DOWN and DIRTY in the Boat Yard! - Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 289

If you like BOAT WORK this video is for you :). We haul Delos out of the water for some well needed maintenance! Brian dives head first into what feels like a million projects... Sanding, painting, patching blisters in the keel, fixing a corroded through hull, servicing the prop and bow thruster just to mention a few.
I’ve always admired Brian’s incredible work ethic and the way he can pretty much fix anything AKA “McGyver” :) haha! Hope you enjoyed seeing this other side of what its like to live on a sailboat full time. Many HUGS! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra
PS. A huge thanks to Ryan for being such a superman and to Jeff and Camron for making us feel so at home :)
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  1. Nathan Farr

    Nathan Farr

    11 dagen geleden

    Someone worked out that #TESLA will be added to the S&P 500 on Dec 21, the shortest day of the year... savage 😂

  2. Eika Azmi Channel

    Eika Azmi Channel

    17 dagen geleden

    Hello i'm your new subcribers.. and fan from Malaysia 😍❤️ hope you all been well right now ... ❤️ Cute smile from sierra 😊

  3. Roshan Shah

    Roshan Shah

    25 dagen geleden

    i don't know why but I watched the whole video at a 25 degree angle :|

  4. Chris And stellen

    Chris And stellen

    26 dagen geleden

    9:40 damn that baby's a good eater, looking daddy in the eyes while mommy is feeding

  5. Relax G

    Relax G

    29 dagen geleden

    Ryan is a nice person!

  6. Bijan Izadi

    Bijan Izadi

    Maand geleden

    So what _is_ the bow thruster

    • Bijan Izadi

      Bijan Izadi

      Maand geleden

      Ahh I see the little propeller pops out and helps maneuver the bow

  7. Reel Love

    Reel Love

    Maand geleden

    Great Video! Small suggestion: next time your are out, see if you can borrow a sand (soda) blaster to clean underwater metals. You can also buy an inexpensive one and keep it on board. The time savings is amazing and when done everything looks like new!

  8. funnyglow


    Maand geleden

    Sailing and Such stunning scenery. I enjoy this a lot. Reminds me of my trips where I take the good music like the Guns N Roses, Imagine Draongs or the Delta Parole and then enjoy the powerful feeling of the sea. ¡vamos!

  9. ดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยว

    ดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยว

    Maand geleden


  10. steven miller

    steven miller

    Maand geleden

    You're so safety conscious capital. Little nugget is in great hands. I backtracked on the videos and found out it's an amel. Great choice. I'll kick you some cash to keep you going. I was born in the Azores. Terciera as it is. Thanks for that video. Brought back a slew of memories.

  11. Jose Lopez

    Jose Lopez

    Maand geleden

    Don't tell me you guys are ready to tag Brady back in? Lol

  12. The Wayward Sailors

    The Wayward Sailors

    Maand geleden

    Mates helping out is what its all about! We bought a 60ft steel yacht in March and have been refitting it so we can head out yonder. We have zero sailing experience but have had so many mates come down to the yard over the past 4 months on the weekends to help out! A helping hand is priceless, even if its a simple thing like dropping by for a chat at lunch! Cannot wait to get on the water and start giving back!

  13. LuvnBritzo


    Maand geleden

    I love you guys❤️❤️

  14. caravan1984


    Maand geleden

    First episode in 6-7 years i actually seen Brian hammering with a HAMMER 😂

  15. shellybeau2006


    Maand geleden

    More Sierra please!! She's the cutest baby in the world. I want to see her start walking.

  16. Tracey Mitchell

    Tracey Mitchell

    Maand geleden

    Tired of the ads mid video. If the videos were riveting? That would be good. But it's just two people with a kid and there's no adventure.

  17. Josh Massey

    Josh Massey

    Maand geleden

    oh been watching you guys for a while sorry thought i was subscribed.. love this channel

  18. M J

    M J

    Maand geleden

    What a life 👍 and friends all over the world 🌎🕺💃👨‍👩‍👧

  19. Julien Rougeron

    Julien Rougeron

    Maand geleden

    Thanks for the video guys ! Really interesting to have an insight at the maintenance part of the boat sailing ! Out of curiosity, what is the cost to expect from this kind of maintenance (Haulout + reparations) ? Good luck for the rest of it 💪Keep us updated 😉

  20. Hans Etter

    Hans Etter

    Maand geleden

    Where did you haul out?

  21. Malcolm Allen

    Malcolm Allen

    Maand geleden

    Damn, I am miss the whole combined crew of SV Delos... Times and things change... That's life ! 😎

  22. Richard Elder

    Richard Elder

    Maand geleden

    Hi Brian Its great to see a sailing site that shows that the real world is more than T & A! As a builder who has seen everything over thirty years I found it disconcerting to see an underwater opening on Delos being patched with sticky-poo joining to a pipe of unknown material and condition. The basic rule is "keep the mast up and the water out." That means that every hole that is underwater (including when rail down) must have a properly installed thru hull plus interior backing plate and be capable of being closed with a seacock that is threaded directly on the thru hull. No red brass fittings anywhere underwater. No non-reinforced plastic waterline hose in the system below the water. No dis-similar metals in close proximity (stainless ball valves in bronze or brass housings with brass nipples threaded in and closed by rusty steel handles.) I don't see how the repair job you show meets those minimal standards. Wouldn't be the first time I've seen similar, even on multi-million dollar superyachts...... ps: Are you familiar with details of the Amel that sank at anchor in Granada while un-attended about ten years ago? A failure involving the bow thruster as I recall. I believe there was a serious lawsuit around it? Worth looking into the history for any preventive maintenance it implies.

  23. Ian Sparkes

    Ian Sparkes

    Maand geleden

    What was the verdict on your previous super slippery bottom paint job ?

  24. Cookswithfire


    Maand geleden

    How can we buy Ryan a few beers? Any links?

  25. Brent Larson

    Brent Larson

    Maand geleden

    What is the epoxy that causes cancer? Just curious.

  26. Sam Tait

    Sam Tait

    Maand geleden

    As someone on very low income I would totally dedicate my time to your dock time maintenance.... if you ever came to middle England 😂 I’m not far from Lizbeth

  27. Roger


    Maand geleden

    Come to Brazil for Summer season! Let's go to ubatuba and Paraty!

  28. The Gnome

    The Gnome

    Maand geleden

    Look at what Sailing Soulianis did with a Copper Bottom paint

  29. James Haug

    James Haug

    Maand geleden

    Thank you Ryan! Thank you Jeff!

  30. Steve Garneau

    Steve Garneau

    Maand geleden

    Love you guys.

  31. Ian Allan

    Ian Allan

    Maand geleden

    Therapeutic bottom sanding???

  32. Christine Chambers

    Christine Chambers

    Maand geleden

    I was curious about your haulout in Grenada and just finished watching the videos. I couldn't help but feel sad for Brady and Blue not being on Delos for the last year. Sad because they both saw Delos as "home" and even though they've moved on in their lives, I'm sure they have a lot of nostalgia for those shared experiences with you and Karin. If it was me, I would miss the ocean, too.

  33. A


    Maand geleden

    It is true! you guys are making a difference and helping change our minds on how we want to live. I have just quit my job that I hated. I was so miserable and sad with my job, it was sucking the life out of me.

  34. Fifi CH

    Fifi CH

    Maand geleden

    Once again in this sailing and marine world , I see such awesome people who are solidary and willing to give back. 👏👏👏⛵⛵😍💝

  35. Corsair Cor

    Corsair Cor

    Maand geleden

    All the time thinking of a name for the kiddo, and we all just call her "Nugget, Nug, or Nugs." LOL

  36. JWB671


    Maand geleden

    Shouldn’t you be wearing a vapor filter instead of just a particle filter?

  37. Deadly Dumplin

    Deadly Dumplin

    Maand geleden

    How do you guys stay fit

  38. Sailing Baylana

    Sailing Baylana

    Maand geleden

    What is the cost of getting this done on your boat? Its been 4 years since my boat has the bottom done. I am afraid that it will cost too much, especially with the damage it suffered from hurricane Maria. Any advice?

  39. Helga Schmiedt & Marcelo Falcao

    Helga Schmiedt & Marcelo Falcao

    Maand geleden

    Speedi Sleeve on the seal lip running area. It's a stainless steel sleeve that protects the shaft. I do not know if this is good for this design. But...

  40. Brian Ford

    Brian Ford

    Maand geleden

    I must have missed it somewhere. Where did you haul out?

    • operator0


      Maand geleden

      @Brian Ford Yeah, I think they mentioned it in a previous video.

    • Brian Ford

      Brian Ford

      Maand geleden

      @operator0 Thanks, the city is good enough. Was that in a previous video?

    • operator0


      Maand geleden

      Hampton Rhodes Virginia. I don't know if they mentioned a marina.

  41. Kieran Holmberg

    Kieran Holmberg

    Maand geleden

    I've just done the bottom of my 6m trailer-sailer and even that was hard enough work for me. Good-work getting it all done, it's looking really good!

  42. MSI2k


    Maand geleden

    Such nice people! Also Karin looks so happy and healthy on land.

  43. John Sumner

    John Sumner

    Maand geleden

    I like you wrote your boat name on the keel, my kids asked me to write write "hi whales and dolphins" on our keel when they were 4 and 6!

  44. rahul sharma

    rahul sharma

    Maand geleden

    And also guys any help which u need if u come to India. Maybe I can do my bit. But one day I will live your dream boat like one.

  45. Michael Cobb

    Michael Cobb

    Maand geleden

    You can rinse the gear case of the bow thruster in mineral spirits if needed during fluid changes per Amel's advice. I have worked on several super maramu and I can attest to their foward engineering, with a couple of WTF's to boot 😜. We were happy to see you all at Cobb's marina in Norfolk Virginia for a little while. The stern of your vessel certainly tells stories of the sea! Happy sailing

  46. rahul sharma

    rahul sharma

    Maand geleden

    Guys I love your videos. It's a dream for anyone to stay in the sea and it's a whole new world. You guys is living a dream, I wish both of you good look and appreciate your efforts so far in living this different life. Hope one day I may live like this for atleast a week

  47. Tom Kolmer

    Tom Kolmer

    Maand geleden

    Nice looking kid. Kinda looks like Brady just sayn😃😃😃

  48. Crusty


    Maand geleden

    What are Brady and Blue up to now-a-days??? Content? Love you guys sooo much! 💯💯🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🍻🍻

    • operator0


      Maand geleden

      They are at Lake Tahoe. They bought a small lake sailer and have started up a sailing class for kids.

  49. Eunice Kagimbi

    Eunice Kagimbi

    Maand geleden

    How do people apply to sail with you guys?

  50. Magnus Berntsson

    Magnus Berntsson

    Maand geleden

    add chili powder to the paint.

  51. Alex Gontcharov

    Alex Gontcharov

    Maand geleden

    What year is Delos? Did you charted it?

    • operator0


      Maand geleden

      It is an early 2000s. They have never chartered it. Brian bought it and has lived on it since.

  52. Mike St. John

    Mike St. John

    Maand geleden

    Just started following you anyway, Copper coat? Supposed to be the best eco friendly option!. We are applying CC this year and heading out for two years. Baltic Atlantic Pacific... COVID dependent. Greeting from Stormsvale Swan 40.

  53. Brandon Michael

    Brandon Michael

    Maand geleden

    Hey guys I hope all is going well. It’s a rough time. I’m still stuck in Myanmar because of covid. Watching your channel helps give me a sense of freedom from lockdown

  54. jay tee

    jay tee

    Maand geleden

    I respect you have no corporate sponsors,I left the vagabonds when they went the cat path.nothing personal and in a way can't blame them but....

  55. Mgn KDL

    Mgn KDL

    Maand geleden

    СНИМИ намордник- ты же не собака!

  56. Unstoppable Zone

    Unstoppable Zone

    Maand geleden

    Boats = ENDLESS MAINTENANCE. Nothing more corrosive than sea water. Ugh.

  57. Mark Samuel Dela Rosa

    Mark Samuel Dela Rosa

    Maand geleden

    Sir can I ask for a help? I want to have fishing rod and reels.

  58. Capt. Jack O'Brien

    Capt. Jack O'Brien

    Maand geleden

    i can pass on what the Hawaiians do.. Next time, mix in a couple cups of Cheyanne pepper with your bottom paint! The slimmey of the sea dont dig spicy ;)

  59. Mooresville Mini Z Racing Series

    Mooresville Mini Z Racing Series

    Maand geleden

    Let me know if you are in NC

  60. Ron Martin

    Ron Martin

    Maand geleden

    I was watching Zatara and I was quite impressed with the Company Magic Antifouling, I thing they had great results, no hard growth and minimal soft growth... @UCDXkV3KSL4g5ObPsEkKXXpw @UCDXkV3KSL4g5ObPsEkKXXpw

  61. Alexander Rober

    Alexander Rober

    Maand geleden

    Came across this nice little article o. You guys today

  62. 03207521 Nadayag

    03207521 Nadayag

    Maand geleden

    this is wonderful to see to take care of the boat / always bless you and families on your journey.....

  63. Jack Cade

    Jack Cade

    Maand geleden

    The idea of a cast-iron keel on a boat in the ocean seems wrong-headed, or am I crazy?

    • operator0


      Maand geleden

      @John Robbins Sounds like that Oyster has a floating ground problem. Sounds like those owners ought to do some maintenance.

    • John Robbins

      John Robbins

      Maand geleden

      Cast iron keel ,stainless bolts ,alloy sail drive ,bronze prop ,stainless rudder stock , is not quality boat building You could probably jump start the motor from the electrolytic action going on here As for oyster ,there's a you tube channel out there of a shaft anode visibly fissing away

    • operator0


      Maand geleden

      @John Robbins Amel is certainly not a "cheap and nasty" boat builder. Their reputation for building high quality boats that are built like tanks and can take you around the world is right up there with manufacturers like Oyster and Halberg Rassy. Certainly much better quality than any of the plastic fantastics you see out there.

    • John Robbins

      John Robbins

      Maand geleden

      No you're not crazy Jack it should be bronze bolts set into a lead keel But that's the way a lot of production boat manufacturers do it cheap and nasty

  64. Kirk Parsons

    Kirk Parsons

    Maand geleden

    That rope cutter is awesome !

  65. R S

    R S

    Maand geleden

    Seems like Karen is ready to dry dock permanently

  66. Reel Creek

    Reel Creek

    Maand geleden

    Why would you wear a mask outside in the beginning of the video while not sanding? They do nothing for you except make you inhale your own germs and carbon dioxide. Still gave a thumbs up as usual on the vid.

  67. Sally Ohalloran

    Sally Ohalloran

    Maand geleden

    Nugget is such a smiley cheerful little baby....Love your channel

  68. Thunder_Chief


    Maand geleden

    What happened to that no brother good in- law.

  69. Murray Jones

    Murray Jones

    Maand geleden

    Brian watching your episode on the hard you used a product on your prop,a black Antifoul product would it be called Crystal Prop Antifoul,I live and boat in Australia we have this product here but have a huge problem with it being that it just peels off just to let you know before you return the boat to the water if you need anymore information let me know by answering my message

  70. Michael Farinola

    Michael Farinola

    Maand geleden

    Spurs work, for certain!

  71. constantino fernandez

    constantino fernandez

    Maand geleden

    Ryan I'm your Cuban fan, I am a faithful admirer of your channel, in your professional opinion which is the best painting in the marketfor the bottom part that you can recommend based on your experience. Thanks ,,,,I buy the beer 🍺 for you.

  72. Matthew Reese

    Matthew Reese

    Maand geleden

    I completely understand that scary feeling when you home/boat gets hauled out. We had our Nicholson ketch out this past summer at SeaView boat yard in Shilshole Seattle WA. They are awesome and do great work, but a nail biter at the same time. ;-)

  73. John Wallen

    John Wallen

    Maand geleden

    Brian, I have just started selling microSURE and it might work wonders for environmentally friendly boat hull protection. Sure it kills viruses too but I think it is going to change the sailing/cruising world. It's not that expensive either, $200/gallon. Contact me and I can get you some...John FYI: I've been watching you for 7 years and congrats on the 'new' baby.

  74. preaume


    Maand geleden

    Sailing Zatara found some amazing paint that made it possible to brush off anything on your boat and it's beautiful!

  75. aguyinarkansas


    Maand geleden

    What’s an address we can mail you all something

  76. Perry Diddle

    Perry Diddle

    Maand geleden

    This time, for some reason, I replayed the part where you have the newest crew member - the nugget. It is priceless seeing her look up and around taking in all in to see her new world.

  77. Becky Bigelow

    Becky Bigelow

    Maand geleden

    That line cutter was great don't understand why more boat employ that option.

  78. Adventures of s/v Nepenthe

    Adventures of s/v Nepenthe

    Maand geleden

    I couldn't quite understand what product you are trying on the prop? I'm right behind you with servicing and painting my Autoprop so thought I might try something new as well!

  79. Argus Dacicus

    Argus Dacicus

    Maand geleden

    It will be cool to equip Delos with a Termovision camera 📸 on the mast to se far away special in night time and bad weather ! ✌️And get rid of the old Diesel engine go Electric like Sailing Uma !

  80. Justin Gibson

    Justin Gibson

    Maand geleden

    Where is brady

  81. Kevin Aylward

    Kevin Aylward

    Maand geleden

    You may want to get one of these basin wrenches for removing nuts in tight spaces like the gray water through hull fitting. It looks like this:

  82. Rob Ketchens

    Rob Ketchens

    Maand geleden


    • jieff lerenard

      jieff lerenard

      Maand geleden

      I do not know if you are serious or not, but lately I have noticed that Kaza seems to have lost her enthusiasm for boating. I think Brian was her thing not so much the boating experience,not for the long term anyway,I see her more as a homesteading type.And maybe I am totally wrong

  83. pasta514


    Maand geleden

    Take a look at Cal 40 Seafire's comment about the keel patch. The easier sanding fillers are porous and will allow water to reach the cast iron. Recommend grinding out and re-doing it with an appropriate barrier coat.

  84. MattPSU02


    Maand geleden

    Amazing to see the generosity of so many people on your videos.

  85. Joe Fish

    Joe Fish

    Maand geleden

    Man everytime it goes to the svdelos sub bit I think the video is over and I'm so sad then I realize I got 6 more minutes it's awesome

  86. Kevin Hildum

    Kevin Hildum

    Maand geleden

    You called the land life. I have called it the dirt dwellers life.

  87. SailingPittsburgh


    Maand geleden

    I am always worried about the adverse health affects when using the chemicals and paints in boat maintenance. I don't think the mask and eye protection are up to the job of protecting against the vapors. I used Interlux Prefection the last time I did my topsides and it affected my eyes for a few weeks (kept watering). I will never use it again even though it produces a fantastic finish. What is up with that bow thruster? Do you think it is a design flaw that produces the leak? For something that is used so infrequently there should be some way to seal it off from inside the boat so that it avoids filling the entire compartment with water. There also does not seem to be a way to service or inspect it unless Delos is hauled out.

  88. Keith Waters

    Keith Waters

    Maand geleden

    Brian, Look into a product called Por-15 for treatment on your rusting metal parts. It treats the rusted parts and when completed the product is almost as hard as the original metal.

  89. Kristopher De Tar

    Kristopher De Tar

    Maand geleden

    Don’t love the amenities too much because you will be back at camping at sea once again. I foresee the honeymoon stage ending by the time your child is ready to start school. Great adventure but the reality of growing a family is just too sobering. Doing it at sea is just too unrealistic. ✌️

    • Fresh Co

      Fresh Co

      Maand geleden

      @Thomas D Harrell as a teacher i would argue that " boat kids " do miss out on huge areas of learning content which puts them at a disadvantage against other students of the same age, but that being said, the practical and " survival " knowledge that boats kids gain is priceless and will certainly serve them well in preparing for the future as it is unfolding before us. I don't any kids - but if i did ... i'd want them to be more like " boat kids " ... LOL

    • Thomas D Harrell

      Thomas D Harrell

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      There are several families at sea. The kids seem to get the greatest education available in the world. Now with so many lessons on the web it is easy!

  90. j rain

    j rain

    Maand geleden

    We've borrowed an apartment. Give me a break.

  91. Bo Ro43

    Bo Ro43

    Maand geleden

    Thanks for helping to advertise one of the biggest ripp offs on the bay.

  92. Ronald Spiers

    Ronald Spiers

    Maand geleden

    Thank you for an most useful boat job video. Keep them up.

  93. Mitchell Barnow

    Mitchell Barnow

    Maand geleden

    What a really beautiful project!

  94. J. J. springer

    J. J. springer

    Maand geleden

    That pipe! Tap it with fine treads and screw a pipe with thread on outside in with a good sealer! Problem is fining the right die to tap inside pipe! A good tool and did shop could fix you up! Make a second one for next time! Can use steel brass plastic pipe and even have a head on it to seal against the haul! Just a thought

  95. J. J. springer

    J. J. springer

    Maand geleden

    Can't hear the baby, tools over the music!

  96. Chris Pool

    Chris Pool

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    As soon as they get there federal EPA approval , this is what you need, If you are overseas they can fly out and apply it for you, but not able to sale in the US as of now...

  97. Recreation Outside Las Vegas

    Recreation Outside Las Vegas

    Maand geleden

    Awe reminds me of the good ole days when I was a Deck Seaman on the USS Nassau, stationed in Norfolk, VA

  98. Micky O'Brien

    Micky O'Brien

    Maand geleden

    Good job on the 🚣‍♀️ guys although that is punishment working in that heat.. enjoy the show! Mick & Briege Belfast😎

  99. Andrew


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    It seems Delos gets hauled about as frequently as commercial ships go into drydock. She is most definitely a world traveler.

  100. Darren Busuttil

    Darren Busuttil

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    Great video as always!! I hope someday you all visit Malta (Europe), that would be a blast! And something I kept to myself because once I tell you I can't UNtell you so here goes - Brian's voice sounds EXACTLY like Ashton Kutcher's 😂😂