Abandon Comfort foreswears large plastic for small wood

These two make some excellent films

This is about Sailing around Britain.

16 Responses to “Abandon Comfort foreswears large plastic for small wood”

  1. 18 July, 2018 at 3:50 pmJim Legere says:

    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…

  2. 18 July, 2018 at 9:18 pmTed B. says:

    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=5545
    Cape George Bristol 28 http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3630
    Baba 30’cutter http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1325

  3. 27 July, 2018 at 8:06 amEuan Mckenzie says:

    The smug couple as my wife calls them!

  4. 3 August, 2018 at 12:17 pmTom says:

    This couple bore me even more then La-vaga, unsubscribed and not watched a long time ago!

  5. 5 August, 2018 at 9:06 pmTed B. says:

    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.

    [/polite rant off]

  6. 8 August, 2018 at 4:15 amWarren says:

    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

  7. 8 August, 2018 at 4:21 amWarren says:

    Oh FYI the boat is fiberglass hull and wood deck. Some were pro finished some amature.

  8. 10 August, 2018 at 7:25 pmwarren says:

    new video of interior , think headroom!

  9. 10 August, 2018 at 7:27 pmwarren says:

    And great price who wouldn’t by it sight unseen!

  10. 10 August, 2018 at 9:58 pmWarren says:

    Great long video of how these boats were built
    Sure gives you confidence and they were as good quality as they say.

  11. 13 August, 2018 at 9:49 pmTed B. says:

    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.

  12. 23 August, 2018 at 8:15 amDavid C. says:

    I have followed these two for a while. I don’t always agree with or understand the decisions they make, but there is clearly evidence that they do put a lot of thought into how they set up their lives. I cannot fault them for that. If I ever do move up from my 26′ Mac (which many also think is a mad excuse for a yacht), I don’t think I would ever try to go over 30′, and would love to go with tiller steering.

    Following this young couple makes me think about assumptions I make regarding kit and attitude toward sailing. This, in my view, is always a good thing.

    • 23 August, 2018 at 9:40 amdylan says:

      I have to say that I am slightly intimidated by big boats – I had drinks with a friend last night in his 33 footer. Just looking from that wheel all the way to the bow is rather frightening. Then there are the bills and the inability to use an outboard as a back up. I think that 26 feet is just perfect – big enough to handle the rough stuff single handed, small enough to manhandle around a marina and small enough to be driven by an outboard in an emergency engine failure.. I would have loved a Mac – the ability to get home at 20 knots must be very re-assuring. The accommodation is amazing in a Mac and they sail much better than they should. For me the downside of them is, the price, the fact that I have no tow vehicle and the steering wheel. Having said that I am now trying to buy a 25 footer with a wheel – few things on this earth crazier than a sailor – other than an old sailor.

      • 24 August, 2018 at 11:45 amDavid C. says:


        As usual, well stated! I had my steering cable jam right on the entrance to Twizzle Creek early this summer. Having no way to either fix the problem or bodge another way to steer, a Pan Pan call, and rescue tow was the solution. Thankfully, I was swept up on the nice mud and shingle lee shore….no worries.

        Tillers don’t do that.

        I will be working out an emergency rudder solution as well.

        We are all crazy in different ways. I worry about and mistrust those that are not.

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