The reality of OWNING A SAILBOAT! - Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 290

Imagine taking your house into a harsh environment, shaking it around and dousing it with salt water. How much stuff would break? Then move your house hundreds of miles from the nearest hardware store and we find out just what it takes to maintain an offshore sailboat.
After 1 week of hard labor the projects are coming along nicely, but there is still an endless list of that needs tackling. An upgraded lithium battery bank installed, refrigeration compressor and cold place replaced, and of course the damn toilet decided to back up in the yard and cause a disgusting mess and I'm forced deep into some really shitty work, LITERALLY!!
If you're curious about the LiFePO4 batteries check the links below:
Battle Born (USA) -
Transporter Energy (UK) -
We're also continuing our search for the best eco-friendly bottom paint! The paint we used is not currently available to be sold commercially, however if you want to check it out visit
Hope you enjoyed this episode showing the less glamorous part of what it’s like to won a boat. And also Brian’s summary on how to save some serious money on labour.
Much love from from us! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra
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  1. David Frost

    David Frost

    46 minuten geleden

    She looks beautiful underneath.

  2. jvodan


    10 uur geleden

    That mains wiring into the inverter plug was not cool! Not the sparking DC side but the shoving of bare wires into the mains socket to connect the power board.

  3. Emily Arriaga

    Emily Arriaga

    15 uur geleden

    Your Tribe is awesome! It is so beautiful to see people take care of others. 🥰

  4. Matt Kwikest

    Matt Kwikest

    20 uur geleden

    man, ryan is such a huge help right now

  5. ronald delo

    ronald delo

    21 uur geleden

    Just curious why u didn’t call a portapotty service to suck out your toilet holding tank. 🤔

  6. XshawnaX


    Dag geleden

    I will be so excited to see u guys reach 1 million followers!! It will happen!!!! Cuz it’s a great show!!

  7. XshawnaX


    Dag geleden

    You guys are living the dream!! I can’t lie though, it looks very scary at times, especially when you’re in rough seas & storms! Think it’d scare the hell outta me 🤣

  8. Mike Friend

    Mike Friend

    Dag geleden

    What did your bro go on to do?

  9. Panagiotis filitsa

    Panagiotis filitsa

    Dag geleden

    Your video is good

  10. Ron Parcke-Wms

    Ron Parcke-Wms

    Dag geleden

    There was a mask I wore when working in a chemistry lab years ago, but i forgot what model but similar design you were wearing. Anyhow, I could not smell petrol-like chemical when working with it in lab. As soon as i took it off O could smell it. I think such mask would work in your situation.

  11. Ron Parcke-Wms

    Ron Parcke-Wms

    Dag geleden

    Re 8:56, that's COVID19(from SARS-CoV2), not COVID(gen for common cold besides the rhino virus). Mockingbird Media got into misleading but fearmongering to get people afraid of sound of corona virus although many are harmless to humans. Whatever happened to the flu? 🤔

  12. Michael s

    Michael s

    Dag geleden


  13. Mari Cieli e Venti

    Mari Cieli e Venti

    Dag geleden

    Ci abbiamo messo due mesi, ma abbiamo visto tutti i vostri video dal primo all'ultimo. Saluti dell'Italia!

  14. VeryStableGenius


    Dag geleden

    How do you do the square areas ? where the supports are in the way ? nobody ever show that part its compelling !

  15. billwhitehurst


    Dag geleden

    I know I’ve asked you this in the past or I’ve seen it in the past what did you do when you had a real job

  16. limbodog


    Dag geleden

    I got off my boat this morning and was surprised to see a boat that looks exactly like yours with the same exact name and stickers in the slip right behind me!

  17. Dave BongoSlide

    Dave BongoSlide

    2 dagen geleden

    Good idea sell your poop to shop owners to help with plandemic mask wares, passing through the shop doors, will give them more justification on why to look like a slave?

  18. Hobbit Homes

    Hobbit Homes

    2 dagen geleden

    I was immediately reminded of the movie "Operation Petticoat"

  19. 1sheinz


    2 dagen geleden

    Ha ha, it's all beers and boobies. Sir i'd like to recycle a couple gallons of paint. CHEERS AND FAIR WINDS Steve h.

  20. Eli Stark

    Eli Stark

    2 dagen geleden

    Started watching for the beers and boobies stayed for the maintenance

  21. Tony deBruyne

    Tony deBruyne

    2 dagen geleden

    Hi Bryan, are you aware of Garcia Yachts? They have a 60’ centerboarder that looks like it would be ideal for the Delos II project.

  22. audiotek10


    2 dagen geleden

    Next time you need to pump the toilet waste from the bowl you should use the diving tanks for air 🤣

  23. Jan Dehn

    Jan Dehn

    3 dagen geleden

    great musical accompaniment for the shit shifting!

  24. R. Douglas Schuckert, Senior

    R. Douglas Schuckert, Senior

    3 dagen geleden

    OMG! I laughed so hard at Brain's gagging that I started to hiccup! DUDE This is GOLD!

  25. Jeffrey A. Smith

    Jeffrey A. Smith

    3 dagen geleden

    Ryan and company killed it! Perfect job.

  26. David Gaylord

    David Gaylord

    3 dagen geleden

    that is a danger Zone for Nugget to play in

  27. Maj. Tom

    Maj. Tom

    3 dagen geleden

    10:58....Battleborn. We have 2yr old BB's in the Airstream. We have heard the scuttlebutt about the new BMS. Keep us up-to-date on the perf. If you have the time and you stop in New Bedford MA. If the covid allows ck out the. You won't regret it some wonderful maritime history. Also some great Portuguese Seafood, Cotali Mar Restaurante and Tony, at the Inner Bay. Bflo Bob

  28. TR5T


    3 dagen geleden

    How did you paint under the stand contact points? Also why are the sail seams not sealed with some sort of adhesive or sealer to give it lateral strength under stress.? Everything you are doing will go such a long way in happy sail times.

  29. U Got LJ

    U Got LJ

    4 dagen geleden

    That toilet thing was funny. 😆

  30. Sangaroon Cheamsawat

    Sangaroon Cheamsawat

    4 dagen geleden

    Even your Land house is by the ocean? Just wow!

  31. chat rick

    chat rick

    4 dagen geleden

    No not the toilet again

  32. Dean.Santana.50@gmail. com Dean Bodenhorn

    Dean.Santana.50@gmail. com Dean Bodenhorn

    4 dagen geleden

    B have you never worked on job sites where 1 gal and 5 gal are the toilets and finding an empty 1 quick is HAZMAT ))))

  33. Trix Kemuel

    Trix Kemuel

    4 dagen geleden

    Curious, how did they install the new compressor and condenser. Was the part with the vacuum pump and R134 charging done off camera? I know per-charged tech exists just didn't think these units would have that sort of line connections.

    • Edward Finn

      Edward Finn

      2 dagen geleden

      Trix Kemuel I think they were pre charged.

  34. andrew nicholas

    andrew nicholas

    4 dagen geleden

    Wow she looks clean and sleek! Good work everyone. Job well done.

  35. Tim Rice

    Tim Rice

    4 dagen geleden

    Hey an open letter to all the channels I watch (@Sailing La Vagabonde, @Sailing Millennial Falcon, @Expedition Drenched, @Sailing Nahoa, @Sailing Parlay Revival, @Sailing Ruby Rose, @Learning the Lines, @Gone with the Wynns, @Tula's Endless Summer, @SAILING into FREEDOM, @Sailing SV Delos, @Sailing Nandji - Frothlyfe, @Sailing Uma, @The O'Kelly's, @MJ Sailing, @Sailing Zatara, @Sailing Popao - Underwater Ally Adventures) Yep I know there are going to be some haters out there and maybe I should not include other channel names in this letter but here goes. As people that are probably making money (some more than others granted) out of the environment and locations you visit AND quite a few of you now have young ones (or on the way) and should be thinking about the planet you are leaving behind for your family. Could you (as a combine group of NLcameras Channels) get some sort of movement going to help save the ocean (and indirectly then the planet). In your years of travel you must have seen the negative effects, whatever they may be (plastic, coral bleaching, lower fish stocks, changing weather patterns etc). Just throwing it out there for discussion. Just think if every sailing channel could rally their audiences into one combined voice how powerful (and global) that could be.

  36. Brian Arenstam

    Brian Arenstam

    4 dagen geleden

    Ah yes, A member of the brown fingernail club. I remember those day. :-(

  37. Rohrertech


    4 dagen geleden

    @9:30. you should be running organic vapor cartridges for your respirator. Actually keeps you safe, and handles smells too. Would probably be the right choice for painting the hull as well. Stay safe!

  38. Steve Wood

    Steve Wood

    4 dagen geleden

    Port of Pensacola - Sign me up to help with anything whenever you visit our port.

  39. RVFIO


    4 dagen geleden

    Amazing how much you did it 2 weeks! Your channel gave us the courage to make the plunge. We bought a 25 Hunter in Brooklyn!!!! Thank you!!!

  40. Linda Goudelock

    Linda Goudelock

    4 dagen geleden

    You look tired my friend. Not the fun loving, carefree man I’ve come to know. Alas, adulting isn’t all fun and games. Maintenance! Necessary but hard work

  41. kyrmarks


    4 dagen geleden

    I wanted to recommend a documentary I saw last weekend, if you haven't already seen it. It's called "My Octopus Teacher". If you love to dive, free dive, or snorkel and you care about sea life, I think you will love it. Cheers everyone! Be safe.

  42. Jason Wulf

    Jason Wulf

    4 dagen geleden

    Thank you, AGAIN, for making me look like a crazy man as I'm sitting in my cube at work enjoying lunch, Delos, and the "pump out" video footage! I just could not hold back the laughter!!!

  43. Ty___ Charles

    Ty___ Charles

    5 dagen geleden

    i am of rare breed: I can say that i subbed this channel when the most recent video was FULL OF SHIT! 😂 cheers mates

  44. Reiner Lapus

    Reiner Lapus

    5 dagen geleden

    brian looks like joel from last of us

  45. Justin Hendrickson

    Justin Hendrickson

    5 dagen geleden

    Could you imagine the frenzy of buyers when he goes to sell this boat?

  46. Justin Hendrickson

    Justin Hendrickson

    5 dagen geleden

    Has anyone made a compilation of all the times in the last 10 years of this poor man dealing with the shit in this bathroom? That would be something epic funny.

  47. Marcus Crowther

    Marcus Crowther

    5 dagen geleden

    Your a brave man. We salute you Brian... XD

  48. buryitdeep


    5 dagen geleden

    I've noticed Karin has picked up more of an American accent.

  49. Chris Hall

    Chris Hall

    5 dagen geleden

    How do you manage the supports?

  50. Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    5 dagen geleden

    get some "plumbers aid" from the plumbing shop, if anything smells really disgusting , you wipe some under your nose and all you can smell is eucalyptis, even to the point where you start to dry reach because it smells so bad, you cannot smell anything else makes a huge difference, and it is light (Just a little tube) and very very handy, makes jobs like that so much easier

  51. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    5 dagen geleden

    That just made me so happy.

  52. Oman Toodle

    Oman Toodle

    5 dagen geleden

    Does your brother have his own channel?

  53. tadd maxwell

    tadd maxwell

    5 dagen geleden

    How many props do you have??

  54. mahabone


    5 dagen geleden


  55. mahabone


    5 dagen geleden

    Hey man buy some C_C;amps wt.....At 6:20 dude if that drill bit broke....

  56. Bruce Demoranville

    Bruce Demoranville

    5 dagen geleden

    Pumping the head is totally nasty. I was gagging watching you. I'm replacing all hoses this winter, hopefully the cold weather will reduce the smell. I sure I will be puking regardless.

  57. Christian Mercado

    Christian Mercado

    5 dagen geleden

    Looks a lot like when I bought my 75 yr old fixer upper house

  58. Charles Sabate

    Charles Sabate

    5 dagen geleden

    You guys need the get the gang back.

  59. RobertMStahl


    5 dagen geleden

    That mask, that mask! I swear it is beautiful, the story, etc. Sailing Nahoa wants smell on The Internet (TM), :/D But, or, nonetheless, the irony I see in IT is elevating. I hope you keep up with Dane Wigington, FWIW. I hope there is elevation in IT 4 U 2. Keep up the good work. 100% propaganda, these conneXionZ, a documentary in the worQz.

  60. John Q. Public

    John Q. Public

    5 dagen geleden

    Greetings, I take it the other "experimental" paint wasn't worth using again? How are Brady and Blue doing?

  61. Chris Fossum

    Chris Fossum

    5 dagen geleden

    Wow, I thought I could actually smell this episode. When in reality it was just my stinky baby that needed to be changed. 😂

  62. Andrew Symons

    Andrew Symons

    5 dagen geleden

    Love the gagging on your own shit. I gag on my wife's even after she's flushed it away and we're on land.

  63. F Arti

    F Arti

    5 dagen geleden

    Use silicone grease on seal, gasket. Otherwise the gasket will probably be dissolved by regular oil grease.. Thruster...

  64. Jean Francois

    Jean Francois

    5 dagen geleden

    Do you know Captain Haddock in Tintin, you could be his real life lookalike:)))

  65. meestahwah


    5 dagen geleden

    Just bought my first boat... A 1991 Catalina 34 and she was a bit neglected over the last few years. I've got her in dry storage up in Anacortes, WA and have been working on the fresh water plumbing system. The awkward working spaces comment certainly rang true with me! Thanks for doing the yard videos. I love all the sunsets, cocktails and of course boobies, but the yard videos are some of my favorites. Cheers Delos!

  66. Jeffrey Eschenbach

    Jeffrey Eschenbach

    6 dagen geleden

    I love the engine room yoga Brian it's hilarious.

  67. Paul Adams

    Paul Adams

    6 dagen geleden

    Hey Brian, next time you do the hull.... research "LIQUIGLIDE" Coating. It is a VASTLY better than your last eco-friendly bottom paint.

  68. Teresa Breton

    Teresa Breton

    6 dagen geleden

    Great video!!!!👍

  69. Михаил Полещук

    Михаил Полещук

    6 dagen geleden

    60$ for hour of work? Realy? This is like super big number.

  70. Tommy Hammerstrøm

    Tommy Hammerstrøm

    6 dagen geleden

    Brian, you make everything look so easy. And even do shit jobs with a smile. Respect to you all, and good luck in the future of sailing.

  71. moz


    6 dagen geleden

    the old phrase " jack of all trades - master of none " certainly does not apply to Brian - he seems to be a master of them all, stay safe Delossians and best wishes

  72. Mary Ann Lammersen

    Mary Ann Lammersen

    6 dagen geleden

    I am sympathy gagging.

  73. Edward Teach

    Edward Teach

    6 dagen geleden

    239! Well done!!!

  74. Donna Kawana

    Donna Kawana

    6 dagen geleden

    Well Brian when your a great person an a kind person . People respond the same way back. It's so great to see lil nugget getting so big,an bout to start youngest used to run round our home until I called over him over then slow walk to me. Kids love um

    • Eric


      6 dagen geleden

      Replace person with *man you, nitwit. It's men or women, enough of this person this and person that. We are either _men_ or _women_ Stop reducing the two sexes to......persons.

  75. J B

    J B

    6 dagen geleden

    Home ownership ain’t cheap... whether it’s on land or water you’re gonna pay in sweat and cash to own your own home. Still, it beats renting!

  76. Mark Berberich

    Mark Berberich

    6 dagen geleden

    Brain you know that boat so well inside and out ... so much knowledge about sailing

  77. philippe halleux

    philippe halleux

    6 dagen geleden

    @Brian I've known for a long time about your repulsion for everything that comes out of the toilet (or nugget). Just a trick to kill the reflex is to do the biggest smile you can possibly do. This will avoid you giving you extra work! (Seriously, try it when changing you next diaper, you'll see!!) Cheers!

  78. usedmothlight


    6 dagen geleden

    $165 an hour in San Francisco

  79. Bruce Heerssen

    Bruce Heerssen

    6 dagen geleden

    Note to self: get the boat pumped out before going on the hard. Thanks, guys! :D

  80. Fatima Faye van Sweeden

    Fatima Faye van Sweeden

    6 dagen geleden

    What a better day to end online classes with a Delos video. Just motivated to finish uni so I can join my sailor, and go extra mile in life. My family's tight leash on me were starting point growing up so sailing were my favorite form of escape.

  81. Scarlet Begonias

    Scarlet Begonias

    6 dagen geleden

    " Without love in a dream it will never come true..." You guys are surrounded by fun loving people, takes one to know one, I guess.

  82. Capt. Jack O'Brien

    Capt. Jack O'Brien

    6 dagen geleden

    Don't forget the Cheyenne !! shucx tooo late.. good yob guyz ;)

  83. Gary Mason

    Gary Mason

    6 dagen geleden

    Your as bad as Captain Rick when it comes to ordering gear from Amazon!!!

  84. Nabil Awkal

    Nabil Awkal

    6 dagen geleden

    Congratulations to renew the maintenance of your yacht and God bless you and your family by your new trip 😘👌🙏

  85. Mujuro Utsutsu

    Mujuro Utsutsu

    6 dagen geleden

    Organic Vapor Cartridge for your mask. Worth the extra $ .

  86. Benjamin Compson

    Benjamin Compson

    6 dagen geleden

    I don't my experience I don't have random people showing up to help with boatwork. Or drop off thousands of dollars in free crap while I'm there.

  87. Captain Mark Gray

    Captain Mark Gray

    6 dagen geleden

    At 8:12 you should not use a pump to pump poop into cans. Just wear rubber gloves and use a plastic container to scoop it out. FLUSH the poop in a toilet do not toss it into the trash dhaaa.

  88. john mccormick

    john mccormick

    6 dagen geleden

    Great video...take care and stay safe!

  89. Bruce Gay

    Bruce Gay

    6 dagen geleden

    😂😁 new camper owners feel the pain too 👍

  90. Ronilo Tagyab

    Ronilo Tagyab

    6 dagen geleden

    Informative! Thanks.

  91. Ronilo Tagyab

    Ronilo Tagyab

    6 dagen geleden

    Informative! Thanks.

  92. Rinon Pflorante

    Rinon Pflorante

    6 dagen geleden

    since you've been at sea most of your time, don't you feel dizzy when walking on land?



    6 dagen geleden

    Never knew anything about sailboats until I stumbled across this channel months back. I really love the channel. This video was very interesting watching how you fix things. You have a nice setup. Safe sailing and god bless from arkansas.

  94. Gee Whiz

    Gee Whiz

    6 dagen geleden

    That was ... INSANE. The toilet pumping part - definitely a NLcameras FIRST! Forgive my bit of sadism, but you had me in hysterics.

  95. custodiopablo


    6 dagen geleden

    Crew check out ( they just started their viedo on demand they working with Samsung, Space X, Sony, NASA, Google, MGM Studios with their network validator bandwith sharing to delivery video streaming faster to the 4k technology... sure it is full of new sailors to be recruted from chapter 1. Love you all!

  96. Peter Howard

    Peter Howard

    6 dagen geleden

    did you mount the evaporator plate hard against the freezer box side? bad idea!

  97. Paul Bartomioli

    Paul Bartomioli

    6 dagen geleden

    Is there a reason why the sewing machine is European voltage v. US?

  98. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith

    6 dagen geleden

    Did you fill it up with R134a gas? Didn't it all escape when you disconnected the old refrigeration plate?

  99. Candice Guzman Petra Villegas

    Candice Guzman Petra Villegas

    6 dagen geleden

    Loved this video

  100. Travis Lee

    Travis Lee

    6 dagen geleden

    Always pump out before you haul out. Lol