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#BoatLife #Sailboat #Refit
We decided to start this week off with a little break from boat work to explore a slice of our Tongan neighborhood. Because all work and no play make Jason and Nikki a dull couple. Along the journey, we meet a local boy who decides to not only be our guide but our film director too.
Then, it's back to the boat restoration and getting our home livable again. The scrubbing continues as does the next big project: our diesel tanks. We knew our port side fuel tank was pitting and was in need of repair/replacement but we thought our starboard tank was ok. Turns out, removing our sailboat's 15-year-old aluminum diesel fuel tanks turn into a challenge with a surprise.
WHO ARE WE?
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
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Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 We Need a Play Day
00:35 How We Got Here (Short)
01:20 Neiafu, Vava'u Tonga
02:45 Mt Talau National Park
04:49 OMAZE.COM/THEWYNNS
07:55 8 Hours of SailBoat Cleaning (in 3 minutes)
11:45 Our Biggest Boat Problem: Bad Diesel Tanks
15:28 Removing a LEAKING Fuel Tank
21:06 Bad Fuel with Diesel Bug
23:59 Holes in the Fuel Tank
24:59 A New INTERACTIVE Ending Idea
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Comments

  • Gone with the Wynns
    Gone with the Wynns5 months ago

    Hey guys, thank you so much for the kind comments and the recommendations for our Trashed Diesel Tanks. We’ll begin working on the tanks this week, keep your 🤞🏻 and we’ll see how it goes. We spoke with the welder last year when we removed the first tank. He didn't have the proper fittings and wasn't in love with the 'cutting the bottom half off and replacing it idea'. He said he would do it but he recommended buying new tanks as the best solution. Enter COVID...and now he's stuck in New Zealand not able to get back to Tonga. As far as I know he was the only aluminum welder on the island. So it's back to a temporary repair for us😢 Kudos to all the people that answered the trivia at the end. We have LOADS of correct answers (we’ll make it more difficult next time) so we’ll choose one at random end of day tomorrow and let you know the winner in a pinned comment. Ok, back to boat work! 💘 Jason and Nikki

  • Philliph Whirley

    Philliph Whirley

    5 months ago

    @hugo brutus that’s what I suggested. Maybe not the brand specifically. I just said Spray on bed liner. My trucks are currently Line-X bed lined and my previous trucks had the same. Never had any problems with denying, chipping or fading. I guarantee, if I were to seal the tail gate and take my tonneau cover of, the truck bed would turn into a swimming pool when it rains because that stuff seals off everything.

  • hugo brutus

    hugo brutus

    5 months ago

    Line-X

  • Brian Joyce

    Brian Joyce

    5 months ago

    Get to it and keep smiling ‘cause you luv it.

  • Philliph Whirley

    Philliph Whirley

    5 months ago

    Try two coats of spray on truck bed liner instead of the fiberglass.

  • Tom Bell

    Tom Bell

    5 months ago

    Better late than not at all? You be the judge.... Your stated objective is to 'fix/repair' the diesel tanks so they last until you can get new ones made. Your time frame is 'a year or two'. Starting there, it makes sense to clean up the inside and outside of the tanks, either weld or JB Weld the holes up, and figure out how to cut down corrosion. Cleaning and repair are relatively straightforward. My suggestion for cutting down on corrosion is to apply some marine anti-fouling paint over primer on the bottom and up the sides for a short distance - say about six to eight inches, in case the bilge fills with water. If you can locate any spots where sea water can come in contact other than the bilge, then use the anti-fouling paint on that surface also. Be sure you don't overdo it, because the paint may insulate the tank well enough to cause condensation inside it,. Make sure you have good venting to keep that from happening.... Getting new tanks manufactured is another interesting project. You two are VERY handy with computers and videos. Pictures are worth thousands of words. I'd suggest that you take a bunch of photos of the tanks and use a program on your computers that will let you draw and write on a picture to document the tank's measurements, sizes of holes, sizes and and placement of the fittings, such as the fuel gauge and pump, vent hoses, the supply tubing, etc. Be extremely detailed, and if you've noticed something that could be improved, such as moving a fitting or reducing the size of a portion of the tank so it's easier to get it into its space or take it out of that space, you can note that on the picture. When you're ready to have the tanks made, you can email the photos to various suppliers and obtain quite accurate quotes. You could even do it just before you set sail to where the tanks are being made.

  • Karma The Giant
    Karma The Giant8 days ago

    I’ve been enjoying watching your channel. Loved when you rescued that sweet bat. I have to wonder watching this episode how you didn’t smell that diesel fuel though? You certainly are hard workers. 👏

  • SirGr3mIin
    SirGr3mIin9 days ago

    you guys are awesome! :D

  • Great White North Vanlife
    Great White North Vanlife10 days ago

    I'd find someone with a welder and not rely on a putty. If you're going to replace them soon I wouldn't bother fiber glassing anything if they are welded. if you use the putty then fiberglass the whole thing

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    9 days ago

    There is no one on the island that can weld aluminum, otherwise, yeah. Curious Minion

  • Norman Cook
    Norman Cook17 days ago

    After watching several of your videos I would keep her!

  • jai ivanoff
    jai ivanoff18 days ago

    i would listen to the tig welder guy (greg) or put bladder but it sounds like you want to do your first fiberglass project good to know how to glass if you have a boat "saving a few dollars could cost you " id go with bladder and paint tank with rust preventing paint

  • HanMade ASMR
    HanMade ASMR21 day ago

    You sleep right over the tank? Oof

  • Doug Rogillio
    Doug Rogillio24 days ago

    12:54 It does NOT say Aluminium. There is no such word.

  • Mike Reaves
    Mike Reaves25 days ago

    On aircraft, they seal the inside of "wet wing" fuel tanks with a PRC sealant. It could be poured into your tanks, swished around, then the excess drained out. It stands up to jet fuel (kerosene), but you'd have to verify compatibility with diesel.

  • Mark Fisher
    Mark FisherMonth ago

    As a fiberglass Tech That be a bad mistake! You can get a Gas tank liner! I would patch it with BJW and Id Only Fibergass the bottom and 4 to 8 inc up the side walls But the Linger is like a plastic You poor it in your tank then rote the tank let it cover the inside take about 5 mins dry and the hole time ya have to keep rotating the tank to it dry It creat a liner inside the tank! Make sure you sand the tank where you fiberglass! You could cover the tank in Fiberglass But I bet the liner would work way better! But Like I said Id fiberglass just the bottom and about 8 inc up the side! Hope that help! I also make you get a better resin then Boat Resin You really need a resin that will some what flexable! Like a 927 Resin or Flex resin But Boat resin would work.

  • James Arnold
    James ArnoldMonth ago

    I love your channel! Been binge watching and living vicariously through you, so thank you! Regarding your fuel tank dilema, I believe a sacrificial anode could help your fuel tank from corrosion. A "Navalloy" aluminum anode--a combination of aluminum, zinc and indium--is known to help protect aluminum in salt water from corrosion.

  • gaven manalo
    gaven manaloMonth ago

    You could use Por-15 or Redkote fuel tank sealer. I have used redkote for an automotive application. You just need to degrease, etch with citric acid, then add in redkote and roll the tank around. The Redkote is very viscous. I recommend adding in more than you need then drain the excess out.

  • gaven manalo

    gaven manalo

    Month ago

    The result is a layer that looks like fruit rollup. lol

  • David Gentile
    David GentileMonth ago

    Check for something sticking out that take must be rubbing up against something for it to have a hole in it like that.

  • David Gentile
    David GentileMonth ago

    Tar it. Or rhino bed sealent. That would be what they spray on bed liners. Or rust proffing for under vehicles. Really

  • David Gentile
    David GentileMonth ago

    If you knew what you knew now would you buy a boat again or just stick with the r v

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Boat!

  • Harold Hesterly
    Harold HesterlyMonth ago

    I know its been six months since your show was aired, but, why didn't you get a "drill motor pump?" You can get them for fuel and a separate one for water. It would make the job much easier next time you need a pump.

  • Damo
    DamoMonth ago

    Omg 12.57 and its the first time Ive heard an American pronounce Aluminium properly. NOT ALUM_I_NUM. Wait....theres more...did I hear a US citizen use the metric system..80 litres of fuel??? Isnt that 247 and 5/16ths and a half ounces or 17 and 9/67.3ths of a gallon??? Next you'll be using an M10 socket instead of 6/437th whitworth. I dunno.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    😆

  • wes matthew
    wes matthewMonth ago

    For fuel tank sealing use aviation fuel tank sealant. 2 part mix in a tube, brush on and let cure. It won't leak again. Suitable for diesel. I have used this product for over 40 years. excellent sealant. Great for sealing anything actually.

  • Glln Wvr
    Glln WvrMonth ago

    Palmeristan!! My favorite little island. I want to know so much more about it. (4months late...did i win??😂)

  • Glln Wvr
    Glln WvrMonth ago

    I cannot tell you how delighted i am that this channel has embraced jokes about dinghys, big balls and spankings. It has brought joy to my catching up marathon!! Im restoring my grandmothers house, abandoned for 10 years. And i don’t need smell-o-vision to understand the cleaning and applaud your bravery at putting your hand in spider filled spaces. Thanks for the laughs!!👍🏻🥰

  • The Sled Shop
    The Sled Shop2 months ago

    on your tanks, you could prep sand with 80 grit orbital, clean and then spray an epoxy primer sealer. when that is dry lightly sand with 180 grit orbital. clean and spray box liner and that will protect your tanks for a very long time

  • bobby sipes
    bobby sipes2 months ago

    your wasting your time if you put that tank back in the boat. stainless steel or fiberglass.You should be making a drawing of the tanks with EVERY DIMENSION.

  • noelsharpe
    noelsharpe2 months ago

    Try a two part epoxy paint. You should find it at a chandler.

  • Geezers Gang
    Geezers Gang2 months ago

    you could probably just spray rustproofing on the bottoms and side of tanks. much like you would the bottom of a car

  • Pablo Montes
    Pablo Montes2 months ago

    Fiberglass all the tank !!

  • Darren Munsell
    Darren Munsell2 months ago

    No need to fiberglass the whole thing - sure you Can and it's more protection, but if you have that much water coming into your boat, where it's over the tanks height .. I think you will have bigger problems than cleaning out a tank and loosing x amount of fuel

  • Darlene Ermis
    Darlene Ermis3 months ago

    You guys are so cute and funny 😄

  • roadie3124
    roadie31243 months ago

    12:57 "aluminium". You have been assimilated 😁😉

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    3 months ago

    😆😆😜

  • Josko Jansa
    Josko Jansa3 months ago

    You had metal fuel tanks in your cat? What a flop. You only missed petrol engines, to make it a perfect boat.

  • BajaNate
    BajaNate4 months ago

    POR 15. In-tank sealant.

  • Gary Pio
    Gary Pio4 months ago

    Its been awhile sense this vid , but , why not use " alumaloy " or some other aluminum brazing rods on the fuel tanks , they could even be done at sea .

  • william wallace
    william wallace4 months ago

    According to Doug at SV Seeker aluminum is the easiest metal to weld...He has done hundreds of feet of aluminum welding.

  • Joseph Dempsey
    Joseph Dempsey4 months ago

    What make are your backpacks

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    I'm not 100% sure they're in the Gear Store, but if you head over to the blog there are several camera backpacks and a whole section on "Adventure Gear" in the Gear Store where you might find them. Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you an extra dime but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

  • Joseph Dempsey
    Joseph Dempsey4 months ago

    Nice backpacks what make are they

  • Ronald Reed
    Ronald Reed4 months ago

    My friends and I used to always say "splash" when referring to launching a boat, I only ever heard that around Venice/Nokomis FL but that was 50 years ago, I guess that term has finally made its way around the world

  • COMM114
    COMM1144 months ago

    I would not trust JB Weld to solve anything except on a temporary repair.

  • Gano Lemoine
    Gano Lemoine4 months ago

    Hello Wynns. We're new to your channel - just about 2 weeks in. Just seeing the fuel tank dilemma, and the "how far up to fiberglass" question. Jason said, "any other ideas?" ---- Rhinohide ! Don't know whether you've already finished the project, and don't know whether you can get the spray on epoxy material that is Rhinohide, but --- that seems like a great way to "waterproof" the exterior of the fuel tanks. I'm tempted to suggest spray on vehicle undercarriage coating - a rattle can spray on mix of rubber and petroleum wax, but that's somewhat soft, and would probably eventually wear away because of the rocking and rubbing. Hope that's helpful ! You two are saints for sharing such good, helpful, and thorough information. Oh - and extra kudos for being a sailing couple that doesn't "pimp out" the woman sailor with "thirst-trap" visuals. We'll keep watching - we're thinking your adventure may be our retirement plan / semi-retirement plan after the daughter finishes college (5 years out). All the best and safe travels.

  • Ray DiTomasso
    Ray DiTomasso4 months ago

    win

  • Darren Neilson
    Darren Neilson4 months ago

    Hey Nikki, I love your musical ability to play the BUMGO DRUMS. LOL

  • Robert Simon
    Robert Simon4 months ago

    For the tanks, multiple layers of aluminum barrier coat epoxy primer (2 parts) and nylon grating at the bottom or sides of tank housing. (Avoid rubber, silicone, EPDM, LDPE, bad with fuel)

  • Derek DeGrofft
    Derek DeGrofft4 months ago

    Put bladders inside of your tanks. They do it to custom motorcycles all the time.

  • Alain Nantel
    Alain Nantel4 months ago

    I would look at bladders if someone makes them for diesel

  • Terry Zieman
    Terry Zieman4 months ago

    I guess I missed your final solution on your fuel tanks

  • Eshootzi Scrs
    Eshootzi Scrs4 months ago

    Three options for tanks. Please read the last. Definitely get to the inside of the tank and clean the area to be repaired. Put the Jb weld on from both sides so it forms a rivet type effect. Glass to the top edge and then build the top sperate if you have enough room for an overlap. Should be a couple of inches of overlap which should keep the water out and still allow for removal. Looks like for the second tank you could use the tank for a mold to build a negative and then build the new tank inside the mold. Glass inside the as thick as you like. Make sure to seal the inside with proper paint/epoxy. Should go without saying that the top will be built separately and glassed together after. Crap design. Third option and really the best. Take the tanks to a fabricator. Cut about an inch and a half to two inches off the bottom. Reuse the bottom if possible and build a bit of a frame under the tanks to keep them up and out of the water. Might be worth painting them with a good epoxy to prevent future corrosion as well. Keep smiling, live your energy.

  • Eshootzi Scrs
    Eshootzi Scrs4 months ago

    Four years already. I remember shopping for boats, cats taking a walk in the woods from the RV. Half a world away now. Quite a journey.

  • Andrew Phillips
    Andrew Phillips4 months ago

    @18:14 Austin Powers "That's not mine baby, really".

  • Podo Crypto
    Podo Crypto4 months ago

    Guys, you ae going to screw yourself trying to repair that aluminum fuel tank. That will cause you pain out at sea eventually! Your best bet and investment is to have an exact fuel tank made and then completely coat the outside with a very good 2 part epoxy with white pigments in it (not paint). And really, at this time you should replace the other because it will eventually need it. and again, the last thing you want is pitting holes with fuel leaking out while you are out making a very long passage out at sea. Money well worth spent for "piece of mind!" Also, make sure you do NOT grown any electrial wires or ground wires to the tank itself, which adds to the electrolysis process.

  • Todd Kesler
    Todd Kesler4 months ago

    Why do they call it a B.O.A.T. Bust Out Another Thousand lol

  • Todd Kesler
    Todd Kesler4 months ago

    Use wire that has a high content of sliver or nickel

  • Todd Kesler
    Todd Kesler4 months ago

    Buy a mig welder from harbor freight..learn to weld!

  • Todd Kesler
    Todd Kesler4 months ago

    Weld them up!

  • Mike Duhr
    Mike Duhr4 months ago

    What you did to the tanks will never last, every fuel tank I have done I replace the tanks, you have a extra sheet of aluminum welded to it, then have the tank coated un coal tar epoxy..

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    There isn't a welder nor supplies here. It should last until we can get to a mainland for replacement tanks.

  • Tim McNamara
    Tim McNamara4 months ago

    Jason, if you haven’t done anything with your tanks yet, I’d weld the holes yourself using this video as a reference. usplan.info/two/video/0GVmr32Gl3vCo5A.html

  • Agust
    Agust5 months ago

    Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, like a sister.

  • troy f
    troy f5 months ago

    Should hook an air compressor up to your tank to find the leaks

  • Carl Nelson
    Carl Nelson5 months ago

    You are right that the foam tape caused the corrosion. It kept the aluminum wet but with no oxygen circulation to form a protective oxide. When you put the tank back in try using hard neoprene rubber blocks that you glue to the fiberglass but just let the tank rest on the neoprene blocks - don't glue it. The neoprene absorbs no moisture and is hard so that moisture doesn't get held against the metal. Hold the tank in place with wood at the top of the tank. The higher you can get the tank out of the bilge water the better.

  • Mark Raiche
    Mark Raiche5 months ago

    Fiberglass up to the top or you will have issues, you can taper the fiberglass.

  • Russell Brock
    Russell Brock5 months ago

    As far as the foam problem, you could put in strips of star board or nylon. This product wouldn't compress and not rot or hold sea water either.

  • Tyler B
    Tyler B5 months ago

    You should invest in a drill pump. They are like $4-$10. And super useful.

  • Dan Bell
    Dan Bell5 months ago

    Hello Jason @ Nikki @ WYNNS family I'm so excited in finding your exciting adventure Tour channel , My dream you my new friend are living. I have wanted to share thoughts and cool places to see. My Darling Bride of 48 years and in our 70's and we still have both share your journey and Thanks all I'm Dan

  • Paul Bartomioli
    Paul Bartomioli5 months ago

    this just popped in my feed. I have not seen it, usplan.info/two/video/toWOzmp_n6qapXw.html

  • Mark Justice
    Mark Justice5 months ago

    Since you're only looking for a temporary fix until you can get new plastic ones from either NZ or AUS, why bother wrapping the whole tank in fiberglass at all? Perhaps just doing the bottom, and just up the sides a bit, in fiberglass or some other rubber sealant will keep it until you get the new tanks.

  • jofus01
    jofus015 months ago

    Aviation fuel tank sealant sealer. Commercial aircraft seal the inside of the wings and use the wing for a fuel cell. you can use it to seal the outside of your fuel tank and it comes as a two part kit, with different drying times so use the B2 kit it gives you two hours of work life and dries to a rubbery consistency. Tape off the area you want to seal and spread it on. found at most aviation supply. I'm a certified airplane mechanic and used it to repair all kinds of stuff. If you get some screen material you can cover larger holes by using the screen as a base over the hole.

  • Jordan de Geus
    Jordan de Geus5 months ago

    I hope yall didn't glass over the tank. Fiberglass does NOT stick to metal, so if you've done this already its going to last only so long. I would look towards a poly tank or having a custom metal one made(stainless or aluminum).

  • Raye and Ty
    Raye and Ty5 months ago

    I think that you upload good travel videos! Actually we are a travel couple and would like to collaborate. Maybe we can do a video together or share eachother on our social media platforms. Would you be interested? If you want to, our Instagram is @rayeandty

  • Gene Tidwell
    Gene Tidwell5 months ago

    You can solve some of your fuel problems try using a real chamois and a funnel water and trash won't go to the Chamois but fuel will . I live in Alaska and that's how you can clean your fuel after it sets in a fuel. container for a while.

  • captaingregger
    captaingregger5 months ago

    I absolutely appreciate all of your cleaning and maintenance videos. As a multi-hull boar owner myself I know all too well how much work all of what your doing is... but in the end it’s oh so satisfying. Keep the vids coming!

  • Damian Sloper
    Damian Sloper5 months ago

    What about just painting the tanks with a rubberised paint?

  • rh2669
    rh26695 months ago

    My 2c :-). Buy some THS brazing rod, use a mapp gas torch and braze over the weak areas. If the hole is to big, put and Al screw in it and braze over the screw and tank. Next invest in a couple sacrificial zinc rods and use cathodic protection for the two tank so you never have to worry about this again. You can use you tube for tutorials, I learned by practicing on a couple aluminum bear cans. I also really liked the bladder idea.

  • Jim Currier
    Jim Currier5 months ago

    Have you thought about stainless steel tanks? they resist corrosion from saltwater and fuel.

  • Judy Goodson
    Judy Goodson5 months ago

    Just watched this today. These problems would completely overwhelm me! I hope you can safely get to Australia

  • Carl bell
    Carl bell5 months ago

    Take a look at these products, they are made specifically for these kinds of problems. www.kbs-coatings.com/tank-sealers.html

  • N7801Z
    N7801Z5 months ago

    I was hearing Ross say, "Pivot, PIVOT!"

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    😆😆😆

  • Downsizing Makes Cents
    Downsizing Makes Cents5 months ago

    Have you considered using a tank inside coating system. I used it to salvage a rusty motorcycle tank that leaked. Lasted perfectly for years. It’s a step by step process that cleans the inside of the tank, then coats the inside with a fuel compatible coating, Called por 15 fuel tank sealer. Just an idea, Larry

  • navion1946
    navion19465 months ago

    I really think these are a great answer to your fuel tank leaks. Tell me how to mail them to you and I’ll send you some. usplan.info/two/video/umRl05yRnqizbms.html

  • Russ Campbell
    Russ Campbell5 months ago

    Make a bead of 5200 across the bottom of the tank before you install it. Let it harden and it will act like the foam strips but will not absorb water. definitely get rid of the foam strips

  • Other brother Daryl
    Other brother Daryl5 months ago

    Spent 10 days kayaking thru Va'vau in 1999. Beautiful place. Beautiful people.

  • Rodney Fleming
    Rodney Fleming5 months ago

    We have been watching for a while and love your show. What an inspiration! I wanted to ask Jason if he looked into ceramic coating the inside of his fuel tanks? We used to do that to old rusted out motorcycle fuel tanks. Just a note. Good luck and looking forward to seeing you back on the blue!

  • Larry Smith
    Larry Smith5 months ago

    There is good news for these troubled times is JESUS LOVES YOU ALL.

  • jonathan coe
    jonathan coe5 months ago

    gone with the wynns hi you to if you can fined a man on youtube called delboy garadge and he usese wellding rodes on ally nankes that would do it ten times better than fibber glass

  • KC Conaty
    KC Conaty5 months ago

    Wow Hope you can get the diesel tank fixed & get moved back in🙏🏼👍

  • Robert t
    Robert t5 months ago

    Just for a pump idea, you can get a pump that attaches to a drill. if it doesn't suck up fill it with fluid as it will push fine!

  • Sailing Octopodes
    Sailing Octopodes5 months ago

    You guys are fast cruising with the boat work. I feel like all our projects take so long. Nice work. Keeping me motivated!

  • greylynnn
    greylynnn5 months ago

    It’s not the salt water rotting your tank. It’s electric corrosion. You need to ground your tank to a sacrificial block (zinc) to stop the dissimilar metal corrosion. Any non aluminium metal fitting will induce a corrosive current and this corrodes the most vulnerable metal which in this case is aluminium. Zinc is more vulnerable to this type of corrosion so it will corrode instead of the tank.

  • je g
    je g5 months ago

    I actually don't have a tip on how to seal the tanks. My tip is more for when you put the tank back in. When putting it back in, set the tank down where it is taller than it is wide, then spin it on end, then you should be able to then drop it back into the room without having to squeeze it as you did getting it out.

  • Bob Shaw
    Bob Shaw5 months ago

    Jason I thought you bought new fuel tanks while you were home in the states ?

  • ดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยว
    ดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยว5 months ago

    🤪👍😘🙋🥰💖🐣

  • zewise1
    zewise15 months ago

    My 2 cents, I would replace the one tank that has an existing plastic version by said plastic version, no need to start doing fiberglass on a temporary solution.I would extra thick JB weld the other one for now.

  • Michael Krieger
    Michael Krieger5 months ago

    Jason; check out the POR products. www.por15.com/POR-15-Fuel-Tank-Sealer - I have had very good luck with the fuel tank sealer. Also, the POR 15 might be what you need for the outside of the tank, perhaps over the JB Weld for an added layer of protection. Good Luck, MK Fort Worth

  • Wayne McPhail
    Wayne McPhail5 months ago

    Be thankful that you were able to extract the two tanks without tanking part of the boat apart. Recommend getting two new tanks, slightly smaller to ease reinstallation. Best of luck. Wayne

  • Frank Stocker
    Frank Stocker5 months ago

    Aluminium boats live in saltwater, you have electrolysis making the holes. Earth the tanks to the battery negative.

  • Donna Kawana
    Donna Kawana5 months ago

    I am homeless with a disabled 15 yr old son.. his love of the ocean is his thing an his spirit animal is Orcas. So I wanted to do the Onaze thing cuz we wouldn't be homeless. But dreams are dreams.. so I couldn't do omaze cuz it costs. But our dream really is to sail live off nature an sail... we became homeless due to a fire on February 28th then lock down so we spent what lil $ we had saved an a crap motel. Ya kno I never knew the difference between Hotel/Motel til now.... Anyway I adore you both you inspire me,you keep me motivated when I have none cuz you both never give up. You both draw closer an pull thru. So when u share your lives with the world u never realize how u may save someone... thanks for being my life ring. The home she shines you both inspire me so..... Sorry so long it . I kinda don't hold my feelings in much!! Life is far too short !! Donna❤ & LB

  • Second Star to the Right
    Second Star to the Right5 months ago

    spray on rubber for your tank in Canada we call it rino-lining. it's the same stuff for a truck bed liner.

  • Jan Roar Bernhardsen
    Jan Roar Bernhardsen5 months ago

    Sad to see all the damage in one year. I wish you all the best

  • Joseph Vida
    Joseph Vida5 months ago

    Buy new tanks is my advice.

  • Patti Dasher
    Patti Dasher5 months ago

    Hey guys! You are the most awesome people! You have helped so many people, Mark and the pets just to name a few. Watching your channel just makes us feel good to know there are such good people on the planet. We never miss your videos! We were checking out your swag but also wondered if there were GWTW stickers? We want to proudly display one! Cant wait till you are back out there! Love P&D

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    No stickers yet. 😩

  • gbplay10s
    gbplay10s5 months ago

    How about painting them with the stuff in pickup truck beds?

  • tom080955
    tom0809555 months ago

    So, this morning at Barnes n noble I picked up my copy of Latitude and read about this virtual content powerhouse duo sailing the South Pacific...maybe you know them? 😉 The article was shared with Sophisticated Lady in Columbia right now.

  • B Boyda
    B Boyda5 months ago

    I'm sure someone has mentioned that repairing the tanks and then having them anodized might be the best option, should not add dimensionally to the tanks and will make them corrosion resistant and tougher.

  • Nutty Traveller
    Nutty Traveller5 months ago

    I admire your work ethic and getting those tanks out - what a blasted job --- I know, I've done similar on a sailboat. However, the smell you never really commented about....how does it not smell - diesel permeates everything for a very long time....but yet you make no mention of the smell. [edit - o.k. near the end you did!!] For diesel, it had to have stuck up everything. Diesel smell in a close space for short periods of time will permeate into wood and I can only imagine that in a hot climate or trying to get rid of the smell.

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