Leaving Delos - feels GOOD but SCARY! - Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 239
Good morning. Or. In our new spot here. This. Awesome, little place look at the, peaceful. Peaceful morning. Just. Not here having a coffee this morning. It's. Really, nice, I. Think. Today's project is. Going to be. Getting. Air conditioning, working. So. That is my project for. The day I'm gonna try and get the, pump installed, first and then get. Us wired up to the dock and then install. The AC units. Fun. Fun I'm. Actually looking for doing it. So. My first task this, morning is to replace this old air, conditioning, pump that's the original one on. The, boat so. I was able to get a new pump because we're in the land of where, you can just order things, and. Hopefully it'll be a straightforward thing, to swap out. It. Didn't take too. Much to get it out a little, bit of a convincing, that's the old one I. Just. Hooked this up to the dock. Turn. The power on. It's good sign. Sounds. Nice and smooth. See, if there's water coming out of the boat. Ha. Ha ha, today. If. This works everybody's gonna be so stoked then thank you. Water's. Coming out that's a good sign. Again. I've. Taken the toilet, out to make it a little, bit easier to work in here. And. Getting it out the easy part. All. Right we're. In the whole room, here, the homestretch. Just. Got to hook up the wires. We'll, give it a good, a test is. About, it's. Gotta be a hundred degrees in the boat today it is crazy. Crazy. Hot. Ok. Power. The baby on see what happens. Yeah. House. Is gonna be so happy tonight. I'm gonna get a real cold in here. I love. It like something worse finally. Right. Humble jolly. Crying, good. Job like, some time why, for huh. I don't, know cuz we're on the bottom like, it's. Hard to tell but Delos is like this. We've. Run aground at the dock. It's. Quite funny. We. Go just chucking, them off the list air, conditioning. Done. That's. A big one as a three day project. We. Did countless, boat projects. And showing them all here would probably make this video a few hours long, so. I think a little montage, would work well. Well. To my office. Check. That one off the list. Okay. Thank. You. Okay. I. Actually, ended up buying a new antenna. The. Time has come to, see, if everything, fits, with a new fridge. Morning. So. It's. Actually not that early it's about 9:00 or something like that but. We. Have, another. Good, morning here in Dulles and. Me. And Brian I guess what I said today Thursday. So. We leave in two days. Which. Feels absolutely. Crazy. It's. A, lot of things going on but a lot of good things and. I feel say that we are pretty well prepared and, a lot of the sticky notes have moved from. The to do side to the downside, so we've done really well and ice. Made us a really nice, acai, bowl breakfast. Because, I love, this new breakfast, is my new favorite good. Start. Of the morning. I'm. Trying to make sure that bellows, is like. Shipshape. For mr. ad when he takes over, for. A couple months and. This is the needle. Valve for our water maker which has been, really. Giving, us trouble it's been hard to adjust and, we've, been having a lot of problems getting the pressure to come up so I took the whole thing apart thinking, that I would be able to get a new. Needle valve high-pressure needle valve for the system and I've, like, called, a bunch of places I spent all day yesterday driving. Around and nobody has this particular, part and, I think it has to come from the. Manufacturing, threads. So. That's. Not gonna happen within the next two days so I've been. Basically. Like using a fine. Sandpaper. To, get rid of all the corrosion and trying even up all the surfaces. Clean. It up so, that maybe. It'll work oh boy, that's. My challenge the slack. Look, at that it's like a robot, yeah.
So This is the piece of rebuilt and cleaned up. Yep. Fine. Into. My hole here. Okay. Guys it can you turn it on. Well, it took it's. A couple hours later I, basically. Had to take it apart again redo. Everything again a little bit different way some. Different fittings so, it, wouldn't leak but I got all adjusted, it's putting out maximum, output now and it. Is not leaking. So. That is a huge improvement. Let's, look at it stays that way. Okay. On to the next and last project. Perla. Hello. Trying to turn that, it's. Really stuck huh. So. That's the Fuhrer, for. The mizzen that's the, piece that we always turn right here I. Don't. Know. We've. Been noticing that people have been struggling taking, the mizzen out yeah, and so, I took this piece out figuring. That this had never been lubed. Yeah. It's probably just like rock solid grease in there so. I'll, see if I can twist this off without the special tool. And. Go from that this. Thing is really seized, on here I've tried turning. It clockwise. Counterclockwise. I, think, it's just seized. Corrosion. In there so what I'm gonna do is. Want. To try some heat I, try. The torch see. If that'll break it. So. I've decided to, not. Risk damage, in the entire unit. By. Hammering, and heating anymore I'm gonna use, the hacksaw, to cut what, I think of these caps off because. I know I can. Either make new caps or. Reweld. The old ones back together if I do a nice cut. All. Right so this thing, has been an absolute, nightmare, it's. All seized together and there's, no. Instructions. On how it comes apart already looked online and this. Is the part that's stuck, it's, an incredibly, simple thing the water is allowed to come in through this thing and just drain out. My. Hacksaw, job did the trick and shortly after I was able to get threads, to break loose finally. Releasing, that stubborn, end cap after. A few phone conversations. I found a machine shop they could do a luminol, fabrication. And welding the. Fabrication, cost at the machine shop was, less than $300.
Which. Ended up saving thousands. Of dollars and, countless hours. Trying. To track down a new Furler from France, ok. So this is the old what I did. Look. Beautiful. Wow. Nice. That's. Awesome. Yeah. A few. Weeks later on the passage to Bermuda, Alex, sent through this clip of my handiwork doing, its job so. You're letting it out and dragging, it out oh my god, way better, this. Is 90-day. Good job Brian, this. Is this is like seized in here and you had to be like. Oh. My, god. Okay. Yeah. That's crazy. Making. Great progress on the endless Beaubourg, we, decided to take a day off and invite our patrons, over for, a little Delos open house and pool party. I. Love. Listening to the reactions, of people whether, we invite them on board sometimes. People tell me I look shorter, in person, about. Half of people say, Delos looks smaller while, the other half are surprised. At how room is she is I blame. It on the fish islands. No. Matter what people say it's, always cool to see their reactions, in person, after so much time spent on the other side of the screen. That's. All of our. People. We've met people living on the boat it's our Wall of Fame / Ames and one. Guy's. Got a lot of stuff down here. We. Had everybody put their name in a hat and we're gonna start pulling some names and giving them some cool stuff going, thank you so much for coming, by to, Jim's. House good, / Jim. Babli. Michaela, and Josie his wife have, opened up the doors to have Della's little bit doc and, do. A shitload, of work as you can see all, right let's just get on with it then first name DG. Back. Andy. Morgan baby, taco. We've. Got Tyler, and. We, have coming up you see that big tube over there that's. A 16-man, life raft it's, nobody has seen a life raft go off the floor. Life. Raft shop gave us this at a spec unit to inflate just, for fun since, it could no longer be serviced I think. It's safe to say and stole the show with. Caz. Approaching, the 7 month mark in the pregnancy who, is time for us to pack our bags and, set off to sweep for the start of the next chapter, of our lives. They. Has come where. Me and thought Brummie. Applied where me and brian fly. Out this sweden, man. It. Has been a, couple, of crazy. Crazy, intense, weeks, just. Since we've arrived into florida. The dock here at Jim's house we've barely been tearing, through the boat work but. I, think, we've done a really good job and Delos is shipshape, she's. All ready for senior. Brady, and, Holly Chandra, Azul to take over the reins. Yeah. Man what a trip you know I was just thinking about all the miles sailed. On Delos all the oceans crossed all the continents visited, and I've. Always been on board and so, for, me to think about her cross in an ocean, without. Me on board is like it, takes a little bit of getting used to but I. Have, complete faith in, Brady. And Alex and, the, crew they'll have on board so. We're all packed. And, it. Feels. Extremely. Strange. I guess it. Just won't be the, same anymore and, that's good but, it's also scary and, I. Also find that every, time a, huge, chapter kind of closes, I do, feel sad about it and. This. Is a huge chapter that is closing, and we use packed up all our stuff and, like, emptied or our drawers, and, we're not gonna be on tellus anymore, for like quite. A few months, like for a long time. And. It, just feels. Strange. And, we see you. It's, gonna be out it's gonna be out of there. Well. This feels really weird so. Human, as well. You. Step back over that rail yeah, gonna. Be some very different. Oh. It's. Good. Yeah. You you will say Vezina between. First, over here though. I. Think. So. By. My Delos. See. You soon. New. So. Brian. And Karen are about to head, to the airport and like 30. Minutes or so and. Just. Taking. A minute to like chill. Out and be alone in the boat for a minute. It's. Just kind of a strange feeling. We've, definitely like separated, before but. More. Of the, feeling is they're. Gonna go and have a baby and this. Is the start of a new chapter for. Everybody. And. And. It's. Very. Sad that, a, new chapter is starting but it's. Probably like 10% sadness.
That The, new chapter starting and, like. 90%. Amazing. Happiness. And excitement for, what's gonna be coming in the future I. Don't. Really know what to say though I don't really know how to. Wrap. My head around. It's. Never gonna be that just like the same of the, four of us around. It's. Always gonna be something different. But very. Good in a different way. It's. Good though my. Dad always said it life. Runs, and chapters, and I. Don't. Know I don't, know what to say right now but, we'll. Let it sit in for a few days let's, see what happens. You, know it in that bag brain this, that yeah my, girlfriend I've made my wife dr. Forbes Riley. Doesn't know one it, takes a woman did you pack your eyes it yeah. The boy. Take, care of that, Oh. We'll. See you on the Internet. All. Right guys. Brady, and Alex I love you guys and I know you would do really well and, have. A good safe sale and, we will see you in Europe. By. Ethnics. Brady. And Alex settle into the back cabin, pick. Up the new crew including. The Dell of scholarship, winner and prepare. To set sail across, the Atlantic, oh. Wait. Ellis tried weave torture tested these new long-sleeve. Sun, resistant, shirts on Dulles who are happy to say they totally, wasted our abuse Qasr. Did the design of dello selling on the globe and the, stretch material is, old so, comfortable, they're, available in men's and women's sizes to fit all and the, printed limited, quantities, so get them while they're hot. My. Toes. Dry. And actually packed, like one t-shirt, I was like I think you people hung. T-shirts. So. I I added, two more so now there's three t-shirts I, think that's pretty good no. Business. In the front party in, the back.