READY OR NOT! OUR BOAT IS GOING IN THE WATER.
After a long 8 weeks in the boatyard, we are putting CURIOSITY back in the water where she belongs! The project list isn’t complete (when is it ever?) but I am ready for the sea. Ready to test out our work, explore New Zealand and live more untethered.
Today is step one of getting back to life at sea. It’s splash day!!!
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Happy that you are happy… Time to get your sea legs back… GO HAVE FUN!!! 🙂
A very valuable segment for the future would be a running total of expenditures and an evaluation of buying a used boat needing constant retrofitting versus a new boat from a cost and hassle point of view. It appears that one could buy new and perhaps save money and time.
Nikki and Jason have made a lot of their expenses public (check out the tab for “expenses” on the main sailing page). But unless you can afford a brand new boat every couple of years you’re quickly going to end up on the hard with a list. Constant exposure to salt, sun, water and wind is really harsh on anything, and maintenance concerns crop up quickly. Also, buying new is not a guarantee of “no hassle”. New owners often spend weeks or months dealing for warranty repairs for things that weren’t quite right off the line. Nikki and Jason paid just over $300,000 for Curiosity and yes, they’ve spent what seems like huge chunks of money and time upgrading and repairing her. But a brand new catamaran is going to cost a million or more, and will still need maintenance and upkeep right off the bat. Buying used allowed Nikki and Jason the freedom to not have a boat loan, and lack of a loan gave them the freedom to continue living a nomadic self-employed lifestyle traveling the world. Seems like a pretty good trade-off to me.
Congrats on a successful splash!
Any update on Sails and trampolines? The trampolines would concern me since they are exposed to UV 365 days a yr. Any recourse with the bastards that ripped you off?
I love your pants. They look comfy.
Awesome video. Last week who would have thought you guys were ready to splash in the water? It didn’t occur to me! Congratulations. 👍 When fixing, replacing and even cleaning you both keep your standards and do everything correctly to a tee. You’re not in a rush. You take your time to do it right because you know if you don’t do it right once out on the high seas everything on the boat needs to be shipshape, working correctly and in top performance. I commend you both for always being that way because ultimately that keeps you both confidant, protected and safe. Happy belated Tofurky day (if you eat Tofurky) Enjoy your next adventure. Keep smiling. Stay safe.
Very good, keep going!
Are you going to circumnavigate New Zealand?
Yay!!!! So excited for your splash. Agree with everyone else…..20 mins is not enough 😊
I had been waiting to hear about the dingy and there is was on the back davits again. Did I miss something?
Are you talking about the repair of the gash? You must have missed this one where Jason brings it home: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/biggest-boat-repair-begins
Thank you. That’s what I missed.
I can’t wait to know your plans. Where are we going?
Sorry to say my video is not loading either.
More Wynn-uendos! (Coined by one of your other fans) Seriously, Can you guys start making hour-long posts? I love them so much and look forward to each and every one. I just don’t want to let you go after 22 minutes.
Me either! 20 minutes is NOT enough! 😊
Must feel good back in the water! Your vids are the only you tube videos I am sorry when they end. The quality and story line are always so good. Thanks. Hope you can find the right fridge.
Wow Amazing few weeks for sure. Thankyou for letting us be a part of it. Congratulation’s Splash Splash.
Wow 8 weeks sure went quickly. so glad you got the major items to be done were done. Yes you have a few more things to do before you leave. Just glad you two are well and almsot ready to continue your adventure. We thank you so much for letting us tag along each week. Take care ,stay safe you two and have a glass of wine for us too!!
Amazing. SO glad you’re back in the water. I enjoyed this video in its entirety! Nice work Mr and Mrs W!!
Video not playing, problem?
Yeah, I had that problem. Just click on the words “YouTube” at the bottom right (just after clicking to play) and that will take you to a place that works. Otherwise it blanks out and all I get is sound and an empty screen.
Hi Theodore et al,
Oh no! We have to get our GWTW fix! This issue doesn’t crop up for most viewers and we don’t believe it is a problem on this end. When I search “why doesn’t embedded YouTube video play” a couple of things stand out.
1) People using Chrome as their browser seem to experience this more often than others. So it may be an issue with default settings inside Chrome. If you’re using Chrome, try opening the blog post in Firefox instead and see if it plays. If the answer is yes, then search for “embedded video won’t play in Chrome” and see what comes up as the first setting changes to try.
2) One other search result had to do with settings for cookies. If you have a choice in you settings, try changing it to “block cross-site cookies”. That has apparently cleared the issue for some.
I’m sorry I can’t be more precise, but the issue seems to stem from settings inside the browser and there are just too many variables for me to give you a more comprehensive answer. And don’t forget that you can always watch directly on the GWTW YouTube page. Good luck!
So Happy! ☀️ You two make everything so much more fun & funny! 😁 Thanks for the laughs, smiles & updates! 🛥 Glad she’s back in the water where she belongs!! 🐬
Mr. John C. Moreland
Fun! Congratulations on getting back in the water.