Do I have Your HULL Attention?
After two months of hard work, we’re finally getting close to putting our sailboat back in the water. So much for that one-month goal?! But hey, we knew that was a pie-in-the-sky goal.
That said, this REALLY could be our last week of boat refit projects! Our goal this week is to finish waxing, remove our old underwater lights, install new underwater lights, check all the batteries, service the generator, install the new water purifier, replace the defunct radar, inspect and repair all the lines/sails.
Piece of cake.
Ohhh, cake. I would love some chocolate cake right now.
Wait, we don’t have time for cake, we gotta get cracking!
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I am a New viewer of your U Tube channel. i went back 4 years to start with when you first bought the boat and i plan on watching to the most updated one. so far i have been enjoying them and hopefully i get out there to do a lil sailing. I Lived in Dallas for about 3 years but now i am in southern louisiana, Sail to new orleans i would show you around hehe. on see yall in the video’s.
Thanks again for another fine vid. You know, we often forget to enjoy the journey. Being where you are will look attractive when you’re somewhere else. Enjoy every minuted before the launch. God bless you and good luck.
Well, you guys have won me back! Watching your work ethic and your positive attitude through these restoration projects has really impressed me. You nearly lost me as a viewer with your shark adventures. I developed serious doubts about your judgment. But I’m back as a viewer because of how you’ve risen to the challenges in your recent videos. I’m pulling for you as you get back into the water and back to the adventure.
Welcome back! As for sharks, they are highly feared and misunderstood. I am not saying there is no danger but sharks are not our number 1 threat in the water. I highly recommend the Mark Rober shark videos on YT. He is a NASA scientist who has a couple of videos debunking myths/theories on sharks. https://youtu.be/ugRc5jx80yg
Thanks for that link. I’m a fan of Mark Rober. I’m also a diver, so I do appreciate sharks. The event that disturbed me was your video in which a shark took a bite out of your companion’s fin. That was a bit over the top for me!
Would you mind sharing what model of Macris underwater light you used on your boat?
Thanks for all the inspiration.
It’s the MIU 15 in Ice Blue. They’ve been holding up great for the past year.
I just love watching your videos. I have No clue what you are doing but I still love to watch.
Ha ha, that makes three of us. 🤣
Thanks so much for the video. Really enjoyed watching you both work and having fun together.
Great polishing job. Your underwater lights are really nice. They do shine a lot of light out and about.
Those bird eggs looked pretty fresh. I am wondering where that bird went? Perhaps that bird sees that he/she can trust you both with these eggs and left?
Oh well. Joy to the World and You!!
Love to see you guys work around the boat AND, it seems, have so much fun. Thanks for sharing!
Jan\son and Nikki,
Always educational and helpful in making plans. I watch the videos carefully, and I pause them to add items I see you using to my Amazon sailing list or email folder for supplies and provisioning, that occur to me could be useful on my planned yacht purchase. I’m reviewing all of your videos from the beginning of the voyage for the same information. Very helpful. I am on course and plan for 2021 with respect to being free on April 1, and heading for Florida in late August. Hurricane season not withstanding or non-trivial impediment, I still expect to acquire S/V KITTY HAWK in September or October, start and complete training by the end of January or February, and set sail and course for Panama no later than February 15, 2022. More news to come soon. Please be safe.
Will you be using Starlink when it becomes available? I understand it may cost approximately $80/month for worldwide usage. I am not sure about the data usage.
We are very excited about it all but I think it will still be a while before it is mainstream. It will all depend on so many factors. Equipment size/weight/cost. Installation requirements. Actual coverage (nothing is truly worldwide yet. there are always blackout zones) Data costs… So many unknowns still.
Please keep us updated. The land-based application is available in the states, but I have always wondered about the boat-based. Thanks
Glad you are getting to the end of fixing and cleaning and will be in the water soon and again thanks for sharing.
I think that blowing of the kiss was for your mother!
Glad to see you all are making such good progress. The boat is really looking great! It will be almost like new in a few more weeks.
Loved the flashback of Kent and the original installation. That was kind of fun.
Love you and miss you. Mom
What happened to the cats
When Nikki & Jason left for the US visit, the kitties retired to their friends Lynn & Clark’s place in Colorado called Mutiny Ranch, (@TalesFromtheMutiny on Instagram; or https://talesfromthemutiny.com ). Unfortunately, Chloe crossed the rainbow bridge not too long after moving there, she had already been battling some illnesses. Singa is a star of the farm, loving life climbing trees & running all around the farm. They did a whole video about the decision here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-pets-goodbye
Keith L Carlton
They were left at a home, I think either AZ, UT, or NV about a year ago. One of them, the older one died, but the other one is enjoying its free time outside to kill all of nature that it wants.
I also think that the people who took the cat/s have a blog post that keeps an update.
I hope that this helps.
@Keith L Carlton Singa is always supervised when he’s out and Lynn works really hard to keep him out of mischief. Yes, he has hunting instincts but they give him plenty of other stimulation and exercise to occupy his time. The one exception: he is allowed to hunt mice inside the chicken coop.
“kill all of nature that it wants” is an interesting thing to say. What do you think bears, wolves, gators, sharks…ya know all carnivorous animals do? Humans kill more of nature than any other living creature.
Hey Mike. You must have missed this post: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-pets-goodbye 😥 Singa is absolutely loving ranch life and Lynn regularly posts pics & video of him. If you’d like, you can follow Singa’s new adventures @Talesfromthemutiny on IG or on FB.
You are almost ready to get in the water. Oh the suspense. How can I wait for the finale. Have a great week. I have my bottle of bubblie ready to celebrate with you. Good job today by the way. Jason was extra cute and Nicky always is.
Love all the hard work to get Curiosity back on the water. Watched last week and wondered if it would be worth it tho cut an access port to facilitate lubrication of steering each month. Similar to round screw type ports on kayaks. Can’t wait to see your next adventure
Mark and Diane
Hi guys! I love that the web site color template, the color of the text banner on the video, the stripe on Curiosity and the color of your shirt for this video all coordinate perfectly. You’re working overtime to make your videos top notch, as always. Thank you for spending the extra time to include product names and web site links too. You guys are amazing.
Looks like the boat life activation is coming along. Although we would love to be stranded in Tonga until it is no big deal, it looks like you will be back in the oceans soon. I wonder if people really appreciate the meticulous effort you guys invest to have such a nice home. We do…
Good luck and God Bless.
Glad to see you can see the light at the end of the tunnel ( no it is not a train 🤠) and will be back on the water very soon! Am so looking forward to following ( and living vicariously through ) your future adventures! Love your positivity and work ethic.
I would hang my polisher/buffer from the life lines to have the lifelines take the weight and swing it back and forth then move it down for the next session. Always helped. Plus two coats of wax at the beginning of the season. Usually three times around the boat. Of course I had a 27′ sailboat. Even then!! Scaffolding was always a blessing. Kudos!
It’s a bummer that you haven’t gotten back out on the water when you wanted, but at least you’re making progress. You’re doing an excellent job! And thanks for the videos.