Rigging Our Sailboat (Part 2 of 3)- Sailing SV Delos Ep. 62.
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Rigging Our Sailboat (Part 2 of 3)- Sailing SV Delos Ep. 62.

August 13, 2019

Previously on Delos! We check out som local jelly fisherman. Officially check into Thailand. And weigh our options of changing the rig on Delos. We woke up with the sun to get Delos into the Royal Phucket Marina. Today was a huge day for us! We were gonna dive head first into the replacement of our standing rigging. It was something that was absolutely necessary to do before crossing the Indian Ocean. So we really don’t know what we’re doing really. But we’re gonna try and go with it. So we’re thinking the first things we could take down would be- obviously the hardest one is gonna be the forestay. So we’ll take down the foresail first- the genoa. Get that down on deck. And then we’ll run a halyard from up top replacing what the forestay would be doing. To brace it. And then we’ll have another halyard coming off of the mizzen mast. To brace it, to support that. And we’ll ease the backstays so everything kind of comes forward. And we’ll have slack to pull that off, then we’ll pull the furling motor off. And then…. It all that goes really smooth then that’ll be supported, the backstays on the mizzen will be supported then we’ll get a forestay on the mizzen coming down. And take the triatic off, a backstay on the main coming down. If we have enough lines. And that’ll be the first run! Let’s do it! Sweet!! So this is the halyard that we use for the genoa and we’ve just basically taken it off and attached it to the bow of the boat so we can use it as a temporary forestay. Electrics are done! So I’m hooking up a bridle in the stern cause we have two backstays for the mizzen but we want it to come down the center. And pull straight back on it. Tighten this down a little bit, but then we need to ease off on the backstay for the main and we also need to ease off on the backstay for the mizzen. So…. Round 1 here we go! Alright Max- so what we’re gonna do is when these things unscrew they are reverse thread. One thread is different than the other. So as you unscrew it both of these sides move out. Yup. So if we tape it here and we tape it here. And then we loosen it then we get to the dock then we tighten it and we know what the eye to eye length will be when the rig is in tune and that will help us put it back on later. So what you want to do is go around each one and just put a piece of tape just like that. Alright are you ready for tension on? Hold on to your panties Breeeyawn! Weight on! All the lines good? Lines looking good. Alright let’s do this. Do you have the give me shit line tied to you? I think so. Is that this one? Yeah just make sure this one runs free. Ok coming up! Good luck Breeyawn! Don’t shit your pants! Alright so we’ve got the backstay- the temporary backstay sorted and we’ve eased off the mizzen stays so they’re nice and loose so now we just gotta take the pins out. And Brian’s up top doing the same thing. Make sure nothing falls in the water. Time for a beer and a pickle sandwich! A pickle sandwich? Karin prepared. Nice! What do we got going on now? Oh I’m just getting the furler motor off I’ve got all the pins out. I’ve got the bolts out that hold the foil into the furler motor and I’ve popped this pin out. Down here, so I can pull it back and then that should pop up. Which should allow us to loosen the turnbuckle. Alright, well we got the mizzen off that was pretty easy so now it’s time for the tricky. So we’ve gotta figure out a way to get the furler down. Which I’ve actually never done before. Soooo…. We’ll see how that goes. Nice and slow! Ok. Take em out slack! Ok! Weights on. You guys are looking good! Oh man it’s so f**cking hot! I have a pretty intense headache going on. We need to drink more water bro. Yeah. So what’s coming down now Brady? Ummmm. The triatic will be coming down soon. Right now Brian is just unattaching the pin for the forestay. Yeah, you don’t want to hear that! Oh yeah he’s taking out the…. or loosening up the forestay so we can get the foil out of the furler motor. And then once we get that we’ll lay the forestay all the way out on the dock. Alright bro tensions on the bucket. Then on the way back down we’ll take down the intermediates. How are you feeling man? Yeah alright. Yeah it’s f**cking hot. I gotta pretty good headache. That’s a good sign of mild headstroke or some shit. I’m just watching Brian up there f**cking hammering away at the mast. As the forestay’s slacked and the backstay’s slacked. We’re in good shape though we’re being extra safe. We’re got everything sorted. I can still be safe I just drank a couple liters of water. I’m in the shade, I’ve got a bit of breeze. Ok ready? Oh Frida can you maybe film? So we’ve got the forestay off now. Ok wait. Ok hold. How much line do you have left? A couple meters. How’s it going guys? Oh man. All good! Good. We’ve gotten 5 out of the 7 stays we were gonna get off today. Awesome! Hot day though isn’t it? Yeah. We’re all dehydrated I think. We’re trying to drink liters and liters of water but it’s hard to keep up. The boat’s just destroyed with shit laying everywhere. All of our stays are laying down the dock. Welcome to the Royal Phucket Marina! So Max you think one week is enough for this? I think so. Do get everything down and up. Yup. Well maybe 9 days! It’s gonna be tricky to get it all back. But I think we can handle it. Yeah. What are you doing Karin? Herregud!! I’m sweating my balls off here. It’s so hot isn’t it? Imagine Brian he’s been up there for like half of the day, most of the day. He refuses to come down. Ha Ha He He! NO! I’m gonna stay up here! F**cking insane man. Ummm. How are you doing up there Bri? I’m tired! Yeah! My manskraft is not enough! Multipurpose penetrant lubricant. That’s the stuff. That’s the stuff dreams are made of! Ok ready? All good. Ready Max? Yup. Coming down! Is um Brian coming down soon? I think he’s gonna stay up there tonight and continue to work through the night. Yep. Yup. No he’ll probably be coming down in like 45 minutes or so. We tried to get him down but he doesn’t want to come down. We just have to pass him up beers in that bucket. Yeah I think we have like 10 in the fridge. Beers and coconut oil! He He He. Just dripping it all over the f**cking deck. Gross! Hey shut up up there we’re trying to sleep! He he He. Yea it would be one of those he went up and he never came back down again. Like his lunch, his brekkie everything is sent up. That’s good. Yup that’s good. So it is what you thought it would be, like with the rigging? Did you think that this is what it would be like? Getting everything down or has it been harder? No I think it’s actually…. When we first thought about it we have no f**cking idea what it was like or how hard it was we just imagined it was some crazy rocket science but it’s pretty straight forward and mechanical and just some real strong wires holding up a mast. Ohhh. shit… We got 7 stays down today! Out of? Out of oh f**ck I don’t know. Alot. 18. Not yet are you ready Bri? Yup. Coming down. 18. So we have 11 left. Yep. And he’s coming down! Ohhh yeah!!! Oh yeah!!! Let me down more! Ok. How those balls feel bro. F**ck! Karin will do a Swedish massage tonight for you I’m sure. Du! So how do you feel Brian? You’ve been up there all day. I’m f**cking exhausted. I just wanna drink a big glass of water, lay down, and have a beer. Right after the water. Yeah. Well you did really good. Like you did the most you could for one day huh? Well the mast didn’t fall over so that’s good. That’s awesome. I was pretty sure it wouldn’t. We got everything done that we thought we were gonna get done. Or actually we didn’t think we’d get done. Yeah we got more done than we thought. We got the forestay off which is awesome. I was really worried that would be really hard. And we got the backstay off the main. We got the triatic stay off the top, we got the backstays off for the mizzen. And we even got the intermediate shrouds port and starboard off for the main. So it was like… 1,2,3,4…. 7. Yeah 7! 7 we got off today. I think we were worried about…. Yeah, just getting the forestay off. Yeah. Now we gotta figure out how to get this out of here ’cause it has one of these on both ends. And this hole is too small. And there’s bearings inside this that allow it to spin. So I’m not really quite sure about that. There’s rivets here. And neither end is mechanical is it? No. So the two options are you cut it and take it out and then when we put the new one in that end will be a mechanical swage fitting instead of pressed. Or we figure out how to take this apart which it probably would be good to service all the bearings anyway. Imagine getting this thing apart? How does it even come apart? There’s not even any screws in it. I think there are parts that slide out of each other. Hmmm Hmm Hmm. You’re always saying that! They slide in and out of each other smoothly. It’s beautiful! Or if that cap is off will it fit through then? I can’t imagine the bearings are that big. They should be the same size as the wire. There’s quite alot of gap in there. So after about 30 seconds of looking at things trying to get this thing apart we decided to just try and pull it. And it seems to just come right out!!! Compared to other forestays that we’ve heard about it’s all a big bearing system with the swage on the other end which is this guy that really crimps onto the wire won’t fit through the bearings. But I don’t know either if there’s not any bearings in here if there needs to be or if the swage just fits through because that’s the way they designed it. But either way we can just pull it out and not have to take this shit apart. Beautiful! Beautiful! It’s just a really greased stay. That’s all it is. It’s fantastic. A greasy stay! So the new one we just gotta grease the shit out of and and stick her in!!!! Pkkkkk! The next day David from Rolly Tasker came by to grab our old standing rigging. We were real keen to see the process so we set out on a little Delos field trip to the rigging shop. So we found the car? It’s a Caroll! Oh that’s a nice car! F**ck look at that thing! It’s like a sauna. You’re sweating from the inside out. We all have sweat mustaches. And the breasts it’s just like sweaty boobs! So we’re here at Rolly Tasker in Phucket and we’re gonna go downstairs to see David about sorting out our rigging. So they came and picked up 7 of our stays at like 12:00 today and it’s maybe 2:00 now and they’ve already gotten 3 of them done. We got both mizzen stays and the main backstay brand new. and shiny. Yeah it’s 20 past 2:00. That’s like fricking 2 hours. Yeah. So it’s cool. We’re gonna see how they do it, how they press all the swages on and the whole process. What’s your thoughts Karin? It’s really cool to see how they’re made, how everything is just in this warehouse kind of feeling. It’s very exciting! This wire before swaging you push it to this… through here. And you keep one diameter length where you don’t swage. Why? Why is that? Because when you swage the wire’s expanding a little bit at the end. So its make like ahhhh. A wider diameter. There is more chance to slip if you swage form the beginning. Because it’s like a bulb at the bottom. Yes. But if you don’t swage here. So the wire just… a little bit and you can see also so this is the rest. This was here before so we’ve cut in half. You can see how thick it’s going. Yeah wow. The strand of the wire inside the swage. That’s why uhhh sometimes people ask me for inspection on boats so we go we look but you cannot see where it’s… the failure will happen most of the time because 90% it breaks inside the swage. This is some strands which break. This is one wire which we get. We receive and when we check for measurements we got like this and CRACK it breaks by hand. We have to finish to cut those 3. So it doesn’t really rust down here it rusts in the first kind of. It’s maybe not rust huh. It just uhhh metal fatigues. So a check on standing rigging doesn’t mean nothing. Just for insurance. You say it looks but with that I cannot guarantee that uh ha ha. It looks good ok. But looks good doesn’t make doesn’t means too much. You wanna tell us what we’re doing bro? This is the mizzen forward lower the one with the strand that we noticed was broken. And we’re going to… It looks like there’s actually two strands broken. Yeah. I don’t know if you can see that. Good. Yup. So there was one that we noticed when we were checking everything with the pick and one broke off. And it looks like when we cut it now, cut the wire, there was another one here so we’re gonna cut the whole thing open and see what’s going on inside. Should be cool! The swage is almost split all the way in half. And we’ll see what’s on the inside! Cool man! Give us a big smile! You look like an American now! Hmmm some rust is deep huh? This is the top. That is? So the rust is all the way down. Yup. This is the top because you see the broken strand just here. Yup. Yeah Yeah. I’m surprised to see rust so down. Yup. Probably because of those damn shroud covers. This broken strand wasn’t the scariest part though. This cracked pin came out of our forestay which could have brought down the entire mast. How in the hell did the rig inspector miss this little gem? Check your own rig guys, and check it really good. The industry kicks around a lifespan of 10 years for a typical rig. For bluewater cruising insurance most companies will make a fuss if your rig is any older. Ours was the original for Delos and 15 years old. So whattya doing? I am measuring. To the bottom of this. This here. Okay. And then… Wo go like this right? Yup. To see where the bottom of it is. Yup. Right? So why? Why 12? Cause when we press this together… Cause the diameter of the stay is 12 mill. Yup. So when we press this together the bottom of it will billow out and there’s now way it can come out. Yup. You got it. Now we are ready for swaging. Okay! Let’s do this! You have a choice to put it. To put the marks here. Or here, or right actually here would be good. Okay. So you have to open it a little bit more. It’s the one on the left right? Just try you will see. So after- you go slowly. You go with the left i think. You have one hand here I think and one hand here. Keep it straight. Okay. And you go very very slowly to the place where you marked to start swaging. So right…. Yup, right there. Okay. Till it grabs it. Push a little bit. Okay I think. So come back. Is that good? A little bit. No no no. Yes Yes! Yeah. So you just go until the bottom of it is all the way squished? Yes, squish all the way. That’s cool! All the way through? Yep all the way. It’s hot! Yeah it’s hot. You see how long. Longer than before. Ohhh cause it got squished from the end. And your start was close to the mark. Do you approve? I approve. Did I pass the test? I am now a riggers! So now walk that eye all the way down and put it on top of the other one. Oh so we just measure the old one and then just exactly replicate that. Okayyyy! Good? Yup. Do you approve? Approve! So the electric wire cutter is broken, not working. No we have but it’s easier with this. And more precise. Okay. So we’re doing old school manual. Manskraft! Manskraft! Now I just go fast? It’s okay. I can let go? Hands off. Okay!! Which stay is this so we know? Ummm. Which one is this? If this one breaks we’ll know it’s the one that I did…. Intermediate… Oh that’s a good one! Okay. Okay finished! Finished. So I push the other one? Then after you release it. Oh easy- Brady could even do one probably. Cool. 100,000 USD you said for this machine? Wow! German machine! German machine 100,000. Normally it lasts for years. How old is this one? This one is 12 years so. Okay, look at that! My first swage. It’s warm, still warm from the machine. Cool! Up next! We continue hammering away on our projects, we take our old standing rigging to the recycler, and get asked to leave the marina. Probably for making too big of a mess. Come on don’t be such a wiener! Uh uh uh… Ha Ha he he. Seriously? I saw the thai lady that works here doing this in like 20 seconds. She must have big guns…. Uhhh Uhhh. Fuck. It’s really fucking hard. He’s gonna have to go change his panties after this. yeah Yeah.


  • Reply jason fraser December 28, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    always good content.
    cant we the fans get another video? (new years bonus hehehe)
    are we about 6 to 8 months behind your current location?

  • Reply mark duncan December 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hmmm!! All of those bathing beauties!!!!

  • Reply mark duncan December 29, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Thats interesting!! Sweating your 'Balls Off'!!!!

  • Reply sledboy sledder sleddy December 29, 2015 at 1:37 am

    josje , the cable manager like u , I can tell

  • Reply sledboy sledder sleddy December 29, 2015 at 1:42 am

    your a good match with him ? he's go a good job obviously

  • Reply tudomerda December 29, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Brian, I'm curious, what was your favourite beer in South Africa ?, and please don't say it was castle ! :-))

    Thanks for the video of the actual swageing process and the disassembly of old swages to show internal corrosion.

    I wonder, if the base of the buckle and cable is sealed with marine silicone, would that help prevent the onset of corrosion by preventing salt water from pooling in crevices of the buckle/cable ?. But it must be Marine Silicone and if the silicone has a vinegary odour it isn't proper marine silicone sealant, some cheap brands of Marine Silicone have a vinegary odour, indicative of inferior quality.

  • Reply Marooned December 29, 2015 at 5:16 am

    happy new year guys in advance

  • Reply justfly2525 December 29, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Awesome…. Thanks for the little drawings of how the rigging goes together! Great job as always…

  • Reply Anjin- San December 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Where is part 3 of 3?

  • Reply mikeberg December 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    sweating my balls of

  • Reply Gutto December 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    A necessary stop for maintenance. Go Delos!

  • Reply hamsandwich77 December 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Why didn't you take the mast down to get this job done? Seems way more difficult leaving it up.

  • Reply outttkast December 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Hey Guys I still loviN Ya'll

  • Reply Jason Kaine December 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Phenomenal work ! And nice sweaty bewbz! +1 +1 (y)

  • Reply JulesJuliette December 29, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Amazing video, as always ! You guys make me sail all around the world while I am studying for exams … thank you 🙂
    Also, the rig man, David, has to be French !

  • Reply Teresa and Ben Carey December 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Cool stuff you guys — very detailed! 😉

  • Reply Jerry Harlan December 30, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Wow, what a job

  • Reply Matt Hood December 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    You all are truly an inspiration! I've always wanted to retire, buy a sailboat, and travel the coastlines. Thanks for sharing your experience, it has been an honor to watch and gain a better understanding of what my future holds. Everyone on Delos past and present are all awesome in my opinion, but Brian, i'm sure you must get this all the time,… You are exceptionally amazing to watch, listen too,  and learn from. Thank you for keeping my dream alive! Happy sailing, I can't wait for episode 63!

  • Reply Robert Orzech December 31, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Wow I can't believe that guy used that grinder without eye protection . Great video , Loved every minute of it. Can't wait for part 3.

  • Reply Empty Nest Sailing December 31, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Awesome work guys!

  • Reply B.J. Martin December 31, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Damn, that's hard work. You guys need a beer, lol. Added more to the beer fund.

  • Reply Marke Hooker December 31, 2015 at 9:49 am

    It's a shame they made you leave the marina. I am looking forward to part 3! Guess I should send you guys some beer money!!!

  • Reply Romeo Whiskey December 31, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Funny that your LAST comment was "We get asked to leave the marina!".
    Before your comment…I was wondering how the marina felt about you 'working' IN the marina…and NOT up on the hard.

    Glad to see that you got the rigging sorted out.

  • Reply American McGee January 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Great video. Love the technical details. Happy New Year from Shanghai!

  • Reply Kestrel Feather January 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Good work you guys and gals, you're a good team, you should be proud. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us! Safe sailing!

  • Reply Down In The Islands January 2, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I just replaced all my standing rigging. Its was nice to see how they press the swage fittings.

  • Reply escope1959 January 2, 2016 at 2:27 am

    The captain went up the mast. WTF?    That was really cool to see how the rigging is put together. Thanks guys for another great episode…

  • Reply brians48now January 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Very cool video guys. It's going better than I thought it would but sounds like the next episode will be interesting. Stay safe and good luck.

  • Reply pete49327 January 3, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Having watched all the 60+ videos more than once, I thought I would find these rig replacement videos boring, but not the case at all. I guess I am hooked now and vicariously feel like part of the crew. Very interesting can not deny. Thumbs up, way up, thank you.

  • Reply Christina Dean January 3, 2016 at 1:57 am

    So we've watched all your vids so far. Super Diggin it Y'all! We just bought a Dutch built Contest 31. It's our second cruising boat. Maybe by the time we get her all fit out for voyaging we'll catch up with you guys somewhere 🙂 Peace

  • Reply Jeff Hornback January 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year to the entire crew of Delos!
    Love your videos & all of your adventures!!!

  • Reply Hocbao January 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Great video! I like all your videos. But, I especially enjoyed the technical nature of this one. If it doesn't bore your subscribers too much I'd like to see more technical information about cruising – how do you navigate; how do you monitor the weather; how do you trim the sails, etc. I have always been impressed with Brian's ability to manage the technical elements of cruising. Please share more. Thanks!

  • Reply rayneberry January 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    +ChangeTip, send a Jackalope!

  • Reply Chris Knapp January 5, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I've watched most of your videos at this point and I never realized how much of a gap there was between filming and posting video here on You tube.  Keep up the good work!

  • Reply DAM FLA January 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    17:30 He probably doesn't know it, but Brady has learned the perfect sitting position for so many things in Thailand. Squatting over your ankles is good for eating, hanging out with friends, waiting for a bus, and of course…. well if you have ever seen a Thai toilet, the feet are involved. 😉

  • Reply Rumusic January 6, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Where is part 3 guys? Happy New Year too..

  • Reply Billy Boy January 6, 2016 at 2:40 am

    You ladies and gents never cease to amaze me with your dedication and imagination. Long may it continue!

  • Reply acemannw January 6, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Did you guys leave on a polorizing filter? Seems kind of dark.

  • Reply David Nordstrom January 7, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Kinda worried bout u guys. Not getting as many vids in the time frame that u usually put them out. ??? Hope all is well!

  • Reply Dave Edward January 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    you guy rock

  • Reply Andrew Jones January 9, 2016 at 4:38 am

    You guys are freakin brilliant! I would sail with you to the ends of the earth:))

  • Reply luvkante January 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Fantastic video guys! Learned so much for my own AMEL.


  • Reply drx1 xym January 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    nice to see the 'other' side of sailing … yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

  • Reply Three Random Words January 10, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Did the Rolly Tasker guy say what kind of metal that pinching machine is made of? Tungsten maybe?

  • Reply PorkchopSailor January 14, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Great vid, how cool is it that you got to make part of your rig!!

  • Reply Caleman4639 January 14, 2016 at 7:09 am

    you guys are amazing and can do everything. I admire your positive attitudes but is there ever despair off camera? thank you for sharing your adventures.

  • Reply Bill Kinney January 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Hey guys, great videos! You get better at production all the time. You made only one mistake that I saw in your re-rig. That was to use the undersized pins in the main shrouds at the chainplate! Having a 14mm pin in a 16mm hole will lead to SERIOUS distortion of the hole in the rigging fork with time and cyclical loading. The reason is that when the pin is smaller than the hole, it leads to a point load where as if it is correctly sized, the load is spread around the circumference of the hole and pin. You need to go back and fix this! Maybe drill out the hole like you did on the mizzen chainplates?

  • Reply Viviane Bernardin January 18, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Please be aware, there is a case of a person being killed after falling form the top of the mast when ascending using an electric winch where the button stuck and broke the line. Best use the manuals.

  • Reply TheSailingChannel.TV January 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Let us know why you decided to go with swages rather than mechanical fittings: Noresman or Sta-Lok? Was it just the extra cost? Many long range cruisers prefer mechanicals for their strength, reuse, and ability to DYI with spare wire you can carry aboard with you.

    Regarding going up mast, you used the spinnaker halyard through a block on the spinnaker boom. For safety, we've been advised to always use a halyard that goes over the top of a mast sheave in the mast head box as your primary hoisting halyard. If you have a spare sheave, it would be a good practice to install a spare halyard as a dedicated hoist when all others are in use. Also serves as an emergency stay for the mast.

    Thanks for sharing these detailed maintenance videos. Yes, cruising is fun and sun, but it's also hard work that requires a keen eye to maintenance and safety. Thanks for setting a good example.

  • Reply dwood1975 February 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    3:35 YIKES! fraying on your mizen backstay bridle!!!! 8-P

  • Reply william tell February 25, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I really enjoyed watching this process. So 18 cables 10k dollars. So it's like about 5500 per cable. This is all very inportatnt stuff for anyone thinking of getting a big boat like yours. Thank you for this valuable video !! Cheers

  • Reply Michael Good March 26, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Again, always amazed at how nobody shows snippiness to each other in these confines. I realize most of it is editing but, really, never see anyone get short with another.

  • Reply Michael McNair May 12, 2016 at 2:18 am

    There is so much crap on "TV" these days. I love watching you all. Good luck. Happy sailing!

  • Reply The Quizzle May 14, 2016 at 12:34 am

    No safety glasses in thailand?? Guess OSHA dose not have jurisdiction there lol!!

  • Reply Mikey Musterhead May 14, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Hey brian , what was the verdict with the a/c motor?? it would have been nice to see the follow thur on it. You guys are great!! We love the mood and flow of everyone on board DELOS. You guys are the best. sweet winds &sailing.

  • Reply Whiskey Catalina May 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm


  • Reply Rhampaul Tv May 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I loved to sailing liked you guys…..

  • Reply Michael Kerr June 18, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Brian, how much do you think you saved doing the rig replacement in Thailand compared to if you had it done in the states? Just curious.

  • Reply David Hawkins July 30, 2016 at 4:32 am

    awsome vids 🙂

  • Reply joost de graaf August 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    David, do you have my rig? It really tied the boat together

  • Reply joe z August 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    It amazes me how absolutely reliant you are on electrics. I realize it allows you to sail a bigger boat, but we lived on a Columbia 26 MKII for 15 years and I chose the boat because for my wife it wouldn't be an overwhelming challenge. We had the room of a 30' boat in a 26' package. And whether it was sails or anchor, she could muscle things through. Don't get me wrong. I'm not being critical. And I'm not anti-technology by any means.

  • Reply Colin Cren September 5, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    So impressed you guys are so game to try these things on your own.

  • Reply F S October 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    So you started this whole trip without making sure your standing gear is current?…..silly man…

  • Reply john gardiner October 8, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Pro job guys on all fronts

  • Reply Joseph Magi October 11, 2016 at 1:58 am

    #Impressed w the mechanical work

  • Reply lowell mccormick October 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Brian, why didn't you fix that guy's electric saw?  ;^)

  • Reply grey bush November 24, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Can't believe that guy was running a cut off wheel without a face shield.

  • Reply Mike Skor December 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This process of changing the rigging seems amazingly complicated. Kudos for attempting it. I like how the crew are all pitching in. Thanks for the pics showing what each piece of rigging is.

  • Reply Jack Cade December 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Yeah, Brian is a bad ass.
    "Well the mast didn't fall over. I was pretty sure it wouldn't."

  • Reply Myles Nicholas February 3, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I used to replace all the rubber hoses on my engine every year as the rubber perishes in the heat, belts too.

  • Reply Myles Nicholas February 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Time to buy hardhats

  • Reply Dan Cady February 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Fascinating, educational, wonderful work!

  • Reply Dario Fabijančić February 5, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    This was super interesting, feel free to film all the repair stuff in the future 😀

  • Reply MinnieMay9 March 13, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I'm curious as to what all went on that sandwich! Details please.

  • Reply Safet Hamzagic April 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    wtf delos cant stop watching you guys….im gonna have to buy yiu guys beer no two ways about it

  • Reply Patric April 26, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I love these technical videos. Im watching all the series from the start but the technical bits are amazing!

  • Reply FlyersNation98 May 16, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Oh boy, that David is so French…..:D Unmissiable awful Frenchy accent 😀 🙂

  • Reply Micah Melnyk May 23, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Love learning with you guys, thanks!

  • Reply Teddy KGB June 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I think I enjoy the "fixing stuff" episodes more than the "seeing stuff" episodes. Great work guys!

  • Reply Kay Shipton June 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Wow! That looks complicated. Don't really understand it all, especially the measuring. How did you manage to differentiate between them all?

  • Reply Stryke August 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Is David french? 😀

  • Reply Free Man August 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    The cable is under compression and has no movement and once it protrudes from the sheath there is less pressure and the deflection of the cable starts at the end of the sheath. its essentially flexing at that point.

  • Reply Aaron R August 10, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Drinking too much water in order to avoid dehydration may not be the best idea due to hyponatremia.

  • Reply DB Jamaica August 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you.  Fascinating and informative!

  • Reply Lauren Kelly August 20, 2017 at 2:04 am

    It's so amazing and blows my mind how you guys are so capable of doing so much of this on you own. Brian, you're a master!!! Brady too. Such capable people – so inspiring!

  • Reply Jimmie USAF-POL October 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

    All these videos are so addicting to watch…and after watching enough of them, the Delos family feels like family to me, even though they have no idea who I even am. Such a good job on all the videoing and editing…it feels like being there without the smells, heat, problems to solve and hot sweaty work…but watching the process is very entertaining. I feel your pain with the heat…after many trips being deployed to the Middle East, working 12-14 hr days…you just do what you've got to do, to get done what you've got to get done…and hydrate somewhere in there as much as possible.

  • Reply woolitejones November 10, 2017 at 3:44 am

    BABS IS SOOOOOOOO FLIPPIN HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Nathan Devaux January 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Brian love the videos i have been a long time follower. I just wanted to bring to your attention strictly for your safety that rope that goes onto your harness needs to go through the belt and the webbing between your legs. That small piece of webbing that connects the 2 is only to keep them together not to hold weight. see this image. Keep up the great videos and please be careful. (message from a long time recreational climber and Cell Tower Tech/climber) https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTq1gCmb1JJt81kFi_fWmkxzRuBAJdrw7ok3yQGyNhuLt51bjAH

  • Reply BajaNate March 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Awesome vid.

  • Reply Steve Mazz April 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Time for Hard Hats or Climbing Helmets with someone working over head like this….

  • Reply Samuel Connolly April 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Shit, Brian is a trooper! I would buy him a drink if I wasn’t 16 lol

  • Reply James Dillon May 6, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Great job guys and girls!! Very interesting to see hands on and behind the scenes. Just great information and experience for future projects. Stay cool, happy safe and well and keep us entertained! Great job! Oh and Bryan, you are a friggin McGyver machine! Good on ya! Jamie

  • Reply Fowler Flap October 30, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Extremely impressed!

  • Reply Nalle December 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Uhh, guys helmets on for God´s sake. If Brian loses a wrench or a shackle you don't want to stay under…

  • Reply david morrison January 26, 2019 at 6:22 am

    You guys and girls have made get off my arse and stop working my life away. And do what I want to do and travel Australia 🇦🇺 by 4×4/

  • Reply Mike Sandberg February 2, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Rewatching this series. I admire your spirit. The heat there is quite a lot to bear. We were there a few years ago. Walked right down the same dock. You guys make me smile every video. Thanks.

  • Reply Giuseppe Maffei February 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Great explanation guys. I am approaching now the fantastic sailing World and I am curious to know how you understand when you need to retire a line and which lines are most recommended in terms of lifespan. After living in Vancouver BC I am now living in Italy. I did a quick research by myself and it seems that this guys are well known in the sailing industry for outstanding sailing lines http://www.gottifredimaffioli.com/cime_nautica.php do you know them. Any feedback or any other suggestion? Thanks a lot for your time 🙂

  • Reply James Van Riper April 19, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Frida and Max getting a lot of work in, rather than a sailing adventure so far.

  • Reply Mike Hagen June 26, 2019 at 2:23 am

    That was a really cool episode! Screw BI/SQL/.Net programming, I need a new job!

  • Reply Anita Hardesty June 28, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Oh God. I'm freaking out with Brian up so high! You guys need electrolyte water and you need to get in the water. Oh wait these are older videos lol

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