Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

As the mechanic told me while starting up the engine on a boat I was under contract to buy... "the only thing starting a 30 year old diesel tells you is that it started this time".
I keep telling myself the '87 Westerbeke is more reliable than a replacement. I mean, how can I argue with the fact that there are ZERO 35 year old brand new Beta's still running.
 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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So there is this Facebook Group called All Things Sailing. Today I unjoined or withdrew from this group because it seems to me that most of the posts are "Our new episode just dropped" I like FB groups like Med Sailing and others, but this has turned in to a commercial for all the youtubers to announce their videos. And there is a bunch of crap out there that hasn't even made it here. True garbage.
I learned about Facecrook sailing groups the hard way. Was in a local marine shop and the owner said to me, “hey, I saw your pic on Facecrook”. Me: “WTF. Where? He told me the site, I looked it up and joined and searched the site for the last few days. Turns out lady had tied to a mooring (who later posted to the FB group asking how to untangle herself from a mooring...) in my local bay and taken a pic of me at the top of my mast while I was doing some rigging work and posted the pic to the group with some stupid comment (which attracted a bunch of stupid comments). In the group there are people who geek out on tug boats and other commercial work boats and post endless pics of them, super uninteresting stuff.

Then there was the total newbie who announced she and boyfriend were going to buy some unknown 40’ sailboat and wanted comments on how seaworthy it was, along with posting a map of the world with a proposed route, a squiggly line drawn all over the place (e.g., down the entire west coast of Africa starting around Senegal, harbour hopping, clueless route to windward across oceans [do-able but likely not by novices], etc etc) that represented their “planned trip” around the world —and would the assembled of the group please give her their feedback on the idea. Holy fuck...anyway, my impression is that generally Facecrook sailing groups are nonsense.
 
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low bum

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The only dependably good Facebook sailing content is either (1) boat specific - an owner's group of the similarly boated, or (2) region specific. If you have a Nicholson 32, join that group. If you sail mostly around the DR, join that group. Otherwise, forget it.
 

2airishuman

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As the mechanic told me while starting up the engine on a boat I was under contract to buy... "the only thing starting a 30 year old diesel tells you is that it started this time".
This, respectfully, is pure unadulterated bunkum, or at best, lawyerspeak that has been adopted by lawsuit-skittish surveyors.

It is my experience of diesel engines, having owned several and assisted with repairs on many, that it is vanishingly rare for them to fail without warning provided that their needs for clean fuel, clean air, and sufficient lubrication are largely met. Injectors and pumps require periodic (and costly) service but give ample warning with hard starting, clouds of smoke, and reduced peak hp. Internal engine components gradually deteriorate too but worn engines do not start easily.

The problem with 30 year old engines is chiefly one of parts availability, because if your exhaust manifold cracks and goes to hell -- a common problem and ordinarily an only moderately costly repair -- you're fucked if you can't buy another one. Same if the oil cooler is leaking or the water pump is jacked up.
 

2airishuman

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Do you know what they call a doctor who graduates at the bottom of his class?

"Doctor"

An old joke that's still worth a laugh or two.

The reality is that the considerable number of wannabe doctors at the bottom of their class don't graduate at all because the standards are high, and that the GPAs and test scores and other rankings don't provide meaningful differentiation of talent and ability towards the top of the scale. And, in reality, most of the less capable physicians end up in less demanding specialties that are geared more to their skills and abilities.
 

olaf hart

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An old joke that's still worth a laugh or two.

The reality is that the considerable number of wannabe doctors at the bottom of their class don't graduate at all because the standards are high, and that the GPAs and test scores and other rankings don't provide meaningful differentiation of talent and ability towards the top of the scale. And, in reality, most of the less capable physicians end up in less demanding specialties that are geared more to their skills and abilities.
As a retired generalist, I always remember the advice I received from an old doctor at the beginning of my training,

"don't forget they invented specialists so even average doctors could be good at something"...
 

Kris Cringle

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The only dependably good Facebook sailing content is either (1) boat specific - an owner's group of the similarly boated, or (2) region specific. If you have a Nicholson 32, join that group. If you sail mostly around the DR, join that group. Otherwise, forget it.
Spot on. If you want to know how to remodel your bathroom in your new 1972 Pearson sailboat', ask any social sailing mega group.

If you want to know if there is fuel available at some obscure anchorage, how the holding is if there is a place to get lunch - and what's on the menu that day, join a small group that is focused on that region.
 

loneshark64

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Well seeing how their #1 isn't a sailing channel, I'd say the data are highly suspect. Not a lot of thought thrown into that one.
Ok just so others need not watch it I did, and #1 is something called YBS Youngbloods, which I have never heard of.

#2 is La Vag, #3 is Delos, #4 is Nikki Wynn’s bikini, #5 is Sailing Doodles
 

Peter Andersen

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Ok just so others need not watch it I did, and #1 is something called YBS Youngbloods, which I have never heard of.

#2 is La Vag, #3 is Delos, #4 is Nikki Wynn’s bikini, #5 is Sailing Doodles
Ran bought a Najad 44 and a $200k farm recently. I think they are doug better than $32k/year
Sailing Doodles is a channel about tits, not sailing
La Vag is about a vag and tits
 

Peter Andersen

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This, respectfully, is pure unadulterated bunkum, or at best, lawyerspeak that has been adopted by lawsuit-skittish surveyors.

It is my experience of diesel engines, having owned several and assisted with repairs on many, that it is vanishingly rare for them to fail without warning provided that their needs for clean fuel, clean air, and sufficient lubrication are largely met. Injectors and pumps require periodic (and costly) service but give ample warning with hard starting, clouds of smoke, and reduced peak hp. Internal engine components gradually deteriorate too but worn engines do not start easily.

The problem with 30 year old engines is chiefly one of parts availability, because if your exhaust manifold cracks and goes to hell -- a common problem and ordinarily an only moderately costly repair -- you're fucked if you can't buy another one. Same if the oil cooler is leaking or the water pump is jacked up.
This is true.
 




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