Friday 10.07.2020

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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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  • Followtheboat: The challenges of shopping during coronavirus lockdown

    Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2020
    On this side of the world, they’ve been taking the coronavirus outbreak deadly seriously since it came to light. In January, Sabah banned flights from China and after a couple of weeks all Chinese tourism here finished Then the South Koreans were prevented from coming, which meant almost no tourism. But it worked and we had no …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: The challenges of shopping during coronavirus lockdown appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Millie the boat cat is very ill

    Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2020
    This is the first time we took our cat to a vet on Borneo, where we discovered that our beautiful Millie, who has been sailing with us for eleven years, is very ill Little did we know we were in for the long haul and for many more visits over the coming months …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Millie the boat cat is very ill appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: 24hrs before coronavirus lockdown, borders closing all around us

    Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2020
    What do you do when your visa is about to run out as countries around you are closing their borders? Liz and Jamie of Followtheboat face a dilemma... To renew a visa in Malaysia you have to do a ‘border run’, but what happens when the borders are …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: 24hrs before coronavirus lockdown, borders closing all around us appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Going off-grid in a Malaysian national park

    Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2020
    What's the opposite of sailing? Jungle walking on a mountain, of course! For us, the main point of this eternal world cruising is to visit new places and get to know a little about the culture and natural environment. We spent three days walking through the tropical rainforest of Sarawak in central Borneo at the UNESCO site of Gunung …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Going off-grid in a Malaysian national park appeared first on YBW.
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  • Coronavirus: How will COVID-19 affect sailing and cruising?

    Posted on Tuesday March 10, 2020
    There are a few reasons why sailors and cruisers should be worried about the coronavirus just as much as our landlubbing friends Maybe the best thing for each of us to do is take our sailboat out to sea or to anchor …Continue reading » The post Coronavirus: How will COVID-19 affect sailing and cruising? appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: A new country and a new project

    Posted on Tuesday March 10, 2020
    The final 100 miles on this long trip from Anambas to Borneo then we'll be starting work on upgrading and general maintenance to SY Esper But first we must navigate for the next 22 hours through oil and gas rigs. And we need to time …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: A new country and a new project appeared first on YBW.
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  • Latest Icom knowledge base article: Top ten tips to improve your experience when using a marine VHF radio

    Posted on Monday March 09, 2020
    Whichever way you enjoy the water, a marine VHF radio is an important safety tool which will ensure that you stay safe and likewise be in a position to contact other boat users, marina and port authorities as well rescue and safety organisations Whether you are new to boating or an experienced mariner, Icom UK have provided ten tips to improve your experience, …Continue reading » The post Latest Icom knowledge base article: Top ten tips to improve your experience when using a marine VHF radio appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat Q&A: “Real sailors do not use marinas” So why do we?

    Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2020
    We get told time and again by our YouTube viewers to get out of the marina and start sailing, that real sailors do not use marinas, that they are bored with watching episodes from sailing channels which are set in marinas. Is that fair? Two old salts in the marina where we are currently berthed give us their opinion of marinas and why they …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat Q&A: “Real sailors do not use marinas” So why do we? appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: What we learned from our worst storm in 13 years

    Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020
    We've sailed a lot of miles through many lightning storms, but this was our biggest and longest in 13 years. It was relentless, at times the lightning bolts came every 10 seconds Miri Marina, our destination, is notoriously difficult to enter. There is a long, shallow sand bar on approach and a …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: What we learned from our worst storm in 13 years appeared first on YBW.
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