Our Experimental eco-friendly antifouling project begins- Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 205

Our Experimental eco-friendly antifouling project begins- Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 205

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Every, few years it's time to halt dillos out of the water and give her a coat of fresh bottom eight. The. Last time we painted Ellis's bottom was in Malaysia, way, back in 2015. Since. Then we've. Sailed over, 25,000. Nautical miles and. Crossed two oceans in the process a little, bit of paint still clinging on has completely, lost its antifouling, capabilities. Which. Means we need to regularly scrape the hole now. This is what our bottom looks like after, only three, weeks and the tropical, waters of Grenada, we. Can easily lose a knot or two of boat speed a fresh. Coat of paint will mean less scraping, without, Dulles to slip to the water even easier, this. Will be my fourth time painting her bottom and each, of the previous, times I use standard, antifouling I've. Tried hard semi. Ablative, and fully, ablative, paints all with varying degrees of success and none, of them are perfect this. Time I wanted to try something different something. That would last more than a year or two and most importantly something. That wouldn't reach metals, plastics, or, toxic, chemicals into the ocean all, right let's, get started. So, basically try to figure out how, much surf beer surface, area the bottom eyes. Order how much paint how, many gallons doing. We play seven. Five. Our. Measurements, came out 266. Square meters measuring. Works but, you can also use this handy formula to estimate if. You work this out for Dulles, it comes out to 709. Square feet so, pretty close to our measured value. Today. Is day. One in the mission to get jealous, is bottom repainted, and it's. Been like four. Years since, we've done it last so, it's gone down so far from us cleaning it it's almost to the gel coat so. Today we're gonna have the guys. Sandblast. Everything, back. Down to the gel coat. Johnny. The. Man. So. Good are you doing good. Good. Morning since what yeah, couldn't. Be any better oh yeah. So. What's the plan. Gonna. Get your blaster today good. News before. They stand blast our mission. For the morning, is to raise. Our bootstrap, because we put so much, on that list the past years that if you can see. Water, line goes all the way up whereas. The, front. Does, not so. It looks like the stern is constantly, sinking, into the water yes. Six. Centimeters. Yeah. I think that's perfect. Man. The ladder was up against the whole like right at the concave. Taping. The water line and it just. Neither's. Or something. I'll, learn all, my weight went right down onto my fuel, there's. Like a weird clicking, sound I don't. Think it's broken because I can move. It I. Sit. Up. I'll, move it too much over here well. Can't, do much more today so you're. Gonna head back to. That, we're staying on. And probably, just do some editing and keep my foot up cuz, can't, even stand on it and it's useless me being here right now. Yeah. Making. Preparations, to. Whew a dustless blaster, wonderful daughter is he really just mr., Zac Posen. Is kind of just a little just a little. So here we have this big awesome machine over here is. That an air compressor. And. Then, you. Percent. And also, water too and. Then. You just go. To hell on the hole with the sand. And, can, you get you'll get all the way through the paints or even through the fit and what are you the diners down to the gelcoat I mean it just stops there. How. Long do you think it'll take. Yeah yeah that's, your guest. If, you finish it. Usually. We do a quick roughs and and slap, on a new layer of paint but, over the years the, old layers have built up and it's no longer adhering.

Well, This. Time we decided to go all the way back to the gel coat and start with a fresh layer of primer. I've, scented, a bottom before by hand and it sucks, it. Takes days and days, of sweaty, hard labor and in the end they'll, swear to never do it again so. Here we are and it was money well spent. So. Today. We, got a shipment in from. Texas to, FedEx, it picked up a, new. Anchor. Anchor. Our. Old anchor is a stainless, modified, cqr. Type and, has served as well but. Is trouble, setting and hard pack bottom conditions, the, new manthis anchor is a beast, and should set like crazy. Off. The old anchor down get, all the chain out, of the chain Locker and end friended we have a hundred meters of chain on Delos so, just over 300 feet and, most of the time we, only use the first 150, feet which, means that half of it is dragging off the bottoms while the other half just sits in the chain Locker every. So often we like to end for end the chain so that the galvanization wears, evenly. So. We'll put the bad, end first, into. The chain Locker we. Also spliced, an additional 20 metres of road onto the chain which, gives us a bit more scope, but, even more importantly allows, us to cut the anchor away should we need to get away quickly, in an emergency. I forgot. Away two men obviously Waker beast, and, the moment, of truth to see how it sits on the bow All, Right girls. Working, hard yeah good, you're. Pulling up or 82. Okay, and. Stop. Oh. I think it fits pretty good. Cool. So. We're. Getting in there I think we're gonna be priming, today, and. The, first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna wash the. Hole with. Water and soap and I talked to the guys in the yard to do this all the time they said to use laundry. Detergent, for clothes. Stop fooling. Anyways. Yeah. And. Then we got to get it dry and, we have to put denatured, alcohol and. Clean it with towels all over the whole okay. So. We put the primer on we. Have to wipe, everything with denatured alcohol this. Just gets rid of any, leftover, grease or dust or. Anything. That won't make the paint stick. And. Then it's. Ringing so. We may have to go right into it. We, can definitely clean in the right. Strong. It's. Nice that we can just walk over from the boat it's like literally a 20 second commute yeah which is a little bit dangerous actually. A. Lot. Of good stuff here. Yeah. They. Had to at the store here one, was the Internet, in a protects 2002, the, other one was the Seahawk tough stuff and we. Talked to the paint manufacturer, for the bottom paint that we're using and he. Said that this one worked just fine it'll. Give us good protection, from osmosis. And blisters on the bottom and. It'll seal up the. Gel coat real good oh. That's. My sister. It's like a good shirt. Mask. On. Here, comes the rain. We're. Getting there we got the first, coat of epoxy primer, the barrier coat on yesterday. We're gonna do three coats in total we're, gonna go with. A white coat on top of this one and then, another gray coat on top of this and that should seal it the primer we're using serves two purposes, first, off it seals the bottom and prevents, moisture from penetrating the, gel coat which could cause us Moses and blisters.

Secondly. It gives whatever bottom, paint you choose a good, surface to adhere to you, get the art of finishing. The. Last lots, of code, three. Yeah. Three. Coats. So. So, good though. Almost, there. Three, coats huh damn. Some, of you guys might know we've changed to, induction, stove. Because, our lithium batteries, are, pumping, out so much good power now we, can actually use an induction stove. The oven, has been a little bit of a question mark and we have now bought a. Toaster oven it's. Basically. A small, electric. Air, convection, oven, which i think is gonna be really cool takes what, 1300, watts per 1300. Watts so it's less than the stove agent we're gonna try and find a way to mount it on to the gimbal so that it sits under the stove and. Karen. Can make her sweet as chocolate cheeks, without them we're flowing while we're sailing to attach arms. At. The kind of four corners of this top bit I go, down and then, go underneath this so. It just hangs underneath all of that and, then, Gibble's together is one solid. Swing. Chair. So. We've taken all the proper measurements, and now we're, just kind, of bending, these, long pieces and. To, the right size. Our, metal pieces are all bent up the only thing is they only had like mild steel. Which. Is not corrosion, resistant so, we're just gonna put a layer of chrome. Aluminum is. The color of choice because I. Already. Mounted. We, tighten up the screws, put some more screws in. Put, some padding so it doesn't rattle. Look, at that thing. My. Lord. That's good enough. Yes. What. Are you up to now brother, today is step 22. Or, something on the bottom and we're. Gonna do the boot stripe today it, looks good semi, squiggly. Fire. Red. Sweet. Time. Now. It's time for the. Satisfying, part of removing, the tape. As, a clean line did, you learn anything about painting, a boot straight yeah. I think we learnt fought a lot. I think, we done the measuring, job really, well like it doesn't look too uneven. But. I think the hard part is, actually the taping, we should have done a better job really.

Taping It down. And. Probably put two tapes. Over each other because the paint, became so thick on top that it's like hard to get it off and. Then also, to. Not leave the tape for too long up there so. - like tape, it paint. It straight away and, then as. Soon as it's dry take it down because now that the glue of the tape is, like kind. Of melted. Because of the heat and everything so. It's like super hard to get off and when you then need, to use like a little tool, the, the, surface becomes an uneven. We, have decided to not just do one stripe, on the boot stripe but to do two stripes, one, red and one white. So. Me, and Brian just kind. Of taped it all last, night and my, first thing this morning, is. Task, number. One paint. The white so, it's actually quite fun today. We are also doing some, gel, coating. Brian is Rieger. Coating the front and. I used to the back step. Okay. Looking, good Jessa. Today, is a. Upgrade. Maggie kind of day and. We're, gonna be adding a. Tow. Bar it's so much wakeboarding. And now, that we have our foil board it's. So nice to be able to tow behind Maggie's, but always tow from down. Here low, and. With a full board, that's, especially a problem because you're up out of the air so, we. Had this thing, welded. Up and we're going to drill, some holes in here. And. We also decided, to get. Some some. Mounts rage mounts. Made to get the, stand. Up paddleboards on the side of the boats that are not clogging this deck area right here so being. Brady got these going the other days now we have all. This. Clear. Deck. Space. You. Just put. -, these. Hello. On here, captain, woof. Patting, on there so. Pretty good I. Know. That's, party, so is your in for activities. For. The the racks. That go on the outside, it. Was like almost, two hundred US dollars no, way yeah, we found those little things in the scrap metal behind, the. 25. ECT solar degrees so for like 10 bucks 10 bucks plus, padding, was like 40. Season. Zip ties. We. Were in for about $30, see, said and done. I've, decided to start the next project, which is finding. Out why the rudder is leaking, there's apparently a, nylon, nut on the top that can be tightened I got, this special tool sent.

In From Amell and I. Also got new, packing, material, to. Seal the rudder up and I gotta get all, this apart. We'll. Go from there. This. Quadrant, is really, stuck on here I've been sort of beating it with the hammer and, alternating, using. The gear puller and, wd-40. Kind. Of moving a little bit about what I've got to do is I think I'm it's just never. Been out ever, so. It's all created sources, the corrosion it was just seizing that on there it's been on there for what almost 19, years so, I've got to get this nylon, nut, out of there and then under that should be the, packing, material, I think so, we'll get this cleaned up. Turns. Out the. Packing, is, really packaged, in here it's quite. Tough to get out there, are three layers of packing material, and the idea is to offset them 120, degrees so that the gaps are evenly spaced in the center of an uncut piece when. The pocket is compressed, it makes a watertight seal on, the rudder shaft. All. Right I got the clutter, and all cleaned up and painted. The other day all the rust is gone and. Now it's time to see. If I can get it all together, again. The. Last thing I have to do is test, to make sure that there's good continuity, because. Our sacrificial. Sinks, are on the rudder so, there's not a good connection between the bonding system and, the, zinc. Electrolysis. Zero, ohms, which. Means that they have a good connection. To see that. Call. That one good and death. The, big question, is how do we paint the. Squares where, the, mounts. Are currently so these days right here we. Were able to get fire on and all the painting done except for this this, is the hurricane cradle, which. We had put, on while we were back, home visiting. Family and now we're back and so here's what we do is the hurricane cradle gets removed these, stands, get, put in, its place the. Weight of the boat is, still, resting, on the same place on the. Keel and so. These guys are here taking the entire thing apart, carrying. It away and then when this goes away this will, go I don't. Believe these in its place and we'll paint. People. Art. They said it was okay to put this speaker on - so we're gonna try it. This, is the final. Step. Before we spray, our. Seacoast. Dx10. Silicone. Make our cake. We've got three coats of primer on. Use an heirloom spray gun. And learn. How to use it first, and. Then spray, the, entire, hole, an. Idea is that a glass tube finish. We, wanted to try a different type of bottom paint this time around but, at this point you could pretty much apply any kind of paint you choose looking. Pretty serious that rope.

The. Paint we chose works by being slippery which makes it difficult for things to stick to the hole it. Doesn't release chemicals, or metals into the ocean and it relies on speed, through the water to stay clean enough, Paul goes well it should last for at least eight years we're. Hoping that this in combination, with the ultrasonic. Antifouling system, will provide a good eco-friendly. Antifouling, solution. One, of the most interesting bottom, paint jobs now it's the most interesting bottom band I've, ever done. Like, we normally just slop, on the regular. Black biocide, but this is enough. Some kind of a crazy. Ultra, smooth coating that doesn't what we're, turning Delos to do a Teflon frying pan I think. You're. A slippery. The big risk because if, it doesn't work a lot. Of work to go by that. Look. At those moves I. Learned. From the best, he's. Got moves. All, the way. Yeah. Is that it. Nice, - now into gallon, coats. Of gallons. Look, at how shiny, this thing is this like shimmering. Tiffany. We're. Gonna grease up the prop we've, got these research. Fittings on the side, got. My water, feature with um grease and watch right here. Like water as. You. Know which, is a good sign a new Greece is white. Is. Moving. We're, headed to jealous. Everything's done. In the water. Today. Yes. It's. Only been five months of hawks, and flights and vets and couches, and. Sleeping. Bags. No more no, more. Decided, always. A little. Interesting. Procedure. Everybody. Does a little bit different. Is used like this small. Little flatbed, truck because, they knock it in. And then it goes in the travel, they know what they're doing so. Shiny. And. Or it happens, you know. Like. A lot, of weight sitting, in, and the bottom adult is super smooth. Just crazy machinery, and. Sided asleep at home tonight. Making, sure that the transducer. We put back in let's not leaking and there's no water coming in. No. We're good no water what. Are you checking down there, well I need to open up the through-hole, get, water into the engine and then we. Need to start up the beast make sure she's written on all right it's, all clean and smelling, good down here.

Starter, Not even kicking overs and you know but, the fact that the fan turns on the battery is good, so, let's plan that we're, gonna open. Up the battery compartment so. That the. Starter. Engine side it's. Reading only six volts, we've, got thirteen. Point two which is good, on. This side of the switch we've. Got thirteen, point two on. This side of the switch we've, got six, and. If. You look at the other bottom, this is twenty. Seven. And the other side is, twenty. Seven so it's only the 12-volt, side, so. I wondered if this contact, inside, this switch has gone bad or maybe it wasn't fully engaged while they were like halfway alright, well let's try that. Oh. I was tripping on my wiring. Feels. So good. To be back on the water putting. The final anchor. Just gonna chill. First, time music. Yeah. If we tied it all good. Gun. Running, what. A. Calming. Calming. Way to. Wake up, makes. Me feel really happy to, be home, and, this. Is what I've been missing about living, on the water is. Waking. Up in the morning and just being able to poke my head out and watch the sunrise and. That doesn't get much better than that in my opinion it's. Something, small. But simple. And, add. So, much, quality to life. So. It feels really nice, to be back. Making. Coffee a million. Yeah. Everything's. Just as it should be we got bagels so. The. Other two working good. Just. Stoked to start the season I'm ready to start sailing and drenched, is coming in and a lot two days and, then we're gonna take off and we have no idea where we're gonna go but, we're. Just gonna see what the weather's like and sort. Of make a plan from, there. Rollin. All, right I am just putting, together the, second video in. Our haul out series, which covers, the bottom paint the experimental, bottom paint that we did and it remember the last video we did a whole lot of work that, was about $25,000. In labor for. A total project cost of thirty one thousand, one hundred and eighty two dollars but. What I've done is I, have put together the. Numbers. Just. For the bottom paint here and if. You look at the numbers the. Sandblasting. Which. Saved, us so, much time in labor that, came out to one thousand, five hundred and, eighty four dollars, we. Spent four hundred and forty dollars on miscellaneous. Supplies so that would be like sandpaper. Rollers. Coveralls. Like. The paint for the bootstrap, things like that for one hundred and forty dollars the. Primer is actually quite expensive so that was one thousand, four hundred and eighty three dollars for nine, gallons of primer whose remember we did three coats. Of primer to seal the bottom the. Rental, for the airless, sprayer was, actually quite cheap it was only $60, I think maybe the yard didn't charge us so much for that because it was the first time they used it and they didn't really know how, to do it either so we kind of figured it out together and then. The bottom paint that we used the C code vx ten which. Were trying out we, only had to use two gallons of that because. We. Sprayed it on with the airless sprayer that's three hundred and sixty, dollars a gallon for a total of seven hundred and twenty, so, all the the, sandblasting. And the miscellaneous, supplies in the primer and all that stuff that came to four. Thousand, two hundred and, eighty eight dollars I counted. Our labor for, mostly. Doing the bottom that, came out to a hundred and thirty-five hours, of Delos, crew labor we, did it over a period of about eight. Days and we worked pretty solidly, so. All, in all at an average rate of thirty dollars per hour here in Grenada by doing it ourselves we saved ourselves. 4050. Dollars which. Is super cool it was a heck of a lot of work but also, very, very very fulfilling, so, the total project cost I think if you were to do this on your own would be about, eight thousand.

Dollars But. We saved four grand by doing all the heavy lifting ourselves. It's, a. Really, interesting bottom, paint I'm, excited, to see how it works out, using. Something that's environmentally. Friendly meaning it has no toxins. No metals, leech in the ocean nothing like that so, the, next video that I'm going to work in now that we've done been, back in the water for a little while is going to be how that's working out for us we have installed, the ultrasonic. System from Sahni hull and, we. Have some results and I'll be showing those in an upcoming video so, be sure to stay tuned and thanks, for watching if you like these types of videos make sure to LIKE subscribe all. That good stuff and we'll. See you soon Cheers. That. Is your moustache. II give. This guy some, cheese at breakfast, or thank, you Bob. Baby. CPR. Yummy, tireless. PvP. On. A thousand, oyster tires. Business. In the front party in, the back.

2019-01-26 03:12

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How do you sand and paint behind the blocks at 10:11?

Great video guys. Thanks for sharing Delos’s make over and upgrades and explaining the processes that you went through. Delos looks great.

Hey Delos I love working on boat videos those are the best.

Wow what make and model of catamaran is behind the air compressor at 4:35? Looks impressive.

I love when you use Max’s music in your videos they so good

A New Delos video always brings joy. Please keep using the Onetox intro song it always creates instant happiness for my family.

Hi Lisa! Good to see you’re still in the family.

Member losing the prop in SF. You put the retainer pin in this time right?

Great to be back in the water. She looks so small on the hard :-)

Sorry Kerlan (sp?) ”you FIVE”. Your a good man no matter what the other four say about you. Again- ha-ha

We love this one! Good input for our upcoming bottom job this summer.

No Ramukanji introduction !!!!!, NO WAY !!!!!!!. It is either back or I wont watch any more videos!!!!!, yea right ......... Seriously guys, that song is part of Delos, without it, it is incomplete !!!

tow bar may need some forward support (A frame)... if you are pulling a wakefoil, it is going to flex.. don't ask how I know... :*(

Wow, it must feel great to have that done and to have done so much yourselves. Top job!

beware guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn-P3qnlB10&t=6s

Interprotec 2000 is the best. It's even good on my Frosted Flakes. The're Great. WD40 is almost useless as a penetrant oil. Order some Kroil. Your life will be so much easier. :) Wait, wait. Captain. you have groomed yourself. Have I missed this before now.

That was a GREAT & very informative video & I have only been sailing once!!! The four of you work so well together & everything is explained so well also. Sure hope the bottom coating works out as hoped, it sure looked good. All of you looked happy, refreshed , & ready to rock & roll on the open sea. Have a great season, be safe, stay healthy, & take your vitamins. haha

I'm going to buy a T-shirt. 1. Because I like the style and 2. I am curious to see if I get any comments from people in my area. Jacksonville, FL.  Thanks for all the videos.  Living vicariously through You!

Aho SV/Delos tribe Peace love Unity Rezpect Water is life Thank you for sharing another great episode

Looks great and shiny. but what is enviromentfriendly with three coats of epoxy primer? I dont get this

It would be sealed by the top coat would it not?

Glad you guys got your mini-refit done! Always good to see Brian, a fellow Flagstaffer workin gin his boat! What kind of slick stuff did you guys use to paint the bottom? We are looking st doing the same thing on our Formosa 41.

Wow! So pleased to see Delos all spiffed out! Can't wait to hear how all the mods are doing! Great Job crew!

Been watching off and on for a few years now, very awesome.

Geez it seems like just last season that you painted the bottom. Oh and yeah, these are my favorite kinds of video's. Not just for the tech stuff, but also to catch a little of that vibe that comes from completing tasks. The "fulfillment" as you so aptly put it. Lots of positive spiritual strengthening comes off that kind of thing. Thanks and be well.

One of your better videos but I woulda liked to see Brady fall!

Man that bottom looked so slick I stressed out during the whole splash in procedures. Thought Delos wold slip right out of the low bed cradle! She’s looking mighty fine now!⛵️⛵️

Great video. Cheers!

i luv delos .awesome ocean cruiser ..........but id luv to see u guys with some comfort.............a big cat .....and save a turtle or a shark........meantime ..........keep on keeping on the smoking light is lit

Really like these videos so interesting

Ladders are dangerous !!

Brian nice job on the rudder seal. Next time tighten the bearing puller then rap on the top of puller shaft with a hammer a lot of times this will break the part free. Also for pulling packing we used dental picks, so next time you are at the dentist and he turns his back to get his drill....

Dental pick kits $10-$20 on eBay.

New here and lovin’ your adventures which is awesome to be part of. When you service your boat, do you pick a place to service your boat or just when your in a particular country? Is price also part of your decision in servicing your boat? ⚓️

Hi Guys, at 0.16 was that Delos in Bass Strait, Becouse the cost line looks like it and Rodondo Island in the background .

Ahhh can’t wait to see how this works out.

Really enjoy these videos of working on Delos. I learn a lot each time

I'm sad to see Frida's Delos and heart gone off the keel

Wow delos looks brand new. Good job delos crew cant wait for new season !

Where's the usual intro song

Delos is the first two pictures on the SeaCoat gallery page. How cool is that?!


Jack Zeigler where? You? You have a link to that?

@ minute 24:50 Delos indeed looks like a sailing WEAPON!! Woohoo!

2019, two stripes 2020, three stripes 2021, rainbow

Alex loves the sun more than she knows I think :)

I can still recall the musky aroma of a sweaty hazmat suit at the end of a day at the yard. Good times :)

As much as I love to see ppl sailing the open seas, watching Bri and Brady and crew doing boat jobs is a reward. Keep it going guys, great informative viewing. You guys sharing and explaining your processes and learning curves is boss!! Thank you!

I hope the foot is ok.

Nicholas Juntilla I agree. what did they do with the old anchor?

Have you previously faired the hull? Was a little bit surprised that since you took it down to bare gel coat that you didn’t fair it first before the barrier coats.

Good work guys Delos looks like a Pearl Happy Delosfriday ;) Safe saling .

Susanne I agree

Wow guys! That new bottom paint scheme makes Delos look so elegant now! And I bet she slips through the water so effortlessly now. You folks did an awesome job and looking forward to the next episode of sailing.

Breakfast, coffee and a super-thumb up new episode! Good way to start the weekend! Skål!

33:43 thats what she said

Cool !

Am I the only one missing Ramukanji at the start? Great video as usual with lots of details. Thanks guys and best from HKG

Let the adventures begin!!!

21:45 At what speed is this paint rated for ? 13:00 Why not using the epoxy coating from the bottom, instead of spray paint ?

Stoked you are back in the wet stuff! I was going to go for an Ultrasonic dohickey but have had some negative comments about them not really working. I value your opinion higher than most... would you recommend them? I'm looking at 1.5K for the system my cat would need.

Great video... So glad to see your family back on the water.!!

THANK YOU so much for sharing your expenses that’s cool

allways new ideas for all as! thanks frome Rome!

Go man, GO! You're living one of my dreams that I never will.

Sweet video, so calming to watch it all come together!

When you do the stripes, just use the bottom paint in the stripe area first (grey), let it dry and then do the red stripe on top. By that you don't have red colour creeping under the tape and your lines become laser sharp. It's too late now but maybe next time....

Glad you got the Mantus.

710 sq ft? I would have thought it was bigger than that.Thats nuts

Once again another excellent offering for Delos junkies. You guys have smashed it as this was so well filmed and edited it was an absolute pleasure to watch. So looking forward to the new season. Smack on the hand for neglecting "Ramukanji"!!! Thought I was starting the wrong vid until skinny Breeyawn showed up on screen :(

Great video lots of info!! Soon going to be out there too. I'm really gonna need the intro song back though ..... thanks !!!!

What’s with the sound quality? Background music/wind constantly drowning out the voice...... Not your usual style, or is it just me.......? I would say I got about 30% of the dialogue. Otherwise brilliant, as always.

Супер! Субтитры на русском языке помогли бы таким зрителям как я...

the industriousness and dedicated application is a joy to behold, rock on delossians

This is so satisfying to watch! The start of a new adventure with the ship shape, and an excited crew I´ve ended up loving over the years. Looks good! Keep videos of your work and technical stuff coming.

It's so nice to see, in this more and more conflicting world, 4 people working together in harmony on each of your projects. Such a testimonial of what mankind is capable of doing when they can put aside many of their self interests. So, happy that the crew is sharing all these adventures with us and, hey, Delos is back in the water!

The delos is back in akson

Your very lucky with the ware of the old paint , but you on the move so helps a little But wares thin quicker , we use micron 5 and get three years with the odd wash , I have seen the spray on silicon over base coat , a few time when boats have been out , they said not as good as normal antifouling growth seems to be clumps , even mussels started to take hold , so good luck , the annoying thing is it’s another haul out costs if it lets you down

that tow bar on maggie is going to snap off the first time you use it.... it needs arms on both sides attached somehow further forward.

All that Metho, and not a drop of orange juice in sight..eh brudder

Fantastic...looking forward to the Delos Project 2019!

Oooooooh Shiney! :D Can't wait where the adventure will take us!

Gay you gowing to Asia I hope bay gay

Who taught them how to do things ?

Thank you

I just quit my high brow, stuffy, corporate job. My heart is the sea, what I would give to sail with y'all. if y'all ever go north to the Georgia Coast, I have a place there and would love to have y'all! if y'all are ever heading past St. Simon's Island south of Savannah please holler!

you liked i liked a lottttt :D

Home Chef is for yuppies.

no ramukanji?! :(

Being a fellow yacht owner I love watching these sort of videos

16:19 DEEPLY skeptical of the design on Maggie's tow bar. I think there is more force than you realize, OR way less than I realize! Granted, most of my experience is being yanked out of the water for a barefoot deep water start by a 250 horse Black Max on a ski boat. Maggie isn't packing a 250, but still would be more comforting to see wider flanges (2x) on the base of that bar or more support front to back on it. I don't know, It'll be a hell of a lot of fun for a while at least. :D

+Beardy Yes, a strap or rope from the top to something forward, even on the bow, would probably go a long way to stabilize it. Might make seating a little awkward, but keep things from bending.

Agreed. The leverage on that bar, being so high above the mountings, looks like it'd either bend the verticals or maybe even crack off the welds. It'd been stronger to have a tie off point on each side similar to their previous setup but just higher up about 12 inches. With the tall tow bar they may also have a hard time keep the bow of the diggy in the water.

+133slowmaro Maggie is aluminum right? Hard to say if all that leverage will bend the steel tube or the aluminum square tubing first. My money is on stressing the aluminum square tubing.

I was thinking the same thing.

stoked , great vid .. aloha from Big Island Hawaii

Great Job !!! I'm a Fan Form you god Luck for you und your Crew Sorry my English is not so god. But Best wishes from a little Town in old Germany (Brandenburg on the Havel ) Thanks vor your Videos Rene Spengler

Wonderful episode.. 07

hi their every try chopper sheets the old way i may try rock on oryer most dangers thing are yellow or red guts an   idea

I am enamored with your abilities to tackle all jobs. That’s why I love this channel.

Wonderful video! I'm totally into the wonky stuff. Case in point: Please, please, please be sure to have your stability tested! Repainting boot stripes, new weight added up high over the years, etc., adds up and can become an invisible safety hazard. Get an NA and have the test done.

Delos looks amazing! You guys did an amazing job. Looking forward to more great content, and feedback on all the retrofitting you did! Would love to sail with you guys some day.

Franscois Prinsloo I agree. What do think is their favourite beer to drink?

Love the videos.. Big

great video! super informative!

Yasss!!!!! SV Delos is starting again!!!!

Very impressive teamwork. Congrats. Looking forward to the new season.

It's always great to see the hard work that goes into the preparations so the journey can be enjoyed. Spectacular editing, really helps with the story telling, can't wait for all the new adventures to come.

Thank you for sharing your life I am so happy when you make a New video. I would love to have you at my house in Iowa.

That stainless steel toe bar on the aluminum square tube for the dinghy is going to need to forward stays

What's the recoat the procedure going to be for silicone paint?..

I’m getting stir crazy up here in Atlantic Canada. I need to get south for some time in the Caribbean !

I REALLY like how you mix up your WORK, SAILING, ADVENTURE, EXPLORATION, TECH, ROMANCE, PEOPLE, PARTYING and Other stuff you show in your videos. It's all Good stuff Bro and Broettes LOL I don't know if I could have the patience to live on a boat for as long as you guys do even with all the great things you experience. I think I could do it for awhile but I think maybe it could be something that once you do it, it gets in your blood and then you can't live without it. Following you gives us the feeling of being there, wanting to be there, while doing our day by day land lubber lives. Take care crew and THNX MUCH.

PS I have seen you and Delos evolve over a long time and wonder if you could do a compulation of ALL the additions and improvements including drones, lines, electronics, mechanical Passport tips and learned methods both ship and also living with crew members over time.

i like these types of episodes very very much!

"It's LIKE literally a 20 second commute". So, sort-of literally? "They only had LIKE mild steel". So not actually mild steel, but something similar?


Haha Business in the front, party in the back. Haha. Delos looks really good. Great work!!!

Great work team, Delos looking younger than ever. Also, for Posterior... oops i mean prosperity.. https://gyazo.com/4b81cbab0d404bc82e4e8e0e16ed58fd

the electrolis will go a long way ....... in my life time experience however, newer to market .... eco friendly products are not as proficient as standard ...proven petroleum base or acrylic based.

That was very interesting and entertaining!

You can get a nice crisp edges on the boot stripes by running a surgical scalpel (lightly) along the masking tape edge before the paint has fully hardened. This avoids any risk of the paint lifting when the tape is removed. Moreover you can let the paint harden a little longer than you would otherwise which reduces the risk of bleeding under the tape. I can’t wait to see how that new bottom finish works and how the next adventure unfolds.

Cayenne Pepper. Use this, instead of "metal" ablative additives, you will never have to scrape again.

love it..you guys did well....... paint is my profession... would have taken charge . could I have been there to help . fair winds

There is a trick to painting clean straight lines with tape. Put the tape on, then with a paint brush and not a lot of paint dab along the tape and surface to be painted and allow to dry. This action produces a seal between the tape and the surface and will not allow the following coats to seep between the tape and the surface it is taped to. One the next coat is applied remove the tape before the paint dries and you will have a beautifully straight clean paint line.

One comment to the differences at the waterline. I had the same effect on my SM 2000. The reason was my unfavorable weight distribution. After redistributing the loads the boat was much more stable in the waves. You obviously have the same problem as me and too much weight stored in the rear.

One of your most informative videos. Great job: interesting, educational ... and the usual Delos crew good attitude! So I bet Delos picks up at least 1 knot of average speed trough the water! Hope you keep us all informed as to how well the bottom paint does. Nice touch with the UW Logo too. Fair winds and slippery sailing!

this video is assume, why, because some of us can't physically do it our selves, its the first video I have ever seen that publishes real world costs!

hmmm. from the paintings i've seen, your sure resemble a Spanish conquistador.....probably politically incorrect but if your belive in ....incarnation, your born to do this....

Brady is the best 1st mate ever, his job is soley to say, 'No' resist the group think! remember your i.t. route's....

dude, you ought to do a whole episode on bonding...its like voodoo to boaters, we dont understand it....great video!

Awesome video! Liked and Subscribed Captain!

Every two years it cost me $1,500 bucks to paint the bottom of a 28ft power boat...

Dude, I hate Washington...sorry...bitten by wasps, insane red ants,, and raining constantly or misting, its always wet....did the infantry school there, but how you maintain a personal and professional relationship with your bro is outstanding......A+ and wish i could say the same.

Hey crew - I worked for a company in Australia that used silicone paint on their fast ferries. Keep moving the boat or be prepared to scrub. At least once a week, and try to get it over 7 knots.

Hey what happend to you theme music????????????????????????? I'ts my coffee.

Havnt seen any videos from you in a long time, glad this showed up to remind me :D

Awesome video guys!! So excited for a new season! So much fun imagining I'm with u guys and living on the sea and seeing things from you guys point of view. So inspiring! Thanks for all you do. I know it's hard work just editing.

Can't wait to see what kind of speed delos will get with the new hull.

I remember the good old Lead Paint Days.

interesting watching all the maintenance. fun to see the cost breakdown analysis. incredibly expensive paints and primer! good to see you all back at sea where you belong. Happy Sailing

Totally awesome

Love that spreadsheet action.

Holy crap, you guys even manage to make work look fun... hahaha, always amazed! I also want to say that i'm looking forward to seeing the new SV Delos logo on the keel in future episodes! Best wishes to you all always!!!

Yall have gone full retard. Unsubscribed.

Whether or not you can move a joint is not a test of whether a bone is broken.

You guys motivating me to do a haulout on my vehicle. Delos looks brand new!

Thanks crew. Love to here how the bottom paint works out for you. Smooth sailing....

It's such a great boat. The way you do the work (and what you pay people to do instead) is exactly what I would do too. It makes it kind of relaxing to watch.

"I'm really excited to sleep at home tonight"

I love it when you guys get technical.

to make it easier to pull the packing out use a cork screw

use green frog tape and it won't be a bitch to get back off the hull..

add poly-math to Cpt'n Briaawwwwnnn's resume I luv u ppl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irf3SSRKGUg :) Did I say that???

great job guys! nice paint job too..

...making me tired. Glad it's friday.

a step by step procedure of sorts to let your viewers know in how to do it by yourself is i think the most important part of this vlog.It is interesting and keep our eyes stayed on the youtube screen for the next steps u will perform.It is never boring at all....You guys and gals rock...

Brian, if you go on the Amel forum you’ll find a very nice guy, that we ‘ll call “Rusty”, who did the end for end thing you did in his Super Maramu. What happened to him was the rusty links from the old end glued themselves together after a year or two and he ended up having to spend days with a jack hammer in the tiny chain locker from the forward v-berth trying to separate the links so he could get it out up the hawse pipe. He now swears at anyone who recommends this practice. Don’t do it unless you wind out all the chain every month or so. He anchors on the Chesapeake so doesn’t need much scope so most of his chain was unused.

Great video, very informative haul out

Awesome job guys and gals!!! Delos looks sweet! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more!!


Those convection ovens work GREAT, no burnt-bottomed biscuits...Hmmmm, that new bottom coat should get you another Knot or two, also...

Teenager Delos is lucky to have the parents like this.

I love these videos that show the maintenance required to keep a boat like SV Delos sailing dependably.

The maintenance expense is no joke.

Thanks for this. Thumbed.

Brian I love your boat maintenance videos. I'd love to see a little more about how you navigate and watch weather. You guys are truly inspirational. I have plans on getting something small.this summer to just get out on the water and learning

Can’t believe those guys sand blasted without protection! They need respirators with supplied air.

They are back

Daddies boat....these mfrs couldnt keep a job

I was dancing on Delos with you Kazaa!

both thumbs up

Hey blasting is great for all the air breather

The best thing to do is burn all your trash plastics and all.proven fact the emissions r safe.

Excellent work done, crew! I am really interested to see how the new anti-fouling works! Looking forward to your "report" ;-) Ta Ta!

Thanks for sharing

Love my Mantus anchors. Be sure to also get get their dinghy anchor. Holds crazy good.

I wonder if maybe you'd have any luck with bed-liner materials. Yunno you can get that stuff in different colors these days and its tougher then heck.

Looks great that extra strip really made the boat pop you guys are the best. Keep up the great work. Maybe one day I will get to meet you all.

With the Government shutdown, a lot of shitty news local and national, and other things that I rely on... it is a huge relief that your videos are rolling out again. Thanks guys for some great content. It means more than you know!

Nice ! Really looking forward to seeing how this modern hi performance/low toxicity paint performs in the long term. Does it have any interim maintenance like polishing vs scraping ? Keep up the good work !

RAN sailing showed a boat some time back that a friend in Sweden had used a silicon based paint similar to this paind for the hull. In three years of sailing all they had to do was use a brush to clean the bottom.

I'm super excited to see how well the ultrasonic hull cleaner works....

After masking for the stripe, use a thin coat of the underneath color (gray) first so it blocks bleeding under the masking tape.

Although it's great to hear Capt. Brian, I must respectfully say I really missed not hearing Ramukanji at the start...

Ahhhh...Delos fix!

Nice 7 on the last paint strokes

How’s that new Anchor?? Does it dig in like they say it does?

Congratulations on you renew the boat and wish you good trips

Bring back Ramukanji


I really enjoy your videos. You have helped to inspire a project I am planning out. I became interested in a older 1990's hateras 68ft motor yacht and have admired your use of solar and wind, I hope to be able to mix solar and wind to reduce the reliance on the generators (assuming the deal goes thru, im told I just started a very long long project - buying a boat), I would greatly appreciate any advice that you have since I am in the learning/planning stages, I am not looking to sail solo and have a few good friends lined up to go. I will be out of the western coast of the US once this whole thing can take "flight". Thank you again so much and love the videos!

Well the normal high jinks is fun these Fix-It videos are truly excellent. Delos will never be rotten to the gunnels the way you're on top of things. I would also say that you don't have a chance of having any bilge rats because you're hull seems to be tight and top-notch. An observation: Karin's eyes are expressive as well as kind. Fair Winds and following Seas my friends!

Haha.eco bottom paint is shit..never works My Navy seal friend put the old school lead paint on his boat...lol years ago The seals can always get it The red

Did you guys ever consider Coppercoat for your antifouling?

Don't use WD40 for penetrating oil. It kinda works, but a 50/50 mix of automatic transmission fluid and acetone is MANY times more effective.

Get a "gosun", fusion cooker

Great work prepping the boat. Anti-foul looks fantastic.

Delos feels real sexy in new underware I'm sure" LOL Great job delos" What a team !

is not anti foul by its very nature NOT eco-friendly ? SELECTIVELY eco-friendly perhaps ? :)

That is why they are trying something that is not anti foul this time.

Another great one guys! I like the “captains time” at the end. More personal touch. Blue skies all!

Great video!

ahh yes... so satisfying after months of weekend work in the boatyard... https://youtu.be/hOx8hGat2_A?t=242

Hey guys! Awesome vid, as always :) I'd really love to see your opinion on the Silicon-based anti Fouling. We're a small start-up company in the Baltic sea (Kiel, GER) and also in the development of hard-coating-silicon AF paints. As I know from all your episodes, you guys are very honest, so I'm curious about some real ocean Feedback. Keep up the good vibes!

You've almost made Delos into Delos 2.0 with all the work! (Love the DIY vids btw) Welcome home and looking forward to the next set of adventures!

Blue "So much room for activities" Is there a Stepbrothers fan on Delos.

Hi all, im an airless spray specialist in South Africa, next time come and recoat your boat in SA and i will spray the boat for free.

Hey where is ramukanji!? please bring back the Delos Anthem

TIL, the prop is on the KEEL, not the stern.

It is weird how many ours people spent under their boats and in to fix and repair things for thousands of dollars and then only remember the sailing after a few years. A good hard working job is memorable too! And yeah, the dirt that comes of under the shower at the end of the day....people are though.

+Josh Farrer I actually stayed longer than I was intending to haha, I had to fly out for a job in the US a week or so before Delos went back into the water!

Давай Кирюша молодец!

You sir, rock! They seriously need to take you around a while as payment a bit! Great to see you doing well!

Always enjoy seeing you on Delos. Hopefully you will be able to join the crew for some future sailing. We all know you are a hard worker and talented editor and photographer with a magnetic personality.

Kiril Dobrev ..... it was great to see you again Kiril. Hopefully you get more time on vids next visit.

Kiril Dobrev a good man to go hell with all the work. I hope you got to play on board for a little while!

I worked on many fouling release technologies back in the late 90’s. The silicone based chemistries showed a lot of promise over flourinated chemistries. I developed a hybrid coating for fresh water applications. I’m looking forward to seeing how this product stands up to sea environment especially in warm water environments. I would consider it on my Tartan if it performs well. I now work in the fuel sector and we have developed a chemistry to dissolve and remove biofilms to ensure your fuel tank is not contaminated with bacterial sludge. I can send you product for testing if you are so inclined. We make it in the US and work a lot in the commercial marine sector. Nigel Calder has endorsed us as he uses it on his boat. The couple on Nandji are also using it. Let me know and I can send you my email. Great job on explaining your hull refinish. I blasted my hull as well and saved a ton of labour. Great job.

How long is Delos? Are you going to add more solar panels?

Fresh Chocolate cakes and beer! Cheers

sponsored vid.fake as fuck! so sad that you had to sell out. oh well, money talks. I just wish you would be upfront about it

I look sooo forward to the videos! Kinda sucks that I caught up on them because I could just binge watch Delos for days!! As always you all are doing a great job and letting us live vicariously thru you. I am a little thirsty tho, can we do some drinking soon? Ha ha ha Tanya from Montana

I’ve followed Delos from day 1. Why do you always say “like”?

congrats guys the boat looks amazing! Cant wait to see you in the world one day when we finally cut ties and head out with the wifey.

Teflon is bad...

If the new bottom paint works by having the crustys slip off, how often do you have to move? And how fast do you have to go?

Required to be a sailor on delos Navigation Sailing Cooking Plumbing Electronics Electrical Carpentry Mechanics Painting Photography & Editing Did I miss anything?

Brian, nice work on the rudder quadrant. Interesting how the packing for it resembles what goes into a packing gland for a prop shaft, as far as offsetting the joints in the material. Hey, if it works for a prop shaft, should work for a rudder shaft! I read a previous comment on the packing material needing to be cut at a 45 degree angle. That is correct. Makes for a better seal but since this is your rudder post and it's not spinning like a prop shaft, you should be fine. Just check for leaks now and then. Oh, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the new Mantis anchor works out. I'm thinking of replacing my Danforth with one this year. All the videos I've seen show that the Mantis anchor works even better than the Rocna anchors and I've seen the Rocna's set i like no time at all. Finally, nice to see 3 coats of barrier coat. That stuff is amazing. I had a keel problem a few years ago that required new fiberglass on the keel box, so it also needed some new barrier coat and I think I also used the Interlux. Cool beans Delos crew. Keep us posted in future videos how the new paint holds up and how the Mantis works out!

Boat is looking great! Ready and excited to watch you guys sail again! You all are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing! ❤️

Sea Coat! Thanks for stepping up. Looking forward to the updates!

Aerokroil, or Silikroil, but please not WD-40

"It feels sooo good to be back on the water!" I think thats one of Brians favourite sentences ;-) I´m always happy to find a new episode of you nice people :)

Great job crew! I just did the bottom of my flounder boat. The maintenance videos are awesome!

If that slic paint works good try spraying the anchor chain to...think that would increase the life...

Hey guys great informative upload. Just to let you know there is another couple on YouTube sailing the same boat as you around the world as well on YouTube. There channel is Sailing Aquarius around the world.

As always, seriously impressive stuff; all of it. You are all obviously highly skilled all areas of sailing a blue water boat, maintaining it to high standards and you have tons of patient troubleshooting skills. Question, could any of you single-hand your Amel on a long range cruise with multiple stops such as you have so far experienced. Wanting to is another matter completely.

I do think in most circumstances you could single-hand Delos. The tricky part would be getting the downwind sails and poles up but in a pinch we have done it with only one on deck. You could also just fly the poled out genoa instead which would be a little more conservative just in case something unplanned were to happen.....

When Johnny said "Im gonna get you blasted today", I wasn't thinking sandblasting. Good Times!

Hopefully this hasn’t been asked already but I was curious as to why you didn’t just re-evaluate how the weight in the boat was loaded instead of moving the boot stripe? Seems as though the boat is quite stern heavy and thus not sitting in the water as it was designed. I certainly understand if the whole stripe had to be moved up due to the weight but it seems as though you’ve just essentially tilted the stripe to match the now stern heavy angle that the boat sits in the water. I guess I’m wondering if the whole stern heavy position that you’re now accepting as the new normal has any compromises in how the boat handles and moves through the water.

Sailing SV Delos thanks for the reply Brian! Everything you said makes complete sense and I definitely should have known that you would have certainly thought all this completely through. I’ve been watching the channel for quite a few years now...keep up the great work and fair winds to you as well. Just waiting for spring to come so I can get m boat back of storage. Also congratulations on your engagement!

Hey Chris, I think quite a bit of weight in our stern comes from our arch with the solar and wind generators. The arch is probably about 110 kilos, add another 60 kilos of solar panels, another 40 kilos of wind generators, then add dive equipment, tanks, 100's of meters of spare lines, drogue, etc. etc. etc. it all adds up. Most of our deck storage is in the stern so there you go! I can say that after looking at other Amel's (maybe not with as much gear) they still sit a bit down in the stern. I think this stems from the hull design staying constant for a long time while systems being added and upgraded which in turn adds weight. It's not ideal but boats are always one compromise or another. That being said I would rather be heavy in the stern than in the bow! Fair winds and thanks for watching. Brian

Thanks for showing how you guys take care of maintenance, there’s always things to learn. Your getting a little more Grey in your beard and hair Brian, it suits you. Thanks for all the work you all put into your videos, I don’t think you know how inspirational they can be for us land-locked people.

I'm afraid Maggie will not be so happy to have iron and alluminum mixed together in a salt-wet environment :-)

I had to chase the video down from my e-mail since it's not on your "video" page

Bottom paint will never ever, ever work. I give it a year or less. The manufacturer will blame the application process or damage while scraping the crap that will get on it. They'll never admit that their sh*t doesn't work.

Whew what a great day to be back home on Delos❤️❤️❤️

Are you up-to-date with your stickers (national flags)?

I don't care....I will sing the correct song myself. Just have to pause the vid for 30 secs. ;1)

Does anyone know what episode Brian meets Kaza? I know when they started it was just Brian and Brady. Is there an episode where Brian meets Kaza?

Next time use 3M 233+ tape and you will avoid the issues you had with the tape on the boot stripe.

What product did you use for the gel coat on the bow? Thanks!

All that work makes me really appreciate my fresh-water, trailerable boat! I was thinking that 5 months out of the water was a really long time, then I remembered how much my boat sits on its trailer in the yard and...only 5 months? Another great SVD video for the record!

wonderful info thanks

Valuable info! Thanks Delos

Whaaat!! no Ramukanji? This is not good :(

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. !!!!!!! Was wondering how this new bottom paint idea was going to play out and you covered the install really well. Now anxious for the results having added the electronics to the bottom anti-fouling concept !! F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. !!!!

Amazing all the work you guys can do yourself. Bryaann is truly a jack of all trades and a master of all. Hull looks great. Can't wait for a new "sailing" video Delos.

A great job Guys. (Italian proverb) ... Chi fa da se, fa per tre.

Presumably to grind/rub/blast it off before doing anything else.

+Wally Kramer "The word "like" is a way of expressing flexibility or perhaps uncertainty." Correct, and many people seem chronically unwilling to express themselves with certainty at all. It's as if they don't want to commit to ANYTHING for sure. Do you not grasp the contradiction between something flexible and something which is certain? ie: "Like literally"?

The word "like" is a way of expressing flexibility or perhaps uncertainty. If he said "It is a 17 second commute" would that be better?

18.30 for a penetrating fluid use Synthetic Auto Trans Fluid and Acetone 50/50 its better than anything you can buy especially WD40 which isn't that good for this task



how did you paint UNDER the keel ?

Don't know who your tax accountant is but you are adding $25,000 labour when you did the labour yourself.Cooking the books?

100-pound Mantus? That makes sense. We went with an over-weight 65 pound Mantus for our boat. Ours being a 41 footer that weighs 15 tons, it makes sense with the Mantus that you guys went with. They are great anchors! We also relied on an old really heavy CQR, but it would drag at those times when it should not have. You know, like at 2 in the morning? Yea, that's the time. The Mantus has held through gale force winds of a Beaufort 7 scale - winds of around 40 knots and we were whipping around and hitting hard on the bowsprit. They are heavy, but they REALLY are worth it!

The top of the toaster oven gets extremely HOT will melt anything that touches it

Maggie’s tow bar is going to need a wee bit of reinforcement. Speaking of switches , didn’t your freezer do the same to you ? . Hours of fault finding only to find the switch was off ! . Nice work guys n girls , time to start sailing again...

Nothing like a clean smooth bottom .....⬅️ that’s what he said

So happy you’re finally back

Finally! Back to the sea! Love, love, love your channel! Have a cold one for me, please. I'll reciprocate.

What about an air fryer ?

hey guys, I don't know if you know about this or not, but you can determine if a bone is broken, either a proper break or a hairline crack, with a tuning fork. 128 C gives the cleanest results, but a tiny little 440 will work too. You should really have one in your first aid kit. How to use: test first on a bone you know you haven't ever broken. Hold the fork by the post, and tap the tines on something hard, then put the post up against the bone. This is your "normal". Now do the same thing to the bone you think you may have broken. Discomfort, like it's "ringing out of tune" or an uncomfortable level of vibration is an indication that you have damaged the bone. the more it hurts, the worse it is! Please keep in mind that a hairline crack takes 2 weeks to show up on an X-Ray! meanwhile, if you don't stay off of it, the damage can make the crack bigger, until you have an actual break. One of these should be in everyone's first aid kit! You can get one from Amazon for under $20 USD.

DUDE, your team work is impeccable congrats to your mates. Love how you explain the workmanship to repairing.

Tef gel the screws if dissimilar metals on that fresh stove

OK, yeah, a dustmask is not going to protect your lungs from epoxy fumes!

Brian, forget WD40; Kroil is significantly better. I was able to remove a prop shaft coupling that had been on for years with it. I’ll start with WD sometimes, but if you need to work it for more than a few minutes, or if the part is important and especially if rusted, Kroil can do wonders.


lots of work and money to maintain the boat

im curious. I have to do bottom paint before launching Gypsy. and I kind of like the idea of environmentally friendly. could we get links to products you used here? also, what do you guys know about salt water conversions for inboard motors?

I would love to give you the link but it really is an experiment and we really want to see how it works for us before asking others to try the same. Hope that makes sense. Fair winds- Brian

Inflatable paddle boards are much better and take up very little space.

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Cheers on selecting and eco friendly option. If only more people considered their impact... Much Love to you guys

I went to induction a couple years ago (with only 6x4D AGMs, no less) and I've never looked back. It feels so great to be rid of LPG. I find my cooking loads to be about 500Wh/person/day, including coffee. :) I ended up reusing my old LPG stove's gimbal, which happened to bolt up perfectly to a Samsung combination microwave/convection oven, which means even the microwave is gimballed! Here's an old work-in-progress picture: https://i.imgur.com/wCZsUB0.jpg If you didn't already, I highly recommend throwing a couple Silpat (or equivalent) silicone baking sheets on the stove top. They won't melt, even when deep frying, and hold pots and pans like glue, even in heavy seas!

Right on man, very cool idea about the baking sheets. That makes perfect sense, will have to give that a try.

Can’t wait to see how the new antifoul works out., especially given how much better it is for the environment. We just did Double Trouble’s bum, but we chickened out and used Hempel Globic https://www.facebook.com/342599906119504/posts/766931357019688/

Excellent job now you have time to travel, see you by the sea have a wonderful week

I love your videos so much (:

I am curious about any performance improvement you've seen with this over having ablative paint. Especially in light to medium air.

I did the bottom of my racer every winter by myself. I couldn't afford the sandblasting so did it by hand with wet n dry sandpaper. Seeing you guys working in the tropics with a proper budget and plenty of help was super entertaining.

Great video! Your maintenance episodes are some of my favourites as I have almost identical work lists for SY Miss Foxy, our Jeanneau 53 here in Singapore. Thanks for sharing!

As I'm due for a haulout in April, this has really peaked my interest. Another awesome one guys!


When are you in st.lucia?

I love seeing how excited you guys were to get back home like that. Just shows that you truly are living your best life. Thank you for sharing it with us!

A lot of patience......

Hi how are you

A thought that occurred to me while watching Patrick Childres doing some plumbing, as you have gone all electric, have a look at induction heating in place of using propane or acetylene torches for doing plumbing repairs requiring brazing or silver soldering.

"eco-friendly anti-fouling". LOL. I don't think they know what 'anti-fouling' means.....

If you all could only sing and dance, you would be truly awesome.

Please keep us informed on the Bottom Paint . Thanks

We super love your videos my wife and I since the start, this was one of favorites. Sent this link to my Bro in Fort Myers FL, He lives full time on his boat also and IT guy like me from the Frozen North (Except he has been in the US for 18 years). He is about to redo his sail boat before he takes off your way this spring, looks like great advice for sure. Thanks again I think I need to take my 30+ years of IT collective into your type of world sooner that later. Cheers from the Frozen North.

Awesome vid guys, love it! I need to give my sea-lady some love this swedish winter and this has taught me some new things. Fair winds mates :)

Hey guys what you did to Maggie's not going to work you better put an angle piece on there I was going to rip that Transit write off

Brian I know you guys did this a while ago but I actually sandblast with soda baking soda and it's pretty cool because all you do is take a hose and wash it away and it doesn't hurt anything and you get the same effect pretty much thence and it's pretty Vegas Bill peace and I I hope your ankle gets better cuz it that is the worst

looks like Delos and Brian are getting the Ship in Shape to put on the Market For Sale. To make that big jump to the CAT. Or.... They are getting ready to do some serious Global Sailing. What does everyone think.

Wow, you guys are aging well! Brian and Karin are gently entering middle age with both grace and smiles and is a great thing to see. Keep sailing for life as there are more places to see and it will be a wonderful life to look back on1

+Shawn Smith ...erm, they are both getting old "gracefully" and that is fine. Everyone gets grey hair at their age - usually right after the pass through their best childbearing years. This is purely natures way as one generation is replaced by a younger generation and is totally acceptable and normal. Just enjoy their beautiful videos. Hopefully they will be able to do this for many years into the future.

Men age like wine, women age like milk.

Wow. Boat bottom paint is expensive! What does it smell like? Maybe you can you put that stuff in tiny half oz. faceted glass bottles for ladies to dab behind their ears.

The cheap shit'll get you just as high.

H2O proof Lithium grease? What about marine silicone grease?

Have you thought about soliciting boat manufacturers for a discount on a new boat in exchange for exposing their product to a weekly viewing of your 130,000 subscribers plus unsubscribed viewers? A very well maintained Delos should command a good resale value as well.

They have 310,000 subscribers.

Gimbaling the toaster oven.... You might want to lower the gimbal points as well so the assembly doesn't swing too much.

The rope allows you to cut everything loose in an emergency. You'd want to play chicken with that emergency till the last millisecond before cutting all that loose.

Frog tape is amazing for sharp lines and easy removal.

+Shawn Smith sometimes you gotta break some frogs to make an omelet

But some frogs are endangered species.

Brian what is your iq cause it must be very high you got a grip on everything man smart I reckon

Always great videos. I watch you guys while I work. Very 'feel good' vlogs.

What a Nose!

I could so clearly feel the relief you all experienced when you were back in your element on Delos in the ocean. I think you are like mermaids, if you are out of the water too long you might die

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Great tip! My chiropractor checked my wrist for a break in a similar way. He had the assistant do ultrasound on my wrist, while under water. If it was broken, he said I would know it and it would hurt pretty bad. It was just a sprain that took a few weeks to heal.

lol was gonna ask how u knew my name. but then I remembered you are also Brian. Hope the bottom paint works out. looks sharp!

What was the total cost spent and or saved from the time Delos was hauled out to when she was put back in the water?

I was wondering if you could tell me something about mooring and harbor costs? I am looking at a vessel which is 2 meter shorter then yours but still harbor costs in the Mediterranean for example are expensive for a 45ft boat. How is that in Asia and the Caribbean?

Hi Delos, could you talk about a little bit your experience with ultrasonic antifouling results? All the best, regards.

Go to work adventure crew Delos! Look forward to the glimpses of beauty on your journey.

Amazing job guys!!! Glad to see you’re back in the water. Also happy to see Brady’s foot is ok. Smooth sailing!

Ditch the masking tape and use actual pinstripe tape and you will have a way crisper line and less residue.

Damn!! Delos looks like a completely new vessel!! Great work guys!!! Cheers & congrats on the engagement!! It's about damn time.. lol

Great job! And super you guys used the eco friendly shiny stuff!

I love Captain Bryan's spreadsheets, totally an engineer thing LOL. Well done.

Your environmental initiative will be expensive.

Dont give out the beer before you are finished. They go to the bar and dont show up next morning.

12 000 likes, 39 dislikes. That's the biggest delta I've ever seen. P.s. you shoulda wet sanded, buffed and waxed the hull... Next time you pull the boat out of the water I'd be happy to fly down and teach/do it with you guys. Paul's mobile detailing* I'm just one guy that knows what the hell I'm doing.

those squares of the supports drive me crazy !!

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Great Video on how much work really goes into a new complete bottom job, and what it takes. Glad your back into the water, looking forward to up coming weekly episodes. You must’ve really enjoyed your sail to English harbor with that new bottom, ( 1kt faster? ). How was the sail back to nonsuch bay and green island today? Green island and it’s anchorage is real Delos world, enjoy.

So awesome brand new baby

LOVE the new color scheme!! Need to get my hands on one of ya'll's baseball caps :) LOVE IT!!

GUYZZZZZ! You did it wrong!! You're supposed to do 3 45 minute long videos including all of the steps in tedious detail!!! Don't you watch any other sailing channels???

Delos is looking super snazzy! I am soooo excited that you guys are testing more eco friendly options! Makes muh

And I hate radians...

Sooooo.. Raise the boot stripe instead of properly ballasting/trimming the boat??

translucent bottom paint. so exciting!

Whoa! Great work crew! Delos sure is lookin sharp and I can only imagine how rewarding it must have felt when she splashed. Cheers ya'll :) PS likin the stylish SV Trippin T-shirt Brian.....I'll have to bug Courtney for one lol!

Delos Crew! Hello from COLD, snowy Monrovia, Maryland! I'm still catching up, trying to get into "live mode!" Currently on Ep. 151 and you just jumped into the Atlantic in the Western Hemisphere to scrub off the layer of funk! Awesome! Question: Have you ever jumped in and discovered that you were in the company of sharks? I recall another YouTube video where the crew of a research vessel jumped in for a an impromptu swim call and a woman was bitten and severely injured (lost her leg) by a massive shark. Any close calls like that?

We've swam with hundreds and hundreds of sharks. I can remember 2 times we're they were either too curious for our liking and 1 time where they were on the aggressive side... I think it is the rare exception rather than the norm.

rebuilding 50 ft ketch... need crewmate to help with finishing carpentry etc and inspiration

This is a very informative video and I loved the realistic section on bottom costs. Is there any cure time for this paint before you can put it back in the water? The masking tape should be pulled straight back, parallel to the tape, meaning she would hve had to use a ladder, unless there is some different process with boats. The paint around the tape can come off causing uneven lines. Thank you for an excellent video

Hi Bri, your v-neck Tee at the end of the vid looks mint. Can't see them in the swag store...do you sell them? Cheers Ste

Great vid guys. The one thing I would do is attach a short piece of chain between the anchor shank and swivel. Many swivels were tested to destruction and it revealed that they do not tolerate anywhere near the stated working load laterally. Attaching a few links of chain enables the load to be applied in the direction of max strength at the swivel as the boat swings at anchor. Cheers, fair winds.

You should carry an extra propeller in case it broke!!! I don't think you can improvise to replace it....

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Sprained ankle what a bitch! Get well buddy! Booze it up and relax

Me betting it don't work... Interested to see the verdict though. )

Dang she is looking good, great effort and lots of hard work...I hope it's the best bottom paint ever!

Cant wait to see how it works.

This is the first time I've seen Delos on the hard. Man she's got one fat bottom. Fat bottom girls make the sailen world go round. Awesome awesome awesome video once again.

Very beautiful

A hull lot of work. Kick ass. Can't wait for the new season! You guys are incredible.

Very nice boat.

Maggie's tow bar won't last long. it needs a forward leg...

Are you concerned that you only used 3 coats of InterProtect 2000e barrier? I recall 5 was recommended.

Great video. Get you a can of Kroil and keep on the boat for freeing up stuck/ rusted parts.

YES back in the water x

Crazy how much different Delos looks with the grey bottom. Looks like a whole new boat.

Love your videos guys. Just a quick one on servicing the Autoprop propeller. If the bearings are still OK and you are only re-greasing, you need to remove the small plug in the cap along with the one on the blade, insert the grease nipple into the blade and pump slowly until the grease comes out the top cap. Keep moving/turning the blade while doing this and continue until no air bubbles come out. By pumping grease into the blade nipple only with the cap closed you will pump grease out between the blade and the boss where the rubber seal is. This is not good as the seal seats on a smooth recess in the boss of the prop. Grease in this area is not desirable. The manufactures have a You Tube video out in a workshop situation and I will be posting an in the field full service video soon. just tweaking the volume levels and don't have your editing skills. I have done a full service, with new bearings 3 times on my own H6 Autoprop over 18 years and hope my video will help others. Keep up the great videos and will follow your new electrical system with interest.

All these repairs will make her Delos 1.5

Hi. How do you keep batts charged? Yard has a 50 amp plug in? What kind of fuel stabilizer do u use?

Great work good quality video thanks for sharing

Blu is now Red.

Awesome vid guys. Lots of great info

Any update on the silicone bottom coat that you will share? It's been a few months now, no? We are getting ready for painting season here in the states, and I am sure I am not he only one interested in how the paint is performing. An eco-friendly option would be great!

Love the new Eco friendly Silicone based bottom paint! I am going to use some myself in a few weeks. Good Job!

Very informative, thank you!

Great to see you work hard :-)


Sorry you hurt your foot but on the brighter side i just watched the episode where you had a bunch of your patreon's climb the ladder and get on deck, luckily it wasn't one of them that fell.

@19.30 Please repeat Brian "I have to check that there is good continuity because our ?????? are on the rudder?" Zinc diodes?? Is that it?

Nice haircut Brady.

Lost all my hearing overnight and watching your shows it inspirational.

more money than sense

I just wanted to let you folks know, The SV Delos Crew Puts The Lime In My Coconut! Pretty sure I'm not alone!

At 28:18 LOVE the Kazzatron "Happy Dance!" Yay! So happy and excited for Delos!

Hey, Delos Crew! Congratulations on many jobs well done! After many days of watching ONLY Delos videos, I'm finally in "Live Mode!" Woo-hoo! I'm wondering if you did any overhaul type work to your main engine. Also, I think it would be super helpful for us wannabe cruisers if you could do a segment on your inventory of "critical" vs "nice to have" spare parts. Really looking forward to this season! I'm just a little sad that I won't be able to binge watch for days on end! Maybe I'll go back to the beginning again! :-) Cheers!

Funny to see 'Budget' and 'Marine' together!

Delos is looking awesome loving the new Antifoul - gorgeous and so much better than the normal black! Strong winds and tight sails guys

Ha Ha! Zinc Anodes :)

I enjoyed that one. Traveling to exotic ports doing boat work.

Good, but short, episode. Don’t listen to the naysayers!

This music in the beginning is the spirit of delos videos, i have always been missing this one. if fits you like a fist in the eye EYYY = :D aiiight

The environmentally friendly feature is probably bs. If the old way of doing it was so bad, why did stuff grow so well on it? Also, it's a huge ocean, and you know what they say, the solution for pollution is dilution. I can't imagine there's enough "bad stuff" coming off the bottom of Delos to make a swimming pool toxic, much less the hurt the ocean. The ONLY reason to do it, is if it actually reduces fouling.

The problem with copper paints occurs mostly in marinas and enclosed bays, where you have a concentrated number of boats. For good reason people always build marinas in sheltered, protected places with limited wave action and current. Because of this the copper tends to settle in the water column. This affects aquatic life in a number of ways, but is most pronounced in damaging the ability of gills to operate correctly. Worst of all it has been shown to affect the natural ability of salmon to return home for spawning. It's because of this that I feel it's something worth looking into. Here are a few links if you're interested in learning more: http://www.ushydrotech.com/files/6714/1409/9604/Impacts_of_Copper_on_Aquatic_Ecosystems_and_human_Health.pdf http://focs.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Impacts-of-copper-on-aquatic-ecosystems.pdf And this paper, which I believe is sponsored by ChemNet tells a different tail https://www.chemet.com/assets/1/6/Copper_and_the_Ocean_Environment.pdf Hope that sheds a little light on why we are trying new things. Fair winds- Brian

At first I was wondering what brand of crazy weird looking third world drill that was.. Till I looked up the brand.. it's an underwater drill!! That's crazy.. and it's expensive.

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Good on you guys. And welcome back HOME.

At ~25min kazza looks so burned in her face :( I hope she was OK.

Great to see you folks do much of your own maintenance! Did a complete bottom job myself two years ago.......Ughh! Let us know if the new anti-fouling gives you anymore boat speed if you could?

Love it

Can't wait to see how the antifouling turned out

I do many boot stripes and other forms of lining, off come the tape as soon as I am finished painting!

Thanks nice video I am building my retirement sailboat

Lovin' the new bottom paint! In addition to the eco-friendly aspects of the product, I'd be interested in how that "teflon" finish impacts your SOG, as well as, your over all fuel economy? Great Video! Congrats on getting back in the water!!!

Nice Video! Thanks for sharing! Tuned with my acoustic guitar at 432HZ https://youtu.be/QTJT4uyf8M0

How about a howto set up your electrical system ; sizing the batteries, the wind generator and solar panels, etc.

I have been watching for a while, and have come to respect this channel more, and more. Great videos, and pretty informative. I am looking forward to the results of labors. Happy sailing!

If you guys ever need anything made out of aluminum, I can make it for you and just send it over. Not far from the Caribbean in FL.

This was awesome. Like How it's Made for boats

Do you not feel it’s important to have a rope cutter?

I looked at a 1975 Formosa 42 last year that had been sitting unmoved in the saltwater back yard canal for the last 20 years, and it didn't have a single growth on the hull. She had put 200 pounds of cyan pepper in the bottom coat. Not ONE barnacle in 20 years.


Nice spreadsheet

I wonder if it's a good idea to do that sandblasting next to all of those A/C units.

$150/hr ....! for 10 hours!! Are you trying to boost the Grenada economy single handed? Half that is too much!! these guys are sandblasting, not doing gas turbine overhauls!!

Ahhh... The Graco airless sprayer, I use those all the time at work; they're nice units

This are the best videos says the boat mechanic :)

I've enjoyed this episode and the previous one a lot. The specifics of boat ownership, operation and maintenance are tremendously interesting.

Hey guys, I know massive expenses have just been made, but an ND-filter wouldn't go amiss (and isn't even expensive actually). It allows you the shallow depth of field without the choppy shutter speed. With a variable ND you could adjust exposure more smoothly too! Just some well intentioned advice, I hope I'm not preaching to the choir.

For reference as to what I mean with choppy, take a look at Kazza's hands at 25:37.

You can do this at kochi ship yard (south India) whenever you pass by

Guys looking at your overhaul costs, i suggest doing maintainence in India ,costs here are almost 75%cheaper,skilled labour (Weilders,painters,mechanics cost about 10usd per day not per hour)

me and my hubby have been watching you for about a year, and thanks to you we have a dream of retirement. hopefully we will be able to make it in five years looking for a boat now.

Awsome stuff kids. well done.

Hey Delos Crew I stumbled upon your youtube channel probably two weeks ago now for the first time and I've been glued to your episodes since What A Dream Lifestyle If you have plans of passing by Australia anytime soon email me because i would like to supply Delos with a few bottles of Bundaberg Rum for your journey  This probably won't be the two years supply that Bradey dreams of but lets give that idea a start :) Safe Travels darrenfolkes@hotmail.com

Great video, thanks for giving us the details

I absolutely love watching the Delos crew work on these project and learning from all the research that you have already done. Thank you again for sharing your lives with us.

Hey gang. When do you think we'll see a 6 month review of the anti-fouling? I'm very interested in a biocide free solution that still performs. Thanks!

I'd be willing to help with the keep up of Delos. Easy enough not rocket science.

Always pull the tape right away ---- ASAP.

Very Much a Beautiful Boat. So amazing!

Love watching your videos the first one i watched was the guy stealing your dinghy that was a crazy video glad you caught him. oh yeas I am a new Subscriber

Was great to see Delos dropped back into its natural habitat. Glad I caught this one , as I am looking for a eco-slippery when wet bottom paint. So will have to try the copper free version. Always a plus to have project management(TODO list ) guiding you work to your goal. Maybe you're right a boat shop next to your boat may be dangerous. Cool tip on stowing paddle boards and the like. Will be interesting to see how the lithium boost your daily tasks. I also left the blue tape on too long, but my dad has a granite polisher , which is basically a side grinder with 1500-2000 grit full disks to glass it back to good.

Thank you Leesir!

I know this grey stuff, we have it in grey and tourqoise(they say green), we call it Gelshield 200 or Gelshield Plus for if youre through the gelcoat and cant use solvent on the laminat. Plus has no solvent. 200 has solvent. But what I read on the tin is, that it isnt really UV protected! And that it needs a Coat right because of the UV light. Not sure how that applies to your silicone coat. Epoxy is usually not UV protected but polyester is.

When painting and having to tape off an area, apply the tape, then take a tube of Dap or Caulk and apply a bead of caulk at the edge of the tape on the side to be painted. Then use your finger to smear the caulk over the edge of the tape on the side to be painted, nice and smooth and then wait a few minutes, then paint. When you peel the tape off, you will have a perfectly clean line, because the caulk will fill in any tiny gaps between the tape and any flaws in the surface. Love you guys so much. Smooth sailing. You are all an inspiration!

ultra sonic....whales?

Get real jobs! I'm sick and tired of daydreaming that I should be doing what you do.

What's the bottom paint called? How is it doing currently?

Let us know if this works! And if it doesn't, since you are willing to experiment, how about trying 160,000+ Cayenne pepper mixed into any sort of durable paint that can handle being underwater. OR: adding cayenne to the same paint and just putting on a few more coats once the crap is cleaned off. The cayenne repels borders (I've read, though have no first hand experience. The trick is to get the strong stuff, which they have on Amazon. About $100.00 of cayenne - or maybe half that - and that's all you need...)

Back in 1990 my friend and i bought a storm-damaged 32' Morgan from the auction in WPB. Over the summer we restored her and performed many of the same things you guys are doing. This brings back those memories so vividly . Love the channel and Happy Sailing

I like it, I like it ALOT!

Dudes, hows the anti-foul system working, its been a few months now, how many times have you had to clean her?

sniff sniff    "Strawng!"  (with an excited brow...)

The greatest video I have ever watched and I have seen all your Videos congratulations and may fair winds take you on your way. Love you all Denzil and Beverly Noosa.

Cool video. I love the techie stuff

Hello Delos Crew !! I suppose you've double check osmosis before apply epoxy primer. Friend of mine is successfully (5 years) using a SILICON anti-fouling named Silic'One (in Europe). Just a soft wipe to clean. Fair winds, Phil

NO video from the bottom paint of the keel ?!?!?! ;-)

was yall already rich when yall started sailing?

I don't know if it was just the video, but your rudder looks slightly bend towards the bottom rear of the rudder they don't? look symmetrical ?

WD-40 was never designed as a penetrant to loosen things. It is also a poor rust preventative. As the name implies, it was for Water Displacement (WD) in Redstone missile silos. Supposedly, the missiles were sticking to the sides of the silos. Kroil is the best penetrant made. A more common one is PB Blaster (although it might affect some seals). These two penetrants are dar superior to Liquid Wrench which is still better than WD-40. Something to consider for your next stuck object.

Slippery when wet , Dont you love it , clean bottom & 16 kts on the beam .Brown wax proof paper under the slings protects the top coat , yard should iv done that .Cant wait to see how that slippery coat works , good vid.

If this has been the fourth time painting the bottom of the Boat, Why are you measuring again to find out how much paint to use?

Fabulous video. Thank you, so much. I think I missed how the ultrasonic anti fouling is hooked up and could propagate through the hull. But I’ll google it. Grenada is famous for its women. Lots of Caribbean men go to Grenada to find wives. The women are supposed to have wonderful dispositions!

In your first intro scenes you can see Delos hobby horsing. That’s what I hate about those boats. Waterline. Funny. Boats just get heavier every year! Amazing.

Curious to hear updates on how the anti fouling and bottom paint holds up and works out.

Any thoughts on your new antifouling?

I love her happy dance. Good job y'all.

I'm interested to see how this turned out. Any news on the follow up?

Is it just me or did someone crap their pants at 12:06?

so satisfying watching you guys dismantel and make everything shine again:)

I am glad you show the hard work that goes into keeping a vessel in good shape. This was a great video!

as an automobile painter the key is to remove the tape just before the paint actually dries")

When is the baby supposed to be here guys it will be great to see a little sailor on board you'll have to get it a little jet ski like a fifty it would be a cool video tot learns the hard way how not to jump a wave

What size is this sailboat? Anyone know? It looks massive!

@Josh Farrer I actually stayed longer than I was intending to haha, I had to fly out for a job in the US a week or so before Delos went back into the water!

kiril.. wanted to say hi... man we miss you... i have to admit.. you and leesir are by far my favorite delos family members.. if your ever in jamaica or coming here let me know ahead of time.

Hi Guys....the first mistake you made was to use the term "antifouling"......You got the eco-friendly part right, but these coatings are not "ANTI" fouling......in fact Seaspeed V10X is an FRC, a foul release coating and like all FRC's it will require regular cleaning as it has zero capability of warding off either micro or macro fouling organisms. My company has carried out testing on these coatings for the last 10 years and while they increase speed and reduce fuel usage, if they are not kept clean on a regular basis all these attributes go out the window. We tested FRC's in San Diego, Florida and New Zealand and in the warmest summer months in all three locations, the boat hulls had to be cleaned every two weeks and this went down to around 8 weeks over the cooler winter months. If you would like to chat email me at mike@nzmarinedistribution.co.nz

When we expect to see the baby

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