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August 13, 2019

he was a super ho the beetle could continue just putting in top of him look at that I just need the same thing out here and look how they beat the whole looked at the the size of the whole thing oh no I wanna get home I’m gonna have to go to work just go to work a little bored boat is kind of like a house in the wild it has all the considerations of a house plus the add effect that it’s going to be floating out in the ocean exposed to all the Sun when rain and saltwater than nature can throw at it in other words it’s also a floating capsule that needs to travel and anchor safely but in which you also have to be able to sleep cook eat and basically a boat restoration process is providing for all these things in some order that makes sense Don Casey has a really good chapter about it in his book this old boat look in the description in our case we’ve been tackling a lot of projects all at the same time because there’s just so much to do we published an update last week but we couldn’t fit all of the projects we’ve been tackling so here’s a little more of what we’ve been doing to make this boat livable we expose the top of the chain plates to look at their condition and we had to do some classic epoxy deck work as well on that after cleaning the blades we found one of them had some noticeable pitting corrosion which is a red flag she ascended it down and we’re going to keep an eye at it replacing one of these is really not in our plans right now but we’re going to buy some metal pieces and keep them on the boat just in case we need to do that in the future once I took out the bolts to check their conditions the head of one of the boats just came cleanly off so we bought new fancy stainless steel 316 bolts for the chain plate installed oven with Sikaflex and Anna fixed the top of the chain plates on the deck which Sikaflex as well dijanna we also took all the cushions out of the bowl and we went to Miami made this crazy awesome Venezuelan guy in a gas station and she explained me how was the cheapest way to do them and now we are still waiting on a quote and something will happen I mentioned that I was doing handcraft stuff from a long time ago and he gave me a huge box of leather that we are actually going to start giving to our patreon handcraft stuff made and made by Anna with hint with the leather pieces from mr. Orlando gracias Orlando – yes Orlando after we unloaded a car in that same trip we picked up about 260 meters of change or in finito and 260 more for my uncle’s boat and we read all of it in the trunk of my small technical ball every 10 meters of the chain we we mark them with periods of a lot of colors high then we use my uncle’s day to load the chain into the boat not without first reinforcing the anchor Locker with a bit of epoxy and installing a 9-month there but I not the holds a rope that holds the chain the reason for that rope at the end is to be able to cut it in an emergency when you just need to get rid of your anchor and move out of the way 80 metres of chain in the Tang Locker we’re ready we just need an anchor for the electrical system my uncle designed a really cool stainless steel tubing the solar panels and we got that made at a machine shop I went to pick it up with the trusty old candles and I basically strapped it to the top of candles and came over here [Music] there was a bit of an intense moment coming through a tunnel oh but everything was alright we bought the little stainless steel feet for that online and we installed that that was kind of a pain we were going to install them on the bulwarks of the boat so that involves making holes on the wood and the fiberglass and no it’s okay epoxy because we want the boat to actually go through epoxy so that it you know it’s a stronger base and making mu losing washers I cannot lose any more washers I already lost the max number of washers that I can lose other side hole that I cut and I’m going to have to cut a little more anyway eventually the stupid rack got installed after much frustration and then more recently Anna and her sister Vicky installed the actual solar panels that we bought on Amazon was actually pretty good price and now we have solar panels not hooked up yet but going to be and Anna broke her drum I broke and I broke her dremel that her dad gave her while she was working on the bass book but my good gave me onion pieces I did because I know you’re welcome in the dead till we feel a bunch of holes the were already there I had to make like a square piece to cover one of them I had to put like a wood and then filled out with a puffy and then put fiberglass and then put more epoxy way to drive sense and then paint as for this random hole instead of covering it up we just found a water filled lid and cleaned it and used it to cover it up I also be the main pool is that we are going to use the same process open holes take or filled with epoxy and Sikaflex major [Music] during this process of the mast base on the deck I had the great idea of removing the old math booth but I didn’t think about the fact that I needed to take the mask off to put a new boot in so now what was leaky is now super leaky and if anyone has an idea on how to protect that area III wonders mask boot tape actually works at something like that online but I’m not too sure and I really love how people give us some advices on our YouTube channel so how to do some job that’s pretty awesome right for the time being we’re going to be working on all of these projects at the same time so we’ll be pretty busy and will release episodes as we think they’re fit but so every other week we’ll have this little update and we hope to get some feedback from you and I hope hope you liked it yes we hope you liked it and comment with any questions we will be sure sooner or later to answer all of them maybe if some of these updates could be live streaming on Facebook or in our youtube channel and just let us know what do you think yeah what you think see you next week new episode probably on Saturday let’s hope we can make don’t forget to check out our Facebook page Instagram in patron ding ding this is what yeah oh my god so this was in reality a 4-inch hole and that you made it a three and by putting caulking who pay me that’s why I was leaking


  • Reply Erik Ordway January 21, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Uma uses this stuff https://youtu.be/tBNocUi4tjM?t=253 Which can be bought here http://riggingonly.com/

  • Reply Adventures of s/v Nepenthe January 21, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Skip the mast boot tape, it's expensive and doesn't last. Go to Home Depot and pick up a couple of wax toilet bowl rings. You can stuff the wax rings around the mast where it passes through the deck and make it super water tight! Then just cut a small section of marine canvas and glue some velcro to each end. Wrap it around the mast base for looks only and velcro the ends together. Again, the canvas is only for looks to cover up the wax. I believe the wax rings around less than $4 each maybe?

  • Reply Tim Lamarre January 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

    That boat is getting tighter every day. You guys are inspiring!

  • Reply Sailing S/V Rum Bucket January 22, 2017 at 4:56 am

    hello. ive been following your videos. yall are doing great with the repairs.

  • Reply Alberto Pereira January 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    tá irado demais!!! Você de bigode tá parecendo a versão bonita do Darwin Deez hahaha

  • Reply david corkum January 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    What kind of boat

  • Reply Nellie Rutten January 26, 2017 at 5:21 am

    really guys with all the work your doing, get everything of the boat, chain plates, mast etc, and get the whole hull cleaned fixed and buffed out or painted before bolting stuff on it again. I don't wanna bum you guys out, but a lot of work will be useless if you don't prep the base. I feel a bit like an asshole telling you your doing it all wrong, cause your not but the hull should be done before you put windows and other cocked thing back on the boat. But maybe you don't mind about painting the hull? Or you consider this all a stage to fit out to try if it's fitting and refit it again after painting? Look at "sailboat refit" that's the title of an English couple doing an old boat and they do it very consistent, bring everything back to bare and building it up from the base, just check them out the boat itself not the title of the clip is Squires Lady, you'll see it on the bow in the frame of the clip when you youtube the title "sailboat refit".

  • Reply RealityIsTheNow February 2, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Well, now I'm caught up. Very happy to have found your channel. I'll probably be starting a very similar process this year.

  • Reply Sailing Wayward February 9, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    An ace bandage wrapped around the mast and then painted with tool-dip will work. Apply several coats of the tool-dip to get a nice water tight seal. You can always renew the the coating under way by applying another coat. I used this method while cruising years ago and it held up for several years. Love your vids. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Tom Hall February 15, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Hi Like your vids . You know the wax rings you use to seat a toilet in your house . you can use those then cover that with something that looks good for a finish

  • Reply A piece of my world March 8, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    GO Ana GOOO!!! work hard..Dream Big..

  • Reply A piece of my world March 8, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Vickyyyyyyy <33333333 que bellas Bailando Guaco xDD

  • Reply Video drone March 22, 2017 at 4:36 am

    go diving at shallow local anchorages. you will find plenty of anchors. chain as well.

  • Reply Paul Kayak March 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Great videos guys. Thanks for sharing. One tip that is a bit late. Apple cider vinegar dissolves rust for cheap. Could have saved a good deal of work with the chain in the bilge.

  • Reply richard y. April 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    the wax ring with a sealing tape then some white tape should help ,,cool stuff guys keep at .

  • Reply Uncle Bob April 6, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Mast boot tape is simple, quick and non-messy way to seal the mast deck joint. It needs to be renewed regularly. The sun (UV rays?) eventually cook it. If you have bucks,it's cheap at $50 a pop. If you don't have bucks it's $50 for an overpriced 4 ft piece of rubber tape.

  • Reply john Nicolson June 11, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    The solar panels need to be further back as the boom will shade them and if a solar panel has a small bit of shade it dramatically reduces the power they produce.

  • Reply SV Daylight August 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Hello guy's just seen your last video, maybe I can help with the mast Foot/Boot until you have time to replace it You can use self amalgamating rubber tape, stretch it as you apply it and it seals itself to itself as you go, also very handy to have on board as it also works at high temperatures to seal leaks quickly to get you home for repair.

    you will need a lot of but it will do the job very well.

    link to the type of tape is below.


  • Reply Tony Chin September 9, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Love you guys

  • Reply Piko Oyi December 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Seal the gap with tape from bottom and then pour epoxy from top

  • Reply Joost Smit January 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Guy’s ,

    For the leaky mast base you can use the rubber inner tube of a small car, Glue the ends together with tyre glue when executed properly it will last probably around a decade.

  • Reply Bradley Schoch February 9, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Great Videos!!!

  • Reply Sascha Supertramp July 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I like it!

  • Reply bondvagabond42 July 25, 2018 at 4:53 am

    They make an expensive mast boot, that boots together at the back, so you can put it on while mast is on, but I have used all sorts of stuff, you just have to wrap it more times if you can't pull the mast. I've used 3+ wraps of thera-band physical therapy band, truck innertube, yoga mat, canvas painted with melted lard :-0, etc. Just make it long, multiple wraps around, so that there isn't a verticle seam, and clamp too and bottom like a fancy store bought boot. Good luck guys, you can do it!

  • Reply Richard Rose August 7, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Perhaps not helpful, but I liked the statement from the "Swallows and Amazons" book; "A house is nothing so much as a boat that is so poorly made you would never think of taking it out to sea"….

  • Reply Jose carlos Ferreira June 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    curiosidade onde voces estao mantendo o Barco?

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