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Just Bought Dream Yacht!!!

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Created by eveandjoel A week ago, 10 Nov 2019
eveandjoel
2 posts
10 Nov 2019 2:57PM
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Had to spill the happy beans. After ten years of dreaming and saving we just bought our dream yacht, a Duncanson 35!! We made a vid of the process of finding her, buying her and our first crazy night at sea!! Enjoy!!!

Lazzz
NSW, 470 posts
10 Nov 2019 9:00PM
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Congratulations - hope you enjoy!!

DamoB
NSW, 14 posts
10 Nov 2019 9:36PM
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Sorry to gripe... I am 45 years old & have been racing dinghies since about 5... I 'm watching these young people go out and buy a yacht to sail around the world in. Then the say " Now all we have to do is learn how to sail"... Are you kidding me. Why don't these people start at the bottom and work their way up. What if their maiden trip put them off sailing completely... They would then have to on sell if there was even a buyer... sorry gripe over...

SandS
VIC, 5749 posts
10 Nov 2019 9:54PM
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eveandjoel said..
Had to spill the happy beans. After ten years of dreaming and saving we just bought our dream yacht, a Duncanson 35!! We made a vid of the process of finding her, buying her and our first crazy night at sea!! Enjoy!!!


Funny , watched a couple of your vids on the tube already about a week ago. After watching some others similar . Its like your touting for business . This sailing around the world , with production /editing values has become a job opportunity /career path . Good on you for getting on the band wagon . The old sailor dog does it well , along with the others . All the best and good on you for having a crack . You are part of a new industry .

Guitz
VIC, 451 posts
10 Nov 2019 10:07PM
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A few are making a life style of it like La Vagabond etc. Ok if they spend a good amount of time before heading out in bluer water. I first spent 4 years around Port Phillip then 2 trips across bass strait as crew on a very experienced yacht. The most important lessons apart from the obvious boat handling skills was learning how the experienced skipper and crew thought and approached different scenarios so i can apply the principles learnt from them in whatever situation i find myself in. I have been learning by my mistakes in circumstances where i had "room to move" if i get it wrong. One good lesson was a turn near a reef with the tide flowing towards the reef. If the motor cut out the boat would have been on the rocks and i thought i will never do that again and not leave room for a margin of error. My sailing trip to Tassy was mostly sailed in one day hops in daylight from one safe anchorage to the next and choosing the weather window. Ive had some rough days but was always in a safe anchorage when the change came and waited till it was good to go to the next anchorage.

The motor cutting out over a bar suggests to me there might be dirty diesel or diesel bug in the fuel tank. I'm wondering if this was checked.
Also picking your weather for any voyage is of paramount importance and early trips should only be undertaken in ideal conditions until you know the boat and your hired help knows the boat.
My advise is don't be put off by these cautionary opinions, go for it and follow your dreams, as its a great lifestyle but please go one step at a time gaining experience as you go and travel within your limitations. A mate of mine goes North in winter and heads south as summer approaches to get away from the cyclone season. He's been doing this for the last three years and gained sailing experience while he was building his cat. He has just reached Tassy for the summer but the weather this year is a bit more challenging than the previous years and he has had to shelter a lot more.
Anyway best of luck with it all, you have a great looking boat and a great adventure ahead of you and I will check out you videos from time to time. Good production values for your first vid.

cisco
QLD, 11361 posts
10 Nov 2019 10:36PM
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Congrats on the new yacht.

If you want to make a living out of You Tube videos of your sailing adventures you will get more clicks if you put a hot looking babe on your facer page.

Riley on Sailing La Vagabonde knows that but I am sure would never admit to using Alee's superb arse to attract viewers.

I say give those hot arses plenty of screen time.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 676 posts
11 Nov 2019 5:56AM
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cisco said..
Congrats on the new yacht.

If you want to make a living out of You Tube videos of your sailing adventures you will get more clicks if you put a hot looking babe on your facer page.

Riley on Sailing La Vagabonde knows that but I am sure would never admit to using Alee's superb arse to attract viewers.

I say give those hot arses plenty of screen time.


tired
46 posts
11 Nov 2019 7:08AM
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They bought the boat THEN took it for a test sail??

Horse...cart... and all that jazz

Never looked at the weather forecast?
Seem to have survived the " worst night of my life" ok though

Despite having to pee in a bucket.
Golly.
Must have been really dreadfull to undergo such primitive conditions

However, l do agree...totally...with the more bikini footage needed comment

Mankini footage not required

shane450
22 posts
11 Nov 2019 7:51AM
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DamoB said..
Sorry to gripe... I am 45 years old & have been racing dinghies since about 5... I 'm watching these young people go out and buy a yacht to sail around the world in. Then the say " Now all we have to do is learn how to sail"... Are you kidding me. Why don't these people start at the bottom and work their way up. What if their maiden trip put them off sailing completely... They would then have to on sell if there was even a buyer... sorry gripe over...


Never sailed before the Sea Trial , our first sail Boat is a 57 Perry Catamaran , twelve months in we are loving every minute , sailing conservatively and safely isn t very difficult to learn , I would think maintaining systems for those not mechanically minded would be a trickier learning curve

I say go for it

Yara
NSW, 914 posts
11 Nov 2019 12:40PM
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cisco said..
Congrats on the new yacht.

If you want to make a living out of You Tube videos of your sailing adventures you will get more clicks if you put a hot looking babe on your facer page.

Riley on Sailing La Vagabonde knows that but I am sure would never admit to using Alee's superb arse to attract viewers.

I say give those hot arses plenty of screen time.



Did you not see the lovely girl at the top of this thread?

If someone wants to do this now, and join the throng, I suggest more of the sailing technical info and less of the touristy stuff. So many times as I watch, I am wishing to know sail settings, wind strength, etc.

2bish
TAS, 410 posts
11 Nov 2019 2:21PM
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Congratulations and well done guys! Hope the adventure brings you much joy and satisfaction.

jbarnes85
NSW, 21 posts
11 Nov 2019 2:38PM
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Awesome. one way to learn is throw yourself into the deep end!

GusTee
NSW, 241 posts
13 Nov 2019 8:19AM
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Congrats guys! Do not be put off by some of the negative comments above. Your channel is not going to appeal to some old seadogs, so be it. You've got the good looks, sense of adventure and nicely polished edits. You are already way ahead of the game and the current crop of reality show garbage on mainstream TV. I know what I'd rather watch. I'll be following on youtube.

Cheers,
Evan.

JGandCC
4 posts
Thursday , 14 Nov 2019 4:31PM
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Congratulations guys!

It looks like a great boat.

Guitz
VIC, 451 posts
Saturday , 16 Nov 2019 7:13PM
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Hanging out for episode #2 ;)



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