LIVING ON A SAILBOAT is NOT Easy. We SAIL from Ibiza to Mainland Spain
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LIVING ON A SAILBOAT is NOT Easy. We SAIL from Ibiza to Mainland Spain

August 23, 2019


The Balearic Islands. Resting in the
western part of the Mediterranean. The plan. Sail from Barcelona Spain to
Majorca and onward to Ibiza. Many boaters would certainly agree that one of the
most character building situations in recreational boating… We got issues. We might have just ran aground. This video is sponsored by Google Chromebook. Click the link in the description to find out more. Totally just ran aground. In the event of running aground you basically have five options.
In a light grounding you might be able to just motor off. Maybe you can heel or
lean the boat. Blast! We’re still aground. Perhaps the tide is in your favor and
you can just wait it out. Maybe you need to drop an anchor far out and kedge off.
If you’re still stuck you should call a tow. Lucky for us a mix of motoring and
using the rudder we were able to unground ourselves. We did it! We dropped a new anchor and paddled into town and picked up British bruva Danny. After 34 hours, I can stand on hard ground. You’re sailing brother. Yeah, buddy. Blessed, grateful, happy. So with the outboard, it ran briefly a few
days ago and we’re thinking is just because we don’t have any ethanol in our
fuel so we’re siphoning the bad fuel into an empty diesel Jerry. After a few
attempts to fix the outboard motor we were determined to get her running and
by the way there was nothing wrong with the fuel we just had no idea what we
were doing. The salt had jammed the pull cord but we fixed that by pulling on it hard. We had to take apart the carburetor and clean it. We did that and by golly it
actually worked… Now we go to shore. Let’s do that. What the hell kind of top is that? It
doesn’t twist off. Knowing that the oil change was only a temporary fix for our
overheating engine I contacted Bobby from Sailing Doodles and I asked him what he would do. He suggested cleaning out the coolant system with vinegar. He said it was very simple you just remove the hose and you
put it in a bowl of vinegar and it’ll suck it up. What Bobby failed to
mention was that this hose here is wire reinforced and incredibly difficult to remove. Ergh Jesus. How do you get that thing off? Best thing to do is take a break and visit an authentic Ibiza house party. I got the hose finally unattached from
the seacock here. Put the hose into this Jerrycan which is full of vinegar and
then turn on the engine and then wait until it sucks up all the vinegar and
then ugh…the hose is too big to fit in this Jerrycan. The hose is too big to fit in
the Jerrycan. We need to find a new container for the ginger and I need that pipe. So I got the ginger. Here we are good sir. Alright let’s go and give this a good
old college try. There is no suction so that leads me to
believe that there’s a blockage. The engine is cooled by fresh water and that
fresh water is cooled by salt water or something like that and so it just
intakes it from the bottom of the boat but it’s got to strain all the organisms
out of it. I think this thing is all blocked. Also this starter is like hardly holding
on here. Yeah I guess you could say it’s a little clogged. It’s taken me literally days to get to this point. From one clogged drain to another. Chest compressions. I was very confused how to put this back together, for a second. You sit there screwing it forever and doesn’t even thread off. Start the motor. Need to jump the battery. Do you want to tell us what happened? Went for a little run in town today and I was coming back and I was ripping it! I hit a little bump motor came off and so it’s hanging
horizontal and the propellers beating against the pontoon and I’m like holding the throttle trying not to flip the dinghy while like holding on to it because it’s like I’m not losing this motor again and
then the top falls off and my hat’s gone. There’s some guy over there and he goes and gets my hat for me, which is super kind. I had to swim around for 20 minutes but
luckily I just bought goggles so. I have to take the engine back the motor
back apart to get it running again but luckily I’ve done this three times. Today’s
a shoot day so I’m essentially going through the gear we do have and
I’m sorting out what we’re gonna use, might use. I’m gonna try to put as much of it
as possible into our Pelican case which is waterproof so that way if something
goes overboard. This is the video that we filmed. Up here on the ceiling, we have a 3.5 meter satellite. This is our inventory list of what’s in
that lock in that locker there. I’m trying to find if we have any spare
electronic parts and see if we can use this generator to jump the battery to
start the motor to then suck up the vinegar but we don’t have any cables so
I took this cable and cut it apart and created these little ports so we’ll
see what happens. We’ve got a fire extinguisher on standby just in case something were to go horribly wrong. Dylan, what happened? It sucked up the
vinegar finally. Tomorrow when we run the engine we’ll just be sure to open this C
cock back up, pull this lever. This is Anika by the way. Welcome. Today we’re
headed down to Formentera which is south where we are now. It’s gonna be like a
two-hour sail should be on like a beam reach the whole time down there so we’re
heading almost due south. I think we made it. Hola. Esta abierto? La restaurante? Para beber? Si. Para comer, no. Gracias Senor. I believe that the purpose of life is to experience. Whatever it is around you, the place that you’re in, the people around you, the smell.
To be there. To go new places, to expand your mind to expand, to expand your horizon. To be. Lost a piece to the sea.

100 Comments

  • Reply FLORB September 24, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for watching. Life at sea seems to be a constant source of hurdles to overcome. What hurdles are you facing and what is you plan for moving forward?

  • Reply Pablo Villalonga September 24, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    You skipped the best island! Hahahah

  • Reply BradKW September 24, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Intro music cracked me up 😀

  • Reply Bryony Rust September 24, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I am in awe of your persistence.

  • Reply Mansour Alkmim September 24, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    love the struggle, hands down favorite thing on yt right now

  • Reply Forever 1995 September 24, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    ❤️

  • Reply L L September 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Epic..Ness👍🙋🕊️👏

  • Reply AL September 24, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Great stuff, hilarious action!

  • Reply Billigan September 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Too funny and awesome!

  • Reply NuuR September 24, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Fixing that boat and the way you keep going without regret is amazing!

  • Reply conan clohessy September 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Loving this content man

  • Reply Todd Taylor September 24, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Dylan you are an inspiration, this content is amazing. Keep them coming!!!

  • Reply Anna Bramlett September 24, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    ☺🙂🙄😏🤣

  • Reply Steven Rathwell September 25, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Get one of those duck boats with the foot pedals weeeee im too lazy to sail

  • Reply Belle Bonnebranche September 25, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I would have liked more footage of Ibiza but the beautiful shots at sea make up for it….. (the shirtless shots, also) 👍🏽😎.

    Funny how earlier today, I was wondering when you were going to release a new video, I needed an inspirational travel boost and – TA DA!!! I conjured it!!😹.

  • Reply IOXAN PHENOMENON September 25, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Killer Content
    Hundred percent hysterical.
    Thanks for sharing
    Bless

  • Reply buzzkillean September 25, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Dude !

  • Reply Ma'iingankwe H September 25, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Oh hon, you have far more guts than I do. Proud of you though, all of you.

    Who knows, maybe one day right? Never say never. I’d love to see Ibeza, so yeah, one day and hopefully sooner than later.

    Sending prayers and good wishes to all of you on this magnificent journey.
    Be well, hold strong and stay smiling,
    Ma’iingankwe

  • Reply Sam Pinion September 25, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Chur bros

  • Reply Keyonna Davis September 25, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Sister in christ you have a right to fight in Jesus name with the Word of God. Shoot back at those demonic spirits with living spirit of Gods Words. Its so many outlets we have that shares Gods Word and typing in any situation for bible verses on google will bring up verses on verses that you can scream out in your prayer at every attack. God says now put on the whole armor of God so that now you will be able to stand. We have to abide in the Word and allow it to abide in us and it will begin to fight through you in the spirit to cancel spiritual 911 attacks before it attacks in the physical. I love you and Matthew 17:21 says some kinds only goes out by praying and fasting. Please start to put a fast in your pray life because its Gods law for us to be equipped to attack all kinds not just lower ranking demonic spirit but all kinds including generational curses brought on in Deuteronomy 28:13–15 by someone serving idle Gods which is devil worship because its only one God and he says we can't serve two masters. Joshua 7:1 shows that all it took was one person named Ahan to go into a convenient with witchcraft by touching cursed things from the ruins of Jericho that where witches serving idles and because of him a curse went on all of Israel. Our God is not a one trick pony for us to use only in hard times we must fight with the whole armor and the includes his living and active word that cuts through bone and marrow, spirit and flesh and the shield of faith that comes by hearing the Word of God. Sister I love you and God loves you best. Proverbs 26:2 says a curse can not come on us without a cause. He allows things to happen not to punish us but so that we that know his Word sees that something is wrong because the devil has no power. God wants us to find out whats been broken according to his law and fix it. Job admitted that the thing he feared came upon him. That tells us that Job tried to serve two masters because we only supposed to fear our God and he hasn't given us the spirit of fear. So that means job was given that demonic spirit from the enemy and instead of him rebuking it with the Law of Gods Word he went in agreement with it. So after it all happen Job knew why and admitted why only the things he feared God allowed the enemy to take. God will guide us forever it only we let him. When we became saved we become our own lawyer in front the judge and its up to us to studying His law to change the substance of our lives. Without his Word guiding his and we are only going by a few verses we learned from sunday school its like we need to upgrade our double edge sword to upgrade our faith because the enemy has definitely upgraded its attacks since the last time we read the Word. The bible said the spirit went looking for another to go in and when it couldn't find one it went back to the person it came out of and found it clean and took 7 other stronger spirits with it to move in. That tells us that the person was not abiding in Gods Word and allowing it to abide in them because the bible says if you love me you will keep my commands and THEN my Father will love you and THEN WE WILL COME AND MAKE A HOME WITH YOU. The demonic spirit found the home clean so clearly some rebuked the spirit out but because the person didn't delight in Gods Word to be in it the bible says his lasts days where worst than the first.

  • Reply larcore1 September 25, 2018 at 9:49 am

    You're actually killing it with these edits. Undertones of Wes Anderson and overtones of good vibes. Keep it up. Maybe think about introducing a little more of the other characters on the boat, their reactions to the ups and downs and their back story could really add to what you're sharing here.

  • Reply Michael Caton September 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

    People as wonderfully entertainingly cluesless about boats and life on the oceans as you guys (I love it really), should consider wearing life jackets…… Until atleast your a bit more clued up….. Especially when alcohol is consumed….. Or taking a piss when drunk on the deck….

  • Reply Erin Brazill September 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Dylan, you are amazing. Your perseverance is inspiring. I wish it were easier for you guys, but the grace you handle the struggles is helping gain perspective right now. Thank you.

  • Reply Twisting Terrain September 25, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Hope you dont get mugged in Barcelona like I did.

  • Reply Ariana Elaine September 26, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Can't wait to read your memoir

  • Reply Kiera Kiers September 26, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Loving this content. It’s amazing how you guys tackle one problem after the other.

  • Reply Callum Darch September 27, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I love every one of these videos.

  • Reply Houses Built Tiny September 27, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Lol.." I need a flat head screw driver"

    I always love your choice of music

  • Reply brian terkelsen September 27, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    great job "doing it"!

  • Reply Quinton P. Young III September 28, 2018 at 2:18 am

    SLOW D O W N !!!

  • Reply R Montena September 28, 2018 at 4:21 am

    so much respect!

  • Reply thatrabbitguy September 28, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    More vids of the night time at sea plz. I really just want to see what its like in the dark on the sea

  • Reply Kombi Life September 30, 2018 at 12:02 am

    this is already VERY entertaining 🙂

  • Reply jeanintubated September 30, 2018 at 7:13 am

    That's life at its best. Thanks for taking us with you.

  • Reply Wiz EL September 30, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    haha–caus eliving on a boat iss totally awesome right.. And Ibiza yu could alwuys drop some "x" and party hearty at that place.. You guys r great

  • Reply Polarbarts September 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Not wearing life-jackets is just plain stupidity. As a captain you are responsible also for your crew. You´re gonna blame yourself for the rest of your life if anything goes wrong. ..Believe me. I know what I´m talking about…

  • Reply Jess Hansen October 3, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Was just backpacking though Barcelona! Getting my skippers license in Thailand by the end of October, maybe we could charter a boat out this winter.

  • Reply NoL SoL October 4, 2018 at 4:05 am

    inspiring brotha

  • Reply cloud steppa October 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Cool vid and theme tune keep them coming 👍

  • Reply Rafael October 4, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Dylan how do you retain your physique? You look even more buff now

  • Reply Derek O'Hara October 5, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Loving it!

  • Reply J Shook October 5, 2018 at 2:08 am

    GUYS! I know we all subscribed to Dylan because he did a realistic van life that we all want to do and interviewed other people who were doing great things. and now that hes on a boat by himself, i know a lot of us kind of stopped watching, including me, UNTIL NOW! these videos are actually great. im very impressed Dylan, these videos are entertaining and impressive and I will now be tuning in again for every upload. love you

  • Reply waxrecordingstudiouk October 6, 2018 at 2:18 am

    This vid was EPICCCCCCCC. Love the vibes man – super inspiring. You’re beaming love dude 👍🏼

  • Reply _ JohnW October 8, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    all i heard is !!hoes!!. sorry :/

  • Reply Zinaagent009 October 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    I LOVE your videos! Where have been?

  • Reply Zinaagent009 October 11, 2018 at 4:14 am

    This is the most REAL no filter boating vlog I’ve ever seen. Bring another thousand! The two best days in a boaters life are the day they buy the boat and the day they sell the boat. You’re awesome. I LOVE your positive attitude.

  • Reply Romain Sandt October 12, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Tara's hair changed color 🙂

  • Reply Michael hunt October 13, 2018 at 12:18 am

    🤣🤣

  • Reply Yusuf Kenan GÖK October 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I've seen all the videos. I wish I could be in the nearby city, see you on the road.✌️🐢

  • Reply Robert Wells October 16, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Hoping all is well. Patiently waiting on the next episode of your journey.

  • Reply George October 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Where are you ? 🙁

  • Reply Christian Bjork October 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    god dangit… now I want a boat too…

  • Reply Ruby Q October 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    lol

  • Reply Kirk Land October 24, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Next video pls

  • Reply De Klussenier problemen October 24, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    brilliant video. brilliant life. excellent editing. go for it! 🙂

  • Reply De Klussenier problemen October 24, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    damn, you have sponsorship? kind of a corporate bummer, but i guess we all need money. how did you get sponsorship from google?

  • Reply Larry Outdoors October 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Hello ,Dylan. :}

  • Reply Jason Beagle October 28, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Where are you Dylan? Did you fall off the face of the earth?

  • Reply McGrilla Tang October 29, 2018 at 8:38 am

    good shit! oh yeah, dug the jordan and jocko sound bites too

  • Reply Jilly Bean November 8, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Where are you Dylan?

  • Reply Kirk Land November 8, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Next video pls

  • Reply Zach Wilson November 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Loving this series and your determination. Enjoy watching you power through amigo!

  • Reply Ryan Gonzales November 9, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Ok what is everybody’s previous employment? Would love to know how you’re continuous cash flow allows you to live this lifestyle

  • Reply Jace Freeman November 11, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Jeeze that brought back some memories! A tip for you, put a much longer painter on that dinghy when you’re towing it. You want it so that the painter acts as the shock absorber not the flimsy front of your dinghy. You’re dinghy will last a lot longer before it delaminates that way. If you can put a permanent cover over the topsides and not leave it tied alongside overnight it will also live a bit longer. Fair winds!

  • Reply Erik Poppe November 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    When is the next episode and I would do so much worse in your position

  • Reply lifeofbenny. November 13, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Where you at bro?? Did you sink your boat or become a pirate??

  • Reply sethers775 November 15, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    seeing a lot of much-needed character development from dylan that we desperately needed

  • Reply The Programming Show November 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    so they have some mechanical experience before taking this on? Doesnt look like it

  • Reply Orgone Iré November 17, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    you ok bro?

  • Reply Kyldrake November 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    is this still happening?

  • Reply Q Balls Adventures November 28, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Your van to sailboat inspired me to stop bitching and do somthing. I am going live aboard a sailing vessel soon what is your advise on financing a lifetime adventure I plan on dropping off east coast and sailing to Caribbean how would I stay out there and earn the money I would need to stay afloat.

  • Reply Maggie's Journey December 4, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Why are you not getting millions of views???? These are good!!!

  • Reply Cal97g December 4, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Maybe don't razz your dhingy everywhere and also go on a sailing course

  • Reply You’re Beautiful December 7, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Great editing/film making! ❤️🍿

  • Reply L. Hall December 15, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Oh my those winds in & around Mallorca… l grew up there! But l guess that is great for a sailing boat right??
    Where you all able to get close to Es Vedra? Legend states no one can… the magnetic pull l hear pulls boats away…

  • Reply O Muww2 December 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Awesome, honest & creative . This is next generation TEDtalk for new sailors. I'll venture out past the Delaware & Schuylkill rivers when my nest is empty….2021.

  • Reply pmusman December 27, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    You guys are hilarious, but what a spirit! Wishing you all the best for your journey!

  • Reply atlantisbolivia.org January 5, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Also had similar problems trying to open the vinegar bottle, ended up stabbing the top with a knife! Pouring some vinegar into the toilet and leaving it for a spell from time to time helps dissolve the crud.

  • Reply Rj Riggs January 13, 2019 at 4:39 am

    this is a riot…one chic two dudes one boat hummmmm what more you you ask for. Maybe sailing leasons, charter outtings ah to be that young again…LOL

  • Reply Itsjustmethere January 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Anyone know what app they were using for mapping?

  • Reply Jake Jaekels January 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    It’sIve been around boats since I was 10 all motor boats. About 25 years ago I got this crazy idea to buy an old 30 “ sailboat. So I’m getting a huge kick watching all you guys make the same mistakes I made 25 years ago. 25 years from now I hope you all will look back and laugh as hard as I am now doing. Fair winds and happy sailing!

  • Reply Sam Hermans January 27, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    best jump start ever

  • Reply Michael Monro February 3, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I believe the people who give a thumbs down on these videos are other Youtube sailing channels afraid of the competition.

  • Reply MJ Cubo February 6, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Dude, don't you need running lights on that dingy if you are going to use it after sunset?

  • Reply youcanspellit February 21, 2019 at 7:21 am

    probably one of the most honest sail blogs I've seen. Excellent work, worts and all.

  • Reply Scot Fenn February 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    unbelievable. I have to say.

  • Reply directorstu March 1, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Like your editing style and your unapologetic honesty. Anyone owning a yacht over 15 years old, which is most of us, has dunked an outboard or had to unblock the cooling system. When I spent three days battling to get my engine going it was frustrating but hugely rewarding and that knowledge is banked. It isn't all about gin and tonics in the cockpit. Fighting the good fight and winning, at least some of the time is good for the soul.

  • Reply Randomescu Aleatoriu March 1, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    When You ascend Valhala / Heaven , Whatever your beliefe… I Say Evolution At It's Best.

  • Reply Indrid Cold March 15, 2019 at 12:22 am

    The example of Alpha Males! Good on you…

  • Reply Indrid Cold March 15, 2019 at 12:30 am

    I’m glad rich kids are doing what I would do. Get it.

  • Reply King Peter March 20, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    did you take a pill to show Avicii that you are cool

  • Reply DeadWasabi March 24, 2019 at 2:16 am

    LMAO..yeah I was a live-aboard for over 3 years. I feel your pain! I can laugh about all the stuff now though.

  • Reply M S April 24, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Barthelona? Really dude are you Catalonian?

  • Reply CPT Dan May 3, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Great Vid! Loved the fix it portion. So true to sail life

  • Reply Phil McCracken May 6, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Awesome. I plan on buying my boat in a year b4 I'm 40. No wife or kids and job I can always get back to why not?

  • Reply Ishaan May 11, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I was watching living in a van video and suddenly this pop out ….. i think i have change my mind now

  • Reply Jason S May 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Well edited and played. Genuinely entertaining. Loved the Jordan Peterson advice in E2.

  • Reply NorCalSaint June 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Small & large engine repair… props! Subscribed.

  • Reply Max M June 12, 2019 at 7:56 am

    The constant onslaught of problem after problem reminds me of when I first started programming – It definitely teaches you to take setbacks in your stride!!

  • Reply La Bitácora de Carol July 1, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Congrats bro..hugs from Argentina and I admire you. That's why he inspired to don't surrender to suicide as he explain on other video. He and many people that I included after depression because cities matrix unsens "modern Life"on a concret jungle we CHOOSE other alternative real nature life's . Thanks and let's keep on a heart way 🙂

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