Time Bandit

We’ve loved South Africa but it’s time to move on. In this last third of the year we’re heading for Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Suriname (wherever that is) and the Caribbean. Come along for the ride. YouTube: SV Time Bandit

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30 April 2022
Stuart Letton
When we first bought Beige Bandit back in 2008, as some readers might recall, our new pride and joy was in a yard in Boston, USA. There's a whole story around that and indeed, if I ever get round to it, maybe a book.

Back then, the sole purpose of what is now our Blog was to let immediate family know how things were going, what the weather was like, how the boat was performing but primarily, let them know we hadn't sunk.

Since then, really just to amuse myself over Covid, I ventured into the YouTube world.

If you've ever made a home movie whether destined for YouTube or not, you'll know it's not that easy. In fact, it's time consuming and really a bit like having to go to work again; hours spent staring into space looking for inspiration, endless breaks for coffee and making time for chats. Nonetheless, I've soldiered on and maybe out there some people like what we're doing. All sixty four of them.

To make viewing our videos less painful I've even gone back to school, looking at YouTube tutorials and a number of the really successful YouTube channels. From this exercise I've learnt two techniques that I need to adopt if I'm going to get the viewer numbers up.

The first is that as an older YouTuber I need to learn and use some yoof speak; for example, I need to open each video with....

"Yo! Wozz up dudes". Viewers will then be tempted to watch our "totally awesome vid"

After watching it, if you were "super excited" and liked it, and of course you will, coz "bro", it's totally awesome, then, dude.... I'll need to remind you to "Smash that Like button".

So, from my extensive and in-depth research, it is clear that firstly I need to update my YouTube lexicon.

Secondly, I need........ big boobs.

Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 51
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with a super sleek cat and still cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: Next up....the Caribbean. We've left South Africa in our wake and now off to Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Suriname and into the Caribbean. Well, that' the vague plan. We'll see what happens.
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/timebandit/profile
Time Bandit's Photos - Main
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Created 26 May 2022
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Created 2 April 2021
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Created 1 April 2021
A few pics of Maldives so far.....
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Created 29 March 2021
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Created 22 September 2020
Our escape the the wild mountain thyme
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Created 23 June 2020
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Created 2 October 2019
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Created 6 September 2019
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Created 1 September 2019
Some pics from Debut and the Kei Islands
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Created 30 July 2019
From the north of Australia to Debut Indonesia
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Created 23 July 2019
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Created 19 October 2018
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Created 20 October 2017
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Created 23 June 2017
An interesting perspective on evolution in the Galapagos.
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Created 7 March 2016
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Created 30 September 2014
Mediterranean Spain to the Arctic Circle
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Created 12 August 2013
Scraping and sanding hull back to gel coat for epoxy and Coppercoat treatments.
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Created 3 February 2013