⛵️Transformation of our sailboat’s deck (after 22 years on the hard) [Non-Skid] LTP#105


As you guys already know we bought this
sailboat that was sitting on the hard for over 22 years. And I guess the worst part, that was exposed to the weather, was the deck. The deck is a flat surface
that everything stops on. The rain, the dust… everything. And probably like where we found more rust, where we found more dirt and… you know, all the bad things. And today we’re gonna start the transformation of the deck. This is gonna be a fun one. So we hope you enjoy it. So, let’s get started. I’m Roberta. And I’m Duca. And for the past year we have been building our own tiny shipping container house. Made possible by our Patrons (Thank you!!) So we can travel around knowing that we will always have this little place that we can call home. But guess what? We’ve just found our dream project before we expected: this abandoned sailboat. So we’re gonna stop building the house for a couple months to bring our boat back to life. And then we’re gonna go back to finish the house. New episode every Monday!! Well, this is one of those projects that we’ve been working on for so long… So, let’s start it with a quick recap. Recap it is. June/2019 This is the first time I’m gonna go on
the deck. At this point we had a blank canvas to work, a white fresh painted blank canvas. It’s pretty good. It looks really nice, really white the deck. After a long work. A lot of work, yeah. Basically we welded new plates to every rusted spot like every really bad rusted spot. And we also treated a few places with… Intershield 300. This was mostly places that we sanded
too hard and we touched the metal (galvanization). So, we… just to guarantee we treated it with Intershield 300 and after that? 4 coats of epoxy primer. And then 4 coats of polyurethane finishing. That’s how we got to this really nice white deck. But now we have some art to do because we are gonna start applying the non-skid. That’s like art. So, today we are still marking the spots where we don’t want to have the awl grip. We’re trying to be as close as
possible to the original drawing. But trying to fix a few spots that we think
could be better. It’s tricky. It’s like a huge huge huge puzzle. It’s always a puzzle in a sailboat. So that’s… We can put the picture of old boat. Much better. Yeah, we are trying to do something like this. So now we’re just trying to… I don’t know… Make sure we have all the tapes on the right spots, otherwise once we start painting this it’s trouble. Because today we are actually leaving the painting cabin. We’re moving again. It’s loud. But basically the painting cabin they have only 3 painting cabins. And there is always a line of boats waiting to paint. So, we have one here, one here and one here. So, basically the steel boat the metal
gets cold with the cold weather and it’s hard to paint, so we never paint
with cold weather and with rain. But the fiberglass boats seems like they don’t worry about that so they want to paint even when it’s raining. So we need to leave
here in order to another boat to be painted. So, we are doing like big blocks and then
we are gonna check where we want to put the other line. We’re just coming from a big picture to a smaller picture. Just you know like… we do the around and then we divide it in 4 and in 8 and then in 12. It will make sense, eventually, hopefully. It’s kind of a fun job to do. It’s a relaxing job. Not much physical labor, it’s just patience. So this weekend we are gonna go to
a wedding. One of our patrons wedding. João’s wedding. João. You guys know João already. We told you that he was get married already. So we want to give him a special gift for the wedding. And we decided to get one of the old bottles of booze from the boat and give him as a gift. What? I guess I just found something else in here. We didn’t put this here. Did you? You did? Thanks for the surprise. That’s amazing. Guys, guess what is inside here? Let’s see it. One chance. Just one chance. This is the one? I guess Lina liked this one. So we are gonna give them this one. It’s a licor. And there is a nice text. According to the legend, Frangelico lived 3 centuries ago in the hilly area bound by the right bank of the river Po. Lina liked this one I guess. It’s from Italy. It’s from Italy and João is Italian also, I’m Italian also. There is a letter. You are good at reading. So this, for who doesn’t know is an
award from YouTube saying that we’ve got 100 thousand subscribers. You have done something that very few YouTube creators accomplished. You had an astonishing… 100,000 people subscribed to your
channel. I’m really bad with numbers in English. I always need to think more. This looks so pretty. That’s so so exciting. Thanks a lot guys for being
part of this. That’s thanks to you. Everyone that watches and shares our
videos. We are really thankful for that. Seriously. This is just amazing. There is a mirror. One of our first mirrors of the boat. They can see the camera now. Let’s see if you can see the camera. We are not sure… We might put it… I don’t know… back here or… We’re not sure if we’re gonna put this on the tiny house or on the boat or whatever we are. When we are on the boat we bring it with us, when we go to the tiny house we bring it with us. We still need to figure out where to put our brand new YouTube plate. I guess that’s it for today, right? We can wrap this one. Guys, thanks so much. And keep watching, and tell your friends if you like it. It’s about time to paint the deck now. The boatyard is getting busy and we’re gonna paint the deck today. The non-skid. We see you guys later. It’s getting ready for the paint. It’s exciting. I’m really really curious to see how is actually painted the non-skid with the compressor, with the spray gun. That’s gonna be a really nice learning. That’s true. So, we’re gonna use awl grip (griptex) for the non-skid. But we didn’t get 4 cans as we want with the coarse. How thin the awl grip is. So, we have one extra coarse and 3 coarse, and we’re gonna mix all 4 together and it’ll become kind of good coarse. I think it’s gonna be enough. Check it out. 13 scoops of griptex + 1/2 liter of polyurethane. Ready to go go on the deck? Yeah. Now it’s being drying the non-skid for 2 days and we didn’t go up yet. And we’re gonna check
how is the result. Let’s go up. Better than talking is just showing,
right? But now we need to be extra careful because we don’t want to get our fresh brand-new deck dirt so… we need to go without shoes. Let’s get her impression. You always do that. We knew we wouldn’t be able to see much. Because we still need to take all the plastic off. Now it’s just a teaser. But, look at that. So now we need to take all the tapes off. So, there is a tape here. It’s gonna be hard to take it off. Check it out. It’s gonna be hard. No. It can be easy but it’s gonna take
a while. It’s gonna be a little a long day. But a fun one because every tape we take off it looks better. Check it out. The perfect corner. Yeah, I think this calls for a music,
right? Yeah. Let’s put some music on. Music on. It’s the first crossing. No good. Babe, we have bad news. Which one? The awl grip is really really good in most of the places. It’s really… we call it alw grip but it’s griptex. So, the griptex is really really good in most
of the spots, but the front part of the boat is not that good. The bow? Check it out. Here the amount of griptex is less than
there. The problem is that here it was harder to give more coats of paint on the top of, you know… because it’s hard to walk around and the squares are bigger. So that means that here is a lot more slippery and it’s gonna be a lot more slippery faster. Because this loses grip with time. Like here for example it’s really really grippy and here is not at all. So that means that we will need to
do it again, this part at least. But it’s not that bad. We” just need to do from… like from here forward just this part here. All the way there. And all the way there. It’s way more slippery. But least we found out before we took the
tape off. Because now all they need to do is to sand it a little bit on the top. But we took the tape off. Just a small part. Just that tape. And then they can just apply more griptex. And sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. If it’s slippery it cannot be slippery and here is the most important part to have a lot of
grip because it’s where the waves crash and where it’s really wet and you need to do it properly. So, sorry. Today is Friday. Yeah, we won’t do this on
time for this episode. But, at least we’re gonna show you a snake, a sneak peek of the deck. I always say snake, sneak it is. Let’s take a lot of the plastic. We’re gonna open up that plastic so you can see how beautiful it is. I think that’s enough. So, check this out. Excited? Yeah. It’s really really cool that now all the imperfections are gone. Because you know a metal boat has a lot of undulation and imperfections because of the weld. But once you apply the non skid it’s less shinny. So it shows less imperfections. That’s pretty good. You might be wondering why did we
use griptex on the deck. Well, out first choice was actually to use kiwi grip, but unfortunately it’s not available in Brazil and it’s really hard to import. Basically they don’t sell it in Brazil and we would need to buy it online. But online that means that the shipping is really really really expensive. And they also won’t send this exactly product because it’s a chemical and it’s… They just won’t… we tried to buy it on Amazon… it would be so expensive and they also don’t send it. Because it’s just paint, they just don’t. So, pretty much we had the option of applying EVA. Just as it was before. But we don’t really want to have something that we cannot see the underneath part. Because it’s a steel boat we can have rust underneath and we cannot see it. EVA can hide some surprises and we don’t want to have that. We want to have a kind of non-skid that we can see if any rust appear on the deck we can see it and then we can treat it right away. Otherwise when we see it it’s
alright like a really big rust spot. So, the choice was griptex and there are 3 kinds of griptex. We explained this on video already but I think I wasn’t clear. We wanted to use the medium coarse, that means not too thick not too thin, we wanted the medium. And we got some informations from the painters here that we needed to have 4 cans. Actually we didn’t need it, but we thought we needed 4 cans and we just found to buy 3 cans of the medium coarse in Peru, not in Brazil. Yeah, not even in Brazil. Our friend went to Peru and brought it from Peru himself. And then we bought a fourth can
of the really thick coarse one. The last one in a store in Rio de Janeiro. Basically the whole country was out of griptex. We couldn’t find griptex anywhere. So, we mixed all 4 cans together to create our own thickness of griptex. And we ended up with a really good thickness. We used 2 of 4 out of our… We didn’t even need the four of them, but well. We can save it for the future, right? Yeah, we are gonna save some for future. One we might sell. If you need one can you can have one can for you. I don’t know if we’re gonna sell it, but… But I think that’s it, right? Any other explanation that we need? The round corners… Someone asked about the round corners: How did we get this perfect
round corners? That’s art. The painter that is working with us… he’s really good with his utility knife. We know it’s risky. You’re not supposed to get a utility knife and cut through the paint on a steel boat. Because you can get rust. But he did it really really slow and really light. And he didn’t cut the paint, only the tape. With the correct pressure there is no problem. But you need to be… Like always the helicopter passes in the wrong time. But that’s just a clue for us to wrap it. But before we can go we need to
welcome on board our new patrons for this week. So welcome on board Maddogspot,Jim, Kraig, Dave, Andrew, Fabien, Cristiane. And we also want to thank Justus, that did a donation through PayPal. So, thanks a lot, guys. And we see you guys next week (Monday). We see you guys next week. Join the crew

88 thoughts on “⛵️Transformation of our sailboat’s deck (after 22 years on the hard) [Non-Skid] LTP#105

  1. I am thinking of a refit for my boat . So I'm curious about how much the total cost of everything. Compared to buying new. Are you going to itemize the project for us to see?

  2. Just filming this process is amazing and huge effort. And it makes everything very interesting (naval architect eyes here 😄 ) congrats on 145K!

  3. And don’t worry about the ship trip you guys are doing the right thing adding a little more I actually put that on helicopters where they walk on the outside only we add find sawdust to the Paint comes out beautiful

  4. Yes, congratulations on your 100,000. I am one of them.
    Your vessel is looking awesome. Well worth the very hard work you are putting into her. Be so good to see the sail goes up for the first time and under sail 😀
    Be so good to catch up when you are down under in Australia.
    Happy sailing and smooth waters
    Gary and Karen.

  5. Congrats guys for the 100 thousands ! Your boat look amazing 😳 incredible ! Bravo les brésiliens ! Can't wait to see finish !

  6. you guys are examples of doing things right the first time. That's you attention to details, patience and persistence! Congratulations of your 100K award. Great job, enjoy watching and dreaming with you.

  7. Great progress on the boat. One best thing you have on your boat is the small center cockpit and the lack of a traditional companionway, but instead a hatch that slides in and not up, or removed. A very safe place and you'll remember this post when at sea and in heavy weather how that hatch comes in play. Keep going.

  8. The class and intelligence you guys put into every video is so appreciated once I accidentally stumbled across a channel called “Go Sea Sailing “ yesterday!!! The other channel was so full of feminist personal agenda while using men to advance a personal feminist agenda that I instantly had to come back and thank both of you for creating the template for a perfect channel!!!! “ THANK YOU “

  9. Hola !!
    I never tought that a paint job on a boat could be that beautifull ! It looks as shiny as on a brand new car ! The contrast with the non-skid sufaces is awesome ! Bravo to you and your painters ! 😍😍😍

  10. It looks good, but I just don't understand why you made all the small sections with Awlgrip separated by smooth stripes, the original nonskid was as I remember Treadmaster, or a similar product that is not available in large sections, so that's why you make fields when using these products, but with Awlgrip it does make sense to section the deck as you have done, you get a lot of stripes that are smooth and that you lose your footing in, but besides this a great result

  11. Congrats. Captivating videos. You two are so much fun to spend time with. I haven´t watched the container house videos yet, but I feel compelled to do so. Love to hear the Brazilian accent shine through in English. As I am a ex-pat English teacher living in Rio I can understand your difficulty with some expressions but your boat jargon is far better than mine. I'd love to see you do a section in Portuguese or any other languages you speak (with English subtitles of course). Keep it up! Alex

  12. Hi Duca & Roberta , im back and hope all is well. Once again another heart felt video . keep up the great work. Much love #OddLifeFamily💛⚓⛵

  13. Congratulations on your 100,000 subscribers!! You both put in so much effort to reach that milestone! That cant be easy removing all that tape on the deck, but so far it looks awesome! Thanks again for another great episode!

  14. Great work!
    But… you have to stop constantly interrupting your girlfriend when she's speaking, it's like you have to finish her thoughts for her. We want to hear her talk more about her boat and other things herself. Please show a little more respect and stop shoving her behind you. You both are really great excellent people and I love watching you transform your boat and soon your lives. I'm a big ocean sailor Myself by the way. A+ Vlog!

  15. Another delightful episode!!! When I lived in Canada I always had the same trouble, what I wanted or needed for a project was available in the US but not in Canada due to some kind of import restrictions………very frustrating !!!! Congrats on the " 100k " subscriber recognition from YouTube !!!! Looking forward to another great episode next week!!!!

  16. Hi, congratulations on your 100 K! That is a great accomplishment! Soon it will be 200,000, 300,000… 1 million 👍🏽👌🏽
    The deck grip looks awesome, Beautiful work as usual.

  17. As always an excellent video. Congratulations on your 100k subscribers. Makes our 2000 look silly. sail safe guys. Ant, Cid & the Pooch crew.

  18. Acho o projeto de vocês incrível, resgatar um barco parado a mais de 20 anos e r traze-lo de volta a vida é fenomenal, más tenho uma crítica. Já perceberam que não há comentários de brasileiros nos seus posts ? Talvez se em algum momento vocês falassem em português quem sabe teriam mais apoiadores e mais expectadores do seu país. Mas independente da crítica estou curtindo os vídeos e não vejo a hora de ver essa beleza navegando, se me convidarem eu vou junto pra um passeio.

  19. I gotta say in 40+ years and over 1,000 boats I have been aboard, I can say thats one of the most beautiful decks I have seen in ages. Congrats on saving her!

  20. Parabéns Roberta e Duca pelos 100 mil inscritos.Faz muito tempo que assisto vocês.Estou muito ansiosa para ver o lindo barco pronto.Sim eu sei que dá muito trabalho,mas vocês chegaram lá.Um grande abraço desta amiga virtual de Curitiba,um beijão 😍👍♥️ ⛵🇧🇷🙏

  21. Congratulations! You two deserve the views! One small suggestion, in English pronunciation of the the past tense "ed" (such as viewed or lived. etc) it is pronounced by dropping the "e" sound and just pronounce the "d" sound. Of course, that's easy for me to say as a native English speaker…I can't pronounce one word correctly in Portuguese!

  22. So what is your total out of pocket expense so far to get the boat to this point in the project? It's looking good, can't wait to see it in the water.

  23. The boat work is top notch , but i still wonder why have pure white decks you may find it that it will show any scuff or bit of dirt . Boats get dirty ask anyone who has cruised . light tan or blue decks are much easier to keep clean … and easier on the eyes under bright sunlight . I've owned a few sailboats just trying to give some helpful advice maybe too late .

  24. You must be very proud of your new looking boat. It is beautiful. I am very envious. Please continue with your wonderful presentation. And, thank you both for bringing this wonderful video series to your public.

  25. My Son and I are so proud of your fabulous love boat project. She's beautiful! Even though we've not seen the finished product yet your top deck taping detail, we anticipate a gorgeous result.

    We bought a boat too in August. It was the result of our dreaming and planning. A power boat, though I have many years experience sailing, my son and I will remain jealous of you and your wife every time we are at the fuel docks… LOL

    Your show is wonderful

    Airwaycherry and Airwaycherry 1

  26. nice job but you never say anything about the price it cost you. For exemple how does it cost for the full pain deck and hull?
    More over grip tex will become sleepy in a short time. May be you should choose to use micro balls of glass or sugar which is more efficient

  27. Hi. Good job. I have only one advice for you. In my opinion you'd better use a microfiber roller of a bout 4 inch for the antiskid paint. Two medium thick coats and the job would be perfect. I did so some years ago.
    Claudio

  28. Just amazing!!!! You guys have transformed that boat into something that's probably better than new!! So inspirational and makes me want to have a boat of my own to work on… : )

  29. I’m shocked that the yard workers are either wearing nothing or using dust masks to spray AwlGrip. It’s one of the most toxic paints out there. They should have two layers of coveralls and a full face air fed respirator via a hose from a distant point. The isocyanates in the paint can cause severe asthma, lung damage, and death. Don’t sand it either without proper precautions.

  30. I am so pleased to see the work coming along on 'Odd.' You two are doing a wonderful job.
    Next up, Congratulations on 100,000 subscribers. You most certainly deserve to have that many people following you.

    I'm glad you used GripTec instead of the stuff that was on there before, it just makes the boat look gorgeous.

    Next, this is specifically for Roberta. The green tape that you used to mask Odd up before the GripTec looks really nice in color, and I honestly believe that a green stripe on the side would make the boat stand out a bit. I was kind of ambivalent about it, but the more I think about it, the more I think it would look great. Trust Duca on this one. 😀 If you REALLY want to make it look nice, use a green AND a gold stripe.

  31. Hello from USA. You two are awesome team work . She looks awesome hope you two get a Sail maker Company comes aboard and helps you on the Sails. Like to give you a ideal on mast and rigging , to with Carbon Fiber mast and nylon role rigging it will save you weight for that metal SailBoat. There is a man in USA that can help. He help out Sailing Africa with they rigging and it looks awesome. God Bless and keep out to good work. The bottle you have the wedding couple they need more booze to make Long Island Ice Tea. There awesome. Bye take care ❤

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