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    Aquarius Boat tour – AMEL Super Maramu 2000 / Sailing Aquarius #21
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    Aquarius Boat tour – AMEL Super Maramu 2000 / Sailing Aquarius #21

    January 19, 2020


    Hello! I’m captain Ken and I’ll be your
    tour guide today Aquarius is an AMEL Super Maramu 2000 She is 53 foot long with a 15 foot beam Her main mast stands 60 feet and she draws about 6.5 feet She’s a ketch rig sailing vessel built in La Rochelle, France in 1999 About 490 Super Maramu’s were built between 1989 and 2005 And the hulls remain virtually identical
    throughout the production Aquarius is hull number 262. The millennium edition or Super Maramu 2000 was first built in 1998 Though there were some minor upgrades and features all Super Maramu’s most look almost identical In 2000 the Super Maramu 2000 was voted best boat of the Year by Cruising World AMEL has produced some of the finest sailing vessels and each year a high number of
    AMEL’s complete a circumnavigation In 1999 Aquarius then “Aquarius 4” completed her first circumnavigation with the original owners Jemp and Lony Their journey is well documented in a book written by Jean Pierre Frederick (Jemp) The book has detailed history about all destinations and hundreds of fabulous photos So if you speak German you should pick up a copy One of the coolest things about owning an Amel Super Maramu is you’re part of the community Some people call it the AMEL cult and maybe it is to a degree That said, if you have a problem
    with an AMEL you have a fairly large community to back you up in your time of need So come on aboard Zivile and I would
    like to show you around and show you some of the unique features aboard
    Aquarius You are on your own now! Let’s first take a look at the cockpit or the terrace as Jemp used to call it It’s time to get ready for lunch So I will set up a table and cushions The terrace is where we have most meals aboard Aquarius Our new cushions, bimini top and all of our covers aboard Aquarius were made by Shawn in Trinidad Shawn is the owner of Superb Sails and Canvas Works He’s located in the Power Boats facility in Trinidad, where we were hauled out Superb Sails and Canvas Works did an amazing job on our cushions, bimini top and all the covers aboard Aquarius We’ve also met a few other AMEL owners that’s had work done by Shawn and they were also very
    impressed with Shawn’s work So if you get to Trinidad and you have any canvas requirements – Shaun is your guy your Zivile said I went overboard but I love my
    padded winch covers So here we have our forward looking
    sonar And what it shows is what’s in front of us to about 45 feet and the depth And you can see that the depth is about 3.3 meters and fairly steady all the way out Next I would like to show you the bow thruster which is one of the really cool features on the Amel Super Maramu Without a bow thruster I wouldn’t be able to park in a marina But with a bow thruster I can make parking look easy Here we are just leaving Trinidad we at Cruise In And you can see that the boat turns on a dime. This cannot be done without a bow
    thruster To operate the bow thruster turn the bow thruster ON To drop the bow thruster you drop the bow thruster with this switch Make sure it’s unlocked and ON in the forward cabin before dropping it This is the bow thruster on the AMEL Super Maramu So I’m gonna unlock the bow thruster turn the bow thruster ON Bow thruster is now ready to operate You can test it by using the joystick Bring it up by pushing out the UP button
    till the red light comes on. Turn it off and then off Let’s take a close look at what moves Aquarius when there’s no wind or in tight places At our cockpit we have the engine start So if you want to start the engine just start the engine
    up just like any other motor rev up in neutral by pulling and if you want to go forward you just push it forward In the engine room the first thing you see is a TMD 22 Volvo Penta engine The hearth transmission which is hooked to her and then the top of the C drive The auto prop re-positions the blades for forward; reverse and when sailing their lowest drag With no wind and calm seas Aquarius will move forward at about 6.5 knots at 1,800 rpms and while doing this burned 3.6 liters per hour of diesel Sailing around the world you think more
    about longevity and less about speed A skeg hung rudder is less maneuverable
    and a bit slower than blades but I haven’t heard of any AMEL’s loosing a rudder Just ask SV Delos about the strength of AMEL rudder We have a Furuno chart plotter; 2 completely separate auto pilots We’ve got all of our wind instruments and our chain counter and we have a little garden here going Zivile is trying to garden The cockpit control panel houses the anchor wash switch; the windlass
    control switch also the main and Genoa control switches Will talk about sail control later now let’s look at the ground tackle aboard Aquarius We have 70 meters of stainless steel chain connected to a roll bar anchor weighing 30 kilograms Aquarius was fitted with a 1200 watt tigress windlass which can be operated from the bow or can also be operated from the cockpit I thought you might like to see what it looks like as the anchor is lifted from the bottom and brought back aboard Aquarius The anchor chain is housed in a
    watertight compartment in the bow you have access through the forward cabin Our secondary anchor is located in the
    port bow locker It’s identical to the first anchor except it’s 28 kilograms
    there’s also engraved with Aquarius Our third anchor is a 9 kilogram Fortress So now let’s take a look at the salon the salon is the main living quarters downstairs from the cockpit and again you’re gonna see a lot of the work that Shawn did on the cushions He did an amazing job and again if you’re in
    Trinidad look him up because he’ll do the same for you The guy is meticulous That is a washing machine this is actually a small
    one, but it can you can load a lot It has 4 kilos we got it when we bought the
    boat in January in Martinique and it works well All Super Maramu’s hold 1000 litres of water and you can check your water level using a mechanical float in the salon I love the way the door closes on Aquarius and what amazes me is that more boat manufacturers don’t steal some of those great innovations that Amell
    thought up Next up the 24 volt panel: 3 switches for the interior lights; The next 3: instruments and winches the batteries are very important on an AMEL and the battery monitor is something you look at every single day to see the battery level and whether it’s charging or
    discharging right now we’re looking good These are for the 2 refrigerators one is
    empty top left is the anchor light and to deck lights the knob is to illuminate the cockpit compass and the next 3 buttons are for the navigation lights this is the remote switch for the gas bottles next is the bilge pump there’s
    also a float switch in the bilge that’ll turn it on as well and last the fresh water pump that’s always on Next up to 220 panel so there’s the battery charger; the hot water heater the dishwasher; 3 air conditioning
    systems; the washing machine the compressor which is not hooked up and what else we got here? oh we got the plugs so you can plug things in. We’ve got the microwave oven We also have a 1600 watt inverter which makes 220 volt
    AC from our 24 volt house batteries We have a Dessalator water maker it makes about 50 liters per hour The water maker runs up 24 volts it burns about 14 amps while making water During a nice sunny day we can make water without even pulling from the batteries but during the night it’s best to start the generator so let’s start the generator. So let’s start the generator and we will show you how to start up the water making Generator started, looks great let’s start up the compressor You need to wait a few minutes at low pressure before you start to pressurize your membranes We will pressurize it for a few minutes. so after you pressurize
    the membranes takes about three or four minutes then the indicator light will
    show you have good clean water and then you turn the valve so that all the water
    goes into your holding tank Aquarius is making water and yes we – have a working
    dishwasher Here’s our chart table we’ve got a SSB with a proctor modem; our radar system; all of our wind instruments radio; the VHF Then we’ve got our GPS and a computer with all the charts for the world clocks; barometer; another clock so now we’ll look at the operation of our Furuno radar Take a look and see if we can what we see now we’re on 0.25 nautical miles and what we’re seeing here is we’re seeing the boat next door
    and we’re seeing 2 cats (catamarans) and then all the other boats and then the shore along here let’s show you what that looks like on the outside Moving aft from the chart table we enter the companion way Companion way: extra bedroom it’s not very isolated It’s a walk thru, but it makes sleeping still good. and actually this is a good place to sleep, because when the boat rocks this is the least one where you can feel the rocking Under the bed in the companion way you find the house batteries One of the cool features when you sleeping in this bed you can look up through the window
    and see the helm You also have to shut off valve for your diesel; your fuel gauge and your 24 volt shut down for your house batteries As we move aft from the companion way we enter the master suite OK master bedroom; our bathroom our bed; our desk and our closets. This is our closet so they are pretty big, we don’t even use them all it’s just as always
    half empty, but we have enough of everything I told to myself that I can have as many sunglasses as I want; and as many swimsuits as I want That’s my hidden stash 7. That’s it! I think I need a few pair of sunglasses Next up the forward suite This bed we can get much wider I think as wide as this there is a
    little table, we never use it so anyways and here also we have a very
    important thing for this boat is a bow thruster And it’s hiding here Let’s go up top now take a look on deck our first major modification was to add davits with 600 watts of solar we also put a wind generator on the mizzen mast our AB dinghy looks pretty good parked in it’s little parking spot along with a 9.8 Tahatsu motor the life raft is located on the rails near the stern on
    the port side. It’s easily deployed We walk around the back of the boat you see
    our swim ladder the dinghy motor crane 600 watts of solar on our davits a throw tool for a man overboard that’s that yellow horseshoe there and what we hope to never use is the life raft Oh, that’s the antenna for the Iridium GO we have a yoga mat and we even have a yoga master omm… And the last room that we’re going to
    take a look at is the engine room and that is under the terrace We’ve already looked at the engine but let’s look at the rest of the stuff in the engine compartment our bilge and our bilge pump is down in here and on an original Super Maramu there was only one seawater intake and that would be this one right
    here that one is currently supplying both: the engine and the Onan (generator) exhaust coolant it supplies both heads and it supplies the chain wash One more seawater intake added by Jemp and this one here supplies the
    air-conditioning with the seawater cooling We also have 2 Racor fuel filters We’ve got our water heater; we’ve got the
    7 kilowatt Onan GenSet the 100 amp 24 volt charger we have a 1600 watt
    24 volt to 220 AC converter We have our accumulate right over here. We have our
    chain wash pump right here This is our desalinator pump, high-pressure pump these 2 pumps here are for both toilets: front and aft we have the filters for the desalinator here our membranes for our desalinator This is a 24 volt pump, which supplies
    all the fresh water on the boat These 2 pumps here are saltwater pumps. One
    of them supplies the air conditioning and this pump here will supply the
    coolant for the exhaust on the Onan Because Jemp decided it was too difficult
    to change the impeller on the Onan now if that pump goes bad we just change it and I have extra onboard 600 liters stainless steel fuel tank OK now it’s time to put Aquarius in the water and see how she sails Ok now let’s do a little bit of
    downwind sailing right now we have our Genoa out on port it’s poled out we also have a pole for the ballooner We pulling up the balloon now it’s going to
    lock in up top Now I want to show you another cool feature of AMEL’s the ballooner locks to the top with this little mouse note that there’s two
    tracks right next to each other right there now the mouse goes up the track
    and then it locks at the top with that little indent once it’s locked to the top and pull the halyard out so that you don’t have an extra halyard at the top of your mast so remember there were two tracks right next to each other one is for the ballooner and the other is for the other mouse but this mouse is a little
    different: this mouse doesn’t have the little indent this mouse goes up the track to free the other mouse bringing down the ballooner after we get the ballooner in place and lock it up, we drop the halyard Downwind sailing is fairly simple: you put your ballooner up and if the wind starts picking up you can actually furl your ballooner right over your Genoa So you can have as much or as little sail area out as you would like And you don’t need to leave the cockpit to furl your sails in, so everything is done inside the cockpit if you look close right now you can actually see that we’re letting out more sail Here is an AMEL flying a mizzen ballooner, which is similar to a Genoa on the mizzen. OK finally we let the cat out of the bag! Jemp had an asymmetrical spinnaker made for Aquarius. It’s the Luxembourg flag and we’ve got the chance to fly it when Jemp was there. He loved it! Now we got everything going! Yeah, we had some light air so I threw up all the sails to see what you could do Let’s look at how to operate the mizzen.
    That’s the outhaul, that’s the mizzen sheet and this is the furler And at the back you see the mizzen traveler Here I’m gonna show you how to take the mizzen
    out Pull it back in. Everything is done inside the cockpit, so you’re safe throughout the process Our sails are all made by Q sails and Q sails was the company I picked because Q sails only needed my hull number and they could make sales that fit perfectly Because I wanted just stock AMEL sails. I didn’t want anything special I’ve been so happy I picked Q sails to make our sails Now let’s talk about the main. The main sheet is on the mizzen mast, inside the cockpit You can tighten or loosen the main from the cockpit and it’s on electric winch Now let’s head out to the main mast. You can see the electric motor for the outhaul This is for the furler and here you can see the traveler sheet And you adjust the traveler from inside
    the cockpit. Yep, that is the main halyard right there Here’s the main outhaul. And here’s the main furler To take out the main first you have to be headed directly in to the wind. So with 2 buttons and inside the cockpit pull out the main So we’re taking out the main and Zivile looks very proud Now let’s look at the Genoa controls: the furler; the port winch and the starboard winch All right, you guys ready? Yep. All right,
    coming out O, oh! Stuck! OK, I’m gonna lock it in move over to my hand Just outside the cockpit you have the
    adjustment for the Genoa leads you can move them forward for downwind sailing or you move them back if you’re going up wind Aquarius has a very long track Long track longer track…. Hey where are you going? That’s it!

    Most FAMOUS Beach in Greece – Family boat life unplugged  (Ep. #14)
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    Most FAMOUS Beach in Greece – Family boat life unplugged (Ep. #14)

    January 19, 2020


    Yeah, we made it to an other paradise Hey Sailors, come with me and have a look. Look this beautiful color we are here in a very famous beach. Probably one of the most know beaches in Greece no worries, there are roads too to arrive there are cars, motorhomes but arriving by boat no other boats arround, look perfect for some foto shootings nord west of Kefalonia you can find the famous Myrtos Beach the beach has a reputation do be one of the best worldwide they promote this beach in several magazines to be one of the most spectacular ones, worldwide Myrtos got rated top for it’s cleanliness and it’s natural beauty it’s crystal clear water and it’s turquoise blue water it’s very impressive cliffs and it’s vegetation are the mark of this beautiful beach don’t be disappointed, you can arrive by car or motorhome too you can arrive by road from where you can also look the beauty of this beach that is prox. one kilometer long yes, here are turles you ll need to jump, if no one can give us a hand there will be people, otherwise you jump, Atl. I help you? ok, I’ll do it Captain I’ll do it, captain What we ll eat? Lot’s of salads… I don’t have cucumber, but it’s taste is good let’s see what we ll eat the tabule from here it’s kind of thick Lou, do you like it? Yes… I love the tabule. and salads… What? some naked couples there naked? yes… don’t look, cover your eyes what a place! here they did a part of pirates of the caribbean now we are the pirates fo the caribbean we arrived just stones, I help you? just stones, and I let him wow, just stones what a surprise all this stones never been on a beach with just stones you don’t get dirty, no sand… who makes the best stone cake? 3,4,5,6,7,8, 9!, Bravo! now 10, this will be the highest what did you learned? Never stop believing in yourself learn what skills you need to do it look dad, looks like a tree this place has something terapeutic. laying here on the stones stones, more gravel to feel the warm of them on your body, super relaxing. never been on a beach like this listen do music and relax you feel the waves on your feets you can move the toes over the gravel water is not so warm, 29 degrees, 30 degrees. ok, more like 29 degrees celsius I’m used to my mexican caribbean temperature. So everything below 33 degrees, feels cold but it’s ok it’s very very relaxing to be here on the gravel a complete natural spa treatment time to go, back to we will not we will move away for the night the anhorage in the bay was not very protected so we will finde a bay that offers more protection I can tell you. Sometimes when the boat is rolling a lot it’s very uncomfortable to sleep. very strong we are looking for a calm night, no?

    Sailing and… SKIING! Snow and sailboats do mix ep.4
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    Sailing and… SKIING! Snow and sailboats do mix ep.4

    January 19, 2020


    The last few days have been quite stormy so
    I needed a protected harbor And I’ve been staying here in Store Kvalfjord This place is quite good, we didn’t have that
    much wind Even though the forecast was for a polar low
    with wind gusts up to 32 m/s That’s like 60 knots T he wind was however strong enough to
    rip off my pedestal cover, I just discovered that it has disappeared But let’s have a look outside and see what
    it’s like right now So there’s an actual stupid amount of snow Maybe 35-40 centimeters on the boat and 40
    cm on the pier It’s pretty heavy snow as well so I don’t
    know how much precipitation that was but it was a lot And here’s a good tip Always leave your shovel and broom somewhere
    where you can access them easily By now I’ve become an expert at shoveling,
    and the broom and this shovel are easily one of my most used items on board A plastic shovel is really nice, because it
    doesn’t scratch the deck If I plan to stay at the same place for a
    long time, then I sometimes leave the snow on the deck, because it acts as a great insulator But if I want to sail again soon then it’s
    better to shovel the snow off immediately The weather will usually get colder after
    the low pressure front passes Which means that the wet snow will freeze
    and really stick to the deck As you might have seen in the previous episode,
    I’ve learned that although the Gulf Stream keeps the northern Norwegian coast mostly
    ice free, some of the protected fjords still freeze That’s especially true for places like this,
    where a fresh water stream coming in Luckily I was able to find another place to anchor So I did get out of there just fine, but I didn’t really have any time to shoot any video because thigs got a little bit too hectic Anyway, in the next episode we’ll meet a friendly beluga whale But before I end this one I just wanted to say a few things and clarify a few things as well First of all, thank you all so much for watching these videos I’ve already got over 85 000 views on these videos And that’s quite a lot for me because I only joined Youtube couple months ago That’s huge for me, thank you all so much for watching And if you’re new to this channel then maybe you’d like to take a look at my other videos as well Then the second thing Some of my followers have been a little bit confused about the timeline of these events And I’m speaking to the camera right now it’s year 2020 But these videos you just saw were from the spring 2019 So they’re like 8 or 9 months old by now And that’s just because I have so much footage that I need to work through And I really want to start posting in real time Because I think it doesn’t make sense to post stuff that happened eight months ago But on the other hand I just have so much good footage from northern Norway And also from Svalbard, we sailed to Svalbard And I want to post that in chronological order because I think it just makes more sense But once I’m finished with the editing of that stuff, then I’ll start posting more in real time I also get asked a lot about a few specific things For example what I use for heating And what’s it like to live inside the boat when it’s so cold I mean the boat is uninsulated and what do I wear and A lot of people would like to see a boat tour An interior tour of the boat and so on I’ll post an episode for each of those topics in the future So for now I just hope you bear with me as I go through the footage See you next time, bye bye

    Pour & Tour – Tour of the BEST Sailboat Interior!! [New Boat]
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    Pour & Tour – Tour of the BEST Sailboat Interior!! [New Boat]

    January 17, 2020


    this is your warning this video contains
    content that might not be appropriate for all audiences it’s finally here the
    tour video we’re about to show you the boat that we just bought and I just want
    to give a little bit of precursor to all of our og fries that just because we
    bought a fancy as fuck yacht doesn’t mean that we’ve changed like the channel is
    still gonna be a dirtbag cruising channel do you want this martini dry, Bee yeah that’s fine I mean, nothing has changed we’re still this mmmmm same channel Welcome to Pickle’s tour and pour, pour yourself a drink and join me for a couple While I do a walk through of our new boat so this is a pilot house I guess, should I say what the boat is? yeah
    okay our new boat is a Rumba 41 it’s a French yard built cruising sloop with
    the keel down and it draws eight feet which it’s currently a suck down, but when that
    bitch comes up we draw two and a half feet and that is pretty slick okay so
    galley You’re just going to have to speak up a little bit because of the waves out here okay galley here we are at the galley part of this little boat I think this is where I do all my good work Breena’s not allowed in here in our galley side-mounted galley portside obviously
    we have a three burner stove, gimbled nice Two basin sink it’s alright we’re still
    working through that We have a fresh water on a 12 volt pump
    system on this boat which is kind of exciting although it already broke once and it and I imagine it will break many many times in future the storage in our boat is
    ridiculous because it’s giant and aluminum with very few bulkhead so anything
    that is hidden behind cabinetry is this open space and thus far we filled up
    with plastic bags and rum What else we got in here Got his cool spice rack Got this
    lovely spice rack where everythings hidden secure and not rocking around no
    clutter Breena doesn’t have to see it which is great I think I don’t have to hear about it
    this is our first boat that came with safety features such as don’t blow your
    boat up propane equipment where it sounds off if your boats going to blow up and it hasn’t sounded off yet and that’s great and you can push buttons and Boop on off
    like that the water tankage in the boat is two sixty gallon tank so you have 120
    gallons total they are filled in the boat not outside the boat
    I think that’s a clever design feature because then it’s like that’s less
    plumbing and less pipes to deal with also I don’t want to install it so I’m
    gonna say it’s a good design you may notice all the windows up in here no, it’s not a greenhouse we’re a pilothouse it does get hot as shit in here though I guess the idea is that at one point we could put a
    steering station in or we could use a little Beep, beep, beep Raymarine thing and drive from in here with our fancy ass cocktails around you poor peons if I put in a steering
    station we’d be destroying Breena’s lovely desk and office which is currently
    a nav station don’t mind the woodwork that’s getting fixed we’re tuning that up here this week nice big nav station lots of electrical
    things you can play with and touch they’re all in French so mostly we don’t
    know what they are but Pompe means pump know that! that’s true things that
    operate these don’t work but this is working which is great we can call our
    friends batteries are toasted our battery bank is 600 amp hours AGM which
    currently we have about maybe 25 amp hours because they’ve been sitting for
    five years and just getting fried by the solar that’s gonna be updated also we’re
    gonna do a lot of update videos oh you may notice this is where all our water storage is which is a nice midship design nice and low everything
    is brand new poly big fan of that no more rotting aluminum
    tanks like flapjack K not flapjack it’s not rotting it’s fine
    inside of this big spot here is in our center board trunk so like I said before
    this boat is a centerboard boat which is great when it works and when it doesn’t work it’s awful currently we’re drawing 8 feet but um so once I get that thing to swing up it will hide in this case I know we draw 8 feet because Breena hit the ground at seven five seven
    six and five feet so at least it bumps up so that’s good if you were to open this you’re going to see a giant aluminum trunk and has a viewing station where you can see if
    the center board is up or down which I think is a very clever design for
    this particular boat the pivot point is above the waterline so there’s no
    leaking concerns maybe you should mention the squeaking floors now what squeaking floors? The boat is currently squeaking a lot and I think that may be due to the thin plywood but we’re gonna remedy that but it’s
    very very nautical maybe that could be like a drinking game for the people at home since it is a tour and pour if you did that every time this fucking thing
    squeaks you would fucking die our boat is set up with dual heads
    which is fancy, I know. there’s an aft, we’re gonna get to the aft
    but there’s an aft living quarters with it’s own head which has the Jabsco that pumps
    directly out there’s no holding tank then to be in compliance with all the
    safety standards and Coast Guard stuff we have a composting toilet right here in
    the middle midship it’s all right, spacious stirrups it’s like you’re at the
    gynecologist we went with the solarium theme again some more poly up here keeps
    light in here which is nice 80s motif with the colors nice nature’s head
    not my favorite toilet if you’ve watched our videos before the whole one go back and do it don’t buy this toilet it’s already here though we’re going to use it pressurized water all
    led, throughout the boat led led led LED batteries dead still let’s go to the dining room, is it called the dining room? Settee? Is that right? I have no idea I think main salon, saloon, salon
    C’mon, Bee! here’s the main this is the action room
    It’s what we call at least right now, this is the main salon of our boat we have this rustic no nautical? Nah, Weathered, yeah this weathered table this is the upgrade to when it was nice lots of seating
    again storage storage storage storage storage
    underfloor storage we could like pack people in here if we had to we’re not a slave ship though we’re not gonna… cut that, cut that This is where we keep our flags
    because we’re gonna be traveling so many goddamn countries
    we have them all available at any time any any moment I can be like I’m in Cuba nope I’m in Mexico now nope, that’s a quarantine flag that’s not gonna work But you’re gonna need that for both
    Cuba and Mexico being a cruising of a fine
    standard that she is she has hand holes everywhere so you can stagger through
    the boat and not look too drunk at all points. See. we’re still gonna Bee don’t worry the hodge podge of cool electronics got an EPRIB it’s pretty slick
    Raymarine system storing all our goodies up here such as spots radios
    flashlights things bearing compasses we don’t use one downside of the boat is
    that it has its original engine which is the Perkins 4108 which is a great
    motor when it was installed in 1983 being 2020 now, is that right? probably due for an update
    you’ll see many videos of me wrestling loving and hating that motor
    moving on. Forward or Back? oh hey I know you’re like this is a
    different boat no this is still the front of my boat this is our lounge area
    right now I think right now it’s technically a seating nook or a reading nook but when
    I get to it we’re gonna put a fuckin sweet LED screen here have a gaming
    station yeah that has more storage more storage tools, spares and other things of the like Breena got this wind scoop at the swap meet and got hustled for 30 bucks
    still kinda mad about it moving on used to be a first-aid kit didn’t have any first aid now we hide our money in it don’t tell anybody when we sold the car we put like
    $3,000 in Quetzales in there. they don’t need to know that. but it’s a good story though, alright fine. Moving on
    Wanna go to the shop first I’m more excited about the shop but the bedrooms pretty cool
    Hey welcome to the bedroom, this is where it all happens This is the first time in our sailing career that we’ve had a door between our bedroom and the
    living quarters actually this is the first time in our relationship, sweetheart first time in our relationship other accommodations besides boats
    it’s pretty nice, I can like sneak out and make some coffee Breena’s got a little space back here a little privacy a nice square bed love that got a library over here got a
    shit ton of fans keep that air moving through here cool down Breena nice I
    installed this fan which is for better or worse I think a good idea for now
    until it goes to shit but I installed it so that it sucks out of the hatch in
    your face but if it gets rained on it’s kind of so I installed it where it’s kind
    of out of the way of the rain but I think worth the potential disaster of it being
    ruined Breena and myself each have our own
    lockers Breena decorated hers like she’s in high school very adorable I think I did
    not do that – just clothes Books
    we don’t read much but you could put books in there I think you put soap and shit in here, I’m not really sure what would you put in that, like spare change don’t bring any spare change on this boat you’ll ruin my boat because our boat is aluminum it has the potential of galvanic corrosion issues
    such as if you bring pennies on the boat and drop one in the bilge
    you will melt my boat about a hole that big and it will be about $4 grand so when you come on the boat you have to put all your change in jar which I spend
    on beer so it’s kind of a dual purpose system you don’t ruin the boat and you buy me beer it’s delightful two sets of hooks we can put bathrobes double bathrobes
    now your fav now my favorite part of the boat should we go to the back first I’ll
    just save that for the end it’s confusing then yeah we’ll go to the front I have a
    shop which is pretty sweet got a full bench vice lots more storage shits keep
    my tools in keep my mess in here which we’re still working on keep all my lines
    over here keep my work shit for when we actually gotta go get paid cuz this doesn’t pay anything put that down here later on we’ll fly out, go get paid, come back
    talk you guys again. chain lockers up front it’s kind of tiny you gotta
    like knock the chain down when we anchor but it’s sufficient but you know you want more
    shop space so that’s understandable it’s great don’t have to clean it up so it’s
    like normally in our tiny boats our other boats or probably your a boat
    like when you want to get to something you have to destroy the whole boat
    but here I can have all my tools and all my toys out and I like here’s a project
    I started today still out I’ll decide when that goes away whenever I want
    I got drawers yeah got slide out things here keep things like this is for my
    kick up rudder we’re gonna talk about later hang out up here I can make it
    like a cocktail shop lounge have friends they can sit here I got full
    120 I got DC I could make a test bench here if I wanna like test a motor in my
    vice because that’s what one does the shop’s essential I think people focus too much on the
    beds in the boat shop first then focus bringing people aboard best room
    room in a boat, do you understand that’s weird okay we should top this off ahhhhh ready? K, here we go moving aft should I show the engine, you wanna meet her yeah show it Since Tarka is a one-off boat meaning she
    was kind of designed and built by a yard for a particular person and what their
    needs are someone took a lot of care and time into making a lot of engine access
    with this decrepit old engine I am appreciating more and more if we had a newer engine I probably wouldn’t give a shit There is our old tractor engine everyone keeps telling me these fucking things are in every tractor in the world and thus far
    I can’t find any parts for it but I’m sure someone will write me saying that you
    can find parts everywhere you can open it here you can open the side you can open . the back gives you great access to get oiley continuing on wait but now we have to get all that shit that’s back there and put it up here Can’t we just have it dirty? I guess so, just precursor it well, they do yeah they do
    remember what Peter Mikenon said backgrounds are one of the easiest
    things to change to manipulate to make your videos look so much better I see a
    lot of people just filming in their kitchens or their living rooms and
    there’s nothing wrong with those specific areas of your home but it’s
    like a lot of those places have junk in the background or like the couch is not
    put together there’s dishes in the sink and sometimes it’s just cleaning those
    things up make your backgrounds so much better he’s not watching this shit Come on. Fine all right here we go
    going back gotta kinda duck so our aft quarters set up with this cute
    little writing nook I assume this boat was made for children to be onboard so this is like a homeschool station you can like write letters to your
    family and things whatever you want to do back here we are storing food
    currently in your closet if you come visit us you don’t get a closet
    inverter AC side breakers for the inverter and other things like that
    solar setup the bed is split up because we don’t want you guys getttin too frisky
    back here so we divide you in two places under me is our battery bank which we
    discuss off the top of my head I think it’s 600 amps, but that could be wrong but
    it’s nothing now because it doesn’t work so once we get new batteries they’ll go back
    in here, AGM so you don’t die there’s no off gassing back there more cabinet
    no if you were to stay you could use those cabinets potentially we’ll discuss the
    terms and conditions of your stay so this trunk here is the skeg that goes
    in front of the rudder and the idea is that it’s protected and then it’s a
    dagger board style where it slides up and so we can kick the rudder up and then
    slide this up and then sneak into a very shallow place where only tiny boats can be but we can have all this dope ass space if you were to enjoy our accommodations
    you’re welcome aboard you got a private head back here well not now that’s
    a communal head now but if we were to use the front head this would be your head
    standard Jabsco head pumps directly out for when offshore or out of
    do not do quotations marks people are gonna get pissed whatever uma did that whole thing no, i know people got pissed its a head it pumps out do what you please
    with that that’s fine I mean the point is two heads pretty dope same motif not
    attractive nice molding though oh you probably know no showers there’s no showers you have to deal with that somewhere else some other direction do I Iook sweaty and hot alright good so it’s accurate anyway if you enjoyed the tour and pour and I hope you joined along and had a good time if we’re gonna throw a number out, say 50 comments fuck it if we get 50 comments I’d love to do another drunken
    tour of the top deck and I can show you all the cool shit up there also the
    cockpit which is very interesting I’d encourage you to put a comment down
    there’s a lot of cool shit show the boat, yeah sounds good
    you say show the boat in a comment or say whatever you want I will be glad to do
    this again and also I enjoy martinis early in the afternoon
    oh if you’re wondering why these assholes got this boat you can check out
    the link I think above or below wherever Breena puts it we have a whole story behind the history of the boat and where it came from and why we love it so much
    check it out yeah also leave a comment there don’t say show the boat do a
    different comment there we’d love to hear from you guys and see what you guys
    think about our new home cheers folks glad you came along I hope you love the boat as much as I do but that’s not true because I love this boat
    a lot and I doubt that but yeah thanks comin along

    Articles

    ep 1 – Moving Aboard My First Sailboat

    January 17, 2020


    TRAVELING WITH THE WIND – The Series Moving Aboard My First Sailboat There is nothing better than having
    dreams and trying to make them happen. And I remember I was 6 or 7 years old when I’ve seen the first movie about sailing. And since then, I’ve always wanted to sail on the blue ocean. Well after 25 years, I kind of forgot about my dream and most of the times… when is the right time, when you forget about your dreams, the dreams are coming back to you. And it just happened, that when I less expected it, I ended up buying a sailboat. There is no way I can describe the feeling when I’ve seen the sailboat coming towards me, Thinking that I’m gonna see her in the water, and I get to sail her. And of course there’s no way I can describe the feeling when I was on the boat, and the boat was in the water, and the only thing that I had in my mind was… How I’m gonna get her back to Miami ? Because I never sailed in my life, I had never been on a sailboat either. At least not by myself. I spent a week now, onboard the sailboat… I came to Glades Boat Yard, I put her down in the water, It was a lot of cleaning to do, since it was stored for one year so… I’m still going to work a lot on her because I want to do some changes so she’s going to fit me The way the way I need everything. But it’s really fun. And a few days ago, I actually went out sailing. I was actually waiting for my registration paperwork to be finished, And because I was not really supposed to have the boat in the water… I just went for a little bit, down here on the canal. And I came back close to the dock sailing… and it was such an amazing feeling to put the sails up… I just wanted to make sure everything works fine, and trying to figure out how to set everything. Because I had no idea, I’ve never sailed in my life. But the guys from here, my my two friends Scott and and Jacob… One day they just told me “man just go out and put the sails up and see how it works for you”. I was a little bit afraid on the beginning, thinking that oh my God how I’m gonna do it ? I’ve never done this before, so I was just sitting here outside drinking water, looking at the water. And it was a really nice sunny day, I saw the wind it’s getting stronger. So I’m like, that’s it I’m going out sailing. So I just untied the boat from the dock and I went down with the motor and on the way back I put the mainsail. And… God it was such an amazing feeling. And now I’m really excited about the trip back to Miami. Because I’m really tight on money and tight on the gas, as I didn’t bring too much with me. So I have do everything very limited, but I have to get there fast. Because I got a lot of other stuff to do as well so… But now let me show you the boat a little bit. The sailboat was a 26 feet Grampian Marine built in Canada in 1970. GLADES BOAT STORAGE So it’s about 11 in the evening, getting ready for the tomorrow’s trip… I’m gonna have to wake up in a little bit, at about 4 in the morning. It’s gonna be a big adventure, we’re gonna wake up at 4 and get ready. We’re first sailing to West Palm Beach. I have two more other sailboats and we live all together. There are my friends that I met here at the boatyard in Glades. And they’ve been helping me out to learn how to sail the the sailboat… And fix and put everything back together the way it should be. Well… slowly slowly we’re getting some distance from the Glades Boat Yard ( storage )… Slow… We want to go together… Because my friend Scott, his engine doesn’t work, so he is tied up to my other friend…. Jacob. The one with the bigger boat. So we gotta go slow. I don’t know how long my engine it’s going to work because it’s overheating. But until now, everything seems to be fine, I don’t know for how long. Well… I guess someone forgot about their boat. Well from time to time I gotta stop and turn off the engine and cool it down a little bit, because it keeps
    overheating. I took a one hour break earlier, and now it’s time to go again. It’s time to catch from behind my friends Jacob and Scott. They’re really slow because both of their boats are tied together. Scott’s engine doesn’t work so… We thought if mine will create any problems, I will have to tie my boat to Jacob’s boat as well. For now everything seems to be fine… for now. And pretty soon we’re gonna go under the More Haven’s bridge. I’m using my legs to drag the boat by the way… This is exciting… My phone battery dies, so I will not film too much. I’m a little strict because the USB charger on the boat doesn’t really work. And it doesn’t want to charge my iPhone for some reason. But I’ll try to film as much as I can. And let’s see what we’re going to have at the end. Wow…. perfect fit. Allright… now it’s time to take care of the business. And get ready for the locks. I was looking now again on the video while I was editing, And I remember how beautiful it was sailing on the canals, and what a quiet place… And the beauty of the sunset, or the beauty of the sunrise, all the birds and… such a quiet place. I was motoring actually, so it was really noisy, but still that peace that gives you inside… It was absolutely amazing. ( Jacob and Scott talking in the background ) So I remember those two weeks that I stayed in the boat yard, Because the old owner told me that the engine is overheating, I ended up cleaning the engine a little bit, and checking the oil, cleaning up the carburetor… And I had a quick look on the thermostat of the engine, and everything seemed to be fine. But I did a few runs up and down the canal with the boat running the engine. And once in a while it was turning off. So I was thinking it’s overheating ( as I was told it does ) Then later on to realize that the problem was actually the hose that goes to the gas pump. And somewhere I was actually getting air, and the gas was not going to the engine. And that was what was making the engine stop. So we actually end up going coming all the way to Miami without any problems after that, after I fixed that little problem. ( guitar playing in the background ) So we made it to West Palm Beach, we’ve been to many other beautiful places but… I couldn’t really record anything because the battery from my DSLR was absolutely dead. And I think I managed to take some pictures here and there, That I will probably post them on on the blog. But I used the phone with the Google Maps, just so I can see exactly where we’re going. And I didn’t really recorded anything with the phone because I was trying to save battery as well. And I remember I got really excited when we started coming down the ICW, And it was a bit dangerous too because we had a few spots where we actually grounded. And imagine that I was actually towing two more boats behind me so… So when we made it to Fort Lauderdale it was an absolutely amazing feeling because I was tired… I was exhausted, I just wanted to come closer to Miami. ( radio noise in the background ) So finally after 25 years, I managed to get a sailboat. It’s absolutely amazing, the feeling that you have when… When something you used to dream about, it happens to become a real thing. So I had to leave the sailboat for seven months after that, and I left her anchored at the Miami Yacht Club. And I was working on one of the cruise ships that comes to Miami. And I used to come once in a while, probably like once every two three weeks… And have a look on the boat, take out the bilge water, but it just happened that… I got busier and busier and I used to come less and less to the boat, because I didn’t had the time. Until at some point when we actually moved with the cruise ship to Charleston so… So after that the boat was absolutely alone, with no one to take care of her for about two more months.

    S1:E6| Sailboat Adventure to Treasure Island & Clipper Cove
    Articles, Blog

    S1:E6| Sailboat Adventure to Treasure Island & Clipper Cove

    January 15, 2020


    I’m riding a horsie. I’m gonna go ride the waves, and
    the wind! Me too! Okay let’s go do it! Ruby where are we headed? Clipper Cove. Are you excited? Yes. Long day of school. Hey Ruby, wanna go look at the moon with me? Yeesssss! Of course she’s bound to mimic the
    feelings Jen and I put off, but it’s just so amazing after we’ve spent time away
    from each other all week, doing the things that each of us have to do to get
    closer to realizing our goals this beautiful little human that we’re
    responsible for shaping, is as excited and relieved as we are to untie the dock
    lines and head out to anchor for the weekend. All of us likely looking forward to
    different things, like running into friends, swimming playing in the sand,
    grilling some good food under the moonlight and sipping some drinks in the
    sun. Ruby and I decided to have sun-uppers today. Mommy’s downstairs sleeping and we forgot to have sundowners last night
    didn’t we. The sun is shining, it’s beautiful out. well we just worked two long weeks and
    decided it was time to get away from the dock and just motored on over to Clipper Cove. It takes like 20 minutes. Late last night in the dark so
    that we could wake up and start our weekend our Saturday here playing on the
    beach. Because we’re getting some amazing weather that we don’t typically get in the Bay area. So, we’re taking advantage. Little staycation. With our boat safely tucked into clipper Cove, we decided to row ashore to go check out the Treasure Island flea market. [Now Treasure Fest[ On our walk over we weren’t really sure what to expect. The Treasure Island flea market
    was launched with a mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs and is
    held on the last full weekend of every month. [Sarcasm] It’s a very well protected flea
    market. Hahaaa, CHURRO! Churrooo! We stopped by Mateo’s for a quick churro
    fix, then we decided to head down to the beach to relax in that warm sunshine for
    the rest of the afternoon. [Reading: ‘An Embarrassment of Mangoes’] We had timed the turn during daylight, when the sea was serene and sun high overhead, when we could clearly see the Sapphire ribbon of safe water between
    the dappled yellow green reef… This used to be were the old, uh, airplanes? Clipper, Clipper planes yeah
    clipper planes. There are clipper ships too right? Clipper planes used to land so
    there’s a lot of history and buildings. This building was actually the corporate
    office and passenger terminal for Pan American Airways. I found this old
    footage a few years back after Jen’s Great-Uncle told us some cool stories
    about Treasure Island. Every time I’m in Clipper Cove now I think about these
    planes in the 1940s using the anchorage we’re in as a runway to fly out over the
    Pacific. My Great-Uncle’s in his eighties now, but
    he told us about being a kid and attending the 1939 World’s Fair with my
    Great-Grandfather that happened here at Treasure Island. It was evidently a huge event that
    celebrated the completion of the Oakland San Francisco Bay Bridge as well as the
    Golden Gate Bridge. Hhaha. What are you looking at? I’m learning to play the clarinet. My dream is like super calm crossing somewhere in the middle of nowhere and sitting in the cockpit and playing the clarinet. Awesome! Somewhere tropical. I want to be in that dream. Alright, you’re welcome to come. In researching some of the stuff and
    gathering up some of this footage, Jen and I ran across an article about incubator
    babies which was evidently a really popular sideshow back then! So I dug into it a little bit and I found some links on it and a lot of other really cool
    historical information about Treasure Island if you want to cruise over to our
    website at www.tightlittletribe.com you’ll find it there. Winner winner, chicken dinner!!!

    The Nude Latitude – Free Range Sailing Ep 31
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    The Nude Latitude – Free Range Sailing Ep 31

    January 15, 2020


    – Well if the wind
    generator has got anything to say about it, it says that it’s doing
    about eight to ten knots. – [Pascale] Mm-hmm – So, we’re gonna leave. We’ve got about 300 miles to
    go and we’re gonna go across the Gulf of Carpentaria,
    and end up in Weipa. – And just like that, we
    said goodbye to the Northern Territory, and headed east
    for Weipa in Queensland. (light-hearted music) – So we’ve got our bush walking bag out. Not because we’re going bush walking, but because in here is a PLB. What’s a PLB? A PLB is a Portable Locator Beacon. Or a EPIRB, a little portable EPIRB. We’ve also got a inflating life jacket. And that’s got a built in harness to it. So what’s gonna happen
    is, anyone whenever one of us is asleep or inside
    and not out there watching, whoever’s on watch is
    going to be tied to this. They’re going to be
    clipped on to the yacht so they don’t go overboard. If they do go overboard,
    then I want an EPIRB strapped to that life jacket. All right, and if you end up in the water, and this goes off and
    you’re floating there, especially in the
    tropics, it’s a big place, you want this EPIRB right next to you and you want it going off. So I guess the first thing
    that we should do before we strap it on, give it a test. Yep. – [Pascale] Did it flash? – It works. So I’ve tested it. The batteries are good. It’s running well. It’s in date. I have just made sure that
    it’s, the batteries in date and everything’s tested. We do have a larger EPIRB for the boat, so this is our secondary one. So this is going on to the
    harness, on to the life jacket. And anyone that’s out
    there tonight, Pascale. – [Pascale] I’m safe mom, see? – As safe as she could
    be with this lunatic on the high seas. (Pascale laughing) (peaceful music) – Good morning. I’ve been on my watch
    for about three hours now and it’s been really magic. We’ve had the spinnaker
    up most of the night, all of the morning, I started my watch. We’re not going very fast. We’re going like two
    and a half, three knots. There’s barely any wind. It’d be like eight knots
    with wind or something. We’re just coasting
    along, like walking pace, crossing the gulf. The sun’s been reflecting off
    the water and onto the windows of the boat, it’s just so beautiful. And the spinnaker has this
    amazing, pinky color to it. It’s really beautiful. I just, I feel very, very
    grateful that we’re having a crossing over the gulf and
    we’re not getting flogged. We’re not going head to
    weather, we don’t have big seas, we don’t have big swells. It’s just so awesome. So, so cool. (upbeat music) – [Pascale] Good morning. – Morning, baby. (yawns) Feels like I was awake til 3:00. (Pascale laughing) Might untie that lazy
    rope just ’cause it just keeps just dangling in the sea and– – [Pascale] Oh yeah? – We’re never gonna jibe this thing. Oh good, you switched out the camera, ’cause I got no pants on. – [Pascale] Okay. (laughing) (upbeat music) It’s pretty much windless
    right now and we’re here too. Or we’re just floating, aren’t we doll? – Uh, heave too, we got the sail up. It’s pointing to the wind. – Okay, and we’re gonna go for a swim. Troy’s even going to check
    the prop and see if we need to give it a little bit of a clean. – ‘Cause I’m just a work-a-holic. – He’s a work-a-holic. And I’ll just probably
    gonna check him out good and make sure that no
    sharks sneak up on him. (laughing) – It don’t take long to get a
    shark come up off the water. Give me that scraper and
    we’ll see if it comes back. – [Pascale] Okay. Here ya go. – Usually after a bit of
    scraping on metal, any shark that’s around will come
    back up and investigate. But he’s being pretty boring. Jump on in. – [Pascale] Yep. – Put the camera down, come on. – [Pascale] Shark! There’s sharks down there, there’s lots. Holy shit. I’m gonna get the camera. – [Troy] The spear, head spear. – [Pascale] They just
    came all of a sudden. – [Troy] They love that
    scrape, scrape, scrape, eh? – [Pascale] I was like,
    they’re gone, they’re gone, they’re gone and then whoa! There’s like 20 of them. This has got, the spear’s
    got the thing on it, eh? It’s got the cap on it? Ow. A pretty ordinary occurrence
    in the Gulf of Carpentaria? Did you do this last time you were here? – Well, it’s a lot better
    if you’ve got someone to keep an eye on your back for you. – [Pascale] Because the first
    one before the school came, really like came fast at us. And then– – Well the thing is, like
    you’ll be working away, and no shark, then you
    turn around and there’s 30. – [Pascale] Yeah. They just came out of the blue. – Literally out of the blue. – [Pascale] But it’s so
    cool because I’ve never seen water that clear before. – And that many sharks. – [Pascale] Yeah, and that many sharks. It’s cool out there. – Yeah, it’s a lot of fun. It’s quite cool. If we’re in there and a big
    bully or a big tiger shark showed up, then we’d have
    to be a bit more cautious. Ya know? But those little sharks are fine. – [Pascale] How big are they,
    like five foot or something? – Five, there was a couple of
    six and a half footers there. – [Pascale] Yeah, so they were
    like my size and your size. But they seem smaller. But I guess they’re just a bit,
    they must have been further away than I thought ’cause
    the water’s so clear. – Yeah, there was some, that
    little one that came right up, he was only a four footer. – [Pascale] Yeah. – He’s only just a baby. – [Pascale] That’s why I was cocky. – They cause so much
    trouble, little sharks. – [Pascale] Yeah. – The big old ones are like,
    “Ooohh,” and they stand off, but the little ones are just like, “Oh what’s that, what’s that”‘ – [Pascale] Maybe there’s
    something like near it or that I can– – Yeah but, then they get
    in close, and then they take off, they’re all excited. And everything’s just like,
    oh what just happened? – [Pascale] What’s that? – Then the next thing you know
    all the big ones are excited. And then it just goes to hell. – [Pascale] Well, that didn’t happen. ‘Cause we just had this
    spear pointed at them. And if they came too close,
    you just stare them down and start swimming towards
    them with the spear. – Yep, look like you belong there, and look like you’re hungry. – [Pascale] How deep is it here? – 52 meters. – [Pascale] 52 meters. – I’d say you can’t, you
    can make out a bit of color on the bottom. – [Pascale] It’s pretty good visibility. I’ve never seen visibility
    like this before coming from WA. – Well, we’re going to be doing
    more of that in Queensland. And, we’ll have our
    underwater camera again. – [Pascale] Yay. – A little fun with sharks, Pascale. We’ll probably get another
    couple knots out of that. That propeller had a
    lot of barnacles on it. – [Pascale] Yeah, right. – So we’ll, and that’s why
    the sharks get excited. There’s just a nice trail
    of stuff going down. But, no we’ll do, we’ll do really well. So we’ll check that out. We’ve got the midday doldrums. I’m hoping we’ll get
    some afternoon breeze. We’ll see, ya know? – [Pascale] At least
    we’re a bit cooler now. – Yeah. – [Pascale] And the boat’s
    gonna go faster hopefully. Looks like a shark to me. – [Troy] Oh, it is. – [Troy] That would be
    a tiger, a little tiger. – It’s big, isn’t it? – [Troy] Pascy got a marlin. Oh no, what are we gonna do? (laughing) – Oh it’s hooked in there. That’s where it gets hooked, is it? – [Troy] No wonder it
    ran like fucking crazy. – Oh my god, I caught a marlin. – [Troy] Keep pulling it up. Pull it up. Oh, that’s not a marlin, it’s a sailfish. – A sailfish. – [Troy] It didn’t take
    to the air, though did it? – No. – [Troy] All right,
    we’re gonna have to try and release this. – Yeah. What’s that sticking out of it’s gill? Yeah, it’s recording now. Goodbye sailfish. Wow. – [Troy] So what do you
    think about that, Pascy? – First sailfish. – We’d actually prefer a
    mackerel, that’s the sort of fisherman we are. – Or tuna. – [Troy] And naked fishing
    seems to be working out. – Yes. Just a general naked gulf crossing, it is. – [Troy] It is, isn’t it? Same kind of weather. Well, I’ve been out-fished
    by Pascale, yet again. So there ya go. Good work. Here we’ve got Pascale. She’s nicked the dish washing
    detergent because if you didn’t know, it lathers in salt water. – Yep, and it gets rid of all that grease. – [Troy] So what’s gonna happen is, first after the first clean with salt water and then we’ve got a bit
    of fresh there, Pascale. – Yep, we have the water maker
    running during the morning ’cause we’ve had the, we’ve
    had to motor ’cause there’s no wind in the gulf at the moment. – [Troy] Yeah, oh well,
    there’s always swings and roundabouts, isn’t there? – It’s an added benefit. Get to have a fresh water wash. – [Troy] I think that’s
    second round with that morning fresh that would later a lot more. – K, so rinse it out
    and morning fresh again? Oh hello. – [Troy] So this second round looks a lot more successful, Pascale. – Yeah, I think we’re, I
    think we got rid of that first sorta grease and this is better. After this one I can give
    my hair a fresh water rinse and then use normal shampoo. – [Troy] Yes. – I’m gonna smell delicious. – [Troy] You are gonna
    smell absolutely fantastic, unlike me. – This is one of the reasons
    why we go to water bay here on real. So I can wash my hair. – [Troy] Spoiled she is. So I’ve got the old cut off bottle. When sailing, you come to
    appreciate the little things. – And it’s good to remove
    all the hair out of the cockpit so it doesn’t
    end up inside the boat. – [Troy] That’s how we
    celebrate catching sailfish around here. – Hair washing. It’s awesome that we caught that sailfish. That was cool, but we really want food. We’re gonna make urad dal this afternoon ’cause we’ve run out of meat. – [Troy] Yeah, we’ve just ate the last of the fish just then. Not too many mackerel around here. There’s no structure so
    we’re just hoping for a tuna. A tuna would be good. Not a sailfish, not a marlin. No game fish. – [Pascale] Is it a tuna? It’s a tuna? – Tuna. – [Pascale] Oh yes. That is great news. It’s a shami for dinner. As long as a shark doesn’t come. – Yeah, just pull it out of the – [Pascale] Yeah. – It’s not a bad fish. – [Pascale] What is it? – When you do get a tuna on
    board, no matter what you do, quite a bit of blood comes out of it. They’re a fast moving fish
    they need a lot of oxygen into their tissues. They’ve got a very high blood volume. You want to get that out. I put the gap into it. A lot of blood just
    streamed out of that tuna. So I’ve obviously hit something hard. Normally when you open up
    this side, and in there, an enormous amount of blood
    will come out that tuna really, really quickly. You want to cut down through
    the membrane that joins to the gill there. K, so we’ve cut there. This line here behind
    the fin, a shallow cut. It only needs to be less than
    an inch deep though there on both sides and a slice at the tail. Then you can omit this one. But that one is very important, and cutting on the throat as well. When I brought the fish on
    board, I scraped it’s head. And there you can actually
    see a larger white patch. That’s where the brain is. Right through there. Most fish you can’t scrape it and see it. But with tuna you can. So that will give you an
    instant kill on the tuna. And that means the fish
    is not suffering any more than it has to. If you’ve never seen a tuna before, these things rely on really high speed. And they are voracious. So this fish wanted to eat that lure. It’s a halco laser pro, and
    it’s in that color scheme for it to be interested. That seems to work in the
    gulf, doesn’ it, Pascy? Catches sailfish and tuna. – [Pascale] Sailfish and tuna. – Really large eye, okay. So they’re a sight predator. This fish, when it decided that it was
    gonna take this other thing on, there’s no cutting teeth in here. Tuna just have grabbing teeth. Oh, that’s what they’re eating. – [Pascale] Sardines. – Mmm, they look a little
    bit like little miniature trevally sort of things. – [Pascale] Oh yeah. – They’re not sardines. – [Pascale] Okay. – I’m not sure what they are. So that’s what that fish has been eating. But it decided that, that
    would do just as well. So no teeth in there. That was gonna swallow that whole. Because they rely on
    speed, if you look here, built into the fish is a
    perfect recess that the fin can go down into leaving
    that perfectly smooth. Likewise, these little
    ventral fins, they also fit down into their very own, there’s a little groove in there. So when the fish puts them
    away, they are perfectly smooth and tucked away also. And here, you can’t see it
    at the moment because there’s a groove here, but if we look. – [Pascale] Look at that. – That just slots down perfectly into an actual slot in the body. That is gone. These fins are fixed. But then you have these
    other little fins that can just adjust side to side. Just like that. And the speeds that these
    fish swim at, that is enough for precision control. So when they swim, they
    stop and they’ll glide. They’ll swim up and then down. Up and then down. So during their glide
    pattern, they can make minute adjustments with this as
    well as sticking that out. And look, the angle gives
    it lift like an aero foil. So these things are amazing. They’re delicious, but they’re amazing. So, long tail tuna. Before I process this tuna
    or really any bloody fish, I’ve got this scabby old deck broom. I do like to just clean up as much
    of the slime as I can. And then I’ll clean this and give it a bit of a bleaching afterwards. That will make handling the
    fish a lot easier for you if you do have a bit of
    a scrubbing brush there. ‘Cause all fish have a top of slime which is anti-bacterial, anti-biological. Stops them, it’s their
    antiviral, if you like. It also helps them slip through the water. It’s their first line of defense. Reef fish have it thicker than these ones. But all fish have it. So that is kind of handy
    to give them a wash down. I think Pascale, that this
    is going to be delicious and very welcome. – [Pascale] Yes, definitely. – So that’s us for fishing now. I think this should be
    enough fish to see us through to Weipa. We’ve only got another
    day and a half, I guess. – No time to stop around here. – [Pascale] It’s just a
    little bit hot right now. – It’s gotta be 100% humidity. – [Pascale] You just walk
    around and you’re like dripping with sweat. – Not even a breath of a breeze. – [Pascale] April, April weather. – Unreal. This is what used to kill
    the old mariners though, get stuck in the doldrums, for weeks, throw the horses overboard. Like there’s only me and Pascale, I can’t throw her overboard. (light-hearted music) – We find that long tail tuna
    is at it’s best after it’s rested in the fridge
    for at least 12 hours. (light-hearted music) What’s that noise? – That’s the noise of silence. – [Pascale] Such a relief. Three knots, we are. – Three knots. This is where that wind
    vane modification paid off. ‘Cause there’s no way a
    wind vane would operate now. I can only just feel the breeze. Oh, that’s a nice little breeze there. – [Pascale] I can feel that. – Probably picked up to
    three and a half, eh? Yep, bingo, ba-da-bing. – Ba-da-bing. – [Pascale] Spinnaker is
    getting a pink color again ’cause it’s sunset. – We just wanna keep our
    fingers crossed that this isn’t just the– – [Pascale] The sunset
    breeze, the sea breeze. – We’re a bit far out for
    this to be a true sea breeze. But yeah, as the sun falls
    we get that shift each day. And we can’t guess when
    we sail through the night. We should be getting wind
    now at the end of Wednesday. There’s supposed to be
    lower winds, not no winds. Supposed to be picking itself up now. And then over the next few
    days, an easterly shift. So we should just slip into where we’re just in the nick of time. – It’s our fourth day and the motor’s on here, there’s no wind. I guess we’ve got tuna in the fridge, I might eat sushi for breakfast. – In the sushi rolls
    there’s tuna, mayonnaise, wasabi, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds, and of course sushi rice mixed with vinegar and sugar to give it a delicious flavor. (upbeat music) – I just wanted to increase to about eight knots and just go a little more to the north and then we can use it. We haven’t had any wind. We sailed out into a doldrum, didn’t we? It’s like a great big heady of nothing. I just want to go sailing. – [Pascale] It’s not much to ask. – It’s not, I hate motoring. Maybe if I loved motoring
    more we’d get more sailing. I’ll try that. – [Pascale] Love this. – Boy I sure do love motoring. – [Pascale] You got your wind. – Tropical sailing. Zero to 20 knots, in 15 seconds. – [Pascale] Quickly put a reef in. – Hogged a reef in. Our baggy wrinkle. They chafe, the protection on the stays that people keep asking about. They’re working really well. We’re keeping the battens off the stays so they won’t erode our sails. I had to change the sensitivity
    of the order, I call it. So it will handle it a bit better now. We’re back at with it. What are we doing? Five and a half knots now so that’s getting into Weipa at 2:00. – [Pascale] Nice. – Well, we’ll see. This wind is associated with
    all of this weather ahead. – [Pascale] Storm system, yeah. But it was the north
    westers we were hoping for. Or not, is is more of a– – It’s a straight northerly. – [Pascale] Northerly, right. – Bit of a localized low-pressure
    system just over there. Winds, whew, coming in. It’s all good. (upbeat music) – We just pease this a little. A little catch of the wind on the side. – [Pascale] The steering working? – The steering’s working. But, what happens with
    an electronic auto pilot it averages all of the
    corrections either way and then slowly reduces the
    air out until it’s steering. So in a very rudimentary sense, it learns. So when you’re doing something
    like this, as soon as you make a bit of a change,
    the balance of the boat the autopilot goes, what so it has to relearn again. See how it’s settled in now? – [Pascale] Yeah. – So yeah, basically
    that’s what it’s doing. In it’s little basic brain. It’s adding up all of the corrections taking the average and trying to find that medium path. (upbeat music) – Well is often the case
    with sailing in the tropics, things change fast. That sprang upon us pretty quickly. And it was a whole lot
    of fun surfing before it. But now that wind is shifting
    and it’s gone to the north. So it’s directly in beam of us. So we’ve had to pack all that away. I guess we ran with it
    for about 45 minutes, almost an hour. But now it’s just straight as a beam. So we’re just doing a beam run into Weipa. And it looks like we’ve only
    got about two hours to go. That’s to the outside of the leads, because Weipa’s a pretty major port. So there is shipping
    leads to go through there. We’re not actually gonna get
    to an anchorage in two hours it’s still a bit of time to
    go, they’re very long leads. But that’s a great opportunity
    to catch some more fish just before we go on land. Okay, some of this
    greenish cast in the water visibility is down a bit here. So actually we’ve put the
    lure in about three quarters of a boat length. Just a bit over eight meters out the back. A lot of the yachties
    that I see are fishing and they have poor results. One of the things is I put
    it down to is they’ve got it so far away from the boat, they think the fish
    are scared of the boat. That is not the case. If you’re sailing particularly. Aahhh! If you’re sailing in particular
    with no motor running, fish will come up and check it out. If you ever see whales, or
    whale sharks, or something big in the water, they’re
    usually surrounded by fish. If you are trolling out
    there and you’d like to experiment a bit, try getting that lure a
    bit closer to the boat. ‘Cause trust me, fish will see
    a dark shadow and they’ll go, “what’s that?” Go and have a look, “Oh
    yeah, it’s just a whatever, whether they’re interested or not. But then your lure will
    come immediately after and they’ll get that thing. One of my commercial mates
    Mackerel, he was always two meters down, eight meters back. That was his sort of thing. Everyone’s a bit different. But he was relatively successful. – [Pascale] Saw a wave. – We’re pretty successful. – I don’t think we go
    too many miles without getting something, Pascale. (music drowns out speaker) – [Pascale] No. – [Pascale] Whilst we didn’t
    get the mackerel we were hoping for, we were pretty
    excited to get this beautiful skip jack tuna. You can see this tuna is really red. – [Pascale] Yeah. – That is really, really red tuna. A lot of people don’t like this but, when it’s cooked, it’ll be
    quite firm and it’ll go pale, like chicken. Pollo del mar. We’ll give it a go. I’ve got all the blood out of it. We’ll have a go. It’s still quite warm. But once it’s chilled, I don’t
    know, it might be acceptable. We’ll see what we got, Pascy. – [Pascale] Challenge? Fish tiny gullet. Can’t even filet a tuna when you’re doing seven
    knots across the sea. – [Pascale] That’s why I’m filming. I’m in awe. (light-hearted music) It was amazing to see ships
    after having spent four days in the gulf not seeing a single boat. Arriving at the leads in Weipa
    we had to be very careful because there wasn’t much
    distance between the shoreline and the lead marker. And there was a large
    ship exiting the port. (upbeat music) I’m always amazed at how
    impressively big those ships are up close. (upbeat music) Well, we’ve made it to Weipa. This is my first time in Queensland. – [Troy] First stop in Queensland. – My first stop in Queensland. So we’re here. It’s steamy and cloudy. But we had some great wind
    coming in which you would have seen so that was awesome. – And you’re first fish in
    Queensland waters was a sailfish. – Yep, pretty epic. So we’re gonna put the anchor down soon. We can see anchorage just ahead. There’s a few yachts there
    and a few fishing boats. So it looks good. And I know this is a ramble but anyway. I can’t remember what I was gonna say. We’re definitely gonna sleep
    well tonight, aren’t we doll? – There’s some good coconuts there. – We need a new a pair of binos. It’s busted, look. We have to look through one hole. – That’s okay. – Give ’em some money on
    Paypal so we can get a new pair of binoculars, please. – The poor man’s sexton. I’m taking land shots. – We’re doing sightings with busted binos. We need your help, please. Well folks, I hope you
    enjoyed the crossing. I’m gonna stop rambling now. And, we’ll see you in Weipa. If you enjoyed this video,
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    S1:E6| Sailboat Adventure to Treasure Island & Clipper Cove

    January 14, 2020


    I’m riding a horsie. I’m gonna go ride the waves, and
    the wind! Me too! Okay let’s go do it! Ruby where are we headed? Clipper Cove. Are you excited? Yes. Long day of school. Hey Ruby, wanna go look at the moon with me? Yeesssss! Of course she’s bound to mimic the
    feelings Jen and I put off, but it’s just so amazing after we’ve spent time away
    from each other all week, doing the things that each of us have to do to get
    closer to realizing our goals this beautiful little human that we’re
    responsible for shaping, is as excited and relieved as we are to untie the dock
    lines and head out to anchor for the weekend. All of us likely looking forward to
    different things, like running into friends, swimming playing in the sand,
    grilling some good food under the moonlight and sipping some drinks in the
    sun. Ruby and I decided to have sun-uppers today. Mommy’s downstairs sleeping and we forgot to have sundowners last night
    didn’t we. The sun is shining, it’s beautiful out. well we just worked two long weeks and
    decided it was time to get away from the dock and just motored on over to Clipper Cove. It takes like 20 minutes. Late last night in the dark so
    that we could wake up and start our weekend our Saturday here playing on the
    beach. Because we’re getting some amazing weather that we don’t typically get in the Bay area. So, we’re taking advantage. Little staycation. With our boat safely tucked into clipper Cove, we decided to row ashore to go check out the Treasure Island flea market. [Now Treasure Fest[ On our walk over we weren’t really sure what to expect. The Treasure Island flea market
    was launched with a mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs and is
    held on the last full weekend of every month. [Sarcasm] It’s a very well protected flea
    market. Hahaaa, CHURRO! Churrooo! We stopped by Mateo’s for a quick churro
    fix, then we decided to head down to the beach to relax in that warm sunshine for
    the rest of the afternoon. [Reading: ‘An Embarrassment of Mangoes’] We had timed the turn during daylight, when the sea was serene and sun high overhead, when we could clearly see the Sapphire ribbon of safe water between
    the dappled yellow green reef… This used to be were the old, uh, airplanes? Clipper, Clipper planes yeah
    clipper planes. There are clipper ships too right? Clipper planes used to land so
    there’s a lot of history and buildings. This building was actually the corporate
    office and passenger terminal for Pan American Airways. I found this old
    footage a few years back after Jen’s Great-Uncle told us some cool stories
    about Treasure Island. Every time I’m in Clipper Cove now I think about these
    planes in the 1940s using the anchorage we’re in as a runway to fly out over the
    Pacific. My Great-Uncle’s in his eighties now, but
    he told us about being a kid and attending the 1939 World’s Fair with my
    Great-Grandfather that happened here at Treasure Island. It was evidently a huge event that
    celebrated the completion of the Oakland San Francisco Bay Bridge as well as the
    Golden Gate Bridge. Hhaha. What are you looking at? I’m learning to play the clarinet. My dream is like super calm crossing somewhere in the middle of nowhere and sitting in the cockpit and playing the clarinet. Awesome! Somewhere tropical. I want to be in that dream. Alright, you’re welcome to come. In researching some of the stuff and
    gathering up some of this footage, Jen and I ran across an article about incubator
    babies which was evidently a really popular sideshow back then! So I dug into it a little bit and I found some links on it and a lot of other really cool
    historical information about Treasure Island if you want to cruise over to our
    website at www.tightlittletribe.com you’ll find it there. Winner winner, chicken dinner!!!