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KM Yachtbuilders Factory Tour

Ever wondered what it's like to build a custom aluminum cruising boat? Come along for a factory tour of KM Yachtbuilders in the Netherlands where we get an introduction to the aluminium boat building process as well as the many types and models of yachts KM Yachtbuilders manufacture, including custom-built yachts like Skip Novak's new Pelagic 77. We get an up-close look at how aluminum hulls are shaped, see the stages of build and consider the pros and cons of aluminum boats.

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Electromagnetic Pulse - EMP

What if lightning strikes near your boat?

Back on board Distant Shores III in Panama, we discover some of the equipment at the top of the mast isn’t working due to a "lightning event" called an electromagnetic pulse. We demonstrate our system for going aloft to remove the gear, then reminisce about Christmas and New Year celebrations in countries we’ve sailed to in years past.

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Buying a New Sailboat

Are you interested in buying or building a new boat but aren't sure where to begin? This video is the first in a new series about the design and build process of Distant Shores IV, the new custom-built aluminum e-boat we are planning to build. Determining criteria for your dream boat is the start of the process and Paul and his alter-egos, Traditional Paul and Future Tech Paul, hash out ideas together. Although entertaining, this video provides guidelines for determining important steps and considerations to help you make good decisions when searching for a new boat.

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