Can We Bring This Boat Back To Life?

18 Tet 2020
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Let the boat work begin! And, the first item of business…transportation, aka the dinghy, aka Minion.
Our poor dinghy has become a mold factory sitting underneath our sailboat for the past year. And our engine has been attached the whole time. Not ideal to say the least. She is going to need a lot of work to bring her back to life. Luckily, our enthusiasm to (finally) be home and get our boat back in her natural element (floating on water) is providing us with a lot of motivation.
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Where We’re Sleeping
01:41 How We Ended Up Here (short)
02:09 One Dirty Dinghy
03:50 Boat Cleaning Products - Will it Work?
05:12 Outboard Engine & More Cleaning
10:00 New E-Bikes
11:08 Day 3 Cleaning & Outboard Maintenance
12:58 Fresh Water LEAK!!!
13:50 Dirty Deck Washing
14:55 Outboard Gear Lube (stupid thingy)
19:16 First Engine Start in 1+ Year (Yamaha Outboard)
20:22 Lube, Grease & Protect Outboard Tips
21:43 My Dinghy is Lookin Good(er)
22:45 Best Small Water Separating Fuel Filter
23:59 Clean Boat, Time to Launch the Dinghy
26:43 Back to #BoatLife - First Ride!
30:10 Blooper (Day 1 First Thoughts)
#Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboat
© Gone With the Wynns 2020

  • I know it’s a _loooong_ video…but poor Minion was in terrible shape and our little outboard needed some professional help. Plus, there’s always the distraction of #BoatLife throwing a water leak in here and there 😱 If there’s something special from the vid you want to know more about, or if you have some tips for Inflatable Dinghy Cleaning and Outboard Motor Maintenance, we’re all ears. Share below and it not only helps us, but sends good vibes through the community. As always Nikki’s prepared a post on our website if you want links, additional thoughts and stories: A special shout-out to our Patreon’s and the peeps that support our productions through our Tip Jar: You help keep these videos flowin, and for that we 💘 you! Cheers Everyone, we’ll see you next Sunday-Video-Funday 🍻

    Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns6 muaj më parë
    • ill never complain about a long video. i get excited!

      Apple Account sApple Account s5 muaj më parë
    • Since you guys are heading that way anyways you should make a stop in New Zealand and check out OC Tenders. They are ages better than an inflatable.

      J BJ B5 muaj më parë
    • I would say a good 20 hours to just cleaning the dingning, plus 4hours to service the motor. So 25 hours as a average to complete the job, Now you can take a average on cleaning up your big boat, 6 X 25 = 150 hours, to clean your boat, to get her sea ready, but you never get it all, there are hoses, sails , many things that you cant fix on shore. I know these things, I use to be a detail man for a yacht company a long time ago. And that is 2 people working 10 hour days.

      CC PedersonCC Pederson5 muaj më parë
    • What brand are those straw hats you are wearing on the last couple videos?

      chm6060chm60606 muaj më parë
    • Hey Jason I love your sense of humor your so funny , Nikki your looking great

      Bob ShawBob Shaw6 muaj më parë
  • The Z crew has changed you guys ..#tofunny

    james sparksjames sparks4 ditë më parë
  • Dinghy isn't as dirty on bottom than mine is in one summer season, however its in water all season, we just launched it for season today. Minion looks good.

    Bill frankBill frank16 ditë më parë
    • Your gear oil was really clean.

      Bill frankBill frank16 ditë më parë
  • 1. When shopping for an oil pump find one you like then triple the price and that is the cheapest type you should consider buying because they all suck and will always disappoint. 2. Before performing any type of oil change make sure you can remove the fill cap/bolt first so that way if there is a problem you won't find yourself stranded or stuck with a motor that won't work in an emergency.

    pwr2al4pwr2al424 ditë më parë
  • One of your best vids! I enjoy your prepping vidoes

    Hennie MartensHennie Martens24 ditë më parë
  • best outtake YET!!!!

    deeannec2000deeannec200026 ditë më parë
  • 2:15 WoW! You look AMAZING in that little black pants and pink top.

    GIDO 74GIDO 7429 ditë më parë
  • If changing the gear oil in your motor is “overwhelming” you should not be boating...

    nike12000nike12000Muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns but you said that when you were working on dingy... 😛

      nike12000nike12000Muaj më parë
    • Well, it is a sailboat not a motorboat. But I feel ya.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Why wouldn't you fill the outboard's lower unit oil from the top fitting? Lower plug for draining, top for fill.

    Mike ReavesMike ReavesMuaj më parë
    • Because filling from the top can introduce air bubbles and so Yamaha says fill it from the bottom.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • When cleaning Mold off your dinghy Or stains Off your deck We would use Liquid laundry detergent and Ajax powder cleaner or comment Power cleaner And another good cleaner Is spray Nine. Use The liquid Detergent in a Bucket With water Spread on The area Then pour Comet powder And scrub It and it will do a good job Good luck On your next project

    Manuel BoverManuel BoverMuaj më parë
  • look at all that gecko poop! haha

    Auston DusseaultAuston DusseaultMuaj më parë
  • Go Texas!!! but for real, Great video and excellent production! Thank you so much Wynns for sharing your adventures. Quick question, What is one thing that you know now about being a sailor that you would pass on to someone who is just getting started?

    Brit HullBrit HullMuaj më parë
  • Dilute bleach does not damage vinyl, and works in about 15 minutes. It is more toxic, but it does work and is a relatively fast and easy way to restore.

    Dr. PaulDr. PaulMuaj më parë
  • Does anyone know what computer device he is using for the yamaha?

    Ymre HalbersmaYmre HalbersmaMuaj më parë
    • He mentions that it's not available for sale - only to authorized service techs. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • All the best with the other dingy project.

    DaLionDaLionMuaj më parë
  • The parsimonious tanzania originally curl because blood proximally stamp before a messy spain. alike, helpless quince

    Nelson granteNelson granteMuaj më parë
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Gary PascoeGary PascoeMuaj më parë
  • "You can tackle my dingy " You two give off such good vibes it's a pleasure to see. A well earned pizza 👍

    StephenStephenMuaj më parë
  • Just a heads on the lower unit outboard motor for the dingy. You should drain the oil from the bottom screw and fill it with the top hole. It’ll make your life a whole lot easier.

    tmdowelltmdowellMuaj më parë
  • Just amazing beautiful People🙏💕💖🙏

    YogiesBeerYogiesBeerMuaj më parë
  • You had different bikes what happened to them.

    Jodi SpearJodi SpearMuaj më parë
    • In the corresponding blog post Nikki talks about the advantages & disadvantages of both, and why they didn't bring the others: Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • How much does it cost to park your boat there?

    Moist and SquishyMoist and SquishyMuaj më parë
  • Purple degreaser

    skip luckskip luckMuaj më parë
  • You got the oil fill procedure down quite well, just tighten the upper plug before you remove the hose and you should loose a bit less. You’re also missing the straw that goes on the bottom of the pump. Another tip, those straws are usually quite long to fit som huge containers I’ve never seen, so make sure to shorten them or otherwise they’ll kink and you will have the same problem as you just did. I’m also not sure on that size of outboard, but the larger ones I work on usually have a drain plug for the motor oil as well, which makes draining it a bit more efficient, as you get out any potential crud and water lurking at the bottom of the sump, sucking it out topside always comes with the risk of not actually sucking from the bottom.

    Sebastian StorholmSebastian StorholmMuaj më parë
  • Have you tried using those white “erasers” on smudged or dirty boat surfaces?

    Bud BrownBud BrownMuaj më parë
  • Oh my god you two make me smile! ❤❤❤

    Jim JamesJim James2 muaj më parë
  • Wax the bottom with paste wax ever so often leave it as heavy as possible it will help.

    bobby sipesbobby sipes2 muaj më parë
  • I love your videos. I watched for a couple years, and then the past year I have not. I'm catching up now :) :) Only one comment.......that water crossing in the rain and bad weather, where are your life jackets? No preaching, but accidents happen in an instant.

    George WhiteGeorge White2 muaj më parë
  • Wow, fun videos. The thought of the cleanup makes me shiver.

    Doug AllenDoug Allen3 muaj më parë
  • I feel like the condition of Curiosity and Minion are analogous for every human on earth in the Pandemic

    anynameyanynamey3 muaj më parë
  • Im so happy for you. But i must say my heart aches with envy.

    Joseph MerwinJoseph Merwin4 muaj më parë
  • Tire soap. The same stuff used to clean white walls on a tire. I would be willing to scrub Minion in exchange for the starboard side birth. Haha just kidding. unless..uh maybe

    Joseph MerwinJoseph Merwin4 muaj më parë
  • What happened to the other electric bikes you had?

    Royal NinnimugginsRoyal Ninnimuggins4 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns makes sense, thank you!

      Royal NinnimugginsRoyal Ninnimuggins4 muaj më parë
    • They wanted to bring them but they wouldn't fit in the storage locker. More (along with links for the bikes & a discount code!) in the blog post. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns4 muaj më parë
  • What an awesome video!

    Nancy RomarizNancy Romariz4 muaj më parë
  • They are so happy that contagious me with their happinesss

    Nancy RomarizNancy Romariz4 muaj më parë
  • I'm no expert either, but I would of filled from the top plug instead of the bottom.

    Willie B.Willie B.4 muaj më parë
    • Just doing what the service manual said to do. 🤷🏼‍♂️

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns4 muaj më parë
  • Pressure. Washer. Meguiar's 67 and a variable speed sander polisher. Mirror finish half the time.

    Todd ETodd E4 muaj më parë
  • Life jackets and oars seem like overkill I suppose. 🤘😎

    BRUDAS DmBRUDAS Dm4 muaj më parë
  • 😂 the smiles on y'all's faces!!! So, awesome to see!

    Autumn AAutumn A4 muaj më parë
  • We Texans are so nice, my wife, who is originally from Russia, was told specifically that we are super friendly by the company that hooked her up with visa and job in Montana, which is where I met her! Famously friendly!

    Royal NinnimugginsRoyal Ninnimuggins4 muaj më parë
  • I love the long detailed video. The more you show, the more possible this all seems. It's a great feeling to have your experiences thoroughly viewed feels so much more real. Thank you!

    UnprotectedTechsUnprotectedTechs4 muaj më parë
  • Most I've smiled in a LONG time! Thanks for your channel and I think I need to come and see first hand if your really so fun! Thanks fellow Dallasites!

    Ken VaughanKen Vaughan4 muaj më parë
  • I know I’m a bit late but I just want to say that I’d recommend changing your fuel line around every 5 years, the fuel can break down the rubber lining in the fuel line and if it goes into your outboard, it’s not very good.

    Ben MurtaghBen Murtagh4 muaj më parë
  • Get one of those drill brushes a lpt faster than hand scrubbing

    Leo LessaLeo Lessa4 muaj më parë
  • Mommas so fine

    brandon HVAC/ANTSbrandon HVAC/ANTS4 muaj më parë
  • ❤️😊

    Kathy RakesKathy Rakes5 muaj më parë

    Michael 702Michael 7025 muaj më parë
  • I’m sure someone probably mentioned this already but if they didn’t, Jason you were missing a tube that goes on the hand pump for the gear oil. It gets you to the bottom of the quart of gear oil. The tube is a pressure fit and is removable.

    Rob BowmanRob Bowman5 muaj më parë
  • at 17 mins yes the top hole is the fill hole lol wht dif would it make to just drain from bottom replace plug and fill from top hole till it starts running back out lol thn put plug in idk but i feel like some 1 was fukin wit u whn they told u how to do this

    Tabitha JonesTabitha Jones5 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns well yamaha is a prankster lol long as ur gear oil is good and warm not cold and thick should be just fine

      Tabitha JonesTabitha Jones5 muaj më parë
    • Because according to Yamaha, filling from the bottom means you don't get air bubbles. Those are bad. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 muaj më parë
  • Love your positive spirit.

    Doc RobinsonDoc Robinson5 muaj më parë
  • A few blue (not the green ones) Brillo pads work wonders instead of a brush! Also, was that motor oil or lower unit gear oil you pumped into the lower unit of the outboard?

    Podo CryptoPodo Crypto5 muaj më parë
  • You two are a breath of fresh air.... just discovered your channel. You desperately need a 2nd mate, I actually ,personally, know a retired 64 yr old that would consider helping you. He say's he'd trade maintenance for sailing knowledge, if you leave the "hard" that is... *chuckles* Keep up the video's, you're to fun too watch.

    Michael ChesterMichael Chester5 muaj më parë
  • Heads up, your dingy motor has a impeller which is the life of the engine.. Brings water into it which cools it. You should really replace it..

    Mike DuhrMike Duhr5 muaj më parë
  • Yea Texas..... !!! I will be in Panama in December. You guys are great.

    William ScottWilliam Scott5 muaj më parë
  • Hey guys! Loved this episode, even though I normally ration myself to

    Michel DawesMichel Dawes5 muaj më parë
    • I think they mentioned the resort - Mystic Sands - in the first vid about getting back to the boat. It's a magical little place isn't it?? We could all use a vacation there I think. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 muaj më parë
  • Excelente vídeo. Parabéns. Porém, vocês navegaram sem proteção de flutuador. Também tem que colocar o corta-corrente ou corta-energia. Sou de São Paulo - Brasil.

    WAS sailingWAS sailing5 muaj më parë
  • I liked your video so much I just subscribed to watch more. One question Doesn’t the Yamaha dingy motor have a drain for the motor oil?? I noticed you had to pump it out. Thanks 🇺🇸 I’m from Alabama USA

    M WatkinsM Watkins5 muaj më parë
  • Hooray!

    Dizzy Lizard505Dizzy Lizard5055 muaj më parë
  • jason can you please get a hair cut

    Konina KonanKonina Konan5 muaj më parë
  • Love you guys, "ad Astra per Aspera" "Through difficulties to excellence", my school motto. Hopefully you will get everything done in time for Christmas 😎🏁🌲⛄❄🌲🌲🌲🎅💪💪

    Nicole MaddixNicole Maddix5 muaj më parë
  • Fill the lower end and replace the vent screw. THEN remove the hose and replace the drain screw. That way you create a vacuum that will keep almost all of the oil in the case with very little spillage.

    Hayden WatsonHayden Watson5 muaj më parë
  • Favourote people to see on the morning, GOOD MORNING WYNNS

    Paul BurnsPaul Burns5 muaj më parë
  • Nikki, Nikki, Nikki, wow, holy Ms Molly in a scale of 1 to 10 you break the scale at 100. Im talking about how hard you work what did you think I was talking about, dirty minded people. Lol

    K HarrisK Harris5 muaj më parë
  • It's nice to watch the cleanest cruisers on you tube do some dirty work :D just kidding I know ita all for production value

    Eddie MurrayEddie Murray5 muaj më parë
  • You should not ride the dingy without the Stop safety spiral leash. I am sure 150K dude will more than be happy to take your place onboard but in case of both of you fall over there will be no one to share the journey with. We love you both of us :-) so Safety first !!! (28:15sec)

    perreard maelperreard mael5 muaj më parë
    • Jason usually clips it to the beltloop of his shorts which is hard to see from most angles.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 muaj më parë
  • Too much time with Kieth!!!

    Ruth Davidson-SchallerRuth Davidson-Schaller5 muaj më parë
  • Great job on Curiosty’s exterior too.

    Ruth Davidson-SchallerRuth Davidson-Schaller5 muaj më parë
  • Minion looks fantastic! It’s incredible the transformation! Great job❤️

    Ruth Davidson-SchallerRuth Davidson-Schaller5 muaj më parë
  • Couldn’t see in the video - but make sure to tie your outboard on- I’ve seen it twice when an outboard vibrates itself loose and both times a simple short bit of rope was the difference between it sinking to bottom of sea and washing it clean

    Michael sMichael s5 muaj më parë
  • I like your effort, on cleaning and best of all it's a learning posses, the is one thing I can recommend you try on the dingy and it is Sugar Soap it will clean it but use lightly and after you treat it with that stuff you got to clean it.

    gabriel van schalkwykgabriel van schalkwyk5 muaj më parë
  • A modern day Mary Ann at 7:50. Thank you.

    goutvols103goutvols1035 muaj më parë
  • Probally just me, but I find the before and afters very satisfying. Nice to see the results of human efforts to achieve a goal. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    rh2669rh26695 muaj më parë
  • Where are you staying in Tonga during this episode (accomodations)? It looks like somewhere I would like to visit.

    Kimberly AshleyKimberly Ashley5 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns thank you

      Kimberly AshleyKimberly Ashley5 muaj më parë
    • It's a lovely little place called Mystic Sands here on the island of Vava'u. We highly recommend it. ☺

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 muaj më parë
  • Great video appreciating the lifestyle here in London England 👍❤️😎 Always wanted to do/would love to do what you're doing... 100%

    A BCA BC5 muaj më parë
  • Great channel, love what you’re both doing keep it up. What’s the make of your Ebikes.

    Nick SelbyNick Selby5 muaj më parë
    • Pro tip: always head over to the blog if you're looking for extra info, links, artists, etc. And yes, links to the bike are in the blog post! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 muaj më parë
  • 8:00 how hot is too HOT??:)

    Tarjei KTarjei K5 muaj më parë
  • What a monster sailboat, I like it.

    G.v.MG.v.M5 muaj më parë
  • Hey Nikki. It's too late for this time I know but if you can lay your hands on the rib cleaner and uv protect made by August Race in the UK it is insanely good. I does genuinely work like the crazy wipe on - wipe off adverts! I have a three year old hypalon Highfield that was looking the worse for wear and it transformed it in an afternoon. I'm nothing to do with the manufacturer, just a very very happy customer.

    Jon VennerJon Venner5 muaj më parë
  • Lol Jason you crack me up. You two are such hard workers. I love that you made me laugh and smile big today.

    Joy GrossJoy Gross5 muaj më parë
  • 🤪👍😘🙋🥰💖🐣

    ดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยวดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยว5 muaj më parë
  • No flotation vests. Bad thing happen. Be careful.

    Paul's CCNAPaul's CCNA5 muaj më parë
  • I enjoyed this episode completely..the height of stokedness in your faces on the dingie ride says it all. Love you 2 brilliant people. Huggs & Love from my Fam to yours!!❤💪😊⛵🌴🌞❗

    Donna KawanaDonna Kawana5 muaj më parë
  • With electric bikes if you usually doesn't have to climb Hill and it's mostly flat you'll be good

    Rodell WilliamsRodell Williams5 muaj më parë
  • Jason you are hilarious

    Rick RuffinRick Ruffin5 muaj më parë
  • I was waiting for a dingy joke... and I got it at the very end

    Ryan GoldsmithRyan Goldsmith5 muaj më parë
  • try Clorox toilet bowl will come right off....not much work at all

    Sailboat BobSailboat Bob5 muaj më parë
  • Doing great

    Michael GensonMichael Genson5 muaj më parë
  • After spending long time on the boat its really important to do some movement to keep healthy and ridin a bicycle is one of the best things you could do.

    clickbait numberoneclickbait numberone5 muaj më parë
  • I loved Jason's speech at 16:41. We've all watched him expand his skillset tenfold, and yeah, it's because you "didn't have another choice" but you did. Many would have thrown up their hands. You've proven that perseverance (and the internet) is _almost_ all you need.

    Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence5 muaj më parë
  • could you use a pressure washer?

    Thomas O'LearyThomas O'Leary5 muaj më parë
  • Spray a Mr Clean pad with 303 protectant. Scrub dinghy. Rinse dinghy. Spray dinghy with 303 protectant. Cloth to dry

    PC OysterlandPC Oysterland5 muaj më parë
  • Antisieze is your friend, using it is like giving the future you a gift.

    jim jeffriesjim jeffries5 muaj më parë
  • I love that! "You can pretty much learn anything when you're forced to"😆 I absolutely agree!

    Andrea LongoniAndrea Longoni5 muaj më parë
  • So, when you're replacing the motor oil with that small pump. Why don't you put the oil in the top hole and leave the proper screw-cap in the bottom hole? That way, you'll know when it's full and will just have to screw the top screw-cap in. No spillage. Or... what am I missing? ;-) (Full disclosure: I do not know what I'm talking about, but only have a life-long passion for circumnavigating the globe.

    Ken JelinekKen Jelinek5 muaj më parë
    • Filling from the bottom prevents air bubbles apparently. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 muaj më parë
  • Mystic Sands looks idyllic.

    Jeep482Jeep4825 muaj më parë
  • Get ya a dinghy cover with post prop to keep the critters and dirt out and a fuel line kit for the portable red tank.

    Mike KMike K5 muaj më parë
  • Life jackets?

    Suzanne OuimetSuzanne Ouimet5 muaj më parë
  • Hard work ain’t easy!

    Suzanne OuimetSuzanne Ouimet5 muaj më parë
  • CorrosionX Blue can. It will stay tackyand lasts at LEAST 2-3 seasons. I don't like this stuff your using, getting it to spray evenly is evil and its just not what you want.

    TT5 muaj më parë
  • You guys are wayyyyy to funny. Good to see you back on the water!🍻⚓️

    Shaun V ScottShaun V Scott5 muaj më parë