We SPLASHED (and so did the Travel Lift!!!) | ⛵ Sailing Britaly ⛵

We SPLASHED (and so did the Travel Lift!!!) | ⛵ Sailing Britaly ⛵

hello well today is a very special day
isn’t it yeah why is that boat is going to water just a little bit later than
expected because of the rudder but who cares we’re good to go now we’re
confident we’re gonna be good although I will be checking very carefully for
leaks in lots of different places we also have a gentleman called Garreth from
medway drone exploration with a drone so we will have some drone footage of us
today which is a really nice boat yeah thank you very much and shortly we will be
picked up and we’ll start making our way towards the water Hello Emma! Guess what happened
when you were asleep. It’s our boat, it’s moved… Well it’s a
beautiful sunny day today there are people out sailing on the river and Britaly is over there just waiting for
high tide to go in in the meantime we’re in the sunshine here aren’t we darling? Yes!
And what’s happened to Rossella today? I got burnt Rossella has got sunburned Italian Rossella has got sunburned in England Italian-skinned Rossella has got sunburned in England
yeah hurrah Ishould have put this on before but I didn’t think the Sun was so powerful
Well it is, see! England is a very sunny country! Yeah Britaly is going in the water! okay this is the Chris cam
I’m just come inside the boat and I’m looking for leaks we have had water in here that
I’ve just mopped up so there was already some water in this part of the boat. What I’m really
interested in are the sea cocks there they look good. I’m gonna check the bilge: there is water there. and that appears to be rising from the front So I’ll have a good look at this, it may be that this is the water continuing to arrive here
from the bow but I will monitor this. This is not yet filling up but it will start
doing so soon because this water is going to make its way down into the
lower part the bilge. This is dry. The three seacocks there are good. The two seacocks there are
good. I’m going to check the sail drive diaphragm. The saildrive diaphragm looks good.
I’ll check the rudder. The waterline is not up as high as this but I did drill and epoxy
through some holes here, so I have to check those. Ok they are all good. So, the one area for concern, so far, is
the bow. Is that water residual water Is that water residual water from the power washing I just did? Or is it something else? I think we’re gonna go for a release
with the crane, so let’s see what happens! Hello darling! See, this boat floats on the water too- it doesn’t just stay in a car park! That’s a better view than a gravel carpark isn’t it? Hello! Hiya! You wanna grab the microphone don’t you always so we are on the pontoon here at
the Yacht Club we’ve been here for a day and a half all is well in the world We do have some water in the bilge but I
have tasted it and it isn’t salty and then after a little bit more tracing
I’ve seen where it’s coming from, at the aft end of the boat we’ve got a hot
water heater and there’s a little drip coming from that so that’s filling up
the engine bay very slowly isn’t it so we’re about to depart and it’s only
it’s a very short journey we’re not going very far but that doesn’t mean
that it’s not a big deal because this is a big deal for us for many different
reasons exactly the main one is bobbing
up and down in front of you aren’t you so it’s a very big learning curve for us
and we’re going to take you with us on this journey So it’s a very big learning curve for us, and we are going to take you with us on this journey! This is an important moment: we’re putting up the Red Ensign for the first time and I’m going to be whistling the Italian
national anthem while I do that for for parity because this is a dual
nationality boat I’m just doing a little mini briefing
for Rossella here, so I may as well show you guys too (By the way, we’re whispering because Emma is asleep!) Yes, we hope that she stays in an
non-demanding state like this… So the problem that we’ve got at the moment is
there’s quite a gusty wind and it’s pinning us against the pontoon
so it’s gusting up to about 15 knots so just a little bit more than that so what
we need to do Rossella, is use a spring line off the stern so at the moment we
are the front of the boat is there it’s that’s the bow we’ve got a line here right
here we’re gonna do is untie this line when we do that
nothing will happen, we’ll just be staying with position on the pontoon so
what we’re going to need to do is walk the boat backwards just literally walk
and push it backwards until this line gets tight like that and then once we’re
in that position we can put some fenders on the stern here if you look after the
fenders on the stern then I’ll put the boat into reverse and then what will
happen is this line will go tight, the boat will start to rotate around and the fenders will be squashed
against the pontoon and once we’ve got enough of an angle to be ready to
leave… something like that (Fenders here) then we’ll release this
line from the boat and then I’ll power ahead and we’ll leave the pontoon behind us. Ok captain! Any questions? Err, I think I’m alright… we’ll find out soon! Ok, since we have wasted a lot of time in preparations if you look down
at the water there, you can see the bubbles running past so there is quite a tide running here which is going contrary to my plan of using the spring however
we’re going to give it a go if it doesn’t work there’s another way
we can do it but we’re gonna try plan a first and then take it from there you you

92 thoughts on “We SPLASHED (and so did the Travel Lift!!!) | ⛵ Sailing Britaly ⛵

  1. Wow excellent editing with the drone footage 👍, brilliant video, was great to be involved in your splash day! 😊 Looking forward to the next video 👍😊 take care guys 😊

  2. Great news you are back n,with no issues. Emma clearly thought the whole thing was hilarious. Hope journey went well and look forward to next video. Andy UK

  3. Great stuff the kettle boiled dry and the tyre on the car nearly blew to pieces bona fortuna team Britaly

  4. Some good advice…..go on eBay and try and swap your little girl for a little boy ….. ..girls are toooooo much trouble ……before it's to late ……🤪

  5. That's one happy baby!!!
    And she will learn to walk on a sailboat starting life complete with Sea Legs!
    Congrats to all three of you on your successful launch!!

  6. Brilliant Chris great to see you in the water and really looking forward to following your adventures to come. All the very best to you and the family!!!

  7. Congrats on the splash!!

    But Emma takes the cake!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️ she’s so beautiful, I love her smile 🤗🤗🤗😇

  8. Well done . Great drone footage . Emma is a little star in the making but then I'm bias 😀 Good luck in your adventures

  9. I see an opportunity for a new channel, "Emma's fun time funny stories" could be a real money maker! She is such a happy baby!

  10. Good news boat is in the water and Emma is cute as ever. Bad news hate to see all those unused boats on the hard.

  11. great to see you guys make it i love your humble approach to you adventure and the lovely family input i cant stop smiling at you daughters laughing and talking , and this comes from a dour Scotsman I really hope it works out well for you guys you deserve it , you are an inspiration to all that hard work and determination through many faces of life can be overcome and challenged head on, good luck and fair winds

  12. Thanks guys good to see you in the water after all the hard work. Emma is coming along as well wont be long before she starts to talk will be intrested to see if she says mum or dad first

  13. What a fantastic girl Emma is. Could it be the wather splashing against the hull she is hearing??? Nice to see the boat, safe out on the sea. Congrats.

  14. I really enjoyed your family ‘take’ on your launch day, often a time of considerable anxiety after month’s of preparation and planning. Your inclusion of little Emma’s smiley contributions to the otherwise serious business of launching is refreshingly entertaining. It’s so nice to share your evident joy as proud parents – thanks, regards from EF

  15. Brilliant video chris… lovely to see you guys. Increadible footage.. proud of use. ♥️ .. nicolle. Xx

  16. So Great to see the boat in the water, it's been quite a journey and you've all done well. Looking forward to your next adventure.

  17. All a good video, except for the loud obnoxious 'music'… I will never understand why so many Youtubers insist on ruining their videos by inserting the unnecessary loud music.

  18. Why would you not spring line off the bow and just hit reverse, with a fin keel it would be a breeze AND no need for any fenders, bow springer is our standard way off getting our high windage boat off the dock. Because the rudder is at the back of the boat it changes the whole swing dynamics, a bit like driving a fork lift and we know how well they turn.

  19. Great launch-off video. But why launch with seacocks open? Better to launch with them all closed, then open them when stable, one at a time? That way there are very few possible leaks – until the seacocks are opened.

  20. Another great episode Chris, little Emma is so cute ! Great to sea you back in the water after all your hard work, Rosella must be as happy as you are, it must have been challenging looking after Emma whilst on the handstand. Looking forward to further adventures. Fair winds 👍

  21. Cheers from beautiful Arizona! We love your videos and love coming along with you for your adventure. You two are great together and it is fun to see a healthy, loving couple tackle hard projects and see your relationship grow and become stronger. We'd love to learn how you two met and fell in love. But, obviously, sweet Emma steals the show! What a sweety! She always makes us smile. So keep up the great work. Please know you have love and support from the desert of Arizona!

  22. Bit of a random comment, since I haven't watched much of your videos yet, but the marina looked familiar. I just realised it's the same marina the "sailing with the foxwell family" channel comes from 🙂
    Glad everything went well and it is floating. A sailboat belongs in the water!

  23. Interesting to see a boat I bid on when it was for sale. I was impressed at the time by the good interior. All the best with it.

  24. Oh my goodness… Adorable baby! lol My wife and I are currently trying to figure out how we can live aboard a boat.

  25. OMG! I couldn't stop smiling seeing little Emma having a little laugh marathon <3 Great one, guys! Looking forward to the next one. Fair winds!// Steffi, Chris and little Leo

  26. Wow I hit subscribe as soon as I realised where you are ! Ive been searching for a good UK based sailing channel but didn’t realise I’d find one where I live. I shall be binge watching your videos when I get in!

  27. Well done guys ! As a patron so good to see you on the water.

    Just a question please, I am also a father of a new born and we sailing first time with her in October in Thailand. Is it not too much have a life vest on a baby that can not even move and is inside a baby seat ? Not even when the boat is moving I was going to consider that.

    Am I being too relax or you guys over concerned ? Thoughts are appreciated, I really admire how you both have been dealing with all this. Enjoy safe and beuatiful waters !

  28. i felt like being click bated in the title a bit but it is a great video. nothing happen with the travel lift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    all went well.

  29. That is cutest baby. Wouldn't it be prudent to shut all your seacocks before launch. Especially after being on the hard for a while?

  30. Great work on the boat and fantastic videography . But please tell me you put on the pram brakes while on the pontoon ??

  31. Well done you for documenting the splash. When I splash the last thing I'm thinking of is a camera! Emma is a poppet!

  32. congratulazioni ragazzi! Finally in the water… we will need a lot more work on our boat to get there! well done! bravi! Ciao

  33. The world needs more Emma!

    Slash-gratz!! She does indeed look better surrounded by water rather than gravel.


  34. Wow, that little Emma! Writing this with tears of joy still in my eyes!!! Thank you for taking the time to share! Much love, Fair winds and following seas from the San Francisco Bay Area! Subbed! (Geez! I can't believe how many sailing vlogs Iv'e subbed to! :))

  35. OMGosh…you're at the MEDWAY YACHT CLUB!
    (Home of SAILING with the FOXWELL FAMILY).
    Your drive into the MYC footage had me thinking something looked very familiar…from their VIDEO series.

    Say hello to "Hannah, Ian, and the rest of their crew"

  36. What a charmer Emma is.😁 Full of laughter and smiles.
    Thanks for sharing the video clips of the re entry to the water. Bon Voyage. May your sails take you safely to your destinations. As for First Mate Emma, I hope she adapts to ocean life.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿⛵️

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