Finally arrived in Toronto!

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Cruising around France – ASA VLOG 011

Bonjour La France! In this episode we cruise further down the coast of France. Our first stop after the Bay of Brest is Morgat. There are some incredible caves as you enter Morgat and are very accessible by dingy, paddle boarding or kayak. The water here is very clear and perfect for snorkeling. After Morgat we rounded the Raz de Sein and sailed on to Bénodet. As there was bad weather approaching we decided to sail up the river towards Quimper and anchored outside the city for a couple days. Beware as it almost dries out completely at low tide. The crepes here are the best! Once the weather cleared up again we sailed for Concarneau. Irial loves Citroën 2cv cars so we were delighted to discover that you could do a tour of the city in a 2cv! https://www.alexetgalipette.com/ Thanks for watching! Ciara and Irial 😊

A Sinking Feeling – VLOG 006

In this video Irial patches our new rubber dinghy and we finish work in the heads, painting the walls, fitting the fresh water pump and putting in the surround for the sink.
The Time Lapse at the end of the video is taken from the top of the highest mountain in Ireland, where we went last weekend.

Enjoy the video!

LINKS
WEBSITE – https://asailingadventure.com/
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/asailingadventure/

GEAR:
CANON 600D – http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos600d
CANON LENSE 18-135mm – http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses/canon_18-135_3p5-5p6_is
GOPRO Hero 4 Black
MAGIC ARM – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018QEIPSA?psc=1

VLOG 004 – Plumbing and Hatches – ASailingAdventure

In this episode we make some new hatches for the wheel house, discover a cheap solution for the vents on our dorade boxes and Irial talks about the plumbing in the bathroom.

 

 

Blog Post on Seacocks:

The Galley Part 1

Thanks for watching.

Enjoy the video!

LINKS
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/asailingadventure/

GEAR:
CANON 600D – http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos600d
CANON LENSE 18-135mm – http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses/canon_18-135_3p5-5p6_is
GOPRO Hero 4 Black
MAGIC ARM – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018QEIPSA?psc=1

VLOG 002 – Helping Hands

VLOG 002 – Helping Hands
VLOG002 – Helping hands!

In this episode we are busy sanding, painting, changing halyards and sanding some more; with some added help from our friends Sinead, Andy and Donnacha 😊

We love it when people kindly offer to help us out it makyes the work much for enjoyable and gets the job done quickly.

Fell free to leave a comment below if you have any questions, thoughts, aspirations etc.

Thanks for watching⛵️ – @asailingadventure

GEAR:
CANON 600D – http://ift.tt/14IdN3p
CANON LENSE 18-135mm – http://ift.tt/1Pbjl8L
MAGIC ARM – http://ift.tt/1XY5idF

LINKS
WEBSITE – http://ift.tt/1PbjYzl
INSTAGRAM – http://ift.tt/1XY54TJ

MUSIC: Song “Back to the woods”
By : Jason Shaw
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Vlog 001 – A Sailing Adventure


Our first Vlog!!

We’ve put together a short video documenting our current progress on the boat. We hope this will be the first of many videos.

In this episode we are removing some of the rust from the hull and covering the steel with We also so some interior work – lots and lots of painting!

Enjoy the video!

Guess how many times Irial can say the word ‘hard’ in the space of 60 seconds?!

GEAR:
CANON 600D – http://www.dpreview.com
CANON LENSE 18-135mm – http://www.dpreview.com/
MAGIC ARM – https://www.amazon.co.uk/

LINKS
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/asailingadventure/   Instagram

MUSIC: Song “Blazing Day” appearing on “Cullahnary School” by Cullah
Available at: http://www.cullah.com
Under CC BY SA license http://creativecommons.org/lic

 

Off Grid

Our new solar panels and wind turbine have finally arrived! We decided to get a combination of solar and wind power generation so that we would always have a good supply of electricity on the boat. We did our research and we sourced that we could ordered both the solar panels and the wind turbine as a package deal. We avoided buying them from a chandlery as they were far too expensive. We found the on amazon and we received the delivery within a week.

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The wind turbine doesn’t have a brand but it looks good and sturdy even if the finish isn’t as polished as a named brand. The wind turbine has a peak output of 400 watts. We will need to put a pole up on the stern of the boat to mount it. We will then need to run cables from the wind turbine down to the engine room where we will have all the power management.

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The solar panels were bigger than we expected. We will need to plan where we will mount the panels on the boat. Each panel has a peak output of 180 watts.

The kit also included a charge controller that manages the solar panels and wind turbine.

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Safety First Kids!

We got some new protective gear this weekend to help with the boat maintenance. Here’s Ciara with her new gloves and mask.

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And here’s Ciara working with the ankle grinder.

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And about 20minutes later Ciara was on her way to the hospital. The ankle grinder slipped and Ciara ended up getting stitches along her baby finger. It can so easily happen. You should always be prepared and have a first aid kit onboard.

On the plus side Ciara now has an awesome scar!