#164   Hurricane Clean-Up on a Liveaboard Sailboat!
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#164 Hurricane Clean-Up on a Liveaboard Sailboat!

September 21, 2019

Hey Ame, how ya doin?’ Alright, well, here we are. Boy did we luck out with this hurricane, didn’t
we, Ame? I dont know if that’s luck, I’m just grateful
that’s all I can say (laughter) It’s really a relief, wasn’t it? Big relief. Well, hurricane season is – only got a couple
more weeks of it – I think (yay!) And now its time to start planning to up and
out! We’re gonna head SOUTH! (laughter) where have
I heard that before? Yeah, really! So we’re in Oriental (N. Carolina.USA)
at a marina that’s only about 10 minutes where we are, where ‘Yab-Yum’ is. And the storm surge was so high here that
poor sailboat was lifted right out of its spot, up on land now. So behind me is the mighty mighty Neuse River….a
force of nature! WE saw the road blocked to Deaton’s Boat Yard-
that’s the place where we need to bring the boat to do the bottom paint before we head
south. We wondered why they weren’t answering the
phone. Vin chose an alternate route and then when
we got there we met John, a viewer. It’s so fun to meet you guys. Yeah, it’s fun for us too! He was just sharing how he’s watched our journey–
I been following you guys for a long time – it’s great, yeah, ya gotta be careful. Cause we’re gonna enlist you to do some work. It’s okay! I’ve been doing my property basically fore
the last couple weekends and am pretty well caught up. Now I’m gonna if I can help out some others
around here, cause we’ve been pretty well hit here, so.. Yeah..
there was a huge pile here a mountain, basically a mountain of debris and fill so they’ve come
a long way here and you know i guess they did pretty good across the way here as well
good people here at Deaton’s and the’ll take good care of you- yeah, that’s what we’ve
heard it’s so fun to meet you guys! So here’s a local pier that really got the
wind damage its a shame but you know whats amazing? as strong as that wind was to damage
this pier you go through this town and amazing these old, old trees are still standing – it’s
pretty amazing and I love some of these big trees that have survived
and not just this hurricane but other hurricanes and just like alot of the people in this town,
and alot of the people across this nation, they’re survivors just like this tree. Hey everybody, how ya doin? Vin here. If you live within you know a half hour or
so of Oriental (N. Carolina) and you would like to assist me to take the boat -it’s about
3 hours south – wanna take the boat to Deaton’s and put it on the hard so I can do the bottom
paint- Amy has to take care of some family business, if you can do that then send me
an email Anyway, so we’re here waiting for the flood
waters to recede from the hurricane because the US Coast Guard has shut down, basically,
the waterways of S. Carolina (part of the ICW and some bays)
because of debris and flooding til the waters recedes (until Oct. 19th) or whatever comes
sooner.. so, in the meantime gonna focus on continuing
to get the boat ready as soon as the waterways open up and gotta do the bottom paint , let
me know send me an email if you can help me get some stuff done
thank you so much guys, and I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the video
I had a commentor (viewer) who said he likes to hear our ‘banter’ with eachother. (laughter)
Banter? There’s gonna be banter? Maybe we should film an argument..I think
we’re too tired to banter I just want to go make dinner and eat yeah, well when hurricane
season is over we can get goin’- it’s all about the waterways are clear that’s true,
it’s a really big thing that we’re keeping an eye on with rising waters but also, you
know, stuff that’s been, debris that they havent even gotten rid of yet
yeah, it’s still flooding on the Waccamaw (river) and the Socastee Swing bridge is closed
so, we’ve got to figure out what we’re gonna do – probably us and lots of other people
who normally head south So, let’s banter- they said we were ‘cute
and charismatic’ I guess you were the one who was cute and charismatic I dont know but
I think you are cute and charismatic I’ve also been called other things by the commentors
too but I had to delete them wasnt ‘family friendly’ you know the worlds full of people
lovers and haters we’re bantering It’s totally broken? I’m sure it’s supposed to have no, it just
flew off yeah, it’s missing a little tab So what is our boat dinner gonna be? We have gourmet boat food on this boat – we
serve just the best – we serve the best noodles and pickles mini-dill pickles and we serve
the best raman noodles and we have the most delicious hard-boiled eggs we just have such
a well-rounded diet that is good, you know just gotta watch that lack of fiber we have
plenty of fiber- having oat meal every day there’s our fiber – that’s good Hello! I like the shades! Time to eat?


  • Reply Jon Hansen October 2, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Happy to see you've beaten the odds.

  • Reply jan svingen October 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Happy for you guys – going out fishing Herring from my sailboat tomorrow..

  • Reply Dutch Flats October 2, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Very happy to see your boat survived intact! I went through hurricane Hugo in 1989 when it came through South Carolina, amazing how much power those storms possess.

  • Reply Sea Travel October 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Amazing how powerful mother nature is. Something I never thought of however a friend accidently found after a hurricane, climb mast and check for Chaffee and all standing rigging anchor points.

  • Reply Cawffee_ Tyme October 2, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    'cane season is another 2 months…..november 30th is the last day…..but it's been a pretty quiet season so far with florence being the only real storm to make landfall. We just had the tail end of the remnants up here in newfoundland this past weekend.

  • Reply Matt Cline October 2, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Wish I could drop down and give you a hand. and anyone else needing it. But glad you and your boat are safe. Hope you get back on course soon. – PS, if you are interested, check out my sailboat restoration YouTube Channel, The Salvation Navy. Might have some products and such I test that might help you out.

  • Reply onlychevys Williams October 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    So glad yall faired well! Now it's time to get down here in south Florida don't ya think? Thanks for sharing guys, and I enjoy the bantering too.

  • Reply CK H October 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Ms. Amy missed a BIG career in Hollywood.

  • Reply Richard Hendy October 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Being British I love the banter comments.But seriously it's good to hear your boat was okay. My heart goes out to all affected by the storm.

  • Reply Steve Angell October 2, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    If I was at our boat I would have loved to come help you. That would be great fun. But unfortunately I am still in Minnesota until the end of the month. Safe travels to you both as you head south.

  • Reply Bert Willett October 2, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    While I have been looking for it, it wasn't until after watching your video that I was able to find the Coast Guard annoucement of the clouser of the ICW. Thank you for the information. I had heard about it, but like to see it in the orginal form to check for accuracy.

  • Reply David Goodfield October 2, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I have found that using disposal nappies, think you call them dypers, help keep the bilges dry and means you don't need to do what you are doing with the bilges to keep them clean and dry. I keep changing the regularly and bilges are bone dry.

  • Reply Bill Mead October 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    You two are too silly πŸ˜€

  • Reply John Perry October 2, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Hey your wife is a pretty girl no doubt about that.
    Good videos thanks

  • Reply StarGazer Girl October 2, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    So much work yet even more to do! God bless the people of North Carolina that were affected by Florence! So glad you both are ok! How is your knee Vin? I use Emu cream for mine. Not the other versions of the product. Cream seems to work the best. It takes the edge off the discomfort especially when I'm trying to sleep. I hope you try it. The best to you and Amy! xx SGG

  • Reply Rodger Snyder October 3, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Glad you were protected. …Waves

  • Reply JConk007 October 3, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Wow cool guest πŸ™‚ , lol So great to meet you guys ! Happy to help you out with the boat move also .Just let me know we have a great community here in Oriental and we will recover ! We still have the trees ! Hope you stop in on return or anytime you are in the area! Safe travels and fair winds ! John

  • Reply Rich H October 3, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Glad you guys made it through ok. Florence dumped 13 trillion gallons of water on the east coast. I've been told it was enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Reply ralph holiman October 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    The picture of the bridge really broght home the amount of flooding. Hope you can get our soon. . We had boats that survived Katrina that were trapped and unable to move due to debris and destroyed bridges for over a year!

  • Reply johnnybarbar October 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Live oak trees are extremely tough cross grained trees and don't split easily. They are the best choice for frames in wood boats because curves don't have to be spliced to keep the grain from splitting.

  • Reply Sailing Balachandra October 3, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I think that was MY windex/windvane you guys found there! – I lost mine in our last Episode, just before the Hurricane πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Sailing the Sea Witch October 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    My husband and I will gladly help you move her. We live 30mins from your location. Highly experienced sailors.

  • Reply Symphony Farm October 3, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Hey Amy and Vin! Wondering if offshore passages are something to consider for your next trip south? W/ 7ft of draft maybe the open ocean is safer than the ICW? I read about that in a few forums – Also would love to hear about the decision to invest in Yab-yum instead of buying upgrade.

  • Reply Adventures of s/v Nepenthe October 3, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    When do you plan on heading to Deaton's and where are you starting? I'm planning to check with them again soon because my plan is to bring my Hylas down at the end of November and haul out there.

  • Reply spinnaker5514 October 4, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Hey Vin, I see you struggling to get that last little bit of water out of your bilge. I find it useful to use a sponge to get the bilge dry. I keep a large car washing sponge that I bought from Auto Zone or Wal-Mart. They really hold a lot of water! Plus you can cram them into really tight spaces that it's very difficult to get even a small cup into.

  • Reply MrUltralight55 October 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Happy to see you made out well and safe. My heart goes out to those who lost family members, can’t even imagine. Looks like it will be awhile to get back to normal, for a lack of words. God Bless!! Friend from Maine!!

  • Reply Jaime Pando October 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Are you still planning to go to the Chesapeake to have your rigging worked on?

  • Reply helihead11 October 7, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    I'm really glad I found your channel. Being an avaition mechanic I can relate to all the work and repair of systems you cover in your videos. I hope to experience boat life some day and at times I wish I could break away and come lend a hand with some of your projects. Sometimes people ask how much maintenance the helicopters need and I normally tell them we have scheduled maintenance on hourly and calendar intervals and unscheduled maintenance if the aircraft flew that day or didn't fly over the weekend. Also the surprises if the moon was visible or the sun comes up. Is that how you fell sometimes? haha. mAlso I am glad you show how much there is right here on our own coastline. I think that has interested me to most. Thanks for that.

  • Reply Frank Rice October 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Am so very happy for you guys the sailing God has blessed yo guys i see the Bahamas s in the future for u guys

  • Reply Tom Maddux October 13, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Vin, there are men who look good no matter what they wear, hair style or beard. You, (and I) are not among them. The shaggy look is not working.

  • Reply Darren Williams October 14, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I had to scroll to the bottom to find your last video. I am so glad to see you are skip here. I am binge watching from the beginning. Look forward to seeing you on the water. I will have plenty of comments from the beginning but I will refrain until I read all of the comments.

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