⛵️The reality of buying an abandoned Sailboat (22 years on the hard) Made of Steel  #093
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⛵️The reality of buying an abandoned Sailboat (22 years on the hard) Made of Steel #093

August 14, 2019

The boat is a mess this week. Check it out. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And for the past year we have been building our own tiny shipping container house. Made possible by our Patrons (Thank you!!) So we can travel around knowing that we will always have this little place that we can call home. But guess what? We’ve just found our dream project before we expected: this abandoned sailboat. So we are gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life and then we’re gonna go back in finish the house. *New episode every Monday!! What is going on here? It seems like we were in a war. Yeah, look at that. We took all these off around this hatch. We know that’s not in good shape. But we already knew that. We just didn’t knew… didn’t know we were gonna do it this week. We took this one off also this
one off. And on the bedroom. No, and this one off. This entire one off. And… All this off. Why did we do all that? I think we need to go outside to show you why we did that. Yeah, we did that because of this. Once we started to hit the rust we discovered that we have some holes. So, we pretty much have… I don’t know, like five six holes
like these ones. And as we are on the dry it’s the best time to do that. And as
we’re gonna paint the entire boat that’s the perfect time to fix the holes and
weld small plates here, right? Yeah, we’re gonna weld some plates on this, but in order to do that we need to take all the interior off otherwise it’s gonna burn. It’s gonna burn because the weld is really
really hot and then there is EPS inside and then we can just throw fire on the
whole boat, we don’t want to do that. And basically before you say that the boat
is in bad shape we knew about that. Before we bought it. So now all we need to do is to cut this piece off and to weld a small plate in this that and that and the other hatch. And for that we count with some help this week, right? Yeah. Yeah, we had some friends over for the weekend and they helped us to take the whole ceiling apart. And they’re actually our patrons. It’s so good when a patron is actually handy. They can give some hand and help us. João and Lina they are the couple that are our patrons that actually introduced us to this boat. He knew a guy that knew a guy that own this… No… he’s like third generation of someone
that someone that knew this boat. He is friend of a friend of the former owner. So he is the one that showed us the boat and gave us to buy, and that’s pretty cool. And he was anxious to know the boat personally, so they came here. But, we’re talking to much already. Let’s show you some action and these are João and Lina, our good friends. Let’s get started. We gave up on this one… for now!! So, we have friends today. Hello. Hello. One day we will finish that. Yes. Eventually. Probably. The hard thing is to put back in place and
knowing where are all the pieces but… It’s like a puzzle. A huge one. So, our ceiling is made of laminated,
plywood, EPS and the galvanized steel. Well, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right? We need to make a t-shirt written: sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. No break though. Ops. I’m gonna show you the outside, the rust. The one they are working now is this one. Hello, guys. Hey. So, we need to weld this. And this. There is only one panel that we couldn’t take off. We still need to… I don’t know find out how to do it, but we will do it eventually. Good for today. Done? We see you tomorrow. Not Yet!! Our first Patreons to try the booze. *These bottles have been sitting on the boat for at least 22 years and someone needed to taste to check if they are still good How many years? Whiskey… I’m gonna just try the open ones. Yeah, we’re gonna keep the sealed ones sealed. At least 22. There is no seal, the seal is broken, right? Is broken? It’s broken, look at that. You can try it then. It’s not full. We can try it. I don’t like whisky, but… I’m trying it. First tryer. Still alive? Yes. Good. At least 22 years. That’s 15 years old plus 22, that means… 37 and that’s open. 37 open. Do you wanna try this? Why not. They are gonna be drunk really soon. Bad news. Well, we lost all the footages of our friends drinking, trying all the buzz. The only one that we have is that ones that we showed. Somehow we deleted I don’t know how. It’s just too many videos (files) the same time and we lost that one. Sorry, guys. We’re really really sorry. But we guarantee you
that was fun day. They tried every single bottle that was opened. They even got one for gift, wedding gift. That’s cool. They are gonna get married next month, we’re gonna go to the wedding actually. And we gave as a gift the bottle. And by the way just before you
guys say anything… João is a doctor, he is anesthesiologist, so he knows about chemicals, he studies chemicals. And it was on his own risks. He said he wanted to try, we didn’t make he do anything. That was his own choice, right? Yeah. And Lina trusts him so… you know they tried it and they liked it actually. And they are alive. So now we can tell you that liquor after 22 years sitting there it’s fine. Even if it’s open. Let’s keep going. Finally. It’s not that bad. Finally, we did it. The reason why we are doing all this mess here is because the screws for this
panel were underneath this piece of wood. And this is perfectly glued, the whole frame, and we didn’t want to take this frame off. And here we have a trim and the trim
can hold that in place. So, it’s gonna be fine to cut. I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem. No. So, we did it. At least this one. Good job. One less problem. So the idea is to be inside with a wet cloth. And a fire extinguisher. And a fire extinguisher. Masks. Well, we have good and bad news. So let’s show you what I mean. Good news. We fixed all the holes around the hatches. These were all rust problems that
we fixed. This was a problem created by the wooden frame around the hatches that when this boat was made they built it with this wooden frame. We found a boat just like
ours to show you what we mean. That makes a lot easier to understand it. So here is a image of this boat. So, this was the twin boat that were here at the same marina that we are. It’s so cool because we went inside it and it’s exactly the same boat inside. It’s crazy. But basically these wooden frames would hold water in between the plate of the boat and the wood. And that would help to create rust
with time. But this problem is solved. The other one that we cannot… we didn’t solve yet… That’s the bad news. We have some rust here. But we don’t know how it got rusted. But the bad news is not this, it’s not that we don’t know how it was created. The bad news is that we need to take
apart a piece of furniture inside and it’s all glued. Yeah, basically we didn’t figure out yet how to take apart what we need inside. It’s just… we’ve been working on that for a week. And it’s just right in between the
head (bathroom) and the saloon, in a area that if we need to take both panels off it’s just like half of the side of the boat. What are you doing? We need to take this off. That’s not good, but we need to do it. We have some patches to do on the
welding outside and there is EPS inside here. So if we weld outside it’s gonna
put this on fire. So we need to take this whole thing off. We’re trying to fix
every single bad spot on the steel of the hull, otherwise in the future we’ll need to fix it again and we don’t want to fix it again anytime soon, so… Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right? And if you do it right you do it
once if you do it wrong you do many times. So let’s try to do it right. More good and bad news. Look at that. I don’t know if you can see it. We see the beginning of the hole right there. And the good news is we could open
this and now we can weld on here. But we believe that the hole will come all the way to here and then is the worse it could be. Because then we need to take this whole
one piece off. But we’re gonna try first to create a hole on the worst spot
outside and see where it’s gonna land. We’re gonna see if it’s here or there. Let’s try it there. It’s really thin. See? And how about here? Now we go inside and see where this is and then we can measure… 3 fingers. So, let’s see it. We need at least three fingers after that, at least. Fingers… fingers crossed now. Yeah, basically. No good… Bad news. We are really really close. But really really far. I mean we’re really
close actually… Bad news… We’re gonna need to take all this and it’s really really well glued. And we also have this frame here that’s all glued. But actually… wait wait wait… We need to examine it now to see how bad this is. Yeah, we have like 2 fingers… We’re gonna think and then we’re gonna show you. We have good news. Not necessarily, we think we might have
good news. It seems like the hole is on the high spot. So maybe we don’t need to
take this off, we just need to have the panel off. So now we’re gonna take this
part of the panel off. You guys must be tired of us just… this mess, right? Just like go and forward. Let’s skip this part and go straight, not
straight… We’re just gonna film some time lapses and then we’re gonna show you
what… The final result. What’s the plan? The plan is to use this fiberglass cloth to stick inside so we don’t get the wood in fire or the EPS. This is basically to protect the heat of coming through this piece of wood, so we can weld it. Let’s hope it works. But also we are waiting for the welder, he’s gonna bring some argon gas. So we’re gonna insert gas on the back so we avoid fire. That’s the plan. That’s it. Finally, we finished all the welds of the
hull of the boat. Check it out. This used to be the big hole, here one and
there another one. By the way, this gray color
is a intershield 300 from international. That’s just a treatment for the steel to make sure the welds in the new plate won’t rust. And then we’re gonna give the finishing in the future. But we’re gonna talk about painting
in the future episode because there is a lot more on the painting inside of the boat. There is some weld that we didn’t show in this episode. We’re gonna show you in a future episode also because… And there is a cool thing about the welding. I took some classes of TIG welding. But that is for the future. And also we didn’t finish this yet.
I mean… he did finish it we just need to trim it and get right in
the right position. It’s not easy to do the angle that we need there. But, we’re working on that. Other than that we already started
working on the painting as you can tell. A lot of intershield around the deck. By the way that’s all covered because it’s a rainy weekend this weekend. So we decided to cover just to guarantee we don’t get water on a cockpit because the hatch for
the engine is open. Ups. Talking too much. We broke a record this week. That’s so cool. We had an insane amount of new patrons coming on board to support us and help us to achieve our goal to finish the refit of our sailboat. That’s amazing how the world have so many generous people. People that are willing to help some
strangers all the way from the south of Brazil. Welcome on board, guys. The list is really big (*long). So, get a mug, get some coffee, relax. And enjoy the list of new patrons. Sorry for the mispronouncing because they are not Brazilian names. Some of them we don’t know how to pronounce but we are gonna try it. Yeah, we’re gonna give our best
because sometimes it’s tough. Ulf, Robert, Spike, Olov, Sailing Broken Halo, Marell, Ilja, Christijan, Sailing Roxanne, John, Tom & Rocki, Rastrops, Mike, Roger, Jonathan, XineasHD, Martin, Robin, Zoltán, Dave, Alex, Casey, Kerry, Scott, Tim, Paul, Dominic, George, Ken, Mikael, Jeremy. Guys, thanks so so much. We really
really really appreciate the support. And we see you guys next week. Next Monday. We see you, guys. The wall in between the bathroom and the main room. The saloon. Yeah, it’s in between the saloon and the… The galey, no the head. It’s just tough. Join the crew


  • Reply Malcolm McLeod August 13, 2019 at 8:56 am

    No problem only solution you will enjoy life with this attitude like you're style best is to have fun

  • Reply alan sellen August 13, 2019 at 9:06 am

    A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do

  • Reply Pull_It_ Appart_Paul August 13, 2019 at 9:10 am

    2 beautiful humans

  • Reply David Barnsley August 13, 2019 at 9:17 am

    That really does have a nice interior
    How about chemical treatment and appoxy filler on outside

  • Reply David Barnsley August 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Were is the boat yard

  • Reply Robert Aderholdt August 13, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I told you if you ever want to retire not to buy a boat! It's a lot of money but it looks like a lot of people want you to succeed!

  • Reply Bill K August 13, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Eye protection is more important just saying be careful

  • Reply Bert Krol August 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I know how you lost the booze footage. You drank booze.

  • Reply John Price August 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

    The reality is you are going way to deep. $$$. Ridiculous. You do this slow when you don't have money.
    You poor money in and will pass value for money this way.
    No no you do it …Then you get to do it right again in 12 months anyway….

  • Reply Tony Jackson August 13, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Love your videos. You are an adorable couple.

  • Reply Paul Tabone August 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

    🦋🥰⛵️⛵️💖 Another fantastic episode 🦋💖🥰⛵️⛵️🍷🍷

  • Reply Craig Stevens August 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Hi Guys really interesting VLOG I have a couple of Ideas that may help you Frist I am an Aircraft Engineer and I have been involved in Deep Strip Maintenance of Aircraft and when we strip the interiors out we Photograph the area so that we know what needs to be put back and where also food storage bags or sandwich bags to hold your hardware in and attach it to the part you remove with it also labelled to identify it if you know a part is damaged the put it on the information on the item so when you come to refit you know what you need to have. Secondly the Corrosion that you have on the cockpit roof sides could be Dissimilar metals corrosion when you have Steel and Brass touching and then sea water this causes electrolysis it in basic terms acts like a Battery and causes corrosion another possible it the Paint used was not good quality and the metal also causing it to corrode if the metal was flaking and looked as if it was splitting into layers this is Intergranular corrosion which is a bigger problem if it is steel then these areas need to be Acid treated before painting with a etch primer and then you finish coat you will need to Read up on corrosion prevention and what acid to use I hope this helps you guys and keep up the work

  • Reply Willem Duitemeijer August 13, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Keep it going, you make me curious as well now.👍👍👌🛠🔦 keep these lovely videos going please

  • Reply leejuneseven August 13, 2019 at 11:06 am

    You are doing a fantastic job on the boat, love it 😎👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Jeff A. August 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Big fan would have been nice

  • Reply Keto Lisa August 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Again your boat was NOT abandon….there’s a difference between neglecting a vessel or abandoning! Your using the term for click bait! That is disingenuous…I like your channel but you need to correct the abandon title of your boat

  • Reply Cristian Sanchez August 13, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Vuestro proyecto avanza muy bien espero que siga siendo asii y pronto esteis en el mar

  • Reply Naser Alzaben August 13, 2019 at 12:47 pm


  • Reply Paul Jenson August 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Actually, I am a year behind your current location. Episode 017 is where my viewing has taken me. But your email notification of this, episode 093, caught my curiosity and I couldn't help but watch what kind of horrors you are experiencing on the boat. "Good grief", as my Mother would say. How you maintain your joyful outlook is quite amazing as many people would walk away from such problems. You are two special people that prove that a good attitude and hard work can accomplish most anything. You are an inspiration !

  • Reply Bryan Scandrett August 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    The person inside the boat wearing only a welding mask is getting fumed with toxic gasses, for some time I would imagine.
    An extraction fan and hose would have been cheap enough to hire for the day.

    That crap is toxic to the max.

  • Reply Noah Harris August 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Whiskey stops aging after it is taken out of cask and bottled and won't go bad like wine does sometime.

  • Reply Jens Aarnaes August 13, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    You two are fearless renovators!

  • Reply paulo mateus da silva August 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Amigos, não falo nem escrevo muito bem em inglês, mas fica aqui o meu apoio e abraço fraterno para vocês! Casal mais que simpático, se vierem em BH e não avisarem, teremos sérios problemas! hahahaha, brincadeira, gente! até mais!

  • Reply AmmoMaster August 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Dam she is so dam cute !!!! I'm not talking about the boat !

  • Reply rock ok August 13, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    what a dream though i wish i had a boat 70ft two sail

  • Reply Timm DesRoches August 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Once you put alcohol in the bottle it stops aging. So if it says 15 years on the bottle it will not age to 37 years 🙂 Alcohol that is straight spirits will last indefinitely as long as it's just alcohol… like cream based alcohols will go bad but as long as it's straight it will be fine. Great Channel!

  • Reply Paul Phillips August 13, 2019 at 2:59 pm


  • Reply adelghid August 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    You should check for black mold in the bowels of the boat. Boats sitting that long with leaks are notorious for that. Just saying to check so you don't get sick and also wear Mask's! Good Luck!

  • Reply srikanta ojha August 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    the way she looks at him is pure love. 😍 god bless them. love you guys

  • Reply Fabio Bananal August 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Good job!!! Congratulations!!!!

  • Reply Theodore Bhagyam August 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Cut it out, and make a patch, use Dynatron 550 Auto Seam Sealer to stick it together. Waterproof and it is what the use to put cars together.

  • Reply Grant Myers August 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    That's great you took a tig welding class, that is a needed skill. Even better if you get good with stainless. I am thinking of taking a tig welding class as well.

  • Reply T Hyslop August 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    That boat is a wreck. I hope you bought it cheap, because I see nothing but work.

  • Reply T Hyslop August 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    With demolition work you need to be wearing a mask. You have no idea what you are breathing into your lungs.

  • Reply Yar Nunya August 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Hi I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the boat repairs and rehabilitation, keep it up. I told you the booze would be fine.

  • Reply Rakkatazz August 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    omg 22 year old jack daniels uffff good luck. This looks like quite the project cant wait to see it finished It will be well worth the work you guys put into it

  • Reply Malcolm Pritchard August 13, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Can’t wait to the next instalment guys 👍👍👍

  • Reply Southern Texas Homestead August 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    JACK DANIELS is great sipping whiskey! Good find.

  • Reply Southern Texas Homestead August 13, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    No, we understand. My sailboat had refitting several years ago. Had to do same things. It is all good. : )

  • Reply MR Dot1 August 13, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    is it already cold there?

  • Reply MR Dot1 August 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    so some ( i assume) German and even a Hungarian patreon.. nice.. really around the world…

  • Reply luz del sol August 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Sail life has great videos on fixing boats. Mads is very good. He can help.. Like your videos a lot. Look like a very nice couple..https://youtu.be/qldsH_VXnSY

  • Reply CaptRon817 August 13, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Did you consider another approach to welding?? West system epoxy?? Or something like this??

  • Reply rob dog August 13, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Very strange rust holes on the side of the coach house ….?!? Walls on boats are called bulkheads ….lovely boat 🚣

  • Reply tinkmarshino August 13, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Very entertaining.. you seem like a nice couple enjoying life… Thanks for your share.. I think I will peruse your site to watch more videos.. thanks carry on!

  • Reply Suzanne Ouimet August 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    An awful lot of work? Is it seaworthy?

  • Reply Shaun Saayman August 13, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    You going to hit 100k by tommorow!

  • Reply Suzanne Ouimet August 13, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    What about the hull?

  • Reply pauline reid August 13, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Nearly 100k great vids…..

  • Reply Pardal Bartz August 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    That's why I keep saying ships and boats should be built using single-side steel plate, so you don't have to worry about being the other side while welding on the deck or repairing!

  • Reply Gary Gordon August 13, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Following your adventure, you are doing great!

  • Reply seal1mas August 13, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I love your attitude and just became hooked on your story! new sub for me 😀

  • Reply Wayne Bush August 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    You two are a charming couple! I am enjoying your videos and thank you for making the effort in English. You make me feel guilty for not knowing more than one language! It's enjoyable to see 2 seemingly good and thankful people realize their life's goals. Thank you for taking us along! Best of luck from Texas!

  • Reply Faisal Khan August 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Loved watching your video!!!!

  • Reply Chris Snelling August 13, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the video guys 👍🇬🇧

  • Reply Dennis Whiter August 13, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I wish I could be there to help.

  • Reply adrian welch August 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    invest in a good life raft

  • Reply Guillermo Berna August 13, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    pessoal pode ser que a cola usada seja a base de epoxy como ARALDITE, ou seja pode ser que se esquentar do lado contrario o aço do barco venha a amolecer a cola quando for necessário descolar algo…

  • Reply Sander Rekveld August 13, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Great video series thanks a lot. One remark came up wen watching this episode. I would suggest replacing all EPS on the boat by a fire proof insulation material. I don't even want to think about what a disaster a fire would cause. Glass or stone 'wool' would be my choice, apart from the fire retardant properties, it also has better insulating properties and doesn't have to be cut precise to the millimeter to fit. Just a suggestion. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Javier alfonzo August 13, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Interesante video…muy viejo el velero.

  • Reply Marina Marselli August 13, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    You guys rock
    Amazing video fun and inspiring
    Thank you

  • Reply Jerry Cooke August 13, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    I fix boats…you did not have to do what you are doing….you can cut the bad metal out and repair it with fibreglass using epoxy. This is not structural.

  • Reply Jerry Cooke August 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Also, primers are porous….so if it rains, chances are it will rust underneath the paint. Hopefully it is also a sealant or you need to immediately apply a sealant or paint….when you do the full paint job you can sand this down again.

  • Reply Ian Leslie August 13, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Same Q to all these people, they are not retired, so were do they get their money from, what is there work, how do they earn income as they all seem to be spending on all there boats, houses projects, floating around the globe or???…..but never seem to work…????

  • Reply Mark Thomas August 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

    OMG, get yourself a screw gun! You guys desperately need better tools. Spend the money, you'll be happier, I promise!

  • Reply wayne mazan August 14, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Great video… thanks.

  • Reply Christiaan Overgaard August 14, 2019 at 1:36 am

    B.O.A.T. Bring on another thousand. I used to own a 40 footer all-steel sailboat. The thing I learned about steel boats is that rust never sleeps.

  • Reply Luis Arroyo August 14, 2019 at 1:43 am

    De a poco van mejorando los detalles de su velero ehehe, que emoción será verlo nuevamente navegando después de tantos años 😎 éxito chicos saludos desde Chile 👍

  • Reply Barry Kaine August 14, 2019 at 1:43 am

    It seems like, if there is that much rust and corrosion on the top deck of the boat, that perhaps the integrity of the bottom of the boat should also be assessed?
    If there was any water in the bilge for 22 years, that could do some serious damage, no? I also was wondering why you didn't patch the holes with bondo or fiberglass cloth and resin? Those rusted areas were all non-structural, and it would have eliminated the hazards of using a torch, and having to demolish the interior woodwork.

  • Reply AfricanFlightStar August 14, 2019 at 1:52 am

    The positive enthusiasm that you two bring to every episode, reminds us all of the joy that a life of adventure and discovery brings. Thank you for making that happen 🙏🏻😄👍🏼

  • Reply dee106ful August 14, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Inthe difficult patches rather than remove entire framework just expose the insulation and cut the part closest to weld areas. Then cut and replace insulation..

  • Reply Kudzu Alabama August 14, 2019 at 2:37 am

    On the backside of the trim , write in pencil where it goes .. Always helps with reassembly

  • Reply Fixa vidros August 14, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Muito trabalho,🙏👍

  • Reply Cory Timperio August 14, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Why not just use fiberglass or epoxy over the rust holes? Would save a lot of work

  • Reply Bibi Fricotin August 14, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Sorry it is in one word and you can find it here it's a gel that can sustain over 2500 F

  • Reply Robert Lee August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Problem w steel is every penetration exposes steel to oxidation which in steel is corrosive whereas aluminum oxide is self-sealing.

  • Reply Robert Lee August 14, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Why not use epoxy in difficult places?

  • Reply Dan Elisha August 14, 2019 at 5:14 am

    yOUR BOAT IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH…you get what u pay for

  • Reply Yogesh Kumbhar August 14, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Roberta, You look exactly like the Danielle from Exploring alternative channel.

  • Reply Malcolm Rose August 14, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Spirits don't "age" in the bottle – so an 18 year old scotch that has been sitting for 20 years should be identical to an 18 year old scotch that you just bought.

  • Reply Malcolm Rose August 14, 2019 at 5:45 am

    The insulation in the roof of your boat is white expanded polystyrene. I'd suggest that as you have taken it out anyway to do your repairs that you replace it with blue or pink high density polystyrene that has better insulating qualities.

  • Reply Lamberto A August 14, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Overall the boat looks in great shape… check more under the waterline behind the benches… inner condensation is the real hidden monster on steel boats.

    And BTW… you bought a cheap boat… why going for the more complicate way to fix small rusted area?? The modern epoxy resins can fix small corroded points on no structural importance in a pretty easy way and without the need of dismantle all the interiors to weld steel plates… a proper grinding, priming and epoxy/glass layers followed by a good quality filler would fix your problem in the easiest way…

  • Reply Sciolist August 14, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations @Odd Life Crafting on achieving 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. 🎆🎊🎉💐🍾

  • Reply Kitty Sanders August 14, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Hi Roberta and Duca !! I like your crafting adventures! Just subscribed to your channel and saw I was nr. 100.000 Congratulations!!

  • Reply dgeorge852 August 14, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Purchase 2 or 3 electric screw drivers.

  • Reply Jivko Petrov August 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I see you used rod welding. Tig welding will produce less heat to the boat.

  • Reply Chuk Wow August 14, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Guys, I do hope you have some pregnancy protection, as it seems that many sailing channels have babies or are pregnant🤪.

  • Reply The Dude August 14, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Enough of the e begging

  • Reply ник стрелок August 14, 2019 at 3:57 pm


  • Reply António Nogueira August 14, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    A lingua PORTUGUESA e´Universal parece que tens vergonha da Tua lingua…

  • Reply Fred Fadungy August 14, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats om 100K subs..

  • Reply Nick King August 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    You could use Bondo for the holes as well, just grind out the bad areas and use metal Bondo to fill it.

  • Reply TheHuizenre August 14, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    At 10:10….. Does it really need to be welded? The build boats with polyester raisin and a fiberglass mat, can't a small defect be repaired with it?

  • Reply Jamey Lane August 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    What is the name of the boat? I suggest "Coral Reef".

  • Reply Reg Pettinger August 14, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Just found you guys a couple of days ago. You might want to buy some Ospho rust inhibitor and some Corraseal rust converter. Both have their place whether it's a steel boat of a container home. Also, when you add zincs to the boat, don't weld them on, bolt them on. That way you can change them out while your boat is still in the water.
    A great You Tube Channel where the people built their own steel boat 30+ years ago and have lived on it every since is Sailing Emerald Steel. It's a very informative channel in more ways than one.
    Anyway, you kids look like you've got a going concern with You Tube, keep up the good work.(:>)

  • Reply abefroman August 14, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    International also makes a silicone antifouling product (737?) you should consider, it is better than the usual stuff.. lasts a long time.

  • Reply Miguel Zeta August 14, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Al final con un poco de suerte lo dejaréis a punto de dar la vuelta al mundo con otros cincuenta mil euros. Ya llevaréis quince o veinte; por lo que me parece que vais en la línea correcta. (Pensad siempre que os vais a salir del presupuesto inicial). Sinceramente creo que estáis en el camino correcto. El dueño por lo que he visto prefería que se pudriese antes que darlo pos cuatro perras gordas aunque tuviese que seguir pagando. Por lo menos el barco navegará; en el otro caso seguro que lo desguazan.

  • Reply Miguel Zeta August 14, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Un velero es casi humano; porque en él se han depositado muchos sueños.

  • Reply Miguel Zeta August 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Me hace gracia porque la casita es un juego de niños; ahora sí que os habéis metido en camisa de once varas. Es un refrán español que significa que te has metido en una empresa que es muchas tallas mayor. Pero lo estáis consiguiendo con mucha perseverancia y trabajo. ¡Felicidades y os felicito porque no es nada fácil!. Por eso ese barco lleva tanto tiempo allí; en Galicia. El dueño contento porque ha salido con la suya; recuperar el dinero de tanto tiempo varado y que no desmantelen su barco; que navegue porque es muy bueno.

  • Reply Miguel Zeta August 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    No es que sea humano un barco; es que tiene alma y todo el mundo lo sabe. Lo sabe todo el que ha navegado a vela aunque sea muy poco; parece un delfín todo feliz dando saltos entre la olas. Que el dueño de este velero sea tan cabezón va a permitir que vosotros viajéis por todo el mundo; por eso digo que los veleros tienen alma…

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