This was NOT a Good Idea

Sailing is a never-ending thread of challenges that can make me feel like a total boss or the biggest idiot. We’ve been going through a bit of trial and error with figuring out our mooring situation. We still don’t have a solution, but we know of at least one more way it should NOT be done.
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We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
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Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Take Down the Genoa
01:42 Dead Sewing Machine
03:22 Repairing Our Sail
07:33 Hot & Humid - Cyclone Season
08:44 Best Way to Tie A Catamaran to a Mooring Ball?
10:09 Testing the “Best” Way to Tie to a Mooring
12:25 Sailing to Tapana, Vava’u Tonga
20:07 Anchoring a Catamaran
22:35 FreeDiving the Anchor to See if it Set
24:08 Incredible Views & Sunset
24:57 An Amazing Day
27:35 Bloopers
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Comments

  • Gone with the Wynns
    Gone with the Wynns2 months ago

    I know the mooring part of this video leaves a lot of unanswered questions, so I’ll do my best to explain a bit more. First off, we know how to tie up to a mooring, but what we’re trying to accomplish is figure out the BEST way to tie up our Leopard 43 to a mooring ball. Meaning: No chafe, easy to tie up upon approach and easy to release when it’s time to leave. This bridal test proved that it may be the best solution for no chafe but tying up and releasing was quite the hassle. Let me start by explaining this mooring. There are no lead lines on the mooring ball, so it is challenging to run lines through it from the boat unless there is no wind. Running an extra ‘retrieval’ line to the mooring does not work because any slack lines end up wrapped around the base of the mooring ball. Then the weight of our entire boat will be held by this one line. We already talked about running lines to the forward side cleats in the vid, but just as a reminder, it creates major chafe on the lines (not safe in a cyclone) and destroys the gelcoat on the boat. Plus, when getting pulled in strong winds it still creates massive downward pressure on the crossbeam which could still damage our rigging. A system like the Mantus mooring snap shackle would work for some mooring situations, but the attachment point on this mooring is a very thick line, and too thick for the Mantus Snap Shackle. Plus, the breaking strength of this snap shackle is 10T and I don’t know that I trust that with our 16T boat during a cyclone (but I will reach out to Mantus to see what they say). Sadly, it’s all a moot point because it’s nearly impossible to get things shipped here during COVID times. By the time it could arrive, cyclone season will be over and we'll be on our way to another country. What we need to get is an official statement from Leopard and Robertson & Caine (the boat builder). We need to hear how they recommend tying up our boat to a mooring, that way we’re not guessing, or using a jury-rigged solution that might not be covered by insurance if anything happens during a storm. With this information, we can feel confident we’re tying up to a mooring ball the correct way. And most importantly we know if another cyclone comes barreling through, we’ll be connected to the strongest points on the boat with no chafe issues. If we happen to break loose and the boat gets damaged, we can show our insurance company that we tied up the way the boat manufacture recommended.

  • Eddy Smith

    Eddy Smith

    7 days ago

    love your boat and show, thanks, amazing diving y video

  • ljhoats

    ljhoats

    24 days ago

    Great choice of music at end.

  • SeQuBu

    SeQuBu

    26 days ago

    Docking with a Cat is actually really easy and straight forward. As you stated, you basically have 2 options to attach, the outward hull cleats or the bridle point; the cleats on the transom are a boho for it. For all the below options you will need 2 mooring/docking lines. For the standard mooring layout you will attach the mooring/docking line at the clear with a bowline, it then goes through the loop of the mooring ball, or the mooring line on the ball, and then back to the cleat. If you are expecting a lot of wind and/or are actually able to reach the bridle attachments on the hull from the deck, you can attach the lines to the bridle points and then run them to the cleats; this will spread the load on the individual points. Setup: In your case Starboard side because that’s where the helm is Let’s go with the cleat option as that is the more “complicated” one. The lines need to run outside the hull and in front of the forestay, and not over the deck, all the way to where you are going to pickup the ball. How & where to pic up the mooring ball? You have 2 options here. 1. You pic up the ball between the hulls 2. You pic up the ball on the starboard side of the starboard hull. Depending how comfortable you are I find it often easier to pic up the ball on the outside of the hull as it allows you to go and push the hull against the ball, giving it less room to escape. Once you have picked up the ball with the hook, you run your pre-setup starboard line through the loop and pull it all through. This will allow you to and depending on the situation: 1- hold the ball with the line as to fit through the port line right away. 2-tie the ball up tight to the boat as to pic it up again and put the port line through. 3-drop the ball into the water and still be attached to it; could be because there is a lot of wind, engines failed, ..., but the important part is that you are attached to the ball with one line. Personally I normally go with option 2 as it gives you a lot of controle over the situation. So, with the starboard line tied up tight, you run the port line back to the cleat, out side the hulls, and you kind of can preset up how much slag you want to give it as in how much line you want it to have towards the ball. You then go back to the starboard line and easy it till boats lines are equidistant from the ball. If you feel that the port line is to short, you give the starboard line more slag and then go back to port to adjust; rinse and repeat till you are happy. The important part here is that the lines run out side the hull and than pivot into the middle and into the water around the bow. The bow being round and smooth with protect the lines from rubbing off and it will put less force on the cleats. I know some people are concerned that the lines with then start wearing off the bow; though true in essence it will take a LONG time before that happens and the lines I’ll have to be loaded ongoingly for that to happen. So if you happen then to moor a lot, I would make a protective cover that you can then drop between the lines and the hull; but from what I have heard from what and how often you moor it seems unnecessary to me.

  • Biotrek-sailing

    Biotrek-sailing

    Month ago

    With a cat, a good way to pick up the mooring ball is from the stern. Just get the mooring loop on the inside cleat, if a soft loop, or with a rope if a ring. Then take your time to use a dock line from the mooring ball to the bow. We use 2 dock lines, not our bridle. They are looped through the mooring loop so that the lines can be released from the boat, letting one end go and using the motor if necessary to pull through the rope through the loop if it won't pull by hand. To prevent chafe, could you fix those stainless plates to the key spots? (The long thin stainless metal of different lengths typically sold to stop rigging from chaffing). Your videos are terrific! - Lisa @biotrek-saiilng

  • Aron Stock

    Aron Stock

    Month ago

    Dude! You need load releasability! Check out the Muenter hitch, and more importantly the MMO knot (actually 3 knots). You could just pull the line and off you go from the mooring

  • Patrick Woods
    Patrick Woods2 days ago

    Hooray

  • Bill frank
    Bill frank2 days ago

    You need a sailrite machine, I have one but no zigzag for sails.😂😂😂 never mind.

  • pAbLiK PoKuZ
    pAbLiK PoKuZ2 days ago

    ...legit life at the boat...☝❤👍✌😁

  • Chris Madden
    Chris Madden4 days ago

    Touch out to Colin at Parley Revival he probably could give you your answer to how to properly tie onto a mooring ball. Try sailing Vagabonds too.

  • Lion of Judea
    Lion of Judea7 days ago

    Excellent! Well Done (*Im 100 Ton USCG Master & PADI Mstr Instructor) *Note, there is a weak point, the bridle, a single "O" ring is not a good bet. Go for min. double anchor, even add a Aft little one.. ❤🙏

  • Anne Macleod
    Anne Macleod8 days ago

    Thoroughly enjoying your videos, probably my 5th in a matter of days. You go well together, ‘cup half full’ kind of people, always bringing an exuberance to the story of life in the high seas! 🌬🌧🌦⛵️ 🇳🇿🇳🇿🐑🐑🤗🤗

  • Nonna Yourbsns
    Nonna Yourbsns16 days ago

    I like your videos the best!!

  • On A Mission
    On A Mission18 days ago

    I'd definitely invest in a manual foot power sewing machine

  • gRosh08
    gRosh0818 days ago

    No Rest for The Wicked~

  • gRosh08
    gRosh0818 days ago

    Like Oil and Water...

  • John Garrett
    John Garrett22 days ago

    Thank you for a beautiful day...

  • Stormzy Coinlife
    Stormzy Coinlife23 days ago

    Buy a Singer machine for sewing

  • Auston Dusseault
    Auston Dusseault24 days ago

    Im 27m, was injured in the Marines and now im retired. From hawaii and would gladly come help with anything haha

  • Erin A
    Erin A29 days ago

    Consider an old singer with a treadle peddle! They’re workhorses that are built to sew denim and leather. You could rig it up as a table to save space. Sewing machine and no electricity needed 😂 (maybe more trouble than it’s worth!)

  • Robert Hales
    Robert Hales29 days ago

    Love ye, ye are so sweet

  • Kerbo
    KerboMonth ago

    I've been enjoying your adventures. Greetings from Missouri, USA

  • FTATF
    FTATFMonth ago

    That mooring situation is kind of a bummer. I have experience with cats, but not mooring experience, just docking and anchoring...it certainly is one of the less talked about downsides to a cat. If it was me , i would just make a mooring bridle and anti chafe both the line and the deck with something. Maybe make a shorter bridle.

  • Adam Sykes
    Adam SykesMonth ago

    living the dream guys...well done.

  • Kitchen With Alia Omar
    Kitchen With Alia OmarMonth ago

    Hey Dear Nickie... Where is that Island you both went to where you had baby sharks and Flats big round fish... French Polynesia... We Wanna Go there.. Seriously you make adventurous videos and You are so Cute and your mate ... Love U Two And wish you Success ahead... We were earlier in Chicago But now based in Sweden Love, Alia& Omar 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳🇸🇪

  • Kathlene Sulejmani
    Kathlene SulejmaniMonth ago

    How do you guys hold your breath for so long?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Practice!

  • Howard Buskirk
    Howard BuskirkMonth ago

    ❤️🥂

  • pat
    patMonth ago

    I am a fisherman, never been on a sailboat. How I ended up here I'll never know but I do enjoy your videos. Just wondering why you don't give yourself more scope on the anchor? It just seems like you are cutting it too close.

  • riverakers
    riverakersMonth ago

    The anchoring footage,diving to the bottom and the drone footage were awesome.

  • Sailing Seahawk
    Sailing SeahawkMonth ago

    Iv been watching sailing videos for a couple years now, I know of your channel but for some reason have never really watched much. I'm not sure why? Maybe the size? no real reason now that I think about it. Sailing channels like yours have inspired me to learn to sail and film my adventure. The sailing part is amazing but filming and editing are killing me. I'm struggling with so many aspects of the storytelling and to top it off I found I had 2 good trips with my main GoPro having no audio as the mic had broken at some point... Today after sitting down to try and edit after nearly 6 weeks off (from editing) I decided I needed more inspiration., I wanted to compare some things like voice-over levels and editing formats to some of the bigger channels and see how they did it. I looked you up and have just watched a couple videos straight, Im hooked. You are both so lovely and funny and just nice people, I really enjoy your storytelling and how you both present or narrate. I can see why you have such a following, your videos are easy to watch and listen to. I'm now subscribed and have a fair bit of catching up to do. Fair winds!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Awesome! And you can watch this one to see our "sound booth" for voiceovers. 😁www.gonewiththewynns.com/endless-wave

  • halmond
    halmondMonth ago

    Okay about the mooring. There is a handy tool that you can use to help you attached on the mooring. With the weather you have, you might look how secure the locking system is. My parents used something like that back when we had to keep our boat on mooring because the dock didn't have deep enough spot for us. And I think they have something like this still on their boat. The link is on Finnish marine shop page but I figured that once you know what you are looking you probably will be able to find it from store that is more convenient for you to use because from my understanding these are pretty common things to be used on boat. This is just one model and I'm also sure the will be ones that are better suited for handling tropical storms. I know I wasn't able to explain it very well but if you have some questions after checking the link I will try to figure out how to explain it in English lol . I hope this helps you some though with that issue. www.marinekauppa.com/tuote/handy-dock-teleskoopivenehaka-110-200cm/

  • Shandele Broyles
    Shandele BroylesMonth ago

    Were you saying you got the generator fixed?? I'm not even gonna try to spell what you said you said you got fixed. And didn't know if that was what you call the generator?? If so, how did you fix it because you said you needed a new one, at least, I thought.

  • Shandele Broyles
    Shandele BroylesMonth ago

    *I'm curious, you don't have water unless it's rain water because the generator isn't working, right??* *So is there not a way to hook the thing that takes the salt out of the water, to the solar???*

  • JAMES KONET
    JAMES KONETMonth ago

    It has been way too long watching the sheer joy of your sailing again. Congratulations. Remember there are no free rides, everything has a price, hard work!

  • Happy Hermit
    Happy HermitMonth ago

    What a fantastic place...awesome drone work and great music thank you 👍

  • Drama Queen
    Drama QueenMonth ago

    I got distracted watching the Vandee Globe for a couple of months, and that’s all I watched! Now I’m loving catching up on your videos. The two of you are amazing, inspiring and just plain lovely people and I feel grateful to have found your channel

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    🥰

  • Swamp Rat
    Swamp RatMonth ago

    4 ways to secure a boat, but the 4th way it is not likely to be sailed later. Pull the plug and let it settle onto the bottom. lol

  • Swamp Rat
    Swamp RatMonth ago

    Your sewing machine is now a dingy anchor.

  • David Rayburn
    David RayburnMonth ago

    How I wish I were you ! Maybe next time, Got to old for this time around !

  • Decontee Sawyer
    Decontee SawyerMonth ago

    Seems they have enough of their favorite drugs in them.

  • JIM C
    JIM CMonth ago

    Your story and videos about your escapades are interesting and enjoyable to watch, but in my opinion you have the wrong boat for the kind of sailing life you are trying to enjoy! You make it too difficult on yourself. Keep on keeping on. JIM

  • Darlene Ermis
    Darlene ErmisMonth ago

    I’d go sailing with you guys in a minute! Your great sailors and I’d love every minute!⛵️

  • Darkhorse
    DarkhorseMonth ago

    This should help with anchor moorings www.e-rigging.com/5-16-24-UNF-Stainless-Steel-Pelican-Hook?New&hsa_acc=7830372009&hsa_cam=10112323177&hsa_grp=98262196501&hsa_ad=436962672901&hsa_src=u&hsa_tgt=pla-295703662999&hsa_kw=&hsa_mt=&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_ver=3&gclid=Cj0KCQiAvvKBBhCXARIsACTePW8ocCRLzd9XNB4dQYVPYQHU6sFcv4TptAuzrSGBXJBSsIUnzkBW9OEaAgEJEALw_wcB

  • G LS
    G LSMonth ago

    Your woes ~ "follow you around" woes, really do because, "Thoughts become things." Think about what you REALLY WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN. Most people think more, much more, about what they do not want than what they do want. Everything, absolutely everytthing in your life works this way. SO? What do you really want?

  • Paul Egges
    Paul EggesMonth ago

    Fins?

  • connie howe
    connie howeMonth ago

    Beautiful video happy you got to new location you both are so awesome happy Sailing Cheers 🥂 😊

  • connie howe
    connie howeMonth ago

    You know I have seen for many years and a brand new electronic sewing machine can give you trouble right away ... just get a non tech machine maybe use a serger type or a quilting machine .... yes certain thread will not work on a machine . High quality new thread is awesome to work with .... so happy you got the sail sewn up yeah !!!!!!!!!👍😃😁

  • basezguy
    basezguyMonth ago

    I loved the way you filmed the sailing part. It felt like I got to go sailing with you all. Nothing like turning off the engines and progressing under sail. Just the sound of the wind and the slosh of the water on the hull, excellent! Question: on a longer passage, do you take turns at the helm while the other sleeps? Cause you're sailing 24X7, right?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Yep, they've worked out a good schedule that works well for them so that someone is always on watch. Once you get into the rhythm it's not too bad! Curious Minion

  • Marjane Aalam
    Marjane AalamMonth ago

    So sad that you see no fish. The ocean around where they snorkel is pretty dead. Overfishing and coral bleaching are responsible.

  • Robert Santos
    Robert SantosMonth ago

    Good to see you two again..all the best.. fun and insightful as you deal with thangs...

  • Shane man
    Shane manMonth ago

    Checking on the anchor @ 23 min...pure magic...

  • Eddie Noor Hasan
    Eddie Noor HasanMonth ago

    Technically this is just like a Single Bouy Mooring (SBM). For big ship, a mooring boat or tugboat will assist to tie up to the SBM. For small boat what you can do is to have a long boat hook or better still an extra long boat hook to pick up the mooring line from the bouy. 1) Someone at the helm to move the boat slowly forward. 2) Someone at the bow to pick up the line. 3) Use handheld walkie talkie so you don't have to scream and shout at each other 4) pick up the mooring line using the boat hook and secure to your boat lines. 5) Add an additional line in the centre for easy retrieval for sailing off 6) you can use the winch for your anchor to pull the lines towards your boat for quick retrieval and can use the engine for astern movement once the line are released

  • Eddie Noor Hasan

    Eddie Noor Hasan

    Month ago

    As to prevent chaffing etc, you can add additional chock at the bow on the port and starboard. Line from the cleat will go into the chock preferably to a roller chock to prevent the chaffing. Hope the above suggestions / ideas will help you with the SBM issue

  • Haejin Lee
    Haejin LeeMonth ago

    I have been following you two since the RV days.....so many adventures! There are no accidents!!

  • RocKITEman _ 2001
    RocKITEman _ 2001Month ago

    Motto of the Jean-Luc Picard sewing machine repair center: *"MAKE IT SEW!"* 😊😊😊😊

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    😂😂😂

  • budsbus TBI
    budsbus TBIMonth ago

    i have always wanted a catamaran i have never sailed only motor boats!! so wondering about a cat stuffing the bow?? i have never seen one do it.

  • Dj Boogieboy
    Dj BoogieboyMonth ago

    Seams like way to much work!

  • hxhdfj ifzir st c
    hxhdfj ifzir st cMonth ago

    I'm not watching anybody that wears stupid glasses. Channel blocked.

  • Carol Goering
    Carol GoeringMonth ago

    Next sewing machine, get one like your friend's. Non-computerized. You can get an older Singer, all metal parts for a good price. They can be serviced even by you because I know you would learn how to it.

  • IslandSpirit35
    IslandSpirit35Month ago

    Catching up here in Philly between snow shoveling and tending the media bourbon room stove....ahhh...now a break, love your positive happy attitudes. Beautiful smiles, wild sense of adventure and great quality editing. Thank you, sincerely.

  • Stan Barker
    Stan BarkerMonth ago

    Need a bag today Sir?

  • D Smith
    D SmithMonth ago

    Great video however I have discovered that my putting wheels on the sewing machine and moving the sewing machine instead of the sale I get less problems you might want to think about it.

  • Jovanni_OrB
    Jovanni_OrBMonth ago

    Hi

  • James Lanier
    James LanierMonth ago

    Curiosity Kills Cats..

  • Home on the Ranger
    Home on the Ranger2 months ago

    Love my sailrite (tacsew) machine! I make custom motorcycle seats.....they do a marvelous job sewing sails and leather!

  • Texoma John
    Texoma John2 months ago

    I have been a power boater for forty years, nothing worries me like anchoring

  • Shellina Ryals
    Shellina Ryals2 months ago

    Interested in Sailing quick question did you guys complete any ASA classes or something of that nature before you got going? I’ve a basic boaters license but not sure where to start on sailing!!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    2 months ago

    You need the blog! Lots of info right at your fingertips. Click on the sailing school tab and then explore the rest here: www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing Curious Minion

  • David Llewellyn
    David Llewellyn2 months ago

    How do you manage to dive 36ft holding your breath with a snorkel ?

  • Vince Greensill
    Vince Greensill2 months ago

    Easy is for mortals. Gods and Goddesses deal with backyard sail lofting zig-zaggery!

  • Gwen Marshall
    Gwen Marshall2 months ago

    I was watching some of your videos from two years ago and left a comment there related to your allergic reaction to a plant in French Polynesia but figured you'd never find a comment from a video that old. I thought that maybe if I tried posting on a newer video you might see it. I want to tell you about 'L-Lysine" tablets because I think it has helped me with similar problems. I learned about it from someone who told her that her doctor recommended it instead of the shingles vaccine. I used to have problems if I ate too many peanuts or if I ate Kiwi in the strawberry season. I had to freeze the strawberries from my garden since I couldn't eat too many without feeling kind of 'ichy' inside. I also had problems with poison ivy rashes going blood borne quickly. You should do some research on the L-Lycine, even if your doctor solved your immediate problem because I noticed this summer that the poison ivy rash didn't go blood borne and I don't have a problem with peanuts. I take the L-Lysine along with my usual multi-vitamins and it is a product that can be purchased on line.

  • Judy Goodson
    Judy Goodson2 months ago

    We’ve had miserable weather here in Tennessee - cold, rain, and wind. At least you are able to be outside without masks - be thankful for that, but sailing is more work than one could ever imagine. Thank goodness for friends with good sewing machines!

  • Thiago da Cunha
    Thiago da Cunha2 months ago

    Beautiful imagery. May I ask what lens are you using with your Sony A7 III? Just beautiful video footage.

  • SKPjoe Coursegold
    SKPjoe Coursegold2 months ago

    enjoyed.

  • Lucas Schuster
    Lucas Schuster2 months ago

    Life is only easy when you do nothing! Keep up the hard work!

  • Sam Walker
    Sam Walker2 months ago

    Great music choices. Loved the slo mo of Jason on the winch w/ the disco based music playing. Reminded me of the late 1970's. LOL. Keep up the great work.

  • Dennis Whiteside
    Dennis Whiteside2 months ago

    Lots of work, for 30 mins. Of sailing. 🤔

  • The Young Boys podcast
    The Young Boys podcast2 months ago

    Hard work pays off they thought me that have a nice day guys

  • Sailing Amoray
    Sailing Amoray2 months ago

    Loved the longer episode! Appreciate how much time and effort it takes to produce a shorter video, let alone one this long. Well done guys!!!

  • MrHotbulldozer
    MrHotbulldozer2 months ago

    Your friends sowing machine needs oil, you can hear it sounds like an old bag without lube...

  • Tanner Saurus
    Tanner Saurus2 months ago

    Mooring trick: use the motor to pull up toward the mooring and take the tension off your bridle. If you use a hook to retrieve the mooring connection, you can do it from the deck.

  • Roger W
    Roger W2 months ago

    i can barely keep my car running. I know I will die out there... kudos to you guys.

  • Roger W
    Roger W2 months ago

    Nikki has quick reflexes... lol

  • mike manjo
    mike manjo2 months ago

    What a great video! Thanks for bringing us along.

  • Bryan Silva
    Bryan Silva2 months ago

    Hey Jason and Nicki - I love the channel. Sometime back you did a video on solar batteries. Do you know what brand you would recommend in lithium for a Class A RV? Thank you for your time.

  • jim jones
    jim jones2 months ago

    You pick up the mooring ball with a boat hook and attach a mooring, triangular, bridle to the mooring ball. You then attach both ends of the bridle to two cleats at the front of the boat. The bridle acts like a spring line. The cleats should be situated on the very front edge of the boat to avoid chafe.

  • Jeff Henley
    Jeff Henley2 months ago

    Hello guys sincerely enjoy watching your travels. What got me hooked was lithium inverters etc. That being said I have a simple question why wouldn't you guys go all electric?

  • william winter
    william winter2 months ago

    What I enjoy about your channel is that you guys are real. You don't pretend to be experts.

  • cecil pacetti
    cecil pacetti2 months ago

    Having watched many other sailing channels and ,therefore, a certified amateur I can say there is a reason why some boats carry around a fisherman's anchor for sea bottoms like you described. A stern anchor might also be useful.

  • Dennis Pittsley
    Dennis Pittsley2 months ago

    Diving segment is absolutely prefect. It is more like art than video blog at least it is for me.

  • timwoodman
    timwoodman2 months ago

    Curious why you don’t use two way walkie talkie

  • timwoodman
    timwoodman2 months ago

    Why can’t you tie off to the anchor?

  • Rorke Sparks
    Rorke Sparks2 months ago

    Just love your video's!!!! The mix is always spot on.....

  • Mary-Jean Calitz
    Mary-Jean Calitz2 months ago

    The "free diving the anchor" scene is next level incredible. Beautiful !

  • Angela Gaither
    Angela Gaither2 months ago

    A new sharp needle for canvas or jeans will do the trick sometimes too.

  • Liz J
    Liz J2 months ago

    One of the best videos you have done, really great choice of music and great shots.

  • Liz J
    Liz J2 months ago

    One of the best videos you have done, really great choice of music and great shots.

  • Andy Kapplin
    Andy Kapplin2 months ago

    Ahhh....Nikki....I don’t think a dress was a good idea. Have u guys ever thought of investing in SCUBA gear? You’d b able to stay under longer.

  • Andy Kapplin

    Andy Kapplin

    2 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns Ok. Since I’m not a diver I didn’t realize. Thank you.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    2 months ago

    They have dive gear and a compressor but freediving is a skill that will let you get closer to wildlife and there's less stuff to clean up too! Curious Minion

  • Ystebad VonSchlegel
    Ystebad VonSchlegel2 months ago

    don't see how you dive down that deep to check anchor and have time to do anything while holding your breath!!

  • Lori Volk
    Lori Volk2 months ago

    Great video :) loved the music - my fav time is when we turn off the engine on our sailboat ...always so many challenges for just that little bit of bliss haha

  • Gary Bruyere
    Gary Bruyere2 months ago

    My darling Nikki, you are hotter than the sun!

  • shopgirl1231
    shopgirl12312 months ago

    As a new sewer I laughed so much at the seam ripper bit. It’s my closest friend while I sew 😬🤣 I also bought myself a baby lock machine, so far I’m loving it.

  • Graeme Woodruff
    Graeme Woodruff2 months ago

    A nice little shake down.

  • straight shooter
    straight shooter2 months ago

    Hello from Northern Minnesota at -28 below zero. Yuk !!!, I like your temperatures alot better. Just a question, why don't you anchor in a litle shallower water on this last anchoring?. 34 feet of water seems deep when you could have gone in a little more. I am not a sailor just was wondering if there was a reason, and I'm sure there is. Lol. Be safe and have fun..... :)

  • Neilhuny
    Neilhuny2 months ago

    BEAUTIFUL SONG!!! The relaxing second half was perfection! You are lovely people Mind you, I had this in mind for the first half usplan.info/two/video/3IifyqCVZZu6fIw.html

  • gabethedizzle
    gabethedizzle2 months ago

    “Everything is always a mistake and nothing goes right.” I love when women experience reality for the first time. It’s always such a shock.

  • AB Smith
    AB Smith2 months ago

    Really enjoyed that reflective part from 22 to 25min

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