The reality of OWNING A SAILBOAT! - Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 290

Imagine taking your house into a harsh environment, shaking it around and dousing it with salt water. How much stuff would break? Then move your house hundreds of miles from the nearest hardware store and we find out just what it takes to maintain an offshore sailboat.
After 1 week of hard labor the projects are coming along nicely, but there is still an endless list of that needs tackling. An upgraded lithium battery bank installed, refrigeration compressor and cold place replaced, and of course the damn toilet decided to back up in the yard and cause a disgusting mess and I'm forced deep into some really shitty work, LITERALLY!!
If you're curious about the LiFePO4 batteries check the links below:
Battle Born (USA) -
Transporter Energy (UK) -
We're also continuing our search for the best eco-friendly bottom paint! The paint we used is not currently available to be sold commercially, however if you want to check it out visit
Hope you enjoyed this episode showing the less glamorous part of what it’s like to won a boat. And also Brian’s summary on how to save some serious money on labour.
Much love from from us! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra
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  1. Sangaroon Cheamsawat

    Sangaroon Cheamsawat

    5 цагийн өмнө

    Even your Land house is by the ocean? Just wow!

  2. chat rick

    chat rick

    7 цагийн өмнө

    No not the toilet again

  3. Dean.Santana.50@gmail. com Dean Bodenhorn

    Dean.Santana.50@gmail. com Dean Bodenhorn

    8 цагийн өмнө

    B have you never worked on job sites where 1 gal and 5 gal are the toilets and finding an empty 1 quick is HAZMAT ))))

  4. Trix Kemuel

    Trix Kemuel

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Curious, how did they install the new compressor and condenser. Was the part with the vacuum pump and R134 charging done off camera? I know per-charged tech exists just didn't think these units would have that sort of line connections.

  5. andrew nicholas

    andrew nicholas

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Wow she looks clean and sleek! Good work everyone. Job well done.

  6. Tim Rice

    Tim Rice

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Hey an open letter to all the channels I watch (@Sailing La Vagabonde, @Sailing Millennial Falcon, @Expedition Drenched, @Sailing Nahoa, @Sailing Parlay Revival, @Sailing Ruby Rose, @Learning the Lines, @Gone with the Wynns, @Tula's Endless Summer, @SAILING into FREEDOM, @Sailing SV Delos, @Sailing Nandji - Frothlyfe, @Sailing Uma, @The O'Kelly's, @MJ Sailing, @Sailing Zatara, @Sailing Popao - Underwater Ally Adventures) Yep I know there are going to be some haters out there and maybe I should not include other channel names in this letter but here goes. As people that are probably making money (some more than others granted) out of the environment and locations you visit AND quite a few of you now have young ones (or on the way) and should be thinking about the planet you are leaving behind for your family. Could you (as a combine group of MNmore Channels) get some sort of movement going to help save the ocean (and indirectly then the planet). In your years of travel you must have seen the negative effects, whatever they may be (plastic, coral bleaching, lower fish stocks, changing weather patterns etc). Just throwing it out there for discussion. Just think if every sailing channel could rally their audiences into one combined voice how powerful (and global) that could be.

  7. Brian Arenstam

    Brian Arenstam

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Ah yes, A member of the brown fingernail club. I remember those day. :-(

  8. Rohrertech


    12 цагийн өмнө

    @9:30. you should be running organic vapor cartridges for your respirator. Actually keeps you safe, and handles smells too. Would probably be the right choice for painting the hull as well. Stay safe!

  9. Steve Wood

    Steve Wood

    14 цагийн өмнө

    Port of Pensacola - Sign me up to help with anything whenever you visit our port.

  10. RVFIO


    14 цагийн өмнө

    Amazing how much you did it 2 weeks! Your channel gave us the courage to make the plunge. We bought a 25 Hunter in Brooklyn!!!! Thank you!!!

  11. Linda Goudelock

    Linda Goudelock

    16 цагийн өмнө

    You look tired my friend. Not the fun loving, carefree man I’ve come to know. Alas, adulting isn’t all fun and games. Maintenance! Necessary but hard work

  12. kyrmarks


    18 цагийн өмнө

    I wanted to recommend a documentary I saw last weekend, if you haven't already seen it. It's called "My Octopus Teacher". If you love to dive, free dive, or snorkel and you care about sea life, I think you will love it. Cheers everyone! Be safe.

  13. Jason Wulf

    Jason Wulf

    18 цагийн өмнө

    Thank you, AGAIN, for making me look like a crazy man as I'm sitting in my cube at work enjoying lunch, Delos, and the "pump out" video footage! I just could not hold back the laughter!!!

  14. Ty___ Charles

    Ty___ Charles

    22 цагийн өмнө

    i am of rare breed: I can say that i subbed this channel when the most recent video was FULL OF SHIT! 😂 cheers mates

  15. Reiner Lapus

    Reiner Lapus

    23 цагийн өмнө

    brian looks like joel from last of us

  16. Justin Hendrickson

    Justin Hendrickson

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Could you imagine the frenzy of buyers when he goes to sell this boat?

  17. Justin Hendrickson

    Justin Hendrickson

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Has anyone made a compilation of all the times in the last 10 years of this poor man dealing with the shit in this bathroom? That would be something epic funny.

  18. Marcus Crowther

    Marcus Crowther

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Your a brave man. We salute you Brian... XD

  19. buryitdeep


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I've noticed Karin has picked up more of an American accent.

  20. Chris Hall

    Chris Hall

    Өдрийн өмнө

    How do you manage the supports?

  21. Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    Өдрийн өмнө

    get some "plumbers aid" from the plumbing shop, if anything smells really disgusting , you wipe some under your nose and all you can smell is eucalyptis, even to the point where you start to dry reach because it smells so bad, you cannot smell anything else makes a huge difference, and it is light (Just a little tube) and very very handy, makes jobs like that so much easier

  22. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    Өдрийн өмнө

    That just made me so happy.

  23. Oman Toodle

    Oman Toodle

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Does your brother have his own channel?

  24. tadd maxwell

    tadd maxwell

    Өдрийн өмнө

    How many props do you have??

  25. mahabone


    Өдрийн өмнө


  26. mahabone


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hey man buy some C_C;amps wt.....At 6:20 dude if that drill bit broke....

  27. Bruce Demoranville

    Bruce Demoranville

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Pumping the head is totally nasty. I was gagging watching you. I'm replacing all hoses this winter, hopefully the cold weather will reduce the smell. I sure I will be puking regardless.

  28. Christian Mercado

    Christian Mercado

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Looks a lot like when I bought my 75 yr old fixer upper house

  29. Charles Sabate

    Charles Sabate

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You guys need the get the gang back.

  30. RobertMStahl


    Өдрийн өмнө

    That mask, that mask! I swear it is beautiful, the story, etc. Sailing Nahoa wants smell on The Internet (TM), :/D But, or, nonetheless, the irony I see in IT is elevating. I hope you keep up with Dane Wigington, FWIW. I hope there is elevation in IT 4 U 2. Keep up the good work. 100% propaganda, these conneXionZ, a documentary in the worQz.

  31. John Q. Public

    John Q. Public

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Greetings, I take it the other "experimental" paint wasn't worth using again? How are Brady and Blue doing?

  32. Chris Fossum

    Chris Fossum

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Wow, I thought I could actually smell this episode. When in reality it was just my stinky baby that needed to be changed. 😂

  33. Andrew Symons

    Andrew Symons

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Love the gagging on your own shit. I gag on my wife's even after she's flushed it away and we're on land.

  34. F Arti

    F Arti

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Use silicone grease on seal, gasket. Otherwise the gasket will probably be dissolved by regular oil grease.. Thruster...

  35. Jean Francois

    Jean Francois

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Do you know Captain Haddock in Tintin, you could be his real life lookalike:)))

  36. meestahwah


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Just bought my first boat... A 1991 Catalina 34 and she was a bit neglected over the last few years. I've got her in dry storage up in Anacortes, WA and have been working on the fresh water plumbing system. The awkward working spaces comment certainly rang true with me! Thanks for doing the yard videos. I love all the sunsets, cocktails and of course boobies, but the yard videos are some of my favorites. Cheers Delos!

  37. Jeffrey Eschenbach

    Jeffrey Eschenbach

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I love the engine room yoga Brian it's hilarious.

  38. Paul Adams

    Paul Adams

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Brian, next time you do the hull.... research "LIQUIGLIDE" Coating. It is a VASTLY better than your last eco-friendly bottom paint.

  39. Teresa Breton

    Teresa Breton

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Great video!!!!👍

  40. Михаил Полещук

    Михаил Полещук

    Өдрийн өмнө

    60$ for hour of work? Realy? This is like super big number.

  41. Tommy Hammerstrøm

    Tommy Hammerstrøm

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Brian, you make everything look so easy. And even do shit jobs with a smile. Respect to you all, and good luck in the future of sailing.

  42. moz


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    the old phrase " jack of all trades - master of none " certainly does not apply to Brian - he seems to be a master of them all, stay safe Delossians and best wishes

  43. Mary Ann Lammersen

    Mary Ann Lammersen

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I am sympathy gagging.

  44. Edward Teach

    Edward Teach

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    239! Well done!!!

  45. Donna Kawana

    Donna Kawana

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Well Brian when your a great person an a kind person . People respond the same way back. It's so great to see lil nugget getting so big,an bout to start youngest used to run round our home until I called over him over then slow walk to me. Kids love um

    • Eric


      Өдрийн өмнө

      Replace person with *man you, nitwit. It's men or women, enough of this person this and person that. We are either _men_ or _women_ Stop reducing the two sexes to......persons.

  46. J B

    J B

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Home ownership ain’t cheap... whether it’s on land or water you’re gonna pay in sweat and cash to own your own home. Still, it beats renting!

  47. Mark Berberich

    Mark Berberich

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Brain you know that boat so well inside and out ... so much knowledge about sailing

  48. philippe halleux

    philippe halleux

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    @Brian I've known for a long time about your repulsion for everything that comes out of the toilet (or nugget). Just a trick to kill the reflex is to do the biggest smile you can possibly do. This will avoid you giving you extra work! (Seriously, try it when changing you next diaper, you'll see!!) Cheers!

  49. usedmothlight


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    $165 an hour in San Francisco

  50. Bruce Heerssen

    Bruce Heerssen

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Note to self: get the boat pumped out before going on the hard. Thanks, guys! :D

  51. Fatima Faye van Sweeden

    Fatima Faye van Sweeden

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    What a better day to end online classes with a Delos video. Just motivated to finish uni so I can join my sailor, and go extra mile in life. My family's tight leash on me were starting point growing up so sailing were my favorite form of escape.

  52. Scarlet Begonias

    Scarlet Begonias

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    " Without love in a dream it will never come true..." You guys are surrounded by fun loving people, takes one to know one, I guess.

  53. Capt. Jack O'Brien

    Capt. Jack O'Brien

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Don't forget the Cheyenne !! shucx tooo late.. good yob guyz ;)

  54. Gary Mason

    Gary Mason

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Your as bad as Captain Rick when it comes to ordering gear from Amazon!!!

  55. Nabil Awkal

    Nabil Awkal

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Congratulations to renew the maintenance of your yacht and God bless you and your family by your new trip 😘👌🙏

  56. Mujuro Utsutsu

    Mujuro Utsutsu

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Organic Vapor Cartridge for your mask. Worth the extra $ .

  57. Benjamin Compson

    Benjamin Compson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't my experience I don't have random people showing up to help with boatwork. Or drop off thousands of dollars in free crap while I'm there.

  58. Captain Mark Gray

    Captain Mark Gray

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    At 8:12 you should not use a pump to pump poop into cans. Just wear rubber gloves and use a plastic container to scoop it out. FLUSH the poop in a toilet do not toss it into the trash dhaaa.

  59. john mccormick

    john mccormick

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Great video...take care and stay safe!

  60. Bruce Gay

    Bruce Gay

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    😂😁 new camper owners feel the pain too 👍

  61. Ronilo Tagyab

    Ronilo Tagyab

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Informative! Thanks.

  62. Ronilo Tagyab

    Ronilo Tagyab

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Informative! Thanks.

  63. Rinon Pflorante

    Rinon Pflorante

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    since you've been at sea most of your time, don't you feel dizzy when walking on land?



    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Never knew anything about sailboats until I stumbled across this channel months back. I really love the channel. This video was very interesting watching how you fix things. You have a nice setup. Safe sailing and god bless from arkansas.

  65. Gee Whiz

    Gee Whiz

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    That was ... INSANE. The toilet pumping part - definitely a MNmore FIRST! Forgive my bit of sadism, but you had me in hysterics.

  66. custodiopablo


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Crew check out ( they just started their viedo on demand they working with Samsung, Space X, Sony, NASA, Google, MGM Studios with their network validator bandwith sharing to delivery video streaming faster to the 4k technology... sure it is full of new sailors to be recruted from chapter 1. Love you all!

  67. Peter Howard

    Peter Howard

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    did you mount the evaporator plate hard against the freezer box side? bad idea!

  68. Paul Bartomioli

    Paul Bartomioli

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Is there a reason why the sewing machine is European voltage v. US?

  69. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Did you fill it up with R134a gas? Didn't it all escape when you disconnected the old refrigeration plate?

  70. Candice Guzman Petra Villegas

    Candice Guzman Petra Villegas

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Loved this video

  71. Travis Lee

    Travis Lee

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Always pump out before you haul out. Lol

  72. nasanction


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Dammit !!! I'm gagging all over the place, and had to pull the trash can close. Is there a rating system for this?

  73. Flyingscottyman


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Little nugget trying to take her first steps. The look of concentration and trepidation as she tried. My daughter is at the exact same stage of taking her first few steps. It’s an amazing time. Treasure every second as they are growing up so fast!

  74. Ordinary things in extraordinary places

    Ordinary things in extraordinary places

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The information in these videos is priceless

  75. Kevin Schmit

    Kevin Schmit

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Where did you buy your refrigerator parts from?

  76. John Geronimo

    John Geronimo

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I love the kindness people are showing! Usually, when watching news, it's the opposite. Most people are good and want to do good things. I think that showing that makes the world a better place. Thanks guys!

  77. Elogium


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Great job on all of the maintenance, don't envy the toilet job though.

  78. John Dixon

    John Dixon

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Great job And thanks for the labor saving numbers.

  79. Sweep The Leg !

    Sweep The Leg !

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Baby is almost walking 😎

  80. Michael Anderson

    Michael Anderson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't trust ANY easy washup, water based coating. Oil based, smelly solvents all the way for me.

  81. Rob H

    Rob H

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Brian is like Tom sawyer. se how much fun this painting is,,,,,, Here you try-- Brian walks away.HA

  82. Chris Nelson

    Chris Nelson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    LOL the gagging!!!

  83. Ryan Mcdermott

    Ryan Mcdermott

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it common that boat yards will let you work on your boat like that in the yard?

  84. josh Robinson

    josh Robinson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Really enjoyed that! Ty

  85. Jon Fitz

    Jon Fitz

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This reminded me of restoring our old Airstream. All the tricky stuff was in an awkward spot, required obsolete hardware, and had to be done in a scorching heat or bitter cold. LOL! The head was so funny. Do you have a small PC fan to pull fresh air into the compressor compartment? The current to run it will probably pay for itself by letting the condenser run more efficiently.

  86. Commissar0617


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    bryan, if you have electric appliances (stove, dryer), those are usually 220.

  87. Trev Hedges

    Trev Hedges

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thanks Delos,, All our love. MNmore sailing channels!

  88. Benglator1


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank god you played that music while you pumped that crap. It is the only thing that kept me watching. ;)

  89. twrayl2002


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I moved out of my apartment and living in a camper for the last 4 months. It's a trail run for living on a boat. It's been a learning curve but I'm enjoying it. I appreciate youf explanations. Keep at it. 🙂

  90. rangeorge85051


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I wonder why it's so fascinating watching Brian fix stuff

  91. Martin Sassenberg

    Martin Sassenberg

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    21:21 I can't wait and I am impatiently waiting for the video where we see The Nugget do her first steps...

  92. Martin Sassenberg

    Martin Sassenberg

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    09:33 I am sorry, I am sooooory but: 🤣😂😅😂🤣

  93. A B

    A B

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    these people shouda been paid at least something, but knowing how cheap Brian is, i think he just offered them a beer

  94. Darrell Bibby

    Darrell Bibby

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Amazing! Shout out to all the Patreons that helped. Feeling the love.

  95. Perry Diddle

    Perry Diddle

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    No winner. Words to live by, (should anyone get the idea to try that at home).😂

  96. W family Tv.

    W family Tv.

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Great video

  97. Perry Diddle

    Perry Diddle

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah, Sierra know what the word Amazon means. Just look at her smile. So precious. When she celebrates a big (16th? 18th? 21st?) birthday, graduates High School or college, she is not going to be embarrassed by the pictures and videos you will certainly share with her guests. We should be so lucky to have such beautiful photos and videos of our childhood.

  98. jon jon

    jon jon

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    You need breath mints when on toilet pumping duties. :) Don't forget to sign your name on the paint can lid. It might go to auction some day as a work of art. hahahahahah

  99. Perry Diddle

    Perry Diddle

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I’d like to see how you kick those supports out from under the boat to finish the “holidays”.

  100. Robin McLean

    Robin McLean

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    My life sucks!