you for all your videos and keep showing us what are you doing with this ship. Great, great. Thank you. Bye bye. Thanks so much for the effort, guys!! You did awesome. Join the crew

    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!