S2E8 Not the best day on the sailboat… stormy 29 knot wind The Boat Life sailing travel vlog

S2E8 Not the best day on the sailboat… stormy 29 knot wind The Boat Life sailing travel vlog


Quick boat life recap. We were on a buddy sail from Venice to Cayo Costa We’re not making good progress, wind was against us. We decided to turn back ended up back in Venice still having issues Think we may have picked up a crab trap, but also still had our overheating problem so we decided to leave Venice and head back for Long Boat Key Figure out what was still the problem with our motors? This is The Boat Life. We bought our very first sailboat just over a year ago. Now we’re full-time liveaboards making our way to the Caribbean We have learned a lot but have so much more to learn Because basically we started with no sailing skills and very little boating experience. Did I mention this is our first boat? Subscribe now so you don’t miss out on our adventure. I guarantee you’ll be entertained. I can tell you that much for sure Leave a comment below tell us what you think about our videos. That’s The Boat Life. Thanks for watching! Alright, you want to use the Navionics and see what the… -Yeah He’s getting pushed around by the wind, I think. -Pretty boat. -Which one? -This one. -Oh yeah. Hey nice job on the timing of the bridges. Yeah! Nailed it. No spinning around in circles for 25 minutes like going South. -Which was not fun, but we did it. Wooo. -Rolling over. *Bridge siren* Stickney Point bridge, thanks very much for the opening. We just missed the bridge we’re going to have to hang out for 20 minutes. We were only supposed to get there at 2, so we got there quick. Right? No. -Yeah. It was gonna take us an hour to get from bridge to bridge. Yeah. We’re not there yet. We’re 37 minutes away. OH, ok. That’s what it’s saying. Ok. Well it’s not looking to good back here. The weather continued to get worse and worse, so we decided to anchor and a friend of ours came out on his fishing boat So we could hang out in the marina since we were only about a mile away, but we were making no progress babying the engine. Jeffrey! What? Do you want a line? Made it. -What a way to meet Rolf. After waiting a couple hours and hanging out. It was total glassy conditions. Really easy to motor back. Melissa was done boating for the day. So our friend Rolf helped me bring the boat back into our slip. That’s The Boat Life. Thank you for watching. See you next time. Don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends. The Boat Life. Next time on The Boat Life we diagnose engine problems in our lovely marina, on Longboat Key.

30 thoughts on “S2E8 Not the best day on the sailboat… stormy 29 knot wind The Boat Life sailing travel vlog

  • July 10, 2018 at 11:46 am
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    Loving the videos guys.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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    Fun as always, you have to catch a break soon!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:08 pm
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    👋🏻☀️🏝🇺🇸⛵️

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    5 minutes? C'mon man

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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    Hope you get it all figured out! Keep up the good work on the videos.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm
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    Why you leave the boat what happened?

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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    I'm digging that shirt! Where can I buy one???

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:46 pm
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    Do you have a engine temperature gauge? In the ICW you can pick up seagrasses to plastic bags in discharge and intake thru hulls. (been there)
    Longboat is not a bad place to be "hung up". I'm currently on Siesta Key.
    Best of luck with your engine problems. Enjoy life. Peace.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:54 pm
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    your handling most boaters issues very well, its not all sun , surf, sand and sail .. keep it up .. doing great

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  • July 10, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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    hey guys ,some one did comment on what the over heating could be and i was thinking the same and your heat exer, maybe full old bits from the water pump..i think you have looked at this before,,hope you can work it out and get all your bugs worked out ,and get to the islands.. thanks for sharing..

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  • July 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm
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    Hey Nic I'm sure you have check this but I'm throwing it out there, have you check the seacock? Not sure which type you have but the gate valve type will unscrew from the gate itself. Had one to do it on me and I was not getting flow to cool our genset and it overheated. Hope you get it worked out and make it to the Bahamas soon. 👍sailboat

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  • July 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    Was that steam coming from your exhaust..?? You might get a leakdown test.. Might have a head gasket issue or a crack in the head or cylinder.. Head gasket would be the preferred simple fix.. Really hope it's none of them, just seemed to look like steam..

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  • July 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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    Hope you get everything figured out !!!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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    Oh drat! That's got to be frustrating. Hope your baby gets fixed soon. We enjoy watching you guys deal with adversity with a smile and can-do attitude. Good luck in the next chapter of your journey.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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    Ahhh… you left the boat??? OMG. Why not heave to and get some practice for serious seas?

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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    Looooooonger

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm
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    bring it up to apollo beach marina ..we know a guy who knows a guy who can fix it for you from another guy…just saying…

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  • July 11, 2018 at 12:17 am
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    I got about two more episodes before I unsubscribe. Do better on the content and make it worth my time.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    Not really serious sailors…Never mind, at least your having fun.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 12:35 am
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    Oh yeah! It’s Tuesday!

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  • July 11, 2018 at 1:12 am
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    Funny, good spirited and honest

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  • July 11, 2018 at 1:42 am
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    Don't let the negative comments get you down.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 5:14 am
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    Keep pushing your limits. You folks are doing great. Huge learning curve but you'll be cruising before you know it. Stay cool.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 6:31 am
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    Cock tease….leaving me blue.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 9:55 am
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    Actually I kinda appreciate these shorter videos.they get to the point pretty fast. Some videos go on for 16, 20, and 34 minutes. While interesting I find myself sometimes fast forwarding a lot.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 5:24 pm
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    Your first mate cannot quite.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    I have absolutely zero experience with boats at all. But you guys are making your boat engine issues look like so much more fun than my truck engine issues. So I'm going to grab a beer and go chang this water pump while imagining I'm on the water.

    Or maybe I'll go buy a boat.
    Cheers guys. Stay safe and have fun.

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  • July 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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    WARNING to would be subscribers to "The Boat Life." The claim is made from the the first video and its also purposefully teased that this couple is going to sell all their stuff, buy a sailboat and sail it to the Caribbean. After well over a year and 60 plus videos this DOES NOT HAPPEN. They don't even come close. Yet, they continue to seek subscribers and I'm assuming paid sponsorship on this false predication. This is a perfect example of someone trying to create a niche following in a large interest category while not following up on what they INVITED the viewer into.
    Don't invite viewers to go on a journey with you and dupe them into believing that journey exists when you clearly lack the balls to follow through with it.

    "The Dock Life" "The Beard Life" "The I Love to Hear Myself Talk Life" "The all Talk and No Action Life" "The Ray Bans Life" or most fitting… "The POSER Life"

    Now suck it up and get out there and embrace the imperfections and follow through on your dream. Stop being a wussy. You're welcome.

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  • July 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm
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    Sounds a bit like you are running on one cylinder. You could have injector problems or possible valve timing or stuck valve issues. All of which will lead to poor performance and some degree of over heating. A good marine engineer show be able to sort out very quickly.

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  • July 14, 2018 at 2:22 am
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    cool video guys

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