I guess I don't 100% understand what happened to the locker. Did an insert fall out? Did something break?.......
I am curious as to why you chose to run down the top of the kermadec ridge and not the deep water off to your port, been smashed about north of Raoul myself
I hope you don't have a Lagoon 450 - they are having massive bulkhead failures.
Scary stuff for sure. We have an 2005 Leopard 43, bulkheads are good. 😎
Why are they not sailing?
In case it matters, this was one of your best videos. Not because of everything going wrong, but the way it came together in editing with music, comments, storyline, etc. Really well done. You guys are so good at this.
WHY WASN'T THE PAINTER LINE PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO THE BOAT? !!!
Use that squid for bate!
Wow, 4 days out and no life vests or lifelines...hmm that looks a bit risky
After 1.55 mins. 🤬🤬🤬 secured your safety equipment. Not watching the rest.
that locker is a worst design for any catamaran. Obviously who ever designed it does not sail the seas.
Jeg kender også en meget enkel applikation til vindprognose - Cyclono
The quarantine rules for sailors are absolutely moronic. I can't believe so many governments do this.
Hi, related to the ear issues... There is a Neuro otologist in aukland named Melanie Collins at southern cross healthcare.
I’m an ole retired lady and absolutely love to watch yall
"Everyone"s been really friendly" Totally. Must have been top of the Stasi training course. "Whilst you're being a 24 carat plum, be really "friendly".
Has anyone ever told you, you look exactly like Audrey Hepburn... the resemblance is crazy, your beautiful!!
With the loss of your life raft, it would have been worth some time to bring patch and inflate Minion as a backup.
I missed last week. Like #27K+ Wow. I am normally under Like 1000, this is different.
Please post the manufacturer of that boat so we all know what NOT to buy!!!
Video was dramatic and suspenseful. The skipper and his mate kept their emotions under control, but the underlying tension, the fear, and the unforgiving sea made this video a bit nerve wracking to watch. I felt considerable relief when their journey was over. I’d like to believe that this ocean passage gave them a bonding experience like no other.
So what design genius decided it was a good idea to deliberately put a large hole in the underside of a Cat's bridge deck? The area always takes a pounding in any kind of sea. That was an accident waiting to happen. If the water had hit the batteries and killed all the lights on a pitch dark night, you could run out of cabin and fallen straight through the hole. I know the answer. The same kind of genius who puts a poorly designed understrength bulk head in a Lagoon 450 just so they can improve their profit margin by a few dollars on the hugely expensive boat you just bought from them. Oh and then risks people's lives by denying their is any problem with their design.
I love how you can still appreciate the beautiful day right now.
Lithium still needs venting and cooling to prevent thermal runaway, which can occur if they get too hot.
@Gone with the Wynns A lot of unknowns with cell manufacturers outside of Japan and SK - zero cell makers at this point in the US. What separator, what type of electrolyte are unknowns in many cases. It's still the wild wild west. Lithium cells do vent gases. You can see the vents on top of the cells before enclosed in the pack. Under charging and discharging, the cell temp can increase by almost 100 degrees F and so it doesn't take much. There is some "marketing" in the 130 degree F number max temp - ideally should be less. New industry, still have can't rule out shorts and so not a fan of the product on a boat. You guys are doing great though!
No, it doesn't. Something like an electric vehicle that does a huge rapid discharge does, but you could turn everything on that boat on at the same time and these batteries still wouldn't get hot enough to start a thermal runaway. Lithium iron phosphate in this type of use setting doesn't require ventilation. But you don't have to believe me - the internet will back me up. Curious Minion
Remind me what make that cat is so I never sail one.Cov is total Bull 🐂 don't take deadly jab
Not hating on you, but there are no tourists allowed - why were you not told to turn around and go somewhere else? This doesn't fit my understanding of how NZ has kept covid free most of the last 2 years. What do I not know about their strategy? Can I catch a flight there now?
Check out the video from today - they explain how they got in. Curious Minion
Why do you have a panel in the bridgedeck hull?
You guys are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing
Good stuff guys well done🇦🇺🍻👍🤠
ohh geeze.. we know the feeling of multiple things breaking at sea and Nikki summed it up so well with it being hard to convey how it feels. You can be panicking one minute and then totally calm, working through the problem the next. You guys handled it like champs! Hopefully we bump into you if you're heading for the land down under!
Better find a desert island.
"If anything is going to happen, it's going to happen out there." - Captain Ron.
You guys are an inspiration, glad you made it to civilization safely!
Well done on getting to NZ safely regardless off the issues you faced along the way. Glad to see you made it and that the boat stayed in one piece mostly atleast ;-)
Scary stuff, brings back to my mind of the Perfect Storm and the crew of that sea vessel that got caught in it!
So glad you made it. Quite an ordeal.
Per Nikki at 21:06, "I know I am forgetting something, I just don't know what it is," as she walks off wearing her life vest. Great episode as usual guys!
Cup half full... Now you have a moon pool :D But seriously, great to see you safely in port.
Lithium batteries still require ventilation to prevent thermal runaway.
Generally speaking, no they don't. If they're in something like an electric vehicle where they are subject to large & rapid discharge, then yes. But those batteries are also a different chemistry entirely. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries under normal use do not need to be ventilated. But don't take my word - Google it. Curious Minion
So casual about walking on deck untethered, no liferaft and their last means of escape/survival the tender not even inflated !??? Wow casual attitudes at sea get people into life or death situations very quickly and too quick too inflate the damn tender. Sharks love dumb sailors.
Some excitement! Glad you made it...
You two are definitely brave!
Just a comedy off errors.
Raft stowed in the lower part of hull?.
Have you guys watched this before?? It's on Omaze. .. uzfire.info/camera/video/a6aYZHt-paeUqIM
Great that you made it through safe! Wow, your quarantine was so much nicer than ours! 😄Lucky you! 👍🏼 Welcome to Aotearoa!
wondering what the water temp is?
I'm getting stressed out just watching this video, glad you made it back tho. I think sod's law apply to this trip, what a journey.
"The Govt just wants to make sure everyone is safe." You shouldn't get to vote anymore. People like you are how the Germans got Adolph.
How did the capsule/department separate ⁉️ 🔍🤔 Sress fracturing, ør & design default❔❕🏝🌊
what not kills you, makes you stronger. if we see this video it means you made to the land and I am happy that you did it.
Check out operation lockstep, agenda 21, the great reset. UK lockdown will be permanent
funny. I also watch a channel winhippiesaling where a young woman is sailing her POS boat solo around the world. She was in Tonga when you were in Tonga. Her boat doesn't even have a refrigerator. She always gets where shes going.
Hay gang, am happy you two are safe, time to take a breath and sort things out. You are in the best place you could be, much talent where you are, Cheers, sharktoothhoundog @ yahoo.com
What’s the name of the song when you are flying the spinnaker?
how old is this footage?
Ever since my song Sailing to Freedom was used a couple times on Sailing into Freedom I have been super interested in the music playing on these sites. We go back to the time you guys were RVer's. My wife Rosalie and I have been traveling for over 50 years now. Going back to when we went from Fort to Fort to train troops for Vietnam( We ended up in Germany). anyway we had a 1966 Mustang with everything we owned in it at the time. Burlington Bill here, Keep on Rockin!
thanks for inspiring me
Honestly, I’d have been tempted to scuttle it and collect the insurance if I actually still had a life raft…. Lol. The water seems to warming up slowly with the frog in the pan with all the hints she has been sending your way! Glad you made it, but we knew that already when the new videos started dropping!
I don't think i have ever commented but i have been with you since the RV days. But i gotta tell you this one was a bit frightening! Time for a new boat perhaps? Curiosity seems a little tired Thank you for sharing your amazing lives with us.. Be safe!!
I think your RV life seemed so much more fun. This seems terrifying to me!
What a journey! When you said from middle America to middle earth it got me right in the feels!!! 😭😭😭 YOU MADE IT!!
At 30:00 in the video you can observe how the Privilege digs into heavy seas, no bouncing. uzfire.info/camera/video/gHuwnZOsx9l4baU
You know what I love most about you two? You two don't make excuses for anything. If something bad happens, you just acknowledge it and get on with living! You do your best and work with what you have. You don't lie or BS and you give us the good, the bad and the ugly. I am so glad you guys made it. I was literally anxious about this passage because I know Nikki needs a doctor in addition to the boat having issues. I'm glad you guys made it and I hope everything works out the way it should. You guys are awesome! You’ve come a long way from those early days in the RV! LOL! Glad you guys are safe and in one piece! 🥰
Rogue wave, r u ready for it?? Looks like u two r taking too many chances, like not having secure lines to yourselves walking on deck, I'm sure u get it all, be carefully sure!
@abbsnn cose what r u yaking about?
in plastic spout. Only takes a 20-30 seconds to empty a 20L can. Keep up the great content!
That was a pretty serious failure of the structure. You handled the situation pretty well. I probably would have 4200 glued the life raft hatch and maybe a few screws. Imagine losing the cover to a big slap and have it go ob. Glad your safe.
I’m thinking upgrading to a heavier and larger cat like a used fifty foot Privilege might be a great fit for you two. They’re steady on rough seas due to their weight and they are built like armored tanks.
OMG the repairs to Curiosity are going to be MASSIVE $$$$$$ ! I'm thinking it's time to upgrade/change out Curiosity for Curiosity II. Think of it as a safety issues and your sanity!!! Maybe try and cut a marketing deal with a major catamaran brand to ease into a new vessel. Either way you're going to need to make some major decision on the future of Curiosity and your sailing adventures because these repairs are going to be expenses and will they really make this boat of this age viable for the sailing you guys do. I just don't think so! Anyway it's your decision and we all don't know you're financial situation but I for one would not like to see you back on the ocean on an old boat like Curiosity (even if it's like family)! it's time to move on for both you're safety and sanity ! Just saying. Big Smile my friends :)
A lovely couple living everyone's dream of seeing the world with a true life partner. Stay good to each other!
They probably kill each other off camera
It looks that time takes toll on your boat...
So scary, you guys have an awesome mindset, especially in this type of situation.
Welcome to Covid Free New Zealand have done that delivery trip many times .You guys handled it so well being in the middle of No Where can be a little Daunting ! If you haven't found a berth to go to the one our boat is at Marsden Cove is a great friendly international destination .It seems that the overseas berths are semi empty and the slip area is a reasonable price . Glad to help if you need anything I'm a retired Boat builder and have a lot of contacts discounts etc .Cheers Roger
That is not a flag it's our very last sail!
WOW ... lots of comments and some genuine concern for your welfare, maybe they are right and a new or newer Curiosity is called for like Ruby Rose or Matt & Jessica are doing. Ye have done so well in such a relatively short amount of time and ye have achieved so much from the water pumps for the villages to raising money for Pip the cat to highlighting the cancer drug treatment for Paul and countless other worthy causes, now it's your time to reevaluate and be proactive rather then have to be reactive in other words YE NEED A NEW BOAT ! Stay Safe & Fair Winds !!
a 20-inch (50 centimeters) thick wave lip, only 3.2 feet wide, in a summer three-foot wave. Total weight? A solid 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). That’s a lot of force to contend with! Do you have any Damage Control materials (shims,bracing,clamps and patching etc.)
Welcome to NZ hope everything gets better from here & you have a great time. 💚🖖🇳🇿😎
Just saw huge volcanic eruption in New Zealand hope you guys are okay
Ouh, You went to NZ, say greetings to Shaddy and Barry🤗🤗
A screw gun and some screws would of been a smart fix, just screw the lid down, and the caulk all the seams with 5200 or whatever else you got: i but its a stand failure for a leapard, I would get it hauled out and do a good inspection, all the best
Isn't this the sort of incident where you get onto VHF and ask for help? On a side note. Aren't those rafts supposed to self inflate? Imagine being the boater that finds it floating around with no one on board.
Just a suggestion for refuelling... Buy a long "jiggle-syphon" hose. It will allow you to secure the fuel can to an anchor point, and the flow rate is significantly higher than the built-in plastic spout. Only takes a 20-30 seconds to empty a 20L can. Keep up the great content!
Unstoppable whining about everything and also that guy is super weird to say the least
Great video while cruising sailboat across the ocean ! 😘⛵️😀 Mike from Missouri
You make me want to go sailing and do that for a living!!!
Are you refitting with a 12v water maker after drinking all the rain water?
Every boat design is a compromise. These cats are really great at anchor. Really great.
Please. Stop showing yourselves on deck NOT clipped in. That’s bad.
The window and most likely the storage bin from the boat racking ,not good
Remember your highs are measured by your lows
You need a better cat
Knew you'd make it there, great job guys! Maybe it's time to consider investing in a new boat? knowing how much it's going to cost for all the repairs. Something to think about for sure. I guess the real question is: How much does " Peace of mind" over repairs cost = too?
Lepoard's loose their main bulkheads and Robertson and Caine's loose their bridge deck hulls. Time get out of those rental boats, save yer money and get a PDQ Antares 44 (good ole Canadian tough boats)
why wouldnt you put the tarp down first then close the hatch and screw it shut? also you should had inflated the dinghy in case you needed it as a life raft. better than nothing.
Glad to see you both safe and sound. What dosen't sink you makes you stronger.
imagine. Hope you’ve been enjoying New Zealand for the last few weeks. Can’t wait til next weeks episode.
Kia ora, Enjoy your time here in Aotearaoa. Prolly not the best time to come here . ..lol. What do you need?
Am I the only one who kept having Sea World flashbacks and half expecting a Sea Lion or famous AU/AZ style Great White Shark or even Killer Whale jumping up to get a closer look at those adorable socks she's wearing? See her dangling them over the water at 23:15 min/sec in the video! But of course these guys are constantly swimming under the sea alongside all the ocean wildlife regularly anyways, so I'm sure it'd just be another day in the life! You guys are amazing! Keep the videos coming!!! Everyone can see them swimming with hungry sting rays in Fiji here: uzfire.info/camera/video/hojcdYWsqM2Uen8