⛵️The reality of refitting an abandoned sailboat!! WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!😱#103

Updated : Oct 22, 2019 in Articles

⛵️The reality of refitting an abandoned sailboat!! WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!😱#103


It’s about time to start painting the
diesel tank! Yeah, but first let’s start with the lids. Come with us. 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 and finish the house. New episode every Monday! After the video about the cleaning of
the diesel tanks a lot of people said that we should not paint the diesel tank. Because the diesel itself would protect from rusted the walls of the tank. But. Look at this. When the diesel is not touching the metal it can rust. Because there is air there. Yeah, the problem is that not 100% of the time the diesel tank is full, sometimes it’s half full and that means that half of the diesel tank has oxygen and air. So, that’s what happens. This lid was under the diesel, because the boat is not levelled, so this was under the diesel and it’s much better. This one had no diesel on the lid, so that’s the situation right now. So, the solution? What we are gonna do today is to start grinding this off and painting with a special kind of paint for diesel tanks. So, we are painting. Yes. But with a kind of paint that is meant to do that even for diesel tanks, it says diesel tanks. And water tanks. Water tanks also. So, this is the paint. It’s called interline 850. So, interline 850 from International. No, that’s not a sponsored video. If you want to sponsor international, we’ve been using a lot of your paints. But this is not a sponsored video, but this paint from international is meant to be used inside of diesel tanks. It’s with phenol. It’s phenolic epoxy, epoxy phenolic, phenolic epoxy. So, that’s with no diluent, so that’s just pure epoxy for diesel tanks. Let’s see if it works. Yeah. The first one is always the tricker one,
because we need to try and see and learn how to do it, and then the rest is just
repetition. Thinner Underneath this yellow paint there is a
kind of paint that’s really really strong called… Yeah we are gonna write it
somewhere (coal tar). But this… when we sand it’s just really really hard to clean because
it’s really black and dusty. So, I’m gonna let this dry a little bit and try to dry sand it, dry clean. Let’s see. By now you must know that we are known
for changing the plans, right? Yeah. We’re gonna change the plans again. So, we are going to the other marina to see if we can sand blast these little lids. Yeah, we’re kind of too dirty to drive, so we decide to walk there . It’s easier than getting the car with a lot of rust dust. Rust dust, yeah. Basically. But we need to see if they have time, if they are available to do that. Because they are always busy, with a lot of work. Hopefully Reginaldo is gonna help us. They are painting our hatches. Yeah, they are painting our hatches today actually. It’s just a test. Good news! It seems that sand blasting was the correct choice for the lids. It’s gonna be awesome. It’s gonna look… I
mean like… We didn’t do it yet, we just did that little sample. But, by the sample you can tell that it’s gonna be perfect it’s gonna be like raw metal and then we can treat it and it’s gonna last for a long long time. But the problem is the sand blasting machine that we have available here is that one and we cannot take the boat inside of that sand blasting machine, right? No. Yeah, and that’s the huge
problem: how to treat the inside part of the tank? So, lids: check. We didn’t do it yet, but it’s gonna be easy, it’s gonna be fine, we can do with time. We need to waste our time now with the tank because the tank that’s gonna be a long job. So let’s get start with the tank? Yeah. Tanks it is. Hard time now. We need to decide what to do for real now. We spent one day, one entire day yesterday it just thinking. Yeah, it’s tough. Sometimes it takes longer to think than to do it. This week is gonna take both long: to think, to decide and to do it. The problem is we have a lot of
bubbles on the paint, right? Underneath these there’s a little bit of rust. I’m pretty sure this it’s not gonna get loose as it is. But if we want to paint on the top of that we need to sand it otherwise it won’t have a good bond. And how can we guarantee that we sanded in between bubbles, is just impossible. On the other hand we could just leave as it is and not paint it. That’s another choice. But with time this might come off. And we have that corner there. We cannot see it. The truth is this is… the rust didn’t came off
because was underneath the diesel, but as soon as we have half tank full, then we are gonna start having problems. Because on the other side where there was no diesel there is a lot of rust. So, I think the smart idea is to treat it. But to treat we need to grind I guess to the the bare metal, because it’s just impossible
to guarantee that we can sand in between bubbles. I think bare metal it is. But here is easy to grind, but how can we grind down up there? We might gonna try this new baby. It’s not new. Pedro Chileno, the guy that is our welder (borrow?) this to us… lent this to us. He lent this to us so we can give a try. This is basically a needle… that vibrates and we
can get all the way down there. But for that we need a compressor and we don’t have a compressor today. So we’re gonna start first with the easy part and then we’re gonna try that. It sound like a plan? Maybe until there we can get a compressor from someone. Yeah, we’re gonna borrow a compressor from someone for sure. So, let’s get started. Are you ready? Yay! We got a compressor! Actually… it’s a lot a lot easier than it seems. That’s pretty good. It doesn’t vibrate that much. Let’s see it. So? Are we gonna be able to do this? That’s gonna be a brand new. Just wait and see it. We need to buy one of this, that’s amazing. I love it. Seriously, that’s amazing. We can buy it from Pedro. Yeah. Pedro, thanks so much, again. You’re awesome. That’s really really really cool. Check it out. Check it out.
Now she’s gonna see it. We got a compressor with the people that are painting our boat. So that’s why we were able to do this. It’s pretty good. Isn’t that really really good? Yeah. Painting So, the idea now is to sand the inside
using this, the angle grinder. Because this is gonna be a lot of dust
and hopefully we can… you know? Put one… the vacum on the hole and then
we can sand it. There is one hole there and one there. I closed that one and we’re gonna put the vacum there. And we’re hoping to do less dust with this. You know… we need to try it at least. Let’s see what happens. Some people don’t believe this is gonna be good but I think it’s a good idea. Let’s see. Wait for it. So, we’ve already tried the needles, the angle grinder, the orbital sander and now… The hand. So, what’s the plan for now? It’s tough, tough day. It’s been hours here. That’s the best we can do. I’m sorry. We wanted to bring it to raw metal, just metal. It’s close to impossible. I mean, we’d needed to sand blast it, otherwise it won’t be possible. And sand blasting here inside with all the furniture is gonna be a mess. It’s just… I don’t think we are willing to do that. So we ground it as much as we could, we degreased as much as we could. So this is a clean dry… it’s not
bad. I mean like… you still get a little bit of dirt, because of the paint, that’s… how do you call it? Coal tar. So, coal tar just leaves a little bit of dirt, but we’re gonna give a chance that’s. That’s it. We’re just gonna give a chance and then
we decide what to do with the rest. But this one we wanna paint today, otherwise it’s gonna start rusting really soon. Yeah, sometimes life is not that
easy, you know? One day if we end up in French Polynesia remember it wasn’t easy to get there. If we get there, I mean… We are like… We are like I think about 4 hours just doing this. That is probably like I would say not more than maybe 15% of the whole
tank. So, that means like we would like 20 days to do that I guess. At least. We will see it. Let’s do one each time. Phenolic Epoxy Some people don’t agree, but I really
believe sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. That’s the best we could get to, and we’re gonna give a try. If in 2 years we have trouble we fix it. So? It’s about time to check how the tank
is. We in then didn’t film all the 3 coats because this was too much of a mess. When you start painting in the beginning it’s fine and then the mess starts and we could not finish… I mean, to film all the 3 coats. But this is how it looks after 3
coats. It’s pretty good actually. Isn’t this a pretty tank? What do you think? I think it’s good. Yeah. The main thing is everything that you paint is straight out of the painting job it always looks good. Painting is something that you are gonna
know if it’s good with time, and that’s what scares us. Because this… how do I say
that? We had a problem that we have these bubbles that probably there is rust inside, right? So this is fragile. All the bubbles that were
underneath the diesel they were fine, they are really strong, you cannot take it with your hand, it’s fine. But all the bubbles that were outside of the diesel they are already rusted. And then we are like… We could leave it as it is and not paint it, just fix the rusted spots and paint the rusted spots, or we could paint everything as we
just did. But we are not sure which one is more fragile. It doesn’t matter. We did the test. We are
gonna leave this tank like this and we are thinking on… It was a really hard job. It was actually the hardest job so far in the building of the tiny shipping container house and the refitting of boat. It was the hardest
job so far. You might be thinking I’m sad or
something because I’m really really tired. Yesterday we did work for over 7 hours of grinding, sanding, painting and and the whole thing. And here was really
really hard to breathe. Like… we have openings to leave… to let the air flows and we had respirators and everything. But still… that was tough. And the worst thing is that we don’t really know for sure if what we did is something that’s better than it was before. But that’s something that some
people say it’s better some people say it’s worse. And we don’t really… we’re not
sure, we don’t know which side we believe and which side we agree with. And I think
the only way to know that is by trying. I mean like… it’s risky but somehow we need to see if it works. And right now… At this moment we are not sure if we’re gonna paint the whole tank or not. This week is gonna be raining, so we can’t paint the tank this week. But, we are planing on maybe leaving one like this, painted, to treat the rust on the
other one that has some spots of rust and we might just leave the tanks as they
are and do like an experiment. Or maybe not. Don’t take our word on that. We still
have time to think about it. We painted one to see how it goes and
what happens. But that’s the reason why we are not finishing the episode today, we’re not finishing painting today, is because we need to
decide it. And because we spent 8 (*7) hours just to paint one part of 8 parts. It’s not really 8, it’s more, it’s like 10 parts. So, I guess this week that’s it because we need to think. And that’s tough. When you don’t have like
you know like something to follow: do this and that’s it. You need to experiment and see what happens. And we don’t have any expert to rely on… We do have I mean like we asked the technician, but the thing is… He tells us to do
what is the right thing. The only way to 100% guarantee that the paint is gonna stick and have a good bond is to sand blast. But that’s not an option
because sand blasting this right here inside of the boat with all the furniture in place and that’s a mess that I don’t know if we are willing to do. Or if we want to do it properly and hire a company that comes here and close the hole thing and… That’s gonna be too salty. We are… it’s just… I don’t think right now it’s worth. I mean… it would be worth but I don’t think we’re gonna take this path right now. If in a year or 2 from now we see that’s all
rusted we are gonna take this path. Because the truth is the plates are
really good, the rust is superficial. So that means that if something goes bad
right now and the rust comes back it’s just really thin. We would not lose much
plate of the metal. And that’s a good thing thing because the worst thing would be to need to cut the metal off and weld it. We won’t have this problem
because the the plate is really really thick still. And the rust is superficial. So I
think we can take the chance and risk. And the worst that can happen is that in 1-2 years we need to open up the tank again. But that’s life. That’s boat life, right? Anyone that has a sailboat knows that pretty much you do maintenance . In pretty places hopefully in the future. Sometimes more this than sailing. People here in the marina say that we have more miles in the land than the boat has in his whole life. But I mean like… at least in the future hopefully we’re gonna do maintenance in beautiful places, like in the Caribbean maybe in French Polynesia. That would be good. It must be expensive to do maintenance in… We do it ourselves, it’s fine. She is still a little bit sick as you can tell. Sorry. I’m back. So, let’s be practical. Right now that’s it. For this week it’s done. We’re not gonna touch it anymore
until tomorrow to see and talk to some other people so they can see what we did
and how it how it hold it the… The paint seems like sticks really really well. The bond in between the paint and the hull seems really really good. But that’s just
just theoretical for now. We are not 100% sure. And we still have a lot to do. But
for today that’s it, right? No, the day you are watching this video we are celebrating 13 years together. She is a patient woman she is with me for 13 years. That’s amazing. How can someone handle me for 13 years? I’m not sure. I’m nice too, right? 13 years is a long long long time. Almost one third of her age. We have been living a lot of good experiences and bad experiences like this. Out of 13 years 2 years you guys can watch. You just go back to episode one and that’s our last two years. Not 2, actually since Indonesia they have
images, so… 3 years out of 13. We actually have a video… you can check
this with that’s a cool one. We celebrated 10 years in Thailand 3 years ago. Yeah, we had the channel already. That was pretty cool. So, it’s about time to welcome on board our new Patreons. So, welcome on board Ray, Charles, David, Thomas, Carla, Patrick. And we also want to thank all the donations through our Paypal. Thanks so much, David and Algonquin. Well, I guess that’s it for today, right? Yeah. We see you guys next week. Monday. We see you guys next Monday. Join the crew

100 Comments

  • A 7" wire wheel on a high speed grinder would make short work of that tank, sanding takes too long, I could have knocked the insides of that tank in 15-30 minutes. Then go in with some Sherwin Williams Ossfoa if you can get it, it converts the rust.

  • Next time for removing rust from steel, use steel wire cups which fits on your angle grinder. Works like a charm!! Warning: it WILL produce alot of dust!

  • I’m so impressed by your work ethic. Well done to both of you. I agree with you, I think you’re better to seal it with the correct paint products. It’s another separation from the metal and salt air. All best. 😁👍

  • Just remember … when you have diesel, any diesel in the tank … the diesel will be always moving the tank will always be coated with diesel .. it will never rust … I seen a lot of diesel tanks, no paint inside, never any rust if the diesel is moving.

  • The needle gun and sanding is time well spent. If you do not remove the old paint, it will chip off and faul the fuel system, carburetor and engine. Most likely at the worst possible time… It will cost a lot more to replace the engine than to spend the time to sand the tanks and paint them. NEVER FUN NEEDING AN ENGINE IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION. Please spend the time sanding and painting… maybe find someone with a portable sandblasted to prep the tank…. Be assured it is best to do the tanks…

  • Just wipe it clean! Treat the bear metal with rust converter. Then paint it with the same yellow paint! If that stuff lasted 20 years it’s great!

  • hey guy another great vid and congrats to you❤ also what mickwick73 said makes since and i also think it will be fine if you just get rid of the heavy rusting on the lids and if any on the inner tops of the tanks maybe a little sanding on the bottom for the repaint…..btw i love how you guys said ''vacuum''💕💕 see you next week😎😎

  • Aww ,my friend's that's too good :), you risk nothing ,inspect and clean the other side of tank should be enough eventually treat the cover plates with paint, another inspect 10 years and more after ,anyway the main intake should be about 2-5 cm up from the bottom of tank so, pay attention to pre filter and main filter of the engine to inspect and/or change every year or two is surely enough ,anyway it is good to have an water drain possibility pre filter type..This tip is based on my marine technitian experience.. Cheers!

  • I was a painter for 15 years! when we had to strip thick paint we'd use aircraft stripper and then a scraper.
    for pre-painting we'd use metal etching primer for a good bond!

  • i promise you it is a lot better and will last some time.i was in the heavy marine industry for about 4-5 yrs before becoming an equipment mechanic and might get back into it on a smaller scale just working on yachts.leaving a little old paint behind as long as it doesn't have rust under it and is well bonded will be ok.good job

  • Always start with the courses Grid when first working on something

    Next use a wire brush on a drill or grinder to get to the rough surfaces

    I agree with the multiple comments of turning the lids over and using the outside is the inside surface

    I would wire brush and treat the major rust and then paint. Plan on changing the fuel filter many time until all the loss materials are purged from the tanks

  • There are quemichal products, like powerful solvents, for remove the old painting and also products for remove the rust too, (like Ferrox). Using it,will reduce the sending time. But will need a good cleaning, because the product must be removed before painting.

  • Happy Monday! Happy 13 Anniversary! I think you got all the advise you need on the tank, so Il just say Im glad its Monday, and I get to see what you guys have been up to! Cant wait to see what you tackle next! Let me guess, the water tanks!!!!!! All I can say, is im glad my diesel tank is aluminum, and my water tank is plastic!!

  • MickWick73 has total reason! Just need to have a good diesel filters and spares! O que vcs fizeram no seu tanque com certeza será suficiente! Abraços

  • Never underestimate the power of ingenious improvising. Where there is a desire, there is a way. You guys are awesome.
    não é tão ruim, não perca a esperança

  • Se puede arenar tapando, de la misma forma que lo hicieron con la amoladora angular ya que hay arenadoras chicas para ese trabajo https://http2.mlstatic.com/pistola-arenadora-gravedad-neumatica-hamilton-600cc-par-cod-par-dgm-D_NQ_NP_887689-MLA31123735140_062019-F.webp

  • Gut feeling (no expertise,) touch up spots of rust in tanks, best you can, be sure to keep a clean filter/s in the fuel line, and keep spares. Have a feeling those tanks will be just fine. It does not appear to be soft rust under the paint, it didn't look like you could take your finger nail and scratch the paint off. I think it's more pitting than rust. 20 days hard labor vs what I think is a small risk, doesn't make sense. Great job.

  • Not sure if you are done or no at the point but maybe you can paint a small can on the inside and make a test from that o see if it is good?

  • …..International Paint ( AkzoNobel) number:1 choice when working on Port Hedland (BHP) shutdown operation….all MASSIVE fabricated parts would be sandblasted before Red-Oxide (a must app) stage:2 etch-primer before paint app…..so your choice of paint is a guaranteed choice, crew the tanks are in good condition for 22yrs , apart from lids…..for peace of mind, just make sure their bone dry n clean before applying the approved paint/expoxy…..i would put a heat lamp on em after painting, wouldn't hurt.!!

  • Guys its all beautiful the boat, the experience and "the crew"🤗 Still love you guys.
    As a piece of to late advice 🙄the yellowish green surface in the fuel tank is a sprayed on anti rust solution called "chrome etche" used on all aircraft as a base anti rust primer before painting. The reason why it was so hard to sand of is because it etches onto the metal surface it is applied on. Almost like melting into the metal surface and therefore prevents any corrosion that might attack the surface.
    Here is the sad part by sanding down to bare metal you may have removed the best corrosion defence you had in the tank.
    You are absolutely right to be concerned about corrosion in the tank its a no no and should be cleared with once and for all.
    I wish you had just sanded down to metal the corroded parts of the tank sanded down the rest of the tank just for clean sanded surface then treated it with chrome etch solution for a 100%job😉 guaranteed fix.
    Problem i have now and would advis is that the paint you used seems to me to be epoxy based with hardner. I'm not sure but after a while in deseal it will become unstuck from the metal surface of the the tank especially at the corners of the tank when constantly battered by the sloshing of the fuel. This now will be as bad as having corrosion because it will supply paint particles into the fuel that may eventually end up in your fuel system leading on to costly time consuming repairs or worse still stranded with diseal injection problem.
    You should recheck with your painters who did a sterling job on the boat so far.
    Beyond that great job and all the best

  • Em serviços residenciais e em mecânicos, para retirar a tinta geralmente se usa um produto alcalino (pint-off) e, para a ferrugem, ácido muriático, vinagre, vinagre em pasta (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhZjUtslCRI&t=941s)

  • Congratulations on your 13 years together. Duca, when you are talking on camera, I watch Roberta just gazing at you. You two are just so much in love! I'm very happy for you two.

  • Hello Roberta and Duca, I would continue the work, but would make a major change, would put the diesel in plastic or aluminum tanks, because the risk of having a piece of paint or dirt running into the engine is very large, even if If you have made every corner perfectly, diesel is also a solvent. Second, there is the possibility of using little diesel, and more likely to use the spark plugs (of course), so diesel will also be underused, so it can create dirt or dregs. In my opinion, they can continue the work but consider putting individual plastic tanks in place, as well as being extremely cheap and easily adaptable and mostly reliable.

  • Ducca as Mr, Mickwick has said and i agree with what he has said to you about the Tanks, And if you are unsure you can put a Extra Diesel Filter on before the Engine and use that to check if there is any scale coming from the tanks.

  • You guys are just terrific, and dare I say adorable, especially Roberta. I feel your pain with those tanks, and ultimately I think the only solution will be a small sandblasting unit with precise control on the gun. There are a lot of great comments and suggestions, that’s part of the boat life because everybody has an opinion :-). Hang in there, don’t get discouraged and look on the bright side, at least you’re young! Cheers

  • you guys are such hard works i love you show and you guys. oh bye the way your wife is so pretty. keep up the good work. mark from wisconsin

  • How sweetly naive you both are! “A Couple of Months” to work on restoring this boat! Ha! More like a Couple of YEARS!! And a few thousand dollars!! I hope you choose the boat. More beautiful a life experience in sailing!!

  • Love the needle gun! I spent the first year out of high school work for a drilling company on a drill ship. I worked in engineering as a wiper. I spent months of my life using a needle gun(vibrating gun) stripping and then acid-etching the metal EVERYWHERE on the ship. Make sure you use acid to etch the metal before painting! It removes whatever rust is left.

  • OK, seal the tanks with heavy plastic sheeting.

    Insert and seal (with duct tape) the wet/dry vac pickup hose in the plastic. Run another hose from the wet/dry vac exhaust back into the plastic duct tape again.
    Cut a small as possible slit and stick the sandblaster nozzle and your arm inside. Sandblast away!

    Very little will escape the tank. You are turning the tank itself into a sandblasting cabinet.
    OH and stick a very bright light in there to.

    Jim Y

  • I have no experience in this sort of thing, so I just wish you two the best and hope that it turns out well. Alternatively, spread cooking oil over the whole thing after rubbing the insides with volcanic rocks, then smear some sort of latex paint over it then using your sails to get everywhere. Just my opinion. I'm usually wrong.

  • Hello, Duca and Roberta I HAVE SOME INFOMATION ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT SAND BLASTING IF YHERE WAS A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT CAN SATISFY YOU REQUIREMENT IN GIVING YOU A DUSTLESS WORK AREA IT WOULD BE A SPOT BLASTER THIS DEVICE WOULD COVER THE AREA WITH A HOOD THAT IS POSITIONED ON THE SURFACE BEING SAND BLASTED ,SHAPED LIKE A CONE AND ATATCHED TO THIS CONE WOULD BE A INLET HOSE TO A VACUME THIS WOULD GIVE YOU A DUSTFREE WORKAREA IM SURE IF YOU GOOGLE IT SOME PROVIDERS MIGHT SHOW UP" LOOK UP DUST FREE VACUME BLASTING "

  • Have you thought of electrolysis? Sodium Carbonate solution with a sacrificial iron anode. a low voltage (12v) power supply and time will release the rust from the metal into the water solution. rinse it out and repeat several times and the rust will be gone. Theres plenty of videos on youtube how it works. I second Stephen Bellamy, would love to see you 'Down under' in Australia.

  • If you guys do try cleaning more on your tank try a wire brush wheel for your grinder. They work pretty well and get in uneven surfaces.

  • Do you have any way of examining the exterior surfaces of the tanks to check for rust? Agree that except for the tops or lids, the rest of the interior surfaces don’t look too bad and you you may just be doing unneeded and miserably difficult work trying to clean them up. Your filters will catch particles. Interiors will be covered by diesel most of the time. Exteriors might rust from water in The bilge. Congratulations on the 13 years together. You are blessed to have each other.

  • Get a wire brush for you angle grinder. 30 mins and main stripping would be done. Just need to finish off the corners. 
    https://themarket.com/nz/p/wire-cup-brush-wheel-3%22-for-4-1%2F2%22-115mm-angle-grinder-twist-knot-4-pack-te243/4527-3129?gclsrc=aw.ds&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ssp-category-diy-graden-pet&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqLWj6Peu5QIV1iMrCh23SgMuEAQYASABEgL3cvD_BwE

  • Hi Duca and Roberta, Congratulations on your anniversary. You two make a great team! As for your tank painting project, I would agree with the majority that as seen in your videos the diesel tanks look to be in fairly good condition for setting so long. I would refinish the covers and hold off on the other sections of the tank. One tool that is out there that works very well is called the “Bristle Blaster”. If you cannot abrasive blast or for small jobs like this they work great. The last comment is on the coating application. You should always coat the weld seams and edges first. This is called “Stripe Coating” and it makes sure you have to roper coating thickness on the edges and joints. Good luck and I love watching you two make progress. Hope you are sailing soon…

  • Considering where your probably going to fuel up, your fuel tanks should be fine.
    That is what fuel filters/polishers are there for.
    PS: congratulations 🎊🍾🎉 on you anniversary

  • Looks like another 15 minute job – they normally take a week if you are lucky. You are lucky that you have steel tanks. Our aluminium tanks corroded at the bottom because diesel bug and water accumulated there. The diesel bug excreta corroded the bottom of our tank only, not the top or sides. We had to remove and replace the bottom of the tank. There have been cases of organisms in aircraft fuel causing corrosion in aircraft fuel tanks. Painting looks like the way to go.

  • Your jobs will be a lot easier if you lightened up on being so cleanly you're trying not to get dust anywhere that makes it take a thousand times longer just sandblast it get it wipe down painted does the boat down and clean the boat one final time after all the work is done quit trying to keep the boat clean while you're working that is just ridiculous clean it when everything is done one time and you won't have to try so hard to keep it clean I could understand if you lived on the boat but as far as I know you don't live on the boat Maybe I'm Wrong maybe you do and then I would understand

  • It is obvious from the video that you are second guessing your decision in regard to your fuel tank deilima.
    Trust your gut instinct.
    The problem is that the fuel tanks are contaminated on a molecular scale that you cannot see. The only way to properly prepare the steel for epoxy is Sandblasting. Anyother way won't work: Surface grinding, Needle gun as well as Wire Wheel won't work. In time… if there were bubbles and pits before… you will have them again. Having put epoxy over your improperly prepared steel will cause most of this new epoxy to flake off and ending up in your fuel filters. Eventually using up all your spares as you cannot carry enough to solve this problem. Causing your engine to be dead in the water. This will happen at the most vulnerable moment out at sea. That being a lee shore, reef, channel, storm, and docking your sailboat etc. If sandblasting isn't an available option then your best course of action would be to remove as much rust and paint as you can then coat the tanks with oil until you can fill up with Diesel. Still have plenty of spare fuel filters on hand. The filters will be able to handle most if the remnants of debris… just not a tank full of new paint flakes. We have a steel sailboat with tanks which are bare steel, over 35 years old and are still in excellent shape. Please consider this information. We are just greatly concerned for your safety.
    Best Wishes, Steve & Char (SV Isabella)

  • That's crazy you guys are complaining about working one day 8 hours that's a normal working day a person every day of their lives that just sounds so crazy to me hard work for 7 hours is a normal day

  • You will never get it done if you are going to be perfectionist with every single thing you do trying to make everything perfect is ridiculous sorry you may say oh do it once do it right do it this ridiculous I love watching you guys but perfectionist are very hard to watch

  • Hi guys! If you're still adamant about removing the old paint and rust, I may have a solution for you. Check out this YouTube video, because I can't describe it the way I want to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmzJotxj5Qg

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