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    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?

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

    September 11, 2019


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

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

    September 11, 2019


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

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

    September 10, 2019


    try to do some work here this birds
    getting in the way doesn’t speak English as it’s so quiet at the moment and the
    weather’s really quite nice well not nice but it’s not cold I thought I have
    a night out on the broad because it’s just so it’s just so peaceful and quiet
    it’s wonderful I mean there’s not really much to look at especially this term
    here because it’s all of it barren let’s eat alcohol 4G on my phone
    batteries are charged up boats washed got food got wood well winter boating at
    its best bit late getting up this morning it was such a beautiful night
    last night and so relaxing peaceful though I just so snug I can get up but
    even though I’ve got up late look how beautiful this is around here now just
    so misty beautiful in a winter way if you wonder why we’re out on a boat in
    the middle of the winter it’s because of David like this this is fantastic this
    is beautiful and there are high boat in sight we have a queue for the showers this
    morning being on a boat in the winter people think you’re mad trust me
    being mad got nothing to do with it it’s awesome what do you need is heating and
    days like this beautiful beautiful you just don’t get winters now you used to
    when I was a boy I remember it’s just crap look it’s you can still get cold
    you can still free it’s April can be a bit cold but the point I’m trying to
    make is if you’re on a boat especially if you’re in a marina and you have
    heating and electric perhaps it’s just like being anywhere else it’s wonderful
    it’s only what do you have to move around well it’s only a few days now
    until you start doing the rigging on the boat which I’m quite excited about to be
    quite honest the only thing that frustrates me is I can’t
    swage the copper Ferrell’s myself I’m very hands-on I like to do everything
    myself you know for a couple of reasons one it’s obviously cheaper and two you
    get the satisfaction of doing it self so I got to pay somebody to
    swage the ferals but apart from that most of its gonna be done by me the
    whole furlings gonna be rewired new shrouds and got a rig up all the
    lighting again make sure that’s checked over I’ll have to check the no I have to
    change the steaming light and have lights to our lights and all that but
    that can wait till 8:00 let’s just get it up and at least we’ll be able to
    finish off painting the top of the boat because you can’t do jack when the mast
    down but it’d give me a bit of a nuisance with the bridges obviously so
    I’m not going to be putting the mouse up and down
    down up and down every day it’s just crazy so I’m gonna go down towards
    what’s known as part of broad area that’s where Nelson how she learnt to
    sell case any of you wondering about that and I’ll kill the next ten weeks or
    so down there because the boat can come out then and the mass is up so so it’s
    all very exciting at the moment and things are starting to come together now
    and I’m just really chapped about well good morning good afternoon or good
    evening wherever you may be we’re about to go get all these replaced
    there’s two shrouds and one stay in there and I have no idea how much it’s
    gonna cost that’s the ferals I was talking about the swaging I’ve no no
    idea how much this is gonna cost it’s probably gonna be it was surprised about
    50 quid actually it’s gotta be done and I’m looking for to doing it so this I
    got and go back up again and the boat can start looking like saleable really
    whether it’s going to shit as usual I honestly don’t know where the English
    get their reserve from because I’m days like this so it’s bollocks basically but
    it won’t last and we just got to do what we can do on a day like this it’s get me
    indoors today and I can’t even get in the trunk Kevin there’s so much wood in
    there something like about 60 70 feet in that’d be just fine right was very
    strange this week we’ve gone from floods to water is literally dropping much
    though I see still water is just this is gone all that over there that was all flooded
    only a few days ago the clearance under the bridge is unheard of
    that’s almost like somebody’s pulled the plug out it’s a frosty January morning it’s a frosty icy January morning and it’s a toasty I see beautiful cold
    January morning today we’re going to be going down that way Colter shawl which
    is probably the last time I could be going down that way probably go pick the
    rigging up well some of the rigging I say it’s the last time because once we
    get the rigging down we’re gonna be going through that bridge there wherever
    it is sorry four hours down the river your masters gonna be going yeah we’re
    gonna be spending the next few weeks till the end of the season down there
    and then we’re gonna be bringing the boat out and well I can’t see all the
    Broads forever so this may be the last time I got do this trip and it’s
    beautiful River beautiful stretch of river spey an hour and I’m going to
    share some clips with you about that so I’m trying to fall over here it’s all
    I see and it’s such a beautiful day so that’s gonna be really cool that’s the
    plan for today so I want to go up there in a few hours time and see about
    picking up his rigging well good morning folks from Coulter
    shelf and the Norfolk Broads in Norfolk England I have no idea what cultural
    means I will look into it I like to find out what these or these words mean this
    place here isn’t really Norfolk to me it kind of reminds me a bit like
    London and also Sussex and I say that because you’ve got this great big common
    which anybody familiar with London will know are very very common common and
    also this huge house is up here it’s absolutely prosperous it’s very affluent
    normally in the summertime this place is heaving as two pubs here right next to
    each other but you’ll never see on the broad side shows how busy it gets the
    last year I was checking chap in there and you said you had layoffs 18 staff so
    I go someone extremes the other like a seasonal face I’ve never quite
    understood that because life doesn’t stop in the winter so why should all the
    tourism and all that this common here unfortunately is very very mud buggy
    buggy buggy buggy buggy baby buggy and it’s flooded which is a bummer apart
    from that I love this place now last night it was exceptionally cold it
    really was temperatures plummeted and I’m really feeling it today you looked
    at the key heading here you can see the white it’s not paint that’s ice
    so it is really really nippy I’m up here wait for my rigging to get delivered it
    should have got delivered yesterday but at the courier delivered it to the wrong
    address like you do if you’re an idiot so hopefully that’s gonna come today I
    used to be in the logistics industry myself so I know when it comes to
    courious you need to get good weather you get babb on there’s no ifs most
    common ground it’s at all what’s it gonna do a boating you
    might ask everything because I’m waiting for my boat a bit so it’s just trying to
    catch a comment so still a bit early in the morning
    won’t the email to come and once that comes I can take a nice little wander up
    here cuz there’s nice little village up there and this is the end of the
    navigation as well there’s a lock around the corner I haven’t been there but I’m
    gonna have to see if I can find it later on today so it’s over now for the time
    being from coal to shore and hopefully later on today I’ll have my rigging you
    know I woke it up this morning what I can smell is this beautiful smell well
    good morning folks it is a absolutely freezing Sunday morning on the Norfolk
    Broads I am still in coal to show I’m having to wait a few more days so my
    rigging which is a bit of a bomb oh but that’s just where it goes and I
    absolutely freezing but loving every moment of it
    so as I’m gonna have to stay here for a few more days and I’m trying to get a
    video up every week I might as well put up what I’ve got now I was gonna do the
    rigging and the masts going up but I can do that next week now that’s fine so I’m
    gonna upload a video today but I just wanted to say a big thank you to the new
    patrons on patreon we’ve got a John another journal we’ve got a tux tiger
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    in the credits so I’m gonna leave you today now from a very coal
    old but scenic Coulter shawl on the Norfolk Broads and I’ve had a really
    great week really enjoyed it but it is a little bit too cold for me at the moment
    but luckily I’ve got my burn and I’ve got plenty of wood so I’m just gonna do
    some jobs on the boat today which involves epoxy so it’s gonna smell like
    crap basically so anyway I better get cracking on that and I better upload
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    Norfolk Broads: Trees, Leaks & Epoxy – Boat Vlog Ep 75

    September 9, 2019


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

    Living off the hook on a 26ft sailboat – Ep64 – The Sailing Frenchman
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    Living off the hook on a 26ft sailboat – Ep64 – The Sailing Frenchman

    August 29, 2019


    We have just woke up here in this
    pretty smooth anchorage, Really cool spot Yesterday Sophie left from Marie Galante,
    returning to Guadeloupe so it’s Romain and I again and we’re going to Antigua it’s about 20 hours passage to Antigua so we will be leaving a bit later in the morning
    so we arrive tomorow morning and we have all day in case there is any problem with
    the wind We gonna have some breakfast and go and this anchorage is just perfect not moving too much,
    bit of breeze to cool down inside the boat So I had my run this morning and a
    bit of swimming, had breakfast and now the plan is to go on the beach to get
    some coconuts and then we’ll be able to go to Antigua Coconuts are the best food
    for sailing, that’s the plan I found my machete back, so let’s go for some coconuts hunting Is it filming there? Coconut hunting time?
    Yep! okay so we got two coconuts we preparing
    them so we just have to open them so we can get the water and then we’d probably
    do some curry or something with the meat which is really tasty That’s it, about to leave for Antigua Anchorage nothing nothing nothing
    nothing nothing nothing boom my boat and nothing everywhere just
    a jungle animal they’re fighting with coconuts So as always before a
    passage we’re gonna cook something so today I guess we’ll do some curry with
    the coconut we found earlier potatoes and some rice, carrots…etc food for
    the passage, that’s the plan and we are off from this really nice anchorage,
    we’re going to Antigua it’s gonna be a nice sail Romain is super ready, we’ve been working a bit this
    morning on Man Overboard drills and we’re gonna practice now so if I fall in
    the water, he can come back and pick me up Full sails to Antigua, this is Marie Galante, bye-bye so far it’s a nice sail since we’re sheltered by MG, we have a nice 9/10kts breeze and no swell at all It’s pretty pleasant, but as soon as we
    pass the norther tip of Marie Galante it’s not going to be the same music,
    but anyway, that’s what we came for isn’t it? He’s gonna love it okay I’m here trying to cook food and I
    have karaoke outside and I have quite a lot of swell so look at this,
    this is the gas trying to cook the food look at much it’s moving this is awesome I cooked the
    meat of the coconuts with like curry green curry and stuff, and it’s awesome
    feels like eating chicken pad thai or whatever but it’s coconut,
    awesome, really happy about that one yumyy so we spent a good part of the night
    heaving to – like from 3am to 5am in the morning because we’re a bit too early
    I’m going to arrive by day here we just hove to and slept a bit and now we arriving in Antigua, there is English Harbour but we probably going to go on the other side because without engine that entry is a bit tricky

    How many crew can you fit on a 26ft sailboat? – Ep39 – The Sailing Frenchman
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    How many crew can you fit on a 26ft sailboat? – Ep39 – The Sailing Frenchman

    August 24, 2019


    Wha’ts up guys? Ok, so we arrived in the Marina, and the good thing about having an 8m boat is that they can haul it out straight away We arrived at 12 and they gonna take her out of the water at 3pm And I’m going to use the extra hands I have with me to do a new antifooling paint Happy about that Henry? Yeah, I love painting So you’re ready to take the boat out of the water? Yeah, that’s a cool adventure to live! At least one of us is working 🙂 Yesterday we started sanding the bottom I did some epoxy work here and there Just some minor work, there was some micro cracks, but they don’t cause any problem Because I am not getting leaks inside the boat but I’m doing small reinforcements and then go for a layer of epoxy undercoat and then go for the antifooling paint We need to do the first layer around midday, to do a second one before night and the third one tomorrow morning,
    and we wil be good to go Let’s go for the marking of the waterline Previously the waterline was there, but it was too low, now we are raising it a bit everywhere and we have a new crew!
    Introduce yourself my friend Hi, my name is Xavier, I have lost all my belongings Remember last episode where the boat of my friends came missing for a while? Well one of them was Xavier, and since he had only one shirt, one short and his mobile phone when the boat came missing he settled on board, we gave him clothes and we fed him And it as great to have him cruising with us, since he is a fine sailor and a great travel companion Where are you from Xavier?
    I’m from Marocco In the first place I used big pots of paint, but then I had to get a few more small pots, and of course the shop didn’t had the same color anymore… So now I end having 2 different paint colour on the bottom of the boat as well… So now I have some green, and the grey on the rest of the boat… I like it Enjoy Alright, after 3 days on the dry, the boat goes back in the water Each time we stop somewhere, we get one more crewmember on board, and this time it’s Constanza With that clean new antifooling, we couldn’t wait to go an test it on the water So the next day, we rounded up the new friends we had made here in Guadeloupe And went for a short sail to stay on an island over the weekend Henry is being at his maximum there Hello everyone, so after a rough passage during which… …I’ve been napping We arrived innnnnn… Gosier Island we still have ou windsurfing instructor onboard After a few tacks and an hour and half later, we left the marina that we were getting fed up about We gonna spend the weekend chilling here Our friends are joining us, among them is Francois, who is bringing some fish and we gonna go grill it on the beach tonight See you soon We had a bit of a snooze, and now let’s go cook dinner on the beach Barbecue session go! There is a part of the team Henry, interview for the french TV It’s gonna be great, we gonna have some fsh and some lobster we caught All this in aluminum foil on a fire First steps on Le Gosier island You think we’ll find a nice spot there? Francisco, what do you think about the lobster? It’s just about to be ready, I think it’s gonna be delicious So captain, what do we have for dinner? I think we are doing good, we have some zuchinni and onions frying there with some olive oil and garlic And there I’m burning myself And after we gonna grill the Mahi-Mahi that Francois went fishing on the fish market of Pointe a Pitre I heard it’s a great fishing spot there Surprisingly when you fish there, the fish comes directly into the form of filets… Having a dinghy that works well is amazing! What are we doing?
    Going fishing! We have all the spearfishing equipment here, and since for once I have a fast dinghy, we gonna go on the other side of the island It’s not with my kayak I would do that Ready for some lobster? We came back from fishing empty handed…. So now we gonna try to fish some coconuts They tend to move more slow and at least we can see them And I think we just found a nice spot here next to the lighthouse Hey Hugo, can you grab me one please? Hope you liked this episode!
    Stay tuned for the next one Where we make friends with another sailboat, to explore together the Caribbean

    SOAP CARVING | Sailboat | EASY | Free Template | How to make | Satisfying |
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    SOAP CARVING | Sailboat | EASY | Free Template | How to make | Satisfying |

    August 23, 2019


    SOAP CARVING SAILBOAT In this video, I will show you how to carve a sailboat out of soap. It’s easy to carve ! You’ll beed a bar soap to make a sailboat. What You Will Need: Soap ,Carving knife, Paring knife, Sculpting tool(or small spoon ,spatula etc) toothpicks Free Sailboat template. Click the link in the description box STEP 1:Carve the boat Cut out the templates. soap About 3cm thickness Cut your soap in two layers. Move your paring knife little by little. Boat template Smooth the top and bottom of your soap with the carving knife. About 1.5cm(5/8″) thickness Trace the boat shape. Cut out the boat shape with the carving knife
    and paring knife. Trim the bottom of the soap to create
    the bottom of the boat. Cut off the tip of the boat. Then, carve two lines in the tip. Carve a horizontal line in the side,then
    cut three horizontal lines. Repeat these steps on the back and opposite side. Cut a square in the top of the boat. Then,remove the soap inside the square with the carving knife and the sculpting tool. Your boat is done. STEP 2: Carve the Sails Use the other piece of soap. Smooth the top and bottom of the soap. About 1.2cm(1/2″) thickness Cut the shape of sails out of the soap Draw a line in the middle of the side. Thin the top of the soap. Other side Side edge of the soap. Don’t thin
    the blue part. Thin the opposite edge. Bottom Carve the mast. Cut the soap between the sail and the mast. Carve the mast in the other side of the soap. Optional: Lightly cut some straight lines in the sail. Make a small hole in the bottom of the soap. Cut a toothpick into 2 cm(7/8″) piece. Make a small hole in the top of the boat. Place the piece of the toothpick in the boat. Attach the sails. Done! Using the rest of soap, I made swim rings. You can make this wave pattern soap too. Click the link in the description box. Please check out my You tube community posts or social medias. Link in the description box. Thank you for watching! Please subscribe here! This book is available at Amazon!

    They Broke onto our Sailboat in Montenegro
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    They Broke onto our Sailboat in Montenegro

    August 21, 2019


    Something hanging off the mast too. They undid some lines there. We got back to the boat and somebody have been of the boat and they broke some stuff. After a week in Albania we set sail and
    head north west to Montenegro. We begin to sail with a gentle breeze with the
    wind around ten knots. As we moved along the wind began to weaken. We had two
    options. turn on the engine and motor the rest of
    the way or bring out the spinnaker sail. This is our spinnaker and I’m pretty sure from what I understand it’s like there’s this long
    bag which looks like what we’ve got here and then you raise that and then you pull the bag down and the spinnaker comes out. Like the ring slides up. Oh and this goes up. Okay so that means that this is your tack and this is your clew. What is this pulley for though?
    I’ve never sailed with this spinnaker before I have no idea to put a spinnaker up. We put away the headsail. This is my guess
    of how to do this. We’re gonna raise it up with the halyard then I’ll
    attach the tack to the forward cleat and then we’ll attach this sheet to the clew
    and run that back to a winch, maybe toss it through a block. See if that works. All right, Tara go ahead and pull up the slack. All right, hold that. That doesn’t look right. We might have a twisted spinnaker. All right, off she goes. Let it go, right? Oh, there she goes! Not bad for winging it! I don’t really
    know how you trim a spinnaker so I’m experimenting right now. Front, the front
    of it looks like it luffing so now if we can trim it in, it should stop luffing.
    As soon as that stops luffing that should mean that we’re trim. Keep trimming. I
    also have no idea how long this line is supposed to be attached to the tack.
    All right, let’s go with that for right now. One of the reasons I love
    sailing is that even though this is not perfect rigging and the sail could be
    made more efficient by a salty sailor our shoddy first attempt worked. We gained
    a few knots and made it to our anchor. We played a game of Monopoly and watched
    the storm roll pass us to the north. We headed into town to find a coffee
    shop that would serve as office for the day. And on our return to Arianrhod… Probably was that group of guys. Those guys, yeah. And look at the mast, like that thing hanging off the mast too. They undid some lines there. We got back to the boat and
    somebody had been on the boat and they broke some stuff. They broke our throwable here.
    It’s broken in two spots. That’s really unfortunate because this thing is
    actually really important. Somebody goes overboard you throw it and it shoots out
    of the water like five six feet there’s a flag on the top so that the person in
    the water the man overboard can pull that, release the flag, and then you can
    locate them so that’s broken that’s unfortunate. That snapped and hit Tara in
    the face. They went through the cockpit took out the drill, they didn’t take the
    drill. Left a pair of pants. They left some rolling papers.
    They took, we had two hanging bags that we kept our clothes pins in, all this
    kind of stuff, didn’t steal anything except for those two bags. It’s just
    really infuriating to know that there’s somebody on the boat without permission,
    but we’re gonna go ahead and just leave. We could contact the police, but it seems
    like more trouble than it’s worth. Pretty sure I know who it was. As we were
    leaving there was these like four goons on this like inflatable with a, I don’t
    know like a paddle like a paddleboard boat like a paddle boat with a slide on
    it. These four guys probably in their mid 20’s they just looked like they’re up
    to no good. As we were leaving I actually commented to Tara I was like,
    “that’s kind of weird that there’s just four like mid 20’s guys on like a paddle
    boat out here in the bay.” Once we left and went into town I’m sure that they
    probably came on board and hooliganized it. It’s just so frustrating. There’s
    hooligans everywhere. We made way north. We came across a
    raging fire scorching this hillside and from the relative safety of the water we
    admired the power. And faster than you could say, “hold your
    nose!” we were in Bar, Montenegro. Wind is blowing us onto the dock so in order for
    us to get off the dock we’re going to undo the bow line because it’s gonna be
    pretty much slack we’ll take the stern line run it up towards the midship so
    it’s kind of like a spring line we’ll use this big fender as a roaming
    fender. We’ll bear down go backwards on the stern spring line and then use this
    as a pivot point to pivot out our bow and then we’ll turn around. I learned all that
    from Sailing La Vagabonde put out a video about it. We were in this marina for
    two nights because we had to do some paperwork for, because we just crossed
    the border from Albania into Montenegro basically. Okay. Let’s get this bow line off, it’s slack. Ready, Jackson? Ready, we’re off. Still fending. Good? Yeah. All right. All right, we made it! We topped off on fuel and promptly motored out
    of the bay with sights on the historic Kotor, Montenegro. Subscribe and turn on the notification
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