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Liveaboard SailBoat Life: My First Time Hauling Out

December 6, 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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on Patreon. I really appreciate all of you Patrons. Thank you so much. Big Love. Have a great week.

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  • Reply Dylan Piper December 13, 2018 at 6:46 pm


  • Reply FLORB December 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Back on the water! Next weeks video is really intense disaster at unforgiving sea a must watch! What Do you think about Javea raining mud? What's the weather like where you are?

  • Reply DASHIE07 E. December 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Id say you NEED an EXPERT sailor with you until you are more than just a novice….FOR ALL YOUR SAFETY!!!
    Wouldnt catch me on a boat with you at your level of sailing!! ?????

  • Reply TurkishKB December 13, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    You been doing pushups? Arrrrrrr sailor!

  • Reply William Shumate December 13, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    How often do all those ropes have to be inspected ?

  • Reply Chris Sheppard December 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Dude, Dylan… totally unrelated but what do you do for a fitness program? You are jacked like a gorilla, bro.

  • Reply Eileen mgandemg December 13, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Think I'll re-watch this later. Sun's on the screen and I just discovered how dirty it is. Watching waves while nauseous doesn't help.

  • Reply Joseph Symes December 13, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Dylan man you rock. You inspire me! Really working hard on getting out and doing some adventuring of my own.

  • Reply Cody White December 13, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Love seeing the behind the scenes/day to day!…also a tip that will not come in handy until years later, is DO NOT take this time for granted! Your time on that boat will be mean more to you than you know. I sailed for a bit on the Pacific Coast around Mexico to Costa Rica etc. and look back now wishing I was getting tossed around, using a gimbaled stove and watching the best sunsets of my life again, any day! Sail on 🙂

  • Reply Olivier van Zadelhoff December 13, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Dylan, would it have been cheaper if you bought a brand new boat in stead of a second hand? Since there is a lot to fix. I love the fixing content though

  • Reply De Klussenier problemen December 13, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    You raised your mainsail in the berth and left under wind?? WOW. I have never seen that before. I hope I'm never unfortunate enough to berth next to you. Please use your engine 🙂

  • Reply Michael Kerr December 13, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Didnt you get a survey when you bought the boat?

  • Reply Bible Made Simple— YouTube December 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    If you had to do it all over again would you consider buying a brand new boat? Just curious. You are learning a lot about boat repair but is it worth it?

  • Reply Bob Sturgis December 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Dylan you are so talented in fixing things on the boat.Also great you had extra help in repairs and painting the bottom of the boat.As all ways great video,Happy Holidays to you and your crew,and the subscribers of your channel.?

  • Reply Sarah Deardurff December 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Dope video. Would love to see what it's like living with three people in such small quarters! Weren't yall strangers before the trick as well? Super interesting, keep the vids coming 🙂

  • Reply Rose • December 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Oh god, looking forward to the next vid! Amazing to see how you guys do all this.

  • Reply Super ADI December 13, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    In that way you unpack new things and make that mess around with the cartoon s? No educative at all, but karma pay you back in advance with that dirthy rain, showing you the same dirt you can produce around you so easy, thumbs down for that action

  • Reply Ace boogie December 14, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Dylan..your a pro at sailing now??good job

  • Reply ThrobbinHood December 14, 2018 at 2:09 am

    When are you doing the Solo Male Traveler? Kind of shitty you. Think it’s important if a female is traveling alone.. but not a male. #Sexist

  • Reply M. White December 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Bro, looking ripped. What are you doing on that boat? Just started keto with some interval cycling, hoping to lean out. Love all of your videos and have been a long time fan. I am working towards a van house! About to be 18, and super stoked on my new life!

  • Reply Mitchell Barnow December 14, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Dylan the sailor man, he's go more muscles than Popeye the sailor man! I love all of your creations here on your YouTube channel. Thank you so much for all of your content.

  • Reply gunnar neset December 14, 2018 at 7:47 am

    great video guys!

  • Reply Pedro ElGordo December 14, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Captain Dylan indeed. Super video and i love the boat, so from now on it's maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! Stay safe and go with the wind. PS…for Ibiza, say 'eye-bee-tha'. Every day's a school day.

  • Reply Raffael Skalnik December 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Man all the respect to you and your crew! You are awesome dude!

  • Reply eberbacher007 December 14, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    So the old saying is true I guess.
    You can only really afford a boat if you afford to sink it and buy a new one (in your case in spare parts and repairs)

  • Reply Cat Boat Adventures December 14, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Hi guys, My wife and I have really been enjoying following you so far. And we've been thinking of a few ideas that we think your viewers would like to know more about.

    The first is we'd like to challenge you to consider making a video about what you would do in a man overboard situation. Imagine one of you accidentally falling overboard, and the other having to recover you all by themselves. Imagine doing so with that person being unconscious. And then think of what it would be like to fall overboard in cold water while fully clothed and tethered. And then if you really want to challenge yourselves, do this at night. I think a lot of us out there who are living their lives vicariously through you would love to see that part of your adventure.

    In the meantime, keep up the good work. I just started a YouTube channel myself which I will launch in a couple of months all about sailing in a Cat Boat. Finding all those cozy, quaint coves, harbors and rivers that only a shallow draft sailboat can go. Keep up the good work and keep those videos coming. I am learning a ton from you and I wanted to thank you for that.

    All the best, Jim and Donna Andersen, Cat Boat Adventures, Buzzards Bay Massachusetts

  • Reply Tom From Rust December 15, 2018 at 12:45 am

    “This is a…. tool” ?

  • Reply jonathan todor December 15, 2018 at 3:07 am

    looks like the girl that was on kombi life

  • Reply S Sumlin December 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Oh my…………

  • Reply Karl Moresi December 15, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Got yourself a new subscriber. Good seeing someone learning and making mistakes, makes it seem so much more authentic. Beautiful editing too

  • Reply lishy benito December 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    I am giving you a thumbs up for the shirtless moments, otherwise I will not sail with a couple of novices (as per the comments below)

  • Reply the hyper modder December 17, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Hi Dylan, the tool that you used on the boat is a rotary tool called a dremel (probably spelled incorrectly).

  • Reply belizeguy December 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Dylan, sailing is agreeing with you . You are looking great ! Plus Jackson and Tara seem well and are still talking to you, so all must be good . I assume the plan is to continue refurbishing the boat as you go ? interesting. Looking forward to the next one !

  • Reply Mickey Mouse December 17, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    That was Awesome!

  • Reply billiondollardan December 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Hey this is really cool. What an adventure! Good for you guys. I hope you're all safe

  • Reply Wombat One December 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Keep up the good work. It takes lots of time and a huge effort to make a neglected boat seaworthy and liveable. Never give up!

  • Reply Branson H. December 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    dope life

  • Reply Phillip Wright December 21, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Love your videos. Thanks for sharing your experiences.. Great job on the boat..

  • Reply Sailing Yacht Zora December 22, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Savage stuff, how long were you on the hard for? Fair play tearing through that work. What are you planning to do with the Aries?

  • Reply Don’t read my profile Picture December 23, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Who came for the thumbnail?

  • Reply Polarbarts December 23, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Check out this channel. Channel name is: Friluftslivets Gleder ..Totally badass in Norway! 😀

  • Reply zmaldo yes December 24, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Damn Tarzan

  • Reply Sonoma Bodyworks December 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    What a crew of misfits… but glorious fun for sure OXOOXOX

  • Reply Lyle L December 25, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    what a mess. do not leave the dock.

  • Reply Ben January 3, 2019 at 5:46 pm


  • Reply Philip Freeman January 7, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Live your dream .

  • Reply Hans Jensen January 9, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Just found your channel, great positive vibes, looking forward to watching more! And it’s just amazing how others can criticize your ambition. You got this brother!

  • Reply andrew January 10, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Hey you guys should check out "sailing catalpa" a young Aussie family sailing south east Asia in a concrete boat

  • Reply Tzlil Didner January 22, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    wow! what a big mad adventure and experience! I wish I could join you guys! it seems like you handle your problems along the way with laughter, courage and patience. Thumbs up! Have a lot of fun! for me too 😉

  • Reply J J January 25, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Nice Video! How long did the repairs take and how much did they cost, if you don#t mind me asking?

  • Reply TFWandyzilla January 27, 2019 at 8:58 am

    This is the best "fuck it, we're doing it" series on youtube. The spirit of adventure is way off the fucking charts. Good job.

  • Reply roderick mchardy February 3, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Dylan,,, she is indeed beautiful but how long is it going to be before her hair or that flowing clothing she wears is going to get cought up in a winch or rigging or something,, could be very painful for her,, tie it up girl !!! ps ,, your vids are great

  • Reply Rod February 26, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Sorry about the wind vane, Dude.
    They're like an extra hand aboard working 24/7. Damn expensive too, like a half engine.

  • Reply faircompetition1 February 27, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Please don't dump chemicals in the ocean . That is where the sink drains .

  • Reply Lyle L March 1, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Dude your titties be so fine I bet your uncut and huge…

  • Reply Kendall Biegler March 3, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I wanna have his babies

  • Reply K April 6, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    this thumbnail has weird synergy with that stupid vice cowboy capitalists video that youtube keeps trying to get me to watch.

  • Reply Lady Alfhildr of the Forest of Violet Mists April 22, 2019 at 6:04 am

    I'm sad you painted the pretty turquoise underside of your boat plain black! Oh well, I guess it doesn't show much anyways. Well, I'm enjoying your amateur sailing adventures nonetheless 🙂

  • Reply zorroon milkavitch June 9, 2019 at 12:51 am

    what the hell are you using caustic chemicals in the middle of the ocean for you shouldn't be out there pollutant the f**** world if you're going to be cruising around like a bunch of wild hippies what the f*** man f**** dripping s*** into the ocean we going to live here man

  • Reply mangoboy420 June 21, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Do I go to college or buy a sailboat ?? I see only one option. Sailboat.

  • Reply scania Lazarus October 20, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Did you leave harbour by sails only ???

  • Reply Kelly and Julie Elander November 3, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Love how you work so hard to get everything shipshape. Really impressive!

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