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20 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

See that chainsaw they are using. I have a better use for it. Cut the whole thing up. 

Most of Yaba is too rotten to saw.  Add some oil, and burn it.

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52 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

@dylan winter, the Zingaro guy just proved he's shameless with his last couple of videos. That one - the unboxing of the begged parts - was the first. And then this one, when he features his "new crew." It should have been titled Lamb to the Slaughter. She will be around for as long as it takes for him to find a more interesting girl, then he will dump her off like like she wasn't even there.

 

I'd rather be in Curacao right now.....

 

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22 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

Just out of interest

 

I sail in these

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At around 10 quid a pair

 

Zinger man scored a pair if dubarry boots

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at around 330 quid a pair

goodonim

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Who says beggars can't be choosy! :lol:

 

Hard to beat these at $75 for comfort in a temperate climate. I wear 'em as often for work ( wet environment) as on the sailboat.

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48 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

Hard to beat these at $75 for comfort in a temperate climate. I wear 'em as often for work ( wet environment) as on the sailboat.

Back in the 1980s, I did some work with a amazing Dominican nun who wore the standard blue habit supplied by the order ... and yellow sailing wellies on her feet.

She swore by the wellies, and sure stood out in a crowd.

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5 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Just out of interest

 

I sail in these

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At around 10 quid a pair

 

Zinger man scored a pair if dubarry boots

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at around 330 quid a pair

goodonim

D

The Dubarry Goretex ones are better..

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6 hours ago, SCANAS said:

See that chainsaw they are using. I have a better use for it. Cut the whole thing up. 

At this point still, I just wish they'd save their energy and money for a boat that is floating, sailing, and not going to kill them. But they are probably too far in there to escape the doom of denial. 

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10 minutes ago, leuk said:

At this point still, I just wish they'd save their energy and money for a boat that is floating, sailing, and not going to kill them. But they are probably too far in there to escape the doom of denial. 

True, but I bet that the boatyard is loving them right now.  Several workers engaged in chasing the rot, and I am sure that Yabas are not paying the local prices

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I would rather fix Tally Ho than this. Tally Ho was proper little ship made by proper shipbuilders. Yaba on the other hand, someone in comments of that video thought that there might be termites in dry parts. Sounds fun.

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11 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Well, to be fair, POW Bay is the industrial cloaca of Hobart really. It doesn't get any worse. That upper corner is where things go to die.

I have a mooring down the south end of the bay that I rarely use but is convenient if I want my boat up near the city for some reason. It's usually available for loan.

You want clean & green, that's south of Kingston IMO.

FKT

Until the 1970s there used to be a slaughterhouse (abattoir is too nice a word for this facility) on the Incat side.  The smell and the effluent had to be experienced to be believed.  Add to that the sulphurous fumes from the zinc smelter and cadmium leaching from the roasted ore into the river and you had a real devil's brew.  You could catch 12 inch flathead in Newtown Bay which weighed a couple of kilos thanks to the heavy metals (only joking).  They tasted alright though, don't ask how I know.  We didn't know better in those days.
 

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34 minutes ago, Secret Experiment said:

Until the 1970s there used to be a slaughterhouse (abattoir is too nice a word for this facility) on the Incat side.  The smell and the effluent had to be experienced to be believed.  Add to that the sulphurous fumes from the zinc smelter and cadmium leaching from the roasted ore into the river and you had a real devil's brew.  You could catch 12 inch flathead in Newtown Bay which weighed a couple of kilos thanks to the heavy metals (only joking).  They tasted alright though, don't ask how I know.  We didn't know better in those days.
 

Yeah - we used to collect buckets of mussels off of the rocks around Berry's Bay in Sydney and cook/eat them. Didn't know better. I wouldn't even do that now and Sydney harbour is vastly cleaner now than it was then.

Oh well, I'm in my late 60's and still have 50% of my brain still more or less working so things could be worse.

FKT

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17 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

Back in the 1980s, I did some work with a amazing Dominican nun who wore the standard blue habit supplied by the order ... and yellow sailing wellies on her feet.

She swore by the wellies, and sure stood out in a crowd.

The swearing nun? Ah yes, that Galway nightclub again.

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10 hours ago, dacapo said:

The whole sailing vlog thing has jumped the shark. Unfortunately 

There are so many of them

To stand out from the thumbnail crowd they need to go to extreme lengths by way of images and headlines

Even when the underlying film is pretty humdrum

those with 70k hits per film per week are making bugerall dosh ... nothing at all from YouTube

Just pennies from patreon

 

I am curious to find out where the genre goes next

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23 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

those with 70k hits per film per week are making bugerall dosh ... nothing at all from YouTube

Just pennies from patreon

I am curious to find out where the genre goes next

Now that Patreon has removed the numbers from its website, it's hard to estimate what sort of take the channels are getting.

As far as I can see, the Tally Ho project is booming online, and of the actual sailing channels La Vagabonde, Sailing Uma and SV Delos are supporting themselves solely through YouTube/Patreon/Merchandise (YPM) ... although Delos seems to be slipping, with falling views and increasingly intrusive plugs for Patreon.  Sail Life seems to be heading towards viability, and is accumulating a lot of freebie kit, as is Uma (who seem to be very focused on that).

Some of the others give the impression of be covering a significant proportion of their costs through YPM, and maybe some are able to live off YPM.  But there seems to be a very long tail of channels which don't seem to be making much off the YPM.  The market leaders such as Uma and La V now have quite high production values, and the gap seems to be widening between those very slick operations and the low-edit face-to-camera shows.  Dylan's own KTL videos  have probably the highest production values, but he is running a very different business model

Even if a channel is mostly face-to-camera, there is still a lot of editing to do.  So I reckon that there is a long tail of channels which are getting a very poor return on their filming+editing effort.  I wonder how long they will last.

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It seems that there are two ways to stand out:

The hottest eye candy/closest skirting of the line to actual porn OR unusual and high quality content (unusual sailing venue, best technical videos, interesting vessel, etc)

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3 minutes ago, Ajax said:

It seems that there are two ways to stand out:

The hottest eye candy/closest skirting of the line to actual porn OR unusual and high quality content (unusual sailing venue, best technical videos, interesting vessel, etc)

I wonder how successful the soft-porn angle is at generating dollars.  It may generate lots of YouTube hits, but those have low rewards.  Are the bikini-watchers supporting their favourite tits on Patreon/

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It may just be me but the Story and the places is what keeps me coming back.  I dont see a story evolving with Doodles, Ruby Rose kind of bores me, I have no interest in seeing babies, but I do like seeing babes.  

See the Little Things is on my top ten.  So are Ryan and Sophie, White Spot, Odd Life, free Range, Millennial Falcon, Magic Carpet, Zora and Soulianis, Florence.

And of course Erik, Patrick, Sea Dog  and Wind Hippie.

Everything else is a bit tired. Maybe watch UMA

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23 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Just out of interest

 

I sail in these

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At around 10 quid a pair

 

Zinger man scored a pair if dubarry boots

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at around 330 quid a pair

goodonim

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Just had an idea for a new theme of YT sailing vids for you, Dylan...perhaps a short spring series, showcasing the latest offerings?  Pairings boots and various outfits?  :-)

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5 hours ago, Dogscout said:

It may just be me but the Story and the places is what keeps me coming back.  I dont see a story evolving with Doodles, Ruby Rose kind of bores me, I have no interest in seeing babies, but I do like seeing babes.  

See the Little Things is on my top ten.  So are Ryan and Sophie, White Spot, Odd Life, free Range, Millennial Falcon, Magic Carpet, Zora and Soulianis, Florence.

And of course Erik, Patrick, Sea Dog  and Wind Hippie.

Everything else is a bit tired. Maybe watch UMA

What about Kevin of How To Sail Oceans? He's really good.

Your list is pretty close to mine except I find Ryan & Sophie a bit vapid & boring. Can't say I recall Millenial Falcon at all. A couple on that list I swap back-channel chat with, as a rule I never make public comments on YouTube.

FKT

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29 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

What about Kevin of How To Sail Oceans? He's really good.

Your list is pretty close to mine except I find Ryan & Sophie a bit vapid & boring. Can't say I recall Millenial Falcon at all. A couple on that list I swap back-channel chat with, as a rule I never make public comments on YouTube.

FKT

Millennial Falcon have a good interview with John Kretschmer. They have a witty name, but they also missed a trick by not getting a Westerly (Falcon)

Free Range Sailing is great, look forward to seeing what their experience with the dyneema rigging is

There is also a worrying trend on Instagram..

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1 minute ago, robtoujours said:

Free Range Sailing is great, look forward to seeing what their experience with the dyneema rigging is

It looks really good, their boat is just over the hill from me. I'll probably drop by later today to check on progress.

Tasmania is the place to test it out, all right.

FKT

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Yeah, interesting to see they're not using turnbuckles. Their rigger seems like quite the character. usually you hear about synthetic on multihulls and racers rather than old cruisers, so a good data point hopefully

They also seem like people who you could actually have a beer and a chat with! Very chilled. Similar to Leo in that regard.

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5 minutes ago, robtoujours said:

They also seem like people who you could actually have a beer and a chat with! Very chilled. Similar to Leo in that regard.

We've sat in the shade under one of my big plum trees and sank a few at the end of a hot day.

FKT

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4 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

We've sat in the shade under one of my big plum trees and sank a few at the end of a hot day.

FKT

I wondered about that - especially when once you made a cryptic comment about a v-blogger couple showing up with cameras. Was that them? 

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We get a lot of sailboat drifters in Kettering ,FKT helps many of them out for free and end's up doing a lot of machining work for some of them, for no charge. Knowing full well he'll never get any return.    TwoLegs diatribe ( as in continued bitter personal attack) and insinuations of a violent personality are so far off the mark .

 

As a sailor I get frustrated with the vlogs I want to know a lot more practical info about areas I'd like to cruise. I asked Troy of Free range sailing about this, he said it doesn't sell so they don't include it. They are not making vids for cruisers.

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That's interesting. The best episodes of Delos were explorations of out of the way places and what locals were up to.

But now I think of it, apart from Dylan and ktl it is mostly soap opera and refit porn isn't it?

Shame. There are still pilot books I guess. And eoceanic in the British isles which is excellent. 

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12 minutes ago, MikeJohns said:

We get a lot of sailboat drifters in Kettering ,FKT helps many of them out for free and end's up doing a lot of machining work for some of them, for no charge. Knowing full well he'll never get any return.    TwoLegs diatribe ( as in continued bitter personal attack) and insinuations of a violent personality are so far off the mark .

It's up to FKT how he presents himself.  He chose to repeatedly present himself to me as a vicious, lying bully, who tries to silence people he disagrees with, and declined every suggestion that he change tack .. so that's how i judge him.

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26 minutes ago, MikeJohns said:

We get a lot of sailboat drifters in Kettering ,FKT helps many of them out for free and end's up doing a lot of machining work for some of them, for no charge. Knowing full well he'll never get any return.    TwoLegs diatribe ( as in continued bitter personal attack) and insinuations of a violent personality are so far off the mark .

 

As a sailor I get frustrated with the vlogs I want to know a lot more practical info about areas I'd like to cruise. I asked Troy of Free range sailing about this, he said it doesn't sell so they don't include it. They are not making vids for cruisers.

I like a bit of how-to and also cruising story vlogging.  Enjoyed watching Free Range build up the hard dodger recently.  Got the wife watching Soulianis - good editing and chill vibe, but we aren't sure they really love the sailing part. (plus they are like 2 years behind - recently had a kid)  Millennial Falcon is a good mix of how-to (keeping up an old Tayana 42) and young couple showing realistic side of cruising life.

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47 minutes ago, MikeJohns said:

We get a lot of sailboat drifters in Kettering ,FKT helps many of them out for free and end's up doing a lot of machining work for some of them, for no charge. Knowing full well he'll never get any return.    TwoLegs diatribe ( as in continued bitter personal attack) and insinuations of a violent personality are so far off the mark .

 

As a sailor I get frustrated with the vlogs I want to know a lot more practical info about areas I'd like to cruise. I asked Troy of Free range sailing about this, he said it doesn't sell so they don't include it. They are not making vids for cruisers.

Cruisers can be frugal cheep.   Out of curiosity what does Troy say the target audience is? 

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1 hour ago, Elegua said:

I wondered about that - especially when once you made a cryptic comment about a v-blogger couple showing up with cameras. Was that them? 

Yeah. I don't talk about my visitors in any detail especially those who make YouTube vids and have patreon accounts and I ask them not to mention me. I just do what I do. If you're a cruiser, you don't have an attitude and you need stuff, it's likely that I'll help you if I can.

Currently I'm making a hard dodger of my own using the same materials as they did except I've got a fully welded stainless space frame inside. My main mast is in a tabernacle and goes right through the top of the dodger; that complicated life quite a bit. Doing the mockup out on the mooring was a barrel of laughs.

FKT

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3 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

It's up to FKT how he presents himself.  He chose to repeatedly present himself to me as a ......................... .. so that's how i judge him.

 You were  wrong though about him personally.  

 

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4 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

What about Kevin of How To Sail Oceans? He's really good.

Your list is pretty close to mine except I find Ryan & Sophie a bit vapid & boring. Can't say I recall Millenial Falcon at all. A couple on that list I swap back-channel chat with, as a rule I never make public comments on YouTube.

FKT

I watch How to Sail Oceans every once in a while but its kind of like watching paint dry.  Maybe its his voice.  I thoroughly enjoy Dylan telling a story but Kevin not so much.  I do watch alot of others on occasions when something in the title or thumbnail grabs my attention.   I will watch just about anything on youtube.  Its dangerous but it fills part of my covid lockdown time and I can tell you that there are alot of rabbit holes to go down on Youtube..  The Evan's, Emerald Steel, Yaba, and all of the others are worth an occasional watch.  Some last seconds and I don't often watch to the end.

 

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3 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

It's up to FKT how he presents himself.  He chose to repeatedly present himself to me as a ......................... .. so that's how i judge him.

 You were  wrong though about him personally.  

Like anyone else, he is as he does, and a side of himself he has repeatedly shown here is of a vicious, lying bully, who tries to silence people he disagrees with.

I am glad that you have seen another side to him, but your experience of him a different context does not negate the fact that he repeatedly chose to behave appallingly here.

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2 hours ago, Elegua said:

Cruisers can be frugal cheep.   Out of curiosity what does Troy say the target audience is? 

He didn't say specifically. I'm guessing it's mainly non-sailors who enjoy anything different from a humdrum city life,  genuine personalities just doing different things .

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27 minutes ago, Dilligaf0220 said:

One of the OG's of Youtube sailboat cruising is Drake Paragon.  He's been living aboard for decades, and one my favourite parts of his channel was interviewing all the characters you would find around a liveaboard anchorage.

https://www.youtube.com/c/drakeParagon/playlists?view=50&shelf_id=3

He's quite a good interviewer.  Steers with a light touch, tho enough to keep things moving ... and doesnt butt in much.  He makes sure that the interviewee is the story.

OTOH, his travelogue videos are bloated.  He seems to make several episodes out of an experience that would be better done as a half an episode.

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14 hours ago, robtoujours said:

Free Range Sailing is great, look forward to seeing what their experience with the dyneema rigging is

There is YT channel named Rigging Doctor and they have old boat with dyneema rigging.

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Any love for Colin and ever-changing crew on Parlay Revival? I've "enjoyed" his last year of videos, especially since, unlike me, he did not bail from Panama when Coronavirus hit, but then suffered a broken boat and a lightning strike. I'm about as completely uncool as he is cool, but still enjoy his spirit and approach to problems.

Here's the start of the broken boat saga that is ongoing at Linton Bay, near Panamarina where my boat sits forlorn.

 

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I immediately shy away from blogs with ALL CAPS DISASTER tags.

Usually "disaster" means 5 minutes of freaking out because the bilge pump is running only to discover a loose hose clamp on a water tank or the water lift muffler. 

I give credit to Sailing into Freedom's recent real struggles. He actually captured his mast taking hard, repeated lightning strikes that blew a hole in his hull. He dove on the hull at night, literally swimming among sharks to plug it. That guy earned his all caps. The rest of his vlog is just more T&A so I don't bother to look at it. He seems like a nice guy but I'm not his target audience.

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27 minutes ago, TheDragon said:

I'm about as completely uncool as he is cool, but still enjoy his spirit and approach to problems

I can admire his tenacity in repairing major damage, but his he-man shtick grates with me. YMMV

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18 minutes ago, Ajax said:

I immediately shy away from blogs with ALL CAPS DISASTER tags.

Usually "disaster" means 5 minutes of freaking out because the bilge pump is running only to discover a loose hose clamp on a water tank or the water lift muffler. 

I give credit to Sailing into Freedom's recent real struggles. He actually captured his mast taking hard, repeated lightning strikes that blew a hole in his hull. He dove on the hull at night, literally swimming among sharks to plug it. That guy earned his all caps. The rest of his vlog is just more T&A so I don't bother to look at it. He seems like a nice guy but I'm not his target audience.

The damage to his cat is very real and major, basically a broken back, and the lightning strike too, if not as dramatic as Sailing into Freedom's (and if you want to see ALL CAPS, see his recent Covid videos, yikes). Anyway, Colin is clearly a very hard worker who knows boat systems backwards. Given my lack of experience and knowledge of the latter I like to watch what he does. If you follow the videos you will see he left the boat in Linton Bay and went back to working on superyachts to pay for the estimated $30,000 repairs to it, and then got stuck with covid various places, and now is fixing up other hurricane-damaged cats in the Bahamas and Florida to get more funds. Unlike way too many others he is not out there panhandling.

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13 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

I can admire his tenacity in repairing major damage, but his he-man shtick grates with me. YMMV

Well, when you see him bawling his eyes out when his dog dies while he is half the planet away you might change your mind. He seems someone I would not mind crossing paths with, and indeed when I get back to Panama I hope to do just that.

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23 minutes ago, TheDragon said:

Unlike way too many others he is not out there panhandling.

Well I can certainly appreciate this.

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39 minutes ago, Ajax said:

I immediately shy away from blogs with ALL CAPS DISASTER tags.

Usually "disaster" means 5 minutes of freaking out because the bilge pump is running only to discover a loose hose clamp on a water tank or the water lift muffler. 

He had loose hull instead of hose. But I agree about caps...

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53 minutes ago, TheDragon said:
1 hour ago, TwoLegged said:

I can admire his tenacity in repairing major damage, but his he-man shtick grates with me. YMMV

Well, when you see him bawling his eyes out when his dog dies while he is half the planet away you might change your mind.

Good to hear he has a heart, but that doesn't alter the fact that he seems to me to be doing a he-man show while living on a luxury catamaran in the tropics.

Sure, he got it at a big discount and has done lots of work himself, but he's not Tarzan.

À chacun son goût.

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8 hours ago, TheDragon said:

Any love for Colin and ever-changing crew on Parlay Revival? I've "enjoyed" his last year of videos, especially since, unlike me, he did not bail from Panama when Coronavirus hit, but then suffered a broken boat and a lightning strike. I'm about as completely uncool as he is cool, but still enjoy his spirit and approach to problems.

Here's the start of the broken boat saga that is ongoing at Linton Bay, near Panamarina where my boat sits forlorn.

 

I watched that one but no more. Wrong vibe. He might be a nice guy but - shrug.

Not fond of catamarans too, I think they're boring slabs of f/g.

FKT

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This one has been plopping into my inbox

clearly I have been looking at too many youtube films abbout fixing engines so the algorithm has decided that I want to see how Bryan is setting about fixing up a hurricane damaged boat

he has had nine power boats before this  ..... and has assumed that replacing a mast and rigging is a cheap thing to do

warning here....he is no Sampson or Mads

here is his trailer

 

 

 

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And in the case of Colin's Lagoon, a lot of structural adhesive sort of holding the interior to the hull. In a "not very well" manner.

He was hoping to get advice from Lagoon which I thought was naive. A big manufacturer is going to say "sorry we cannot" for liability reasons.

 

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51 minutes ago, Zonker said:

And in the case of Colin's Lagoon, a lot of structural adhesive sort of holding the interior to the hull. In a "not very well" manner.

He was hoping to get advice from Lagoon which I thought was naive. A big manufacturer is going to say "sorry we cannot" for liability reasons.

 

Yeah I looked at the vid where they set out on the Pacific crossing only to abort due to the rigging banana'ing the hull. What was under all the interior trim/mouldings was pretty horrific.

My advice would be to run away - fast.

While it took a long time I am so glad I built my own boat. I know exactly how it's put together.

FKT

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1 minute ago, Zonker said:

I think it was undetected hurricane damage

Yeah I'm sure you're right else he'd not have set out. He came across as a pretty competent person and shit happens with boats, especially floating condos built to a price that get stressed beyond design limits.

I simply wouldn't touch one with the proverbial myself if I were planning on taking it out of the 10-15 knot wind and flat water areas of the world.

FKT

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One more for this document of record

seemingly hyper know nothing late thirties couple with big dog  in kiwi land buy a 40 footer

find that living in a small space is tough on a relationship

rather well editied - although a marginal excess  of talking heads

 

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2 hours ago, Elegua said:

No tits, but a cat. Interesting boat.  Has someone posted this before? I love the dinghy. 

 

Yeah - seen that one before. There's a couple of others out there too.

My friend Werner made his masts like that except IIRC he used 8 staves.

It is an interesting boat.

FKT

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22 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Yeah - seen that one before. There's a couple of others out there too.

My friend Werner made his masts like that except IIRC he used 8 staves.

It is an interesting boat.

FKT

I thought the design in general was pretty unique and I haven’t seen a sheeting system like that with hinged battens, not that I know much about junk rigs. 

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9 hours ago, dylan winter said:

One more for this document of record

seemingly hyper know nothing late thirties couple with big dog  in kiwi land buy a 40 footer

find that living in a small space is tough on a relationship

rather well editied - although a marginal excess  of talking heads

 

Got about 45 seconds into that one before I could not handle it any more.  Its not that they are young and excited about traveling by sailboat.  Its that they act like idiots in the video, and somehow they must think that is going to hook someone into watching them.

 

Do your selves a favor and DO NOT WATCH

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2 hours ago, Elegua said:

I thought the design in general was pretty unique and I haven’t seen a sheeting system like that with hinged battens, not that I know much about junk rigs. 

The sheeting system is a copy, conscious or not, of Tom Colvin's, and he copied it from South China Sea junk rigs, he said. Not the hinged battens though, just the double sheeting.

I have the same sheeting arrangement on my boat and really like it. You get a lot of control over the sail and by taking up on the normally lazy sheet you can force a gybe and limit the swing of the sail so it doesn't get too much speed/energy. It does make gybing pretty straightforward even for people like us who really have NFI what we're doing.

FKT

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13 hours ago, dylan winter said:

rather well editied - although a marginal excess  of talking heads

I don't mind the excess of talking heads.  Like any other mode of video, taking heads can be fine if done well.

The problem is that these two talk like hyperactive puppies, and are accompanied by ridiculously dramatic and intrusive background music.  I gave them 6 minutes, but it didn't get any better.

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4 hours ago, Dogscout said:

Got about 45 seconds into that one before I could not handle it any more.  Its not that they are young and excited about traveling by sailboat.  Its that they act like idiots in the video, and somehow they must think that is going to hook someone into watching them.

 

Do your selves a favor and DO NOT WATCH

Pivo - "I literally don't know what I am doing"

Also Pivo - "I didn't think it would be like this"

 

Pivo - "We bought a boat way too big for beginners"

Also Pivo - "I cannot believe how expensive this part is"

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Seems to be some sort of movement going on, unfortunately. Saw this on instagram recently: 

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Join the stoke!!! 

Dunno wot to think, is this what the Pardeys were talking about? 

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8 minutes ago, robtoujours said:

Seems to be some sort of movement going on, unfortunately. Saw this on instagram recently: 

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Join the stoke!!! 

Dunno wot to think, is this what the Pardeys were talking about? 

I'm a geezer and I approve of this movement. 

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Reminds me of a... publication? somehow affiliated with or promoted by 48°North in recent months.  However, I can't immediately find a link.

Clever... made invisible to geezers.  

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32 minutes ago, toddster said:

Reminds me of a... publication? somehow affiliated with or promoted by 48°North in recent months.  However, I can't immediately find a link.

Clever... made invisible to geezers.  

Do geezers actually know what links are?  Well, they do - to a true geezer, “the links” can only mean one thing: a golf course (where apparently you wear funny clothes and shoes, drive around in a little electric scooter thing with mini wheels, and chase around a little white fucking ball in the grass?!).  So, cheer up.  You’re not a geezer.

Yet. :-)

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54 minutes ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Do geezers actually know what links are?  Well, they do - to a true geezer, “the links” can only mean one thing: a golf course (where apparently you wear funny clothes and shoes, drive around in a little electric scooter thing with mini wheels, and chase around a little white fucking ball in the grass?!).  So, cheer up.  You’re not a geezer.

Yet. :-)

actually sitting in front of a computer "clicking on the links" pretty much defines the contemporary geezer, no?

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2 minutes ago, chester said:

actually sitting in front of a computer "clicking on the links" pretty much defines the contemporary geezer, no?

As opposed to the youts who are stoking it? Or is it toking? I can't remember. 

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24 minutes ago, Pertsa said:

If something contains word "vagabond" I already know I wont like it.

For me, it's "Not all who wander are lost" and "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." 

In my mind, both translate to "Don't hate me because I have a trust fund."

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The latest episode of Sailing Uma isn't really my cup of tea.  It's a car trip, with a brief cave walk, but 80% car.

However, it's notable for its very high production values.  With a wide variety of well-thought-out camera angles, great lighting, excellent editing, and relatively little face-to-camera. it looks more like the output a well-staffed, highly-skilled TV production company, rather than of a couple on a boat.

This is barely recognisable from where vlogging was at six or seven years ago, when the genre was dominated by something recognisable as a video form of blogging. It's easy to see why Uma is collecting lots of freebie product placement: a vendor can rely on excellent presentation of their product.

I wonder where they are going to take this.  If they wanted to become much more commercial, I think that path would be wide open for them.

 

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30 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

The latest episode of Sailing Uma isn't really my cup of tea.  It's a car trip, with a brief cave walk, but 80% car.

However, it's notable for its very high production values.  With a wide variety of well-thought-out camera angles, great lighting, excellent editing, and relatively little face-to-camera. it looks more like the output a well-staffed, highly-skilled TV production company, rather than of a couple on a boat.

This is barely recognisable from where vlogging was at six or seven years ago, when the genre was dominated by something recognisable as a video form of blogging. It's easy to see why Uma is collecting lots of freebie product placement: a vendor can rely on excellent presentation of their product.

I wonder where they are going to take this.  If they wanted to become much more commercial, I think that path would be wide open for them.

 

I’m sorry to sound negative, but that thumbnail pic just looks so cliche and corny (along with the title...leaving it behind to what, go trek across Siberia with the prospect of return uncertain?  Nope, just going for a drive.)  I fear I’m just not a good consumer...but, nice car advertisement. :-)

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31 minutes ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

I’m sorry to sound negative, but that thumbnail pic just looks so cliche and corny (along with the title...leaving it behind to what, go trek across Siberia with the prospect of return uncertain?  Nope, just going for a drive.)  I fear I’m just not a good consumer...but, nice car advertisement. :-)

yes, it's a classic car advert.  But v v well-produced

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