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Mastering OFF-GRID Living: 4 Key Things Every Sailor Should Know ⛵️ Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 441

In this video we’re breaking down the systems and technologies we’ve built up over the course of 14 years of full time sailing and living aboard our boat off grid. We will be covering 4 essential pieces of the puzzle that allow us not only to survive out here, but to live our lives comfortably! We will discuss electricity, how we make it, and what our set up is. We will talk about food: how we plan and figure out what we need, and how we store it. We will share how we’re able to turn saltwater into drinkable freshwater, and lastly, how we’re able to get the connectivity we need to stay safe, run our business, and entertain ourselves!

We’ve got LOTS of other videos and resources to learn more about certain topics covered, and links to products we’ve mentioned in the video. Check em all out here:

Our Lithium Batteries: https://svdelos.com/battleborn and use code “Delos” to get $50 off per battery!

SunPower Flex Panels: https://svdelos.com/sunpower

Our Watermaker: https://sunpurewatermakers.com and enter code “Brian” for your special Delos Tribe Discount!

All Our Moonshine Supplies: https://www.amazon.com/shop/sailingsvdelos/list/2P1I99YUMXDBJ?tag=onamzsv0f-20&ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d

Our Satellite Internet: https://www.starlink.com/roam

Video all about our watermaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5EhqJJ-VJU

2 part video all about how we make moonshine-

Part 1: https://youtu.be/xLlK2pIXHcA?si=r8wcaYr0xxjZ5Dzs

Part 2: https://youtu.be/gAk6mW68tQE?si=nbnj-YI8Q30ign3z

This playlist has lots of great info about all our power systems: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQp8FoQ4t-lUAHfipxG8pVDb3LVHaoCNo

You can find all the camera gear we use, our must have cruising essentials, tools, recommended reading, safety gear, and more at our amazon storefront! https://svdelos.com/amazon

This video is pretty detailed, so if you want to skip directly to certain content here are some chapters you can follow along with:

00:00 Introduction

01:29 4 key things

02:59 Electricity

12:42 Food Storage

19:03 Fresh Water

21:50 Communication & Entertainment

 

 

Watch our 4 part docu-series:

https://80northseries.com

Protect yourself from the sun!

https://svdelos.com/rashguards

Support Our Videos- Send Us Love

http://svdelos.com/beer

http://patreon.com/svdelos

 

We’re completing our sail around the world, so there’s plenty more to see! Your support will fund better camera gear, internet to upload videos, and of course creative lubricants to smooth the editing process 🙂

 

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JUST BLOOPERS! 30 Minutes of Ridiculousness 🤣 Sailing Vessel Delos

Get ready for some hilarity on the high seas! Instead of our normal episode today, we’ve got something a little different that we hope you will LOVE 💕 We put together a compilation of some of our silliest moments from the last couple seasons, featuring cameos from Hannah, Conor, Jordan, Taylor, Super Ryan, Mormor, and more! And just wait till you see how little Sierra is in some of these clips 🥹. We did our best to find our favorite moments, but tell us…which ones did we forget??? Let us know in the comments. I’ve already thought of some other ones even since we finished uploading this one (just now I was thinking about when I ripped my pants on a hike and my “coconuts” were popping completely out of the rip in my crotch 😂). We really hope you enjoy this one, it was SO FUN putting together.

 

You can find all the camera gear we use, our must have cruising essentials, tools, recommended reading, safety gear, and more at our amazon storefront!

https://svdelos.com/amazon

Watch our 4 part docu-series:

https://80northseries.com

Protect yourself from the sun!

https://svdelos.com/rashguards

Support Our Videos- Send Us Love

http://svdelos.com/beer

http://patreon.com/svdelos

 

We’re completing our sail around the world, so there’s plenty more to see! Your support will fund better camera gear, internet to upload videos, and of course creative lubricants to smooth the editing process 🙂

 

http://svdelos.com/newsletter – Subscribe to our free newsletter

http://instagram.com/svdelos – Behind the scenes.

http://facebook.com/svdelos – Like us on Facebook

http://svdelos.com/gear/ – Support us buy a sweet Delos T-shirt!

How To Cross the Pacific Ocean: Passage Planning and Weather Routing 💨 Sailing Vessel Delos

Your weather routing questions answered! A HUGE thanks to Predict Wind for sponsoring this video. Please visit https://svdelos.com/predictwind to learn more. In this video we discuss the resources available to plan a passage for a North to South passage to the South Pacific, crossing the equator and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITZC). We show how to use pilot charts, common routes from North America to French Polynesia, using Predict Wind for weather routing and departure planning, and how to stay connected offshore.

 

 

Check out our brand spankin’ new amazon storefront for all our favorite cruising gear, tools, recommended reading, safety gear camera equipment, and more:   https://amazon.com/shop/sailingsvdelos

 

Watch our 4 part docu-series:

https://80northseries.com

Protect yourself from the sun!

https://svdelos.com/rashguards

Support Our Videos- Send Us Love

http://svdelos.com/beer

http://patreon.com/svdelos

 

We’re completing our sail around the world, so there’s plenty more to see! Your support will fund better camera gear, internet to upload videos, and of course creative lubricants to smooth the editing process 🙂

 

http://svdelos.com/camera – Recommended Camera gear!

http://svdelos.com – Subscribe to our new awesome website.

http://instagram.com/svdelos – Behind the scenes.

http://facebook.com/svdelos – Like us on Facebook

http://svdelos.com/shop/ – Support us buy a sweet Delos T-shirt!

Internet At Sea! Viasat Maritime 3 Year Full Review 📡 Sailing Vessel Delos

How do we get internet at sea? This is a full review of the Viasat Maratime Internet system, a true high class of service broadband solution. In this video we cover:

 

1) Equipment Installation

2) Actual upload, download speeds and latency measured

3) Performance in real sailing conditions

4) Reliability over 3 years of use

5) Availability and Cost

 

Questions submitted by our amazing Patrons! To become a Patron of SV Delos and contribute to further topics please visit https://patreon.com/svdelos

For more information please check out https://www.viasat.com/enterprise-and-mobility/industries/maritime/

 

00:00 The Installation.

04:45 How fast is the system in reality? What are the actual download and upload speeds? What is the latency?

05:56 Is it possible for you to upload raw uncompressed video files?

06:06 Would this system be suitable to use all day with sufficient bandwidth for productivity apps?

06:35 Is the speed consistent across different locations or does it vary?

07:17 How do weather and rain affect the system?

08:40 Can you reliably do Zoom or Skype? How about YouTube Live?

09:18 What applications and services work well? What don’t work well?

09:34 Have you remotely tried to control and land based computers remotely?

10:11 What kind of a delay is there during a Zoom meeting?

10:53 How does the device handle buffering?

11:31 How much power does it consume?

13:05 Do you have a static or dynamic IP address?

13:45 Is there a carrier grade NAT in place?

14:24 How is the reception and loss of signal? Any restrictions by country?

15:27 Is your connection up 24/7 or only as needed.

16:03 Has it been reliable?

16:40 How is the system holding up in the salty air?

17:33 Can you run a packet loss and jitter test?

17:43 How much motion can it handle without cutting out?

18:35 Is there any difference with signal on passage vs anchored vs moored.

18:51 How heavy is it? Are you worried about it ripping off the back arch?

19:55 What are some negatives and positives from a family time standpoint?

21:09 Have you noticed crew spending more time on shoes or watching movies than in the past?

22:52 Do you still use and local WiFi or SIM cards?

23:53 Will you give up or keep the Iridium Go and Marine Single Side Band Radio?

24:37 How plug and play was the installation?

25:26 Does ViaSat plan on making smaller systems for smaller boats?

26:37 How much does ViaSat Maritime Internet cost?

 

 

ELECTRICITY On A Sailboat Q&A ⛵️ (Lithium, Solar, Wind)

This video is all about Lithium Batteries, Solar, Wind, Inverters, Chargers, and everything else Power Related to take your Yacht or Sailboat OFF-THE-GRID for a while!

This episode is dedicated to our Patrons, thanks so much for your great questions! There are timestamps below for each question.

 

Additional Recommended Watching:

HELLO Lithium, Goodbye Propane- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvDCLtN22jY

Sailboat Electrical System Overview (Playlist)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmbH-TAM2Wk&list=PLQp8FoQ4t-lUAHfipxG8pVDb3LVHaoCNo

WATT The Hell is an Amp Hour?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPvhk-EP9E

 

 

03:47 – Do the solar panels alone handle your electrical needs or is the generator needed on a regular basis?

06:10 – How much power do the sails create when Delos is sailing at 6 knots? Would there be a horsepower figure?

07:28 – What’s the fire risk with Lithium batteries? How do you reduce the risk?

09:23 – How much power do you produce from solar panels and wind generators?

14:35 – Is the wind turbine an effective source of power?

15:30 -Do you have your inverter turned on all the time or only when you need AC power?

17:46 – Can you run your air conditioning regularly off battery power?

20:36 – When do you start worrying about battery charge levels? And what steps do you take to conserve energy?

22:03 – When a boat converts to Lithium what changes need to be made to the charging system? Also mention spike suppressor.

25:29 – Have you thought about going to a high output alternator?

26:30 – Is a power audit worth doing?

27:40 – Do you still plot positions or are you mainly electric charts now?

28:50 – Where does one learn the basic of solar?

30:18 – Can you mix lead batteries with Lithium batteries to help with nighttime discharges?

31:13 – How can you track the power generated by wind and solar?

31:48 – Are you able to make water off your solar?

33:18 – How much solar would you need to go 100% electric, no generator, no Diesel engine?

41:03 – Are you a fan of the induction stovetop?

42:20 – How important is it to have the same bus bars and loads on high current applications?

43:44 – How can you protect your system from voltage spikes if the battery management system shuts off?

44:28- What electronics would you recommend for a small, simple day sailor

45:14 – What secondary charging method would you depend on?

SV Delos on the Adventure Sports Podcast!

A few days ago I had the pleasure of recording a podcast with Mason Gravley from The Adventure Sports Podcast. He asked some incredible questions about how the the trip started so many years ago and what it’s like to cross an ocean on a sailboat.  It was an absolute blast, and I hope you enjoy!    Fair winds- Capt Brian

1 Hr Length

https://www.adventuresportspodcast.com/2019/08/ep-559-eleven-years-living-at-sea-and.html

A full description is below:

Have you ever wanted to just quit your job, sell your house and head out on an adventure for a decade? Yeah, me too. Today we chat with someone who actually did that and is still doing it, Brian Trautman.

After being unsatisfied with the “perfect job”, house, car, etc., he came across a book about sailing across the ocean and knew that was what he needed to do with his life.

He sold everything he owned, bought a boat, and sailed to New Zealand from Seattle. That first experience started a trend that would extend for more than a decade and lead to countless adventures that have been chronicled on his YouTube channel: Sailing SV Delos, gaining over 100 million views in the process.

To date, Brian and crew have visited 6 continents, 45 countries, and crossed every ocean in the world on his 53 foot Ketch.

Enjoy!

We SUNK a boat!! **360 VIDEO***

360 VIDEO!

Watch this first!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMVxoKQJ-Ao

Use for your phone or VR headset to enjoy properly 🙂

See what it’s like to be on a ship as she goes down! We were lucky enough to be part of a project in Grenada to help build an artificial reef. The ship was stripped of all toxic and hazardous material, towed into the bay and SUNK! Feels pretty eerie to be aboard while this is going on!

PODCAST TIME with Senor Brady and Alex Blue!

It had been a long time since meeting Andy and Mia from 59north.com . But as it always turns out, the sailing world is small. So, when we were in Antigua, Andy and Mia came and anchored right next to us. On a random night they came over and brought the fancy pants recording equipment to do a podcast with Brady and Alex! The last time we saw each other was bundled up in the arctic. Tune in for History, sailing, what’s next and some sailor knowledge! ENJOY!

 

Q&A Session for our Patrons- May 21 2018

**MP3 version @ https://svdelos.com/qa ** Hey Delos Tribe!! Hope you enjoy this Q&A we did today.
Some of the questions covered:
Whats up with Delos 2.0?
When are we sailing the Arctic?
How much work goes into an episode?
What cameras do we use?
Whats next for us?
Where is Delos?
What happened to Green Man?
Plus A LOT MORE!
! If you want to treat this as a podcast the MP3 version can be downloaded as a free digital download from our store @ https://svdelos.com/qa

Desktop Backgrounds, Patreon-Only Goodies

We love all of our beautiful Tribe! If you're interested in getting access to our Tribal Council Facebook Group, Live Event Access, and other exclusive Patreon-only rewards (like FREE Delos Gear!!!), consider joining the project as an ongoing supporter on Patreon, below!

Swab Rewards- $5.00 per video

  • Early Video Previews
  • Tribal Council Facebook Group
  • Patrons Only Content
  • Live Events and Stream Access
  • Delos Family Gear Di$counts

Ahoy Swabby!!!  Thanks for putting food in our bellies and throwing a bit of diesel in the tanks! You’ll see our videos one week before anyone else.  You’ll also have access to our Tribal Council Facebook Group where you can share your sailing experiences with The Delos Crew, access to our Live Stream events, and a super discount on all our Delos Gear!  Plus that warm fuzzy feeling from helping us to reach our goals and continue sharing this amazing planet :)


Mate Rewards- $15.00 per video

  • All Swab Benefits
  • $3o in FREE Delos Gear
  • Diving and Sailing Group Opportunities

Ahoy Matey!! This is the only way to get an original Delos Crew T-shirt.  Besides sailing on Delos of course :)  You’ll get a $30 code to use at our gear shop, good for a crew shirt, stickers, hat, or anything else your heart may desire after you support 2 videos. You’ll also get special invitations to meet the crew for group sailing, diving, and moonshine tasting in some of the exotic locations we visit! 

Here's how the Diving and Sailing Group works:

Want to meet up in an exotic location with The Delos Crew?  Now that we’re in the Caribbean we’re planning some very cool group events!   In the past we’ve put together ASA Sail Training Courses, PADI Diving trips, and we have more planned!  When we can negotiate a good group discount on something super cool to do we’ll post on http://patreon.com/svdelos!  If you can join us for the event, just let us know in the post comments, it’s that easy :)  If we have more people respond than we have space we’ll run a drawing.  Each video you support equals one entry into the drawing, so the longer you’re a supporter the better your odds.  If you’re a Pirate, Blackbeard or Greybeard it works the same, except that each video supported as a Pirate is 2 contest entries, for Blackbeard it’s 4 entries, and for Greybeard a whopping 15 entries!  The pool of responders is usually small so the odds are quite good :)


Pirate- $25.00 per video

  • All Mate Benefits
  • $50.00 in FREE Delos Gear
  • SAIL on Delos Opportunities
  • Diving and Sailing Group Opportunities

ARRRRRGH!!!  You’re a true pirate and a serious dreamer with a visionary soul!  You get all the Swab benefits, $50.00 in FREE Delos Gear after 2 videos supported, PLUS you’re now eligible for our CREW on Delos Contests!  When there’s an airport close to Delos and we have a free bunk or two we’ll ask for interest to join us for a real Delos experience.  Each video you support counts as an entry into the crew contest.  If you win just pay your airfare and we cover your room, board, and even beer and moonshine onboard for you and your +1!  To see how we run contests see below.

Want to go sailing and diving on Delos?  Here's how our crew opportunities work:

Now that we’re in the Caribbean we're doing more Crew contests!!! You pay for the flights, we take care of room, board, beer, and even moonshine :)  Every trip is a little different length, and locations vary depending on airport access. 

When we’re sailing somewhere with an airport and have a bunk or two free we’ll put up notice on http://patreon.com/svdelos!  If you can join just let us know in the post comments, it’s that easy :)  If we have more people respond then we have space for we’ll run a contest.  Each video you support equals one entry into the contest, so the longer you’re a supporter the better your odds.  If you’re a Blackbeard or Greybeard it works the same, except that each video supported as a Blackbeard is 2 contest entries and for Greybeard it’s 10 entries!  The pool of responders is usually small so the odds are quite good :)


Blackbeard- $50.00 per video

  • All Pirate Benefits
  • $100 in FREE Delos Gear
  • Welcome to the Wall of FAME!
  • SAIL on Delos Opportunities
  • Diving and Sailing Group Opportunities

All hail Cap’n Blackbeard, you’re the pirate of pirates!!!  In addition to all the Pirate benefits you get $100 of FREE Delos Gear after 2 videos supported!  PLUS - We have a wall of amazing people on Delos, those that have contributed to our trip in a special way. It’s called the Wall of Fame, or Wall of Shame, depending on what you’re up to in the picture!  Ha Ha.  It’s on the bulkhead of the salon by our Solomon Islands Mask man. If you send us a photo we’ll post it in our favorite spot on Delos. Every day when we wake up, whether on anchor or on passage, we’ll think of you and send some good vibes your way for making so much possible for us. Of course this will appear in our videos so keep that in mind…..  

Want to go sailing and diving on Delos?  Here's how our crew opportunities work:

Now that we’re in the Caribbean we're doing more Crew contests!!! You pay for the flights, we take care of room, board, beer, and even moonshine :)  Every trip is a little different length, and locations vary depending on airport access.  Each video you support equals two entries entry into the contest, so the longer you’re a supporter the better your odds. Just let us know by commenting on one of the events and you are automatically in, with twice the odds :) . The same applies to the Group Diving and Sailing as well :)


Greybeard- $250.00 per video

  • All Blackbeard Benefits 
  • $250.00 in FREE Delos Gear
  • 1:1 Q&A with the crew
  • A Special Gift from Us to You!
  • SAIL on Delos Opportunities
  • Diving and Sailing Group Opportunities

All hail Admiral Greybeard!!! You must be a very enlightened soul to consider this level of support! We’re actually a little bit speechless…. We’ll do our best to help you to achieve your goals and follow your own cruising dreams.  We’re happy to personally answer any questions you may have about this amazing lifestyle directly over email, Facebook, Skype, or carrier pigeon :) . Internet (and Pigeon) dependent of course!  In addition to all Blackbeard rewards you get a whopping $250.00 in FREE Delos Gear after 2 videos supported.

As a mighty Greybeard you’re eligible for pretty much everything.  And your odds are incredible, for every video you support you get 10 entries into our Sail on Delos contests, and 15 entries into the Group events!  In addition from time to time we will randomly send you something special from our hearts!  It could be a cool old bit of Delos like a piece of standing rigging, a piece of ripped sail, or a special bit we collect on our travels.  Just a little something from us to you that cannot be had anywhere else :) 


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Working remotely while Sailing with Saltbreaker – Interview With a Cruiser – Sailing Vessel Delos

Questions with timestamps below guys 🙂 Two brothers decide to put normal working life aside and follow their dreams of sailing around the world! Sounds familiar?!?!?! They bought a Valiant 32, fixed her up, and paid for the trip by working as they go on random technical jobs using satellite internet. Add Windows 365 software in there and anyone who works remotely like these guys is going to have the full package! These guys are the real deal and some of the most interesting people we’ve met out sailing. Totally cool, young cruisers with the right mindset. Glad we got to hang out with you guys 🙂 XXOO The Delos Crew

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Trends in Modern Yacht Design- Interview with a Naval Architect- Sailing Vessel Delos

Hey Tribe! We know you LOVE the technical side of sailing so we put together this special interview with a naval architect. Kiril did an awesome job filming and editing this together, and we sure hope you learn as much as we did!

Olivier Racoupeau is a naval architect and has designed cruising yachts for Amel, Wauquiez, Garcia, Beneteau, Fountaine Pajot, and many other custom projects. A few months ago while we were in La Rochelle the team at Amel asked if we would like to interview Olivier, who is responsible for the design of the Amel 55, 64, and the new 50 foot sloop that was just launched. We pretty much jumped at the chance to pick his brain about the differences between modern cruising yachts and those from Delos’s era.

Modern yachts are obviously full of exciting new tech that wasn’t even available 5 years ago let alone 20 years ago, so they’re really something to behold. Besides all of the technology that helps with navigation, the living quarters now look like they’ve come straight out of an interior design magazine. Sleek and timeless with beautiful neon lighting similar to those found on brands like Neon Filter that nobody could have dreamed of in recent history make these modern yachts well worth a look, even if you’re unfamiliar with the yachting world!

We learned a lot and hope you do as well! Peace, Love, and Fair Winds from Brian, Karin, and Brady.

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360 Video Interior Tour Amel 55- Sailing Vessel Delos

This is a 360 video! Wanna see the inside of an Amel 55 in 360? We were finally able to upload this footage of the interior of an Amel 55 360 from our trip to La Rochelle a few months ago! So Grab your iPad, Android, VR Headset, or whatever other crazy device is around these days and check out some sailing shots of the Amel 55. Hope you enjoy!

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Sailing an Amel 55 in 360! Sailing Vessel Delos

This is a 360 video! We were finally able to upload this footage and thought you might like to see some more sailing action in 360 from our trip to La Rochelle a few months ago!

So Grab your iPad, Android, VR Headset, or whatever other crazy device is around these days and check out some sailing shots of the Amel 55. Hope you enjoy!

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