Can We Bring This Boat Back To Life?

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Let the boat work begin! And, the first item of business…transportation, aka the dinghy, aka Minion.
Our poor dinghy has become a mold factory sitting underneath our sailboat for the past year. And our engine has been attached the whole time. Not ideal to say the least. She is going to need a lot of work to bring her back to life. Luckily, our enthusiasm to (finally) be home and get our boat back in her natural element (floating on water) is providing us with a lot of motivation.
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.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Where We’re Sleeping
01:41 How We Ended Up Here (short)
02:09 One Dirty Dinghy
03:50 Boat Cleaning Products - Will it Work?
05:12 Outboard Engine & More Cleaning
10:00 New E-Bikes
11:08 Day 3 Cleaning & Outboard Maintenance
12:58 Fresh Water LEAK!!!
13:50 Dirty Deck Washing
14:55 Outboard Gear Lube (stupid thingy)
19:16 First Engine Start in 1+ Year (Yamaha Outboard)
20:22 Lube, Grease & Protect Outboard Tips
21:43 My Dinghy is Lookin Good(er)
22:45 Best Small Water Separating Fuel Filter
23:59 Clean Boat, Time to Launch the Dinghy
26:43 Back to #BoatLife - First Ride!
30:10 Blooper (Day 1 First Thoughts)
#Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboat
© Gone With the Wynns 2020


  • Gone with the Wynns
    Gone with the Wynns6 months ago

    I know it’s a _loooong_ video…but poor Minion was in terrible shape and our little outboard needed some professional help. Plus, there’s always the distraction of #BoatLife throwing a water leak in here and there 😱 If there’s something special from the vid you want to know more about, or if you have some tips for Inflatable Dinghy Cleaning and Outboard Motor Maintenance, we’re all ears. Share below and it not only helps us, but sends good vibes through the community. As always Nikki’s prepared a post on our website if you want links, additional thoughts and stories: A special shout-out to our Patreon’s and the peeps that support our productions through our Tip Jar: You help keep these videos flowin, and for that we 💘 you! Cheers Everyone, we’ll see you next Sunday-Video-Funday 🍻

  • Apple Account s

    Apple Account s

    4 months ago

    ill never complain about a long video. i get excited!

  • J B

    J B

    5 months ago

    Since you guys are heading that way anyways you should make a stop in New Zealand and check out OC Tenders. They are ages better than an inflatable.

  • CC Pederson

    CC Pederson

    5 months ago

    I would say a good 20 hours to just cleaning the dingning, plus 4hours to service the motor. So 25 hours as a average to complete the job, Now you can take a average on cleaning up your big boat, 6 X 25 = 150 hours, to clean your boat, to get her sea ready, but you never get it all, there are hoses, sails , many things that you cant fix on shore. I know these things, I use to be a detail man for a yacht company a long time ago. And that is 2 people working 10 hour days.

  • chm6060


    5 months ago

    What brand are those straw hats you are wearing on the last couple videos?

  • Bob Shaw

    Bob Shaw

    5 months ago

    Hey Jason I love your sense of humor your so funny , Nikki your looking great

  • Bill frank
    Bill frank10 days ago

    Dinghy isn't as dirty on bottom than mine is in one summer season, however its in water all season, we just launched it for season today. Minion looks good.

  • Bill frank

    Bill frank

    10 days ago

    Your gear oil was really clean.

  • pwr2al4
    pwr2al418 days ago

    1. When shopping for an oil pump find one you like then triple the price and that is the cheapest type you should consider buying because they all suck and will always disappoint. 2. Before performing any type of oil change make sure you can remove the fill cap/bolt first so that way if there is a problem you won't find yourself stranded or stuck with a motor that won't work in an emergency.

  • Hennie Martens
    Hennie Martens18 days ago

    One of your best vids! I enjoy your prepping vidoes

  • deeannec2000
    deeannec200020 days ago

    best outtake YET!!!!

  • GIDO 74
    GIDO 7423 days ago

    2:15 WoW! You look AMAZING in that little black pants and pink top.

  • nike12000
    nike1200025 days ago

    If changing the gear oil in your motor is “overwhelming” you should not be boating...

  • nike12000


    25 days ago

    @Gone with the Wynns but you said that when you were working on dingy... 😛

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    25 days ago

    Well, it is a sailboat not a motorboat. But I feel ya.

  • Mike Reaves
    Mike Reaves25 days ago

    Why wouldn't you fill the outboard's lower unit oil from the top fitting? Lower plug for draining, top for fill.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    24 days ago

    Because filling from the top can introduce air bubbles and so Yamaha says fill it from the bottom.

  • Manuel Bover
    Manuel Bover26 days ago

    When cleaning Mold off your dinghy Or stains Off your deck We would use Liquid laundry detergent and Ajax powder cleaner or comment Power cleaner And another good cleaner Is spray Nine. Use The liquid Detergent in a Bucket With water Spread on The area Then pour Comet powder And scrub It and it will do a good job Good luck On your next project

  • Auston Dusseault
    Auston Dusseault27 days ago

    look at all that gecko poop! haha

  • Brit Hull
    Brit Hull28 days ago

    Go Texas!!! but for real, Great video and excellent production! Thank you so much Wynns for sharing your adventures. Quick question, What is one thing that you know now about being a sailor that you would pass on to someone who is just getting started?

  • Dr. Paul
    Dr. PaulMonth ago

    Dilute bleach does not damage vinyl, and works in about 15 minutes. It is more toxic, but it does work and is a relatively fast and easy way to restore.

  • Ymre Halbersma
    Ymre HalbersmaMonth ago

    Does anyone know what computer device he is using for the yamaha?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    He mentions that it's not available for sale - only to authorized service techs. Curious Minion

  • DaLion
    DaLionMonth ago

    All the best with the other dingy project.

  • Nelson grante
    Nelson granteMonth ago

    The parsimonious tanzania originally curl because blood proximally stamp before a messy spain. alike, helpless quince

  • Gary Pascoe
    Gary PascoeMonth ago


  • Stephen
    StephenMonth ago

    "You can tackle my dingy " You two give off such good vibes it's a pleasure to see. A well earned pizza 👍

  • tmdowell
    tmdowellMonth ago

    Just a heads on the lower unit outboard motor for the dingy. You should drain the oil from the bottom screw and fill it with the top hole. It’ll make your life a whole lot easier.

  • YogiesBeer
    YogiesBeerMonth ago

    Just amazing beautiful People🙏💕💖🙏

  • Jodi Spear
    Jodi SpearMonth ago

    You had different bikes what happened to them.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    In the corresponding blog post Nikki talks about the advantages & disadvantages of both, and why they didn't bring the others: Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

  • Moist and Squishy
    Moist and SquishyMonth ago

    How much does it cost to park your boat there?

  • skip luck
    skip luckMonth ago

    Purple degreaser

  • Sebastian Storholm
    Sebastian StorholmMonth ago

    You got the oil fill procedure down quite well, just tighten the upper plug before you remove the hose and you should loose a bit less. You’re also missing the straw that goes on the bottom of the pump. Another tip, those straws are usually quite long to fit som huge containers I’ve never seen, so make sure to shorten them or otherwise they’ll kink and you will have the same problem as you just did. I’m also not sure on that size of outboard, but the larger ones I work on usually have a drain plug for the motor oil as well, which makes draining it a bit more efficient, as you get out any potential crud and water lurking at the bottom of the sump, sucking it out topside always comes with the risk of not actually sucking from the bottom.

  • Bud Brown
    Bud BrownMonth ago

    Have you tried using those white “erasers” on smudged or dirty boat surfaces?

  • Jim James
    Jim James2 months ago

    Oh my god you two make me smile! ❤❤❤

  • bobby sipes
    bobby sipes2 months ago

    Wax the bottom with paste wax ever so often leave it as heavy as possible it will help.

  • George White
    George White2 months ago

    I love your videos. I watched for a couple years, and then the past year I have not. I'm catching up now :) :) Only one comment.......that water crossing in the rain and bad weather, where are your life jackets? No preaching, but accidents happen in an instant.

  • Doug Allen
    Doug Allen3 months ago

    Wow, fun videos. The thought of the cleanup makes me shiver.

  • anynamey
    anynamey3 months ago

    I feel like the condition of Curiosity and Minion are analogous for every human on earth in the Pandemic

  • Joseph Merwin
    Joseph Merwin4 months ago

    Im so happy for you. But i must say my heart aches with envy.

  • Joseph Merwin
    Joseph Merwin4 months ago

    Tire soap. The same stuff used to clean white walls on a tire. I would be willing to scrub Minion in exchange for the starboard side birth. Haha just kidding. unless..uh maybe

  • Royal Ninnimuggins
    Royal Ninnimuggins4 months ago

    What happened to the other electric bikes you had?

  • Royal Ninnimuggins

    Royal Ninnimuggins

    4 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns makes sense, thank you!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    They wanted to bring them but they wouldn't fit in the storage locker. More (along with links for the bikes & a discount code!) in the blog post. Curious Minion

  • Nancy Romariz
    Nancy Romariz4 months ago

    What an awesome video!

  • Nancy Romariz
    Nancy Romariz4 months ago

    They are so happy that contagious me with their happinesss

  • Willie B.
    Willie B.4 months ago

    I'm no expert either, but I would of filled from the top plug instead of the bottom.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    Just doing what the service manual said to do. 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • Todd E
    Todd E4 months ago

    Pressure. Washer. Meguiar's 67 and a variable speed sander polisher. Mirror finish half the time.

    BRUDAS Dm4 months ago

    Life jackets and oars seem like overkill I suppose. 🤘😎

  • Autumn A
    Autumn A4 months ago

    😂 the smiles on y'all's faces!!! So, awesome to see!

  • Royal Ninnimuggins
    Royal Ninnimuggins4 months ago

    We Texans are so nice, my wife, who is originally from Russia, was told specifically that we are super friendly by the company that hooked her up with visa and job in Montana, which is where I met her! Famously friendly!

  • UnprotectedTechs
    UnprotectedTechs4 months ago

    I love the long detailed video. The more you show, the more possible this all seems. It's a great feeling to have your experiences thoroughly viewed feels so much more real. Thank you!

  • Ken Vaughan
    Ken Vaughan4 months ago

    Most I've smiled in a LONG time! Thanks for your channel and I think I need to come and see first hand if your really so fun! Thanks fellow Dallasites!

  • Ben Murtagh
    Ben Murtagh4 months ago

    I know I’m a bit late but I just want to say that I’d recommend changing your fuel line around every 5 years, the fuel can break down the rubber lining in the fuel line and if it goes into your outboard, it’s not very good.

  • Leo Lessa
    Leo Lessa4 months ago

    Get one of those drill brushes a lpt faster than hand scrubbing

  • brandon HVAC/ANTS
    brandon HVAC/ANTS4 months ago

    Mommas so fine

  • Kathy Rakes
    Kathy Rakes4 months ago


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    Michael 7024 months ago


  • Rob Bowman
    Rob Bowman4 months ago

    I’m sure someone probably mentioned this already but if they didn’t, Jason you were missing a tube that goes on the hand pump for the gear oil. It gets you to the bottom of the quart of gear oil. The tube is a pressure fit and is removable.

  • Tabitha Jones
    Tabitha Jones4 months ago

    at 17 mins yes the top hole is the fill hole lol wht dif would it make to just drain from bottom replace plug and fill from top hole till it starts running back out lol thn put plug in idk but i feel like some 1 was fukin wit u whn they told u how to do this

  • Tabitha Jones

    Tabitha Jones

    4 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns well yamaha is a prankster lol long as ur gear oil is good and warm not cold and thick should be just fine

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    Because according to Yamaha, filling from the bottom means you don't get air bubbles. Those are bad. Curious Minion

  • Doc Robinson
    Doc Robinson4 months ago

    Love your positive spirit.

  • Podo Crypto
    Podo Crypto4 months ago

    A few blue (not the green ones) Brillo pads work wonders instead of a brush! Also, was that motor oil or lower unit gear oil you pumped into the lower unit of the outboard?

  • Michael Chester
    Michael Chester4 months ago

    You two are a breath of fresh air.... just discovered your channel. You desperately need a 2nd mate, I actually ,personally, know a retired 64 yr old that would consider helping you. He say's he'd trade maintenance for sailing knowledge, if you leave the "hard" that is... *chuckles* Keep up the video's, you're to fun too watch.

  • Mike Duhr
    Mike Duhr4 months ago

    Heads up, your dingy motor has a impeller which is the life of the engine.. Brings water into it which cools it. You should really replace it..

  • William Scott
    William Scott4 months ago

    Yea Texas..... !!! I will be in Panama in December. You guys are great.

  • Michel Dawes
    Michel Dawes5 months ago

    Hey guys! Loved this episode, even though I normally ration myself to

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    I think they mentioned the resort - Mystic Sands - in the first vid about getting back to the boat. It's a magical little place isn't it?? We could all use a vacation there I think. Curious Minion

  • WAS sailing
    WAS sailing5 months ago

    Excelente vídeo. Parabéns. Porém, vocês navegaram sem proteção de flutuador. Também tem que colocar o corta-corrente ou corta-energia. Sou de São Paulo - Brasil.

  • M Watkins
    M Watkins5 months ago

    I liked your video so much I just subscribed to watch more. One question Doesn’t the Yamaha dingy motor have a drain for the motor oil?? I noticed you had to pump it out. Thanks 🇺🇸 I’m from Alabama USA

  • Dizzy Lizard505
    Dizzy Lizard5055 months ago


  • Konina Konan
    Konina Konan5 months ago

    jason can you please get a hair cut

  • Nicole Maddix
    Nicole Maddix5 months ago

    Love you guys, "ad Astra per Aspera" "Through difficulties to excellence", my school motto. Hopefully you will get everything done in time for Christmas 😎🏁🌲⛄❄🌲🌲🌲🎅💪💪

  • Hayden Watson
    Hayden Watson5 months ago

    Fill the lower end and replace the vent screw. THEN remove the hose and replace the drain screw. That way you create a vacuum that will keep almost all of the oil in the case with very little spillage.

  • Paul Burns
    Paul Burns5 months ago

    Favourote people to see on the morning, GOOD MORNING WYNNS

  • K Harris
    K Harris5 months ago

    Nikki, Nikki, Nikki, wow, holy Ms Molly in a scale of 1 to 10 you break the scale at 100. Im talking about how hard you work what did you think I was talking about, dirty minded people. Lol

  • Eddie Murray
    Eddie Murray5 months ago

    It's nice to watch the cleanest cruisers on you tube do some dirty work :D just kidding I know ita all for production value

  • perreard mael
    perreard mael5 months ago

    You should not ride the dingy without the Stop safety spiral leash. I am sure 150K dude will more than be happy to take your place onboard but in case of both of you fall over there will be no one to share the journey with. We love you both of us :-) so Safety first !!! (28:15sec)

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    Jason usually clips it to the beltloop of his shorts which is hard to see from most angles.

  • Ruth Davidson-Schaller
    Ruth Davidson-Schaller5 months ago

    Too much time with Kieth!!!

  • Ruth Davidson-Schaller
    Ruth Davidson-Schaller5 months ago

    Great job on Curiosty’s exterior too.

  • Ruth Davidson-Schaller
    Ruth Davidson-Schaller5 months ago

    Minion looks fantastic! It’s incredible the transformation! Great job❤️

  • Michael s
    Michael s5 months ago

    Couldn’t see in the video - but make sure to tie your outboard on- I’ve seen it twice when an outboard vibrates itself loose and both times a simple short bit of rope was the difference between it sinking to bottom of sea and washing it clean

  • gabriel van schalkwyk
    gabriel van schalkwyk5 months ago

    I like your effort, on cleaning and best of all it's a learning posses, the is one thing I can recommend you try on the dingy and it is Sugar Soap it will clean it but use lightly and after you treat it with that stuff you got to clean it.

  • goutvols103
    goutvols1035 months ago

    A modern day Mary Ann at 7:50. Thank you.

  • rh2669
    rh26695 months ago

    Probally just me, but I find the before and afters very satisfying. Nice to see the results of human efforts to achieve a goal. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Kimberly Ashley
    Kimberly Ashley5 months ago

    Where are you staying in Tonga during this episode (accomodations)? It looks like somewhere I would like to visit.

  • Kimberly Ashley

    Kimberly Ashley

    5 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns thank you

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    It's a lovely little place called Mystic Sands here on the island of Vava'u. We highly recommend it. ☺

  • A BC
    A BC5 months ago

    Great video appreciating the lifestyle here in London England 👍❤️😎 Always wanted to do/would love to do what you're doing... 100%

  • Nick Selby
    Nick Selby5 months ago

    Great channel, love what you’re both doing keep it up. What’s the make of your Ebikes.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    Pro tip: always head over to the blog if you're looking for extra info, links, artists, etc. And yes, links to the bike are in the blog post! Curious Minion

  • Tarjei K
    Tarjei K5 months ago

    8:00 how hot is too HOT??:)

  • G.v.M
    G.v.M5 months ago

    What a monster sailboat, I like it.

  • Jon Venner
    Jon Venner5 months ago

    Hey Nikki. It's too late for this time I know but if you can lay your hands on the rib cleaner and uv protect made by August Race in the UK it is insanely good. I does genuinely work like the crazy wipe on - wipe off adverts! I have a three year old hypalon Highfield that was looking the worse for wear and it transformed it in an afternoon. I'm nothing to do with the manufacturer, just a very very happy customer.

  • Joy Gross
    Joy Gross5 months ago

    Lol Jason you crack me up. You two are such hard workers. I love that you made me laugh and smile big today.

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    ดุ่ยดุ่ย ลุยเดี่ยว5 months ago


  • Paul's CCNA
    Paul's CCNA5 months ago

    No flotation vests. Bad thing happen. Be careful.

  • Donna Kawana
    Donna Kawana5 months ago

    I enjoyed this episode completely..the height of stokedness in your faces on the dingie ride says it all. Love you 2 brilliant people. Huggs & Love from my Fam to yours!!❤💪😊⛵🌴🌞❗

  • Rodell Williams
    Rodell Williams5 months ago

    With electric bikes if you usually doesn't have to climb Hill and it's mostly flat you'll be good

  • Rick Ruffin
    Rick Ruffin5 months ago

    Jason you are hilarious

  • Ryan Goldsmith
    Ryan Goldsmith5 months ago

    I was waiting for a dingy joke... and I got it at the very end

  • Sailboat Bob
    Sailboat Bob5 months ago

    try Clorox toilet bowl will come right off....not much work at all

  • Michael Genson
    Michael Genson5 months ago

    Doing great

  • clickbait numberone
    clickbait numberone5 months ago

    After spending long time on the boat its really important to do some movement to keep healthy and ridin a bicycle is one of the best things you could do.

  • Jennifer Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence5 months ago

    I loved Jason's speech at 16:41. We've all watched him expand his skillset tenfold, and yeah, it's because you "didn't have another choice" but you did. Many would have thrown up their hands. You've proven that perseverance (and the internet) is _almost_ all you need.

  • Thomas O'Leary
    Thomas O'Leary5 months ago

    could you use a pressure washer?

  • PC Oysterland
    PC Oysterland5 months ago

    Spray a Mr Clean pad with 303 protectant. Scrub dinghy. Rinse dinghy. Spray dinghy with 303 protectant. Cloth to dry

  • jim jeffries
    jim jeffries5 months ago

    Antisieze is your friend, using it is like giving the future you a gift.

  • Andrea Longoni
    Andrea Longoni5 months ago

    I love that! "You can pretty much learn anything when you're forced to"😆 I absolutely agree!

  • Ken Jelinek
    Ken Jelinek5 months ago

    So, when you're replacing the motor oil with that small pump. Why don't you put the oil in the top hole and leave the proper screw-cap in the bottom hole? That way, you'll know when it's full and will just have to screw the top screw-cap in. No spillage. Or... what am I missing? ;-) (Full disclosure: I do not know what I'm talking about, but only have a life-long passion for circumnavigating the globe.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    Filling from the bottom prevents air bubbles apparently. Curious Minion

  • Jeep482
    Jeep4825 months ago

    Mystic Sands looks idyllic.

  • Mike K
    Mike K5 months ago

    Get ya a dinghy cover with post prop to keep the critters and dirt out and a fuel line kit for the portable red tank.

  • Suzanne Ouimet
    Suzanne Ouimet5 months ago

    Life jackets?

  • Suzanne Ouimet
    Suzanne Ouimet5 months ago

    Hard work ain’t easy!

  • T
    T5 months ago

    CorrosionX Blue can. It will stay tackyand lasts at LEAST 2-3 seasons. I don't like this stuff your using, getting it to spray evenly is evil and its just not what you want.

  • Shaun V Scott
    Shaun V Scott5 months ago

    You guys are wayyyyy to funny. Good to see you back on the water!🍻⚓️

  • AlexCren1
    AlexCren15 months ago

    Ok I really don’t know what I am talking about because I have never dealt with engines or boats. However my brain kind of fired when you mentioned pulling the fuel line and possibly not being able to get it back in place. What about a guideline. Get a length of thin line and tie it to minion’s bow. Then tie the other line to the end of the fuel line. When you pull it the guideline will stay threaded like the fuel line should be. When you are done tie the guideline back on the fuel line and pull from the other end tied to the bow. It should easily bring the fuel line back to where it should be. Like I said I know nothing about this stuff so that may be a totally wrong idea, but figured it wouldn’t hurt to mention just in case it actually would help!