Sail Life - Aft cabin BEFORE and AFTER - DIY sailboat project

Publicerades den 25 apr 2021
This week I got started in the aft cabin. Insulated the hull, build a little locker, and put up mahogany slats. She's looking pretty dang spiffy! :D

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  • For the hump in the aft cabin you could make a nice round mould around all the edges and experiment with some expanding soft foam like they used to use for old steering wheels and stuff like that! They made something like that in my WESTFALIA camper and it looks super neat and is a real head-saver! I´m sure with your skills you could come up with a nice shape of the mould and enjoy a soft, nice looking edge in the end! Not to mention the new skill you added to the thousands you already earned while your "somewhat extensive" or better "full- waay better than new" refit of Athena! :)

  • @11:00 discussion about weight carrying and distribution of that weight are two different things (which you said). So adding 230Kg in the bow, ~75kg to the stern may cause Newton's laws to visit you on choppy upwind sailing. Keeping the weight off the ends is a safety and comfort issue. The latter is tied directly to the former. For math sake, a 500lb weight at the end of a 20 foot arm exerts a ~10,000 ft pounds torque around the center of gravity, meanwhile ~2500 ft pounds torque from your aft-mounted gear. Combined creating 6 tons of force keeping your boat hobby-horsing upwind.

  • As always a great video. I just love this boat, and to see how it become more and more finished. Its going to be interesting to see the pillow, and also how the sail will be. Ønsker deg en god uke, fra Jan in Norge

  • Would you please reply with a list of your Bosch tools (with model numbers)? Thanks.

  • Mads! That aft cabin looks great. Seeing those two big electronic boxes in a small space I thought: "Are you mad, Mads? Have you even considered what you are going to do about the heat?!"...and yes, of course you have. Do you find yourself getting more done now that you don't have a day job?

  • As ever, very entertaining and informative video Mads. I'm currently putting a very similar system into my boat, using the Victron Isolation Transformer and a Multi-plus (I don't intend to run a washing machine and tumble dryer!). At the risk of giving away a spoiler, can you tell me how you intend to connect the two together? All the schematics are very hazy on this point - the few videos I seen show them directly connected people - the schematics from Victron are a little vague but suggest that there should be a MCB between the two while the manual for the Isolation Transformer says there should be an MCB *and* and RCD on the output. Thoughts?

  • Looking Good !

  • Mads, I can't wait for next week's video. I had a question for you, I hope it doesn't sound critical. I'm just along for the wonderful ride that is your refit, and I want you to do it just the way you want! My question: Will the shelf in the aft cabin get in the way of the door for your locker to your iso transformer and inverter? Maybe you could open the door in your next episode or in the future? Sorry for the looong comment, You're kinda famous, haha! Thanks for the weekly updates, and you're life style is envy inducing sometimes :).

  • I love it that you call a tig welder a household appliance xD

  • wow so many channels have had lightning strikes .... expensive

  • What an amazing job you did these past four years 👏👏👏.

  • That hot glue technique is so good!!

  • I think offsetting all that extra weight with a personal training program and diet is the way to go :p

  • Did you say you're going to vent air from your cockpit to your inverter? I'm curious to see what your solution will be to prevent your fans pushing in water if you take a rogue wave into the cockpit. Obviously you've thought about this because...well, you're you.

  • I just wanted to say thank you for your work. It's a never miss for me on Sundays. Cheers and "Thickened Epoxy" -first drink on me

  • She starts to turn into a pretty dependable shore-power queen I reckon. You either need a cruise-ship style power line or a constant supply of diesel to turn into electrical power - with the latter at least producing warm showersuited fresh-water galore. Quite some comfy way to live aboard! Should You keep up with the maintenance, You might even take short trips to halfways developed islands or shores. I would not go to more remote places in South America or Africa with a technical wonderland like Athena though, otherwise You might have to eat from cold tins with not even a backup gas-cooker ..... Edit: I am very keen on learning how it will turn out in reliability, so I hope You will share that part, too, once You go off shore/cruising. I would like to express my sincere hopes all that complicated electrics won't fail on You on a regular basis.

    • @Sail Life As a boatbuilder and delivery/transfer sailor I usually had many offers to transfer fancy (over-)complicated yachts where there would have been enough repairs/rebuilding to do for six specialized guys full time without them sailing/crewing a single minute between A and B. The ones sailing, to remote places even, were always the ones showering out a tumbler, cooking with gas or kerosene, using kerosene for nightlights (and, until LED became a thing, for nav.-lights), too, and going under sail only, often without even having a (working) engine aboard. I do not want to advocate that approach, I do personally like my creature comforts, I do understand how thoroughly thought-out Your Athena is/will be in terms of energy and liveaboard life, and to be honest, if someone could make a boat work _for real_ with electric cooking, washer/dryer, running warm water and a head with bluetooth-flushing, then it might indeed be You, Mr Mads. 😂 It is just so very different to my approach to sailing and the outdoors that I feel the urge to comment now and then. Anyway - never mind. Thanks for sharing!

    • Solar should cover roughly half of our daily energy needs if we don't try to conserve power. If we motor anywhere that will cover the rest if not we'll have to run the generator. Just like a ton of other cruising boats. Athena's generator (AC) is based on a Perkins 102. We'll be able to get parts for that anywhere and we have plenty of redundancy in case it breaks. Just because we have a lot of creature comforts doesn't mean we HAVE to run them all the time if we need to conserve power and diesel then we can do so but when we don't we can live very comfortably.

  • This is truly inspirational stuff! As a new (=1972) boat owner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the seemingly endless amount of work to do.....but you give me hope (if not ability!). Thanks and keep them coming

  • The so wonderful French Cleat!!! That work on the Aft Cabin is superb!!!

  • Well done. Excellent workmanship. You are to be congratulated for it.

  • Mads...you are a machine!!! As always, great video!

  • Hahahahaha! You never fail to entertain!

  • Mads, did you ever decide on how or if to do a door to the aft cabin?

  • Holy Turds Dusty McDusterson, she is going to be quite spiffy in that cabin. The slats looks incredible, can't wait for more DIY fun next week.

  • The wood slats look great.

  • Lol omg those coveralls held up to a lot of abuse!!! Not surprised you had a spare ready to go. You’re making incredible progress!!!!

  • "Riiiip". Time to hit the gym. ;)

  • 16:39 That’s what she said

  • All the work you have completed looks amazing, you should be extremely proud of your work.

  • Nice job! But wouldn't it be better to start applying mahogany slats up and down from central shelf? That way you could get perfectionist friendly wall of parallel lines.

  • Where do you purchase your aramflex? I when I do a google search I seem to only be able to find the pipe insulation.

  • Incredible progress!

  • So awesome. And I used to be a “but what about all that weight” guy, but then saw a video about the force of the keep pulling down, my oh obvious bubble burst. Great video as always, love how the cabin came along.

  • Holy turd. I need a t shirt with that on. Great work again Mads. Cant wait to see her finished.

  • Another great video as always. Looking forward to seeing how you trim out your hump😂. That area in my boat has always been something I’m not happy with it’s trimmed with lining carpet but looks carp. Hoping for some great solutions. 👍

  • did you consider electrical engine?

  • I think that whole aft berth lined with red pillowy quilted satin and velvet cloth would solve the lumpiness problems. maybe a few black leather accents, handcuffs and shackles optional of course.

  • Word of the day, 'Fiddly' Thanks Mads.

  • "Holy turds." Yep, that just happened. Love it.

  • "Holy turd" just made my day!

  • How does that Transformer take a 60hz input and turn it into 50hz? If you're pluged in in an American dock you can step up the voltage sent to your charger/inverter but the frequency remains and that 60hz at 230v will kill appliances that have inductive loads.

  • I love the content on this show. Smartest dude out there.

  • I personally think just using the insulation would look pretty nice in the aft cabin. plus it would be super comfortable when you bump into it... :) or maybe paint the insulation if that is possible?

  • Surely you will need massive battery power for that inverter

  • Why don't you glue the insolation material on the "humb" and shape it with nice rounded corners. Then finish it with a couple of layers of fiberglass?

  • Ok ... favorite quote of this episode ... "I don't think this is the type of click bait that's going to bring more views". I come here for the DIY but just LOVE the ongoing narrative! Thanks!

  • Far too complicated; I have a spirit stove and a candle on board my boat.

  • Doing a great job Mads!!!! How's your dog liking Athena? Light at the end of a very long tunnel mate. You`ll be sailing away in no time

  • thank you

  • I could watch these videos all day.

  • Have you considered doing an instant water heater and reticulating shower? Ava might be a big fan of it.

  • Another super video. On that internal cockpit corner, what about some kind of sewn fabric/leatherette material on top of the insulation that could easily be resewn and replaced as and if the need arises. Easy solution and kinder to heads?

  • What was that latch you used for the aft cabin wall?

  • Awsome

  • Spiffy as usual.

  • Wow, that's a chunky monkey blue box! I have a smaller multi plus and love it!

  • Did Mads just sneak his Tig Welder onboard by calling it a household aplliance?

  • “Holy turds” sets a new standard for spiffiness. 💥🤛🏽💯🤣

  • Må jeg spørge.. Hvor køber du det mahogni du bruger på siderne?

  • Hej Mads, jeg er så begejstret over dine videoer, glæder mig til hver ny video der kommer, du er god til at indrette jeres båd, det bliver godt når i endelig er sammen på båden og skal ud og se verden :-)

  • If there's anything I look forward to on Sundays it's this!

  • Looking great! I have one question do you sleep at all.

  • European alternating current (AC) operate at 50 cycles per second (50 hertz, 50Hz), but AC in North America (including Mexico) is 60 hertz how do you get around this ??

  • Wow! It's looking great. Thanks for the amazing videos

  • Remember a few years ago when you first started with Athena, it took two weeks to build a flat piece of wood with paint on it. Fast forward 7 years and now it’s, I’m just gunna cut out some stuff and whip this locker together. Your awesome 😎 .

  • I think you must have one of the most dedicated and loyal followers on SEnewss. almost all your videos get the exact same number of views every week it’s amazing no other channel has that kind of consistency I know for me the moment your notification comes up on Sunday I like to watch it Sunday is the perfect day for your videos

  • For sure you are going to be generating losses in heat with the inverter and transformer depending, on load. Probably more with the inverter. That area back there seems small and there may be heat gain during sunlight hours, to begin with. A source of intake fresh air down low and an exhaust outlet out the top may be needed.

  • I like the fact you consider your tig welder as a household appliance!

  • Looking great 😍

  • I bet you got the weight of that transformer back from swapping lead-acid batteries for lithium.

  • Thanks for sparing us the wardrobe failure video. And thanks for the laugh.

  • Making great progress

  • Mads, you are getting a lot of exposure on your channel!

  • You got me again Mads, your "Holy Turd" comment spewed coffee out my nose. Thanks again for another great video, she's looking really spiffy.

  • Thank you👍

  • Weight fanatics (who I’m sure all sail carbon fiber race yachts) : “30kg!!!” Mads: “this is a a cruising boat... with a washer dryer....250kg of chain at the bow... a generator... a dive compressor... and a tig welder aboard. “ Weight fanatics: I guess Athena won’t break the transatlantic record..../-:

  • That ptojecting part of the cockpie could be covered inside by a quilted upholstery

  • The best DIY SailBoat channel Ive ever see

  • I'll tell ya honestly Mads, I have a lot of stuff going on and the way you calmly deal with.. SO MUCH stuff with a smile and calm pragmatism is inspiring and helps me keep my head screwed on.

  • Mads! You're amazing! You speak at least your second language better than I speak my first language and you do it without a noticeable accent! But with a VERY noticeable sense of humor! I keep wondering if there's an American colloquialism that you DON'T know! I can't wait until you start sailing so I can learn some that I should have known but have yet to hear! Let the countdown continue!

  • This might be an unpopular opinion but I think you are rushing things because " Ava" wants to cruise. I have watched every week since you started with Athena and have seen all the hard work you have put into her so far but things need to be tested and finished properly ( Inside and out) including proper sea trials and long testing of all the equiptment before hitting the crusing lifestyle. Assumptions are the mother of all fuck ups. Even NASA learned that and many a vessle and captain has shared the same fait. Also I wouldnt want to sail until my vessle was pretty dang spiffy and not a work in progress. Your rushing for an early alpha instead of a full finished release, dont be EA be more team cherry.

  • For the aft cabin panel - what about an upholstered panel with the same material as your cushions?

  • I was gonna buy the same 5000 quattro (have the same isolation transformer) for my blue water cruiser, but bought the Multi 5000. The automatic switching is costing almost 800USD, when a manual switch can do the same job for MUCH less. However, my top tip for anyone who haven't bought yet - in hindsight I wish I would have bought 2x3000w in parallell, for the backup capability that would give if one of them breaks while I'm in remote areas.

  • Wow you really got a lot done this week! After you get your batteries installed and cushions cut ✂️to size for the After cabin and other benches it will really start looking awesome 👌it already does but let's just say it will look even more better if you get where I'm coming from lol 😆thanks for another great video 📹

  • Your boat, your call, but I would have sprayed the attachment plywood flat black so it didn't show through the varnished slats. 8P

  • Bit by Bit Athena is slowly looking more finished giving hope you may meet your deadline.

  • Does anyone know why he didn't pick the multi plus? I'm designing my system and that's what I was planning to go with but Mads always seems to be much better informed than myself...

  • No space left in the technical compartment for the blue juice boxes?

  • Dude. I hope the best for you 2............ that said. Get a prenup. You have a lot of time and effort in this boat.

  • Only a year and a half! They just don't make coveralls like they used to.😉👍👍

  • Just a quick comment on that Victron Quattro. Note that the 5000VA model actually provides 4000w output, not 5000w. Like all Victron products, their model designations are rated for VA, not Watts.

    • @Sail Life ahh, sorry. I missed that.

    • That's why I said "if you disregard the power factor" :) 5KVA is 5KW assuming a powerfactor of 1 :) I could have used the 0.8 standard power factor but going into that topic was out of scope for this video :)

  • Hey! Dusty McDusterson is a good guy why you have to hate on him.

  • Made you could insulate that corner then contact adhesive auto headliner/ vinyl.

  • Mads.looking good you have come along way! Cheers!

  • Good job on the progress! Warm air in the cockpit locker will be nice for drying out lines and gear! Very spiffy. Maybe another vent to the closet for drying foul weather gear too

  • Hmm maybe you have mistaken those people who mention the extra weight or weight distribution. Are you sure they were talking about the boat or you? :)

  • Is your plan to run the generator for cooking while underway? Seems like using the electronics 24/7, refrigerator, and various other loads will use a good chunk of your battery storage.

  • You should go into yacht restoration than sailing. Your yacht will never leave port with your OCD.

    • Check back in 97 days when we leave for the UK ;)

  • Mads quit his day job! When? I missed that. Good for you Mads!

  • What a floating palace! Athena looks more beautiful every week!💕💕💕