CAULKED and LOADED, Windows are going in!
We finally get windows!!! And Jason gets his hands on an electric caulk gun. 😬 Life may never be the same.
If all goes well, this could be our last week of life on the hard. (But this is boat life; nothing goes to plan.) It won’t be the end of the projects, just the ones that we needed to be on the hard for. Like any home, the work here is never done. But, we see the light at the end of the tunnel and are looking forward to our first night out at anchor in a very loooong time.
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Good job guy’s, that must be a big relief to finally get that job behind you. Nikki, that tear in your jean leg was very strategically positioned to hold that yellow masking tape, planned i’m sure! One more side note, i commented on one of Nauti Styles (Victoria and Rico) videos the other day, and i called Victoria “Nikki”, she corrected me, saying “I think you watch The Wynns channel” which of course I do. So it would appear that Victoria watches your stuff as well! Happy travels guy’s, are you coming to Aus at all, sail around the GBR?
Engineering information about plastic. First the name itself. There are rubbers. They yield and will return to original dimensions if not left deformed for decades. Solids like metals have no deformation over time, but no significant deformation in short time with reasonable forces. Plastics yield with relatively small forces but do so over time. Thus the name, plastic to denote the property of yielding over time. Thus installation of plastic windows is somewhat different than say a same shape and size glass window which will not yield over time. This if the original shape of the plastics is not perfect, what you did is an excellent idea. A similar idea is to simply accept the imperfect fit of the windows but use the same basic methods with heat. It createst the same deformation to fit, but much faster. Look up the temperatures needed to make the specifice plastic become slightly softened. use heat guns and temperature measurements of the plastic to achieve the same result is minutes instead of hours or days. Use the fiberglass boat for the final shape desired. That is the same as you did. Just an idea.
Thanks for another great video. That music you chose last couple of videos is action packed when you choreograph it to your ongoing boat work. I like it.
Those windows came in during some sunny and beautiful days. It could not have been a better window to complete this window project.
You guys must have such a feeling of satisfaction. I hope you are rewarding yourselves and each other repetitively.
After completing this big project and at this rate you should be splashing down in the next couple of weeks if not sooner.
BTW. Even though you are dry-docked one does not see many clean-shaven global sailors out there.
You remind me of a little kid Jason. Thanks again and thanks for another great video!! 😎
I love gadgets; therefore, I am envious of that electric caulk gun ! ! Doing that many tubes of silicone could have been permanently crippling . . . or incapacitated you for a couple of days. But the job is dive, and it looks great 👍
I appreciate everything you folks share. It has been great watching your adventure. It lets me live vicariously through you and Jason. You have also convinced me to not want to buy another boat. I’m looking forward to seeing you back on the water.
Ken from Michigan
Nice job…I did 25 years working on boats.
It’s hard work ,but very rewarding.
Good job; well done.
16 minutes into your video was a gorgeous sky. It really jumped off the screen. Thanks for setting that shot up. Watching your videos really got me thinking about buying a sailboat and sailing the Pacific after retiring. Thank you so much for the last 4-5 weeks of videos, they brought reality back to my bucket list. I’ll probably buy an RV.
Windows installed….check! Workout completed…CHECK! Just so you know, I could never get into the positions you two can, and get out gracefully while smiling the entire time. Keep up the great work and congratulations on the install. Wishing you many miles of dry sailing ahead and beautiful views!
Progress at last! A tip for you Nikki, from an old guy with grey hair. When putting screws in with that power drill, use the lower #1 speed setting and turn the adjustable chuck to a lesser figure so that it doesn’t strip the head of the screw with the bit. Then, particularly when screwing into fibreglass always finish off with a hand screwdriver. And, just call that stuff ‘sealant’ or ‘silicone’. Glad to see that the chocolate was “Whittakers” – made in N.Z. 🙂 Cheers.
Let’s not go there Jason, Niki handles the caulk way better.
Any word about the sails
They posted information that the CEO contacted them and even gave them his personal cell number. The Belinda person emailed them too. Sounds like a solution will come too. Maybe they’re waiting until it’s solid until they include it on their YouTube channel? I don’t know. I’m a patron, and I received info on it.
Guys I do love you, for all the best reasons, your hard work will pay off when your summer arrives, without the hard work there is no summer, I would like to share my story with you but not until it gets better, with you though. I realised I am wearing one of your t-shirts while watching, it’s my favourite, I did ask after your allergy treatment, I guess you covered that a bit today. The hat is not cool Jason, I could design better but I guess you are just doing as told haha.
Cork comes from a tree, not a tube, that is silicone, quite an amazing tree as I discovered, rare to see and know what it is. I just wish you the best and have said to much already xx
Wow! Fantastic job! In different travel conditions I would gladly have been a third hand for room and board! Years of experience. Still would! Waiting eagerly to hear the splash. Look forward to your videos. Always, since the beginning in the RV. Love you guys.
All there is to say is “WOW”!!!!! I’m impressed. You worked thru a bad design with serious hard work and steadfast resolve. You are to be commended for sure.
I have learned from you that if I get a boat, I will replace all caulked windows with windows that fasten in with trim rings on the inside and outside squeezed together with stainless-steel fasteners, so as to allow a quick replacement and/or reseal procedure.
Yay! one more project done. Great job, guys!
With all the depressing things going on around me,I can honestly say I have found so much joy watching your videos (and my hubby) you guys are an inspiration and love your humor most of all! Thank you Jason and Niki😊
Awesome! You guys did an amazing job!! Great video as always. Be well and stay safe. Bernard
I need a new thesaurus. I don’t have enough words to tell Nikki and Jason how awesome they are.
If someone suggested that I watch a video about caulking sailboat windows I would have asked them why would I waste my time like that. The two of you make even this entertaining. I have followed you for years , all across the country in your RV’s and now sailing and working on your boat and you never let me down. You also made me realize I am way too lazy to be a sailor but I can visit a lot of places with you. Thanks for all you have shown us over the years.
I never thought I would ever want to travel the oceans until I saw your videos. NOW all I talk about is being able to sail away and snorkel for fresh lobsters.
Thank you guys for being so awesome and making watchable videos. Love the music you chose with each video.