LIFE ON A SMALL SAILBOAT Working, Cooking, Sailing & Exploring in our Tiny Home – Ep 108


– Good morning. Today we’re gonna do a day in
the life of a free range sailor. I’m not sure what’s gonna happen. Already this morning, we had,
we were woke up inside a cloud which was really cool. Normally, Troy gets up around 6:30 and I normally wake up at 6:30, but I lie in bed for
like pretty much an hour, which is what I did this morning. I lay in bed for an
hour and I just watched the cloud coming across the hatch, and then I got up and wiped down the boat ’cause we had a lot of
condensation on the boat from the cloud. (laughs) – Some people might call it mist or fog. – Or fog, but I like to call it a cloud. Welcome to Free Range Sailing. – [Troy] Join us as we
sail around Australia, visiting its wild places in our 30 foot, 50 year old sailing boat, Mirrool. (gentle music) – [Pascale] Living off the land and sea, while sailing a yacht that
costs less than a new car. – [Troy] We show that it’s
possible to have big adventures with a sea-worthy boat
on a very modest budget. (waves crashing) – Troy has already had his first coffee. I haven’t had my coffee yet
so I’m like, I need my coffee. – We call that coffee entree. – Coffee entree for we
don’t always breakfast, like we probably won’t
have breakfast today ’cause we haven’t been very active lately. If we’ve been busy like diving
and doing lots of things, we’ll have breakfast and
Troy is working on the ship’s log.
– Ship’s log. – So yeah in the morning,
unless we obviously have to get going and sail somewhere, we normally have coffee and do some work. So that’s what we’re gonna do this morning and then we’ll see what else we get up to for the rest of the day, but we do plan on going for a sail later
this afternoon, so yep. Coffee time. (peaceful guitar music) (metal clanging) (coffee grinding) (metal clicking) (lighter sparking) – Another part of a day in
the life of Free Range Sailing is obviously making the videos. This is the primary computer we use. I’ve also got another one there that sometimes when I’m
editing, I’ll do it. I’ve got this little computer
that I do internetting stuff so we’re probably a bit over-computered, but what I wanted to point out is when we’re editing Free Range Sailing, our energy requirements has just, poof, gone through the roof. – Yep.
– Hasn’t it? Before Free Range Sailing, this boat used to run
on 30 amp hours a day. That ran the fridge, lights, everything, radio, whatever. Now we can chew that
up in just a few hours. When this thing starts making videos, it can pull 10 amps. – Yeah, it’s insane. – 10 amps, you know like, hour on hour. So that 30 amp hours can be done (clicks
fingers) just like that. – But also because we’ve
got this big, fast computer, we get the editing done a
lot quicker than we used to. So we have more time to have adventures and do stuff which we’ll
get on to later today. – Later today. And we can make a quality video. So that’s something to just think about. If people wanted to
document their travels, if you want to do a good
job of making videos, it’s actually very energy intensive, and that’s why we had
to upgrade, you know, we had to spend quite a bit
of money on upgrading our– – Solar. – Our solar and that’s purely so we can charge cameras, run computers.
– Computers. – And all of that stuff like that. So it’s a bit of a hidden
cost and on a 30 footer, it’s a lot of extra weight. – And extra space. – And extra space. So, it’s actually hard
to run just a computer, some people say why don’t
you have an electric engine which is a few kilowatts. Even running this is a
big deal on a 30 footer if you don’t want to have a generator. (soft ambient music) – So that was our morning, pretty much we’ve just spent it editing, and we’re gonna go for
a big, long beach walk and maybe a little bit of a hunt. We’re gonna go check out a creek or a kind of swampy area behind the beach this afternoon on the SUP. But first, we’re gonna have some lunch. I’m gonna heat up
leftovers from last night. We had, last night we
had vegetable massaman. (upbeat electronic music) To do anything on our boat, we gotta pack everything
up first, don’t we Troy? Like these beasts of computers. But if we had a bigger boat, we’d probably have a nav station and one of the computers
would be able to stay there, packed like, shut down, but not having to put it away in a bag every day. – Yeah, I would strap this
computer to a fixed spot. I see we’re having my
favorite breakfast, leftovers. – It’s lunch, but yeah. It’s your favorite anything. – A brunch?
– Leftovers. – Oh, it’s proper lunch,
it’s half past 12. – Yeah I know, that’s what I was saying we’ve been editing all morning. – Oh, wow.
– So we’re gotta go out and do something. – Yeah, well, I always
sort of meant to do this because the wind wasn’t meant
to show up until about now. – Yep. – And also it’s a slack tide. It’s slack high tide, so we
can finish this and go in. – Straight on the SUP.
– And go for a walk on the beach if you want. – That was the plan, yep. Okay so we’re gonna turn the engine on and go a bit closer ashore so we don’t have to paddle as far. (laughs) ‘Cause we’re slack. No because we can, the tide’s come up now. (upbeat electric guitar music) (boat engine whirring) Still five meters. – [Troy] It’ll change soon. – Coming up. – [Troy] Okay, so see that color change? You want to be sort of ready. – To turn? – [Troy] Really shallow just to (whistles) get us outta there. – So we’re in four now. I guess it doesn’t matter, we can just anchor in four. – [Troy] Yeah. – Should I just turn around? – [Troy] Hang on, what’s it saying? – 3.7. I’ll just turn. – [Troy] Turn that way. – Oh. – [Troy] What’s our depth now? – Three. 2.7. – [Troy] Give us a look there. – 2.5. 2.4 at the back end. You want me to go to the anchor? – Yeah, but if we drop in, if we drop the actual pick here, we’re still gonna hang back and that’s why I wanted to drive in and have a look. Yeah, so throw the
(mumbles) stick on there. (upbeat guitar music) (waves lapping) You’re so crazy. – I’m a crazy person. In here? (ropes tapping) Where am I gonna thread it? Oh yeah, one round like
that to hold it down. (Troy mumbles) 1.8 meters. – [Troy] What did I tell you? (Pascale laughs) – What did we need, 1.6? – [Troy] No, 1.8.
– Okay. – So what we did here, Pascy, is it’s 2.9 now on the
tide curve, all right? So we banked it in, what, 1.8 meters? – [Pascale] Yep. – All right, so 1.8 meters difference, if we look, we’ll be, what, 1.1? And that’s at about half past five. – [Pascale] That’s near
the bottom of the tider. – Yeah, so we’re gonna get out of here at, let’s say four o’clock. That’ll be 1.5 meters difference. What’s the difference between 1.5 and 2.9? – [Pascale] 1.4. – Whoa, you’re a genius. (Pascale laughs) – Yep, so, we’ve got plenty. You know what I mean? – [Pascale] Yep. – We’ve got 40 centimeters under the keel by the time it’s ready to go. Is that enough? (laughs) I think it should be all right. – [Pascale] And the water
is like a swimming pool. – It is like a swimming pool. So let’s go have some fun. (relaxed funk music) ♪ Ba da da day ♪ ♪ Ba da da day hey hey ♪ ♪ Slow down ♪ ♪ There’s no need for us to rush babe ♪ – We found the creek
pretty easily, didn’t we? – Yeah, we just walked inland. (Pascale laughs) – And it looks fresh. I think I’m gonna go for a swim. (gentle guitar music) (water splashes) This is cool. – [Troy] Pretty ready to spend
a night here now, aren’t you? (Pascale laughs) – It’s so close to the beach. It’s crazy. – We’ll go and see where
it comes out further down. (Pascale mumbles) (water splashes) I like google. – Yeah. (laughs) It’s flowing quite fast actually. It’s flowing that way. – [Troy] Hm? – It’s going that way. (water splashes) (Troy laughs) – Yeah, flowing to the sea. – Yep. – Brr. (footsteps in water) – I like to think that this barnacle may have one been attached
to a whale’s flipper. (waves lapping) (boat engine whirring) We just set anchor. As the sun was setting,
we’re here at Moon Point, and we moved here because
we’re expecting northerlies today or tomorrow. So we thought we’d scoot down here. There are a few other boats
around, but that’s okay. We are pretty hungry. We’ve been snacking on
nuts and fruit to get here. So I’m gonna cook us up some dinner. Maybe even Troy will help me. Actually, he’s doing the dishes
which is pretty legendary, so he might be off duty
for helping me cook dinner. (laughs) And this guy’s hard at work. (scrubbing) So we’re having potato
rostis for dinner tonight with smoked trout and a nice salad on top. (food sizzling) What is going on here? (Troy laughs) – Part of our land treats
was a bit of smoked trout. So I’ve just taken the skin off it, and it was so delicious, I can’t imagine anything
not wanting to eat it. So they’re not gonna eat the skin but I am gonna put a hook in it, and I’m gonna throw it overboard. What do you think? – [Pascale] See how we go. – It’s worth doing, isn’t it? – Yep. (knife chopping) I’ll flip him, but I’ll use the plate. Hopefully I don’t melt the plate. – [Troy] You won’t melt the plate. – Okay. (clanging) Look at that. (food sizzling) It’s so crispy. Very yummy. Oh, I grated my fingernail as well when I grated my thumb. – [Troy] Mm, bonus. – [Pascale] I just did a bad thing. I burnt my baby. – The old flip the rosti and pour hot oil out of the pan onto an ankle trick. – [Pascale] Mm. (Troy laughs) – Hot ghee. Who would’ve thought
it would burn so well? – [Pascale] Me? (Troy laughs) Should’ve been more careful. – Too late now. – [Pascale] Bon appetit, mon cherie. – Merci beaucoup. So what is it, darl? – [Pascale] I hope it’s not too cold. It’s a potato pancake
with a smoked trout salad. – Mmm. – [Pascale] Is it good? – It’s delicious. Who’s our (mumbles), someone’s like, “That guy’s smart. “He always says it’s delicious.” (Pascale laughs) Get that camera out of my food. – [Pascale] It’s movie night.
Why aren’t we having popcorn? – I think I made myself
allergic to popcorn. – [Pascale] It’s sad.
So what do you have instead? – Nothing. – [Pascale] But you’re
drinking something now. We always have this in– – Turmeric latte, but it’s not really a– – [Pascale] Replacement? – No. – It doesn’t mean we hold
hands or take windy walks. What it really means is,
we’ll try to keep him out of as much trouble
as he inflicts on me. I give him a hard time. Keeps him in check. But really, he’s like my brother. – [Troy] Ready for noise? – Yep. (beeping) Ready for bum crack? – [Troy] Ready for bum crack? (Pascale laughs) (boat engine whirring) (Pascale laughs) – [Pascale] Camera. (Troy gargles) – [Troy] This help? (Pascale laughs) (relaxed funk music) – [Pascale] Thanks for joining us for a day in the life this week. If you enjoyed the video, please don’t forget to
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100 Replies to “LIFE ON A SMALL SAILBOAT Working, Cooking, Sailing & Exploring in our Tiny Home – Ep 108”

  1. You guys are so much fun to ride along with….. Was great to have this video to watch this morning…. It was 36 degrees here this morning in Northern California…. Was so much better to be with you guys waking up….. Have Fun! Weav

  2. Just FYI Pure RAW Honey is the best thing you can put on burns. It is antibiotic- antimicrobial and antiseptic. Some Burn hospitals have used it and say it works better than any burn ointment on the market. I would suggest getting it from a bee keeper and not the store. Most of what you buy in the store has been heated and filtered removing all the good stuff in it. Or it has been mixed with corn syrup because it is cheaper. Thank you for sharing your story with us less fortunate folks.

  3. Funny you should be talking about the power requirements for vlogging; Sailing SV Delos has just been running a review of their electrics, power generation and use, and they come to the same conclusion – they have about 2-3 times the power draw that an 'ordinary' sailing vessel of the same size would need. Brian goes into a lot of detail, and I suspect you'd find it interesting if you haven't seen it. (I always wonder how much the multiplying new sailing channels watch each other… I suspect you, Delos and Florence (?) probably don't, much, because you have confidence in what you're doing for its own sake. Some of the more recent ones are very aware, or seem to be, that they are competing in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

  4. are you using Lithium batteries for energy storage, Renogy makes a dc to dc charger that can be used from solar and the alternator so quite good, lithium has been coming down in price and they are much lighter in weight that conventional batteries, I have them in my van

  5. You're still making smiles 12000 km away in the Rocky Mountains where there's snow on the ground & it's still yesterday.

  6. Wait, did I just watch a video of you editing a video? How did you avoid the time loop displacement paradox? You both should have melted the instant I started watching your video. Whew, that was brave.

  7. Those were the days. "sigh".  Sadly over for me now so I have to live it via video now. Great day in the life. Thanks for sharing. Fair winds & regards from the UK

  8. When did you guys get a SUP and what brand is it? 10:38 with the drone overhead gave the illusion of the boat standing still and your mast wobbling around like a drunk sailor, kinda scared me there for a second : )

  9. Live free, laph often and love hard, that's the secret to a good life. …. ❤

    Safe journeys my friends and we will see you next weak….✌

  10. If you’re on the beach, then you need to know how to make Cowboy coffee. It’s smooth. https://kentrollins.com/cowboy-coffee-tips-and-tricks/
    You burnt your baby? A baby ate my Dingo.

  11. Very interested in the information that you record in your ship's log. We struggle with how much or how little information to record.

  12. Hi guys.. Always wanted to explore Fraser island where i was a young fella but work got in the way and now thailand its still on my things to do list. what are your thoughts on the island out of 1 to 10

  13. Cane toad tadpoles? "Cane toad tadpoles are different from native species; toad tadpoles are jet black and reach a maximum of about 30 millimetres long from head to tail. They have non-transparent abdomen skin, and their tails are nearly the same length as their body" feralscan.org.au

  14. Great video guys. How useful do you find your SUP Pasci? Was thinking about adding one as a supplementry to my nesting dinghy. My boat is only 33ft so there isn't elaborate amounts of realestate and thenesting dinghy requires a bit of effort to get wet. That being said I have never ridden a sup.

  15. I generally dislike intro video clips, but not the case with yours. Something about it really sings. Also, a request: Would love to see what's inside Troy's toolbox.

  16. hahaha…your funniest video yet I think. Thoroughly enjoyed it…particularly when Troy got his buttcrack covered up….

  17. I always enjoy your videos. You seem to love the life you are living right now, and it me wish things could be that way for me. Fair winds and following seas to you.

  18. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you’re, without a doubt, one of the best channels around! Your adventures are always captivating, beautiful and simply the best. Your food always makes me so hungry!
    Nena
    California

  19. You’re also making smiles 12000 km away in Albuquerque where it still hasn’t snowed but boy oh boy I’d rather be in the land down under!
    PS I think Davinci Resolve 16 might also be free. Keep shining on an on and on! Love your stuff

  20. Thanks again for taking us along with you on your lovely, lively, and loving journey!
    I'm just now watching on my Thursday night and really helps me relax, smile and giggle a we bit more than I usually do.
    Blessings and thanks❤

  21. I really enjoyed spending a day with you both! Can you please do it again with under different conditions – foul weather, cold, or narrow passages, etc? Also, not sure why Troy didn't have any maintenance to pull that day? Boat = Maintenance, lol

  22. Always love your vids.
    Many thanks.
    Sorry to have missed your meetup.
    I’ll catch you guys when you head back north.
    Cheers 👍

  23. Here's An Idea? Why Don't You Velcro Mount You Computers On A Poly or Plywood Board That Drops Down From The Ceiling Above Table? Your A Sailer, A Few Small Corner Block Wheels & Dyneema Pull Strings… You Can Do It! LOL Thanks

  24. Would a UPS ( uninterrupted Power Supply ) be the way to go so its fully charged and can run the Larger Computer and be put back on charge after the up load or editing is done or even run the other Computer might even be able to solar charge it as well as a power back up on the Boat. Just thinking that's all.

  25. So much pleasure packed into just a few minutes. And a whole day in a boat without having to repair anything …. unless you count Troy’s shin? 😉

  26. I like to see a quick explanation of the coffee making!? I'm sure there's something that could take your mind away from the burning sensation! I must have missed the location this time around. Thanks for sharing and safe passage.

  27. Always a pleasure to follow along with your adventures regardless of what those adventures may be. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your excellent videos. All the best.

  28. Your laptop runs on 19v. Do you go 12v -> 220v -> 19v via inverter? AliExpress sell 12v -> 19v dc2dc inverters which would be way more efficient for your setup. Just a thought! 😉

  29. I`ve been following your channel for a long time now, and never fail to notice.. and the greatest thing about you two.. There`s so much love on board! 🙂

  30. Great episode guys. It's your best since you were in the Kimberley. Sorry we missed you as we passed wakes a few months ago. It would have been great to catch up. Maybe next time. Cheers M & W

  31. Another great episode.. and nice to get some insight into your daily routine, too. Watched whilst wearing my Free Range Sailing Hoodie. (Believe me, it gets almost daily use.. it's incredibly comfortable, and very high quality.. I love it!)

  32. Hey guys i am in our winter mode now as we just had a 20cm snow fall and i am working at clearing the roads for cars to drive safely. We will be at this until the end of March.
    As for myself we had our well dug this past summer for our new home, we hope should go up in two years, free of mortgage .We were lucky with the well as we hit 600gl/hr (2724lt/hr)at 100ft deep or 30m.
    We also installed and wired our windmill to charge our battery pack, next summer i intend to install the solar panels we have (3x275watt panels).
    In January we will be buying our windows and doors for the house and storing them in our 40 ft container until the build.
    The manufacturing company gives out 20% discount when we buy them in January since it is their slow time of the year.
    There are still a few expensive items we need to buy before the build as we are both still working full time. We aim to be mortgage free by the time we move in and retire in our paradise in the woods. For the past three years we have been investing between 20and 30,000.00$/yr to achieve our goal.
    As you on your beautiful boat our wooded lots is our paradise. It gives us so much peace and quietness when we are there compared to the hectic life we live right now in the city.We started late in life to do this and now wished we had started earlier. By the time we are there i will be 67 and my wife 65 but very eager to get there. When we are gone it will be to our kids and grandkids . We are doing all the work and installation to required specification so they can easily sell it if they want to. We hope to be there for many years to come but no one knows when we will kick the bucket (LOL).
    You guys were wise to do what your doing at an early age, where you are in good shape and can enjoy it for as long as you want.
    Be free and open minded, enjoy yourself and do what you want and not bother what others think. Respect others beliefs but do your thing.There will always be people out there who think they know best and will suggest, do this and not that but never do anything themselves. They will claim high and loud that you are not in the right, that they have THE way.
    Do your thing while having the time of your life.
    Be safe

  33. You guys do some awesome stuff……SOOOO LOVE IT !!!!! How about an episode on your solar, wind power setup guys …. 🙂

  34. Changing to LFP batteries is like adding more solar panels. This is something all that have changed to LFP have said.
    That "potatoe pancake" is an old Swiss dish called Rösti.

  35. Thanks for the edit T&P, having seen all your episodes from day one, you managed to create a slightly different feel to this this one, really enjoyed it Fwfs you lovely humans.

  36. Coffee entree , Cool, Did you know that coffee prevents the four biggest diseases, Cancer, heart disease, diabetes and alzheimer's, is that a wow or what …. Yet, some will still say caffeine is bad …. … Love your home away from home …

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