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I deleted a few posts because it's went a bit off topic.

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I deleted a few posts because it's went a bit off topic.

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Looks to me like she does and well. My wife is 5í2Ē and 125lbs. She could but sheís an old fashioned New Englander. Maybe when we get to clear waters.
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I've watched every episode. More fun than a train wreck. So totally different than anything I've experienced and love it. She appears to have a complete machine shop and everything else down below. The boat is a disaster, both inside and out. A couple other "cruising" vlogs I love include Project Atticus, almost six years and several hundred miles of cruising and Sail Life, five years in boat rebuilding to go sailing, which he has never done. While I do prefer the tiny bikinis of La Vagabonde or Sailing Uma, it just goes to show I have diversity. I particularly like that Sailnet's password requirement is 10 or more characters, but does not require sanskrit.
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.....Sail Life, five years in boat rebuilding to go sailing, which he has never done. .....
I recall he made an attempt to be crew for an Atlantic crossing once. He got so seasick on the first hop (coastal or Azors or some intermediate stop) that he jumped ship. He seems like a really nice guy, but Iím not sure what heís doing. Could the boat he bought really need all that heís doing? He redesigns and rebuilds absolutely everything. In fact, this is his second sailboat rebuild and I recall him mentioning he rebuilt his house too. Even DIY it has to be at an extreme loss in net value.

If he gets joy from the rebuild alone, that works. Some do. I watch his vids occasionally and do wonder if heís doing things correctly, from time to time. DIY is part of cruising and we all do things that donít comply with an obscure standard we donít even know exists. Sometimes I wonder if his vids encourage others to follow his methods, which is what gets me wondering if they are always correct.


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I particularly like that Sailnet's password requirement is 10 or more characters, but does not require sanskrit.
Sanskrit! Great idea!! I shall put it up to the Admins ASAP!


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I recall he made an attempt to be crew for an Atlantic crossing once. He got so seasick on the first hop (coastal or Azors or some intermediate stop) that he jumped ship. He seems like a really nice guy, but Iím not sure what heís doing. Could the boat he bought really need all that heís doing? He redesigns and rebuilds absolutely everything. In fact, this is his second sailboat rebuild and I recall him mentioning he rebuilt his house too. Even DIY it has to be at an extreme loss in net value.

If he gets joy from the rebuild alone, that works. Some do. I watch his vids occasionally and do wonder if heís doing things correctly, from time to time. DIY is part of cruising and we all do things that donít comply with an obscure standard we donít even know exists. Sometimes I wonder if his vids encourage others to follow his methods, which is what gets me wondering if they are always correct.
I did not know about the Atlantic crossing attempt...

Mads is an interesting character. he certainly seems to be the type to love working on a boat for the sheer enjoyment of it, and I can get that to a point. The whole rudder project he is doing loses me a little bit, he certainly seems to be going about it the very long way, and I am losing a bit of interest as that project goes on and on. I've been watching him like clockwork every Sunday evening for going on two years now, as we are both doing many of the same things, just not at the same time..now if he will ever finish remains to be seen, as he enjoys working on projects A LOT.
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I remember his Atlantic problem, but he did sail his boat across the English Channel. What each of the VLOGs demonstrate to me is there is not one right way to enjoy sailing. I agree with the comment that what they show may not be right. I remember La Vagabonde flew their asymmetrical spinnaker upside down the first season. The longish password is easy for me. I just combined my social security number and my bank account number where I keep all my retirement money.
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I've watched every episode. More fun than a train wreck. So totally different than anything I've experienced and love it. She appears to have a complete machine shop and everything else down below. The boat is a disaster, both inside and out. A couple other "cruising" vlogs I love include Project Atticus, almost six years and several hundred miles of cruising and Sail Life, five years in boat rebuilding to go sailing, which he has never done. While I do prefer the tiny bikinis of La Vagabonde or Sailing Uma, it just goes to show I have diversity. I particularly like that Sailnet's password requirement is 10 or more characters, but does not require sanskrit.
I don't think I've seen every episode, but I've seen most of the "Athena" saga, including the episodes where he sailed the boat from Scotland (where he bought it) to Denmark. IIRC, he got plenty seasick then too.

Like some of you have commented, I watch him every week like clockwork. Also, as some of you have hinted, I sometimes get the feeling that this refit will never end. Mads clearly loves working on the boat, learning new things and trying new techniques. And I have learned from him, and been inspired to tackle a few long-postponed projects on my own boat.

Frankly, I don't care if the refit ever ends; I'm enjoying the videos and learning too much to worry about if Mads and Eva ever set sail. According to his own schedule, I think Mads doesn't expect to move aboard Athena until after next summer anyway, so there's still a long way to go, even under the best of circumstances.

Until then, I will continue to enjoy the cheerful perfectionism, corny jokes, and ever-expanding project list.
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