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    Towing A 700HP Boat With A Super Yacht!!! (Captain’s Vlog 92)
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    Towing A 700HP Boat With A Super Yacht!!! (Captain’s Vlog 92)

    September 17, 2019


    Hey guys welcome back to channel, welcome
    back to the vlog. If you’re new to the channel a big warm welcome. My name’s
    Tristan Morlock, this is captain’s vlog. A lot of the viewers, a lot of you guys
    have been asking: what do we do with the chase boat? Do we put it on board? Do we
    tow it? Does the chase boat captain drive it everywhere? I’m gonna answer all
    those questions in this video but before we get started I just want to let you
    guys know that if this YouTube channel the Super Yacht Captian YouTube channel
    reaches a hundred thousand subscribers by the 14th of September 2019 we will be
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    in order to answer your questions, it’s not possible to bring the chase boat
    onboard AWOL. We simply don’t have the space or capability to carry it onboard. We
    transport it two ways if for any journey under an hour the chase boat captain
    David will drive it himself. For anything over an hour we tend to tow it and in
    this video I’m going to show you how we tow the chase boat how we connect it
    between the deck team and the chase boat captain they’re gonna talk you through
    the process of putting a chase boat in tow so really hope you guys enjoy this
    video. That’s 200,000 views already! We are in neutral There’s a terrible light tonight and that
    is your hundred thousand views right there!
    Whoo! You like that that Slav-meister So, this morning we’re going to be going
    to towing operations and how we do it on AOL, so
    Hey Barbarac! We first of all we attach two points of
    contact kind of evens the load out between each Radio: Jason we are stopped, David, you are clear to approach and connect the tender So, you were saying like two points of
    contact… Two points of contact so even the stresses of the load out while towing. So we attach it
    that side, bring it down What we tow with is 50 to 60 meters of Dyneema
    line. Super strong, so we attach that to this black line, then that goes to the
    chase boat. So… we then pass the other end of the
    black line through this and attach it to the other side of the vessel. It’s
    never good to have line on line contact and friction but we do monitor it and
    we’ve when we see it starting to get quite worn out we replace it. The reason
    for that is if we had a big metal ring or shackle on the end there’s always the
    chance that it can if we had to slow down or something it could go straight
    into the chaseboat and we end up with a massive dent. That’s Babs reconnecting on the other side there Always in our lifejackets, safety first
    here on AWOL. What I’m doing now is I’m just coiling everything nicely so that
    when we do attach the chase boat and start picking up speed there’s no… no
    snags, no knots or anything like that try and make the operation as smooth as
    possible. Try not to rush but it’s a perfect day so there’s not much swell. Barbara: I can only
    supervise because I don’t have my life- jacket so I have to stay here and just
    see them work. Though I’m here to be sure they are safe. Give it a little kick ahead. So, we’ve got
    three points of contact coming off the chase boat and then we attach it to the
    Dyneema this big attachment. Then once we’ve done that and we’ve got control of
    the chase boat David will cover everything on the chase boats trim the
    engines right up and then turn off all batteries and then he’ll make his way
    onto AWOL and then we’ll begin towing. Ready? Tristan, Tristan, David is onboard. Can I have a
    kick ahead please? Radio: Copy Is there any safety procedures while extending
    the line? I’m just making sure that I’m trying to keep the tender as straight as possible. Make sure the line goes up nice and smoothly as
    well as making sure i don’t get my foot or any part of me in any of the bites in
    the line. It makes like a noose around you and you’ll get dragged
    into the water. Yeah, feeding it out nice and slowly and then when the tensions
    almost up I’m gonna walk up the side of the steps. Get out of the way. Then communicate with the captain. Then just ensuring you’re behind the
    tow line at all times, just in case. So when the tension gets taken up I’m not
    in any danger That’s that for towing operations! She slides all over the
    place! Hope you guys enjoy that video. It gives
    you a better idea now what we do do with the chase boat when it’s when it’s being
    towed how we tow it how we connect it. As always guys if you did like that
    video please click the thumbs up button and please do remember to subscribe
    because we will be donating 10,000 euros to charity if the channel gets 100,000
    subscribers by the 14th of September 2019. And I look forward to seeing you all next
    video!

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    What Happens To Fish During A Hurricane

    September 16, 2019


    (thunder booms) – [Narrator] Normally when a hurricane is barrelling towards us, we
    tend to run the other way. But not Isla, she’s a leatherback turtle who was meandering off
    the coast of Virginia when she accidentally swam
    straight into Hurricane Florence. Scientists were worried
    she’d get caught up in the middle of the storm,
    but Isla managed to survive by swimming towards deeper waters. Turns out there’s a part of hurricanes we don’t often think about:
    what happens under the surface. And Isla is just one example. (compelling music) Far out at sea, fish that
    live near the surface might feel some turbulence
    as a storm passes, but most sea creatures including
    dolphins, whales and sharks avoid the rough surface water
    and swim to calmer seas. But it’s a different story near shore. Changes in water temperature and salinity can be
    catastrophic for marine life. Hurricanes can generate massive waves, which mix warm surface water with cooler, saltier water
    below, generating currents that extend up to 91
    meters below the surface. These currents are so strong, that they can sweep manatees
    inland into canals and ponds, or away from coastal waters altogether and into the open ocean, where they can become
    disoriented and even die. Hurricanes also bring heavy rains, so freshwater often floods coastal areas. And because freshwater is
    less dense than saltwater, it sits on top of the
    saltwater like oil on vinegar, where it can prevent oxygen from reaching the salty layer below and disrupt salinity levels, which can lead to sores,
    lesions and ultimately death in whales, dolphins and porpoises. Hurricanes can also kick up
    dirt and sand in shallow seas, which can kill fish by
    clogging their gills. Experts think that this is
    probably one of the factors that killed an estimated
    9.4 million saltwater fish in 1992 during Hurricane Andrew. The dirty, murky water
    also blocks sunlight from reaching corals and sea grass. In fact, scientists found that coral cover in the Caribbean decreases on average by 17% a year after a hurricane strikes. And that’s in addition to the stress coral already face from human interference from things like global
    warming or pollution. But hurricanes are not
    always bad news for sea life, believe it or not. After Hurricane Katrina
    damaged or destroyed 90% of fishing boats in the Mississippi Sound, scientists observed a huge
    increase in dolphin births. Without all the fishing boats around, dolphins suddenly found themselves with tons of fish all at their disposal, and their populations thrived. And of course, hurricanes
    impact land animals, too. Sometimes they change
    ecosystems altogether. For instance, the Hawaiian island of Kauai is now inundated with feral chickens. Locals say they are the descendants of domesticated chickens that escaped when hurricanes blew open coops. And in North Carolina, torrential rains from Hurricane Florence overwhelmed more than 100 hog waste lagoons, possibly releasing pig waste
    into the local water supply. Unfortunately, research indicates that the intensity of
    hurricanes will only increase with climate change. So if we don’t get a handle on it soon, we’ll be in some deep shh pig waste, we’ll be in some deep pig waste. (compelling music) (electronic tones)

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    Paw Patrol Sea Patrol Sea Patroller Transforming Sea Rescue Vehicle || Keiths Toy Box

    September 16, 2019


    Hi everyone! Welcome to Keith’s Toy Box! Get ready to go on exciting rescue missions at sea with today’s surprise toy. It’s so big it doesn’t fit in the box. It’s the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller! Thanks to Spin Master for sending this to us! Go on exciting aquatic missions in this rescue vehicle that transforms from a land vehicle to a sea vehicle in one motion. It even comes with lights and sounds, Ryder’s ATV, a Sea Patrol Ryder figure, and an exploration raft, a baby octopus just like in the show, a buoy launcher, buoys and an anchor. The Sea Patroller can also hold up to two Sea Patrol vehicles. Combine it with other Sea Patrol toys to create your own Sea Patrol Rescue stories. Attach the hook to the back to dock the ship, then use the buoy launcher to save the baby octopus. There’s also a helipad for Skye, a crane for hooking the exploration cage, an opening for the vehicles, and a carrier for putting rescued creatures. So let’s open the box and check it out. There’s everything! Wow! Isn’t that awesome? It’s so big! Here’s how it looks from the top. There is the helipad for Skye on the left, and the driver seat for Ryder to control the ship, and the holding area. Here’s the opening hatch for the vehicles to go in. And here is the crane, you can move it all around, up and down. And it has a hook, for attaching the exploration cage. Like this. Cool! Now Ryder can ride in it and explore the ocean safely. And here are the included buoys. So cute, right? They even have these slots here for putting the buoys when you’re not using them. Let’s try out the buoy launcher. Just slip in the buoy here and press the button to launch. You can even direct it where you want the buoy to go. Cool, right? Let us put Ryder on the driver’s seat, where he fits in perfectly to control the ship. Awesome! And here is the anchor, it’s attached to this hook right here, so you can hook it to the side of the ship like this, or at the back. And here’s the very cute baby octopus. Once rescued you can put him safely inside the rescue carrier. Right here at the back of the ship. Ryder’s ATV also fits in the holding area, as well as other Paw Patrol Sea Patrol vehicles. You can open this latch, for the vehicles to come out. Now watch as we transform this sea vehicle into a land vehicle in one motion. Just slide this blue section forward towards the front of the ship, There! The wheels pop up and it’s now a land vehicle. The sounds are different too! More like a truck. Reminds you of the Paw Patroller doesn’t it? It even has suspension for sandy or rocky terrain. Then to turn it back into a ship just slide the control deck back. There! Now here’s a closer look at Ryder and his ATV. He’s wearing his Sea Patrol uniform, just like a divers suit. He’s got his scuba gear at the back, and you can also move his arms, head, and legs. And here is his ATV. Now if you compare it with the ATV that comes with the Paw Patroller, they’re actually exactly the same size, Except the one from the Sea Patroller has less details. Now if you have Skye’s transforming Sea Patrol vehicle, This is how you can land it on the helipad. It has slots to make it fit perfectly. And if you have other Sea Patrol vehicles you can fit up to two of them inside the holding area. Then the Pups can join Ryder on the deck too. The Sea Patroller is number 15. Here’s how the Sea Patroller compares with the other vehicles, the Mission Cruiser, the Paw Terrain vehicle, the Air Patroller, and the Paw Patroller. So that’s the Paw Patrol Sea Patrol Transforming Sea Patroller. Thanks to Spin Master for sending this to us! Please like this video or tell us what you think in the comments below. Thanks for watching Keith’s Toy Box and remember to subscribe for more videos. Remember, be kind to others and share what you have.

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    Guided tour on the sailboat – Ep. 4 BÁTOR ADVENTURES

    September 9, 2019


    Hey my name is Botond Bátor Bencsik
    from Hungary. I live the life fully. I’m a backpacker So guys, here I’m again. Yesterday I met
    my Hungarian friend, Laszlo and we gonna play some basketball,
    because he was also a basketball player in Hungary. The good thing in this gym.. I payed
    only one Euro for one our, for the whole area for playing basketball.
    And they have a shower! I can wash my clothes as well as you see, and get some
    warm shower. Hey guys! It’s the 7th of March today. I
    didn’t have any power to swim to the land so I was staying in the boat whole
    day. I’m preparing the dinner now listening the Odyssey of Homer.
    That’s gonna be a pasta and this is Homer. The food is ready I’m from Hungary near the Austrian border, the town called Sopron. It’s a lovely town and this
    is my street. Bátor in Hungary means brave, completely. I was always like a crazy kid, so my
    father and mother was always freaked out like I was just climbing to the biggest
    tree and I always wanted to do something else than others. We have a huge house as you see. I grew up with my great-grandpa
    grandma, my grandfather, my grandmother.
    So three generation was there when I was born. My great-grandpa had a farm in another
    part of Hungary. In that time the communism take everything from from
    people. So they took the house and the land My father got it back after the system
    changed. That was a nice place to grow up, close to the nature. Well, we did hiking a
    lot with my family. So it was really good to be in the nature and I love to stay
    in the forest Hey guys! Today is 8th of March and
    I’m the second day on the boat without touching the land. And outside… 30 knots
    wind. It’s gonna be like this all night and tomorrow afternoon… Storm Hey guys! It’s a new day. Yesterday I
    met to Hungarian surfer who lives here Bodi and Susie. I have to swim to the land
    now with the surf and with my backpack. And we’re gonna have fun Lovely! I’m going to swim every night here,
    in this water. Today morning when I left my boat I was
    in a hurry so I forget to bring my shirt and my
    coat with me and tonight we’re going to have a dinner with my Hungarian friends
    and Estella (Hungarian) Episode 2: Me and Jordin! The best person in the world. Bravo Bátor! The world need a person like you! Hey guys! Good morning! What a lovely day.
    The wind just stopped. It just slightly move a little bit. (Singing in Hungarian) Now I decide to
    pull up my sail again and heading south. But the wind is almost nothing, and
    the Sun is going down, so I decided to stay in Lobos. Maybe just stay on
    anchor and tomorrow: Follow my journey. Sun is setting! Let me show you guys my
    breakfast, what I use to eat when I am on the boat. This is Gofio, what is a
    kind of like corn (Canarian flour) So I just put it inside a water what is already boiling
    I’m making porridge now. And this like have highly protein inside and a lot of
    vitamins a d c b b b and now i add some salt and some…. serious, what is always
    good, lot of fibre, lot of… yeah… See! I don’t eat a small portion
    because I don’t know when I’m gonna eat next time so….
    In the morning after my exercises… I’m gonna put a banana inside as well.
    Yesterday I had three bananas, so one is gonna be inside a porridge.
    Let’s keep boiling – five minutes. So “blom, blom” porridge. Let’s put some peanut butter
    inside. From Norway “Kanel” so lovely and love cinnamon. Cinnamon is in. Next, a little chocolate. I like sweet. A mandarin! It’s gonna be nice with honey
    what I love – boom Porridge ready! Let’s go enjoy the Sun,
    enjoy the mantras of this beautiful day (Singing) Namah Shivaya namah shivaya namah
    shivay Life is good, especially today. Without the engine! I don’t even touch it.
    Okay guys wind is not so big. It’s a lovely day, so I decide I will do a bit
    of snorkeling. I saw a reef under, so I want to see some
    animals. There is plenty of sharks around. If I’m ending up somewhere, where I
    never been before, that’s also cool feeling. You can discover you can go
    around with your boat. And you have your home. You live on the boat, you you
    have your own home and and they can make it cozy. Let me show you my boat. This is
    the front cabin where I used to sleep Here I have a toilet what is really good.
    First aid for some cream, my longboard here. Underneath there is some storage
    and a lot of sailing stuff. Here is my gas. So this is the saloon. I have the kitchen
    on the right side. This is the electricity. I have a big battery here,
    another battery here, and another here. And I have a lot of food just here.
    There’s also a lot of things here. (playing harmonica) and this is some fishing equipments and
    diving equipment, some shampoo, some you know, some basic shit. The electric box, boom… looks like a mess I don’t like open this, and this is a old
    lamp, but it looks very cool I have a lot of books here. So I have these adventures
    books: Thor Heyerdahl you know is from Norway. This Hungarian guy: Aron, sailed
    around the world on six meters boat. Bhagavad-gita for the spiritual. I have
    DVDs because I have a television here. Underneath the cockpit I have the
    autopilot, a suitcase for the tools, some ropes here, there is a second sail. The
    petrol fuel, engine, the table and… Yeah, this rope is pulling the main sail,
    this rope is pulling genoa… That’s it! The boat is really dirty under, you’ll see. For me it’s a big struggle to live on
    the boat, because it’s kind of falling apart and the ocean wanna destroy it all the
    time, because you force the nature elements. Hey guys! It’s a new day and
    guess what? We are sailing! Leaving the island Corralejo and heading to south to
    find a dinghy Dinghy is my mission since two weeks such a nice speed, seven knots brilliant Wow! Today is the meal… it looks beautiful Some tomato, couscous ,veggies, right, booom! So, look where I am now. I am in Gran Tarajal, south of Port Aventura and I have this
    mission to find the dinghy so I am an anchor now as you see and there is a
    port just nearby. But they didn’t answer to my message. My plan is that: I will
    swim to the land and uploading the videos to you guys. And next episode I
    hope I will fix this dinghy issue. Don’t forget to subscribe! Like the video if
    you like it. If you don’t like it put the thumbs down, but if you like put a thumbs
    up! And follow my journey! Bye guys!

    [ENG] SOLARIS 55 – 4K Full Review – The Boat Show
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    [ENG] SOLARIS 55 – 4K Full Review – The Boat Show

    September 4, 2019


    (Upbeat music) – [Voiceover] With the
    boat show in Porto Rotondo, we are here for the Solaris Cup, where the latest model, the
    Solaris 55, is being debuted. The project is, once again,
    one of Javier Soto Acebal’s, the principal designer of the shipyard. (majestic, inspiring music) We are already sailing with the Code Zero, which is for fairer
    winds, and the main sail, which are sailing at a speed higher than that of the wind,
    which is seven to 7.2 knots. The boat speed is almost eight. (majestic, inspiring music) Solaris 55 is a fast cruise boat. Later we’ll see the interior,
    how welcoming it is. On deck, the layout is very simple, with the steering station
    in front of the helmsman. So, a single person with the help of the autopilot can
    easily guide the boat. (dramatic music) The hull lines are quite
    wide up to the stern. This has been the reason of installing two rudder stocks, to
    increase root stability. The boat is a bit safer to
    run, especially when listing. (majestic, inspiring music) The boat handles very smoothly. It responds to small movements,
    at least at this speed. But yesterday, while racing
    we found a strong wind up to 25 knots, speeds under
    Code Zero up to 12 knots. It is not like that today, however we can still guarantee a great experience. Today, though it started badly, has actually turned out to
    be generous with the wind. (upbeat music) As for the mast, you can choose between the aluminium fabrications painted black as in this case, or
    carbon – a little faster. Solaris 55 fits into a very
    popular section of the market. Between 50 and 55 feet
    there are many boats. This is one of the newest,
    one of the most modern, one that many ship owners
    will have their eyes on. (upbeat music) Forward, there is the
    traditional anchor locker, the sail locker, and as you can see the winch for the genoa is under the deck. This allows you to gain
    a bit more surface area, but especially to increase
    the efficiency of the sail. (dramatic music) The owner of this 55 is a
    cruiser who has owned many boats. He wanted a 110 horsepower D3 engine, therefore a bit exuberant on power, a large, supplementary
    alternator and a fuel purifier. (Majestic, inspiring music) The kitchen is in a traditional position, well equipped – two
    fridge drawers, a freezer, a drainage area, a double sink. Moreover, a set of storage drawers. (majestic, inspiring music) The interior is designed by
    the Solaris technical office. The layout is very
    traditional, with kitchen and the navigation table on the side of the stairs, three
    cabins, and three bathrooms. The owner’s cabin is in the bow. Aft, there is a VIP cabin
    with a large bathroom with separate shower, and another double. For the interior, an opaque
    teak finish has been chosen with great attention give to
    the direction of the grain. (majestic, inspiring music) It’s important to note
    that the owner’s cabin has a very comfortable
    bed that you can access from the sides, just like home. (majestic, inspiring music) (upbeat music)

    8 things to know before you buy a Rowing Boat
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    8 things to know before you buy a Rowing Boat

    September 3, 2019


    I’ve got here a variety of boats here for
    you to see the differences between one rowing boat and another. No boat can do everything just like no car
    can do everything. This boat is a lot wider and shorter than
    this boat which is very long and thin. So this is like your Grand Prix racing car,
    it’s a racing boat, it’s my racing boat. And it’s very slim, very unstable, impossible
    to learn to scull in. It’s impossible even to sit in this boat
    on the water without oars. Now the boat like the Yole here, you could stand up in this boat, turn around,
    stand on your head, without oars in it at all. So this is a stable boat, okay? The Turbos have an advantage which I will
    explain to you. You can stand in the bottom of the boat when
    you get in and out. Why is that important? Well, it affects how stable it feels. This is below the water line so when you get
    in it feels stable. You’re standing underneath the point around
    which it tips. That’s not the case with a racing boat. Let me show you. In a racing boat, you never stand on the hull
    in the bottom of the boat because it’s too fragile, and you have to stand here and this is above
    the tipping point. So as soon as you stand in a racing boat it
    feels really scary and you get white knuckle syndrome. So, this is not the way to learn. All the boats here have got outriggers, OK? And this is so that we could make the boat
    slimmer and that makes it faster than if you had to
    have the boat as wide as this. The distance between the gates is the same
    on all of the boats. Here the outrigger is attached by nuts and
    bolts. Here the outrigger on this boat is attached
    by clips, which are very quick to use. And this outrigger, this is a very interesting
    boat, slides forwards and backwards. All the boats have got sliding gear, some means of sliding forwards and backwards
    so that you can bend your legs and use your whole body to get more power out of the body. And all the boats have got something for you
    to press your feet against. This is called a stretcher. All of these boats are unsinkable. That’s to say, they’re full of air and
    you could throw as much water over them as you like and they won’t sink because they
    have built-in buoyancy. This whole space here is sealed and no air
    can get in or out of that and no water can get in or out. This is the same but you can see it’s a
    lot bigger, wider, more volume. What’s the difference? Well, if you were to row this through a wave
    that was only this high, then, this boat, the cockpit would fill with water and you’d
    have wet feet. And this boat would just simply ride over
    the top of it. The same with this one here… This Turbo Skiff has a decent volume and will
    cope well with waves in a harbour from a big launch wash from a ferry going by or something
    like that… whereas this one, again, it’s slim like
    a racing boat and on rough water you’ll find water rolling in here. It still won’t sink. You could go over this with an outboard motor
    and shred it to pieces and all the pieces would float because of the way it’s made. But you’d get wet inside the cockpit. The wider boats have got runners underneath
    or a keel and a skeg at the end. Whereas this one has virtually nothing to
    keep it straight but a tiny little fin here. This turbo skiff has got a flat bottom to
    keep it stable and as opposed to the separate riggers of the Yole or the racing boat, these
    boats both have what we call a wing-rigger. This rigger on the Turbo Skiff slides forwards
    and backwards so you would sit here and when you’re bending your legs, instead
    of going towards the boat or towards the rigger, the rigger comes towards you. This means that your mass, your weight, stays
    still in the middle of the boat. You’re not moving forwards and backwards
    all the time. And that reduces the amount of drag, which is what makes the boat go so
    fast. And it’s very, very easy to remove. We just undo these two butterfly nuts here,
    lift the rigger up and off it comes, very quick. This rigger, it’s very clever insofar as it’s made
    out of one big curved piece of aluminium so there’s no focal point for the stress
    and it’s very light. It’s quite amazing when you see the bulk
    of it. It looks as though it’s going to be heavy
    but it’s not heavy. And these clips enable you to remove the rigger
    quickly and easily. And the floats here, again, just a couple
    of bolts to remove those and you have yourself a boat that’s nearly
    a racing boat. It’s not quite as narrow and not quite as
    long as a racing boat. And this has, instead of a sliding rigger,
    a sliding seat, OK? And again, if we look at this stretcher here,
    you put your feet in there without any shoes on. In a racing boat, we put our feet in again
    without any shoes on because the shoes are already in the boat. They’re already attached to the boat. They’re
    part of the boat. These flexible shoes came in, in the 1970s
    when slides started to get longer and longer and longer till the point where people’s heels were
    lifting out of the heel traps and this meant that your feet would fall out of the shoes so that was no good, so flexible shoes, got
    around that problem. This boat, we call it a Yole, you can use
    it as a single or a double. At the moment it’s rigged as a double but
    it takes a jiffy to change it to a single. That’s it – rigged as a single, you move
    the stretcher to here and then it’s a single. Or you can take a passenger with you so you
    can use this as a real family boat. Really, to understand why this boat is suitable
    for use on the sea and it’s self-bailing – water that comes in and straight back
    out, you need to understand that the water line
    is here and it comes right to the tip of the boat here and there’s a gap between the water line,
    about that much, and the open aft. What you can also see on the Yole is that
    it’s made of two hulls really; an inner hull and an outer hull. This is how lifeboats are made so there is
    a lot of air trapped inside this space so that’s what keeps it afloat and makes
    it feel it feels like a cork – when you’re rowing
    on a rough sea, it just goes up and down with the waves, rides
    over the waves really easily. And any water that gets over the bows, if
    you do get water over the bows, then it just runs straight down here and out of the boat
    so it never fills up with water. You can use a Yole upriver on nice calm water
    but you can also row it on the Atlantic and I’ve done this. People have rowed across the channel in this
    boat. Somebody has even rowed around Iceland in
    one of these. Okay, just a brief word about materials. You can have boats like this Turbo Skiff made
    out of fibreglass and polyester or you can have it made out of polyethylene like this. Polyethylene is very tough and resilient and
    you could drop it and it would bounce. This actually is a section through a Yole
    and you can have a Yole made out of polyethylene also. Polyethylene is an industrial material. It’s the same thing that you make washing-up-bowls
    from. If you were using a Yole as a working boat
    then you’d want to have it as polyethylene. If you want to go fishing and leave your boat
    on the beach, then polyethylene is a good material to choose. But it’s heavier. The difference between a Yole in fibreglass
    and a Yole in polyethylene is about 30 pounds. But it’s cheaper because it’s made in
    an industrial process. Fibreglass, because it’s a hand-made product,
    it’s more expensive but it does look a lot nicer and it is lighter and therefore faster. If you’re going to use a boat in a club
    or a school where it’s going to get a lot of abuse then a polyethylene boat is a good
    idea. If you want to take your daughter or your
    granddaughter or your brother or wife out rowing then you need a boat that is capable
    of taking two people like the Yole here and if you want to row in the sea you definitely
    need a boat like this. And if you want to progress to a racing boat,
    then it’s a good idea to have a boat where you can go from having stabilizers when you
    learn to taking them off so you’re nearly here
    and then you can progress to a racing boat. So that’s a great boat for use in schools
    and clubs to teach people to scull. So there you have it. No one boat will do everything.

    Puffer Fish Constructs A Masterpiece of Love – BBC Earth
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    Puffer Fish Constructs A Masterpiece of Love – BBC Earth

    September 3, 2019


    unfortunately this small Japanese pufferfish is dull almost to the point of invisibility but to compensate he’s probably nature’s greatest artist to grab a female’s attention he creates something that almost defies belief [Music] his only tools are his fins in his head a plan of mathematical perfection [Music] he plows the sand breaking it up into the finest of particles [Music] these shells aren’t just rubbish to be removed he uses them to decorate the bridges of his construction [Music] he can’t rest for more than a moment but must work 24 hours a day for a week or the current will destroy his creation [Music] a final tidy up and his masterpiece is complete [Music] nowhere else in nature does an animal construct something as complex and perfect as this [Music] if this doesn’t get him noticed nothing will [Music]

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    3 Simple Sailboat Tips EVERY Sailor MUST know!! – Patrick Childress Sailing #26

    September 3, 2019


    today on Brick House How the U V rays of the Sun affect your eyes, sometimes requiring surgery and how some
    unexpectedly inexpensive sunglasses can be better protection than the designer
    brand, and then shock absorbers for the main and jib sail when the wind dies but
    the waves are still up take that terrible snap out of those
    sails, how to fish out and patch a broken jib leechline
    a day on shore with the natives and some local yachting Madagascar style keep the
    bailer close by. Hello my name is Patrick Childress on the sailboat Brick House. I
    grew up in the southwest section of Miami and in the summer’s out of high
    school in the late 1960s if my friends and I weren’t waterskiing on the nearby
    lake then we were out scuba diving on the nearby reefs. In those days no one
    paid any attention to what the UV rays of the Sun were doing to one’s skin or
    their eyes. In 1979 I left Miami on a 27 foot sailboat to sail solo around the
    world. After completing that trip the worst
    part of that whole voyage was having to have both of my eyes operated on for
    pterygium. Pterygium effects anybody who’s outdoors a lot; construction
    workers, farmers, sailors, anyone who is exposed to constant eye irritation like
    dust, wind and especially the UV rays of the Sun. Pterygium starts out as a
    ‘pinguecula’. Take a look at this pinguecula. A pinguecula starts on the inside
    corner of the eye nearest the nose and it generally has a yellowish cast to it
    and it’s complete with blood vessels as it grows across the white of the eye and
    encroaches on the cornea, the clear lens of the eye, that is then called pterygium
    and is spelled with a PT. It can actually pull and deform the eye like a muscle
    and cause an astigmatism and certainly at that point it needs to be operated on to
    be removed. The sunglasses that are just open to the side they’re a benefit but
    they allow far too many rays of the Sun and wind in to damage the eye. A hat
    certainly helps but really the best thing is to use wraparound sunglasses as
    long as you don’t need prescription glasses – you can’t get wraparound
    sunglasses in a prescription as of yet. Some of the best glasses are
    actually the least expensive. These are safety glasses that you can buy at any
    hardware store for five or six dollars. The most important thing is to look for
    the ANSI – the American National Standards Institute designation on the
    Temple of the eyeglasses this will show that the safety glasses have been tested
    for impact resistance in UV protection along with other measures, These glasses
    are made of polycarbonate polycarbonate which is a natural inhibitor of UV rays of the Sun. Even if the glasses are clear like these safety glasses they’re 100% well
    did they ever say one percent 99.99% UV resistant. When the wind has died but the
    waves are still up what to do to take that terrible snapping slamming out of
    the main and the jib when you still have to sail? The best remedy that I have
    found is to use a snubber just like this anchor snubber that normally attaches to
    the chain. It can be looped around the boom of a mainsail and hooked back on to
    itself or a separate line can be tied around the boom and then the snubber
    attached to it or if the line is long enough on the outboard end of the
    snubber it can just be tied around the boom with two wraps and then tied with
    the bowline back on to itself and if you’re hanging out in Southeast Asia
    you’ll always see these old motorcycle inner tubes laying along the roadway.
    They may not be good enough to hold air but they’re great for shock absorbers
    whether at a docks or for taking that shock loading out of a sail while you’re
    still out at sea. So when we set up the shock absorber on this mainsail there’s
    a bail already on the boom its easy to attach to and it’s in a set up so when
    the shock absorber reaches its full extension then the mainsheet will take
    over the load. This certainly eases the pressure on the
    gooseneck and the sails. This shock absorber is set up on a Swan 53 and it’s
    so easy to set up the shock absorber on a Swan because there’s so many winches
    and cleats and all kinds of options to attach the bitter end to. Of course
    there’s a preventer tied to the other side of the boom. In this situation the
    shock absorber is set up as a jib sheet and once it gets to its full extension
    then the jib sheet takes over its loading in this light air it’s just nice
    to have a running pole, a lightweight running pole, to help hold out the jib so
    it doesn’t have such a throw for its movement. The outboard end of the pole is
    attached to a sacrificial loop of line that’s tied through the clew of the sail
    it also acts like a great hinge point and these light winds for my own use I
    just don’t see any sense in going through all the trouble to set up fore and aft guys and topping lifts. It’s just as easy to man handle these running poles and
    especially these smaller lighter what I would call whisker poles. In this
    situation the jib sheet is doing what it’s supposed to do but shock absorber
    is easing the vertical slamming on the sail and here you can see a close-up of
    the sacrificial loop of line to which the upward end of the running pole is
    attached to, so shock absorbers are a big help to save the sails, save the
    gooseneck, save the rigging, and also to ease all that terrible sounding noise. On
    the jib of Brick House and this is the clew of the jib and this is where the
    leechline used to be. iIt chafed through on this little cleat and we have no more
    adjustment, so if my problem is how to get the leechline
    out so I can tie a new piece to it and get us back in business again. So I cut
    just a tiny hole with a razor blade knife right through here being very
    careful not to cut the remainder of the leechline.Then I took this lighter
    and singed the threads so nothing would come unraveled. So now I’ll take my
    rigging knife and dig out that broken leech line and I’ll have about this much
    left to tie a new piece of line to, and get us back in business again. That was easy enough – sometimes you get lucky. On the staysail we had the
    same problem of a damaged leech line because of that cleat, but there, there was
    enough line exposed at the bottom of the pocket of the leech lines where I
    could grab it and pull it down and raise the sail up away from it and then clamp
    the leechline with vice grips the jaws of which were wrapped in tape so that I
    wouldn’t be biting through and breaking the leechline so that gave me enough
    exposed leech line to where I could tie it to a new extension and that was a
    much easier process getting us back in business. So I joined this Dyneema to the
    old leech line and I left a little extra here because there was a worn section in
    here I don’t want to risk tying to a bad area and having that break so I’ll shove
    this down it has a bit of stiffness to it and I can feel it coming down if I
    run into any snags and I can use a retrieving tool like this to shove up inside and grab the line and
    pull it down. But I think this is gonna work out okay. There it is, good
    I had a long pair of needlenose pliers I could have also stuck up in there to
    help pull it down. I’ll give myself plenty of line to come through… I don’t even
    like using this anymore because of that chafe factor. I’m gonna go around it and
    just use the eyes since we don’t really adjust the sail that much and I’ll give
    myself plenty of line. So I wrapped the new Dyneema extension through the eyes
    several times and then tied it off bypassing those terrible sharp jaws of the
    adjusting cleat. I don’t want to turn this into a destination YouTube channel
    but there’s just so many fun things that we get into I just feel like I need to
    show it to somebody… so I have a series of videos here that I’ve strung together
    and this shows our new friend Paul who showed us around his island and then
    took us for our sail in his dhow. This is the son of my sister …oh the son of your
    sister so your ‘nephew’. A cruiser had given Paul a solar panel and a 12 volt battery
    AND a single light bulb so he has enough power to also run some simple
    electronics. Very cool…look at the little kitten – a little snowball! How many kittens? Are there five? four? ONE? Meow Meow…Only one little baby hah? Better bring you back to your mommy before she misses you too much ha? This roof is made from palm..and the wood is for planking. Oh yeah…. This was the middle of the dry season so
    there wasn’t the waterfall that we had hoped for. But does the pig get smart yeah yeah yeah…and learn not to go…maybe he sees trap, and not to go yeah yeah yeah so maybe he see trap he see food but nah.. too dangerous…no
    no no no he like some food yeah because you you like some, you
    love some Rafia.( a flower seed) And how often do you catch pig? Maybe one or two weeks like this, they come in. Yes, On the first day, you make some seed and the pigs you come in to eat one day.
    ????///Oh ok… A Frenchman had been living on
    this island and went away for a couple of weeks at which time he died but while
    he was away a bad storm came along and washed his sailboat way up onto the sandy
    beach near the mangroves and it’s been sitting here now for several years. We had a fantastic fish lunch with rice
    and mango salad Singing… Thank you Paul for a fantastic day!

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    Bizarre Air Breathing Fish!

    September 3, 2019


    – Wow it is windy out here today so I’m gonna have to
    talk loud for the cameras but right now we’re
    exploring the mud flats here in Haines, Alaska. There is a water system
    pushing its way up through here it’s probably gonna draw in a bunch of really
    cool creatures. Lucky for me, I happened
    to bring this little net. Let’s head out in there
    and see what we can find. Got it, yes! Holy cow the net is
    absolutely full of them. Oh no they’re pricking me. (exclaims) (dramatic music) – [Narrator] It doesn’t matter
    where in the world you travel as long as you can find a place where the ocean
    meets the shoreline, there are tide
    pools to be explored and creatures
    waiting to be found. Even as far north
    as Haines, Alaska. – We’re on a mud flat
    right now, the tide is low. Maybe a good chance to
    find some creatures, there’s a bunch of little
    flies and bugs moving around. Maybe some crabs, could
    be some marooned fish let’s head up this way
    and see what we can find. I dunno what lives
    in these tide pools so I’m just gonna kinda
    feel around Raccoon style and see if I can
    scoop anything up. Oh look at that. – [Crew Member] Whoa.
    – Wow I dunno what those are, yeah they might be little
    sand fleas or something. Alright let’s check
    out this kelp bed. I would love to find some
    sorta little crab in here. Or maybe some fish,
    hopefully they don’t bite. – [Narrator] What we are
    looking at here are Kelp Isopods and yeah they do bite. – Oh it absolutely stinks, like somewhere between
    the ocean and sewage. Gross. Alright let’s keep going. Check this out, I just
    flipped over this rock, look at this huge green
    worm like creature. – [Crew Member] Is
    that a Nereid Worm? – Yeah it is a Nereid Worm, let me get it in some
    water and rinse it off. – [Crew Member]
    That’s a big one. – Wow, that is a big one, umm
    here, back up a little bit. Let me rinse it off. Whoa it’s all green and,
    look at that, look at that. – [Crew Member] It’s crazy.
    – Wow. Hold on I’m gonna pick
    it back up in my hand. Oh it’s slimy. Got it. Wow, that’s a Nereid
    Worm right there. It’s like the
    caterpillar of the ocean. I have never seen one of
    these up in this area, we flipped over many
    rocks and this is the first one that we’ve seen. That is wicked looking. – [Crew Member] And
    they can swim right? – They can swim,
    they can also bite. I’m not sure which
    species but look at how iridescent this creature is, emerald in coloration and it’s
    just reflecting the sunlight. That is so cool looking. It’s just kinda feeling
    around right now, you see his front
    pinchers out there. (exclaims) He tried to bite me. – [Crew Member] Did it hurt? – No, it didn’t actually bite but I saw it’s pichers come out. Alright I’m putting
    him back under his rock and let’s see what
    else we can find. – [Narrator] After a near
    bite from a Nereid Worm, it was time we move
    on to the next spot. You never know what you
    will find at low tide and these pools were alive
    with creepy crawlies. – This could be a good rock
    to flip, let’s check this out. Whoa, holy cow, look
    at this, look at this. Where’d it go, where’d it go. It’s a big Prickleback
    Eel, right there. Got it. – [Crew Member]
    That’s a good one. – Wow, look at that. – [Narrator] The
    rock Prickleback has a distinct eel like
    appearance, however, they’re not considered true eels but rather are a
    species of bony fish. They range up and
    down the Pacific coast and can reach nearly two feet
    in length when fully grown. – Yeah he’s just slinking along wanting to get back
    into the water. I think If we move in deeper, we’ll find some pockets of water that potentially have
    some larger fish. – [Narrator] When the tide
    recedes animals will do their best to stay hidden in
    the deeper pockets of water. I often find that these
    areas yield the best results when attempting to
    discover creatures. And whether you are
    using your hands, or in this case a small dip net, all it takes is a little
    patience and eventually your efforts will pay off. – Guys, guys, we got a
    pocket of water up here it’s like alive with fish,
    I can’t tell what kind it is but it’s a little bit deeper and I think we can definitely
    catch some, come on. Okay I can see ’em
    all moving up here in this pocket of water. I’m gonna just bring the net
    through, try to keep up with me I’m gonna scoop up
    as many as I can. Let’s see how many
    I can catch, ready? – [Crew Member] Yep go for it. – Oh yeah I got a tonne
    of ’em, check this out. Yes, holy cow man that is
    absolutely full of ’em. We get all these weeds out. Wow, and they look like some
    type of little Goby species. Oh no they’re pricking me. Look at that, my
    net is full of fish. Wow look at that, okay well I’ve caught six of them
    in the net and honestly I’m not sure exactly what
    species of fish this is. They look like Gobys and
    I’m saying that because their head kinda
    looks like a tadpole, the body looks like a fish. They also have these
    little spikes coming out of the side of their head
    that are rather sharp. I’m gonna actually
    have to look these up but they are absolutely filling
    up these little tide pools, they’re absolutely everywhere. And I could just see them
    skidding across the surface because the water is
    shallow I was able to just skim the net across and scoop
    up, what do I have there, one two three four five six
    of them, right now, Wow. – [Narrator] As it turns out, this is actually
    a species known as the Pacific Staghorn Sculpin, which gets its name from the
    spines on the side of its head which resemble the
    antlers of a stag. And while I was excited
    to come across this fish they’re incredibly common
    in coastal lagoons. – Let’s take a moment
    to take a look at just a single one of these fish because
    they’re so unique looking. Now if I was a predator
    and I were to come in and try to eat this fish,
    I imagine those hooks would get stuck in my throat, could potentially
    choke me and kill me. And their eyes are
    really beautiful, almost looks like a
    rainbow design in the pupil and he keeps
    puffing up his head. Now if this is a
    species of Goby, most Gobys are able to
    breathe air out of the water. – [Narrator] Believe
    it or not, like a Goby, the Sculpin is also
    capable of breathing air. – That’s one cool looking
    little ocean creature. And that’s one of the
    coolest things about exploring tide
    pools, you never know what it is that you’re
    gonna come across. I’m Coyote Peterson,
    be brave, stay wild, we’ll see on the next adventure. – [Narrator] If you thought
    this adventure at low tide was exciting, make sure
    to go back and watch as we found and got up close
    with a giant black Sea Hare. And don’t forget, subscribe so
    you can join me and the crew on our next big adventure. – I can feel him
    gripping onto my arm, I mean I can feel him actually,
    like, wrapping around me and I can feel his little
    tongue under there, can’t bite right? – [Guest Presenter] No,
    these guys are vegetarians they mostly eat algae and kelp. (animal noises)