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4 hours ago, yl75 said:

The Zingaro crew have lost their boat (or almost) :

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f48/s-v-zingaro-down-for-the-count-228277.html

 

They were dang lucky to be as close to shore as they were when the glued bits started rapidly disassembling.   Their quick thinking and execution of wrapping the hull to the remaining structure got them into harbor.

That boat is wet toast.   Good luck selling her remains to someone else...

- Stumbling

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17 minutes ago, stumblingthunder said:

They were dang lucky to be as close to shore as they were when the glued bits started rapidly disassembling.   Their quick thinking and execution of wrapping the hull to the remaining structure got them into harbor.

That boat is wet toast.   Good luck selling her remains to someone else...

- Stumbling

There’s prolly someone out there who’ll buy it...for how much, I dunno...(wonder what disposal would cost?).  

Instructive video (theirs) on old boats...

 

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2 hours ago, stumblingthunder said:

They were dang lucky to be as close to shore as they were when the glued bits started rapidly disassembling.   Their quick thinking and execution of wrapping the hull to the remaining structure got them into harbor.

That boat is wet toast.   Good luck selling her remains to someone else...

- Stumbling

There is a sucker born every minute.

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Dang, glad to hear they are okay.

I do love that channel, I hope they can recover. 

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29 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

very wet ride on that warram

as for hulls going their own way

 

cats make me nervous

 

D

Cats also make me nervous, especially when overpowered, I like the fact that on a mono even if you make an horrible broach, worst case scenario is dipping briefly the VHF antenna.

But these videos make me smile as cruising for me is about enjoying the wind, the sea and the scenery. If you don't get wet you aren't trying hard enough.

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“...inspiration by Louis Quinze (XV)...” (at 0:55, but it’s worth watching from the start of the vid just to take in their superyacht vibe, the way they talk and fawn over this overwrought Monstrosity of Money and Marble - it is Monaco, after all :-) )

 

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On 12/30/2019 at 12:16 PM, olaf hart said:

Part of a long series that covers everything from fixing outboards to fishing in the Snowy Mountains, he is a great resource, covers his stuff ups, how his Land Rover was stolen, and a one legged chicken.

I binge watched a rebuild of his GMC Detroit Diesel,  a new genre of diesel motor porn..

Search Dangar Marine on YouTube.

Really enjoy Dangar.  Stu makes me laugh all the time.  Clever guy, very cool lifestyle.  Plenty of know-how.

”....uh-oh carefull! ...” ( someone nearly tips over the always present bottle of Coopers.)


 

@ 22:55 the Detroit is humming.   Well done guys! 
 

 

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9 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

“...inspiration by Louis Quinze (XV)...” (at 0:55, but it’s worth watching from the start of the vid just to take in their superyacht vibe, the way they talk and fawn over this overwrought Monstrosity of Money and Marble - it is Monaco, after all :-) )

 

This is insane, eventually some people will get inspiration from Robespierre!

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11 hours ago, Panoramix said:

Cats also make me nervous, especially when overpowered, I like the fact that on a mono even if you make an horrible broach, worst case scenario is dipping briefly the VHF antenna.

But these videos make me smile as cruising for me is about enjoying the wind, the sea and the scenery. If you don't get wet you aren't trying hard enough.

now that depends on where you sail and when

Sottish sailing ....  110 inches of rain average temp thhrough the year  8.5 C

https://en.climate-data.org/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/plockton-61755/

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14 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

now that depends on where yu sail and when

Sottish sailing ....  110 inches of rain average temp thhrough the year  8.5 C

https://en.climate-data.org/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/plockton-61755/

Then sail slower, or like me never sail further North than Cork.

Another from them and for you, the crew seems to be mostly feminine and as we all know that women are sensible, this time they sail their cat in a sensible way.

Going on a tangent we (I mean the rosbifs and the frogs) seem to be constantly out of sync, in the sixties people South of the channel were advocating heavy built steel boats whereas North people were getting crazy about plywood built (relatively light) cats. Nowadays English magazines seem to be praising heavy built boats when ours see anything heavier than a Pogo "heavy displacement".

 

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1 hour ago, Panoramix said:

Then sail slower, or like me never sail further North than Cork.

Another from them and for you, the crew seems to be mostly feminine and as we all know that women are sensible, this time they sail their cat in a sensible way.

Going on a tangent we (I mean the rosbifs and the frogs) seem to be constantly out of sync, in the sixties people South of the channel were advocating heavy built steel boats whereas North people were getting crazy about plywood built (relatively light) cats. Nowadays English magazines seem to be praising heavy built boats when ours see anything heavier than a Pogo "heavy displacement".

 

I like the vibe of the Pilgrim video. Not a big cat sailor myself (and wouldn't have wanted to be that boat for the Atlantic crossing), but it looks like they are having a great relaxed time in the Med.

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I thought that naked /semi-naked women always came with Wharram cats? Didn't Wharram always have that in his marketing materials? 

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After 65 pages, I think it's safe to say Dylan was right, it's sex not sailing, that's making some people rich in this video genre. 

 

Makes me think though, they're mostly snagging randy guys (some of which might even be sailors). Aren't they missing out on the other 51% of the market? 

 

Don't laugh but a dog could help. I know, I know,...not everybody loves dogs. But mine seems to attract a larger proportion of females.

 

Dylan, get a dog, a small dog, and watch your numbers go through the roof. 

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dogs on boats

 

not fair on the dog

bad for the sailing as well

I have a big black lab

pain in the backside on the boat

D

she is at the beginning of this film - diligently watching the food

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Kris Cringle said:

After 65 pages, I think it's safe to say Dylan was right, it's sex not sailing, that's making some people rich in this video genre. 

 

Makes me think though, they're mostly snagging randy guys (some of which might even be sailors). Aren't they missing out on the other 51% of the market? 

 

Don't laugh but a dog could help. I know, I know,...not everybody loves dogs. But mine seems to attract a larger proportion of females.

 

Dylan, get a dog, a small dog, and watch your numbers go through the roof. 

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Cute dog, but that workshop is great... nice woodwork

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21 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

“...inspiration by Louis Quinze (XV)...” (at 0:55, but it’s worth watching from the start of the vid just to take in their superyacht vibe, the way they talk and fawn over this overwrought Monstrosity of Money and Marble - it is Monaco, after all :-) )

 

Why do billionaires always have such bad taste?

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45 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

dogs on boats

 

not fair on the dog

bad for the sailing as well

I have a big black lab

pain in the backside on the boat

D

she is at the beginning of this film - diligently watching the food

 

 

that's hilarious

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15 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

TA

dogs do make me laugh though

always had them - worked a lot with them on farms and ranches

bad news on boats though

I'm saving your current series for winter viewing. I was not able to get the higher res. on the big screen. Had to resign paypal etc. and it just didn't work. Could not get the full res. video. 

 

My son said get an HDMI cable so I can simply run it from laptop to big screen without the clunkiness of trying to navigate the TV 'keyboard'. We can't wait to watch them. 

 

They are bad news on boats. :)

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3 hours ago, dylan winter said:

pain in the backside on the boat

Compromise and get a cat (or a couple for comedic value)...

They are much easier to manage on boats (doesn't help that our dog is rather large)!

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7 hours ago, Airwick said:

Compromise and get a cat (or a couple for comedic value)...

They are much easier to manage on boats (doesn't help that our dog is rather large)!

I have also lived with cats

they take their dignity seriously so it is funny when they lose it.

the kids have now gone and the last one to leave took the last cat with them - the wildlife in the garden is much improved. Never lived with one on a boat.....

I am with Milton Jones above

 

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Another of these stories that seem to imply that either someone is pulling my leg, or I am so far off the Information Superhighway these days that I haven't even passed a trail blaze in the last thirty miles and am trying to remember the smoke signal code.   

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/style/hype-house-los-angeles-tik-tok.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_200105?campaign_id=2&instance_id=14967&segment_id=20061&user_id=1121b9419c6db98468df785498a48ac5&regi_id=230773700105

This is a thing now: groups of teenagers rent Beverly Hills mansions for the sole purpose of making videos of themselves.  And they make enough money to do so.  Makes big sailboats seem so quaint, placid and unproductive.  One group claims to post 100 videos per day.    Apparently content-free - just themselves being young and bouncy.  Millions of followers.  Each.  Actually, I find the whole thing a little sad.  

You have to be young, you have to “have a lot of energy and personality and honestly a little weird. The weird people get the furthest on the internet,” Chase said. “You either have to be talented at something, or a weird funny mix, or extremely good looking.” Alex said, “If you have all three, you’re a TikTok god.”

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On 1/3/2020 at 3:51 PM, Kris Cringle said:

After 65 pages, I think it's safe to say Dylan was right, it's sex not sailing, that's making some people rich in this video genre. 

 

Makes me think though, they're mostly snagging randy guys (some of which might even be sailors). Aren't they missing out on the other 51% of the market? 

 

Don't laugh but a dog could help. I know, I know,...not everybody loves dogs. But mine seems to attract a larger proportion of females.

 

Dylan, get a dog, a small dog, and watch your numbers go through the roof. 

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Catching the interest of members of the other sex is no longer the obsession it once was for me but when it was a priority I found a dog a great asset.

The trifecta was flying a kite, while caring for (someone else’s) toddler while being supervised by a large adoring dog. A certain combination of nonmacho whimsey, nurturing, and canine approval seemed a very effective propaganda strategy. The fact that I actually enjoyed those things made it an easily sustained programme.

And the largest youtube / patatreaon market segment may be randy guys it is also a crowded market place. So finding another angle might give a disprorportionate share of an under targetted market for example dog lovers.

 

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On 1/3/2020 at 4:45 PM, Mark Set said:

Why do billionaires always have such bad taste?

Not all billionaires have bad taste.

There is self selection amongst billionaires. The ones who want to be seen are the arriviste, tasteless uncultured ones.

Those with taste also prefer to go unnoticed. They live on the other side of that lovely dense hedgerow you can’t see through.

The historian Paul Fussell in his now classic book  Class divides the world into:

Top out-of-sight

Upper

Upper middle

———

Middle

High proletarian

Mid-proletarian

Low proletarian

———

Destitute

Bottom out-of-sight

The Billionaires you see are the recently proletarian who now have a lot of money but have no class.

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On 1/3/2020 at 11:32 AM, Elegua said:

I thought that naked /semi-naked women always came with Wharram cats? Didn't Wharram always have that in his marketing materials? 

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

Standard equipment on a Wharram...

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

 

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2 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

Standard equipment on a Wharram...

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

 

Isn’t the sail insignia a pair of tits?? (•)(•) 

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2 hours ago, nebe said:

Isn’t the sail insignia a pair of tits?? (•)(•) 

Never noticed that...

 

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

Maybe be clearer if inverted.

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Yep.  What can we say? Wharram likes the female form. 
 

wind pilot website is also loaded with nekked ladies.  

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7 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

Never noticed that...

 

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

Maybe be clearer if inverted.

That's how they tend to look to me!

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No one has mentioned Ruby Rose.

 

I observe that other boats of similar size have made it through the écluses de Fonserannes single handed and without a bow thruster.  The Southerly 38 has double rudders, neither in the prop wash, which does complicate matters somewhat, so I'll give him that.

I'm not sure why he didn't just lasso a bollard and cleat it off next to the cockpit to keep the bow from slamming.  Then light forward thrust from the engine would pin the boat to the wall and he could run additional lines at his leisure.

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8 hours ago, 2airishuman said:

No one has mentioned Ruby Rose.

 

I observe that other boats of similar size have made it through the écluses de Fonserannes single handed and without a bow thruster.  The Southerly 38 has double rudders, neither in the prop wash, which does complicate matters somewhat, so I'll give him that.

I'm not sure why he didn't just lasso a bollard and cleat it off next to the cockpit to keep the bow from slamming.  Then light forward thrust from the engine would pin the boat to the wall and he could run additional lines at his leisure.

I’ve found their series on looking for the perfect catamaran interesting to follow. I’ve not paid attention to their other vids except for the French Canal ones. The difficulties they’ve had with the canals suggest weak boat handling skills. That somewhat undermines the authoritative tone they use in reviewing boats.

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"Often wrong, never in doubt" seems to be a defining trait of most YouTubers.

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On 1/6/2020 at 5:18 AM, Rasputin22 said:

Never noticed that...

 

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

Maybe be clearer if inverted.

Do you prefer looking at women upside down? :D

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On 1/5/2020 at 3:11 PM, KC375 said:

Not all billionaires have bad taste.

There is self selection amongst billionaires. The ones who want to be seen are the arriviste, tasteless uncultured ones.

Those with taste also prefer to go unnoticed. They live on the other side of that lovely dense hedgerow you can’t see through.

The historian Paul Fussell in his now classic book  Class divides the world into:

Top out-of-sight

Upper

Upper middle

———

Middle

High proletarian

Mid-proletarian

Low proletarian

———

Destitute

Bottom out-of-sight

The Billionaires you see are the recently proletarian who now have a lot of money but have no class.

They used to be called nouveau riche.

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On 1/5/2020 at 8:18 PM, Rasputin22 said:

Never noticed that...

 

Image result for wharram catamaran nude women

Maybe be clearer if inverted.

Should always carry your identification chart with you........

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Liking this guy's videos more and more. Interesting lifesaving-training footage in this one, and he also tells one on himself about hitting the rocks a few years back.

And he's selling his shirts and hats now...

 

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As an alternative to the current plague of "we almost lost our boat due to our total lack of seamanship" videos I offer what is best understood as a boat-docking rodeo:

 

 

They're powerboats, but IMO any celebration of competence in helmsmanship on youtoobe is a Good Thing (tm).

 

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14 hours ago, dylan winter said:

this good

 

north west coast of Norway

 

 


 

Any idea what that boat is?

Amazing filming

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23 hours ago, dylan winter said:

this good

 

north west coast of Norway

 

 

That was remarkable. First video I actually watched all the way through.

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Does anyone remember Guirec Soudée, the young Frenchman sailing with a chicken on board?  (A few years ago, the BBC did a nice profile of him —and his chicken Monique - video embedded in the story: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-36495625/meet-monique-the-hen-sailing-around-the-world)

Here he is again -exploring Greenland, having wintered over there aboard.  Although only about 25, he’s not one to pander to the YouTube crowd, chattering away mindless drivel in weekly videos, like many do, as he seems to only release a video every few years! Gotta like that. 

 

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Greatly enjoyed the video by M. Soudee, though the coda is factually inaccurate.  I never attempted to sail the Northwest Passage, even when I was far younger than he is.

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21 minutes ago, ChrisJD said:

Greatly enjoyed the video by M. Soudee, though the coda is factually inaccurate.  I never attempted to sail the Northwest Passage, even when I was far younger than he is.

I’m not sure what you’re talking about.  What “coda”?   
 

EDIT: Got it now...The part at the end, bad English  translation of the French word, “jamais” as ‘never’! Instead of ‘ever’.  (Turns out he did make it through, the youngest ever, at 24! Impressive.)

https://www.guirecsoudee.com/projet

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2 hours ago, ChrisJD said:

Greatly enjoyed the video by M. Soudee, though the coda is factually inaccurate.  I never attempted to sail the Northwest Passage, even when I was far younger than he is.

 

2 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Does anyone remember Guirec Soudée, the young Frenchman sailing with a chicken on board?  (A few years ago, the BBC did a nice profile of him —and his chicken Monique - video embedded in the story: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-36495625/meet-monique-the-hen-sailing-around-the-world)

Here he is again -exploring Greenland, having wintered over there aboard.  Although only about 25, he’s not one to pander to the YouTube crowd, chattering away mindless drivel in weekly videos, like many do, as he seems to only release a video every few years! Gotta like that. 

 

given the summer weather up there I assume that he spent quite a lot of time at anchor waiting for depressions to come through

days without turning a frame

I agree about frequency

Not many sailors have water lives that are interesting enough to justify 16 minutes of video a week... week in week out

 

I think most films are better if the person who makes them has taken some time to think about what goes into  them

 

The drone shots are nice = but I think that in some wwys they take the viewer out of the cockpit and off the boat

 

that is a mixed blessing

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dylan - Re: drone shots, I agree. When in first saw them, maybe several years ago, I was taken by them.  Now, though, as an artistic/narrative feature, I often feel they’re overused.

Here’s the earliest use of “drone footage” on a sailboat that I’m aware of:  kite cams!  Classic film.  Worth watching.  Amazing to think this was all shot on actual film - not a GoPro!

https://vimeopro.com/sailflix/classic-sailing-films/video/91003305

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1 hour ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

...Here’s the earliest use of “drone footage” on a sailboat that I’m aware of:  kite cams!  Classic film.  Worth watching.  Amazing to think this was all shot on actual film - not a GoPro!...

Its an amazing film - all done with clockwork 16mm film Bolex cameras and a Nagra reel-to-reel tape recorder. I talked with Yves Gelinas about the making of the film when I ordered a Jean de Sud windvane self-steerer from him. He said the hardest thing about the kite shot was triggering the camera to run once the kite was aloft (if he had triggered the camera on-deck, it would have run down by the time it reached filming altitude). He ended up making a sort of origami parachute thing out of chart paper that ran up the kite sting and triggered the Bolex...skill and ingenuity that most YouTubers could not even imagine.

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19 minutes ago, Jim in Halifax said:

Its an amazing film...skill and ingenuity that most YouTubers could not even imagine.

Bloody millennials!! :-).

Yeah, if there’s one thing that’s clear about Yves Gelinas, he’s one smart, creative and gutsy dude...from his engineless almost-nonstop circumnavigation (and repair and self-restepping of his broken mast, in the film) and innovative filmmaking, to the design and fabrication of the Cape Horn vane.  Interesting guy to talk with, no doubt. (And he actually sells stuff, the product of his keen mind, not some silly bikini sailing fantasy via Patreon/YouTube.  Ok, rant over :-) )

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I think Yves is pretty much out of the business side now; his nephew Eric was the one I talked to the last time I needed some replacement bushings (which were supplied at 'no charge' even though the vane was over 15 years old). But Yves is a lovely guy and has spent more time sailing in his Alberg 30 than most Millennials will spend on their iPhones over a lifetime.

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This is my buddy Alan's YouTube video.  His son made it from all the old film accumulated while doing this trip (all Super 8 I think).  The guys on the boat are/were all engineers of one sort or another and worked with my dad at Fermi Lab in Chicago.  Alan also helped make one of the lunar landers and put a message on it. Damn if I can remember WTF he wrote.  Alan was navigator on Cheetah which won their division in the 1985 Swiftsure.

This video is from the early 60s and while there isn't a ton of sailing, I think there might be a bit of historical content.   There are six parts.  I marvel at how they used a bridge in Florida to raise the mast.  

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On 1/12/2020 at 8:37 AM, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Does anyone remember Guirec Soudée, the young Frenchman sailing with a chicken on board?  (A few years ago, the BBC did a nice profile of him —and his chicken Monique - video embedded in the story: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-36495625/meet-monique-the-hen-sailing-around-the-world)

Here he is again -exploring Greenland, having wintered over there aboard.  Although only about 25, he’s not one to pander to the YouTube crowd, chattering away mindless drivel in weekly videos, like many do, as he seems to only release a video every few years! Gotta like that. 

 

awesome. wintering in the ice off Greenland - well okay. but free solo up an iceberg - that's just nuts!

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3 minutes ago, floater said:

awesome. wintering in the ice off Greenland - well okay. but free solo up an iceberg - that's just nuts!

Yeah, I was thinking the same.  Maybe safer than free soloing rock?  Generally, if you hit the ground, it’s game over.  However, the stakes are pretty high if you fall off an iceberg.  (Cold water) Still, you may float if you can manage to get your boots/crampons off...but...

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On 1/11/2020 at 10:21 PM, 2airishuman said:

As an alternative to the current plague of "we almost lost our boat due to our total lack of seamanship" videos I offer what is best understood as a boat-docking rodeo:

 

 

They're powerboats, but IMO any celebration of competence in helmsmanship on youtoobe is a Good Thing (tm).

 

These are Chesapeake Bay watermen. (crabbers, fishermen, etc). They live their lives on the water, even in winter...at least until the bay freezes over, which isn't every winter. To say they are competent is usually an understatement.

They are storied and have been romanticized for generations but they are also responsible for pushing oysters, blue crab, striped bass and other species to the brink of extinction. At great cost, they are finally learning this and making attempts at sustainability in the forms of aquaculture and other practices.

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2 minutes ago, Ajax said:

These are Chesapeake Bay watermen. (crabbers, fishermen, etc). They live their lives on the water, even in winter...at least until the bay freezes over, which isn't every winter. To say they are competent is usually an understatement.

They are storied and have been romanticized for generations but they are also responsible for pushing oysters, blue crab, striped bass and other species to the brink of extinction. At great cost, they are finally learning this and making attempts at sustainability in the forms of aquaculture and other practices.

In their defense, much of the decline of the Chesapeake is due to pollution and habitat (wetlands) loss. Not all the fault of the watermen. 

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1 hour ago, monsoon said:

In their defense, much of the decline of the Chesapeake is due to pollution and habitat (wetlands) loss. Not all the fault of the watermen. 

I agree, not solely their fault. The ecosystem has faced tremendous pressure from many different angles.

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On 1/11/2020 at 10:21 PM, 2airishuman said:

As an alternative to the current plague of "we almost lost our boat due to our total lack of seamanship" videos I offer what is best understood as a boat-docking rodeo:

 

 

They're powerboats, but IMO any celebration of competence in helmsmanship on youtoobe is a Good Thing (tm).

 

Most of them are slamming their transoms into the dock. That's crashing, not docking. You can see this at every waterfront 
restaurant in New Jersey when the Joeys are docking the SeaRay Navy for a fried clam dinner.   

 

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12 minutes ago, Cristoforo said:

Most of them are slamming their transoms into the dock. That's crashing, not docking. You can see this at every waterfront 
restaurant in New Jersey when the Joeys are docking the SeaRay Navy for a fried clam dinner.   

 

ive seen a good one when the throttle cable broke on a skipper when he was backing into a slip in full reverse. Quite a bang.

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5 hours ago, Mark Set said:

ive seen a good one when the throttle cable broke on a skipper when he was backing into a slip in full reverse. Quite a bang.

Full anything and docks do not work well together.

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15 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Full anything and docks do not work well together.

This fellow is a touch too fast, and maybe doesn't quite understand prop walk  (save time, start at 2:00)

 

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The ad at the bottom of that video was "Enjoy Golf". Seems it might be a good idea.

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Nike’s still rehabbing her foot but, got a letter from Ecuador telling her to move Karl off mooring by 28 Jan.   Ouch.

She’s booking from Germany and has help waiting on the move to...????.

One year goes fast.   Most countries like that on visiting cruisers?

Details on her IG.

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Yup, in my back yard.  Damn, seeing it from other eyes is humbling and makes me realize how lucky we are in PNW.  Maybe the guy who is posting about being tired of sailing just needs a change of attitude.  Life is good at 48N.

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S/V Seeker has an explosion onboard, Doug Jackson in hospital.

 

I swear I was thinking of posting something about him lining the entire interior of the boat with match wood and with his penchant for grinding, welding, plasma cutting and oxy acetylene torches it was just a matter of time before fire broke out but I thought better to hold my tongue. Looks like it wasn't fire but more a confined space gas buildup. I hope he is okay.

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sv Seeker is unfortunately another one those shit-shows in progress. I've only watched a few episodes but my favorite was "guess the weight of the boat". Another one I watched showed very fancy laser cut steel brackets in the shape of mermaids of something. Structurally very questionable.

Hope he isn't seriously injured. Gas explosions are not fun.

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50 minutes ago, Zonker said:

sv Seeker is unfortunately another one those shit-shows in progress. I've only watched a few episodes but my favorite was "guess the weight of the boat". Another one I watched showed very fancy laser cut steel brackets in the shape of mermaids of something. Structurally very questionable.

Hope he isn't seriously injured. Gas explosions are not fun.

lmao 'guess the weight of the boat' was my favorite. If i remember correctly it was like 10 tonnes heavier than he originally estimated? I think he was the only one watching who didnt see that coming. Best of luck to Doug, very frightening video. Considering his cavalier attitude about safety on the work site, I'm surprised this is the first bad accident they've had. Hoping for the best in his recovery so we can see if she floats on her lines at launch.

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I catch bits and pieces here and there. Since he seems to like to prove the point that you can add to or repair steel at the drop of the hat when I saw all the wood and foam lining going in I thought back to the day I lit the upholstery in my Dad's '72 Plymouth Fury ablaze welding a broken seat back bracket.

Doug thinks nothing of making a grilled cheese or defrosting the windshield with a torch. I was thinking heat transfer to the back side of some steel plate some in an unsuspecting spot maybe would ignite some combustibles. I don't know enough about gas welding (and maybe neither does Doug) to expect a gas explosion.

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Why, oh why, would anyone use acetylene inside a boat? It's got about the highest inflammability range of all the flammable gasses. I haven't watched any of the episodes, but is there a specific reason that plasma cutting couldn't have been used?

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In the video he says he is bending a pipe, so using the heat to heat rather than cut I suppose...

In the comments some are saying it is a hoax, (no doctor would talk like that to a camera... etc ) so I hope that is tru and Doug is well... but obviously I would have nothing to do with the channel going forwards if that is the case.

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5 hours ago, Toecutter's Ghost said:

Why, oh why, would anyone use acetylene inside a boat? It's got about the highest inflammability range of all the flammable gasses. I haven't watched any of the episodes, but is there a specific reason that plasma cutting couldn't have been used?

Why would you use acetylene?  Because it burns hotter and therefore works better than anything else for a wide variety of heating, cutting, and welding tasks.  Overall the industrial safety record is the same as propane and propylene.  Propylene is used in some industrial settings for cost reasons.  Propane isn't used much for metalworking except for hobbyists (because the equipment is cheap) and scrapyards (because the gas is cheap and works OK for that).  The only problem unique to  acetylene is that its ignition temperature is lower, but in practice that doesn't make much difference.

Any fuel gas is hazardous in a confined space.  It is foolish to work with any fuel gas in an area that lacks good air drainage, unless there is no alternative and precautions are taken (fans).  It is also foolish to use acetylene equipment that leaks or to fail to check whether it leaks.  Acetylene regulators have gauges.  It is easy to check for leaks.  I learned how in 8th grade shop class.

 

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