In this episode of Sailing A B Sea we come to the end of our sailing for 2019 and experience our first haul out in nearly 2 years. At Livaditis boat yard the...
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We've just met Harris. Yes he's a lovely bloke
and he explained the procedure for
getting the boat onto the sled for the haul out tomorrow morning which is happening
around about 7:30 / 8 o'clock so tonight
is officially our last sunset on board
for the year of 2019.
It's been a heck of a
journey so far and now we're gonna be
spending at least four maybe even five
months on the hard. There's a lot of work
to do. We're gonna share it all with you.
You'll love this stuff, anyhoo
that's not the point, we'll talk about the maintenance later but right now we're just gonna say a big
and thank you - and thank you - to our
patrons, our subscribers and our followers
it's been great, yeah the feedback that
we've got from our viewers on a lot of
our videos throughout this year
it's really helped us make decisions on
various things on board so we really do
appreciate your comments and your feedback.
It's really nice to know you
are with us you know, like, because it's
just the two of us old farts on the boat
you know most of the time and so
just knowing that you guys and gals are on
the journey with us even if it is
through a screen and you know just
when you talk to us, it's fabulous, so
yeah thank you for being with us
We're gonna be living in a house, yeah,
well not a house, a kind of a little room. I don't
know if this camera will pick it up. I'll try and show you.
So that's the boat yard and if I zoom in, just
there, there are, I don't know, maybe four
or six or eight rooms and we're gonna be
in one of them for probably a couple of
months while all the major jobs are done
on board and then once we've got the boat
back in a livable condition we'll move
back on board the boat and live on the
hard. It's such a lovely setting, it's
surrounded by tree covered hills and
well nearly mountains in some parts, yeah
and then it's got a lovely view across
the Evia channel to the mainland of
Greece. It's gonna be good
Yeah yeah. I am actually looking for... I
mean I love being on board and I'm also
looking forward to being in a house for
a while. Just for a change with a shower. Oh hot
showers and unlimited water oh my gawd such luxury
I mean we do have how shower but we don't have unlimited water so there's a rub you know.
Yeah. So if there's any water maker people
that would like to sponsor us yay!
Yeah, 12-volt water maker company send one
our way we'll show it - we'll give it a great review if it works well once we've installed it. Yeah anyway I think
it's time to go in. Anyway nighttime now.
It's 7:30 in the morning and I'm wearing
shades. Why? Because these are my long-distance
glasses that also happen to be shades
And today is the day we get this lady out
of the water and onto the hard for the
winter of 2019 into 2020.
Is that GoPro on? [A] Yes.
Thank you, so when you slip the line just let me
know where the buoy is.
[A] Then I've got to untie that and get in the boat
Yeah yeah yeah [A] Oh okay.
I'm gonna be cruising around, you can get in that dinghy
any time you want, [A] Okay. [B] I'm not going straight for it. So yeah slip it and let me know where
the buoy is. Let me see if the bow thruster
will work in the other direction
[A] Yeah that's working. It's moving away from us
So if you want to hop in the dinghy and
go and do your thing, [A] I'll do my best!
I'm gonna have to get some head way.
There she goes.
Alright off you go on your mission.
Welcome! Thank you!
Holy crap that was unnerving. Whoa
I guess we're on the sled
Welcome captain. Welcome. Thank you, efharisto
It'll be five months before she sees that water again.
How bad is she?
[A] Looks like she needs a good shave.
[B] A good shave!
Hey well done Baz.
Ooh a camera on camera action baby. Yeah!
We've got our winter home organized
Where we are it's surrounded by olive
trees. We've got hills in the background and
we've got the sea in front of us, it's
Look what we've got.
This was a gift from Jeff and Lena Bey who we
met at the hot spring Kythnos, yeah in Greece
and this is one of several bottles of
wine that they kindly gifted to us, yeah and
this is from Champagne, this is proper
champagne and we've decided that this
was going to be kept for this very
special moment because today was the day
that A B Sea got hauled out of the water for
winter time. Yep
And we are in a lovely little studio
apartment while she gets work done her
Barry works on her, so today is a day for
celebration. So Jeff and Lena thank you
So we've got our port and starboard
glasses thanks to Jim by the way. Yes Jim
Furness thank you very much for the glasses wonderful
So here's to all of our followers and subscribers
and our patrons and our Buy us a Beeries and
it's gonna be an interesting winter it
certainly is. We're taking two days off
Saturday today, Sunday tomorrow, yeah and
then Monday boom! Back to work. Hard work
Ooh that's nice, thank you. That is good
thank you very much.
It's Tuesday today
and we're in the taxi going to the
nearest Medical Centre so I can have an
x-ray because after a week since I sprained my
ankle I still can't walk on it so we need to
know what it is, so we're going... it's 35
kilometres away and we're getting a taxi
and he's very kindly waiting for us so
that he will bring us back to Limni
so we'll let you know what the results are
Monday morning and I'm just heading over
to A B Sea, just ducking underneath another
boat that's on it stand here and it's
just a quick job really to do this
morning. I've got to put away the bimini
and probably fold down the spray hood as
well because there's a bit of a wind
coming from the south and this whole
yard is quite open to the south so
I'm just reducing the surface area that
the wind can potentially catch on
Shouldn't take too long but it's
something that needs to be done and then
it's back to the office to edit more videos
So I can quite happily just fold the
spray hood down and the wind blowing
strong will keep it down. It'll stop it
acting as a scoop anyway
Well that's that lot done. The wind is
only meant to pick up later this
afternoon and blow through the night and
then the week after that it should be
all fine and while I was just down on
the beach I picked up this load of nylon
string. The waves had blown it up onto
the beach we don't want them taking it
back out into the water to get wrapped
around somebody's prop so it's going in
the bin. Wednesday morning and this is
what we're waking up to, a nice bit of
proper rain, the first proper rain we've had for a long
time and we're just getting ourselves together here
and today is definitely a day that we're
not going to be working on the boat, we
are going to be working on computers. Just
catching up on social media, Aannsha's
just about to put together a sale of her
jewelry in time for Christmas and on our
seats here we have some pillows because
it supports our back a bit better, these
these chairs are for leaning back in and
relaxing while sipping a cocktail not
working on the computer and here's Aannsha
just putting their moon boot on for the
day. My little morning routine. Yes it's been a few weeks
and still a few more weeks to go how's it feeling now?
I can walk on it now
that's good. But yeah no the ligaments
are still sore. So proper rain as I was
saying, not a lot of wind associated with
it so it's just sort of like falling
down vertically. Time to hit the
computers. I'm gonna be working on a
special project today which we're going
to put out sometime around about the
Christmas/New Year period and
it's kinda like an in-depth look at
our journey from Turkey to here in
Greece over this last year. I think
you'll enjoy it. Before we end this
episode I'd just like to take this
opportunity to welcome on board our
latest patron and that is Jay Shafer
thanks very much Jay for becoming part
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