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    Fish Tales: Unsinkable
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    Fish Tales: Unsinkable

    January 30, 2020

    (Sad music starts) J.J.: It started out one morning in March
    back in about the mid 1980s. Kind of chilli morning but it was calm, like glass on the
    ocean, so we went out to the BR. It was about 32 miles out. And, uh, started catching some
    fish and did very well catching snapper and grouper and, uh, just a variety of fish. Uh, started seeing the weather get a little
    bit nasty a front was supposed to come through but not that early and it came in a little
    earlier. So we started heading back. Seas built from about probably from flat seas to
    about 4 to 6. We’re in a 19 ft Mako with uh, 85 Hp motor on it. Which for that many people
    on that boat that was probably a little underpowered. I had just started coming back. The seas got
    rough. The winds were out of the Northwest, which, uh, we were heading to the West, so
    we were running into the waves. Pounding pretty good. Got in about, probably, to about 18,
    19 miles. Uhm, hit a pretty good wave and it shorted out the electrical system on the
    boat. It shut the motor off. The waves were coming
    in pretty quick. We tried to get the anchor down to, uh, get the bow turned into the waves.
    Didn’t do it in time and took a wave over the, uh, side of the boat. It filled the boat up with water. A lot of
    our tackle floated out. Life jackets floated out. Different things. We finally did get the anchor out but by that
    point we had got so much water in the boat that when it would go over waves and the back
    of the boat would go down it would actually go under the water. The boat was pretty much in distress at that
    point. Because it got so nasty, a lot of other boats were having issues too. We made a call to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard
    told us they had no vessels available. About that time Capt. George Strate on the Miss
    Mayport heard my distress call and asked me where I was at. He punched my numbers in and he turned and
    started coming towards me. I could see him from about 4 or 5 miles out but because we
    were so low in the water he couldn’t see us. So he told me to light a flare and stand up
    as high as I could on the boat. I didn’t have a T-Top. All I had was a center console. I
    stood up on the console with the flare and waved it. He could see it from time to time. As he approached my vessel he could tell it
    was in pretty rough shape. He instructed the crew members on my boat to go one at a time.
    Jump over from my boat with a life jacket and swim up to him and he would hoist them
    into their boat. His boat was about an 85 ft. commercial fishing
    boat. So as they would get up there he would lift them in. Well when he said to go one at a time it was
    like a mass exodus. All four people on my boat exited the boat swimming fairly quickly
    toward the rescue boat: the Miss Mayport. As they got to the boat the biggest, heaviest
    one was the first one to reach the boat. They began to hoist them guys up into the
    boat. I stayed with the, uh, with the ship. Once they were aboard the captain instructed
    me to tie a rope off to the bow. I did that. As he started to pull the boat there was so
    much water in it it ripped the cleat out of the bow. So we had to rig it up a different
    way. And he told me, if this don’t work we’re just going to have to let the boat go and
    take you back. Fortunately, it did work. We got the boat
    going. Once we got it going the boat naturally drained the water out through the drain plugs
    and the bilge was able to catch up and get everything from below deck. Fortunately, we saved all our fish and all our rod
    and reels but most of our tackle, tackle boxes, and some of the hatches that were on the boat
    that weren’t hinged floated away. All our life jackets floated away. The Coast Guard
    met us about 10 miles offshore and, uh, did a boat inspection. And, uh, questioned us
    about the life jackets. With the exception of the ones we wore everything else washed
    away. We made it back in but, uh, we learned a big lesson that day. And it was one you
    don’t overload your boat with 5 people with an 85 hp motor and go thirty something miles
    out. And don’t play with those fronts cause if they say it will be an hour or two hours
    or twelve hours coming in, it can speed up or slow down. Its just not something to play

    Last To Sink Wins $10,000 – Challenge
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    Last To Sink Wins $10,000 – Challenge

    September 11, 2019

    abcdefgkjdwhder, 1dasssssssss kccsaacsacscs I’ll fortnite dance on ur grave yeet yeet i am a clickbaiter unsubscribe to morgz hes so friggin ugly so y can see my ads In today’s challenge, each contestant will be building their own raft these guys are epicly ugly and when they win, after the they just give the money back to me , let’s start click baiting My name is Bald Martin and I am contestant number 1 I think I’ve got a good chance at winning this challeng Because I’m not heavy, unlike contestant number 2 wHaT? I may be a little heavy because I am, a 1000 lbs all that means though is I’ll just make a stronger wrath And finally That leaves me Contestant number three, I’m smart. I’m creative and I want to stay out of that freezing cold water So I know for sure I’m gonna win this challenge Each contestant will have one hour to build their raft and then will enter the pool with one we will sink click away oh, uh and one last thing. I forgot to mention time Starts now Im off! Okay, guys I’ve just arrived at B&Q in case you don’t know B&Q is a DIY shop And it’s filled with loads of supplies that I know will help me with today’s challenge now I’m not sure where Mum and Martin are but hopefully they won’t have came here because I don’t want them stealing my supplies Team morgz, let’s get in there and let’s start crafting our raft Okay, guys, I’m inside being to you right now. I’m just looking around trying to find some supplies for my raft Hey, excuse me lady stop right there (Gasp) Morgan?! What are you doin’ ‘ere? What am I doing here more like what are you doing here? Are you copying my items again? I am sick of it SERIOUSLY?!? Again? Hey! You! Stop right there! (Gasp) Morgan, Jill what are you doin’ ‘ere? What we doing here what are you doing here? Are you trying to copy us? Wait a sec, you’re copying me? No, Morgan You’re copying me. I think you two are copying me. I’m not copying you or Jill Morgan You’re definitely copying Martin. No Jo, I think Morgan’s copying you Martin Jill. I’m not copying either of you So does that mean that I’m copying Martin? No, Jill I think that means am copying you but does that mean that we’re both copying Morgan? .Both of you just shut up I don’t care who’s copying you I’m off to get my supplies. Yeah, Morgan me too. Martin. Stop copying me No Jill you’re copying me remember? wait, so does that mean that if Martin’s copying Morgan then does that mean that I’m copying Morgan? I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE! Okay, guys, I’ve been thinking for a few minutes and I think I’ve come up with a plan I found a sheet of wood and I’m gonna craft this into a raft let me explain my sheet of wood has a big surface area so it can be hard to sink and And everyone knows boats are square However, the sheet of wood will not be no I need to get creative and think well, it’s gonna attach to this to make it even harder to sink And also I need to be quick Hi guys. I’ve been looking around this shop and I’ve just come up with that great idea I found these extra large black tools and check this out guys. I can fix inside it. This is really really comfortable So since it’s tub, it’s so big and Hollow inside. I think this is gonna stay a float However, I just use this tube as it is it will tip over and I could fall into the water So I’m gonna keep looking around and see if I can find anything else to add to this tool team bald. I’m feeling confident Okay, guys, I’m just around the entire shop and to be completely honest I haven’t got any ideas of what to build. I need something that I can sit on. There’s gonna keep me a float That’s gonna keep me comfortable and I just can’t think of anything. I literally just need something to sit on like a chair If I get chair and then find something to attach on to it to help keep it afloat Not only will I not sink, but I’ll be comfortable at the same time.Morgz, you’re a genius Now let’s go get a chair Okay, guys, I’ve been looking around and I think I found a perfect thing to add to my board. Check this out guys It’s polystyrene.Polystyrene is very light and it definitely floats So if I cover my board with polystyrene? It’s gonna take me one step closer to building the Unsinkable raft. Oh guys check this out I have just found the perfect thing to add to my top. These massive rolls are over think about it If you attach one of these to each side of the top then it’s going to stop it from tipping over and keep it a float oh ho guys I’m a genius ladies and gentlemen I have just came up with the best idea as you can see over here There’s loads of water tanks. These are used to keep water in But today I’m going to be using them to keep water out If I attach one of these to each side of the chair, then I don’t think I’ll ever sing team morgz I think this challenge is mine right guys I’ve just arrived home with all my items My watch is telling me that I only have 30 minutes left to get my wrap ready So I need to get a move on so guys step number one is attach the polystyrene to the board. I’ve got a glue.I’ve got rope And I’ve got tape.So let’s waste no time and let’s begin crafting the raft Okay, guys, I’ve just arrived with all my supplies now it’s time to get crafty as you can see I’ve got lots and lots of duct tape and I’m going to use this duct tape to attach this bubble wrap To each side of this box, but remember guys the times ticking away so it’s time to get a move on This is going to take a while Okay guys, as you can see I’m back home and I’ve got all of my supplies at the ready Now I only just arrived by and I think I can hear Martin and Mom So that means I need to get a move on. I only have 25 more minutes to build my device So there’s no time to waste. So guys the step number one. We need to add extra Protection to the water tanks as you see this right here is just a lid So I’m gonna add loads of duct tape to make sure it stays sealed Guys my safety raft is complete, but I’ve just got another great idea I’m gonna coat the raft in duct tape to make you that extra bit strong Let’s do this ladies and gentlemen Step one completed as you can see, my floats are now complete. All afternoon now is attach the, To my tub and then I’ll have the ultimate raft However, I’m gonna need some more duct tape. I’ve already used a row Okay, guys the tanks are successfully sealed with duct tape, but now it’s time for the hard part I need to find a way to attach both of these tanks onto each side of the chair and I think There’s only one way to do. It duct tape duct tape an even more duct tape So what are we waiting for guys? Let’s get started Ladies and gentlemen, the raft is Complete and the heart of the raft We have a solid piece of oak wood and therefore the middle layer. We have some extra fleuti Polystyrene and to top it off and to hold it all together. We have extra strong duct tape And looking at my watch, I have 10 minuets to spare, so I’m gonna have some fun and play on my Peppa Pig Space Hopper Wait a minute guys, that gives me an idea These peppa pig space hoppers are really floating and i’ve got battle three of these So why don’t I attach these onto my raft to make it even more flimsy but before we do that one last thing we Right guys with five minutes to spare I’m happy to say that I have completed my wrap and I think there’s only one thing left to do roll the cinematics Guys as you can see My rap is complete. It feels solid Sturdy and I’m confident it will not sink and if you don’t believe me just sit back and watch ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I am happy to say that my build is officially complete And now I think you guys all know was coming roll the cinematics Guys with one minute to spare. I’m proud to say that my rap is ready And I think that means there’s only one thing left to do roll the cinematic Okay, guys The one-hour preparation time is over and all three of us are here in our completed rats We’ve got Jill in her Whatever you call this thing Morgan it’s called the Peppa Pig Mobile! Of course we’ve got me in my floatie Chair Mobile and then we’ve got Martin in his box It’s not just a box. It’s a floating box. And of course as well as the rafts, we have the pool now before we all enter the pool and see who can survive the longest I Say we go in one by one and see if our devices actually float Morgan. Sounds good to me. Yeah, Morgan I’m so confident. I haven’t even got my bikini. Yeah. Sure. That’s the reason you didn’t wear your bikini. Ah What you mean? Okay guys mom’s device is in the pool and it’s floating But will it be floating once mom gets onto it free? to Go oh My gosh, there’s also put it on suet. Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my gosh Oh Martin what do you think does this count? I mean technically she’s staying afloat. She isn’t sinking her head is still out of the water you know what Morgan I ellefuc:!?8/( eoncepjxoajxapxj mum suckszxxxxxx Think it counts. However, I don’t think she’d be able to stop him there too long. My legs are getting really really cold You’re right (?) Its freezing! Okay guys it is time for Martin to enter the pool his device is floating, but will it keep floating once he gets in it? Let’s find out. Oh my gosh, where we goes? Goes, oh my gosh. This is it Wait, wait, wait a sec. Oh My gosh Martin you go get inside a little bit It’s working. However, I’ve got to hope that no water gets inside the box. I also I’m going down like the Titanic Well looks like Martin has Officially passed and now I guess that only leaves one more person Morgz it’s your turn. Okay guys as you can tell the device is Floating but now it’s time for the big moment. Will it still be floating when my 200-pound body is sitting on that chair. Let’s find out haaawa hawwa hawwwaaaaaa wawwa hawwwa hawwwaa It’s a little bit slow people, I think it’s like check it out guys. It actually feels pretty solid guys I got a little bit nervous when the last water times started to crack, but I guess it’s holding up pretty well Yeah, Morgan, I guess it;s a pass Don’t think the left water tanks gonna last for much longer So I think Morgan’s gonna be going out first But now everybody is in the pool and it’s time to begin though asked to sing a challenge Guys, I’m not sure how long this is gonna last but hopefully not too long because my feet are already so sexy So he’s my boom Okay, guys we’ve been in the pool now for about an hour and so far my raft is holding up pretty good so far Absolutely, no water’s got inside the tube and I’m staying afloat. Just fine. Honestly, I’m having fun I think I could do this for hours as for Morgan and Joan. Let’s see how they are guys Guys, I am bloomin’ freezining! I can’t feel my legs any more. And as for my bum! I don’t even know if I’ve got ’em anymore! And these stupid Peppa Pig balls have nothing for me I’m staying afloat pretty well, but I don’t how much longer I can last in this freezing cold water guys Mum’s right about the water it is Absolutely freezing Jill said she can’t feel a bum well I can’t feel my feet. Just like mom I’m staying afloat pretty well, but I don’t know how much longer I can last in this freezing cold water Guys it’s been about one and a half hours since we entered the pool and as well has been really really cold I’m starting to get hungry. I just don’t know why I always forget to bring food with me to these challenges I could really use some sweets right now or a chocolate bar chocolate bar Chocolate bar did someone say chocolate bar Morgan? It was me. I’m so hungry Oh, well Jill, it’s your lucky day. Because what I remember to bring with me A chocolate bar! Oh Morgan Thank you so much. I really need it Yeah Mom it’s chocolate crunch. I’m sure you will love it. Oh, thank you so much Morgan. I’m so hungry I really need it. Well Actually thinking about it. I’m pretty hungry as well wait What it’d be a shame if I ate it all myself Morgan, no remember sharing is caring mom. You’re right sharing is caring but not when you’re in a challenge No! nO! Morgan I thought we were friends but not anymore THIS IS WAR okay now that the scene is over Okay, guys I’ve lost track of how long we’ve been in the pool, I’m just so cold I can’t feel any of my bottom half I feel like I’m floating torso So I don’t think my legs are gonna work again after this video they’re frozen the guys I have come up with an idea to warm me up. I don’t think Morgan and Martin are gonna like it. Oh, no guys What the hell is he talking about guys? This does not sound good guys. I need to do something to warm me Oh, I don’t think I’ve got any other choice. If I do nothing. I’m gonna have to forfeit. This is my only hope Im gonna have to wee in the pool! What you better be joking Jill if you wee this pool, I will never go near you again. That is disgusting. And anyway, this is my pool I spent $1000 on it. You can’t just wee in it Too late Oh No, I think I can smell it Oh nOo, Your buying me a new pool after this challenge. That is Unacceptable. Come on guys. It’s only a bit of wee, I do it all the time on holiday Oh, no, not acceptable behavior for 55 year old lady You know what Morgan we need to get back for that Joe Martin. I think that is a great idea GuYS WhAt YoU dOiNg?!? NO! You don’t have to do this! It was an accident! It just slipped out! I dInDn’T mEaN iT I’m your girlfriend! I’m your mom! I’m out of here Guys I’m so cold I’ve been in the pool now for what feels like an eternity and it’s just getting harder and harder as they always go by the Temperature drops more and more and that just makes it even colder for me. Guys. I really wanna forfeit and leave the pool Oh, I can’t do this anymore. Wait No, I’m not gonna forfeit. I’m Morgz! I’m the challenge King There is no way I am giving up even if that means becoming a human Iceblock. Morgan I know you’ve got a heart of steel and you never give up this time you have to there’s no way that you can last longer than me, especially with my masterpiece Morgan I came here for days weeks months Years, you might as well give up bro before you end up pissing yourself even more You know what Martin? You’re I I caught last as long as you but if you’re really so confident that your raft is Unsinkable and it really is a masterpiece and why don’t we settle this like real men? let us have a battleship 1v1 I’m the last man standing wins the $10,000. HmMmm. You know what Morgan? You’re on if you wanna battle you’ve got a battle and there’s no way you are sinking my ship Morgan are you ready? I’m ready Martin are you ready? I’m ready Well guys is time for the final battle Three two one go Morgans trying to fill Martin’s boat with water. He’s trying to sink ‘im! Martin is retaliating These guys are really going for it! OOOH Morgans going with the back of the boat. He’s tryin’ to sink Martin by pushing into his boat ThIS IS CraZy. I have never seen anything like this in my life! Martin is stuck in the corner! OoH OoH! He’s grabbing Martin’s boat He’s trying to sink him! ThIS iS cRaZy ThIs Is LiKe NoThInG iV’e SeEn BeFoRe Martin’s boat is full! NO! Morgan’s done it! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH Ladies and gentlemen, your winner is Morgz YESSSSSSSSS Guys make sure you subscribe to the channel. We are on the road to 10 million Subscribers and make sure you cop the brand new Spray-paint morgz merch is gonna be available below this video right now in the merch shell Thanks for watching. Peace out

    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.