Full Time Liveaboard Boat Life: Shredding a Sail while Sailing in France

Full Time Liveaboard Boat Life: Shredding a Sail while Sailing in France


When did we get here? Two days ago? The sail over here two and a half days ago we were sailing along, all the things were
great, life was good, and then we saw some dolphins and we thought, “Hey, that’s great. Good omen, dolphins” and then literally as soon as the Sun set and the Dolphins
said goodbye our davits broke. What just happened? And then within 20 minutes we had a dinghy that was upside down in the water
and no outboard motor. Um, yeah. All of our plans were now halted. Priority number one was to find an outboard engine. We arrived on a S unday so we had a picnic and we went to see a flick at the world’s oldest cinema. Also, while we were in La Ciotat we need to find a welder to reattach and reinforce the davits to the transom. Being in our first time in
France and except for pleasantries none of us speak French, Lise & Eric from Bon Fond, we’re very gracious and helped us find a welder so we met up with Julien and we attempted to communicate some sort of solution. We visited a few different places looking for an outboard motor and there was none to be found. One guy even told us that there are no outboard motors within the area that
were being sold and that instead we would have to buy a new one and that it would
take two weeks, but right next door we found a store that was selling a
refurbished 9.9 Yamaha outboard motor and that was actually the only one being
sold within a 20-mile radius. Wow, that sounds so much better. Way quieter. And there they go. What happened? It stopped running. But it was going so well! Going over there to talk to the guy. Apparently in France gazole is not
petrol. It’s diesel. SP 95 is petrol. I put diesel in a petrol engine. Understandably we had some miscommunications with Julien and after a week of trying to
dissolve a solution and us needing to be on our way we just straight-up bolted
the davits to the transom. Only having 14 days left to exit the EU without violating the Schengen Agreement we had almost 1,000 nautical miles to Albania.
1000 miles is near 10 days on the water. We had a smooth sail to Corsica where we stopped for a day to film with Thibault and Jelena. We sailed in the Gulf di Talabo and then sailed down around Le Bocche and across all the way,
there’s Roma, that’s where we are now. We beat windward to exit the bay and headed south. As we rounded the island beginning to
pass through the Strait of Bonifacio we read both pages with pretty much a
straight shot to Rome. The plan was that I was gonna man the
helm until around 2 a.m. Just as the forecast had suggested, as the Sun was
beginning to set, off to the north east about 15 miles I could see rain clouds
developing, but I thought if those rain clouds develop into a storm the wind is
coming out of the due west so the storm should stay to the north of us. But just
around midnight as I was watching the storm grow and it began to move south right in our path the decision was made that we were to turn around and head back for
Sardinia. We don’t actually have any footage of this because it was all hands on deck, midnight and hectic so this will stand in as Arianrhod. With the wind blowing a 6 on the Buford
wind scale we had to remove sail so we could head back to Sardinia. We were able to furl in the jib with ease. Though Sardinia lay off to our
starboard quarter, we turned on the engine and turned to port to spill the wind from
the Genoa so that we can disconnect the whisker pole and furl it in. It took
all my effort to disconnect the whisker pole and in the process the Genoa was
luffing aggressively. Beating against the pole the Genoa tore like it was
confetti. With the whisker pole finally stored, I crawled to the bow and furled
in the Genoa by hand. The bow was heaving at the crest and crashing into the
troughs and I bear hugged the sail to stay on the boat as I made incremental
progress. After three hours of motoring and a total of 15 hours on the water, we
finally dropped anchor and rested for a few hours. Midday we decided to head for open water and finish our sail to Rome. Upon arrival in Italy we tried to lower
the obliterated sail, but it was just too windy so we secured it the best that we could because we only had a single day to visit Rome. Decimated head sail. The boat looks fantastic right now. Subscribe.

59 thoughts on “Full Time Liveaboard Boat Life: Shredding a Sail while Sailing in France

  • December 27, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    I am so happy when you post a video

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  • December 27, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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    We are learning slowly but surely! What things have you had to learn THE HARD WAY?

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  • December 27, 2018 at 10:32 pm
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    that lego video, amazing

    Maybe you should have had one fixed go pro running at all time shooting the length of the deck to catch things that weren´t planned, like in that accident

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  • December 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm
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    I am on the edge of my seat for a Lego video ? Heck yes ! That must not have been fun! You folks are awesome !

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  • December 27, 2018 at 11:04 pm
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    Learning the hard way is my way too…… Take care

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  • December 27, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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    Love your videos keep them comming, and let me know if you ever stop by Tenerife for some dryland

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  • December 27, 2018 at 11:34 pm
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    hey man was getting worried for a while since you have not been uploading and updates. just have to say man i love how through all these hardships you dont complain or get mad you just find solutions and keep on sailing. good luck man!

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  • December 27, 2018 at 11:44 pm
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    Just a heads up, the narration cuts out mid sentence at 7:15

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  • December 28, 2018 at 12:09 am
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    Great Video stop motion good stuff

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  • December 28, 2018 at 12:30 am
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    Is europe what you thought it would be? And in what way is it better then the USA? Greetings from the Netherlands!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 12:58 am
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    I wonder how many pictures it took to do the lego scene lol

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  • December 28, 2018 at 1:02 am
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    Great video , hope those clay guys were safe…

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  • December 28, 2018 at 1:14 am
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    I laughed so hard at your lego animation that I almost pissed myself. Bummer about ripping the sail in dangerous sailing weather, but what a trip.

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  • December 28, 2018 at 1:19 am
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    An absolute masterpiece! The LEGO scene that is

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  • December 28, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    Good job good video

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  • December 28, 2018 at 3:28 am
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    Awesome video.

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  • December 28, 2018 at 3:58 am
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    Awesome stop motion

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  • December 28, 2018 at 4:09 am
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    There is a book by Hal Roth called "How to sail around the world" I would strongly recommend that you get it!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am
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    One day in Rome? No way. You'll have to go back! The Lego video is so fun. Great job.

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  • December 28, 2018 at 8:55 am
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    Just love this epic adventure you kids are having! Massively jealous, and you’re handling the dramas brilliantly! Well done guys!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 10:04 am
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    1:11 – We need more Patreons to afford these people propper paddles!! xD

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  • December 28, 2018 at 10:13 am
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    Crazy story, guys! The stop motion looks dope! Well done

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  • December 28, 2018 at 11:22 am
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    Awesome LEGO stopmotion!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm
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    I hope you showed the guy who said there are no motors so buy a new one, the motor you just bought……. eff him!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm
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    that stop motion scene was gold! such great storytelling

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  • December 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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    LEGO

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  • December 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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    A work of art – that lego scene

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  • December 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm
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    Awesome 😃🇨🇦

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  • December 28, 2018 at 10:58 pm
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    7:15 I think there was supposed to be a VO that might have gotten cut accidentally

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  • December 29, 2018 at 2:03 am
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    Dylan, do you have a smartphone on you? If so, you can use Google Translate app to communicate with people who don’t speak English. You can have a whole technical conversations, even…like about computers and motors and stuff.

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  • December 29, 2018 at 8:10 am
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    i would have watched the video, but that damn clicking in the background drove me up a fucking wall, thumbs down dylan. sorry

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  • December 29, 2018 at 9:59 am
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    disconnect the pole off the mast first ,, never your looking for trouble , trip the sail off the pole , alter course , stow pole , then hand the sail

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  • December 29, 2018 at 10:29 am
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    Stay safe out there!
    Also, that short with Legos was amazing! Bummer to hear about your sale, motor, storm encounter, and only having a day to sight see. The "bolt on" idea is good, I hope it last longer!

    As always, much love and rad vid!

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  • December 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm
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    You r an Idol man!!

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  • December 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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    That Lego video was amazing!!! Of course all of your videos are amazing but that was very enjoyable to watch.

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  • December 30, 2018 at 12:05 am
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    That stop motion was fantastic. Well done guys! Great vid and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and all that Jazz

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  • December 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm
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    Sorry, mate…I’ve been caught out in Force 9 on a 60ft wooden sloop, 30 foot swell in the Aegean, shredded jib, 26 hours of uncontrollable yawing…26 hours of puking, praying, and near death.

    But when I clicked on your post, all I could see was your crazy abs, and all I could think was, “Sooooooo pretty…”🤪🤦‍♀️

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  • December 30, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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    dylan! If you ever visit Greece and Patras city, I would be glad to help you out and show you around!

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  • December 31, 2018 at 5:47 am
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    That lego bit was very Wes Anderson. Cool

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  • January 1, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    DYLAN! Build some trip lines on that whisker pole that allow you to open the jaw from the inboard end. You want fail safes all over your boat when youre offshore, so when SHTF you can just boop/bop/bang it and youre back on your feet!

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  • January 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    Not sure why this series hasn't drawn me in. Nice people, lots happening. I think it's inherent to ocean sailing, I'm scared of the ocean, it's kinda stressful looking at all that deep water, imagining all the things that eat people in there. I miss the vanlife stuff, even though driving is way more dangerous. Will still watch the series, but I did naturally get less interested once the boat stuff started. Seems to be reflected in the general viewer base, way less views on this than the land based series. Which is weird, plenty of sailing channels do just fine. Maybe it's just switching demographics, might be losing the land-based viewers but haven't yet grabbed the sailing crowd.

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  • January 2, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    I love the Lego stop motion!! when i moved onto a sailboat I stopped doing claymation due to lack of space, but Legos look like a great alternative! Well done.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    Videology force is strong with tjis one! Awesome quality videos❗👍✊💪🙏

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    best use of stop motion in a sailing blog award!

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  • January 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    You guys are a train wreck! Keep going and you will become our favorite YouTube channel! We love it!!! Cheers from Mexico!

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  • January 12, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    this is such an underrated series!

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  • January 13, 2019 at 5:06 am
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    this is one of the best ones yet really lve the lego example of a night to remember.lol

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  • January 26, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    Your lego movie was awesome and really got the story accross! That must have been a rough ride.

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  • February 6, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    Storms can be tricky. It is wise to go ahead and reef the sails before it reaches you (or before it gets dark). But (hopefully) you've probably figured that out by now. You know, crewing on a boat for a while BEFORE you bought one would have been a good idea. You are making costly ($) and unnecessary mistakes. Please go get more training.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    Your davits are Way Way to wimpy. Toss them away.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Your Davit is going to break again. It's the side to side strength that's most important.

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  • February 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    Put me off buying a boat,next cape of good hope please.

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  • March 25, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    Just started watching your vids as we’re also a live aboard sailing channel. Dude…the stop motion was absolutely awesome. Props to all of your inventiveness in how you edit your vids. Really enjoying it. Cheers!

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  • April 5, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    Funny Legos

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  • April 20, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    I have never seen a mounting like that ever. It should have been a slip over angled welded to plate and thru bolted. That was a very shoddy design and it was obvious the original builders have no idea what they are doing because that slot/bolt connector was going to break no matter what. You guys are throwing good money after bad…

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  • May 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    I had to stop watching at lego animation part just to write that you are so awesome! I wish you all the best! 🏳️‍🌈❤️❤️❤️

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  • August 5, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    The LEGO footage was incredible

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  • September 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    BRILLIANT!!! 💖💖💖💖💖LEGO VIDEO…INGENIOUS!!!! JUST BRILLIANT ALL TOGETHER WHAT A GREAT STORYTELLING.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Friend, come north to the British isles. Try Scotland, UK, we have beautiful islands especially on the west. And there is no Mistral. And yes, don't put diesel in a gasoline outboard.

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