These two make some excellent films
I watched these two for a while but they have so far failed to really slip the lines and go cruising. I fear selling the Halberg Rassey will not make their get-away more probable and they will be a whole lot less comfortable. But, to each his/her own…
Is that a wooden boat, or FG boat with LOTS of wood? The interior work looks wonderful.
That part of New Jersey was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy and a lot of boats and boatyards were damaged or destroyed. I almost looked at a Baba 30 in Keyport, there’s a lot of odd and interesting boats sitting in the back of yards that never really recovered from the Storm. It wasn’t damaged in Sandy, but it had dragged-anchor and lost it’s rigging when the dragged her off the groin. I was considering re-rigging it with wood Gaff-cutter with Dyneema rigging. The owner eventually decided to have here repaired instead or selling her as-was. (I think he eventually got the insurance co. to pay-up.)
I could see living-aboard the Falmouth’s larger-brother the Cape George Bristol 28′ cutter, but two people on a 22-footer?
Falmouth 22 http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5545Cape George Bristol 28 http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3630Baba 30’cutter http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1325
See Lin & Larry Pardy.
The smug couple as my wife calls them!
This couple bore me even more then La-vaga, unsubscribed and not watched a long time ago!
I have a philosophical and existential question; If you live on a boat that is tied to a dock — or on the hard — for most of the year and only sail for a week or two a year to no-where particular; are you REALLY a cruiser? Or just a floater?
We’ve all followed blogs were said-“boat” was in fact just a floating caravan or “recreational vehicle”. that never seems to leave the dock, or just goes out very-occasionally and comes right back. Or just occasionally bops-down the ICW to the next convenient marina. Is that really “cruising lifestyle”?
I’m not implying that you have to cross the Atlantic or migrate to the Antilles every winter to be a cruiser, but there should be some purpose, a sense of adventure or discovery. Dylan sails both with epic purpose and a pure joy in sailing. Drake Roberts and Monique are on a journey of discovery. NIck and Teresa of RubyRose cruise extensively, as do Paul and Sheryl Shard of Distant Shores. Alfie of ‘Life is like Sailing’ explores the Canadian Coast extensively, and anyone who lives on-board year-round in Prince Rupert BC deserves a medal; who knew he’s also RCMP Mountie and forensic investigator?
Even some of the naifs and noobs are entertaining, but…Some you just want to reach through the screen and throttle for their banality, their narcissism and unrealistic expectations, …and near-lethal stupidity.
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Ryan and Kelsey are a very modern young couple . They are more than half my age and probably many of the MOB followers of ktl. Their style and content has a large , in sailing video terms, following. Amazingly more than many similiar you tube sailing channels. They have something special for the (uck) young generation , I don’t fully get it but they are to me defiantly interesting to follow . How can folks who love many of the things I like have such a different approach. Dunno but it’s fun to follow.Wait till you see them take out the diesel and put in an electric motor!They also drove around the US for 5 months in a Prius for only $5000…… they posted how they did it. Not exactly back packing thru Nepal but a modern version!Cheers Warren
Oh FYI the boat is fiberglass hull and wood deck. Some were pro finished some amature.W
new video of interior , think headroom!https://youtu.be/YBN2DbMt1Pg
And great price who wouldn’t by it sight unseen!
Great long video of how these boats were builthttps://youtu.be/51Yeb33Q7o8Sure gives you confidence and they were as good quality as they say.
No electric-drive, no, no, no….A strong, reliable diesel motor is even more important for coastal sailing than long-cruising. “The Rigging Doctor” and his wife nearly-died off-shore the Hatteras inlets in a storm because he couldn’t motor to safety. His electric-drive can only only produce 7-knots …for 27-minutes… before he flat-lines his battery-bank. Utter lethal madness… Luckily he ONLY suffered a broken rig and some damage after several-days hove-to in the storm, and wasn’t driven onto the lee-shore or a shoal.
They paid $10k.!! But it’s going to cost quite a bit more to get her seaworthy with some reserves for contingencies.