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Learning the Lines
May 17, 2024
Learning the Lines

Learning the Lines

This is a channel for sailors and/or people thinking about becoming sailors to be able to watch and learn as we go from knowing very little about sailing and owning a boat to world cruisers. Join us as we make a ton of mistakes and learn along the way!

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The WEIRDEST 40′ Sailboat I’ve EVER Seen [Short Tour] Part 2
The WEIRDEST 40′ Sailboat I’ve EVER Seen [Short Tour] Part 2
Enjoy part 2 of 2 of this #shorts tour of this 1985 Nauticat 40 To see more and/or want more information? Full long form tour here: https://youtu.be/YZx5EVTThG4 Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL #sailboat #yacht #boattour #yachttour #trawler #trawlertour #c...
Published: May 17, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:43
The WEIRDEST 40′ Sailboat I’ve EVER Seen [Short Tour] Part 1
The WEIRDEST 40′ Sailboat I’ve EVER Seen [Short Tour] Part 1
Enjoy part 1 of 2 of this #shorts tour of this 1985 Nauticat 40 To see more and/or want more information? Full long form tour here: https://youtu.be/YZx5EVTThG4 Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL #sailboat #yacht #boattour #yachttour #trawler #trawlertour #c...
Published: May 17, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:40
The WEIRDEST 40′ Sailboat I’ve EVER Seen [4K Tour] Learning the Lines
The WEIRDEST 40′ Sailboat I’ve EVER Seen [4K Tour] Learning the Lines
For 10% off your Manta Sleep Mask go here: https://tinyurl.com/2s3s3zpz and enter code: LEARNINGTHELINES This is a great example of the legendary Nauticat 40 Pilothouse, designed by Sparkman and Stevens and built by Sitala in Finland. This is a rare boat...
Published: May 15, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:07
(Part 2 of 2) A SHOCKINGLY Comfortable & Unique Little/Big Trawler [Short Tour]
(Part 2 of 2) A SHOCKINGLY Comfortable & Unique Little/Big Trawler [Short Tour]
Enjoy part 2 of 2 of this #shorts tour of this 2002 Menorquin 120 To see more and/or want more information? Full long form tour here: https://youtu.be/Gh-RoSiDgPk Location: Stuart, FL #sailboat #yacht #boattour #yachttour #trawler #trawlertour #cruising
Published: May 05, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:59
(Part 1 of 2) A SHOCKINGLY Comfortable & Unique Little/Big Trawler [Short Tour]
(Part 1 of 2) A SHOCKINGLY Comfortable & Unique Little/Big Trawler [Short Tour]
Enjoy part 1 of 2 of this #shorts tour of this 2002 Menorquin 120 To see more and/or want more information? Full long form tour here: https://youtu.be/Gh-RoSiDgPk Location: Stuart, FL #sailboat #yacht #boattour #yachttour #trawler #trawlertour #cruising
Published: May 05, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:55
A SHOCKINGLY Comfortable & Unique Little/Big Trawler [4k Tour] Learning the Lines
A SHOCKINGLY Comfortable & Unique Little/Big Trawler [4k Tour] Learning the Lines
Check out our marketplace, currently in beta, to buy or sell your unique cruising yacht for free: https://learningthelines.loma.tech/ If you are looking for a very well built, unique looking, stable ride trawler type yacht but want to be able to cruise mo...
Published: Apr 22, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:07

Watch Learning the Lines From The Beginning!

1. We Just Bought a Boat – Sailing Vessel Somnium
1. We Just Bought a Boat – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We just bought a boat! This is the first episode of our YouTube channel. We purchased a 1987 O'day 272 with a faulty engine. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Aug 30, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:25
2. First Overnight Trip – Sailing Vessel Somnium
2. First Overnight Trip – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Second episode! We sail from Apollo Beach, FL under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Anna Maria Island and back. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
Published: Sep 06, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:35
3. Moving Marinas and Boat Tour – Sailing Vessel Somnium
3. Moving Marinas and Boat Tour – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Third episode! We sail from Apollo Beach, FL to Davis Islands, FL to move our boat to it's current home less than 10 minutes from where we live. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Sep 13, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:09
4. Beer Can Island – Sailing Vessel Somnium
4. Beer Can Island – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Somnium makes it through her second tropical storm in a Florida marina, and we go out to Pine Key (Beer Can Island) the next weekend. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Sep 20, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:41
5. (Part 1 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium
5. (Part 1 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We finally properly name Somnium, just in time for the mast to come down. This is part 1 of a series of episodes where we will be replacing Somnium’s standing rigging. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Sep 27, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:15
6. (Part 2 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium
6. (Part 2 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium
This is part 2 of a series of episodes where we will be replacing Somnium’s standing rigging. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not-A-Broker C...
Published: Oct 04, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:52
7. Rudder Removal and Thru-Hull Replacement – Sailing Vessel Somnium
7. Rudder Removal and Thru-Hull Replacement – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We took a break from the standing rigging replacement this week. We started off removing our rudder, but ended up having to replace a busted thru-hull. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Oct 11, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:21
8. (Part 3 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium
8. (Part 3 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium
This week we remove our chain plates and tour SECO South while picking up our new standing rigging. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not-A-Bro...
Published: Oct 18, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:00
9. (Part 4 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium Ep. 9
9. (Part 4 of 4) We Replace Our Standing Rigging – Sailing Vessel Somnium Ep. 9
This is the final episode of the four part series of our standing rigging replacement. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not-A-Broker Consulting...
Published: Oct 25, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:45
10. Sailboat Race – Sailing Vessel Somnium
10. Sailboat Race – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Can't believe we're already on episode 10! Although our mast is up, we're still rudderless, so I decided to do some club racing while Somnium is out of temporarily out of commission. ------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Nov 01, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:02
11. Who Wants Carpet in a Boat? – Sailing Vessel Somnium
11. Who Wants Carpet in a Boat? – Sailing Vessel Somnium
I rip out some of the old carpet headliner in our O'day 272 while waiting for our rudder to arrive in the mail. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Nov 08, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:21
12. We Get Our Rudder Back – Sailing Vessel Somnium
12. We Get Our Rudder Back – Sailing Vessel Somnium
As we continue with the carpet headliner removal, our rudder from Rudder Craft arrives in the mail! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not-A-Bro...
Published: Nov 15, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:22
13. We Sew a Sail – Sailing Vessel Somnium
13. We Sew a Sail – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We sew a brand new genoa for our boat from a Sailrite kit. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not-A-Broker Consulting: https://www.patreon.com/n...
Published: Nov 25, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:24
14. We Check Out a Catamaran – Sailing Vessel Somnium
14. We Check Out a Catamaran – Sailing Vessel Somnium
This week we work on installing our new CDI mainsail reefing system and get invited to go sailing on a brand new Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40! We want to thank Mike and Lauren of S/V Unspoken for the awesome day sail! -----------------------------------------...
Published: Nov 29, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:30
15. We Check Out a Boat Show – Sailing Vessel Somnium
15. We Check Out a Boat Show – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We get back our rudder pintles and reinstall our rudder with new tiller. We also go check out the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show to get some ideas for our future boat. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Dec 06, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:03
16. We Don’t Finish Anything – Sailing Vessel Somnium
16. We Don’t Finish Anything – Sailing Vessel Somnium
This episode we continue with ongoing boat projects, including installing the CDI mainsail reefing system, ripping out our carpet headliner, and sewing our new main sail. We also get a brand new Mast Mate to help us climb the mast in the future. --------...
Published: Dec 13, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:44
17. We Get Back on the Water – Sailing Vessel Somnium
17. We Get Back on the Water – Sailing Vessel Somnium
This week we finish up our Sailrite mainsail kit and get it on the boat. We then rip out some more carpet headliner. Finally we get back on the water and motor down to Beer Can Island to clean the bottom of our boat while a pod of dolphins follow us. On th...
Published: Dec 21, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:36
18. Cold Front Sailing, Fishing, and Sleeping on a Small Sailboat – Sailing Vessel Somnium
18. Cold Front Sailing, Fishing, and Sleeping on a Small Sailboat – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Happy New Year! This week we squeeze four people overnight into a 27 foot boat as we sail out to the mouth of the manatee river during a cold front. We catch and cook our dinner that night and sail back upwind to Tampa in 20 knots. -----------------------...
Published: Jan 03, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:47
19. Sewing a Bimini and Kiteboarding an Island all to Ourselves – Sailing Vessel Somnium
19. Sewing a Bimini and Kiteboarding an Island all to Ourselves – Sailing Vessel Somnium
This week we sew a new bimini cover with sunbrella fabric from Sailrite, then go for a sail down to Pine Key (Beer Can Island) to get some kiteboarding in! It's been a long time since Jordan's been able to kiteboard so he's really happy to get back out on ...
Published: Jan 10, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:16
Our Journey to Sailing The World – Sailing Vessel Somnium Trailer
Our Journey to Sailing The World – Sailing Vessel Somnium Trailer
Music - "Rich Kids" by Judah & The Lion. Check out their single "Take It All Back 2.0" here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZXU3vzAmhE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Jan 14, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:39
20. Sanding a Sailboat Interior – Sailing Vessel Somnium
20. Sanding a Sailboat Interior – Sailing Vessel Somnium
It's not all sunshine and roses when you own a sailboat. This week we do some sanding, fail at trying to remove some adhesive, and that's about it! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Jan 17, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:45
21. Moisture Readings, Electrical, and Headliner Testing – Sailing Vessel Somnium
21. Moisture Readings, Electrical, and Headliner Testing – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Our good friend comes out to take some moisture reading on our bulkheads, since we determined that the boat had flooded in the past. We also install a conduit, clean up some electrical, and do some testing with some foam-backed vinyl headliner from Sailrit...
Published: Jan 27, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:38
22. First Solo Sail – Sailing Vessel Somnium
22. First Solo Sail – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We've been really busy with non-sailing related stuff, but Jordan found some time to do something he's always wanted to do - take the boat out for a solo sail. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Feb 03, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:08:29
23. Fixed Faucets, Forgotten Dive Flag, and a Lost Anchor – Sailing Vessel Somnium
23. Fixed Faucets, Forgotten Dive Flag, and a Lost Anchor – Sailing Vessel Somnium
As any sailor already knows, whatever can go wrong will go wrong. You have to be friends with Murphy, as he always shows up to any trip out on the water. Offer him some rum, and clean up any problems he may cause. ----------------------------------------...
Published: Feb 15, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:36
24. Found Anchor and Painted Bulkheads – Sailing Vessel Somnium
24. Found Anchor and Painted Bulkheads – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We rented some scuba gear and went out to find our lost anchor. We also painted the bulkheads in preparation for installing new headliner in our sailboat. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Mar 22, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:50
25. Low Visibility, Food Poisoning, and a Sailboat Project Update – Sailing Vessel Somnium
25. Low Visibility, Food Poisoning, and a Sailboat Project Update – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Before hauling our sailboat out and putting it on the hard, we decided to try to do some scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico, but ended up with food poisoning at sea. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Apr 06, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:05
26. Boatyard Fail, Oil-Canned Hull, and Some Sanding! – Sailing Vessel Somnium
26. Boatyard Fail, Oil-Canned Hull, and Some Sanding! – Sailing Vessel Somnium
The boatyard blocked our sailboat wrong, and that lead to the hull "oil-canning." I had to go in and fix the way the boat was blocked, and then Randi and I started sanding the hull in preparation for bottom paint. ----------------------------------------...
Published: May 10, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:29
27. Sanding Flat or Sanding at an Angle, What’s Quicker? – Sailing Vessel Somnium
27. Sanding Flat or Sanding at an Angle, What’s Quicker? – Sailing Vessel Somnium
Sanding, sanding, and more sanding! If you like sanding as much as us, this episode is for you. We tested out what's quicker, sanding at an angle or sanding flat. We're still only about halfway done with the sanding of our hull, however the next episodes w...
Published: Jun 02, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:29
28. We Cut Our Holding Tank In Half! – Sailing Vessel Somnium
28. We Cut Our Holding Tank In Half! – Sailing Vessel Somnium
With our hull only half-sanded, we decided to take a break to remove our holding tank, test an autopilot, and clean up the boat a bit. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Jun 28, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:19
29. Belt Sander for Sanding a Sailboat Hull – Sailing Vessel Somnium
29. Belt Sander for Sanding a Sailboat Hull – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We've been sanding our boat's hull for far too long! In this episode we do a little sanding, a little hiking, and a little updating. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Published: Oct 14, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:11
30. We Removed Our Diesel Engine! – Sailing Vessel Somnium
30. We Removed Our Diesel Engine! – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We finally remove the diesel! We'd be wanting to remove it because it's just a hunk of junk. Not only has it not been running for 5-10 years according to the previous owner, it's seized, missing an alternator, and missing a starter. Check out what we did, ...
Published: Oct 23, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:09
31. Dirt Cheap Fifty-Two Foot DREAM Yacht! Should We Buy? – Sailing Vessel Somnium
31. Dirt Cheap Fifty-Two Foot DREAM Yacht! Should We Buy? – Sailing Vessel Somnium
We've always dreamed of owning a large sailboat and calling it our home... Is this going to be that boat? Is there too much work to be done? You tell us... because we still haven't decided. This boat we check out is an Irwin 52' - a very luxurious sailing...
Published: Dec 12, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:09
32. FREE SAILBOAT – Too Good To Be True? – DIY Sailing
32. FREE SAILBOAT – Too Good To Be True? – DIY Sailing
They say "There's nothing more expensive than a free boat," but craigslist has some unicorns every now and then. This 1978 Endeavor 32 we picked up has a 2004 Westerbeke 20B Two engine in it with 270 hours, newer rigging, sails, and in-mast furling, new br...
Published: Dec 21, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:34
33. Three Hundred Nautical Miles on a FREE BOAT! – DIY Sailing
33. Three Hundred Nautical Miles on a FREE BOAT! – DIY Sailing
The free sailboat we obtained was in Titusville, FL and we needed to move it as close to home as possible to begin working on it. We had some time off because of Thanksgiving break so we decided to get the boat as ready as possible and set off on the 4-5 d...
Published: Jan 03, 2018
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:18:45
34. We Sold Our Sailboat! | Learning the Lines – DIY Sailing
34. We Sold Our Sailboat! | Learning the Lines – DIY Sailing
After lending a hand on Lucidity, it was time to sell Somnium. Initially Taylor reached out to us via email after binge-watching all of our episodes. (Sidenote: I want to make a shirt that says "Learning the Lines - At the end of the rabbit hole where you ...
Published: Jan 19, 2018
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:40
35. Affordable Forty-Two Foot DREAM Yacht! Should We Buy? | Learning the Lines – DIY Sailing
35. Affordable Forty-Two Foot DREAM Yacht! Should We Buy? | Learning the Lines – DIY Sailing
The Endeavour 42 is a spacious and comfortable yacht that you could easily live aboard. We were initially drawn to the model because of the center cockpit design, as well as the size and layout. The yacht featured is listed for sale for just under $60,000 ...
Published: Feb 06, 2018
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:24