SV Chineel, Junk-Rig Circumnavigation on YouTube

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  • 15 Jan 2021 16:33
    Reply # 9861329 on 9342884

    Episode one and two finally out. 

    Sailing Solo Across the Atlantic #1

    Sailing Solo Across the Atlantic #2

    Apologies for the low quality video in the first episode, it was tricky to film. Episode two is better.

    I'll be making a concurrent series of videos where I analyse the problems I faced, and my plans to fix them in the long term. So won't be discussing those issues for now as I have more to add to those subjects in later videos. 



  • 15 Jan 2021 16:27
    Reply # 9861319 on 9567551
    Anonymous wrote:

    Congratulations!!! Glad was a successful trip and will have a look at your videos as you release them... once we've watched your back catalogue.

    Welcome to Land again, I've seen your channel on YT in passing when doing a search for "Junk Rig" as needed research on the subject as when I saw a project boat with a JR come up for sale, just at the moment I was looking for a project... so we now have said project!

    It's on the hard in Spain and we live in Italy, but it'll be an adventure.. so looking forward to seeing how your JR handled the crossing!

    Stay well and safe!!

    Hey, thanks! Congrats on the purchase. 
  • 10 Jan 2021 20:31
    Reply # 9829664 on 9758376
    Anonymous wrote:

    You have a tough boat in Maya.
    I would suggest not spending too much on "trimmings" and keeping your total investment at or below 25k Sterling.
    In that regard consider that not everything has to be "marine grade".
    The quicker you can get Maya back out on the water the better.
    Cosmetic work, especially interior, can be done over time.

    A Tough boat we hope in how she is built and what she is built of we hope!

    Thanks for the tip, excluding running costs of moorings, insurance etc the aim/plan is to be well under that figure.

    Safety, learning and enjoying her are the top priorities for us. We aim to get her back in the water and to Italy with only all the safety items, legally required bits and upgrades done. Making her as seaworthy as is possible, all the cosmetics and interior will be done over time whilst we sail and enjoy her, I am really fortunate and lucky that due to personal circumstances I have no shortage of time for the next 12 months, so she is my project for me to be devoted to this year (Covid dependent of course to get her out of Spain!!)

    Being a time-served Agri Mechanic, not alot will likely be "marine grade" unless it really needs to be... 

  • 08 Jan 2021 09:38
    Reply # 9758376 on 9342884

    You have a tough boat in Maya.
    I would suggest not spending too much on "trimmings" and keeping your total investment at or below 25k Sterling.
    In that regard consider that not everything has to be "marine grade".
    The quicker you can get Maya back out on the water the better.
    Cosmetic work, especially interior, can be done over time.

  • 07 Jan 2021 16:27
    Reply # 9747125 on 9342884

    Thanks for the welcome Hans-Erik. We feel we were pretty fortunate as especially after the survey she was exceptional value for what we finally paid.

    She does need alot of work, but aside from getting larger pieces of timber inside to do some of the linings she will be fairly easy to sort most of the items. The wiring and plumbing are luckily relatively easy for me (fingers crossed) and it will be the woodwork that creates the biggest headaches!

    It will all be part of the adventure and I hope to keep an update running on the Forum so anyone interested can follow along and offer advice to complete JunkRig newbies!

  • 02 Jan 2021 07:10
    Reply # 9578927 on 9342884

    Congratulations Justyn I see you bought Maya.

    As I suspected she would, she came down substantially in price from the ambitious 40,000 Pounds originally being asked here on the JRA Swap, Sell or Buy forum.

    I wish you great pleasure and many miles of enjoyment.


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  • 01 Jan 2021 19:41
    Reply # 9567551 on 9342884

    Congratulations!!! Glad was a successful trip and will have a look at your videos as you release them... once we've watched your back catalogue.

    Welcome to Land again, I've seen your channel on YT in passing when doing a search for "Junk Rig" as needed research on the subject as when I saw a project boat with a JR come up for sale, just at the moment I was looking for a project... so we now have said project!

    It's on the hard in Spain and we live in Italy, but it'll be an adventure.. so looking forward to seeing how your JR handled the crossing!

    Stay well and safe!!

  • 31 Dec 2020 18:12
    Reply # 9541653 on 9342884

    Hey junkies! I arrived in Dominica! There are a few updates on my Instagram -

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CJeGamzLy2O/?igshid=1dpse4yot4jqj

    But I'm trying not to spoil any content from the passage videos I made, which I shall be uploading to my YouTube as soon as I'm  finished with the editing.


    Cheers,

    Capt'n Jaz

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  • 05 Dec 2020 20:03
    Reply # 9407190 on 9342884

    Hey People, only a few days to go now! I've uploaded a short video on my provisioning if anyone's interested in that -

    Provisioning for my Solo Atlantic Crossing


    There is some footage yet to be edited about the extended batten and some other stuff, but that won't be edited until after I reach Dominica. My departure date is looking like Tuesday morning. I'm still making plans as to how I will get out of the densest part mooring field without an engine, but I have a few ideas, depending on what the weather is like. I'll probably livestream the departure with my last data, on YouTube or Instagram or both, though you'll also be able to watch that after the fact on those platforms. 

    Anyway, I hope to get maybe one more video out before I go, if not, I'll see you when I get there! 
    Cheers,

    Jaz

  • 20 Nov 2020 17:36
    Reply # 9377622 on 9342884

    Hey Guys. Only about 2 weeks to go till I depart for Dominica now!

    The Hydrovane is finally finished, see it here -


    Hydrovane pt.4/4


    I also reinstalled the swim ladder away from the centreline to accommodate the self-steering. The Hydrovane doesn't need to be installed on the centreline, but as I sail with both the bimini and dodger up (yea, sprayhood in UK English I know, but I lived on y first boat in the Caribbean, so picked up a lot of my diction from there) I wanted to at least make sure tat any turbulance is even. Though the vane is more than half its height above the bimini. 


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