Forgetting to lock down the tongue was the cause but yes, he brought a j24 trailer to put it on.That O-29 looks to be on a trailer that was to small
Looking at the pictures of the wreck, he's lucky he didn't kill someone.Forgetting to lock down the tongue was the cause but yes, he brought a j24 trailer to put it on.
1. "A boat is a hole in the water you throw money into"How dumb is Sail Life?
Is it like buying a 1990 Camry, and putting $15,000 into restoring it?
I enjoy the videos, but I don't know anything about boats, and don't know how much time/money was wasted (in a scenario with an average guy; not someone making money off of DIY videos)
He's obviously intelligent & capable of project management + work. I don't understand how genuinely ignorant he was at purchase (if he's so smart, how could he miss the deck, hull, rudder, frame, etc.). The purchase price of $38,000 (IIRC) makes me think he was genuinely ignorant & got hosed? Maybe the market in Denmark is different, and you have to take what you can get?
And I didn't understand the osmosis stuff. He seems to flip back-and-forth between solutions (it seems quite stupid to sand the boat rather than shave it right away. I guess hindsight is 20/20. Though I think he did that with the kitchen too- wasting time doing something, just to redo it later)
I guess the Warrior 38 has a fine reputation; I just don't see the purchase price + renovation cost in time/money adding up to a smart value (for a non-youtuber). I'd like to know if that's correct or not. I assume the previous owner was doing cartwheels to get rid of her at that price.
No offense to SL; he seems like one of the less-disgraceful popular yt boat channels.
Also his girlfriend reminds me of Kyle's Jewish cousin on South Park.
The cynical side of me would suggest that there is a financial incentive to use and promote each product. Maybe those "Dometic Pleatedshade Blinds" or "Garmin MSC10 Marine Satellite Compass" or possibly even the
"Staysail track, scuba tank holder, Rokk mini tablet mount & Scanstrut chargers"might involve some degree of product placement.
The less cynical side of me says he is more of a fettler than a sailor and i'd be inclined to lean in this direction.
Heh. I was into Mads Dahlke before any of you guys. Totally by accident -- soon after I joined the Albin Ballad BBS, which is about as active as a Funeral Home Convention at closing time, Mads showed up. He'd just bought Obelix, a 1973 Ballad which he had craned into the front yard of his little brick house. His original plan was to fix the structural stuff & get it back on the water. In fact, his "About Me" blurb was (from memory):I found some of his fettling entertaining but it was also obvious he was an amateur and overdoing stuff or creating unnecessary projects for himself.
He has an engaging manner and is a good presenter. You only have to look at his first videos years ago to see that it is indeed, a learned skill.
I want to go SAILING. I'm not interested in fixing boats, except to make it safe enough to go SAILING [etc, emphasis his]
But you can fuck about with electronics without stop and still have all of infinity to go. Added to which, if you ever do 'finish' and get it all working, it'll be obsolete and full of unobtainable parts, so you get to start over.Probably the most consistent source of new material to write about... it isn't like there are many bleeding edge developments in pulley design... and you can only write once or twice about using dyneema rigging.
Not so. You can obtain that (rare) stable configuration and keep running it until the ROMs fade out. Maybe twenty years if you’re lucky. I just hauled my whinedoze95-based lab off to the scrappers last summer. Mac OS7 lasted a long time too.But you can fuck about with electronics without stop and still have all of infinity to go. Added to which, if you ever do 'finish' and get it all working, it'll be obsolete and full of unobtainable parts, so you get to start over.
Perhaps. But I can think of another topic that is a close second............Probably the most consistent source of new material to write about...
Not so. You can obtain that (rare) stable configuration and keep running it until the ROMs fade out. Maybe twenty years if you’re lucky. I just hauled my whinedoze95-based lab off to the scrappers last summer. Mac OS7 lasted a long time too.
I agree.It's a pretty safe bet to write off anyone who has dreads.
Mads Dahlke and partner made the WaPo this morning:
Along with a few other liveaboards.