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Devastatingly sad video: "The End of The Dream"

Here is the most devastating video I have seen. An aluminium boat... with hull corrosion.





Look 4 years earlier and a days sail away to where she bought the boat... discussing "wanted a metal boat because it would be slightly more stable, slightly more safe, you know, all these dangerous containers that swim out in the ocean... sturdy as a tank". But it only got her through Panama Canal... in 4 years.


Look at the interior photos of when she actually saw the interior. That sure looks like a life form to me, but not as we know it.

So very sad. Very tough young lady. Very tough situation.
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Re: Devastatingly sad video: "The End of The Dream"

She lost her positive mission oriented groove sometime earlyish last year.
Parents doing the new Beta pumped her back some.
I think shes been ..dangling mentally.. for a while.
Will see how it works out...maybe a hero jumps in amd solves her hull and tank leaks probs.
Ah...drama...tugs at ya....
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Re: Devastatingly sad video: "The End of The Dream"

I'm really confused. Did she not have the money for a proper repair or were the welders incompetent?
First off, to weld any metal boat you must remove a significant amount of the wood or plastic interior to reduce the fire hazard. Then grind back to enough metal to weld to, and obviously remove any fuel, if it is a tank.
It seemed the tank was clean and the metal around the tank was OK (the walls of the tank should have had enough material to weld to at the hull to get a good plate covering the bad area), so why not just replace the whole tank side hull plating, make the hull sound and build in a tank out of glass, plastic or a bladder into a frame inside the hull?
For that matter, the boat could be sailed with the hole in the tank to somewhere quality alloy welders were available (any oil rig would do and those boys would happily help a woman in distress, probably for free!), using a bladder tank or even jerry jugs to run the engine for the trip. That tank did not seem big enough to bother the boat if full of water instead of fuel.
Did I miss something in the video?
I'd hate to see the dream die for no good reason.
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She was very into it when on the caribe side.
Thats the safer side.
Boat is alum bilge/twin keel.
Shes on a budget
Smart gal
I started following her vids and liked her mission, but then it changed...drift.
Dunno where she will wind up.
Cortez might be a good and safe goal....
While the vid may be shot...in the moment..the editing is done to a plan
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Re: Devastatingly sad video: "The End of The Dream"

There is sooo much wrong here don’t know where to start. First I feel for this gal. The frustration can make want to cry at times. She’s right, it sucks big time.

Something is substantially wrong to cause that kind of corrosion. I’m also not fond of her repair methods but I know so little it’s hard to comment.
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Found this link with some context.

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it is a bit sad. does a sadder video get more response on Patreon?
a bit of a fools dream to have 30k and think you can buy a good boat and keep it running to sail the world. she seems to be capable just not educated on the subject of aluminum. a large used older aluminum boat sitting in warm salt water, what could go wrong?

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I think a lot of people go into this kind of thing...big leap...wirh entusiasum and dream, knowing ahead there are unknows.
Start rhe vids and things are cool, learning curves, etc.
They get social Net attention
Then....the vids become the...raison d`etre.
Lots of mental gyrations
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Did I miss something in the video?
I'd hate to see the dream die for no good reason.

Yes! You missed the important bit!
Whilst she was trying to fix the fuel tank she found WATER INGRESS through the hull where the aluminium hull had just been re-welded.

She then put on epoxy inside the hull. Basically it means the whole hull is stuffed. Or a large enough area to make a big job.

Plus she is/was in Panama city or Las Pearas. Either place is not good for haul out nor repairs... Let alone competent aluminium welding.
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Parents doing the new Beta pumped her back some.
OMG her parents bought a brand new engine?
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