Sail Life - Figuring out new autopilot & priming settee area - DIY sailboat refit

  • Publisert 28 dager siden

    Sail Life

    Runtime: 19:56

    In this week's video, I figure out the mounting of the drive unit for my new autopilot and get ready to finish the settee area.
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Mech Head
Mech Head

Why do you love wasting soooo much time?

6 dager siden
Lasse Sonberg
Lasse Sonberg

Nice to see a danish YouTube sailor! Great project!

9 dager siden
Dianne.muriel Robidoux
Dianne.muriel Robidoux

A drop of blue die in your super white paint will keep it's color longer. Ask the paint department at your local hardware store. Good luck

11 dager siden
N K [Nate] Wood
N K [Nate] Wood

*+Sail Life* : Hey Mads... Why was one part of the autopilot *"Pretty dang cool,"* and not *"Pretty dang spiffy"* ? There seems to be little or no difference in the disambiguation of the two. So, why did you use _cool_ when you usually use _spiffy_ ? 🤔 Curiosity is literally *_killing the dang kat_* , as it were. BTW, and as is per usual, your video receives *three* 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 for its *"spiffiness"* . Isn't that just *_the bee's knees_* !?! As to the "traditional" *J-O-B* situation, no worries not having one. For some inexplicable reason, *_"things"_* just seem to _work out_ ! That generally has to do w/ *_furiously planning_* in the subconscious. And you most certainly are not one that lacks in *_furious planning_* , either subconsciously or consciously! Just look around you at all that *_furious planning_* has accomplished so far... the beauty that is Athena! Can you say near *_absolute perfection_* ...? Keep 'em comin', *old man* ! Enjoyed *immensely* !

13 dager siden
Roy Clare
Roy Clare

So much inspiration, so wonderfully presented. 🎉💥🤛🏽

16 dager siden
Shaggydude
Shaggydude

I agree, time for longer vids, I know it's a lot of work, maybe if you didn't focus on the vids being perfect you could kick them out more frequently or longer vids.....just a thought. BTW 116 days.....aaaaaaahhhhhh!

18 dager siden
Simon Sargent
Simon Sargent

Matt if you are coming to the UK Google Conwy Estuary, wonderful location, fab Marinas, Snowdonia mountain range reaches the sea, even an historic castle and walled town overlooking the estuary. If you visit let me know and we would love to meet Eva and yourself and buy you some dinner xx

21 dag siden
Pocket Change
Pocket Change

👍👌🇨🇦❤

21 dag siden
Jesse Falsone
Jesse Falsone

I've been watching your videos for several months now. I'm now 9 months into a refit of a Tartan 37 and while I don't aspire to completely gut the boat as you have done, the project has been nonetheless long and daunting. I've come to appreciate your optimism in the face of adversity and thoughtful problem solving strategies. Thanks for sharing your experience with Athena.

21 dag siden
Craig Hooper
Craig Hooper

Enjoy your time on your yacht and pending sailing adventures. You are truly an inspiration to us mere mortals.

23 dager siden
stephen robinson
stephen robinson

Always get pin holes in 407 it’s impossible, I just use a 1k pin hole filler after sanding

23 dager siden
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

You have so much trouble with customs. Let’s hope Ava doesn’t get held up in there too.

24 dager siden
Henry Pearson
Henry Pearson

Second arm on the rudder stock is a good choice. We have it and means autohelm is a great emergency backup if primary arm fails.

24 dager siden
OCnStiggs
OCnStiggs

Auto-tiller suggestion: After mounting, have your spiffy stainless welder guy make a nice expanded steel grate cover for the servo and tiller arm to totally protect it. Mount the cover with four bolts so you can easily empty the locker and pull the grate away to access the tiller. As long as Mr Servo is doing his job, he can hide in his nice little compartment unfazed and unmolested by the tons of stuff jamboed in the locker with him. That way, you will still have the utility of the locker without worrying about snaggy-doodles with the electronic bits. The grate can extend over to the tiller arm extension to protect the whole doo-dah. And, made out of expanded metal grate, it won't weigh much to remove or install. Regarding your "pinhole problem:" I used to make plaques out of redwood which I then coated with the thick epoxy used on table tops in bars and restaurants. I too got super annoyed with pinholes at first but soon realized that they were the result of heating from the epoxy heating up air in the dried wood. The air bubble would expand in the heat and bubble just enough to freeze in the epoxy or produce a pinhole. I found using a heat gun on the plaque helped get the air bubbles out but later simply heated the plaques in the oven before coating, which prevented the creation of bubbles afterwards. Problem solved. Sticking Athena in the oven might be problematic however the heat gun option might work in smaller areas in the future. The fast set mixture might be the problem as it likely produces more heat as it cooks off faster. Just a thought.

24 dager siden
Jacob Rousing
Jacob Rousing

Congratulations With being a free man Mads. I have been following your videos from the beginning. If someone deserves your further life style, it is you! Kind regards Jacob, Jyllinge

24 dager siden
Pascal B.
Pascal B.

As you are switching to full time sailor, does this mean we get the pleasure of getting more videos ? ;-)

24 dager siden
Sailing SV Easy
Sailing SV Easy

Hey Mads, welcome to the club and sunny regards from Curaçao! U.

25 dager siden
Sail Life
Sail Life

Thank you so much Ulrich 😀 I can't wait to join the sailing club! 😉 I hope all is well aboard 🙂

24 dager siden
Zünder
Zünder

May I ask, how do you pay the bills now, without a job? Does the YT income (+patreon etc.) account for everything? If so, congratulations, that is a massive step towards a dream becoming reality.

25 dager siden
Steve Haas
Steve Haas

I suggest making clear pecan cover for auto pilot ram so can observe any issues and still store items in locker with out interference. I used 1/4" thick lexan that I bent to shape after heating corners with blow torch.

25 dager siden
Steve Haas
Steve Haas

I meant LEXAN not pecan.

25 dager siden
Adventures of s/v Nepenthe
Adventures of s/v Nepenthe

Be sure to procure an extra pin for the autopilot arm, or at least a stainless bolt with sufficient offset washers. You'd be surprised how often those bolts break and if you can't repair it you'll be back to hand steering. I broke my last one recently while crossing the Turks and Caicos Bank.

25 dager siden
Live Work Live
Live Work Live

Pahaha. We call boat mess ‘shhhhtuff’. As in “I need to move my shhhhtufff.”

25 dager siden
David Gassman
David Gassman

What happened to your dog?

25 dager siden
David Clarke
David Clarke

Very resourceful

25 dager siden
Todd vanderwerf
Todd vanderwerf

Thank you for all the entertainment and education over the years, looking forward to you and your better half exploring the world, your a true captain.....

25 dager siden
Thomas Paccione
Thomas Paccione

Congratulations on your retirement!

25 dager siden
Marty Schlosser
Marty Schlosser

It's quite interesting that you're installing your autopilot drive unit and looking forward to getting a windvane, with the owners of Uma (another sailing series I enjoy) just spoke of their two systems! Finally, something technical I know even a slight bit of, before you explain it (will wonders never cease?).

25 dager siden
EugeneVanDerMill
EugeneVanDerMill

Mads... you're a Liar! No One NO ONE ... reads the Manual... EVER!

25 dager siden
Eric Farrar
Eric Farrar

13:20 wow! The interior is really coming together! Happy retirement from the day to day!

26 dager siden
Mark Radovich
Mark Radovich

An aluminium autopilot rudder arm will be fine. Best to have it anodized after manufacture.

26 dager siden
Richard Percell
Richard Percell

I always enjoy seeing the new items being installed realizing they fail in the middle of an Atlantic crossing during challenging weather. The machined odd looking items need spares? Then installing repairs on rough seas are the next thought. Lots of electronics and controls in his builds. Great if nothing critical during failures...like those remote control lights all over....don’t need lights at critical times....or maybe you need back-up thinking on all those neat things. Best wishes....just assuring your worst case preparations thinking. How does the axiom go..”an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”.....well in his case ... change it to metric system weight equivalents....

26 dager siden
Ann Teve
Ann Teve

15:01 Did I just hear you say something looks “pretty good” and not “pretty spiffy”? Is everything okay? Is the autopilot getting you down?

26 dager siden
jones smith
jones smith

Sorry Mads I don't have Smell-O-Vision so the fumes did not bother me. Carry on carrying on, two thumbs up for your efforts, enjoy every minute of it.

26 dager siden
Zachary Schweter
Zachary Schweter

oy vey! taking too long.... don't you have a metal fabricator local that can make the auto-pilot arm? off camera - I don't need to see the painting and the insulation and re-install of the slats and the cabinet front.... however would like to see the "SHITE" you pile and clean up... I would love to see everything wrap up in a ONE-HOUR "OH GLORIOUS FINISHING SHITE UP" VIDEO.... BEFORE YOU MOVE TO THE EXTERIOR PROJECTS.

26 dager siden
lexus1098r
lexus1098r

So I've been wondering ever since you build the new head if that settee is long enough to lay down on... please demonstrate

26 dager siden
Harold Steed
Harold Steed

Very entertaining. Your channel continues to improve. The amount of work you've done on that boat is astounding!

26 dager siden
Sam Christie
Sam Christie

Mads, have you posted the list of gadgets you have chosen for this boat somewhere? Perhaps include comments on why you chose that over alternatives and sell it on your store.

26 dager siden
Louis M
Louis M

thank you

26 dager siden
Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson

Make sure you read the installation manual a few times. Every little detail is important.

26 dager siden
Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker

Is gone from a 100 days to 90 to 116days. next week 130 days lol.

26 dager siden
Mark TheRiver
Mark TheRiver

You have me very concerned. Since you have moved aboard Athena, I've not seen your wonderful dog companion. Since I am a true dog lover I wanted to make sure he was ok.

26 dager siden
ilCigno
ilCigno

My advice: finish the head before you install the TV if you want Eva to keep faith in this project!

26 dager siden
Spinogrizz
Spinogrizz

Control box of my Frame TV (2018) gets very hot even in a stand-by mode, be sure that that compartment is ventilated enough.

26 dager siden
jante baeck
jante baeck

Congratulations with your retirement!! The best of luck, the video's are the best! I am nothing of en engineer. But I am curious about the drive unit for the autopilot. If the new tiller you want to install, is installed at an angle, not perpendicular to the rudder stock, isn't that going to translate the movement somewhat. Therefore it will act as a lever against the drive unit, ripping it out of the bulkhead? Or is there enough 'play' in the system to compensate?

26 dager siden
Ivo Alexander Kapitzki
Ivo Alexander Kapitzki

OMG - You really do like your gadgets ! Did you not run out of possible additional options :-) :-) soon ?

26 dager siden
michael warlick
michael warlick

Your stuff is in the Suez

26 dager siden
Jeff G
Jeff G

I hope you will be able to make longer videos since you wont have your day job. I love all the work you have been doing since day one.

26 dager siden
thebestskibum
thebestskibum

Mads, where your dog?

26 dager siden
Morgan Andreasson
Morgan Andreasson

I've been a subscriber since the Obelix refit, and I'm curious as to the future of your channel once the refit of Athena is done. Will it become a sailing vlog? I secretly hope your next project will be a major catamaran refit :)

26 dager siden
Craig Licata
Craig Licata

what happen to your dog?

26 dager siden
XXLaffinGravyXX
XXLaffinGravyXX

Mads Whats ALOOMINUM ? dont ever pronounce that word again ...its against maritime law, only bitter colonists who were wishing they could still pay 1 tench of 1 cent in tax say that. Next you will be spelling words without U in them too :P

26 dager siden
David Walsh
David Walsh

Congratulations on entering this next phase!

26 dager siden
Ben Jones
Ben Jones

Mads, you are cool.

26 dager siden
Stewart Gartland
Stewart Gartland

Congrats Made. I retired last October, been living and preparing onboard for the last six months, off in two weeks. Someone asked me if I missed work.....I nearly drowned in my coffee laughing so much!

26 dager siden
Stephen Mcelwee
Stephen Mcelwee

Glad to see accomplish your dreams. Keep on it you will finish! Looks Great.

26 dager siden
1armedguy
1armedguy

Nice to see odds and ends being completed, has there been thoughts of finishing the exterior of the hull with say a waterline etc ? Cheers!

26 dager siden
fatasford
fatasford

Everyone gets those pinholes

26 dager siden
Jay Sims
Jay Sims

You know what's funny is that I haven't worked in a couple years now and I wake up in the middle of the night with the overwhelming terror that I'm late for work or that I forgot to check the schedule or something like that. I hope that doesn't happen to you.

26 dager siden
Jim Allen
Jim Allen

Thanks for adjusting your post timing to account for daylight savings time.

26 dager siden
Jay Sims
Jay Sims

Yea man. I would not cross any big pond without both a wind vane and an auto pilot. And spare parts for both.

26 dager siden
Peter Green
Peter Green

Congratulations to your "new Life". Don't forget to pace yourself, your enthusiasm and abundant energy can easily get the better of you! I really enjoy your videos every Sunday evening and want to be able to continue doing that.

26 dager siden
DV Kajak
DV Kajak

So much coming together now! Pretty dang spiffy, for sure ;-)

26 dager siden
Cam Dening
Cam Dening

Two episodes a week now i hope 😍

26 dager siden
Minibus Adventures
Minibus Adventures

Great video again, very informative, good fo see more walls getting ready for paint, getting closer to raising those sails mate... :)

26 dager siden
kit6580
kit6580

Hi, The Interprime 820 is only for professional use. How did you get it ?

26 dager siden
George Clegg
George Clegg

My wife works for a marine engineering firm here in Australia and if you have a drawing they can cast or machine a tiller extension out of what ever you like and quote shipping. They are called Ingot engineering and foundry, in Brisbane Australia. With the Australian dollar at 80c to the US dollar it might turn out cheaper.

26 dager siden
Jonah Massey
Jonah Massey

I'm a student (24). You've inspired me to buy and move on to a boat, thank you!

26 dager siden
Sean Matheney
Sean Matheney

Pinholes happen...no avoiding. Sand, glaze, forget

26 dager siden
Phil Stevens
Phil Stevens

Now you have no 'day-job' - will you be producing longer videos - or will we have your wonderful skills on show Twice a week? I any event, I am enjoying your vids very much. All the very best. Phil

26 dager siden
my surly trucker
my surly trucker

Always like your videos mads.

26 dager siden
Andreas Neukoetter
Andreas Neukoetter

I still remember the day when I was searching for options to heat a sailboat during a cold northern winter, and maybe somebody else crazy enough to live on a boat all year round with ice & snow in the winter. And stumbled over you, Obelix, and your channel. You have come a long way, and have been a great inspiration. Please don’t stop. Congrats on starting the new phase of your life. And all the best!

26 dager siden
Marc J
Marc J

Hi. Just as FYI. I have the same 32" samsung the frame TV. Its actually quite an amazing TV. But it has 2 huge downsides that you should be careful about. Its extremely fragile as you probably realized when you were holding it. And even more fragile is the special cable that goes from the tv to the box, and the tv port for that same cable. This cable position is especially important when you put tv ont the wall. If you bend it too much to get in the hole you cut on your plywood you could damage it and hdmi won t work anymore. Thats exactly what i did. Brand new TV that is outnof service now. Lol. I can only browse and stream from laptop or phone. Hope you wont have those issues. Have a good one. Cheers mate.

26 dager siden
The Buffmeister
The Buffmeister

Congratulations on finishing your day job! Best wishes for the next stage.

26 dager siden
A Kay
A Kay

Congratulations on your career move! 🥂👍

26 dager siden
irgski
irgski

Congrats on your “retirement”!

26 dager siden
john algar
john algar

So glad your life plan is coming together. An inspiration to all!

26 dager siden
Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith

Just wow

26 dager siden
Rick Daniel
Rick Daniel

Great looking project 😀 You do first class work ! You can do this work for others worldwide while cruising. You Tube is your resume. Congrats on your unemployment, cutting the chains. Sail On mate 😉

26 dager siden
Omar Alarcon
Omar Alarcon

my man keep up the goog work

26 dager siden
Jacob Nagy
Jacob Nagy

Congrats Mads! Much love every week from the dry part of Texas. I’ll get a boat one day and know exactly where to go for DIY help.

26 dager siden
Kevin Lytle
Kevin Lytle

I wish I had been here earlier! Everything complimentary and supportive they said is what I would have said far less well! I do think the TV should be higher if for no other reason than sitting facing the companionway your head will be hitting the TV and for getting in and out in a seaway you are likely to sort of fall into it with your shoulder. Maybe higher?

27 dager siden
Glenn edwards
Glenn edwards

Hey Mads since you are living on your boat where is Urckle your dog???

27 dager siden
Muscle Cars
Muscle Cars

Mads, congrats on leaving your day job! Well done! You and your DIY vids are the “Gold Standard” for how-to create & produce a DIY video 🥇.

27 dager siden
André
André

I am not an engineer, but, for me, the auto-pilot will give you problems, and serious ones, the kind that sink sailing boats. Kind regards.

27 dager siden
KP K
KP K

Pretty amazing how any YouTuber doing a refit can be guaranteed to have several comments referring them to Madz.

27 dager siden
Mike Hensen
Mike Hensen

Ha, you gave away the answer to what was in that package...I figured it out all by myself!

27 dager siden
Phil Gray
Phil Gray

Our TV swings on an ajustable arm and it seems to happily stay in place even when rocking, rolling and falling off waves. I didn't install the mount myself though.

27 dager siden
Dale Christensen
Dale Christensen

Mas, you work so hard for us you deserve all the fruits of your YouTube labor. Thanks for being there for us!

27 dager siden
Russell E Simonetta
Russell E Simonetta

Apply the filler and hit it with heat. That will bring out the air ? Easy to fix and then let it cure.

27 dager siden
Coconut Woman
Coconut Woman

I can’t believe you’ve gotten so much boat work done while working full time! Congrats on the new freedom :)

27 dager siden
Sailing Citrine Sunset
Sailing Citrine Sunset

Nice video

27 dager siden
Mac Silvey
Mac Silvey

Woah!!! Congratulations on full time Mads!!

27 dager siden
Marty Handley
Marty Handley

Looks amazing, we sure got most of the trades all in one vid......this is awesome...love it

27 dager siden
Ken T
Ken T

Mads, I love your videos. You have such a positive and happy personality - inspiring. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us anonymous randoms on the Internet. Each week I look forward to your video. You would make a 'Pretty Dang Spiffy' friend. Best wishes for all your future endeavours.

27 dager siden
stimpsonjcat67
stimpsonjcat67

1:38 heck?!? What's with the flowers?

27 dager siden
Joel Welter
Joel Welter

It is getting so close to being done, I can taste it! Oh buoy!!

27 dager siden
Alex T
Alex T

Congrats on quitting the day job! I've been following the Athena refit from the very beginning and it has become a Sunday night ritual to watch your latest video before bed. I'm excited to see you and her hit the open water!

27 dager siden
J APC
J APC

It was scary when I left my job after 35 years....and I always worked too from 14 years old.....I still dream of my job after 6 years....lol.....I wonder how many pounds of sawdust you have scooped up...lol...you make it look easy which it is anything but....see you next week....and congratulations of being one of the few that can just walk away from your job!...John

27 dager siden
lookforward2life
lookforward2life

Your to do list must be endless. Wildly impressive and informative as usual.

27 dager siden
Erik Comtois
Erik Comtois

Meds, I am concerning the air quality inside Athena. With mix of dusts and cocktail of chemicals, you should really invest an air filtration unit or portable Air purifier capable of handling particulate matters and VOCs. Someone may like to donate one?!

27 dager siden
Mike Watt
Mike Watt

You are inspiring.

27 dager siden

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