Sail Life - Sails bend on, staysail track, deck fills & Ava's shoe locker - DIY boat project

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This week I build a little locker in the aft cabin, got the sails bend on, installed deck fills and installed the track for the staysail.

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    fred flintstonerfred flintstonerPäivä sitten
  • nice

    A HaA Ha4 päivää sitten
  • Why you do not use a fuel cell for charging the batteries? It's easy to install and not heavy.

    Cold North AdventuresCold North Adventures5 päivää sitten
  • When you finish your long trip to America, you should contact @Captain Q, Yacht Hunter for a collaboration and boat review of Athena. I am sure he will love your completed refit.

    Matthew BrownMatthew Brown6 päivää sitten
  • Diesel deck fill in the cockpit sounds like a place where water will eventually get into your diesel tank. Doesn't seem like the ideal place for that.

    RaivkkaRaivkka6 päivää sitten
  • Keep plenty of spare o rings for the diesel deck fill, if you find water in the fuel the deck fill will be the culprit.

    Phensri WoodPhensri Wood6 päivää sitten
  • I love the furling main on my Hylas so you are in good company. Nice update!

    Adventures of s/v NepentheAdventures of s/v Nepenthe6 päivää sitten
  • Hi, Not sure if you will pick this message up. I need a pair of ear defenders with bluetooth. I recall you talking about your headphones in a previous vlog but I can't find it. What defenders do you have?

    WillWill7 päivää sitten
  • Ava must be a centipede.

    Mark TuckerMark Tucker7 päivää sitten
  • I think your opinion of furling mainsails will be inversely proportional to your desire to sail to windward effectively. It's really just a performance vs ease of handling tradeoff. No right or wrong answer.

    Jesse FalsoneJesse Falsone8 päivää sitten
  • Really great work!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Jack ZamaryJack Zamary8 päivää sitten
  • are you fitting a teak grating to the cockpit sole? If so you could raise the fuel filler off the floor to be flush with the grating - so not constantly under any water in the cockpit. Being 1" above the floor and on the centerline, it wouldnt see any more water than if it were deck mounted.

    Richard OwenRichard Owen9 päivää sitten
  • SOS hi Captain, I know your very busy but could you help out a couple with some guidance. The Channel is wildings sailing. I think you have much in common and quite frankly. They Desperately need a friend like you.👍

    Wesley CrichlowWesley Crichlow9 päivää sitten
  • 60 days …. don’t panic! 🤭💯🤣

    Roy ClareRoy Clare9 päivää sitten
  • 👍

    Mehdi El BekkaliMehdi El Bekkali9 päivää sitten
  • when you try to bend your tubing for your arch try filling the tube with sand and weld a plate on the end. it will keep it from kinking. love your show thanks.

    Mark DanfordMark Danford10 päivää sitten
  • Fuel filler in cockpit ! That wouldn't be my first choice ! Cheers

    Robert OrzechRobert Orzech10 päivää sitten
  • Wow! Sailed Athena from Troon back to Gosport for an in mast furling main to be fitted in 89. In 1990 I took my Father out in her round Arran, Mull of Kintyre, Gigha, Mull and out to Coll. Was going to visit Fingles Cave on the way back but there was a Storm warning so we set off very early to get back to Tobermory to ride it out. got back to Troon via the Crinan Canal, a fantastic two weeks. The owner then was a police Surgeon. Have got a few stories about that trip. Will look out for some phots of the trip hope I stll have them, also getting intouch with some of the other people who may have been crew on the 1998 trip. (Y)

    dinger40dinger4010 päivää sitten
    • That's funny! I found a letter regarding the order of the furling mast. Small world 🙂

      Sail LifeSail Life10 päivää sitten
  • You are amazing!! I have seen all your videos and is incredible the details and precision on everything you do. I have learned a lot with you. The sailboat is looking outstanding.

    luisra07luisra0710 päivää sitten
  • Spiffy new deck fills you got there! Where did you source them from?

    Rick McRaeRick McRae11 päivää sitten
  • no worries man, most people are so passionate about being ignorant and closed minded. they feel they're the smartest and if you don't do things their way, you're an idiot.

    SpinkeySpinkey11 päivää sitten
  • I thought you were going to say that the shoe locker had to be that big because Eva’s got big feet Just kidding

    Stephen RankinStephen Rankin11 päivää sitten
  • Just watched one of your very early videos - in it you said that you read ALL comments and answer as many as you can. I have written to you a few times now about all sorts of things and you have not answered me ever!!!!!!!!! You seem a very nice guy and I really appreciate your craftsmanship, but it would be nice to get answers to my questions or comments sometimes.

    Phil StevensPhil Stevens11 päivää sitten
  • Mads has it right. Always have room for the ladies shoes!

    Bob FomenkoBob Fomenko11 päivää sitten
  • This is the best show on "tv".

    donlopeaguirre112donlopeaguirre11211 päivää sitten
  • Mads are you going to take Jökull with you when you untie the lines?

    Bekir bbayburtBekir bbayburt11 päivää sitten
  • Gday Mads - love the channel. I use vice grips to hold onto bolts when I am doing them up by myself. It is not that hard. Spin up with fingers and then grab on with vice grips rather than your double nut idea. Cheers Phil

    Philip ThompsonPhilip Thompson11 päivää sitten
  • Check this out 410W Silver Mono 72 Split-Cell ET Solar Panel Watch "Bifacial Solar Panels from Signature Solar" on FIboth

    Peter NPeter N11 päivää sitten
  • For taping around curved objects: 4-6 pieces of tape depending on size. Trace around round object with utility knife, remove excess tape .Way faster than 20 pieces of tape

    Evan GatehouseEvan Gatehouse11 päivää sitten
  • Dude your so screwed. No way your going to finish in time. like the explanations during the timelapse. Nice addition.

    Joe SmithJoe Smith11 päivää sitten
  • You're doing great as always, Mads! If I had to bet, I'd bet you make the timeline, but more importantly mind your health.

    J ForsmanJ Forsman11 päivää sitten
  • Once Ava arrives it's gonna go from a man-cave show to reality TV .... can't wait to see it!

    Mike WattMike Watt11 päivää sitten
  • I’m going to buy stock in butyl tape😎

    Frank QuinbyFrank Quinby11 päivää sitten
  • Good stuff!

    Findit Fixit SailitFindit Fixit Sailit11 päivää sitten
  • Don’t mind opinions and comments. Focus your (good) energy and time in the opinion and mindset we all admire. Thank you for being such a great inspiration for us at our humble Mistress 32 ;)

    Catarina VarãoCatarina Varão11 päivää sitten
  • Sorry my friend, you make it sound like she has too many pairs of shoes. (Patience be with you!) If she’s anything like my wife (colour themed madness) best to buy a big plastic bin and tell her it’s best they are “safe from the elements if they stay in the bin”, and only keep 5 primary sets in her main closet. Good luck 🤞

    CYBERDECKER 420CYBERDECKER 42011 päivää sitten
  • that dieselcap placement made me unsubscribe. unbelievable.

    getElementById -getElementById -11 päivää sitten
  • We had a furling main on a Catalina 42 for almost 10 years and loved it! I could sail single handed (although its always better with company).

    chuckebakerchuckebaker12 päivää sitten
  • XD who the hell can dislike this guys videos Who are these 28 people?

    christopher esmonde-whitechristopher esmonde-white12 päivää sitten
  • As a part of the "Great Hivemind" Mads, you've done a spiffy job! Almost hate to see the project come to an end.

    BVBV12 päivää sitten
    • Boat projects never end.

      Phensri WoodPhensri Wood6 päivää sitten
  • very impressive

    bruce klambruce klam12 päivää sitten
  • I might be crazy But I have had 5 sailboats and the cockpit will see a ton of water in there and I would never put my diesel fill there put it on the side ..

    Wayne DiariesWayne Diaries12 päivää sitten
  • you will continue making videos adinfinightum Phil has spoken

    Phil RuscianoPhil Rusciano12 päivää sitten
  • Long time viewer.. first time comment. So excited about the progress that’s being made. My OCD brought me to comment that if the cockpit drains ever get clogged and/or a lot of water gets into the cockpit, that fuel fill is going to be underwater quickly. Is the fuel fill watertight? (OCD also needs the fill to be centered on the cockpit floor).

    andrew kimballandrew kimball12 päivää sitten
  • I have the SIGS Panels on my travel trailer and am very happy with them. They've been on for 10 years and working great. What is great about them is they have a higher voltage output so they start charging earlier in the day and also work better on cloudy days. Also partial shading is not so much a problem with them. Mine are made by a company name Stion which unfortunately no longer seem to be in business. Highly recommend the SIGS panels.

    jim Ejim E12 päivää sitten
  • Looking forward to see the results from the solar panel tests next week👍

    Peter CulverwellPeter Culverwell12 päivää sitten
  • That looks like a thundering large generator, I just hope the engine has the grunt and staying power to drive it however if Mads has said it will it likely will!!

    Dan WhitefordDan Whiteford12 päivää sitten
  • I know you already have it done but one thing to think about on the diesel fill. With it in the cockpit floor you are going to have to drag the dirty/oily greasy diesel hose over your toe rail, cockpit combing, seats etc everytime you fill the diesel. Those hoses are pretty nasty sometimes and the oil/grease is pretty difficult to clean up.

    Chadd ThompsonChadd Thompson12 päivää sitten
  • Odd Life Crafting, with its quarter million subs, gave a nice nod to Mads when they called their new Yanmar "spiffy" this week !

    David Edward TolsonDavid Edward Tolson12 päivää sitten
  • Looking good.

    Colin MunroColin Munro12 päivää sitten
  • Will the diesel fill hole still be able to be used for a lifting cable access for the motor? (you could remove the hose and 45 temporarily when needed for lifting engine.

    B WuepperB Wuepper12 päivää sitten
  • that diesel deck fill will be hot as hell on the sun... stepping on it will be not funny.

    Tibor KissTibor Kiss12 päivää sitten
  • Leaving Europe for the U.S. in August? Heart of hurricane season here in Florida.

    M SwedeM Swede12 päivää sitten
    • @Sail Life Thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing Aetha and crew over here in 2023. You're going to love the Bahamas out islands!

      M SwedeM Swede11 päivää sitten
    • We're leaving Denmark in August but because of Schengen we'll spend the winter in Scotland and Ireland. We'll be crossing the Atlantic in December 2022 (ish).

      Sail LifeSail Life11 päivää sitten
  • Why would you not just get a decent generator mate.

    Mike MorrisMike Morris12 päivää sitten
  • "Opinions are like farts everybody shoots them out ! " A quote from my dear old dad .

    Moe JaimeMoe Jaime12 päivää sitten
  • I watch your previous videos when you repair your yacht. I gotta say those flexisander is a versatile tool. I own a autobody repair shop. Thanks to you I finally found the perfect contouring tool.

  • Interested in your panel test. I have 32 crystaline panels I installed on my house over the last 3 years and because we did it ourselves I made lots of mistakes. Main one being putting up weaker panels on my main house 3 years ago. I want to replace them someday and am looking for newer tech to do it with. Thanks Mads!

    geekdomogeekdomo12 päivää sitten
  • CIG - review - YES PLEASE !

    BlueDogOz WooferBlueDogOz Woofer12 päivää sitten
  • I think your living in hope that Ava will get ALL her shoes in there :), great video as usual Mads, thank you :)

    Chris JChris J12 päivää sitten
  • Furling mains? Every Amel ever built has one (and most have 2). Good decision.

    Kevin O'FarrellKevin O'Farrell12 päivää sitten
  • Will that position for the diesel input ever get water into it? Would you be better putting it in a higher position?

    neptunze71neptunze7112 päivää sitten
  • By the time you are done with h Athena she'll be a lot better than new! Job well done so far.

    Andreas SetterhallAndreas Setterhall12 päivää sitten
  • Isn't it a bit cliché to have all references to Eva as cooking, washing and having a lot of clothes ?

    kit6580kit658012 päivää sitten
  • Mads - great progress, you are getting so much done lately. The head though has to be the mission critical item now that you have the shoe locker complete.😉 I see you are getting a lot of grief about the position of the fuel deck fill in the cockpit. Personally, I think it is less likely to cause water contamination of the fuel system than having it just about anywhere else on the deck and the heralded ‘fire risk’ of coming down into the engine room is overblown. On the tracks rather than using butyl have you considered using O rings/seals? Keep up the good work.👍😀⛵️

    Norman BoyesNorman Boyes12 päivää sitten
  • Amazing job, thank you!

    Louis MLouis M12 päivää sitten
  • I have been trying really hard not to comment on your furling main after your warning and I just can’t stop myself any longer.......... I think it looks really Spiffy😂

    Paul CrosbiePaul Crosbie12 päivää sitten
  • Quality workmanship again. Awesome work.

    Craig HooperCraig Hooper12 päivää sitten
  • Mads the refit is going really great so no dramas there. The thing I would be somewhat concerned about currently though is your plans re cruising given the covid situation around the world and current restrictions on travel, be it flying or by boat, issues around visas, departure and entry restrictions let alone quarantine requirements. Will any of these factors come into yours and Avas sailing plans. I keep on hearing about all these sailors out there stuck or being kicked out of countries but having no where to go. Is this an issue that perhaps you need to give some consideration to and maybe even discuss as a part of the big picture on your timeframes you keep talking about.

    David MitchellDavid Mitchell12 päivää sitten
  • You seriously fuc;Ed up putting the diesel down there, bad move, your guna regret it

    Wild KurleyWild Kurley12 päivää sitten
  • Okay, stupid question here: where do you go to the head right now? I figured you used obelix’s head before, but you sold Obelix... 😂.

    Dave DirksDave Dirks12 päivää sitten
  • In case no one else noticed... What was that dripping leak at the engine compartment door at time index 3:45 and 5:12 ? Is there a leak in the cockpit sole that rain is getting through?

    MikeyTube100MikeyTube10012 päivää sitten
    • I think that was his red laser striking.

      Norman BoyesNorman Boyes12 päivää sitten
  • 👍👌🇨🇦❤

    Pocket ChangePocket Change12 päivää sitten
  • Ignore the “naturalists”. The word which can be defined as.... people afraid of change

    John NelsonJohn Nelson12 päivää sitten
  • Mads, you might want to consider installing a (smaller) line next to the poop extraction, which you can use to rinse out the blackwater tank. We find ours very useful.

    Claes EngelinClaes Engelin12 päivää sitten
    • Run two 1" vents for cross-ventilation flow. Use regular 1" mushroom through-hull fittings without any screens to plug up. Rinse out the vents and the tank at the same time.

      SV Barry DuckworthSV Barry Duckworth12 päivää sitten
  • That is the last place I would consider for placing the diesel filler. Too much chance of water entering your diesel tank when water collects in the cockpit in case of a wave crashing into it.

    dirk bomansdirk bomans12 päivää sitten
  • We love your videos, and the work you do is beautiful, but we’ve also noticed that you haven’t been sailing very much through this time... how much time are you going to spend training up before crossing the Atlantic? Are you going to be taking any medicine-at-sea courses together, or safety-at-sea? Do you feel ready to cross the Atlantic, or will you be doing some kind of knowledge/skill prep ahead of time?

    Shane RiehlShane Riehl12 päivää sitten
  • Your tech talk on why the shoe locker is so big was the sweetest explanation that your girl friend has big feet. LOL. I hope she enjoys it. You have worked so hard on this project.

    Michael ReillyMichael Reilly12 päivää sitten
  • For your analytics

    1colerock1colerock12 päivää sitten
  • 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Gao BiziGao Bizi12 päivää sitten
  • There is a lot of diplomacy in this vlog.

    justsomeguyjustsomeguy12 päivää sitten
  • Looking good!

    The HandyMan At The MillThe HandyMan At The Mill12 päivää sitten
  • hi the boat is looking very good

    greg work shopgreg work shop12 päivää sitten
  • Are you not worried about getting any sea water/sand in your diesel tank with that through hull diesel fill location?

    D HabD Hab12 päivää sitten
  • Our mainsail furler has only done 38,000 miles trouble free. Shame about the rest of the things.

    Phil GrayPhil Gray12 päivää sitten
  • You are a smart man Mad's. Providing Eva with her personal shoe locker.

    Doug RutherfordDoug Rutherford12 päivää sitten
  • Aww! My moment of zen.

    A JA J12 päivää sitten
  • I cant believe there are 0 dislikes. I love this channel and it’s heartwarming to see everyone else does as much as I do!

    Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson12 päivää sitten
    • There are a few now. I don't think these are genuine dislikes, just reaction from someone not into boats having this turn up in their recommends, as a way of trying to 'tune' their recommends,

      Brian JonesBrian Jones7 päivää sitten
  • I've been watching this progress for a couple years now. I'm subscribed but I seldom scroll down. How does Mads not have 100k subs yet???? This is great weekly content! Only 7300 more subs to go!

    Russell SharpRussell Sharp12 päivää sitten
  • Cockpits fill with water all the time when a wave breaks over..better make sure you keep that filler cap tight. Just a thought.

    Andrew WilliamsAndrew Williams12 päivää sitten
  • Something I have noticed, Mads has become funnier since he has been with Ava. He cracks more jokes and makes me laugh along with the spiffiness now.

    Jessi WallingJessi Walling12 päivää sitten
  • You continue to excel Mads. Cheers.

    james caridjames carid12 päivää sitten
  • Man, I can't believe it's nearing completion. It's been really fun watching this project. Today, while eating dinner, "OH SHIT! It's Sunday. Mads should have posted a new video!"

    Michael NunyaMichael Nunya12 päivää sitten
  • are there any concerns about water since the fill is on the cockpit floor i know its sealed but if its not perfect

    1detroitryder1detroitryder12 päivää sitten
  • Anyone else think the numbers on the sail were the same as the ones on the starship Enterprise?

    Ed RussellEd Russell12 päivää sitten
  • I’m one of those sailors that hates in mast furlers. But I’m sure you’ll be fine.

    Dan KnoxDan Knox12 päivää sitten
  • :)

    Jon MadsenJon Madsen12 päivää sitten
  • Mads... Don't implode on me now, but the Warrior 38 and 40 are at most 95% the same, not 99%. 🤭🤔🤦😀

    Tomas GonzalezTomas Gonzalez12 päivää sitten
  • Some of the biggest FIboth sailors have furling mains.

    eptyr12eptyr1212 päivää sitten
  • Good video

    I See YouI See You12 päivää sitten
  • I've been following your channel from the get-go and have been more than impressed with your workmanship. But, and I may be wrong, I think it will be almost impossible to pour fuel from a fuel can, into a filler tube located in the floor without spilling quite a bit of fuel. Especially at sea. Even if you use a hose it will be tricky to retrieve the hose without dripping some fuel, or worse yet getting blow-back while filling. While I have no experience at sailing, I do have a lot of experience when it comes to pouring fuel from a fuel can, or a hose. Also, the fumes are heavier than air and will pool in the bottom of the boat, waiting for an ignition source. Even though not as flammable as gasoline, it's still flammable. Plus diesel fuel is oily, dirty and, slippery. Other than that, thanks for sharing your videos. They've been very informative and enjoyable to watch.

    Fred ProbstFred Probst12 päivää sitten