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That guy had almost 300,000 200,000 subscribers (I was one of them) and around a thousand videos. Then he answered a phishing email and lost it all.
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Any links to the story on how a thing like that unfolds?
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Youtube was no help whatsoever. Really, not their problem, but I feel for the guy. Just like I feel for you with your utter wifelessness situation. :De_Bunk:

P.S. UK Sparky channels are much more betterest. They are utterly mired in red tape and listening to them bitch about rules and their horrible customers is great fun. Thomas Nagy is pretty cool
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6EJTy ... 4Qw/videos
But David Savery cusses more.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6pc8d ... BIQ/videos

Here's some ridiculum installing a Tesla charger in the UK.

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Compare and constrast with US

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Okay, it would take me longer than 30 minutes to find my tools, but still ...

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That sucks. Two ways. The fact that Youtube won't help and the fact that some asshole fucked everything in the first place just because he could.

Fuck people.
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I'm astonished it didn't flip over in some storm. :notsure:

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It will in heavy enough seas.
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Witness wrote:
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I'm astonished it didn't flip over in some storm. :notsure:
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↑ Depends on how fast you want to go. For minerals, steel, &c. that would be OK. Add a GPS and some half-smart navigation AI, you need no crew. (But then there's piracy…)

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If the rotated the panels to vertical they could do a lot better than 5 knots. Just sayin'

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A green trimmed Pacific Seacraft to go with that red hair. Photo reminds me of PNW coast, and the boat being out of PDX stands to reason. I'd love to spend a summer sailing the Inside Passage to/from AK. Spent lots of time in SE AK, but have never done the Passage. With the appropriate seafood gathering equipment, one can have salmon, halibut, scallops, prawns just about anytime one wishes and it does not get any fresher than right out of the water onto the grill.

Damn! Yum!!
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My sister lives in San Diego and is paying high rent.

Together with her boyfriend, she's thinking about buying a liveaboard sailboat.

I wouldn't really trust her to do this alone, but he is an officer in the navy and seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders.

I have some experience sailing a small 21' sailboat. But I don't know much about bigger boats.

They are looking at a Hunter 37'.

I've been on a few Hunters and I thought they seemed like nice daysailers.

Any advice?
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shuize wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:35 am
My sister lives in San Diego and is paying high rent.

Together with her boyfriend, she's thinking about buying a liveaboard sailboat.

I wouldn't really trust her to do this alone, but he is an officer in the navy and seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders.

I have some experience sailing a small 21' sailboat. But I don't know much about bigger boats.

They are looking at a Hunter 37'.

I've been on a few Hunters and I thought they seemed like nice daysailers.

Any advice?
Hunter makes a good boat. If they're buying used, have it thoroughly surveyed. Boats, especially salt water boats, are maintenance nightmares. It pays to have everything checked.
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And she'll be even better in about 5 more years...
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Only in Russia (or one of it's former satellites).
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