Sail Life - Silent Noctua fans & getting stared fixing Obelix - DIY sailboat projects

Publicerades den 14 mar 2021
This week didn't quite go as planned but I got started fixing Obelix to get her ready for sale. I also replaced the stock fans in my fan heaters. It's so nice and quiet aboard Athena now!
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  • Love your videos, I can watch them for hours without getting tired LOL looking forward for more updates. Keep on the good work, I hope one day I can do exactly the same thing you are doing with Athena...

  • Im curious regarding your heat /fan placement...so if I understand correctly...the fans are pushing air across the heater core and blowing into the cabin space...but im wondering if ypu have a "cold air return" intake for each radiator location ? It seems to get best airflow...ypu would need to pull air into the space behind the radiators and exhaust into cabin. Without a cold air return..it seems you would be restricting the airflow...kind of pulling a vacuum in the compartment.

  • The lack of sealant on the bottom of the wood can actually help to keep it dry and lasting longer. If there is a part of the wood that stays consistantly dry doesn't need to be sealed for some other reason: I wouldn't paint that part; let it breathe. This should offset any eventual water ingress into the wood and better tolerate less frequent maintanence.

  • looks like Obelix needs someone like you as the new owner

  • Mads. I'd like to buy your boat, then put in the finishing touches. How would I learn though? I guess I'd watch SEnewss videos of this great dude from Denmark. Know anyone like that?

  • Hi, how much your heating system draws electricity total in W including all fans?

  • It's all good Mads. Good stuff as always!

  • All good, want to see the Crain

  • Dude, stop apologizing, this is what we're here for. Some weeks you crush out a month's worth of work, sometimes you just fix some hatches. All good. Just wondering, have you ever thought about getting a freezer?

  • For the door in the front cabin. I would leave it as is. I would install a " Ball Catch " to keep it close . And a celling " Magnetic door stop " to keep it open. If you need to use the settee ,from that side, just close the door.

  • Hi Mads, That heating blanket you got for the osmosis has got to be the best multi tasker!

  • Where the fans you got the nf-12 iPPC PWM. 72cmf and 29.7dB

  • Did I miss a pun? Or is the "stared" fixing Obelix a typo? :-)

  • I think as soon as you start cruising it is time to rewatch phase 1 of the MCU (the Mads Cruising Universe) Watching all of our favorite Heroes like the "OglorousSandingSander" and the "PrettyDangSpiffyMan" save our all beloved Athena from the dark lord of Time will be so cool. Hyped for phase 2! :D

  • Hm it seems like Obelix needs a somewhat extensive refit. If i just were to know a SEnewss Channel to find some good videos of that topic. ? ;)

  • Cushions are pretty exciting, lol.

  • Tell me you didn't just say less sanding!

  • A somewhat extensive refit to Obelix would be appropriate!

  • I've used those Noctua fans. They are super quiet and last forever.

  • Hey! I resemble that remark about the old engine! :P

  • Every time the camera points towards the v-berth that 90° edge on starboard gives me the creeps. It is waiting for ribs to be broken.

  • Hej Mads super kanal men hvilken slags Butylbånd bruger du til tætning af dæksudstyr ?

  • Good as always

  • Fan rpm and blade pitch can reveal the CFM (cubic feet per minute) which I use as the main factor to determine a replacement heating fan. FYI.

  • I would not be afraid to by a boat, that you have owned. Your standarts are high.

  • You make the best sailing DIY content

  • Wow, it's so crazy to see you back on Obelix again, but with such increased video quality. It made me a bit nostalgic for the early days, so I went back to an old video, and your production quality has increased so much since getting Athena. Also, even in Athena's current state, she looks like so much of an upgrade. As usual, I have no intent of ever refitting a boat, but I am a fan of your hard work, it's a lot like watching This Old House on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid, and the fact that this is a boat makes it much more interesting. Anyways, Happy Sunday, and I am also looking forward to when Ava joins you very much, because I also enjoy watching the joy she adds to your channel, she seems to be a very cheerful lady. Keep up the spiffy work Mads, you are getting so close to the finish line.

  • The NF-S12 should be the right fan, it's for high flow low resistance, the F12 is for lower flow and higher pressure.

  • My wife is objecting to the sound of power tools. Perhaps you could replace those sounds with soothing spa music.

  • I anxious that he will start a “somewhat extensive refit” on obelix too.

  • Hi there, Your channel is one I subscribe to, and watch / like every episode as I enjoy both the content and presentation. Currently I am putting together a vlog on channels I watch, subscribe to and why. For this to be of some interest I would like to show your logo, or a picture from one of your scenes. To do this I would like your approval. If you do not want me to use any of your material it is not a problem I will just mention your channel. If you have a picture / logo you would like me to use please don’t hesitate to send to me. Many thanks and look forward to seeing many more episodes from you. Regards Roy a big fan of your channel.

  • how much for obelisk u guess

  • Is Jokull going on the full time sailing

  • OK Mads I have a bone to pick with you...the engine is from "1973, which is pretty fricken old", I am from 1968, just what to hell does that make me? I suggest we handle this little SEnewss skirmish like adults, MR POOPY PANTS!

  • What is the sale price for a boat like Obelix?

  • A temp, is use a inline fuse holder just twist and take fuse out simple.

  • Mads, you never have to apologise for the quality of your videos, they are spiffier than ever!

  • I thought for a second your circulation pump might overheat in an enclosure. Then I wondered if you could add water cooling. Then I realized I'm pretty stupid

  • In this video is actually very nice that you are explaining how-to. Sometimes the videos can be a bit like "follow me in what I'm doing" instead of explaining how something is done, which is part of the beauty of DIY videos. It's understandable considering the time constraint you have with the deadline and so on, but just wanted to mention it.

  • what happened to the dog?

  • Simple mesh inline filter for your pump.

  • Hi Mads. Looks like the Pump is a Whale 12v in line fast flow pump ? But where did you find that Faucet it looks just too dam spiffy to me not to have on board. 😃

  • Women get excited by the finish men the fit and that makes a brilliant combination. Looking forward to next weeks Vlog.

  • Man don't be so hard on yourself. This video was awesome! I have been following you for a long time now and look forward to all your videos! I have learned a lot from watching your journey. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  • A thought could you double the super quiet fans up? i.e 4 fans one row behind the other, should increase the air flow.

  • Mads, Obelix will be a great boat for her next owner. If they are following you they will know you have taken very good care of her, a good boat but not perfect and they will have the opportunity to make it their own.

  • Hello from Ontario Canada, Love the channel, no need to apologize for the multi-jumbled video, life doesn’t always run in straight linear fashion. Thanks for keeping it real Mads!

  • Regarding the noise, personally I have hydronic heater with just passive radiators. I don't understand why one should blow air anywhere. Completely noiseless. Sure the heat doesnt spread so fast, but with time the warmth is quite good enough. Just an idea to give you an option.

    • In my case however, the fluid temperature goes up to assumingly around 50° (?) because radiators are hot to touch but not so hot that it would cause burns to skin.

  • The video is just fine Madds.

  • After watching for a very long time I feel like I can say this...Mads...you don't have to apologize for being busy. Life sometimes will do that to a guy, especially a guy juggling as many items as you are. All is well, keep plugging along, and we will keep watching. You are a good guy who is getting very very close to the end of a long journey, and in this case the end means a new beginning. We are all pulling for you.

  • It seems even the videos you deen "not so good" are still better than most out there. Keep up the great work brother. I'm proud or your massive accomplishments.

  • Nice video!

  • The "Love Boat" is coming along nicely

  • "Roughly 141 days" I have a different definition of roughly myself. Made me laugh.

  • A better measure of the fan's impact on heater performance would be to measure the entering air temperature at the back of the coil (EAT), compared to leaving air temperature at the discharge side (LAT). Reducing the fan cfm might actually increase the LAT, but the total heat output from the coil/unit likely will be reduced. I would also try to gauge the fan performance with the cover removed from coil enclosure, and compare that with the cover in place. I was not clear where you were measuring the "delta T", but the typical delta for a hydronic heating system is typically much larger than the 8 degrees C you mentioned.

  • No need to apologize you always put out good videos!

  • Always great content Mads! Look forward to watching every Sunday! Can’t wait til you guys start sailing, you’ll soar to >1M subs!

  • 👍👌🇨🇦❤

  • Mads, it is not looking good. I think you are in trouble. By my estimate from watching the video it is going to take you 139 days just to clean up Athena, leaving only 2 days to complete all the to-do items on your check list. Maybe Mom and Dad will help with cleaning Athena too.

  • Another great job.

  • Your bad videos are better than most people's great videos. Enjoy your parents' visit.

  • someone should buy your old boat and start a you tube channel and show a refit and rebuild of the boat and use memorable catch phrases

  • The fans don't have to be mounted right at the vent. They can be placed remotely and ducted to the heat exchanger. Mounted in an insulated 'Baffle Box', they should be virtually silent...

  • Rolling with the grain gets the sealer into the grooves

  • Just FYI, those super quiet computer fans are often more fragile than louder ones that you might buy specifically for marine applications. You wouldn't want to be sailing in heavy seas and then have your system stop working because the fan fell apart. Keep durable spares!

  • Cushion situations need to be fully enjoyed. Work on your ZEN friend.

  • excellent videos, you should be proud...thank you for letting us come along on your journey....

  • I think if you get more soft stuff in the forward cabin like clothes and curtains and maybe a soft headliner in parts, the noise will seem less as well. You have an awful lot of hard flat surfaces there that would seem reflect noise more. Speaking as a not audio expert though. Plus I lean towards having a cooler sleeping area than the rest of the house (um, boat) so tuning the heater's CFM down to make it quieter is a win win for me.

  • It's all good Mads, I wouldn't worry about this type of video.

  • What was that water tank cleaning stuff?

  • Great call on the Noctua fans. Those have been top tier for gaming computers and workstations for over a decade. High performance for those who want silence. Glad to see you were recommended those. I've been watching for years now. So proud to see how this has come. Incredible job.

  • Shoot, don’t worry about your videos, they’re always good! Wow, hauling out your own boat, amazing!

  • For me and I am sure for many of your fans, the only bad video you could make is no video at all. That would make for a very bad Sunday video. Thank you Mads for sharing.

  • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  • There was nothing wrong with the quality of the video.

  • That crack in the companion way frame shove some epoxy resin in there and clamp it will be good as new

  • It's really nice of you to clean Obelix so well for the next owner. I've never had a previous owner of anything even a house ever do that and the first thing I had to do before moving in anything was thoroughly clean them...Honestly, people clean cars more for sale than anything else from my experience. Noctua fans are the bomb! Really like them. Really like your videos and can't wait for Next Week's...Wish I has a time machine just so I didn't have to wait a whole week...LOL

  • Great video Mads, by the way where is Jökull?

  • I love sailing, but living on a boat don't know. I love my little house in pacifica the ocean is my back yard :) nice work though

  • Mads, you have the rare talent of making an 18 minute video seem like 4 and a half minutes long. Best wishes.

  • I have a hot air Espar heater that does a good job in New England. It is quiet because the blower is in the aft of the boat. Maybe if you put your fans on the other side of the radiator and sound insulation around them they too will quiet down. Or just think about the Caribbean or South Pacific where you won't need heat. (-4C here now)

  • Good to see such care taken to Obelix, being a classic Swede and all :) Also, #projectfarm is few years too late on testing sand papers but he uploaded within minutes tonight so I can't resist referring it: senewss.info/slow/i7KWjtSIj6q8o7Y/video

  • If it were me, I would consider going with a 160mm noctua pair, and make an adapter duct, or double stack 4 noctuas, 2 on 2, with a short spacer between them and sealing tape around the gap. It will be slightly less efficient than running 4 in a single layer array, but probably at least

  • Love your video's, just take your time to take care of the troubles and we will wait for you.🥰🥰

  • I really enjoyed this video.

  • I really admire you.

  • Don't worry about the quality.

  • Way to sell it man.

  • Your video quality is always supurp, love your progress, but take time for you...maybe get some pineapple and orange juice in your beverage department; otherwise, good call on painting the hatches. 👍👍🙏💚🧡⛵

  • ? NO air flow metering nor ambient air temperature readings per cabin ? As for Obelix electrical water pump vs. manual that was your choice.

  • No need for apologies. Regardless it is entertaining to see what u are up to. By the was weres the pup at haven't seen him in a video in a bit.

  • You can add more CFM by just making a small fan box/mounting adapter for additional fans to the back of the radiator. Where you have a fan sitting flat "_" against the radiator, create a "V" mount to mount an additional fan.

  • Looks like you have enough room to make a small tin box and mount a squirrel-cage fan on the back. This type of fan is are quite.

  • Watching you lift it out of the water sounds very interesting.

  • I actually enjoyed this video specifically because it's sort of tying up the loose ends. This makes the series progress nicely. Not every video has to have a specific focus and story. A little change now and then is good.

  • way over thinking this heat/fan issue heating isn't all that hard to do how ever cooling is

  • Where's the dog? 🧐

  • Sets up awesome heater system. Nek minnut sails to Bahamas.

  • Where's your dog? Will he be joining you on Athena?

  • Yes after years of toil the finishing touches do take on a special meaning.