Tuesday 29.09.2020

Stadium Retro Boats


News and gossip about boats


  • Followtheboat visits Sandakan – famous for war and wildlife

    Posted on Tuesday September 29, 2020
    After the storms of Turtle Island, it was a relief to reach a sheltered town. While one rally member dealt with diesel bug, after jury-rigging a fuel system to bypass the engine's clogged filters on the 25 mile passage to Sandakan, the rest of us went ashore We visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and, with hardly any tourists around, were able to get close to those …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat visits Sandakan – famous for war and wildlife appeared first on YBW.
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  • Engine fail and storms at Turtle Island: Followtheboat join Sail Malaysia’s Sabah Rally

    Posted on Tuesday September 22, 2020
    Anchoring off Turtle island, we were hit by a white-out squall. With lightning streaming and thunder rumbling behind the blanket of spray, a call came over the radio from one of our fellow boats saying he'd lost his engine. The static on our VHF radio made it difficult to hear properly and we couldn’t see him, so all we …Continue reading » The post Engine fail and storms at Turtle Island: Followtheboat join Sail Malaysia’s Sabah Rally appeared first on YBW.
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  • Win a £250 or $300 Amazon voucher in our cycling survey *sponsored post*

    Posted on Thursday September 10, 2020
    Tell us what kind of cyclist you are, for the chance to win a £250 or $300 Amazon voucher Do you prefer aero or upright, pedal power or electric? Whether you are a club or competitive, cycle only in …Continue reading » The post Win a £250 or $300 Amazon voucher in our cycling survey *sponsored post* appeared first on YBW.
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  • Meet the new Simrad NSSevo3s: The best just got better *sponsored post*

    Posted on Thursday August 27, 2020
    Simrad has launched the new NSSevo3S chartplotter and fishfinder, which boasts unrivalled performance, features and connectivity The next level in on board functionality Available in 9-, 12- and 16-inch models, the Simrad NSSevo3S allows users to …Continue reading » The post Meet the new Simrad NSSevo3s: The best just got better *sponsored post* appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Going over to the dark side on a motorboat cruise

    Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2020
    Are you a sailboat snob? Are 'stinkpots' not your cup of tea? If that’s the case, what happens when a sailing instructor becomes the captain of a motor vessel? During lockdown at Sutera Harbour Marina, we took a spin in a superyacht with Captain Paul Stanton of Island Princess, …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Going over to the dark side on a motorboat cruise appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Is this South East Asia’s answer to the Caribbean?

    Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2020
    Dinawan, a small island just 10km south of Kota Kinabalu (5°50'38.5"N 115°59'30.4"E) has everything you need from a Caribbean island: coral sand beach, blue lagoon, wooden bungalows, gentle lapping water Like many worldwide destinations, Sabah’s tourism industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. With borders closed and the Movement …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Is this South East Asia’s answer to the Caribbean? appeared first on YBW.
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  • Introducing the all new Icom IC-M803 MF/HF/SSB Marine Radio

    Posted on Thursday July 16, 2020
    MF/HF SSB marine radio is a vital piece of long-range communication equipment and unlike expensive satellite technology, once installed all calls are freeIntroducing the all new Icom IC-M803 MF/HF/SSB Marine Radio Over many decades Icom have been manufacturing marine HF/SSB Introducing the all new Icom IC-M803 MF/HF/SSB Marine Radiotransceivers that have …Continue reading » The post Introducing the all new Icom IC-M803 MF/HF/SSB Marine Radio appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Total refit costs and what we would do differently next time

    Posted on Tuesday July 14, 2020
    In the final video in our refit revisited mini-series, we reveal the total cost and discuss what went wrong, what worked and what we would do differently... When we arrived in Malaysia in 2013, Esper was in pretty bad shape. After three years without moving in the …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Total refit costs and what we would do differently next time appeared first on YBW.
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  • Back by popular demand: Icom relaunches IC-M423G and IC-M400BB Fixed Marine VHF radios

    Posted on Monday July 13, 2020
    The IC-M423GE (formerly the IC-M423G) and the IC-M400BBE (formerly the IC-M400BB) slot back into Icom’s fixed marine VHF line up. Both models are almost identical to their predecessors except that they now feature an integrated GPS and an external GPS antenna to meet the latest ITU-R M493-14 regulations. Both of these radios have been firm favourites with many of commercial and leisure marine users and the reintroduction of …Continue reading » The post Back by popular demand: Icom relaunches IC-M423G and IC-M400BB Fixed Marine VHF radios appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Refitting Esper’s interior, navigation gear and electronics

    Posted on Tuesday June 09, 2020
    Even after all this time, it is amazing how many of the details we both retain of our complete boat refit, it is as though it only happened yesterday... Because one of us was on the job in the yard every day, we were able to watch and manage …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Refitting Esper’s interior, navigation gear and electronics appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Looking back after thousands of miles and hundreds of anchorages

    Posted on Tuesday June 02, 2020
    Followtheboat started their YouTube sailing channel five years ago, but began full-time cruising back in 2006 In this celebration of the 200th episode, Liz and Jamie remember how it all started (Jamie had hair! Liz wore …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Looking back after thousands of miles and hundreds of anchorages appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Refitting Esper’s deck and topsides

    Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2020
    In part two of Esper's refit, Liz and Jamie explain the preparation and painting of the deck and topsides There’s a lot of grinding and faring to be finished before we can apply the paint. We used Awlcraft 2000 …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Refitting Esper’s deck and topsides appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: The inside story of Esper’s extensive refit

    Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2020
    We're revisiting our massive sailboat refit project in a new three-part series. Why? Because five years later viewers are still asking us questions about it and now we’re in lockdown we finally have the opportunity to edit it properly With over 2,000 video clips across 51 episodes over 13 months, our refit playlist is a big commitment to wade …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: The inside story of Esper’s extensive refit appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Things are looking up as Malaysian lockdown eases

    Posted on Tuesday May 12, 2020
    The movement control order rules here in Malaysia are relaxing, but people are being careful as the shops tentatively re-open In Sutera Harbour Marina the pontoon home-made “pubs” are still popular with the seven occupied boats here and Jamie’s in …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Things are looking up as Malaysian lockdown eases appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Why the best boat to sail around the world is a ketch

    Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2020
    If you were to judge what a good bluewater cruiser is by watching YouTube channels, you'd be forgiven for thinking most of us are zipping around on a catamaran While there are many more cats (and cruisers?) on the water than we first saw 14 years ago, you might …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Why the best boat to sail around the world is a ketch appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: The challenges of living in isolation on a sailboat

    Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2020
    In the latest episode, we hooked up via the internet with Behan and Jamie of the sailing family Totem. We met them back in 2014 in a boat yard in Thailand. They've been sailing round the world for years with three children in tow Currently Totem is anchored off the coast of Mexico with their plans to sail across the Pacific scuppered by the …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: The challenges of living in isolation on a sailboat appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Top 10 sailing tools every cruising boat needs

    Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2020
    When you've been living on a boat for 13 years, you tend to build up a vast amount of sailing tools In the first of our real-time sailing updates from lockdown in Borneo we answer viewers’ questions and try to restrict …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Top 10 sailing tools every cruising boat needs appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Living alongside superyachts under lockdown

    Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2020
    We have ended up in Sutera Harbour Marina for the duration of the worldwide lockdown and to be honest we can't think of a better place to be... The rules keep changing, but we are safe, secure and remote from the worst of it, as this week’s episode …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Living alongside superyachts under lockdown appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: How to avoid snagging fishing nets while sailing

    Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2020
    One of the biggest headaches for cruisers in South East Asia is the sheer number of fishing boats hard at work close to land and offshore They range from one-man canoes to smoking ocean trawlers. There are different methods of fishing too, from a single line …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: How to avoid snagging fishing nets while sailing appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Why every sailor should have a bicycle

    Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2020
    Should every sailboat have a bicycle? Maybe not if it's a racing yacht or if your superyacht already has its own helicopter, but for cruisers, we reckon a bicycle on a sailboat does amazing things In this video (which was filmed before the lockdown and Movement Restriction Order came into effect on Borneo) we explain …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Why every sailor should have a bicycle appeared first on YBW.
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