Sail Life - new headstay, zinc anode and ground plate - DIY sailboat project

Publicerades den 25 okt 2020
In this week's video, I replace the headstay, service an older Furlex unite, and install a zinc anode and a ground plate.
Sometimes I really dislike SEnewss! For whatever reason, this video went live as soon as it was done uploading (usually the video stays private until I choose to publish it). This means I didn't have time to write the message in the description for those of you looking for subtitles. It also meant I didn't have time to make a thumbnail or fill out any of the meta-information. No doubt this will hurt the video in terms of views.
For those of you looking for subtitles:
I know subtitles have been missing from the last 3 to 4 videos. Please understand that this is not my decision or something I've altered. Subtitles have always been automatically generated by SEnewss. For whatever reason, they have stopped doing that. There are a lot of forum posts from people encountering the same issue. I'm sorry but this is not something I can fix on my end.

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Kommentarer

  • Interested to see how you rigged up your grounding cables in the boat. I've done a lot of research on this topic and because of the unpredictable nature of lightning strikes, there is no one definitive solution. In North America the ABYC standards are not consistent with other expert advice such as Stan Honey's often cited article. There also seems to be inconsistencies on whether an article terminal is necessary. Lightning strikes are a real concern on the US east coast and especially where I live in Annapolis. I think that having a ground plate is a good idea and you definitely want one if your keel lead is external. Cheers.

  • We need to turn “Trying to get me.” Into a meme

  • Where can I purchase the halyard diverted??????

  • I am interested in the “work>it” sawhorse legs. I can’t find them on the internet. Do you have a contact for them? Great videos, keep them coming!!

  • The cone of shame...

  • Hello, Can you provide the website for the new bow roller manufacture? Keep up the great work! Big fan!

  • Bonjour, merci pour toutes vos vidéos mais pourquoi l'icone des sous titres n'apparait plus afin de pouvoir traduire automatiquement ce que vous expliquer? Merci. Hello, thank you for all your videos but why the subtitle icon no longer appears in order to be able to automatically translate what you are explaining? Thank you

  • What's the purpose of the giant hull anode, the saildrive has its own anode so what is it protecting unless you're planning to wire it to something internally? Also, what's the purpose of the ground plate, you're not going to ground the AC circuit unless you want to risk electrocuting nearby swimmers, the DC circuit can be grounded to the battery negative, the only thing I can think of is as a lightning strike earth or an SSB?

  • one less ball bearing will make shit difference

  • It's two weeks. My Sail Life addiction is really showing. It's bad man! I need a new episode soon!

  • We are ready Mads ; D

  • Yes, the election is decided, but more importantly, are we going to get a video this evening?!

  • Not a good time to be a mink in Denmark right now. 😢

  • Don't use the sinterdbronz plate for lightning ground! They are used for sideband radio ground. Beware!

  • Hey Mads, how about a 30 minute video this week?

  • NO SAIL LIFE VIDEO THIS WEEK. Mads has a full roster of to-dos for launch. Tune in again next week for another exciting episode.

  • Oh damn, I was waiting for the video! Decided to check if you said something in this episode about not posting this week.... and damnit yes! Are you crazy!? Two weeks!?

  • It is now next Sunday. I happily remembered there would be a new Sail Life video today... but then remembered last week's episode; no video this week. I am dissappointed but I hope everything is going well for you all.

  • I miss “Hi Guys” almost as much as “Thunderrrrrrr” and Lenny’s cry, “whaaagh.”

  • Dude! You rock. Thanks for sharing. Take as many weeks as you need.

  • Great call. For sooo long you've given us all a weekly reminder of everything that matters Mas. Keep an eye on those clevis pins - we can't wait to see her floating! :-)

  • I think taking a week off to sort things out is a great idea. This will be your home on the water and perfection is the only option for safety and piece of mind! See you in two weeks!

  • 2 weeks is OK for me because I am trying to get caught up before you splash. I started watching your channel when you were building the generator as that seemed crazy. I found I liked your crazy and so I have gone back to when Athena was first acquired with the intention of watching all the back episodes before Athena goes back in the water. It was fun to both see the entire process knowing what the end point is looking like as well as to see your relationship develop with Ava. I just watched the one where you ripped out the interior prior to fixing the structure and to me the next big reveal I am waiting for is when you decide to glass over the deck joint. I have a 1997 Gemini 105M that is a work in progress and you provide great inspiration.

  • adds are a pain up the hull

  • Skipping a week of new videos, why don't you re-run some old episodes of sanding projects.

  • 👍🏽

  • "Too many things going on right now".....it is exhausting. I have to force myself to slow down and not worry about when it gets done. That's hard for me to do but it must be done.

  • 👍👌🇨🇦❤, for my sanity Mads, no video next week, oh no, yikes

  • A 🧲 mate for your ball-bearing .

  • 'Comment down below' 😁

  • WHY Garmin? I'm in the market for navigation . My choice was Garmin , but every one wants me to use some thing else. But then they never left the dock.

  • Ok now that you stole my idea of raycor 500 fuel polisher. How about a surveillance camera on the mast to show whats in front of the boat like submerged rocks or logs or clearance under a bridge or even to keep track of some one on deck. If you plan on pre filters I recommend 3 filters, mounted parallel on common rails with an in and out shut offs valves on each filter. Open 1 filter in and out flow. When this becomes clogged then turn on no 2 filter, but leave the dirty one on because it will still flow some. When 1 and 2 are dirty then open the 3rd one and shut 1 and 2 off to isolate to clean.Might plumb in a vent to purge air. A friend for mine run aground coming into the marina when the engine stopped from a dirty filter and was blown to shore. Dropped anchor to late, then walked out on low tide the next day to recover the anchor . Ive been reluctant to modify my boat but not anymore thanks to you.

  • Ok now that you stole my idea of raycor 500 fuel polisher. How about a surveillance camera on the mast to show whats in front of the boat like submerged rocks or logs or clearance under a bridge or even to keep track of some one on deck. If you plan on pre filters I recommend 3 filters, mounted parallel on common rails with an in and out shut offs valves on each filter. Open 1 filter in and out flow. When this becomes clogged then turn on no 2 filter, but leave the dirty one on because it will still flow some. When 1 and 2 are dirty then open the 3rd one and shut 1 and 2 off to isolate to clean.Might plumb in a vent to purge air. A friend for mine run aground coming into the marina when the engine stopped from a dirty filter and was blown to shore. Dropped anchor to late, then walked out on low tide the next day to recover the anchor . Ive been reluctant to modify my boat but not anymore thanks to you.

  • no worries on the focusing on ya boat and no video... hope all goes well and cant wait for the next always love yer videos im kinda living vicariously thru u.... thanks again

  • Hi mads with regard to your running rigging dynema is expensive but if you have clutches on the mast for your main and Genoa halyards might I suggest you make the halyards the length of the mast with a spliced eye in the both ends so you can attach a cheaper line to the eye with a lashing for when you need to drop your sails and remove it when they are up, it has two benefits one less rope at the mast when the sails are up and secondly less expensive rope to buy. And also I would suggest you check the sheeves at the top of the mast for the depth of the v in the sheeves as wire sheeves are deeper than rope ones and have a chance of wearing earlier than with the correct sheeve. (Sheeves being pulleys) just a thought love what your doing and watching your progress keep up the great work 👍

  • Good luck on your tasks next week Mads.

  • Great vid, dude!

  • I don’t understand why you installed the copper ground plane and the anode on your fibreglass hull. Anodes are usually used on metal that needs protection. Someone please help me understand.

  • Good luck!

  • For some reason my funding of this site stopped how can I look up why and fix it

  • A metal detector would find that ball bearing.

  • Doing a great job

  • Looking forward to hear why you require such a huge zinc anode.

  • Thanks for another great video, Mads!

  • Hey Duhickey!

  • Yep, replace all that running rigging with new Dyneema. All the sheets, too. Hell, I'd have used the better pre-stretched 1/2" dyneema (with appropriate covering) for the standing rigging, too, but that's just me.

  • Thanks Mads!!! 👍👍👍

  • I hope that you are making lots of money by having adverts’, personally I hate them!

  • Perfectly wise decision re the video. Concentrating on the main game is the idea though I will miss your cheerful video

  • you could have used a magnet used to pick up nails around the house after a renovation job. a couple of $$ tool. ideal for use in the garden.

  • Not a big point but it's always handy to put a nut on any stud or bolt before cutting it. Helps form the thread after cutting

  • Good call skipping a weeks publication Mads!

  • The only ones who dont make mistakes are the ones who dont do anything. You are doing great Mads

  • Good move missing out a week of filming, getting the jobs done is far more important!!

  • Reklamer midt i udsendelsen er ingen bonus points...

  • In the future when cutting down threaded rod it can be helpful to tread a nut onto the rod first below the cut point then after you cut the rod and grind smooth the end you can unscrew the nut and it will chase any corrupted threads making sure you have no issues with threading on the nut... often when cutting a rod and grinding the end it can be a struggle to get the nut to thread on the first time since there can often be a little thread damage at the end due to the cutting process. Hope this tip is helpful.

  • Leave the poor ball bearing - it might sprout and grow into a ball-bearing tree.

  • Tying a small piece of ribbon or plastic bag to light string and then using shop vac to suck thru is effective way to get pull lines in. Works in some situations where other methods won’t. Tape over other holes in mast or route if needed to decrease suction loss and steer string to exit hole

  • Good call to take next week to focus on the final tasks Mads, although I'm obviously CRUSHED that I won't get my weekly fix!! Where I live in the UK, we seem to get your weather a couple of days before it gets to you, so greetings from a chilly, VERY wet northern England!

  • GROUNDPLATE... I have installed many SSB in my days. It is almost a must to put spacers , it will effect the tuning of the antenna. You could put a piece of spacer at the front for your concern something gets hooked there

  • 0:29 I stopped my job with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

  • As a non boat person I am really surprised at how many holes need to be drilled into the hull to make it ready to go in the water...

  • So you actually dropped balls?

  • A magnet Mads! Sweep the area with a magnet! Of course it only works for ferrous metal parts... but you know this!

  • Love your vids and your work. I will mention that cleaning a bearing surface with a screwdriver might damage the surface though. cant wait to see Athena in the water...

  • Regarding your radio ground plate. In theory, as you stated, the ground plate presents a significant surface area to the water - for as long as the plate is clean. It will soon develop enough growth to completely negate its intended purpose. How clean will the overall hull remain? That's as clean as your ground plate will be. Think about it . . . An alternative is to run an interior wire loop around the inside of the hull, below the waterline and as large as possible to create the maximum possible surface parallel to the water. This provides capacitive coupling - the same principal as a magnetic mount provides on an automobile with a CB whip.

  • What no giant magnet to find your awol ferrous metallic pieces? Ok let this old salt school you on things that roll an slide and try to escape while underway...buy a magnetic mat or piece of magnetic roll to go on your work bench and purchase a lot of different shaped magnets, they are going to come in so handy.The magnetic advertising magnets you might get from a store or cafe that would stick to a fridge are invaluable to keeping control of little items on your chart table, work bench on board and on other counters. I believe I saw you use a magnetic triangle while welding recently. tie a string through the hole and drag it through the grass where you dropped the bearing.

  • Hi Mads,for pulling cables,ropes,lines etc as a retired electrician we used to use a device called a cable sock,they come in all different sizes and are re-usable I have seen many diy boat restorers taping wires,ropes to messengers or other ropes but have never seen anyone using the cable socks that are designed for this purpose maybe if you have time in your schedule you can have a look at them online.Keep the great video's coming.

  • Definitely familiar with the "too many small annoying things to take care of" feeling. Take care of yourself and the boat, Mads! We'll see you when we see you. :)

  • b Boo hoo hoo how am I going to face next week without you? I watch you every week all the way from your very first video. You are such an artist in your show and your work. Check out Dinsdale Piranah he's going to have to talk to his wife! Oh it's sad sad sad. Lol!!! I'm really looking for your next video. Thank you much four all of them.

  • Hallo @Sail Life -- Again, second time no closed captioning, this made me sad and Here the SEnewss instruction -- support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en Please HELP, I am deaf and fan of your channel!!

  • One thing I wanted to suggest for when you are taking apart old assemblies filled with dried up dirty grease is to skip the heavy duty solvent and use WD40. You'll be shocked at how the nastiest stuff will just melt to the point it wipes right off with a rag.

  • Use a magnet to find your balls :P

  • Great call on the time to focus on Athena Mads. So close even I can smell the salt air where Athena will launch. Take care and forge ahead.

  • A magnet might be the way to round up that errant ball-bearing.

  • Loving the interaction on Instagram, but take a sanity break and do things for YOU. See you in 2 weeks! :>

  • You may have stepped on that missing ball bearing. Tu pull it from its hiding you might use a powerful magnet.

  • See you in 2 short weeks.

  • No video next week!!! 😞 is like completely missing sunday...

  • @1:16 Oh my. *cringe*

  • You should record a video for next week and rename Athena...I vote for "Malarkey." lol

  • What??!! No video next week. I hope I can get my boat out next week otherwise I will suffer withdrawal.

  • Mads, you use your adjustable wrench backwards. Ill miss the video next week.

  • Best of luck with the splash! Thanks for the video.

  • Good luck. We’re with you all the way.

  • Nooooo , not two weeks! Interesting episode Mads. Thanks

  • I love it! Captain Dumbo! Complain all you want🍺🏁👍

  • Oh one more thing. I gave up screwing in those plates over the chain plates. I just attach them with a bit of sealant and they hold fine. More holes in the core is just something no one needs.

  • Never feel bad about taking a break! Editing and filming are big jobs. You owe yourself time off when ever want! Thanks for sharing all you do.

  • What’s with all the commercials every couple minutes???

  • Mads there is no rush on this and you can do it when the boat is in the water but if you have time you might want to change the sheaves. The ones for wire rope are a bit different than for cordage. And likely they are a bit warn. Also you may want to put on a masthead fly. I think your boat looks great. But don’t feel the need to get everything done before you splash. The world will go on after your boat is in the water and I promise you boat projects will be never ending. Best wishes. Stay safe.

  • This was the first ever video with adds in it. Why has it changed??? I have watched for over 3 years and was bummed out lol.

  • great video, as always!!

  • I am sure you are, but keep a list with you because in the next two weeks you are going to remember a million little things needing done at odd times day and night, and forget some if you don’t write them down.

  • See you in two weeks! :-)

  • NOOOOO! That's not fair! I'm gonna hold my breath until you agree to an episode next week!.........'huppp'!......

  • Hi, quick question....are you not going to paint an actual waterline on the hull?

  • Good call on 2 weeks you need to be able to focus on what you’re doing not on what we are seeing.

  • So finally I have a good excuse for not reading the directions until I am done with the repair. They are sometimes all wrong. Thanks Mad.

  • Good luck with the big splash!