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55 KNOT STORM + HUGE WAVES 😬💨⛵ Storm that Broke our Pole – SV Delos Ep. 314

We’re rocketing down the Chesapeake Bay in storm conditions of 55 knot winds and huge waves. Then our rig makes a sound like a gun shot and we scramble to asses the damage before we hit a lee shore…..

After finishing our mini-refit in Annapolis we set sail under calm, beautiful conditions. Our destination is Little Creek, Virginia where we’ll stop and prepare to round the notorious Cape Hatteras. On our 2nd day out the conditions build throughout the day and by afternoon we find ourselves in terrible winds with huge following seas. The winds are a solid 40 knots with gusts to 55 knots. Things go sideways when we get hit by a combination of a wind shift and a large breaking sea that causes our jib to backwind and smashes our downwind pole into Delos. With a lee shore ahead we need to asses the damage and get some sail up to get into a protected anchorage.

Many hugs and hope you liked the video! Brian, Karin and little Sierra

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WE SAVED $45K on our 6 week MINI REFIT! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 313

Our 6 week mini-refit is in the final stages! We hoist our new Precision Sails Jib, Inspect our rigging, and nervously test our engine 🙂

Our quick rest stop turned into 6 weeks of non-stop boat projects, but now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! In this episode we hoist our new Precision Sails jib, inspect the rigging, and crank up the trusty ole’ diesel beast! By doing all the work ourselves and rebuilding the injectors and pumps we saved well over $5,000 in parts alone. Together we put in 400 hours of labor during our stay, which at common rates here in Annapolis saved us over $40,000 dollars!

Many hugs and hope you liked the video! Brian, Karin and little Sierra

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BOAT WORK FAIL – When things go sideways! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 312

Things were going so smoothly… And then with one simple mistake it ends with a spark and a puff of smoke! I don’t know how many times we’ve said “Boat projects! They’re never straight forward!” We’re about half way though our massive boat-work list and some challenges are thrown our way. First off, our brand new washing machine is a touch too wide to fit through the companionway door, so we have to completely dismantle and rebuild it inside Delos. Then in a comedy of errors Brian drills though a very important electrical wire trying to mount the new washer 🙁 Oh yeah, and the dive compressor is giving us a fit but we’ll save that for later. We still manage to make progress and have never been closer to shoving off and sailing south! Woop Woop!

Hope you enjoyed this one! Much love from us! Brian, Kazza and Sierra

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BOAT WORK – Replacing our Fuel Injection, Motor Mounts, Anchor Chain! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 311

If you like boat projects you’re in for a treat! With Brian out of commission and not able to do any heavy lifting I take on the huge task of looking after Sierra as well as continuing to tackle our boat work list. In this video we install our new carpets and Brian guides me through replacing our fuel injection system. Our friend Bill from @calicoskiessailing installs new engine & transmission mounts, timing belt, and fuel injection pump and our good friend Ryan hears about Brian’s surgery and offers his help for a few weeks.

Cheers and thanks for watching! Brian, Kazza and Sierra

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6 Week MINI REFIT 😬⛵The Projects that Nearly Broke Us – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 310

You know that feeling when you’ve bitten more than you can chew? Winter sailing in New England is no joke, and it took its toll on both Delos and her crew. We find ourselves facing a gigantic project list to complete in only a few weeks before Karin’s US Visa expires. After running aground 4 times we finally make it to a dock in Annapolis to begin tackling our list. Delos is now over 20 years old and she’s in need of some love, and we’re in the perfect place for us to get some work done. After writing our to-do list we both feel a bit stunned by what we’ve taken on, and things don’t get easier as Brian heads in for surgery making him incapacitated for at least two weeks.

Thanks for watching and for all the love! Below are some links if you want to get even more emerged into our sailing life as a family. Many HUGS! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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Everything I loved about Sailing is gone 😭 Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 309

Rough seas and caring for Sierra have taken their toll on Kazza, and we realize just how tough this lifestyle has become. Northerly winds are brewing and we’re making good miles south down the coast of New England. We take some time to reflect how much sailing with a baby has changed our experience on the ocean. I’m basically a single handed sailor, and Kazza is a single parent when we’re at sea. After a rough day we finally pull into Cape May, NJ for some much needed rest before carrying on through Delaware Bay, the C&D Canal, and finally into the the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank you for all the support and if your new here please subscribe it helps us out A LOT! Much love! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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Riding the back of a Hurricane + Our Downwind Pole Setup -Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 308

We test our limits as sailors by riding the back of a hurricane down the coast of New England! A hurricane is passing to our east and we decide to ride the north winds the low creates as it passes by to make a jump south. In anticipation of a rough sail ahead we rig our downwind poles to catch as much wind as possible. The weather is cold and the wind is blowing but we’re under control and making good miles, but realize just how tough it is to sail with a baby in these types of conditions.

Thank you for all the support and if your new here please subscribe it helps us out A LOT! Much love! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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Do Babies Get Seasick? ⛵😭 + BOSTON Through Our Eyes- Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 307

In this episode we show you Boston through our eyes and we set sail for the Cape Cod Canal. Delos is rocked by a huge swell and Sierra gets her first real bout of seasickness 🙁

We walk the historic Freedom Trail of Boston and tour the Boston Naval Shipyard where we get to explore a WWII Destroyer and the historic USS Constitution, aka Old Iron Sides. It’s incredible to view naval technology spanning two centuries, literally docked right next to each other! We then continue our trip south with eyes on the Cape Code Canal. The conditions are pretty rough and Delos is getting tossed around by a huge swell from the last blow. There’s nothing worse than trying to take care of a seasick baby when you’re seasick yourself…..

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An offer too cool to refuse, we TAKE TO THE AIR! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 306

Time to sail south! The weather is starting to get quite challenging up here with temperatures below freezing and strong weather systems moving though every couple of days. A few hours into our passage and the sailing is fantastic. But we’re not alone… We get a call on the VHF radio from a plane circling above Delos with an offer we can’t refuse. We divert course and do an overnight sail to Boston for some very exciting adventures!

Thank you for all the support and if your new here please subscribe it helps us out A LOT! Much love! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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BEST SAIL to the Jewel of the Maine Coast! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 305

We have one of the best sails in Maine so far! We’re on our way to a super quaint little town called Camden. After being out in some of the more remote Islands for a few months we are in desperate need of some fresh food and boat parts. The trees are changing color and we fall involve with this cute town. So much sailing history here! Brian meets some of the local wooden schooner captains and goes on a private tour of some pretty impressive boats.

Hope you enjoyed the episode! Much love from us! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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Can You TOW A SAILBOAT With Anther Sailboat? – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 304

Is our 78HP engine strong enough to tow another sailboat? This is the question we asked ourselves when our buddy boat Calico Skies stopped dead in their tracks. Unable to run their engine – with no wind, deep water and a big swell running we couldn’t leave them at the mercy of the tides and currents. So we did something we’ve never done before. Towed another sail boat with Delos!! It was quite a tricky maneuver as we had to navigate though thick fog and a minefield of lobster pots! Hope you find this episode entertaining and maybe even learned something 🙂

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LOST on a DESERTED ISLAND! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 303

I know we said this was our furthest point North… But screw it, we’re gonna sail right up to the Canadian Border! After getting a tip about a deserted island with a good anchorage and cool exploring we set off in the fog. Cross Island is reported to have great hiking, a protected anchorage, an old coastguard station and if you believe in horror stories there are rumors about a haunted treasure buried on the island too. We get lost bush walking across the island and have to rush to get back before dark. It’s “Blair Witch Project” in Maine!

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She Pulled the Princess Card – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 302

With our navigation pad on the fritz, a fussy teething baby, and a busted toilet we decide to make a move further North. We heard rumors of a long, white sand beach reported to be a slice of the Caribbean in Maine, just a few miles south of the Canadian boarder. So we set sail in search of this rare spot. But before we can explore Kazza gets a crash course in marine toilet repair as our aft cabin toilet is making a horrible sound when flushing 🙁 We get a surprise visit from the USCG patrol and spend the day exploring the amazing Roque Island by dinghy and land.

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HURRICANE warning! How We Prepare For BAD Weather. – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 301

Why is the bad weather chasing us?!?!?! We sailed up north to escape the hurricanes and the second one this season is headed our way. After looking at the forecast one more time we decide to move anchorages to a more protected spot and take advantage of the calm before the storm with a dinghy adventure to a small lobster island before battening down down the hatches and waiting for the weather to come.

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COLD WEATHER SAILING! What We Really Think – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 300

Woop Woop! I can’t believe this is video #300!! What a journey it’s been, from newbie sailors to crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans. We’ve had the pleasure of exploring 6 continents and sailing with almost 60 amazing Delos crew. From party boat to family boat you’ve stuck with us as we’ve evolved over the years and it means the world to continue sharing this lifestyle that we love so much!

In this episode we sail Delos to Mount Desert Island, Maine and anchor right in the middle of Acadia National Park. Once we figure out how to anchor Maggie with the incredibly high tides we begin exploring by foot and hike the highest trail accessible right next to Delos. Brian decides to tackle some more boat work fixing our washing machine which takes an interesting turn. At the end of the day the washing machine is in pieces, but we now have unlimited hot water from our new heater system so things begin to look up.

Just want to give a huge THANKS to all of you who have watched and supported this project over the years! You’re the best and we love every single one of you and you have made this possible for us! If you are new here and have not yet subscribed please do! It helps us out a lot. HUGS ~ Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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How we FILM 🎥 OUR LIVES! – Sailing Vessel Delos Ep 299

Filming our lives is an adventure in itself, and in this episode we show the real life behind the scenes of how we document our travels! Its my B-day 🙂 Woohoo! And can’t think of a better place to be anchored right now. Brian decides to spend the afternoon filming a time-lapse so we find an amazingly beautiful spot, set up three cameras, and spend the afternoon filming and playing with Sierra on the beach. I then get 3 birthday wishes…. Brian spoils me with a waffle feast for breakfast (Wish # 1) We go on a berry picking adventure with the family where Sierra gobbles up all the berries (Wish # 2) and Brian goes on a hunt for a my special B-day dinner (Wish #3) 😀

Many hugs from us! Hope you enjoyed this video! Kazza, Brian and The Little Nugget

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WHAT THE **** are we doing out here?! SAILING in Maine – SV Delos Ep. 298

It’s not always glamorous when living on a boat and even though we are finding ourselves in an amazing anchorage with 360 degree protection, walking trails, wild berries and no lobster pots the weather is getting COLD and we’re wearing foulies inside 😛 so Brian decides it’s time to finish the heater project!! The other side of cruising in remote places is the nearest store is a 6 mile dinghy ride away so Brian goes on a full day mission to find us some food and encounters pretty bad conditions between the two islands, battling high winds and waves breaking all over our fresh groceries. But such is the cruising life….

Hope you enjoy this glimpse into what it’s like to live as a family on a boat. BIG hugs from us! Kazza, Brian and little Sierra

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Off The Beaten Track in Hurricane Sound, Maine- Sailing Vessel Delos Ep 297

We set sail for Hurricane Sound in Penobscot Bay, where we discover a pristine nature preserve and dinghy through a tidal reversing waterfall! Eager to explore we depart Blubber Island and set sail for Hurricane Sound on the west coast of Vinalhaven Island. We make a stop at Hurricane Island to explore the abandoned granite quarries that supplied this beautiful stone used to construct the Brooklyn Bridge and Washington Monument. We anchor near a place called The Basin that has huge tides and a restricted inlet to a large bay inside the island where the escaping water creates a reversing waterfall caused by way too much water trying to escape. It’s a serious 12 knot current and we have way too much fun exploring it with Maggie!

Fair winds, and thanks for watching! XXOO- Brian, Kazza, and The Little Nugget

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