⛵️We had a surprise with our engine bilge!! #110


Well, there is a mystery on our sailboat
that we really don’t know how to explain. But we wanna show you. So, let’s go inside. I don’t know if you can properly see but
this is the engine bilge and it’s in perfect condition. It’s so weird. How does the engine bilge
is perfect if it was full of water full of diesel of oil…? A lot of things but we don’t know what actually. Alga… everything you can imagine. And the diesel tank that was closed with diesel… it was in a bad shape. But the bilge, I don’t know. We really really don’t know how to explain it. But it wasn’t like this, cleaned like this
since the beginning. The truth is… When we bought the boat it was like this and we were afraid of what we were gonna find underneath of all that liquid, that we
didn’t really know what it was. And that’s what we’re gonna show you
today. So, let’s get started. 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!! Well, and now comes the dirty part. I need to clean this little guy there, that’s completely dirty. So… I don’t know how I’m gonna do this yet. I’m gonna use this little guy here. But I’m pretty sure I’m gonna use
this paper ones. But it’s a lot of oil. I don’t know… I’m gonna show you. Cloth wipes So, she’s trying to get… I think if the former owner didn’t have put the anti fungus, fungicide, in the tank it would be like this. The same as this. So this is really really dirty. That’s all underneath the engine. Right there. Let’s see if you can see it. I’ve tried to show them it. Basically, what we’re trying to do… I mean, what she is trying to do because I’m clean. I’m doing other things right now. So, what she’s trying to do is to clean underneath the engine. So we know if there is any oil leaking in the future. We want to have it all clean on the bottom. But it’s really really tricky to access there. But she is really fin and
it’s easier. And she has long arms. I don’t know if you noticed that but… she has really long arms It’s true. It’s cute though. It’s pretty cute. She can even reach there. That’s pretty good. I guess that’s it for this part. And I need to go to the other one. But it’s much better actually. Do you wanna put some light there and show them how it is? Let me get some light there. Just give me a sec. So basically… Wow! That looks really good! That’s why I was telling you to go there. So, that’s what she was cleaning. There is only this spot on the corner we didn’t clean. I need long arms for that. Sure. But it actually looks really good, not bad at well. It’s amazingly good. No rust at all, it’s 100% rust free. Yey! That’s’s really really exciting. We had no idea if we were gonna find rust underneath that oil. But I guess the oil just lubricate and we had no rust. Look the amount of oil I took off. It’s like 3 liters I guess. More, it’s like maybe 4 liters of oil. I’m not sure if it’s just oil or oil with some water. But there were some… things on there. Algas, maybe. But it looks much much much better
than before. That’s great. Nice job. She’s everywhere. She is like two persons, right? She cleans here, there, everywhere. I have a twin. Oh! You’re twin? Yeah. (*But not) Wow! It’s really really really deep here. Can I see it? It’s deeper than it seems? Yeah. Do you wanna see it? Yeah. Just go forward. This is my hand. 4 fingers. Just be careful with…. It’s smelling bad actually. So… the main problem is how to get to that place. The main problem is how to get to that place there. So I got a wooden stick and I’m gonna try to do it with this wooden stick. Let’s see if it works. It didn’t work that well. So, let’s try something else!! We’re gonna apply some degrease and
leave it until tomorrow with some water. On the next day!! On the next day!! Powder soap + liquid soap + water And here is the final result!! Is that good? Yeah. It seemed that it was a quick job to do,
right? Not really. Actually took like a few
days to do that. It seems that only she worked, right? She worked a lot, really really
hard. That was stinky. That was the most stinky liquid we have ever seen, that was like water with diesel with I don’t know… A lot of things. Alga… some bugs inside, probably. But it wasn’t just me that worked… We had a lot off camera working because that took a long time to do. We actually did it in a few turns… like we
cleaned, we filled it with water that we didn’t film… Then we took the water off
and filled it with water and took the water off. That was like a few steps. It took so long that we did other things in between this things. What was the biggest task we did in between? We closed
the top of the engine room. I don’t know if you noticed this, if you have
good eyes… That in the beginning of the video clip we had the hatch on the top of the engine room opened. And by the end we had it closed. Yeah, it was a milestone for us. That was a huge milestone
because for months we just stepped on eggs. Because it was dangerous that every time we step in the cockpit we could fall on the top of engine. Now it feels
like we can walk around freely and safely. So so. We have the screws like this and it’s dangerous for the feet. But it’s lot better already. It’s lot better. But now what are you gonna show you is how we closed the top of the engine room, the hatch. So, enjoy it. It’s about time for the truth. So, do you think it’s gonna work out? I hope so. Let’s see if it works. Can you put it on the floor and just… In the end it’s pretty good. So, what’s this? This is the hatch for the engine that we
took off cockpit. So now we need to just create the holes and we have the seal back. That’s just the seal (AKA gasket) of the hatch. I think it’s pretty good actually. And we just need to glue this with Sika, polyurethane. Time for the holes. That’s it. Hope it’s right. It is right. It’s good. This is where the hatch will go!! Diesel Engine We were so lucky this time. It’s so good when we are lucky. Imagine that… The diesel tank was in a really good situation to have no rust: it was full of diesel, almost full of diesel, almost no air inside, it was locked… So we thought it would have no rust. And there was rust. And then we were like… so if there is rust on the diesel tank can you imagine the bilge from the engine that’s open, there is air everywhere, there is water, algas and rust from the engine on the top that could fall on the… Pretty much we took a lot of time to clean that because we were afraid of what we were gonna find underneath. And if we find rust that would be a lot of work. We would need probably to take the engine off there. It was a lot of work even though. But it’s just cleaning work. Cleaning work is
one thing. Not cleaning, a lot of dirty. But I mean it was just cleaning. I know. But cleaning is one thing taking rust
off underneath the engine with a deep bilge that would be a lot worse. So
that was great. We’re really really really excited. I don’t know… Maybe on the other side of
the screen is just like… Yeah, you’ve just cleaned a bilge, right? For us that’s like an achievement. Sorry for the noise, it’s someone outside. But for us it’s just like a huge huge achievement that we at least have a bilge that’s so good. And now as we said before we can see if there is any oil leak. Now we are able to
know because we have a clean canvas to work. That’s pretty good. But I think that’s a wrap because we just did to much already. No, we have great news… apart of this great news we have another great news. So, for this we need to go outside. So, let’s go outside. So, the great news is we sold our mast!! I mean, our former mast, because it’s not ours anymore. One of our subscribers contacted us saying that he’s building a 36 foot steel sailboat and he wanted to buy our mast. That’s pretty cool. But the problem is he’s really
really really far away in Brazil. It’s almost at Amazon forest. It’s almost a different country. He’s on the south bottom of the Amazon forest (2450km from where we are). And he said he wants to buy the mast and also the boom, the spinnaker pole… what else? The furler. The furler and maybe… an ancor. We have 3. We have 3 anchors and we want to sell one of
them. And that’s great news because… It’s good to sell the mast because it’s one less thing to worry about and also because we are really excited to sell to someone
that’s building by himself a steel sailboat, that was always my dream. So, we’re really really proud that our mast is gonna be in a home built boat, that’s really really cool. And we one day want to meet him and just stop side by side and I don’t know… cook a meal on the boat. That would be great. And to see our own mast again. Well, I guess that’s it for this week. But before we go let’s welcome
about our new Patrons. That’s really good. So, welcome on board Chumly, Gavino, Jon, Cyndi, Jessica, Pilgram. And we also wants to thank Thomas, that made a donation through PayPal. Guys, thanks so much. We really really really appreciate the support. And we see you guys next week. We see you guys next week. Join the crew

100 thoughts on “⛵️We had a surprise with our engine bilge!! #110

  1. Duca, you have a remarkable woman. Roberta's not afraid to work hard, get dirty and get the job done. You two make a great pair. Cheers !

  2. wow! I didn't realize Brazil was that large.
    Keep up the hard work, love watching you two get closer to your dream coming true.

  3. Just super the boat is getting closer and closer to sailing. Looking so good . You two have worked so hard on this. I can't wait to see you two sail of into the sunset. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Diesel fuel often contains sulfur so with moisture from condensate it makes sulfuric acid and will eat at things over time.

  5. Tip: if you dont want to have a permanent pump sitting there just buy cheap membrane pump with a 12v cigar socket that you can move around as needed and suck out oil of fluids.

  6. Thanks again for allowing me to view a small bit of your lives. You guys are a good fit and that makes your videos that much more special. Merry Christmas to you both, God bless👍

  7. Don't they have shop vacs in Brazil make a lot easier to get that stuff it would suck that water and oil right out and everything else

  8. Diesel tanks corrode due to the sulfur content in the diesel fuel combined with water dissolved within the fuel, whereas the engine room is mostly filled with engine oil and one of the main purposes of engine oil is to prevent corrosion.
    Love your channel keep them videos coming 🙂

  9. Hey guys, i think the reason your bilge survived so well is the petroleum barrier that kept oxygen from being part of the mix to cause rust and corrosion. Here in Canada we spray our cars with a "fluid film" that stays wet to prevent rust also.

    Seus vídeos me dão o desejo de voltar ao Brasil para outra visita.

  10. Oil prevents rust, that's why collectors oil their firearms to prevent them from rusting. It prevents oxygen from getting to the metal. Also, did Roberta do something new to her hair or is that just a reflection from somewhere ?

  11. You could of used a punch for the gasket material, you didn't need to add sealer on the gasket, that's the purpose of the gasket, however, you did good by using sealer around each bolt, however, you didn't show if you used or had a flat washer under each nut. I am impressed with all the detail in doing things correctly. Keep up the great job, always look forward the each new episode.

  12. Ohh come on, its Monday. Way too short 😉 Good job on cleaning the hidden tricky to get to spots. Greets from Slovenia.

  13. Glad you two were able to clean the area under the engine. Because the fumes from the oily-water would have filled the cabin and you might have notice it until one day you would be feeling a little sick and did not know why… It was a health hazard waiting to happen… GOOD JOB!!!

  14. Hello you 2 love birds I would like to share something with you when you're cleaning nasty stuff out like that you some dawn soap detergent in a bug sprayer that you pump up. Then use a shop back to suck it all out the nasty oil and slime with a ship vac. Use hot water plenty of it. Stop working soooooo hard. If Dawn kitchen soap detergent clean crud oil off sea creatures easily emage how easy you can clean nasty oil out of your boat

  15. difficult place to reach, so under the engine, but you still got it nice and clean .. that you did well Roberta,thats because your a twin like your dad ore me 😂.. Eduardo, you made that gasket good,nice work..it was a good video again, so as always👍up from me

  16. Why she didn't use a plastic cup or a can to take out all of this liquid instead of dipping this rug and squeezing out all of this dirt? Probably would save a plenty of time.

  17. Next time you have to clean up oil, pick up some pig mat drop it in there and pull it out the next day. It will absorb nearly every drop so all you have to do is some scrubbing.

  18. Boa tarde amigos do mar td bem com vcs. realmente limpesa de porão muito ruim espaço pequeno dificil. eu limpei o porão do motor a pouco tempo com salopan produto em pó que mistura na agua esfrega deixa de molho e depois joga mais agua limpa bem a fibra e depois aspira fica show ok. mas analisem se vcs querem um forte abraço no casal 20 sucesso falta pouco veleiro catarina cabo frio RJ

  19. Diesel, oil, and water always make a stinky mess if left for a period of time. It allows for all kinds of biological growth. Eewww! You need a backflush!

  20. hi looking good to keep the bilge looking like that try using oil spill absorbent pads they work for me on timeless.

  21. Another great episode guys. Glad the bilge was clean enough : ) The boat is gonna be like brand new after your re-fit. I like the music you are choosing and the editing is nice. Both of you are so enjoyable to listen to. Good news on selling the mast too. Continued blessings and only good adventures for you both. Peace. PS: I watch your video in California in the a.m. with coffee, it's perfect! Thank you both.

  22. Condensation in your diesel tank that’s why there’s rust keep a eye on ya engine for leaks your girl is such a grafter well done

  23. We used these under our Detroit (Grey Marine) Diesels in our tugs – Pig Oil Mat – Heavyweight Oil Absorbing Pads. Saved a lot of work over years.

  24. There's a pretty good chance that bacteria and algae consumed all the oxygen in the bilge water and the oil and film left it covered so oxygen couldn't' get to it and it didn't rust. Same reason why things get preserved when they're stuck in some muds.

  25. May I suggest that you buy a turkey baster (2 or 3$ on eBay). It would be ideal for extracting fluids out of awkward locations. Although I have never owned a boat myself, my dad had a small 28 ft. sailing yacht before he built himself a twin keel motor cruiser from scratch, including the three-chine hull back in the 1960’s. At 75 years old, it is a bit late for me to go sailing, but I just love your blogs and daydream about how I would so like to be able to share your adventures. …. I live just outside my town of birth Portsmouth, England. Home of Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, the first ironclad warship HMS Warrior and King Henry VIII’s flagship The Mary Rose which sunk in1545 and was raised from the Solent in1982………..Never stop chasing your dreams!! …….. Barry

  26. Geralmente há água misturada com o óleo diesel vendido aqui no Brasil, talvez devido ao transporte ou acomodação em tanques. Essa água, embora em pouca quantidade decanta caso o diesel passe um tempo parado, tanto é que é comum em motores a diesel ter filtros de combustível que possuem uma pequena válvula em baixo para que o operador da máquina extraia a água da linha de combustível antes de dar a partida do motor. Dito isto, há a possibilidade de a água contida nos tanques ter decantado do diesel o que ocasionou o contato com o metal contribuindo com a ferrugem além do fato de que o barco ficou a céu aberto passando assim por variações de temperatura, em dias mais quentes havia a possibilidade de formação de vapor de água ocasionando oxidação até mesmo em locais aonde não havia contato com o diesel. No compartimento do motor, aparentemente havia óleo de motor que é um pouco mais denso que o diesel e tem uma maior propriedade lubrificante e repelente a água o que contribuiu para a preservação do metal.

    Grande abraço!

  27. I used to dread Mondays. Now I can't wait for them so I can see your new videos. Great work and thanks to both of you!(and all your supporters!)

  28. That was disgusting but in the end hooray on the Mass you two are a great couple you remind me of my children I don't know where they're at but I love them anyway thank you for sharing…😏👉🙃

  29. U guy's get a set of leather hole punches on Amazon they work on rubber just need a hammer and back block metric and standard

  30. Roberta, you ARE the ULTIMATE Woman! Very Beautiful INSIDE Where It COUNTS as well as Outside, and Not Afraid of either Work OR Grease and Grime! And your long, sexy arms look even Better with oil streaks, LOL! If EVERY Man had a Wife like you, we would have ALREADY Conquered Space Travel, Cancer, and Disease. Good Deal on the mast and boom, helping out another sailor! You two are Knockin' It OUT this week!

  31. https://www.overstock.com/Bedding-Bath/Solid-Teak-Shower-Spa-Mat/8394636/product.html I noticed that the screws for the hatch are protruding from the floor. You probably already have a solution for this but we old people like to give opinions on anything. Maybe using some of that beautiful teak wood available in your country, you can build a teak grating for that area of the cockpit. The boat is looking great.

  32. i want to be one of your patrions what i need to do for that ? , what nice projects you 2 do , its beautiful to mix this with a beautiful love story , amazing !!! greetings from belgium , Adelson

  33. water jet with washing up liquid would break the oil up and the bilge pump could be started to pump it all out. But the stick is a good idea. takes longer.

  34. In this weeks video Roberta invents some new Yoga moves cleaning out the bilge ! Well done folks getting there now 🙂

  35. At Texas dollar stores we can sometimes buy squirters. They are about 2 feet long and an inch wide. One of them would empty the bilges quicker with less work.

  36. At Texas dollar stores we can sometimes buy squirters. They are about 2 feet long and an inch wide. One of them would empty the bilges quicker with less work.

  37. I'd say it's a safe bet that if there's oil in the bilge, then of course the engine has oil leaks. You guys have done such a stellar job on your project I really hope you didn't skip the crucial step of eliminating engine oil leaks because you will regret not fixing it before re launching it.
    Did you maybe think oil was spilled when the previous owner changed the engine oil and filter or maybe when adding oil?

  38. Well done cleaning the bilge out a filthy job , a really good job guys👏👏👏👍🇬🇧
    Emulsified oil (water and oil mixed) is a brown / grey sludge which looked like the gunge you were cleaning out .

  39. i suppose the oil acted as a barrier to oxygenation and prevented other debri/ chemicals from bonding to the bilge. Cool. cheers

  40. Good job under the engine! Top Tip…… Put a puppy bed absorbent mat in the lower engine bilge. You can get them from pet shops for young doggies that are not house trained yet. They absorb water and oil but show you there has been a leak. Once your confident with the engine, just like a puppy, you will not need them any more 🙂 sail safe guys. great entertainment. Ant, Cid & the Pooch crew.

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