dylan winter

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9 hours ago, Zora said:

Please.... no.... I've never spoken to someone so adamant to disagree with everything. 

 

Boats in general are too much maintenance. Although a properly built/coated steel boat isn't all that bad. The time you spend maintaining the coatings on a steel boat from what i can see would be spent rebedding deck hardware and chasing leaks in a fibre glass hull. My boat hasn't had a single deck leak in almost 2 years since i've had her, as virtually all my gear is welded on. There are merits to each and every material i guess. 

Plus, FRP isn't a perfect material either... Over time, the fibres can stretch and (larger boats specifically) can get....floppier... which ironically, so do their owners. 

I like steel, as boats built from it tend to me more sturdy and stable and can take a fair bit of abuse. To each his own, if we were all the same would't life be boring? I love boats of all shapes, sizes and construction.... Sometimes i wish i had a small frp boat so i could get out sailing more.

I am a 63 year old serial owner and sailor of crap plastic boats

never had a deck leak

I had a leaky window on a 50 year old boat - fixed it with glue gun - 5 minute job

then fixed it again two years later - five minute job

D

 

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13 hours ago, Zora said:

Plus, FRP isn't a perfect material either... Over time, the fibres can stretch and (larger boats specifically) can get....floppier... which ironically, so do their owners. 

I

Watch it smart guy. You won't be young and handsome forever.

 

3 hours ago, dylan winter said:

I am a 63 year old serial owner and sailor of crap plastic boats

never had a deck leak

I had a leaky window on a 50 year old boat - fixed it with glue gun - 5 minute job

then fixed it again two years later - five minute job

D

 

Dylan himself on the other hand, has several leaks that we have been unable to seal. :lol:

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better men than I would have removed all the windows and re-bedded them with Oxymoron 55 Sticky Glue stiff stuff. But that would have turned 2 x 5 minute jobs into a mucky weekend.

Dylan

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For Ajax - a while back - 'Phone sanitizers?'

 

They were an actual thing once.... I actual saw one at work in about 1974... came into the agent's office at about 1710.... sanitized the phone... and left..... took about 3 minutes...

I wonder what they did for a living after the advent of mobile phones...although I think they disappeared long before that.

It was vaguely akin to the current fashion of having  'trundler handle sanitizing wipe dispensing machines' as you enter supermarkets.

 

OK the question was asked a while ago.... I just haven't checked this thread in a while....sorry...

 

 

 

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It’s a nerd trigger.  You get it instantly, or you don’t.  

Vaguely related: When I first started working for a corpseration, I had a problem with my office phone (which turned out to be “user error”) so I summoned “Tech Support.”  A couple of days later, the most amazingly attractive young woman shows up in my office in Carharts and a tool belt and crawls under my desk, leaving only an extremely shapely derrière protruding, which flexed and twitched as she worked.  Right in front of my lap. Keep in mind: Nerd. Only recently released from grad skool. 

:blink:

It was only with amazing restraint, that I refrained from having “phone troubles” every week!

Seriously, it was completely and totally a porn set-up.

Come to think of it, just about that time, I was working “late” (before midnight, I think) one night in that office, when a couple of crazy-looking shaggy guys with a big spool of wire and a ladder shambled down the hallway, muttering crazy nonsense to each other.  “Hey!,” One of them stuck his head in the door, “Do you wanna be on The Internet?”

”The what now...?”

”Trust me, it’ll be great!”

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while we are on an epic Fred Drift i can also remember a bloke who came around the office with a beret and a bag with small artist brushes sticking out of it. He was a typewriter maintenance man

another job bites the dust

D

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11 hours ago, Cisco said:

For Ajax - a while back - 'Phone sanitizers?'

 

They were an actual thing once.... I actual saw one at work in about 1974... came into the agent's office at about 1710.... sanitized the phone... and left..... took about 3 minutes...

I wonder what they did for a living after the advent of mobile phones...although I think they disappeared long before that.

It was vaguely akin to the current fashion of having  'trundler handle sanitizing wipe dispensing machines' as you enter supermarkets.

 

OK the question was asked a while ago.... I just haven't checked this thread in a while....sorry...

 

 

 

Initially thought this was a dog whistle reference to Douglas Adams Hitchhiker series, per Toddster's Nerd reference comment.

(Thread drifting further away......)

- Stumbling

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Trust me they did exist once - and they definitely were useful. We seem to have forgotten how disgusting a phone could become in an office environment!

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2 hours ago, stumblingthunder said:

Initially thought this was a dog whistle reference to Douglas Adams Hitchhiker series, per Toddster's Nerd reference comment.

(Thread drifting further away......)

- Stumbling

It was! You missed Dylan's earlier explanation to me further up-thread.

I have read the book, but it's been ages and I had completely forgotten the reference. I've never seen the movie all the way through.

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9 minutes ago, alphafb552 said:

Trust me they did exist once - and they definitely were useful. We seem to have forgotten how disgusting a phone could become in an office environment!

I worked in a fork-lift repair place for one summer - the phone was a  rotary dial

fek it was a horrible thing covered in human and forklift grease

D

 

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I could need somebody to clean my keyboard at the office. 

Then again, I might just ask my secretary to order a new one. 

What was this thread about again? 

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Yeah I work in IT and peoples laptops/phones/keyboards are just super gross, just no-one cares anymore. Probably improves everyones immune systems anyway

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On another note, I may take a shot at making some more videos - I gave up last time as it was so. much. work.

My boat's in Mexico and I'm heading back there in october to spend a month working on it and then sailing around mexico some more till march, when I'll head over to french polynesia. I'm not sure how much demand there is for a mid 30s bloke sailing around in a reasonably fit out 1980 hunter but we'll see

Anyone got any advice? So far I've got 

- avoid 'talking head style'

- more 'sailing shots' and discussion of why I'm doing stuff

- first video maybe a walkthrough of boat?

I have a cheap Chinese go-pro knock off and a canon 7D and no idea what editing software to use

 

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23 hours ago, Cisco said:

'Phone sanitizers?'

They were an actual thing once.... I actual saw one at work in about 1974

My God. I thought Douglas Adams was kidding.

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28 minutes ago, alctel said:

Yeah I work in IT and peoples laptops/phones/keyboards are just super gross, just no-one cares anymore. Probably improves everyones immune systems anyway

That’s why I don’t use anybody else’s keyboard, phone or laptop. 

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54 minutes ago, alctel said:

On another note, I may take a shot at making some more videos - I gave up last time as it was so. much. work.

My boat's in Mexico and I'm heading back there in october to spend a month working on it and then sailing around mexico some more till march, when I'll head over to french polynesia. I'm not sure how much demand there is for a mid 30s bloke sailing around in a reasonably fit out 1980 hunter but we'll see

Anyone got any advice? So far I've got 

- avoid 'talking head style'

- more 'sailing shots' and discussion of why I'm doing stuff

- first video maybe a walkthrough of boat?

I have a cheap Chinese go-pro knock off and a canon 7D and no idea what editing software to use

 

Make sure to link it when you have one done :) 

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56 minutes ago, alctel said:

On another note, I may take a shot at making some more videos - I gave up last time as it was so. much. work.

My boat's in Mexico and I'm heading back there in october to spend a month working on it and then sailing around mexico some more till march, when I'll head over to french polynesia. I'm not sure how much demand there is for a mid 30s bloke sailing around in a reasonably fit out 1980 hunter but we'll see

Anyone got any advice? So far I've got 

- avoid 'talking head style'

- more 'sailing shots' and discussion of why I'm doing stuff

- first video maybe a walkthrough of boat?

I have a cheap Chinese go-pro knock off and a canon 7D and no idea what editing software to use

 

I got a Go Pro a few years back.  Was all hot to get a drone.  However, I quickly realized that the time required to edit and find music (legally) to use, etc was a whole lot more work.  Truthfully, if you're not already into video, pictures and editing, your 'episode' count is likely to be small....

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7 hours ago, alctel said:

Yeah I work in IT and peoples laptops/phones/keyboards are just super gross, just no-one cares anymore. Probably improves everyones immune systems anyway

I used to teach sophomore microbiology, and as part of the “lab” class students had to apply the scientific method and devise their own experiment to test a hypothesis.  About two thirds of the class would always test for E. coli on various surfaces around campus. Basically, anything that people put their hands on is... nasty. 

One group tried to measure the diameter of the “aerosol target” around public toilets. Let’s just say that they got an “A” and very, very, scared. 

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I did medicine in the sixties, one microbiology prac was plating finger surfaces after they touched human waste through varying numbers of layers of toilet paper.

Even the wadders grew something...

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I tell my family that everything in the world is coated in semen and poo.

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4 hours ago, IStream said:

I tell my family that everything in the world is coated in semen and poo.

Watch out for the eventual erection.

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4 hours ago, IStream said:

I tell my family that everything in the world is coated in semen and poo.

 

9 minutes ago, leuk said:

Watch out for the eventual erection.

You have a strange fetish, each to there own I guess. :blink:

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11 minutes ago, mad said:

 

You have a strange fetish, each to there own I guess. :blink:

Just wait to see what I can do with those and a freezer.

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The death of a sailor

not sure what to make of it as a reality TV show

I am also constantly intrigued by the use of the colour saturation control in the edit suite in this genre of perfection sailing

 

 

and here even the immaculately groomed and super saturated  Wynns have joined in with some fringe moaning about  the never ending search for wifi

 

 

 

 

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Many of the big bloggers HAVE to get a vid a week out to keep the customers entranced. Hence the never ending search for free wifi.

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On 8/15/2019 at 1:03 PM, Dilligaf0220 said:

More collabs for Delos, the OG's of monetizing sailing media Distant Shores.

 

 

No, that would be the Johnsons, who made theatrical films of their visits to ports around the world.  Back in the 50's

Or Gardner McKay, who had his TV show, Adventures in Paradise.  Also in the 50s early 60's

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these fixit people

versus the old style fixit person

Dylan

 

PS - not a great fan of fixit videos

sail first ... fettle later

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If the Sail Life guy were covering something I was specifically planning to do on my boat, I would find his videos highly valuable, and study every minute of them. His tips are good - for example the simple step of putting everything that will be used for the job out in proper order before starting. But it's hard to watch the entirety of his vids if I'm just mildly interested in what he's doing.

The Odd Life couple are just the opposite. They are light on detail, more about documenting the different work that's being done (often in fast forward mode). But they have the camera charm advantage - especially the delightfully bubbly first mate. I watch them regularly even though I'm not in love with their boat.

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They're fairly lifting through the work, such a sweet cruising boat.

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10 hours ago, dylan winter said:

these fixit people

versus the old style fixit person

Dylan

 

PS - not a great fan of fixit videos

sail first ... fettle later

Nope. Proper priorities:

1 Watch lots of videos first 

2 Write about them later

er...

:) but I do worry about your soul watching all that shite  

 

 

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Nasty. Hats off to the firefighters, they were right in the middle of that.

Edit: I'm going to repost in GA, with attribution.

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On 8/20/2019 at 12:34 AM, Israel Hands said:

Never heard of this character.  Going to have to watch some of his adventures on YT later on.

I did see this timeless advice 

 

I forgot about Alby, I guess he's one of the first for hot girls in hot places on a boat? He had a TV show in Australia back in the 80's. But same genre, different delivery platform than we have today.

He was a bit of a creep though.

And beware if you watch... he had a penchant for really short shorts & Speedo's.

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These 2 are now crossing the North Atlantic.

I would be nervous to cross so late in the summer....

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20 hours ago, dylan winter said:

boat fixer critique of Jeanneau keel

 

But she stuck the landing!

- Stumbling

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On 8/18/2019 at 11:20 PM, dylan winter said:

The death of a sailor

not sure what to make of it as a reality TV show

I am also constantly intrigued by the use of the colour saturation control in the edit suite in this genre of perfection sailing

 

 

and here even the immaculately groomed and super saturated  Wynns have joined in with some fringe moaning about  the never ending search for wifi

 

 

 

 

"Pardon me!! Gas..."

- Stumbling

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21 minutes ago, stumblingthunder said:

But she stuck the landing!

- Stumbling

I watched this.

I was amazed at the construction details (flaws?) of that boat.

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1 hour ago, Panoramix said:

These 2 are now crossing the North Atlantic.

I would be nervous to cross so late in the summer....

If they're posting videos, I would think that means they've already made it to the other side.

 

 

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20 hours ago, Sailing ceil 3 said:

"Sailing Ceil 3" loaded a video onto YouTube that almost broke YouTube for being to raunchy, taking "sailing channels" to new heights.  Banned from YouTube shortly after its now been rebranded.  

How much are you paying the girls?

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Teaching his daughter how to handle his boat...hope this doesn't mean he is ending his own sailing career

 

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One of the great parts of boatbuilding (or maybe the hardest part about learning boatbuilding?!) is that there are many different ways to do things. And they are all correct! Steaming in Arabella's frames is a good example of this. All her framing so far has been steamed in after we have cut pockets in the centerline to hold the butt ends of the frames. At this point in the planking process, we have come up to a point in the bow that had a wide section missing a pair of frames due to the mast step being in the way. We needed something to attach the planking to and keep it from rising up, so the only logical thing to do was to steam in the frames that belonged there. The process of steaming these frames, is exactly the same as all the rest except for the fact that they do not get pocketed into the centerline. These frames have their butt ends shaped to fit between the planking and the centerline. They are then screwed in through the planking and into the centerline to be held in place as we bend them to shape. Since we only had two of these to do, we didn't want to light up the giant steam box we have. This would be a waste of wood and time to get all that water up to a boil for just two frames. So, we built a small steam box out of a length of PVC pipe. Our setup wasn't ideal... but you live and you learn!

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14 hours ago, Zonker said:

How much are you paying the girls?

How long before he just makes the jump to porn?

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16 hours ago, Roam said:

If they're posting videos, I would think that means they've already made it to the other side.

 

 

That's what I thought first but according to their facebook page, they were still in Halifax on the 18th of August. I think that they filmed this episode just before going. They can be lucky but they can also get to the European side with the first Autumn lows.

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4 hours ago, mad said:

How long before he just makes the jump to porn?

That wasn't porn?? 

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4 minutes ago, Zora said:

That wasn't porn?? 

Reading comprehension is obviously not your skill. 

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2 hours ago, Panoramix said:

That's what I thought first but according to their facebook page, they were still in Halifax on the 18th of August. I think that they filmed this episode just before going. They can be lucky but they can also get to the European side with the first Autumn lows.

I am somewhat surprised that they are either that far north at this time or even anticipating a transatlantic this late.  I'm sure they can 'do' it, but they will have no time to enjoy the northern cruising grounds.  Seems a shame to have to race by them on their way to the Med.  But, everyone has different priorities...

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1 hour ago, mad said:

Reading comprehension is obviously not your skill. 

Ironic.... I was suggesting that the link he posted IS porn... It was sarcasm... 

Maybe it's not your skill, either. 

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18 minutes ago, Zora said:

Ironic.... I was suggesting that the link he posted IS porn... It was sarcasm... 

Maybe it's not your skill, either. 

Fair enough, lost in translation. 

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2 minutes ago, mad said:

Fair enough, lost in translation. 

All good mate

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2 hours ago, Veeger said:

I am somewhat surprised that they are either that far north at this time or even anticipating a transatlantic this late.  I'm sure they can 'do' it, but they will have no time to enjoy the northern cruising grounds.  Seems a shame to have to race by them on their way to the Med.  But, everyone has different priorities...

Yes, if I were them, I would spend winter in Portugal or South Brittany - if they can't cross the bay of Biscay in time - and spend the next spring and summer cruising Ireland, Scotland and Norway.

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3 hours ago, Zora said:
3 hours ago, mad said:

Fair enough, lost in translation. 

All good mate

Two nations, separated by a common language.

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22 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

Teaching his daughter how to handle his boat...hope this doesn't mean he is ending his own sailing career

 

I didn't get that impression from this video.  It just seemed like she maybe hadn't done a lot of sailng lately and he was getting her back into the swing of things on his current boat.

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15 hours ago, mad said:

How long before he just makes the jump to porn?

I know they're all of age, but there something very Jeffrey Epstein about it...

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3 hours ago, charisma94 said:

I know they're all of age, but there something very Jeffrey Epstein about it...

Only if Epstein was poor.

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21 hours ago, mad said:

How long before he just makes the jump to porn?

About a day since you posted this... He's on Pornhub now... But not a "babe" to be seen...

He should get the girls to tidy up the boat a bit... it's a shit show.

 

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12 hours ago, seabell said:

Now is probably about the right time to buy an ad, Wagstaff.

Maybe a new banner ad for the front page??

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  Burns are one of the most common injuries at sea.

This is a good video

 

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This video needs a large breasted Australian girl in a bikini

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4 hours ago, olaf hart said:

  Burns are one of the most common injuries at sea.

This is a good video

 

Olaf,

I hadn't thought about that (burns, most common injuries).  I have not yet attempted any cooking while underway. We generally eat cold or prepared foods but I do expect the day will come where we end up cooking while sailing and I will take your comment to heart.

I have a fire blanket onboard but I should get some burn gel and anti-biotic ointment added to my 1st aid kits.

We don't make coffee with anything like the contraption in the video. I use an old, steel percolator (I remove the guts) to boil water and it has a lid.  I have a pressure cooker onboard so I can cook in a pot with a lockable lid. My galley range came with pot clamps.

Any other advice about gear, habits or clever tricks for dealing with hot galley items while underway?

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29 minutes ago, Dogscout said:

This video needs a large breasted Australian girl in a bikini

fek he strung this one out

man crying to camera for five minutes without telling you what happened

I gave up

D

 

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52 minutes ago, Ajax said:

Olaf,

I hadn't thought about that (burns, most common injuries).  I have not yet attempted any cooking while underway. We generally eat cold or prepared foods but I do expect the day will come where we end up cooking while sailing and I will take your comment to heart.

I have a fire blanket onboard but I should get some burn gel and anti-biotic ointment added to my 1st aid kits.

We don't make coffee with anything like the contraption in the video. I use an old, steel percolator (I remove the guts) to boil water and it has a lid.  I have a pressure cooker onboard so I can cook in a pot with a lockable lid. My galley range came with pot clamps.

Any other advice about gear, habits or clever tricks for dealing with hot galley items while underway?

 I have heard it suggested to wear your wet weather bibs(trousers) when cooking, don’t know how well that would go in the tropics.

that idea of a fire proof apron is a good one, I wonder if there is a more sensible sort than the leather one in the video, maybe a good solid canvas welding apron?

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1 hour ago, dylan winter said:

fek he strung this one out

man crying to camera for five minutes without telling you what happened

I gave up

D

 

Look, it says right on the thumbnail that it's painful to watch. You have only yourself to blame.

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I don't remember if I figured this out rationally, or it discovered it accidentally, but it was my turn to make soup & sandwiches one day while crossing the Columbia River Bar.  Use the pot clamps, and choose an over-sized pot, so that the soup has plenty of room to slosh around without spilling.  Works great, and probably heats faster that way as well.  Also, cook on starboard tack, whenever possible, so that the stove is below you, not above.  (YMMV if you have a starboard galley.)

Oshit! I was just staring out the window while typing this, and there was a lightning strike with simultaneous thunderclap right in front of me, somewhere in the woods.  Now I suppose I'll have to stay home all day and see if the forest is going to burn...

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5 hours ago, olaf hart said:

 I have heard it suggested to wear your wet weather bibs(trousers) when cooking, don’t know how well that would go in the tropics.

that idea of a fire proof apron is a good one, I wonder if there is a more sensible sort than the leather one in the video, maybe a good solid canvas welding apron?

Something we do in the family (at least waterproof bib + boots) when cooking in less than ideal conditions.

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5 hours ago, Panoramix said:
10 hours ago, olaf hart said:

 I have heard it suggested to wear your wet weather bibs(trousers) when cooking, don’t know how well that would go in the tropics.

that idea of a fire proof apron is a good one, I wonder if there is a more sensible sort than the leather one in the video, maybe a good solid canvas welding apron?

Something we do in the family (at least waterproof bib + boots) when cooking in less than ideal conditions.

We have an oil-skin/PVC apron. If it's bumpy I wear foulies and boots - just make sure your boots are tucked-in! Otherwise it's just a boil-in bag. 

 

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26 minutes ago, Elegua said:

We have an oil-skin/PVC apron. If it's bumpy I wear foulies and boots - just make sure your boots are tucked-in! Otherwise it's just a boil-in bag. 

 

Indeed.

Talking of footwear, am I the only one uneasy with all these people on YouTube sailing barefoot? When I skipper I ask for shoes when underway, I just don't want to have to deal with a butchered foot and there are lot of opportunity to do so when barefoot on a moving platorm with bits protruding everywhere.

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35 minutes ago, Panoramix said:

Indeed.

Talking of footwear, am I the only one uneasy with all these people on YouTube sailing barefoot? When I skipper I ask for shoes when underway, I just don't want to have to deal with a butchered foot and there are lot of opportunity to do so when barefoot on a moving platorm with bits protruding everywhere.

Which is why, when I built my boat, I did my utmost to make sure there *weren't* bits protruding everywhere. Mind you I had little to do as the designer had already eliminated all but 2 trip/kick hazards.

FKT

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5 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Which is why, when I built my boat, I did my utmost to make sure there *weren't* bits protruding everywhere. Mind you I had little to do as the designer had already eliminated all but 2 trip/kick hazards.

FKT

How do you deal with Genoa blocks, mainsheet attachment, etc...?

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8 hours ago, Panoramix said:

Indeed.

Talking of footwear, am I the only one uneasy with all these people on YouTube sailing barefoot? When I skipper I ask for shoes when underway, I just don't want to have to deal with a butchered foot and there are lot of opportunity to do so when barefoot on a moving platorm with bits protruding everywhere.

Wait what?

In more than ten thousand hours of sailing, I would have worn shoes for... a couple thousand at most, only on a boat with a rough tramp and on some trapezing boats without proper grip.

Never once had a foot injury. Sailed on everything from an Optimist to an SS34 to a 50' cat...

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4 hours ago, Panoramix said:

How do you deal with Genoa blocks, mainsheet attachment, etc...?

Precisely how the designer specified. As I said.

FKT

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46 minutes ago, darth reapius said:

Wait what?

In more than ten thousand hours of sailing, I would have worn shoes for... a couple thousand at most, only on a boat with a rough tramp and on some trapezing boats without proper grip.

Never once had a foot injury. Sailed on everything from an Optimist to an SS34 to a 50' cat...

I saw my dad cut his foot stepping on the (rough) shackle of the anchor when I was a kid, that was a bit messy. I know one event is not a statistic, may be I am over cautious, obviously I don't ask for safety shoes, deck shoes are more than good enough for me.

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19 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Precisely how the designer specified. As I said.

FKT

I understood this. I must lack imagination but in my world sheets have to run above deck level, thus blocks protrude.

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10 hours ago, Panoramix said:

Indeed.

Talking of footwear, am I the only one uneasy with all these people on YouTube sailing barefoot? When I skipper I ask for shoes when underway, I just don't want to have to deal with a butchered foot and there are lot of opportunity to do so when barefoot on a moving platorm with bits protruding everywhere.

You're not alone.  I've gone barefoot a few times and I've given up on it because I am inherently clumsy and always bark my toes on something-  jib blocks, chain plates, or worse, cotter pins.  I find that Keens offer excellent grip and toe protection while also being an open, breathable sandal-type shoe. In cooler weather, I shift to Sperry's.

I'll go barefoot when at anchor because the boat is relatively stable and I can take my time avoiding trip hazards. In fact, I'll kick off my shoes while driving but if I have to go on deck, I put them on.

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I've bashed my toes too many times.  Now I always wear shoes underway.

Cooking at sea... like many tasks at sea mainly requires careful planning and moving slowly. Make sure you potholders work really well. Make sure you always have one hand for the boat (e.g. pots that don't need two hands). Boiling water is for sure a danger, so we used the sink for pouring anything. You can just have cold food if it is really rough, but hot drinks or soup are sometimes a must. At anchor I use the same type of pour over funnel as in the vid for making coffee b/c it makes good coffee.  But I use a French press at sea. Cups with spill-proof tops.

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A cup caddy is very handy for hot beverages. I have a bunch of old buffalo china mugs from my parents. If you drop one on your toe, it's not the hot water that will hurt. 

Shoes: I grew up not wearing shoes dinghy sailing or otherwise - and my parents had an S&S metal-shop/winchfarm.  Not sure how I still have feet. Or fingers. Now I like to wear Keenes underway and but don't wear shoes at anchor.   

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With all the bent frames installed in Arabella and all the bronze floors in place, we can now work on installing the sole beams. The sole beams are the members that will span from frame to frame and support the cabin sole inside of Arabella. We are installing these now because it will allow us to shape the ends of these to fit perfectly to the contour of the inside of the planks before installing the planks. If we were to install the sole beams later, we would have a hard time fitting them to the existing shape whereas if we do it now, we can just fair the ends using a batten on the outside of the frames as if it were the planking. While we were working on installing the sole beams, we also got a very important and long awaited delivery. John from Hansen Marine and Brooke from Nanni Diesel came by to deliver Arabella's brand new motor ( Nanni Diesel N4.50). It won't get installed until after we are done planking but it is great to finally have that paid for and in the boathouse waiting to go into its new home. Thank you to all of you who made this a possibility and for Hansen Marine and Nanni Diesel for the generous help. And of course to John, Brooke, Thad and Nevan for helping deliver it and move it to the second floor of the boathouse on one of the hottest days of the summer so far!!

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6 hours ago, t.rex said:

 

 

With all the bent frames installed in Arabella and all the bronze floors in place, we can now work on installing the sole beams. The sole beams are the members that will span from frame to frame and support the cabin sole inside of Arabella. We are installing these now because it will allow us to shape the ends of these to fit perfectly to the contour of the inside of the planks before installing the planks. If we were to install the sole beams later, we would have a hard time fitting them to the existing shape whereas if we do it now, we can just fair the ends using a batten on the outside of the frames as if it were the planking. While we were working on installing the sole beams, we also got a very important and long awaited delivery. John from Hansen Marine and Brooke from Nanni Diesel came by to deliver Arabella's brand new motor ( Nanni Diesel N4.50). It won't get installed until after we are done planking but it is great to finally have that paid for and in the boathouse waiting to go into its new home. Thank you to all of you who made this a possibility and for Hansen Marine and Nanni Diesel for the generous help. And of course to John, Brooke, Thad and Nevan for helping deliver it and move it to the second floor of the boathouse on one of the hottest days of the summer so far!!

meanwhile at the polar opposite end of the sailing film spectrum are these two

I am sure they are not stoned all the time - just some of it

rather interesting films though I think - unpolished, honest, simple

 

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I agree wholeheartedly Dylan, Wildlings Sailing is so refreshing, really a joy to watch. I would be more inclined to contrast them with Sailing Fair Isle (and in fact I do just that in my most recent column in PBO). Which is not to say that I don't appreciate Sailing Fair Isle's efforts, but seriously, I wish they'd just chill a bit already. Some space cakes might be just the thing for them...

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