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    ⛵️Sailboat EXTREME makeover!! [after 22 years on the hard] (Part 3) #102

    October 14, 2019


    So, this week we are gonna show you how
    we transformed an abandoned boat into this. Yeah, but we’ve been working on that for
    like 3 months already. So it was too much footage to put into one episode. So if you’re new here you can click on this link somewhere and you can check episode number one, when we wash this boat that was abandoned for 22 years, and brought the boat back to life and then we start painting. It’s a long process. But this is
    where we finish the transformation. This week we paint the deck and we apply
    the varnishing in on the boat. Better than to saying is just showing, right? Yeah. So, let’s get started. 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 expect: 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 to finish the house. New episode every Monday! After a week of rain check this out. Perfect day for painting. So we are getting ready to start painting the hull with the final color. I mean… The final 5 coats of orange . And really soon we’re gonna be able to apply varnishing tomorrow. Hopefully. But let’s check it out. You guys must be confused. Yeah. Didn’t we paint already the boat two weeks ago? Yeah, we did it. Why are we painting it again then? There are some spots that were not that good, as we commented on the other video. Yeah, we saw that some of the fairing compound should be sanded a little bit more. If we sanded more the fairing compound it would look a lot better. And as we still had some paint left we decided that it’s the right thing to do. I mean… the boat doesn’t need to be perfect. But as we have the paint already and we have people working on the boat for 3 months and they are willing to sand it again. Why not? Just hang on, drink… get some coffee. It’s taking a long time but it’s gonna be worth, because the result is just amazing. It’s the reality. Yeah, that’s the truth, sometimes it might be boring to watch the whole thing, but that’s the reality. It takes long. In order to get a good result
    you need to get a lot of hours of work, right? Yeah. Yeah, but less talking. Let’s get to
    the work. So? Let’s get started. They’re just cleaning. Taking off all the dust
    and getting ready for the next five coats of orange. So? How it’s looking? It’s good. Yeah, this is coat number 3. And it’s already looking really really good. Number 3 of today, right? Today is number 3. Total number 8. But today is number 3 and it’s promising. Look at this. It’s looking really really good. And hopefully with another 2 coats we are gonna be able to… not be painted orange. We’re hoping that in another 2 coats it’s gonna be all flush, like all the same orange color with any like… It’s already looking good. You can see a little bit the fairing compound. I’m not going there because I’m not wearing adequate clothes. Correct clothes. Yeah, on this coat you can see a little
    bit of fairing compound but not much. Hopefully with 2 more it’s gonna be
    a 100% covered the fairing compound. If not we need to give a few other ones
    tomorrow. But hopefully we don’t need it. And tomorrow we can finally finally apply
    the varnishing. I can’t wait to see this done with varnishing and like we don’t need to touch this side of the boat again. And we can start on the top, on the deck. I can’t wait to see the painting finished and to start working with on other things that we need to do. Actually I’m excited to see all the
    hatches back in place, and back on the uncovered area, so we can work inside… It’s gonna be another life. But… Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. And if it takes long it takes longe and you need to do it. You need to do it right and you do
    it once. And it seems that this week is gonna be a promising week, it’s gonna be sunny. Supposedly, today is Monday and supposedly we’ll have sun until Saturday. That’s gonna be a great week. Fingers crossed. Time for a small pause. It’s too smoky in here. But it’s looking good. As you can tell the sun is back. It’s really really strong. The color is great. I think that’s the last orange painting day. And tomorrow or the day after we’re gonna apply the varnishing. Hopefully. If not we’ll apply another layer of orange, but… It’s looking good. So far so… so far so good. So? Did you like it? Yeah, it’s way better now. Yeah, all the orange is… I’m pretty sure it’s done. We need to wait into tomorrow to
    see if we find any imperfection, but I’m pretty sure… yeah. It’s perfect. I’m think now that’s it, right? Yeah, it’s too much. This was already 4 coats of orange and an extra 6 coats. So that’s like 10 coats of orange. Some of them went out when they sand it. No, it’s 5 coats of orange plus 6.
    But after the fifth we sanded it. So, let’s consider it 10, 4 plus 6. 10 is
    enough, right? Yeah, 10 is enough. We painted more coats than usual because this is a thin paint, so we applied more layer than usual. So, it’s like a lot of really really thin
    layers and we need to cover all the fairing compound and now it’s great. And now we need to wait until tomorrow, light sand and then… Varnishing. I’m really really really curious to see after the varnishing because they say it’s gonna pop up the color ever more. And I’m also curious to see the deck painted. And they will start to paint the deck this week. And about the bottom paint? The bottom paint is just in the future because the bottom paint, as it’s a antifouling paint it cannot stay outside of the water for too long. So we’re gonna do that right before we go
    to the water. And we are curious to check it out without the plastic. Because we cannot see… I want to see the… Toe rail. The toe rail on white, that’s gonna be great. But, less talking more action. We see you guys tomorrow. We see you tomorrow. It’s pretty good. Happy, excited. It’s funny how you get excited with something and then you get curious to something else. Next step is to see this in varnishing and this in white. So now we’re just making some tests to see which grit of paper, sandpaper we need to use to sand this polyurethane paint. 400 grit So, the most scary moment of the
    buildings so far. Yeah, but it’s looking really good. It’s the first time we see the toe rail. Because right now they’re gonna apply the varnishing. But the tape has been there for like 10 coats. So, it’s too thick to take the tape off, so we need to exchange the tape. Why we didn’t do this before? We didn’t take this off before? Because they were sanding it. And than it’s easier to take because if you sand the the edge is easier to take the tape off. No, why we didn’t do this while the paint was wet? Because we were gonna give a second coat and then we need to exchange the tape too many times. And it’s a risk of falling dust on the paint. Because there is too much dust (*dry paint) on the plastic so… It was a decision but it’s working. It’s a little bit harder but it’s working. That’s pretty good. It’s looking beautiful. Look at that: the toe rail. Old tape out… New tape in… Time for the polyurethane varnish That’s gonna be a surprise now. We cannot see it. No, I’m just joking. Yeah, that’s just because there’s wind and
    the dust comes with the wind. So now we close up and it’s time for some
    varnishing. Let’s check it out. That it. They’re just painting this sixth coat… yeah, 6 coats of varnishing, it’s almost done. It’s really dust inside… not dust, like a lot of
    varnish in the air. So, we’re gonna wait until it dries to show you the result. That’s looking pretty. It’s gonna be really really cool. While I film she answers messages. See? That’s how we answer all the messages. 100% of the messages we receive, is because someone is working. Updated now. For now, this minute. We see you guys tomorrow. We see you tomorrow. Getting ready? Yeah. They’re almost almost
    ready to start painting the deck. They’re gonna start by the top of the
    deck. We are gonna do it in two days at least. Because it’s hard to paint different coats (4 coats) without stepping on in between coats. So, basically today we are gonna do this part and at the top and the next day, that means tomorrow, we’re gonna
    do this part it. It will make sense later, right? Yeah. She is excited. Let’s check it out. First: epoxy primer to fix a few primer spots… and now Polyurethane Color: white ice Babe. What is going on? We’re just taking the plastic off. Because we apply varnishing yesterday and the diluente is still evaporating. So, we
    needed to cover it today to paint the deck. But now that we are done with this part of the deck until tomorrow we’re gonna open up and let it breathe, let it lose the diluente. I don’t know if it makes sense, but basically it needs to lose diluente. It looks amazing. Let’s check it from far away. That’s so cool! Isn’t that cool? Now we can see the boat without the
    green tapes. It’s so so cool, yeah. I mean, it’s not white yet. He likes the green. She doesn’t want but I really want to have a green stripe on the bottom and on the top, as the tape. Strip. Yes, strip not stripe, it’s all the same. It would look so cool the contrast in
    between the orange and the… And it look like a carrot, that’s pretty cool. We can call it carrot. But we can wrap for today because the travel lift is coming and the travel lift is loud. No, they’re not getting us. They are picking up the boat next to us. So, we see you guys tomorrow. Today is probably the last day of
    painting the deck. I hope so. Things are going well. I mean… we just need to do the the… how you call it? The… The awl grip. It’s called… No-slippery? No-skit. No skid. Non-skid, yeah. So today we’re gonna finish the deck and then we just need to do the non-skid. But that’s another story. It’s like one step on each time. It’s baby steps. Let’s check
    out how it’s going. You can stay here, because she has no
    mask. I have… And my eye is bad. I think the dust is leaving my eye in a bad condition. Let’s give her a break. She can stay outside and I will go inside. I’m gonna be here. Ready for the surprise? Yeah, it’s about time for me to check the transom. Transom, now you know the name, yeah. She didn’t see yet. It’s just… it’s gonna be… I wanted to show it to her once it’s just ready. Without the plastics around. So let’s see her reaction to the transom. I’m not good at that. It looks beautiful actually. I mean the whole boat is beautiful. She’s even more beautiful. Oh! It’s different. So? So, what do you think? I think gonna be good when the wood is on the top. And the name is gonna be here. Yeah. Yeah, but did you like it? Yeah. I thnik it’s awesome. If you see it from the back, from the stern, it seems like a different boat. There comes the noise. See you. We’ve been waiting for a while until this
    noise stops. But basically I think that with the white transom the boat seems bigger on the stern, like… This is just open up the hull. Check it out. This angle is pretty good. We would love to show the result of the
    white deck but… Unfortunately, it’s still drying. I can see it… she cannot see much
    because she’s really… I guess from there I can see it. But that is how it looks so far. But we cannot go on the top, because it’s hard to put a ladder without risking to take the paint off. We are gonna wait a few more days just to guarantee. It’s already looking like
    another boat. But still, this is not finished yet. So? What is next? We need to apply the non-skid on
    the deck. Yeah, but the bad news is… it’s not gonna be this week. It’s gonna rain again. Here is like this, it’s like one week good, one week of rain, one good week one… But the good news is that the good week was really good. And we… they work at painting the boat from Monday to Friday. Yeah, and it was a lot of painting. I mean like… we’ve got a lot a lot done. And that’s great. But now we need to wait for another week until we can start painting again. The boat, the
    exterior and interior, because we need to paint the diesel tank but it’s gonna be raining. So we are not gonna do this now. Yeah, the diesel tank someone asked us:
    why are we gonna paint the diesel tank? It might not be clear on last week’s episode, but the paint has a lot of small bubbles that it might be rusted on inside. I think it’s like just superficial rust. But anyways, we don’t
    want to risk that to… you know? Like… crack. And then paint are gonna get loose and
    rust is gonna… The whole thing. So, we decided that we’re gonna sand with the orbital sander and we are gonna treat it well, so it lasts for a long time, using a
    proper paint. And… This week we might fix the engine. We are hoping the mechanic has time to come here and we can put the engine back together. But that’s not gonna be for the next week’s episode because it takes time to edit the videos and everything. We might open the water tank. Oh! We might open it, yeah. It is one thing at time. We need to finish the diesel tank before we do the water tank. Because otherwise we cannot fit all the lids inside of the boat. It’s just a
    mess inside. It seems like a bomb exploded inside of the
    boat. But for this week I think we did a lot. And other good news is that we are planning on doing a Q&A near future. But we don’t know when. But if you have any question
    about us, about the boat, about the refit, about… Anything. Just be nice. Just be nice. Ask something that is possible to answer. If you ask something that’s possible we are gonna answer everything. We might don’t know the answer actually. About the future, we don’t know. Don’t be too creative on the questions. So just leave your comment on the section comment below. Your question. And we’re glad to answer it. She’s like tired, she’s like rambling, but… It’s ok. Let’s welcome our new patrons. So, welcome on board, Robert, Eugene, Thomas, Gert, Carl, George, Keith, Benjamin. And we also want to thank the donations through our Paypal. Thanks a lot, Donald, Ruben and Mehmet. So, I guess we see you guys next week. Join the crew

    ⛵️It’s Finally time to clean the diesel tank of our sailboat [after 22 years] #101
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    ⛵️It’s Finally time to clean the diesel tank of our sailboat [after 22 years] #101

    October 11, 2019


    Once we thought the boat was a mess. But now… it’s another level. We can always get more messy. It’s never enough. 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! It’s about time to take the oil (diesel) off. More than 800 liters of oil. Wait wait. Just so you understand how big of a deal this is… The diesel on this tank is been sitting
    there for over 22 years. So it’s like a big surprise to open this tank. We’ve been waiting for a while. And now we’re gonna see what is there inside of the tank. Just make sure we can connect the hoses on the correct place in the future, we decided to mark their position. 22 years old diesel You can turn it on!! So, I took off all these ones and these
    ones. And now it’s time to take off these ones. Yeah, this lid is not in a good shape. Because…? The boat is not levelled, so here is where the fuel was not all the way to the top. So, there was some air and with oxygen comes rust. But this is really thick plate, we can scratch and sand and paint it again. Treat, yeah. It’s gonna be fine. We are gonna give a try now. This is a product to clean the grease,
    degrease. Let’s see if it works a little bit. You touch and already… the paint (diesel)
    went off right away. I think it’s gonna work. Yeah. Be careful because this is really really strong. So now that we have applied the degrease we need to wait until tomorrow and then we are gonna try to clean it. Next day For a long time we are planning to open
    these tanks, but we were postponing this task. And Eduardo, that has been working
    with us since the beginning of the painting job he suggested us if we wanted him to help us to help the tanks he would… To clean the tanks. To clean the tanks and to open the tanks he would sell the diesel and… He said that he would do that in exchange for the diesel. So, he would sell the diesel, make money with selling the diesel and in exchange he would help us to clean the tanks. That’s a really good deal for everyone. I mean… he make this bit of money, we got the help we needed. It’s pretty good. Thanks, Eduardo. We really really appreciate. And now we need to get back work because Eduardo actually is working with us on
    the painting (still), so he cannot help us during the day. The only time he helps us is during lunchtime and after work. Because he has his own boss, that’s the guy that we hired for the painting job. So we just need to work by ourselves right now and then lunchtime he helps us a little bit and then after work. But, it’s going great. We’re gonna get there one day, eventually. Where is this diesel going? Well, at first we thought the diesel would be garbage. But then we found out that actually you can give a second life to the diesel. It’s a good way of seen it. Yeah. We sold… I mean Eduardo sold the diesel to a company that recycles the diesel. That means… part of this diesel is gonna become asphalt for the streets, and part of this diesel is gonna be… Reprocessed? Yeah, Reprocessed and become diesel again. So that means that a 100% of the diesel, that’s what they say at least, is gonna be used, so no garbage. That’s pretty good. So, we basically sold the diesel to a company that is gonna give a right destination for the diesel. And with this money we pay Eduardo that helped us to do the job. To clean the tanks. By the way… Eduardo, thanks so much. The help was awesome. And we still need to open the water tank. But that’s another story. That’s for the future, right? Yeah. Once we thought the boat was a mess. But now… it’s another level. We can always get more messy. It’s never enough. We have some pieces of floor here and there, and the garbage can is there… and the lids of the tank are there. But, we promise you one day this is gonna look like a house. I mean, a floating house. But one day it’s gonna look good again. And you can’t imagine the smell of these open tanks here. But someone told us like a month ago that it’s not possible to make an omelet
    without breaking eggs. We need to break the eggs first, you know… We are breaking the eggs now. What we are doing here… Duca is taking off the inside shelf. The inside shelf that were the batteries because we need to have access to the lid of the other part of the tank. So, we have all the lids off already.
    That’s the last one that we need to take this apart. And after that we can open
    the entire diesel tank. And we can clean and we can probably paint it again. Yeah. We are pretty sure we’re gonna need to paint because… it’s all like this with these little dots. And we are pretty sure this is the paint that is coming off. The good thing is that now we know what
    is inside of the tank. Because it was like… how can we know what’s there inside after 22 years with diesel inside. So now after that it’s gonna be a lot of
    work. But we’re gonna have a tank that we can trust and we know it’s clean, that’s pretty good. And we know the amount of diesel we have, right? We didn’t know actually. We… on design, on the paper says 840 liters. It’s more likely 650. That’s a good thing. We’re gonna know when we full the tanks with the new diesel. And now screws… Working hard? How many screws you bet there is
    in this boat, the entire boat? No idea. I never unscrewed that many screws in
    entire life. Millions. And they are all with the flathead. This one is bad. This one is really bad. We need to exchange this one. After some minutes. The last piece is off. And we have access to the tank there. The smell now is a little bit bad because we put some… Not bad, strong. Strong. We put some ethanol on the tanks. Someone said
    that ethanol is good for diluting the diesel. So we put ethanol and that’s much better now. It seems that it works. It’s like a process… we clean we, dry we clean, we dry… until hopefully one day this is completely dry and without grease. Yeah, we need to degrease it. So, maybe we sand and paint it. I’m not sure yet. Let’s keep moving. 5 liters of ethanol How it’s going? Good. Going well? Yeah. Can you lift up a little bit? So we can see the back. Behind you it’s much better. Check it out. These ones are almost done. Proud of the work? I guess I need to exchange gloves already. I’m tired and proud. Look at that. I’m happy that we started doing this because it’s gonna take a while to finish this. Yeah, so these are the ones that are
    not done yet. You can tell. It’s still a little bit dirty and then…. We still need to figure out how we are gonna paint them back. We will get there eventually. This one is on the way. I think we’re doing a great job. And this is the last one. Because all the water that we get from these comes to here. So we decide to do this one last. And it’s gonna be tough because this is the deep one and the small one. We need long arms to do these ones. But, we’re gonna do that. Let’s go back to work. *Duca trying to convince our friend Fred that he is too creative not to have his own youtube channel That’s it. This week was a long week. I mean… we did other things other than that also, but this was a lot of work. We didn’t even finish it and it’s… it was a lot of work but we want to show you the result that looks much better. Remember how this was when
    we open it up? It was like something like this. And now… check this out. It’s like stepping on eggs. My legs are sore. But look at this. Yeah, it’s much cleaner now. Still… not perfect. After a week of cleaning because… First we put some degrease and we left it until the other day, and then we used ethanol and then… another degrease… so basically we cleaned, dried and then we cleaned and dried, and put ethanol and then put degrease and ethanol, degrease… A lot of steps but it’s the only way we can do to paint this again. Because we will need to paint the tank again. And in order to do that we cannot have any kind of grease on the metal, otherwise the paint won’t
    stick. So now that this is degreased, not 100% but it’s almost there, we’re gonna sand with the orbital sander and then we can paint it. But we need to do that in steps, we need to do one spot at time, otherwise it can rust. We need to do one square of those and then we paint it. And next day we do the next one and
    the next one and then then next one. So the idea is to use intershield, the same as we are using to the exterior part of the boat. Yeah, so basically we’re gonna use intershield because it’s a really really good protection for the rust. And also because it’s a clear
    epoxy. It’s better like this. So basically intershield is a clear
    epoxy paint with aluminum, and means that it won’t lose anything to the diesel tank. It’s not gonna dilute the paint, that means that it’s not gonna… It’s gonna stick well and the factory says that we can use it for tanks and that’s a really good thing. But now we need to take some stuff out of the boat because otherwise is hard to work. We need to take all these… Rubber. This is the… how do we call it? Gasket. Yeah, the gasket for all the hatches (lids). And now we’re gonna give a good clean clean of these and make sure that it is
    still good to use or if we need to exchange it. After 22 years it seems that it’s still good, the rubber is still… And it’s not cracking it’s really rubbery and not cracking. So we are gonna give a good clean on this and make sure it’s good, otherwise we’re gonna buy a new one. But we are trying not to buy a new one. But for today we also need to thank our new Patreons for this week. Welcome on board, Scott,  Ausbin,  Francesco,  Arturs, Robert, Werner, Jiri, Ed, Jordan. And we also want to thank our donations through PayPal. Thanks a lot, Anthony and Gerrit. Actually this is too confuse to do and talk at the same time. So I guess we see you guys next week. Join the crew

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    ⛵️We FINALLY painted our abandoned sailboat 🤩(after 22 years on the hard)!! #100 (painting part 2)

    October 7, 2019


    Are you guys ready to see the biggest
    transformation so far on this channel? Yeah, today we’re gonna transform
    this boat into a fresh brand new colorful boat. This is gonna be weird. We’ve been waiting for this moment for a long long time. By the way… if you’ve just arrived here, this is part 2 of this episode. So you can pause this video and go to part 1 and then you come back. On part 1 we paint the boat from how it was, abandoned like this, and now it looks like this. And really soon it’s gonna look like… it’s a surprise. So, let’s I started. 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 and finish the house. New episode every Monday!! Exciting day today! What we’re gonna do today? Moving day. Basically we are waiting for them to put
    this boat down on the ground, so then… they can take our boat and
    take all the way back there, right there. Yeah, what’s there? Painting cabin. Yeah, we’re gonna take the boat to the painting cabin because here is too dusty to paint the final
    color of the boat. We still need to give another coat of primer, not… Like 3 coats of primer and then we can paint it with the final color. But we’re gonna do all that inside of the painting cabin. And that means that once we go in the
    only way out is gonna be with a brand new painted boat. That’s exciting. It’s scary, but we can’t wait to see the boat on the actual final color. So, today is THE day. What is the color? No… You’re gonna see it after we open up the curtains of the painting cabin. So, let’s get started. But first let’s lift the Centerboard To lift the centerboard we use the mast. But as we don’t have the mast we need to use the jack to do the final… lift. Now we can move the boat. So, this is our new location. Old spot Time to go to the new place now. I’m tired. It seems like a quick thing to move the boat around but actually it takes some time. And we have a lot of belonging. Yeah, after a while in the same place we start accumulating things underneath the boat. So, we need to put everything together, now move there and then next week we move to another spot. Actually, that’s gonna be our spot. Do you see the first gray boat? After there that’s where we’re gonna go. But it’s gonna take like a week. (probably more) And then we need to install the hatches and we have a lot to do. A lot to do, yeah. And from there we come back to the first spot we were ever. I’m anxious to go back to the first one, that was the best place. Next to the coffee shop, you know… It’s much better. Less noise… a lot less noise. Less dust. Less dust, a lot less dust. 2 parts of Epoxy Primer We think the old water line is a little
    bit lower than we need. So we are putting it a little bit up… like 8 centimeters. There is no way back now. Ready? There is a big hole here. I’m just gonna be like with a small spot of orange. Ginger. First coat Second coat Third coat Fourth coat Almost there. Not really. Actually we’re gonna stop after this coat. Because the weather is gonna change, so we knew that we need to stop at 1:30. And then we’re gonna wait
    for this weather to get better, like a week. And after a week we’re gonna sand this, fix a few spots and then we give another 3 or 4 coats of polyurethane. And then the varnishing and then we’re gonna be done. It takes a while. And then the deck. And then we need to paint the deck. That’s another, yeah… Just wait. Be patient, we’ll get there one day. Eventually. Fifth coat Yeah, that’s it. Yeah, that’s it, the rain came back. As usual it’s already raining a lot I don’t know if you can tell, but it’s raining. But at least this time we got to paint the boat before the rain, and we had like two good days to dry the boat. And the boat is already on the final color.
    I mean… we still didn’t 100% finish it, but you can tell how the boat is gonna look. Let’s check it out. What do you guys think? Isn’t that pretty? We have like 20 batteries to keep the color like that. Yeah, it’s like an LED color, right? No, not really. So, basically this have already 5 coats
    of PU, polyurethane. But on the bottom of that we have 2 coats of primer, epoxy primer then we have fairing compound and then another 3 coats of primer and then a little bit more fairing compound to fix some mistakes. And then 5 coats of polyurethane and then… Come on. Confusing. They are already sanding the boat. Again. The reason for that is something that we
    didn’t decide yet. The boat looks really good, you can see it here. But still there are a few small imperfections that maybe if we sand again and paint it again it’s gonna be better. Because this is 5 coats. We still have paint left so we are gonna give at least another 5 coats. But now we have one question that we cannot answer. We didn’t decide yet if in between these 5 coats and the next 5 coats if we are gonna apply an
    extra small amount a really thin faring compound, just to make sure it’s really
    really smooth. Or if we’re gonna just leave it like this and just spend another 5 coats of polyurethane, and then 5 coats of varnishing. Because once the boat is inside the water the water will reflects the waves and we cannot see the… We don’t know if it’s just something that we want to be too perfect or if it’s something that someone’s gonna see in the future. Maybe it’s like small defects that no one’s gonna actually see it. So I don’t… We don’t really know if it’s worth to apply another fairing compound layer and… We have until tomorrow to decide that. So, we’re gonna let you know. Yeah, by tomorrow we’re gonna decide it. And then if we decide not to use another layer of fairing compound we’re just gonna apply another 5 coats of polyurethane and then 5 coats of varnish. And the side of the boat is ready. I don’t know if you understood… let’s show how the… So, here is the toe rail and the tow rail is
    gonna be white and an extra 3 fingers, around… Like 4 centimeters it’s gonna
    be white. So that means that here is gonna be a white stripe. The same color as the deck. It’s not really really white, it’s more like a ice color. Just because this is a part of the boat that is easy to scratch, so if it’s white it’s easier for us to fix. Yeah, to repair. Because you can get a brush and fix. The orange with varnishing is not as easy to fix. The deck we didn’t paint with polyurethane yet. But, the good news is that we found the awl grip. That’s good. We have all the awl grip necessary now and that’s pretty good. That’s good news. Yeah, but I guess for this week its done, right? Because it’s raining and it’s gonna be raining for the entire week. So, we’ll need to wait for one week until
    we can go back to the painting job. Just… let’s welcome our new Patreons. That’s good, yeah. Welcome on board, Michael, Dimitri, Jacqueline, Michael, Carlo, Mike, Mark, Joe, George, Michael. And we also want to thank the donations through our PayPal. Thanks so much, Clive and Jonas. Guys, thanks so much we really really really appreciate the support. And for those of you who don’t know… this is a weekly series. We are refitting this boat that was staying on the hard for 22 years and we produce one episode every Monday. 10 o’clock in the morning, Brazilian
    time, every single week. But if you don’t want to do the math and check the time you can just subscribe and click on the little bell. So you’re gonna receive an email every
    time we post a new video. She’s smart, see? I’m not that smart. Yeah, but basically we are just on the mission to put her back on the water and that’s… We thought it would take 3 months it’s more likely 5 months. But, still… We’re, you know… enjoying every single week. That’s… We’re having a good progress. It’s hard but it’s fun and it’s gonna be amazing when we see her in the water. Because she’s been sitting here for way too long. She deserves to go back to the water. Yeah. But I guess we’re talking too much, as usual. I mean, I’m talking too much. So, we see you guys next Monday. Beautician time. Beautician. That’s it, it’s good. Can I? Yeah. Join the crew

    ⛵️After 22 years abandoned our Sailboat Lifting Rudder needed some love!! 😱 LTP#096
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    ⛵️After 22 years abandoned our Sailboat Lifting Rudder needed some love!! 😱 LTP#096

    September 24, 2019


    So, what are we gonna talk about this
    week? Our rudder. A lot of people has been commenting that we took the rudder off. The rudder used to be here. This is just a skeg (rudder support) A lot of people said that we took the rudder off but we never gave a proper explanation of what happened to the rudder. The thing is this was a long long process of fixing and giving maintenance to the rudder. That we wanted to wait until we have a solution for the
    problem before we show you. Because otherwise it’s just confusing to understand, right? Yeah. I think now it’s pretty much solved the problem. So, let’s get started. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And for the past year we’ve 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’re gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life and then we’re gonna go back to finish the house. New episode every Monday!! Just a small disclaimer before we start it. This is a really really specific
    situation where we need to be a 100% safe. Because no matter how strong the boat is if we lose a rudder one day we’re in a terrible position. So we decided to hire someone with a lot more experience than we have to disassemble for us the rudder and to give all the necessary maintenance, so we can learn with him. So, we are not gonna be doing this alone. And by the way the
    first step is gonna be to take the rudder off. So we’re gonna show all
    the details on how hard was to take the rudder off. On the video it might seem easy, but it took a long time. Zé had a lot of work to do that. One of the worst things about an
    abandoned boat is the screws. Imagine these screws stucked for 22 years. It’s just terrible to take them off. But we managed to do that. So, let’s get started. Let’s try some heat!! Aft cabin Disassembling the steering quadrant… This got rust with time. And we need to change this. Somehow the shaft couldn’t pass through the seal… It took about three days to figure out how to remove the shaft and when they finally did it we lost the moment!! I don’t know if you understood, but this…
    the main problem is that we have this flange. I mean we cut it off already as
    you can tell. So this is corroded in many spots. And the part we took off here was
    really really corroded already, maybe like half way corroded. So, we needed to exchange
    this for a new one. But we had another problem that was this shaft wouldn’t go off to the top because this would hit the top, right? So, basically if we take this all the way to the top the flange that was here would stop here. So. took like 3 days to try to find out how this was installed at first place. Because at first we thought that was something that you could like separate this part of the shaft from the flange. And we couldn’t. Like… the
    guy that was doing that for us couldn’t find at all. So, we decided that the only way we could take the shaft off was basically to cut the flange so we can
    take it through the side. So, in this way now we can take the shaft off. And with the shaft off we can solve this problem. So, what we did. This was like here, the flange. We
    took this to a metal turner guy, and he cut this off. So we could find out if
    there was any kind of, I don’t know… connection here . Or any kind of two materials together. And what we realized is that this was one piece. So if this was one piece, the only way we could… we found like… the best way we found to fix this was to create this small I don’t know… neck. And then we turned a new flange. That’s a brand new one, look at that. Isn’t that pretty? Isn’t this beautiful? Yeah, so this is a brand new flange without welds. This is not welded. This was a one-piece. (Round Billet 1020 carbon steel) And we’ve just turned all the way and create this one-piece. And now we can slide it really
    tight together, so it’s really tight. And now we can penetrate the weld on
    this chamfer. So the chamfer is really big, so the weld can penetrate really well. And we need to find the exactly position because here is where the steering wheel quadrant is located. So this needs to be on the exactly perfect position to make sure the rudder is straight. Of course, as you can tell, we didn’t do that yet. That’s the next step. I’m pretty sure we are not gonna be able to do it this week because we need to have the guy that took off the rudder here, so he can position perfectly the steering wheel quadrant. And we need the welder to come
    here on the same day. So it’s pretty hard to find both guys at the same time to
    come here. But hopefully soon we are gonna weld
    this in place. I’m gonna try to make it simple, it’s really complicated to explain this. But I’m gonna do my best to explain you how does this shaft works. Because if this was a regular rudder we could have just massive (*solid) shaft, so it would be easy. You would just have the shaft going all the way to the end of the rudder and fix it there, it’s fine. But the problem is that this rudder
    is a lifting rudder. That’s the other half of the rudder. This is the first half of the rudder. The reason for that is because we have a lifting center board. And whenever we lift the center board we need also to lift the rudder, otherwise
    we can hit the rudder on something. And the way we do that is through turning this piece… can you see inside here? It’s too… the sun is too strong. Is it good? So, if I turn this
    piece this part goes down and this is the screwed on there, That means that when
    this goes down the inside part of the rudder goes down. And the way we do that
    is by having 2 shafts. So this shaft goes inside of that shaft. That means that the reason why is hollow the shaft, because we need to have this shaft
    inside and we can… turn this on the top (*deck) of the boat. and then the… I think we’ve shown that before already. So basically the whole system how it
    works is by turning this shaft and… But we need to seal all the parts to make sure water won’t go inside of the boat. By the way… just a disclaimer. We didn’t clean these parts yet, they are all with old grease. We still
    need to clean them up and re-grease them. But basically these are all the
    parts from the shaft. So this is the seal. This is the old one. This is the new one. This is the seal of the bottom part of the shaft, when the shaft goes inside of hull of the boat. And then this part is when the shaft goes back outside on the top of the hole. And this is how we safely have a shaft that doesn’t go water inside of the boat. That’s why we need
    someone to help. Because there are too many small pieces that we are still learning and understanding how they work. And someone with more experience than us it’s a huge help and we can learn. And in the future we can do by it ourselves. It’s about time to welcome onboard our new patrons. So, welcome on board, Guy, Dave, Mark, Manuel, Rolf, Roy, Hugh, Francesco, Eric, Jay, Sergio, Bohn, Mattias, Lord Binyamin, Murray, Terrence, William, June, Charles, Allan, Peter, Denise, Dezel1, Bryan, Bradford, Ernest, Charles, Tom, Floyd, Thomas. And I also want to thank for all the birthday wishes and the gifts there I received through our PayPal account. So, thanks a lot Kenneth… I don’t if you remember but that was her birthday last week. So, thanks a lot, Kenneth, Gary, Robert and Neel. Neel is a really good friend of ours.
    That was like a really good surprise. Neel is a guy from India that lives in the States and he has a shipping container house factory He build shipping container houses, just like the one we’re building back home. And he’s been following us since day one, when we were building the house. And we became really good friends, even though we never met him in person. I’ve just called him today actually. Neel, thanks so much. And we really appreciate you being on board for such a long time. His factory is ModernBlox. So, check it out. He builds some really cool houses (and other shipping container structures) actually. So, we see you guys next Monday. During the week it’s hard to record because of the noise of machines. And during the weekend… The birds. Yeah, it’s really loud. *to be continued as soon as we finish the maintenance and installation of the rudder Join the crew

    ⛵️Sailboat EXTREME makeover!! [after 22 years on the hard] (Part 1) LTP#099
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    ⛵️Sailboat EXTREME makeover!! [after 22 years on the hard] (Part 1) LTP#099

    September 24, 2019


    If you’re new here… for the past two and
    a half months to three months we’ve been refitting this abandoned sailboat that was only hard for over 22 years. Since the beginning we knew that the longest job would be to paint the boat. The reason for that is because this boat is
    a hot galvanizing steel hull, that means that if we sand it too hard we lose the galvanization. And the reason why the boat is in such a good shape after so long on the hard is because it is galvanized. So we don’t want to lose the galvanization. So, this week we’re gonna show the entire painting process. But first we’re gonna show you a footage of the first time we saw the boat, even before we bought it, and before we went inside. That was really good. So, let’s get started. 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’re gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life. And then we’re gonna go back to finish the house. New video every Monday!! It looks old, but (Guarujá/Brazil May/2019) at least there is no rust. That’s really good.That’s a really good sign. This was actually the first time we saw
    our boat. Even before we bought her. Amazing. I mean, we really really curious to see inside, but we need to wait for the owner. Because it seems really
    really old but there’s no rust anywhere. *of course we founnd a few spots later That’s great. A lot of work to be done, but… That’s what we want, right? Yeah, that’s perfect. We ended up buying her… so, let’s get to work!! Quick recap!! June/2019 After one month of sanding… time for painting!! First: Intershild 300 to any place we welded or places where the sanding went too deep. Hello. Hello. Rainy day. Sometimes it’s rainy too and we cannot do much. Look at that. Yeah. They are sanding the boat today. Today was supposed to be the day they would start painting with the primer the boat. Yes, so… how can we primer the boat with this rain. I don’t know if you can see it but… Yeah, you can see it now. I think they can. So, pretty much we need to cover so we
    can just give the less sand before we apply the primer, but not today. So, day off for editing. But first, let’s go to have some lunch. That’s the place we eat every day in the marina. Let’s bring you with us. Lunch time Coffee time It’s about time… to say goodbye to this color. Yeah, today we’re gonna start applying the primer of the boat. So the boat is gonna look white (*gray) today. Look at that. Say goodbye. 2:1 Epoxy Primer Pretty good, uh? So? Do you like your new boat? Yeah. Check it out. We were actually lucky. We painted the boat right when we had two really really good days of sun. So, that means that the
    primer dries really really perfectly, right? Yeah. Tomorrow it’s supposed to start
    raining and it’s gonna be a week of rain. So, check it out. That’s the primer. It’s really good. The surprise today is that we’re gonna go up the deck for the first time and check the primer, how it is after 2 days drying in a really
    really good weather. I didn’t see it yet. I’m curios to see how it’s there. I saw when the did it. She didn’t see it. I’m curios to see it. But first need to get a ladder and prepare,
    so we don’t scratch their job, right? So, what do you think? It’s amazingly different. It’s weird how it looks bigger now. Let’s take a look from here. Now we can have the real feeling of the boat. Yeah. But actually
    this is just the first primer. We’re still gonna sand this out, that’s the
    next part and then on the sides we have some fairing compound to do. And then we’re gonna apply another primer and then the final paint. 2 parts epoxy fairing compound That’s it. Yeah. I mean… which boat is this one? That’s not our boat, actually. Where’s our boat? Somewhere else. But… no, we didn’t sell our boat. We’ve just moved the boat in the marina to get ready to the next step. But, this episode… is getting too long. So we decided to divide this episode into two parts. Yeah, last week was like… I don’t know or
    two weeks ago was a really really long episode. So we decide that we need to
    keep it under 15 minutes. So this week we are gonna go until here, that is sanding the faring compound, getting ready for the next primer, so then we can finally paint the boat on the final color and apply the varnish. That’s gonna be surprise, the color. What is the color? No, I can’t say it. It’s a surprise. But for today this it, right? No, we still need to thank our Patreons. Oh, that’s cool. So, welcome on board, Peter, Torben, Tim, Metzi, Kostas, Larry, Alessandro, Graeme and Wendy, James, Chad, Christian, Jason, Andrew, Paul, Chris, Simon, Ryan, Joseph, Jeff and Connie, Pop Pop Steve, Mike, Jeffrey, Michiel. And we also want to thank the donations through our PayPal account. So, thanks a lot Anthony and Carlos Alberto. Join the crew

    ⛵️Refitting an abandoned sailboat is a lot of work!! 👫💪🏼#098
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    ⛵️Refitting an abandoned sailboat is a lot of work!! 👫💪🏼#098

    September 17, 2019


    The boat is still a mess. Yeah. Remember when we
    took all the ceiling panels off so we could fix the deck, so we could weld some little plates just to fix the rust problems on the deck? That was the easy part. Yeah, now somehow we need to figure out how to put all the panels and the EPS back in place and that’s a huge puzzle. 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 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 to finish the house. New video every Monday!! The idea is to organize the boat so we can work inside, because… Can you show it? Yeah. We have a lot of pieces around. It’s just pieces everywhere. So, basically this is gonna be a temporary
    fix. Let’s call it like this. Because in the future we want to take some of the panels off and fix some of the wood. But for now we need to organize
    it otherwise it is hard to move forward because we cannot move inside of the
    boat. So, let’s get started. So, this is gonna be like this right now. We’re gonna leave this without the finishings. That supposed to be here. Because we are gonna need to build some woods for here, like this one, and we are gonna do this
    in our town. So the first part is done. So, let’s go to the next one. What is this? Polyurethane. Expandable foam. Just a foam in spray. Because here we took off the EPS and is really hard to put it back in place. So, I think the best way is just use spray foam. Let’s see if it works. If we can manage to get inside there. Check this out. 15 minutes later… I guess the foam expanded a little bit too much. Let’s check these ones. Pretty good. Perfect. What are you doing? Check ou this puzzle. It’s pretty good. Let’s see. Working. Good. You are getting pro at this. Yeah, we just have to put that panel and then we can finally install the big
    piece, that’s always a big trouble back there, because it’s so big on the way. It’s always on the way. It’s hot today. And I’m sick. I caught a cold and he caught my cold. Unfortunately. It’s always like that: she gets first I get it second. It’s her fault. No, it’s not her fault. It’s about time to clean this mess. What is going on there? Ask Duca. Ask Duca. Do you recognise this guy? (our friend/patron João) He is still alive. I came back from the shadows. Yeah, I can to help for a weekend again. It’s a lot of… a lot to do, too much work, and the guys were not handing this. So, they just asked for a specialized help. That’s right. I caught a cold and… Is I caught? Yeah, I caught a cold, yeah. I caught a cold and
    I’m without voice today. And now I have a cold. By the way, we were not gonna this right now, the plan was to do these in the future, but if we install the hatches and we decide to change the frames later it’s gonna be a lot harder. So, we gave up and we’re gonna take all the wooden frames off before installing the hatches. Because then we don’t want to
    take the hatches off again. Yeah, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. It’s good to have someone to help
    because I can rest a little bit. All right, yeah. Just relax, relax. This is your relaxing weekend. So, people were asking if you were alive after drinking that booze. Yes. It was hard times afterwards, but I did survive. And I’m here after… 2 months of treatment. Yes, after 2 months of treatment and a bit of… a bit of dizzy, still dizzy, still… resting a little bit my body and then… This weekend and back to work. Back on the game. No, just joking, guys. It was really good the drinks. The drinks were perfect. And after 22 years just resting here the drinks are really good and they taste better than just stay there and drink what you would
    buy in the supermarket. Do you want to open that little thing? There are more drinks inside now? Wow! They are all there. Still there. That’s how we pay for labor, we pay with booze. This is the situation of the wood. That’s why we want to take it off. This hatch got a lot of water with time. Because 22 years the seal was not good. And as we’re gonna change the other ones that are actually worse, we want to change this one also, so they all look the same. This is not in the worse shape. But still, it can be better. Yeah. Actually, now that we are taking this off
    we can actually paint inside because if we try to do that once the hatch is installed it’s gonna be a really really tricky job. It’s gonna make easier like this. Hopefully. Intershild 300 1x catalyst + 2,5x paint So, where are we? In our hometown. Yeah, that right. This is the marina where the boat is gonna come after the refit. And we are gonna live here. By the way, just sorry for the noise because today is 7 of September. Independence Day. Yeah, Independence Day and all the police and the firefighters and everyone… it’s like a parade next to here. So, it’s really loud. But we want to show you the marina where we’re gonna live. That’s the marina. And the reason why we’re here is because we have a wedding tomorrow. A friend of mine from university is gonna get married tomorrow so we came all the way down to go to his
    wedding and as it was raining a lot this week we could not paint the boat. So we
    decided to take the weekend off. And to visit our family. But now we need to thank our patrons for the week. Welcome on board, Mike, Roger, Mike again, Tim, Dave, Nick, Gilles, and also some donations through our PayPal. Albert. Alberto, he is Brazilian. Oh, it’s Brazilian, Alberto. Sorry, Alberto. Desculpa (sorry in Portuguese), Alberto. Foi mal (my bad in Portuguese). Bart and Ginger. Guys, thanks so much. We really really
    appreciate the support. And we want to welcome you guys. Welcome on board. So, we see you guys next week. Hello, Duca and people from Odd Life Crafting. (Gabriel – Argentina) I’m here because of… the challenge of your friend’s name, as follow. Try not to laugh too much, please. João. Did I say it right? João. (Thom – USA) (Antonio – Spain) Hi, friends. This is Antonio from Spain. I think for Spanish it’s a bit easier to say João. This is how I would say it. Thank you for all your videos and keep showing us what are you doing with this ship. Great, great. Thank you. Bye bye. Thanks so much for the effort, guys!! You did awesome. Join the crew

    The Maiden Voyage of a Liveaboard Sailboat Sailing to Ibiza Spain
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    The Maiden Voyage of a Liveaboard Sailboat Sailing to Ibiza Spain

    September 13, 2019


    Oh no… The crew consists of three humans.
    Dylan Magaster, seven-day sailing experience, Skipper.
    Jackson Peters, two months as a deckhand, Admiral. Tara Wear, five days sailing
    from Colombia to Panama, Treasurer. The Balearic Islands resting in the western
    part of the Mediterranean. The Plan. Sail from Barcelona Spain to Mallorca and
    onward to Ibiza. The vessel yet to be purchased. You can’t make yourself
    interested in something. Interest manifests itself and grips you. That’s a
    whole different thing. You’re compelled forward by your interest. Welcome to See++ the vessel that’ll take
    us all over the Mediterranean from Greece to Spain actually from Spain to Greece, hopefully to Israel, this is Sea++. The deal was done for $10,000 and we were committed to the
    artist formerly known as See++ and all of her beauty and all of her faults. As you can see, it’s not like perfect condition. Egh it’s ugh super thick. Just in case. The engine was taken out, disassembled completely. Tiny tiny oil leak, but it runs great. She was a little bit beaten down but the necessity, potential, and the vision were there. Now, it is time for action. Organize your local landscape. Schedule your time. Start taking control of yourself. See if you can stop saying things you know to be lies. Out here killing mold. This is a process of soul-searching. Bathroom time…you have to figure out what it is. What will work for you. Miscellaneous hardware, miscellaneous
    miscellaneous, miscellaneous plugs. First time out! We got a ship coming in here. You get one shot at this gig right here. LIFE. So you have to go into the unknown and that’s that’s God’s first command, go into the unknown. Gage doesn’t work. We are going to Mallorca! Well, it’s excitement at the moment. So yeah we’ll see, it’s an overnight sail…
    our first sail! We’re off! Woo! Raise the main. Raise the main sheet. Okay! We’re sailing! Sea++ Sea++. Come in.This is Sea++ furling out the head sail. 13 to 15 knots of wind. Go ahead and enjoy! And the most important thing to learn is that we have so much to learn. We all do. And we can learn from school
    and from people and from experience and we learn from life. It’s a pretty tumultuous sea. Stop the pressings! Captain Matthias the captain of the cruise ship we were on
    said that just a little bit alcohol helps settle the stomach, allegedly. In
    the sun able to look out it it’s not too bad. Trying to adjust just the out haul so that we don’t get so much weather helm. Oops. We sailed for like four hours with a ugh not fully tensioned luff. So again I guess it’s good we got it now. There was Braddock at a big table with a
    party called Francis Klein and Mrs. Braddock’s and several people I did not know. The sea at night is unlike anything I’ve
    known. The dark immense below the vast array of stars and planetary bodies
    overhead traversing the fragile line in between. With Mars as our heading, I began the first watch. Then ease the main sheet. What do you see, Cap? Land ho! Oh, where did that come from? Ouch. Some mysterious way we lost 60
    gallons of water. It was going perfectly according to plan until I gave it too
    much forward. Can you see that? That is a little ding on the bow. *screeching* So we’re gonna get hit with a
    nice little storm tonight so that’ll be fun because it’s our first night on anchor. Make sure there’s a couple wraps around the winch. Two head sails were coming unfurled. Our anchor is holding, that would totally blow if it wasn’t, but thank the Lord it’s totally working. Sailing Vessel Swift. This is Swift, copy. We just pickled the outboard engine. Ouch. Here we go. Here goes nothing. It’s chilly. We had it locked onto the dinghy and then the ferry came by and we got hit with a giant wave
    and the halyard was still attached to the engine and so the dinghy went down
    the halyard went up the engine went over and then down. You got it? Got it. I didn’t cinch it though. Many boaters would certainly agree that one of the most character building situations in recreational boating is
    dealing with an engine that has slipped it’s mount and needs recovery from the deep also known as pickling an engine. We need to go around the island down here to Ibiza which is this island down here and there’s a little town of Ibiza. It should
    be relatively quick but we’ll see how it goes. Finally filling up with gasoline. Although it is diesel. So we’re checking the wind here so we’ll be headed right into the wind. We’re gonna
    have to motor some of it, unfortunately. Goodbye Swift! Sea God’s may you look upon us with
    grace. Big love. It would appear that we have a problem. What you cooking down
    there? *alarm sounding* The engine is all wet. Is that where the waters gone? I would guess that was a coolant leak, but that leak is no idea and the engine is like 200 degrees. Oh, was it just this? Might have just been that popped off. That might be the culprit but not positive. It is quite rocky down here. Oh boy, oh Jesus. You feeling sick? Not yet… I think it’s fine. Engine’s spewing coolant all over the place and that changes all of our plans. Got issues. People call it Murphy’s Law anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Don’t necessarily believe
    in Murphy’s Law but maybe right now I am! Why am I using a flashlight? We’ve got…*turns lights on, laughter* That is not that funny but man… We’re still having motor problems. 17:30
    yesterday we left now it’s 14:35 and we’re back at the place we anchored last
    night. It’s literally an hour walk from where we anchored two nights ago. We’re walking. I’ve almost got this thermostat off. Engine block is in the way. This here is a thermostat. The way you test this is you put it in a container of water and boil it. It would
    appear that our thermostat is functioning. I don’t know what the issue
    is now. The wind looks good today and it should carry us the full way from a beam
    reach to a broad reach. You can see the wind right there you can see wind behind us
    but we’re in another calm. Reading both pages and we got two jibe preventers. Stay on this point of sail and at this bearing for another six point six nautical miles. In order to get any oil out of a diesel
    marine engine you have to siphon it out. It’s working! It’s totally working.

    Liveaboard SailBoat Life: My First Time Hauling Out
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    Liveaboard SailBoat Life: My First Time Hauling Out

    September 12, 2019


    Three novice sailors set out to Spain
    with the vague idea of sailing the Mediterranean. Five days after arrival we
    sailed 111 miles to Mallorca. We had an arduous time getting to Ibiza as well as
    back to mainland Spain. After a quick road trip around Spain we’re back on the
    boat and preparing for our next 100 nautical mile sail. This here is called a wind vain. It’s a
    type of auto helm. When we got the boat this was broken. We just med moored here in this marina and we had one of our lines accidentally
    going on it so pulled it even more so it’s pretty completely broken so I’m
    gonna take it off. That’s what a broken wind vain looks like. We found an open slip and began our Mediterranean moor which you can see by the exhaust that we
    are very new and the Med moor is difficult. This is my fourth ever successful Med moor. Nice job. Jackson. Dylan has been busy
    cleaning out the drains in the head using a chemical to do so. That’s so
    bright. Which like burns through whatever’s clogging it and we were
    having a bit of draining issues here so I figured agh if we have leftover stuff
    maybe we should put it in the sink. So Dylan put it in the sink. It burnt right
    through all the pipes in the sink. Oh my goodness. Whoa. What is this stuff that
    we’re working with here? Not good. No. This is sanitary hose that we’re gonna use
    underneath the kitchen because it’s all they had. That amount of hose was like 20 bucks. Tara and Jackson put on a coat of varnish and we went to bed eager for our
    sail in the morrow. It rained dirt last night. All of this came out of the
    sky. Yeah and we just varnished everything so. Cast off port side, cast off the bow. Cast off the starboard and unfurl the
    head sail and sail outta here. Go ahead and cast it off Jackson. Tara, I’m going to start unfurling the head sail so give me some slack. Jackson, what’s that caught up on? That main, that jib, that sheet. Yep, it’s all off. Okay, cool. The wind just died. It’ll be a lot easier to cast the stern off first. Okay. We’re gonna come around this. We’re gonna furl in the head sail and then jibe. So let’s prepare to jibe. All right so good ahead and let’s raise the main sail. So Tara, ease the sheet. We’re sailing to San Carlos de la Rapita where we will be moor anchoring
    for a few days and then hauling out the boat and cleaning it and working all.
    We’re going to miss you Javea. You were wonderful. So what happened and what did you just do? The head broke so this is a bucket of s*$%. I grabbed this big aluminum pole, known as a whisker pole in sailing lingo, and pulled out the
    Genoa as we settled into a run at the heading of 31 degrees, which we stayed at for pretty much the rest of our 25 hour sail. So we’re gonna read the Genoa. What that
    means is we’re going to make the sail smaller and the reason for that is so
    that there’s not as much stress on that sail and then because it’s starting to
    get relatively windy. I mean we’re probably sitting at fifteen knots of wind. Maybe a little bit more. Genoa it’s like super light so
    we’ve been cruising at like seven knots so we probably want to bring that down
    to about six knots. In Sant Carles de la Rapita we finally lined up a boat survey
    after over 400 miles on the water. Slightly leaking. Yeah. So you’re looking for movement of the
    rudder on the stock also any structural movement and we’re not seeing any. Good news. And then we hammer sound it to look for delamination. We promptly cleared the deck and began
    our boat work. These are blisters. This is like a tool.
    It feels like you’re cleaning up a wound to be, preparing it to be dressed. I would like to. No se exactamente, pero quiero. One to one ay? I filled all the
    blister pits and holes with two-part watertight epoxy. There were two spots of delamination on the deck. We drilled holes and filled the fiberglass with epoxy. That’s a mighty big box you got there. Dometic, coming in clutch. For the win. Mobile living made easy. We got another one, Tara. That many holes. Okay, I’m going to need your help now. Ohhhh you are, I hope you fly. Oh you fly for sure! Nice. How’s it going? Good to see ya. That looks great. What are you up to? Taking apart the head. So this is a sanitary hose that s*$% goes through and over time it calcifies, gets calcium deposits,
    and so if you look in here you can see that the diameter is like half maybe a
    quarter of what it used to be. All that gray build-up there. That’s calcium. Back in the water it was the first time
    to try out our new dinghy davits. It was un-gusseted. Not quite loose. First time using the dinghy davits. I’m drifting away! Jackson! I got you buddy! As you can see I have never done this
    before. We set off on our next 170 nautical mile
    sail to Cadaques, Spain. Expecting to have to motor the latter half of the trip, we settled into our journey. Thanks for watching. Subscribe if you
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    ⛵️UPDATED Tour of our abandoned Sailboat (2.5 months of refit after 22 years on the hard) #097

    September 10, 2019


    If you’re a new here 2 and a half months ago we bought this abandoned sailboat. I mean, she doesn’t look
    abandoned right now, but when we bought her she was on hard for over 22 years. That’s a long time. She’s looked terrible on the outside. But she is much
    better than it seems. And right now we are on a mission of refitting and bringing her back to life. So we can put her back on water and we can live inside. That’s gonna be really cool. 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’re gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life, and then we’re gonna go back to finish the house. New episode every Monday!! Wait wait. Is this the same boat as last
    week’s video? Yeah. Are you sure? Yeah. This week is gonna be a little bit
    different. We are gonna shoot a raw update video. We are gonna shoot a video without cut, without editing. We are gonna show you how the boat actually looks like after two and a half months of refit. Because of course the videos
    you watch there is always a delay because takes time to edit the videos, to
    finish the tasks. Not always actually. But, a lot of things happened in between last week’s video and this video. But it’s good for you guys to know how the boat actually looks. It’s hard to shoot because they are sanding (and painting) the boat for two months. So, we need to record some video separately. See? No cut means that. I’m sick today, so it’s really hard for me to
    speak. Let’s call some help then. We brought someone to help her to speak today because she cannot speak, so… we have a friend over. Hello, guys. My name is João. I challenge you to pronounce João. Some people said that we speak
    bad English. So, she was like… yeah, if we speak bad English I wanna see who doesn’t speak Portuguese saying his name. João. João, it’s really hard. If you can say it just send us the
    video through email: [email protected] We would love to hear someone
    saying João. If you don’t speak Portuguese. If you speak Portuguese that’s
    not fun. From Brazil. Because Portuguese
    from Portugal is different the pronounce. Basically João is a really really good friend of ours and… You guys heard about him yet, you saw him yet if you watch our videos. He’s the one that introduced us to this boat. Thanks a lot. And today he’s gonna do the tour with us and he is representing all our Patreons. He’s one of our Patreons, so he’s gonna ask us questions that he thinks that all the Patreons and all other people want to know. And he… Follow us. Let’s go. So, basically this is a Dinieper, that’s the name of the boatyard, that built this boat. It’s a Dinieper Tropic 1200. That’s the model of the boat. It’s a galvanized steel hull. Some people think that’s not a steel hull,
    but it is a steel hull. How many feet, Duca? How many feet? This boat is 44 feet. Some people say 42, some people say 44. What do you think about it? The document says 13.50 meters. In my count that’s 44 and something. Perfect, okay. So this is a lifting center board, that means that there is no keel, that’s just a centerboard. For who doesn’t know the difference in between a centerboard and a keel is that a keel has weight, it has lead or something to have weight. This is basically just so the boat can sail upwind. So, Duca… You can just go really close to the beaches? Just go there and find some very hidden places? Yeah, basically if we lift the centerboard up the draft of the boat is 1.1 meters. But when you put the centerboard down the draft is 2.7 meters, a really really high draft if we put it down. And that means also that we need to have a lifting rudder. Not just the… So… We don’t need to explain 100% about the rudder, that was last week’s episode. We’ve explained everything about the rudder. The rudder also needs to be a lifting
    rudder otherwise when you lift the centerboard you can hit the rudder, and
    that’s right there. Because we are giving maintenance the rudder. I don’t if you can see it. They can watch the video from the last week. So, we don’t get too long… If didn’t watch that video we can put the
    link somewhere here. And you can watch everything about the rudder. And now let’s go up stairs. How about the painting? This… you can guess if this is the final color or not. We’re not gonna tell you of course. This something that… They have already told me. He is here, he knows… But we’re gonna paint the final color of the boat probably in 2 weeks from now. It was supposed to be this week, but this week is suppose to be raining. And the humidity of the air is really bad for
    the painting. The reality of refitting a sailboat and painting a hull entire outside of the boat is that we rely on the weather a lot. And this past week rained all week long and we couldn’t do anything for one entire week. And that’s why we are late. And next week is gonna be the same. Let’s go up and let’s check upstairs how it looks. Oh! That’s gonna be a little bit of work. We’ve covered the boat because it was raining yesterday. It’s like a hurricane protection. Not
    really. We don’t have hurricane here. I mean, we had one hurricane in history, but… Not here. You can update them on how the hatches are going. They are not. We actually had… There is paper around, be careful. We had way more work with the hatches then we have planned. Be careful with this because it might be glued… It is. Yes. Yeah, a problem here. We can sand it and… So, the hatches are being painted now. The problem is that we just painted that yesterday and it was raining we needed to cover it, so it’s… Sometimes happen what wasn’t supposed to happen. It was very windy. The wind was very strong yesterday and so this was… I turned worried about how to protect everything. It was all opened. The forecast said that the rain was supposed to be this Monday and not Saturday. So, that’s why we painted it and then we just need to sand and paint it again, it’s fine. Can you tell us a little bit about the history behind the hatches? The hatches. You know… the problem about fixing an old boat or anything that’s old is that… How do I say that? In Brazil we have say that is Jaque is a name, right? So, Jaque means the same… at the same time is the name of a person, but means… As we… It’s the translation for as we. So, basically we are like… So, yeah. Let’s change the acrylic of the hatches and then you say: Jaque… that means as we. As we are gonna change the acrylic why not change the seal? Oh! As we’re gonna change the seal
    why not sandblast the hatches that are not that good. So if we’re gonna sandblast why not anodized and if we’re gonna… And so this… as we as we, and things started growing a lot and the hatches we’ve been working on that for like a month. And now hopefully they’re gonna be painted this week. And then we can install the new acrylic, that we bought already. So, we have the acrylic already but we just
    need to wait until they paint the hatches. So the hatches are like as we. As we are gonna do these we do that and as we’re gonna do that we do that. So, it’s about
    time to go inside. There is no lights on. There is another problem that is… You are
    doing a lot of noise. Just wait a second. There is another problem that is we thought we have
    lights on, but as we don’t have the inverter the lights are working the batteries. We’re gonna turn on the lights. We have 9 minutes already. 9 minutes already? Yeah. Sometimes you need to do what you need to do, right? So, just show around the cockpit while I turn on the lights. Yes. João, presents the cockpit. Yes. The cockpit here is open, so just be careful if you come here. Because all the… The motor is under this protection here. So, it’s all dust and… Just be careful. Like… when you enter the Odd. So, this is our new door. It’s a MDF door. It’s perfect, yeah. It’s perfect for now. And now you need to step here and here. And there. Be careful not to slip in here. Where is the light bulb? It’s not that dark. The boat actually seems like more of a mess than when we bought the boat. It is actually. Yeah, but good news. I don’t know if you’ve watched.. I don’t know… 2 weeks ago’s episode we had no ceiling panels and now the ceiling panels are back. So, the boat is getting back on shape, in shape. That’s really good. Let’s see. What have we done to the boat yet? Do you want to start from the… Let’s do… yeah, someone is smart. The bow. From the bow to the aft. I’m learning actually. So, as you can tell the boat is a mess right now. But in a really good shape. It’s a
    really good mess it’s just some stuff that we’re storing… What do we need to do we need
    to do to this part of the boat? We need to install the hatches. We need to repair the woods. We need to instal the LED lights. And that’s it. This actually is the only hatch that
    we are gonna keep the old wood. Because this looks bad but it’s just sanding and varnishing. All the other hatches we need to fabricate the entire wooden frame around. Because they had a lot of leaks on the hatches. After 22 years leaks of course is a problem. And then we decided to take them off and to build new ones. The rest here, here is pretty good. The only thing we need to fix here as well is the… valve. The valve here. So, this valve here. Is the only thing that we need to fix, and the pipes. That’s the toilet. Toilet? Okay. The toilet that is here. That’s a good explanation. In bad shape. What is the good explanation? Just one second I will explain it later. Here is a wet closet. So here you put the weather jackets and
    the water goes inside there and then you pump it out. That’s basically the bathroom to take showers and that’s wet bathroom. They call it head. That’s the head, the main like wet head. So you can take showers. The back one we’re only gonna use the toilet. What do we need to do in this place? Change it for LED lights. Install the hatches. Fix the wooden frame. And the valves and pipes. And we want to install a electric bilge bump. Because this is just manual. And also the toilet. And a electric toilet, yeah. Because this boat is meant
    to be simple so things don’t break. So, everything is manual. But we believe that when you take a shower it’s gonna be easier to have an electric pump, otherwise you’re gonna get sweaty after the shower. I mean, it’s just… We’ll see. Moving on. Explain it… This is the first, toilet number one. There is another toilet. There is another toilet. Actually it’s smaller I think. There is a valve. There is another valve where inside, that is really hard to take off. Duca was trying to take this off
    yesterday but it was really hard. Tough. By the way, all the valves… That’s a good thing about this boat. As this is a metal boat all the water entry of the boat are higher than the water level. So, the waterline is below these valves. So every single valve you can change when the boat is actually in the water because it won’t
    come water inside of the boat. That’s really good. On the water because it’s
    not the submarine. On the water. Yeah, that’s right. One day I will learn English. I’m just getting there. That’s is important, to be on the water. The important thing is to communicate. If we can communicate is fine. I mean, it’s not… So, what do we need to do on the salon? On the salon… we need to install all the port lights. That’s gonna be a
    lot of work. We took every single… So, in this boat we have 12 hatches and 8 port lights. And we need to install all these again. And that’s gonna be a lot of work. After the painting, right? Yeah, we’re waiting for the painting so we can do the rest. And we still need to install the gas for the oven and stove. Is this working? Do you know that? We still didn’t try this, but we hope it’s working. The fridge is working. And the valves are here, so we need to change all these. That’s an old valve, we need to change for a new one. We need to buy this. And the fridge right there is working. The fridge. It’s a very nice one. And the freezer. And there is a freezer inside. We need to clean it out and we need to install… It’s working. The engine is working, but we don’t know if it’s working the… If it’s getting cold. Batteries are installed. We have a video about that. We have a video if you wanna watch about the electrical system. What works and what doesn’t work and how many batteries we have. You can watch it here. We have pretty much 150 amp hours for the engine battery. And for service battery we have
    630 Amp hours. Moving on. Here is the nav station. Here is where he is gonna stay a
    long time just studying the charts and everything. It’s funny that when… And editing videos. It’s funny when you have the first boat you always think that if I change boat one day I want to have this and that. And then you buy a second boat and then you think: when I have a next boat I want to to have this and that. And this boat is actually our third boat. We had a 19 feet, feet and then at 26 feet and now we have this that’s 44. And one thing that… one thing that I wanted to have in the next
    boat was a big charter table. Not necessary for navigation, of
    course also for navigation, but for editing videos. This is gonna be the editing studio for our channel. Because as we edit videos every week… Duca is the one that edit all the videos. I mean this one is gonna be easy one, because we’re not gonna edit it. You need just to be patient and listen to us
    rambling, but… Sometimes that’s how it is. Let’s see if we can get the cable. This is the second vacum cleaner, I burnt the first one putting it in the wrong outlet. Here is the mess. This is the nav… how do I call it? The nav birth? That’s the birth where you sleep while you are navigating. It’s the best place to sleep
    while navigating. It’s a really comfortable bed actually. It depends on the wind, isn’t it? But it has support on both sides and
    it’s all right on the center of the boat. On the center of gravity of the boat. So, it’s better than the bow and it’s better than the aft. I mean… We still need to exchange all the fire extinguisher. Fire extinguisher. It’s hard to say this word in English even more if you are sick. It’s harder than João? No? I don’t know. We still need to buy the life vest. We still have a lot of things to buy but… How about the engine? Here are all parts from the engine. We have new fixed parts of the engine already. So the engine… we are already working on fixing the engine. We have a lot of parts off the engine because we took off to fix and to paint it. And now we are gonna wait until
    we… you can see it from here. This is the diesel generator. We cannot uncover it right now because we are… we have no hatch for the engine. It’s open. So, pretty much we have a MWM 58 horse
    powers, 3 cylinders engine. Everyone says it’s a really really
    strongly and reliable engine. But it’s been sitting without turning on for the past I would say 5 years, 4 or 5 years. Even though the boat was abandoned
    for 22 years without going back to the water, that doesn’t mean that once a year
    the owner would come here in turn on engine. That’s what he said. People say that when someone does that it’s not abandoned. But we considere it was abandoned because… He didn’t wash the boat for 22 years. Once, in the beginning of this 22 years, someone in the marina washed the outside of the boat and he got really mad because he believed that if he’s not using the boat he needed to stay as it is, so the layer of dirt would actually protect the steel other then keep cleaning and taking paint off and then the steel would rust. He believed that the boat needed to stay as it was. And he prepared the boat to be for a long time without being used. All the tanks, the water tank and the diesel tank are full. So, there is no water inside. I mean like.. so doesn’t create rust because of air inside and oxygen. So, basically we have… There is no condensation if you keep it full. We have like almost like 800 liters of diesel on this tank for 22 years. We are… we don’t know how it is yet. We didn’t open the tank yet. We will open the tank and clean it and
    change the diesel. That’s another thing that we need to do. Just tell that you are not gonna use this diesel. The former owner actually wanted us to use this. He said we should try it with this diesel because he believes it’s gonna be good. He treated the diesel with a kind of product that makes sure that no bacteria or you know… something like. But still. It’s better… It’s better to buy another one. He didn’t like when he found out that we opened the engine. Because he said we should not
    open the engine that the engine would run fine. Just say: Sorry, Julio. Sorry, Julio. Took a lot… The mechanical guy said that he needed to clean these and clean that and change this and that. Then we had some rust on the engine. So we wanted to treat that, and that’s why we open the engine. Perfect. But I’m pretty sure the engine will turn. Fingers crossed everybody. So, let’s move on to the aft. Here is our beautiful mess. That’s our… that’s our… Como é? (Portuguese) This is the master bathroom. Bedroom. Basically the bed goes all the way there. But right now it’s open because we are working on the
    quadrant. And the rudder stays there. Yeah, the rudder is right here, the quadrant. So the reason why we have this… everything open is because we took up the rudder and to take off the rudder we need to take off the quadrant. But the quadrant… look at the cables. Look at that. It’s good. They look really really really good. Are you gonna change it or you are gonna keep it? We’re actually gonna buy some spectra, like technical cables to have a backup plan. So, if we break this stainless steel cables during sailing we have a spectra to substitute and we can store it easily because the spectra is just like regular cable. It’s really good idea you opened this then you understand everything that’s open and going on the boat. That’s something that’s really good actually here in the Odd because you’re just opening every single part of the boat and trying to understand it and trying to fix and trying to… to know… To you know everything that can happen when you are sailing. It’s really good. Even the things that we didn’t need to open, like… if we tell Julio… I’m not sure if… Julio is the former owner of the boat. I’m not even sure if he watches the videos or not. He might watch it. If I tell him… Sorry, I’m gonna tell right now if he watches this video. If I told him that we opened up the rudder he would say: You don’t need. I had a nightmare 2 or 3 days ago that he found out that we opened up his rudder and he said that he regrets to sell the boat to us because we are doing things we shouldn’t do. But the thing is, right now is the opportunity… They are doing pretty good things. Right now is the opportunity for us to understand about the systems and to see how it works inside. The rudder now I know exactly how it works and every single piece that are part of the rudder system. And now I feel much more confident on what I have and we had a lot of rust on the shaft. So I decided that if we need to do it we need to do it now because we have time on the hard, we have time on a marina that have a lot of specialized people that knows how to help us. There is one thing that we agree with Julio and we’re not gonna touch. It’s this part here. It’s dirty here. Get this, just so… This is basically
    the shaft. This is a different kind of shaft. This is… as I heard this was invented by Meta. Meta is a boatyard in France. I don’t know if you guys heard about the
    boats called Damian I and Damian II. These boats were made in Meta boatyard. And Meta boatyard is actually the boatyard that… did the drawings for this boat. This was
    built in Brazil but the designers are French. 2 French designers. There are? Joubert and Nivelt. Joubert and Nivelt are the designers of this boat. Joubert and Nivelt also designed Meta boats and in this they call Meta system. It’s like a sealed system
    for the shaft using oil. So pretty much you have the whole system with oil inside. And as far as you have oil on the compartment you make sure that you have no water inside of the boat. So, this is a sealed system for the shaft. And we heard of a guy that did one circumnavigation with the same boat as this one and then he went to Europe and back and after 20 years of sailing he opened up the system to check and to give maintenance. And he said he should… he didn’t
    need to do that because it was perfect. He shouldn’t have done it. He shouldn’t have done it. So we decided we’re not gonna do it. And as soon as it started leaking a little bit and then we’re gonna do it. For now it’s gonna stay as it is. Julio, we’re doing as you said. We’re not gonna touch that. The plan is to live inside the boat, so are gonna check the systems frequently. One more one more thing is that a lot of people say like: this boat is condemned. How do you said it? Like… Condemned. That this board is not worth, if no one bought this boat in 22 years that means that this boat is not worth anything and that this boat is gonna sink. And then I can tell you guys that no. It’s in really good shape, actually. When
    Duca and Roberta told me that they were going to buy this boat I said: Are you sure about that? 22 years maybe it’s gonna be good but… Actually when you are inside the boat and you see everything else… everything that is pretty much… We didn’t know that the inside was this good. Yes, actually yes. And more than the inside is like… the steel of the boat, any structural part is in perfect condition. Sorry to interrupted you. If you touch it… what’s
    your thought about the hull? When you touch the hull. The hull is good. Do you feel that’s still thick and there is no rust? It’s pretty much, pretty much it looks like that it was built like 10 years ago. 5 or 10 years ago. There is no… any part that you can tell… okay, this is like a fragile part that it can have some problems during navigation. No,
    it’s perfect. He also has a boat. Yes. The other thing is like… people say that if no one bought in 22 years is not worth. But the truth is this boat was never for sale. It wasn’t for sale. If 5 years ago you asked the owner if he wanna sell it he
    would ask you: do you see any selling sign? Is there any sign saying
    that I’m selling my boat? He would get mad if people in the marina would ask if he wants to sell his boat. Because if they know someone that wants to buy it he was like: there is any sign? He wanted to sail but not to sell it. To sell, yeah. So, pretty much, it’s not that no one wanted to buy it, is that it wasn’t for sale. And we convinced him that we were gonna
    bring his boat that he loved it so much back to life . And they’re doing this on the right way, actually. Yeah, we’re trying our best. All good. Our plan was to be here on the boat yard for 3 months. We have 2 weeks and it’s gonna be 3 months. I’m pretty sure we are not gonna finish it in 3 months. The thing is, we thought we would do more things while they were painting it. But really hard to do things while they’re painting it. Because it’s hard
    to go in and out with people… And like… we opened up the engine while they were painting and then we realize that we cannot finish the engine right now. We need to wait until the paint is over to have space and a clean ambient to work. And it’s raining too much here, isn’t it? And the other thing is that… We have an agreement to stay on the
    boatyard with the owners of the boatyard for 3 months. That’s the… our… First agreement. We didn’t talk to them yet. If you’re watching this… we’re gonna talk to
    you guys soon. Because we’re gonna… Camila, we’re gonna talk to your mom really soon. Pretty much we probably might need another 2 months to finish the boat. And that’s not that bad. For the size of the project that’s not bad. Just put this light here, it’s better. Yeah, so it’s not… How can we? Yeah, just hold it. I can hold it. No worries. Pretty much… for the size of the task I don’t believe that 5 months is that bad. No, actually this boat here… a size of
    this boat, to make a refit like that probably it would take like a year, maybe 2. Yeah, I mean like… we’re not doing a
    100% here. We’re gonna do what we need to put back it in the water
    and go back. We’re right now 700 kilometres away from our hometown and we’re gonna take the boat to our hometown as soon as we can float the boat. Yes. That’s where I live. And that’s where they used to live. He is a good friend. He came all the way 700 kilometres away to stay a day and a half with us. For a second time already. They need some help and some support and also a visitation. He is a good friend. I think the only place we didn’t show you is this head, this toilet. So, we have one more bathroom here. Head. And what we need to do here is to check there valves here. To change this toilet that has 30 years
    I guess. 28 years. And the other valves also. And we have other valves here. Just the pipe. Another valves here. And I guess that’s it. We are really really excited on how the boat is starting to look. We believe this is a
    really safe and strong boat to sail. And that’s the main reason why we bought
    this boat. It’s because we always dreamed with a boat that we could feel like at
    home inside, that it’s comfortable. But at the same time that we know that if we have bad weather we can trust the boat. Yes, but just one question before you
    finish it. Like… When you’re doing this, everything, all this
    mess that we’re looking here. Do you dream about like sailing or do you just have time to think about like… in 6 months or one year I’m gonna be somewhere else, like Tahiti or in the Caribbean? Do you have time for that? That’s her first. That’s just the compressor. I always think ahead. Duca always think
    today. So, I’m pretty sure he thinks about going there one day but I’m not sure if you think about this. But how about yourself? Do you think about the future? Of course. Where is the future? Around the world. It’s really hard for me to speak today. Basically, it’s hard to think ahead when you have a lot of work right now. Of course I do think. My main dream, if I need to say one would be to reach French Polynesia, that would be just… I think for anyone cruising that must be like one of the best times, when you arrive after like 30 days at sea and you see the nice beautiful island with like rocks… Like you know like… high mountains and… But, it’s a faraway dream yet. Right now we need to finish the boat. But of course I dream every day about… I’m really really curious to see this boat
    actually sailing. Not… Some people are like… you must be like anxious to see the boat painted. I’m not that anxious to see the boat painted to be honest. It’s gonna be really cool, of course. But I’m actually anxious to see the mast in
    place and that’s a big project. Because we right now are on a huge debate if we’re gonna fix it up the old mast or if we’re gonna 100% change the
    whole mast and stays. Of course we’re gonna change stays and turnbuckles and everything. But we’re kind of deciding if we’re gonna change the mast or not. Of course financial wise it’s a big discussion. Because it costs a lot of money. The channel is going really well, so the channel is actually helping a lot to finance the project right now. If we think… The supporters as well. Of course, Patreons, you guys are awesome. And this makes a huge difference. Right now if we think ahead and everything we want to do to this boat we don’t have 100% of the money. We don’t. But we are pretty sure that we are gonna
    have it in time. We can do it slowly then we will get there where we wanna get. Another thing I guess is the awl grip. That’s a problem, yeah. That’s one problem. We’re painting the boat right now, but we want to have awl grip. You know? The… How do you call it? The… No-slippery thing. No-slippery paint, to put on the top
    of the boat. A lot of people are comment saying that we should use Kiwi grip. We would love to use Kiwi grip. They don’t sell it in Brazil and we try to buy it over Amazon. They won’t ship to Brazil as it’s just paint and chemicals. They won’t
    send it to Brazil. So, we have no option. We need 5 gallons of… 5 cans of awl grip. We’ve just found 3 and no store in
    Brazil right now have the awl grip that we need. So we’re still try to find it. That’s one
    issue. The other issue is that we live all the way in the south of Brazil. Right now we are in the southeast of Brazil. And some companies actually want to get on board with us and help us and sponsor with some equipment and
    stuff. But, as we’re in Brazil, it’s really hard in the taxes and the shipping are really really expensive. So, some of the deals we just need to give away and just give up because it’s just hard and we need to do ourselves because… They cannot send equipment sometimes. Right now we have 2 deals that we are working on, that’s gonna be really good for the boat and really good for us. And so we hope to have good news. But if you want to help somehow… I don’t know if some of the equipment, of course it’s always welcome. If you are company. If you
    are B&G or raymarine and you want to support us. We would love
    your support. It would be great. Because right now all the electronics are bad, basically. Do you have any other question? No, you explained all of them. You don’t have the biggest question? Which one is the biggest question? The biggest question I thought you would make. Do you guys regret getting into that? Yes, but this. We talked about that. That a big question that a lot of people… That’s a really good question, yeah. Because a lot of people ask that: don’t you… just get away of that. Just sell it as soon as possible. Just lose some money and just sell this boat and just move on. No way. Actually yesterday a guy showed
    up here… It’s their dream, it’s like their passion. They cannot abandon that. He is a proof. A guy came to the marina looking for a steel boat to buy yesterday. And if we wanted to sell I’m pretty sure he would buy the boat. But we… trust us… We paid a good price for the boat. Even
    though it seems like not. Because we’re in Brazil and prices here are much expensiver because we need a Brazilian flag in order to be in Brazil. More expensive. More expensive. I always say wrong that. So, pretty much… If you are in the US or in Europe you might say we paid a high price for the boat. But for what we got… it seems like an old boat but we got a really good boat. This boat is like 28 years, but it was only water actually for… I don’t know 5 years maybe. I don’t believe more than 5
    years this boat was on the water. How about the refit? Do you think that we are spending more or… we are in the correct path? I think we were spending a little bit more
    than we’ve planned before. But at the same time we are making more money with the videos than we’ve planned. So, it compensates. The reason why we’re spending more is because we… The Jaqui problem… As we’re doing this, let’s do that. Yeah, and of course it’s like… it’s like our dream boat. It’s the boat that we dream to stay with this boat for years. So we are not doing just a small refit to sell the boat, we are doing something to keep, something to live in and to last. We don’t want to do something that’s gonna last 2 years. We want to do something that’s going to last at least 10 years. Of course we know some stuff breaks before 10 years. We are a 100% sure about that. And, but… It’s life choice. Sometimes it’s what you choose. Like some people say like… They love to say in the States Boat means: bring one more… (*Bring another thousand). One more… It’s just like… Basically they say that it’s just it’s something that you keep putting money on. All right. But that’s life. I mean like, we… Sometimes you gotta… But actually you put a lot of money but you guys pretty much put a lot of passion on it, right? You’re like in love. We’re actually living and I’m been really honest. It’s just… deeply living life and there is no price for that. Yes, it’s priceless. It’s just priceless. I mean like… if everything was money we would just stay in a regular job and go back home and watch a film and then go back. Nothing against that, some people do that. Most people do that and that’s life and that’s good. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Some people pay for airplane tickets to go to all the places around the world. And we paid just once for our house and for our “car”, for our vehicle to go around the world. Your house. This is… I don’t know… The dream is to have a house that floats and that can takes you anywhere you want. And this boat actually when it was built was meant to go to Antarctica or to any latitude. So, basically this is… the hull of this boat, the last plate of the hull has… They say, I’m not sure, I didn’t measure it, but they say it’s half an inch thick, that means 12.50 millimeters
    thick. Very strong. That’s like a tank. It’s like a really really really strong
    boat. And the welds of this boat they are
    beautiful. Seriously. Just looking at the welds… We’ve been
    welding for like a year and a half. He is in love with the whole boat. They are in love with the boat. It’s hard to get an old boat, that’s 28 years…
    and not finding rust on the welds. The welds are the most fragile place for
    rust and we didn’t find any rust on the welds. No weld rust and that’s just amazing. That’s true. When we were doing something else yesterday and we just checked everything and it was very clean and very good. It’s in a beautiful shape. But this video is already 38 minutes long, it says there. I think it’s good for today, right? Sorry for the really really real long video. But it’s nice to talk sometimes about what we are doing. If you are still here with us… I think you should subscribe to the channel if you are still here. I mean like, if you are not already. If you are here for 38 minutes,
    that means that you liked the video. I think that’s it. You don’t need to subscribe if you don’t want. It’s just if you like it. But we… if you don’t know we post a video every Monday. Every Monday 10 o’clock in the morning Brazilian time. I don’t know if you know what’s Brazilian time. But it’s Brazilian time 10 o’clock in the morning. And we are on this mission of refitting this boat and also before that we were building a tiny
    shipping container house back in our hometown. That was a different story. We were building only the two of us, 100%. We didn’t hire anyone, we just built it all ourselves. And we didn’t finish the house.
    We were almost finishing the house and the plan was to buy a boat after the
    house was done. But we found the dream boat before the house was done, so we stopped building the house. We are gonna go back to that later. The plan is to finish the boat, put it on the water, sail back to our hometown, finish the house, go back to the boat, travel and have a home base to go back sometimes. These are plans, plans can change everyday. Every day. Don’t trust them. Yesterday we came to the boat telling him that we were gonna give maintenance to the winches. We didn’t do that at all. We’re gonna do this, this, this and this. And when we got here we just… did that, that, that and that. We change everyday. It’s just organic living. We just live day by day. We get here and we feel like… That’s how they are, you know… these are my friends. I mean… It’s hard because we do that 7 days a week. Seriously, for the past almost 2
    years that’s all we do. We work on what we’re doing. We work on the project and we
    edit videos every day of the week. Today is Sunday. Today is Sunday, yeah. So, basically. It’s the feeling of… when you get here you feel like… no actually this is more important and you change. Of course some people are gonna say you’re wrong, you’re never gonna get anywhere if you don’t have a plan and you stick to the plan. But that’s true when you have like, you know… I work 3 days a week and then
    have 4 months to do that. If we’re late we’re gonna find a way of doing it. We’re gonna do this. We’re gonna do it. I pretty much believe that we’re gonna finish the boat. Do you believe? It’s almost finished. I do believe you’re gonna finish it. One day you’re gonna watch a video of us plus his girlfriend, almost wife, he’s gonna be get married next month or 2 months from now. Next month. We’re gonna be in his wedding. So, we’re gonna be
    all 4 in French Polynesia one day. That’s the dream. And then all the work is gonna be worth. Because of course it’s a lot of work. But it’s actually a lot of fun. We’re not lying we have fun doing this. We enjoy doing this, otherwise we wouldn’t be doing that for so long. And for a long time… we didn’t make one dollar out of what we were doing. For a long time. Right now we do make a lot of… I mean… some money. We do make some money to help with the refit with the videos. But for the first year and something it was just free working. A lot of work. But a lot of fun work. My dad say that we are slaves, because we just work and we just don’t get paid. We have no salaries. But, I mean like… And we work from Monday to Monday. The truth is… When I had a regular job I didn’t work as hard as I do right now. And we weren’t happier like this. But for today that’s it. We have just one more thing we need
    to do before we quit of course. We need to thank our new Pateons. And welcome on board our really nice and friendly new Patreons. So, who starts today? We need to get the names. We need to make one cut on the video. Yeah. We’re gonna have one cut. By the way, just so
    you know… This kind of videos, rough videos, not edited, with just raw updates… Because the regular videos, Monday videos, they always have a delay because we need to edit them. We need to finish what we’re doing. But usually on the 2 past months we are we’ve been doing a weekly update videos, raw updated videos for our Patreons. So, usually like… Monday or Tuesday we upload a raw update video for our Patreons showing how the boat actually looks right there. So they know the boat is being gray for the past, I don’t know… 2 or 3 weeks already. And they know the final color already. They saw the test of the final color. Because they are our supporters and they deserve to have a little… How do you call it? Spoiler. They have all the
    spoilers. A perk. So basically, if you like this kind of
    raw update videos, talking and talking and talking. Not 43 minutes, it’s right now 43 minutes. Usually it’s 4 minutes. 7 minutes, 8, 10, 15 minutes sometimes. But if you like that and if you want to
    be a supporter we will really appreciate it. And we are doing our best to show you
    how much we really appreciate the support. We’re gonna be grateful forever for sure. Because once we sail, once we are traveling with the boat we are always gonna know that you guys are the ones that made this possible. Everyone that watches the videos, everyone that shares the videos. And that’s what made
    possible this whole story. Perfect. And meet some friends all over the world. And in a future for sure Patreons are gonna be invited on board. That’s for real. That’s a deal. Once we’re in French Polynesia some of the Patreons we hope to have them on board. That’s why the boat is this big. Yeah, that’s the true. If the boat was just for 2 people it didn’t need to be 44-foot. We could have like a 30-foot, 35-foot. As we want to have Patreons on board of
    course… You are gonna be on board for sometimes. Yeah, but for now let’s thank our Patreons. Thanks so much, David. Guntram, Liam, Carlo, Faisal, Paul, Armor, John, Bob and Gina, Palliot, Henning, Daryl, James, Paul, Rob, Steven, Pamela, Andrew. And we also want to thank Carlos, that made a donate through PayPal to us. So, I guess we’ll see you guys next week. And another time that I have a break from work. He’s gonna be back sometime soon. We see you guys next week. Bye. Join the crew

    Sailing through the Breath Taking Mountains to Explore Kotor, Montenegro
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    Sailing through the Breath Taking Mountains to Explore Kotor, Montenegro

    September 2, 2019


    Today we begin our journey entering the
    Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It’s about 17 nautical miles to
    the ancient walled town. As we sail through the mountains we are dumbstruck by its magnificence. A bit difficult to see, but out there is a small man-made island with an old
    Catholic Church on it and then to this direction is Kotor. They passed us. We rest at anchor in a pristinely calm bay. Below deck we almost forget that we’re on the water. We look up to realize
    this fiercely gorgeous boat dropped anchor just beside us. I’m Martin. This is
    my boat. The name is Styrr. The boat is about 100 years old and I own her now for twelve years. Absolutely king captain that one. Kotor, Motenegro. An ancient city. Some of whom’s structure date back to the sixth century built by the Romans.
    Although, when Kotor was settled, no one knows, but it was before the Romans came
    around and fortified it. Once fortified and probably before, Kotor’s history
    began to oscillate between peace, siege plunder, and rebuild. Kotor, to me, is an
    example of how countries expand and collapse, shift power, and sometimes
    disappear completely, but a well-built city or community can outlast empires.
    With Kotor being the focal point of such an extraordinary landscape it’s no
    wonder it’s been fought over for centuries. Now it is a relatively quiet
    town that receives a lot of tourism especially from cruise ships. Oh and Kotor is full of cats. The cats are
    loved by the locals. Do either of you know how to get there? I
    think so yeah. Okay that’s good cuz I don’t. I think you have to go through the old fort
    and then just take the stairs up onto the wall. I think there’s an entrance to
    the top there that way or further along that way as well. Yeah I went to the bottom of it down here so if you just walk through. We began a short trek up the wall to see
    the vantage point from which Kotor was defended on many occasions. We were
    joined by Ralph. He’s a stray. After enjoying the exquisite location we
    began making way out of the bay. We sailed by Our Lady of the Rocks. This is
    a man-made island. It was built by the continual throwing of rocks into the bay
    and they also sank ships full of rocks so as to create a tribute to the Virgin
    Lady and Child. Beating our way through the channel allowed for a perfect
    opportunity for Jackson and Tara to execute their very first single-handed
    tacks. We made it to Tivat and we came ashore and found these two poor chaps bailing this boat. Thanks for watching. Subscribe for
    more videos and thank you most of all to the Patrons who support this channel. We
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