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One helluva year later, we have finally returned. It's been a solid 8 months longer than we planned and Curiosity surely shows it.
Today we’re taking a grand tour of the boat's current condition. We’re sharing what we did to prepare our sailboat for long term storage on the hard, what worked, what didn’t and what we never even considered.
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.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 How We Got Here
01:06 We're BAAACK! (& the plan)
02:44 Topside
05:08 Cockpit
08:40 Below Deck
09:34 Dinghy (Outboard Engine Mistake)
11:07 Electric (Li Batteries, Inverter & Solar)
12:19 Galley
13:45 Port Side Hull
14:57 The Prep - Mold and Bugs
16:47 Starboard Side Hull
18:07 YUCK! The Head
19:40 The Bed
20:37 What We Learned & What's Next?
#Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle
© Gone With the Wynns 2020


  • Gone with the Wynns
    Gone with the Wynns6 months ago

    *Let the Boat Projects Begin!!!!* If you want to know more details about anything we’ve touched on in this vid, please let us know in the comments. We’ll do our best to share this entire process of prepping our catamaran for launch and living…and we don’t want to miss anything you really want to know (composting toilet, lithium batts, solar, mold-preventing recipes…whatever!) If there’s a product you want to know more about, there are links in the description and there is _WAAAAYYYYYYY_ more insights in the post on our website: www.gonewiththewynns.com/ our-boat-one-year-away 🙏🏻Thanks for watching everyone, we are truly grateful for your support. 💘

  • Cynthia Hovey

    Cynthia Hovey

    5 months ago

    Had to smile at your discoveries after being gone from your boat for so long. We as a similar experience this summer coming back to our boss’s yacht after it sat for two years!!!

  • sknight1963


    5 months ago

    Curious, do you still do the silicone ring on the bottom of your tableware and glassware, like you did in the RV?

  • Peter Bodifée

    Peter Bodifée

    6 months ago

    Coleen West the environment is much more hostile than many people realize. Especially in those tropical paradises which seems perfect on travel pictures and videos. There is a reason why the Wynn’s went back to the USA; to avoid to deal with the cyclone season. Also keep in mind that salt is very aggressive to almost any material. On those islands the air has a much salt content then what you experience on the mainland. Combine that with heat and UV and anything goes bad.

  • Peter Bodifée

    Peter Bodifée

    6 months ago

    Coleen West the cost would be insane. That is why there are only limited options offered. To my knowledge only used by boat owners who are doing some treatment to the boat requiring a controlled environment, not so much for long term storage.

  • Sal _E._Mander

    Sal _E._Mander

    6 months ago

    I love this boat!! More videos please. I don't need a boat this big but this is the boat I'll be after when it's time!

  • Michele BUSHNIK
    Michele BUSHNIK3 hours ago

    Welcome home Wynns! Excited to watch the clean up!❤❤

  • Ronald Ankuda
    Ronald Ankuda26 days ago

    21:15 into the vlog, turn around and look at that view. You are blessed.

  • ZMF2017
    ZMF2017Month ago

    don't thank the engine room will me a problem!!

  • Maxine Nakoniecznyj
    Maxine NakoniecznyjMonth ago

    Would someone be able to translate what baking soda is in French please ? Sounds amazingly useful... I just can t get what it is !

  • Maxine Nakoniecznyj

    Maxine Nakoniecznyj

    Month ago

    @Gone with the Wynns great , I understand this , Thanks a lot ! And, please, go on with your videos, they are very interesting. Right now, I am looking to buy myself a sailboat to single hand around ( on different latitudes ) and I am very mutch interested in getting an electric engine. Everyone says it’s madness.... but seems it s working fine for you two ! Gives me hopes my choise is not so senseless after all !

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    It’s sodium bicarbonate. You should be able to translate that name. You can find it in the baking section of the market.

  • Dane Ulekowski
    Dane Ulekowski3 months ago

    Note to self, buy stock in baking soda.

  • Reginald Jenkins
    Reginald Jenkins4 months ago

    I don't wanna' be a real Sailor!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Sailing Double Trouble
    Sailing Double Trouble4 months ago

    Just out of interest - was Curiosity tied down while you were away ? Can’t see any ties in this video , but assuming the yard may have removed them after cyclone season ?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    No, there's nothing for them to attach lines to. However, the hull supports brace from the side so there is lateral support and Curiosity weighs about 16 tons - it'll take more than a light breeze to shift her. Curious Minion

  • shangaosurprise
    shangaosurprise4 months ago

    I wonder how you would have fared with ionizing air purifiers in addition to the other steps that you took. Ionizing air purifiers produce small amounts of ozone which obliterate bacteria viruses and mold. www.costco.ca/homedics-totalclean-2-pack-air-sanitizer.product.100653976.html

  • Robert Wieczorek III
    Robert Wieczorek III4 months ago

    Why not take down the mast and shrink rap the outside of the vessel inorder to keep out sun, bugs, mice...

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    4 months ago

    Because Tonga is a tiny island nation - that's not a service that's offered here. Curious Minion

  • Great Rock Real Estate
    Great Rock Real Estate4 months ago

    Hey You two, love your channel and watch often. We also have a Leopard and left her over the Covid and have come back to mold on our rubber trim around the scoops (just like yours at 9:49) and hard bimini top. What did you use to remove the mold and did you put anything on it to prevent it from coming back?

  • Larry Dugan
    Larry Dugan4 months ago

    Great information for new boaters. If you haven't fixed your deteriorated zippers yet you might consider going to black with black thread. It will hold up much better in the sun.

  • Paul McGee
    Paul McGee5 months ago

    Great job guys! BTW novice here, so forgive me for asking but, what is your boat? It looks like a Leopard to me but what do I know (answer, precious little)

  • Paul McGee

    Paul McGee

    5 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns That is perfect, thank you so much 👍

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    She's a Leopard 43. Lots of info, floor plans, & even a tour is here: www.gonewiththewynns.com/curiosity-sailboat Curious Minion

  • Redvers Battersby
    Redvers Battersby5 months ago

    Should have could have hind sight is great you know better next time happy sailing life is a learning curve

  • Denise Marie
    Denise Marie5 months ago

    Corona hasn’t been a year yet but either way I’m happy you guys are back in your happy place!

  • Denise Marie

    Denise Marie

    5 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns ily guys but I just didn’t want to expand the pandemic any further 🤣

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    No it hasn't but the Wynns left Tonga last fall and spent 4 months in the USA, followed by a month in South Africa, so it was almost exactly one year before they made it back to the boat.

  • Joyce Kilpatrick
    Joyce Kilpatrick5 months ago

    Just a suggestion, but I always take a video detailing why I did something if it's going to be an extended period of time. That way when I'm trying to figure out why I did something a certain way, I can look back and have a detailed explanation of what I did and why. Overall looks like she came through just fine! Have fun cleaning!

  • Travel Trousers
    Travel Trousers5 months ago

    A cheap 12v dehumidifier might also have been a good idea. Mold likes water!

  • -AV8R-
    -AV8R-5 months ago

    How much would it have cost to have the boat wrapped?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    The boat yard doesn't offer that service. You have to realize that these are tiny islands without a lot of resources. Curious Minion

  • Marcelo Oliveira
    Marcelo Oliveira5 months ago

    Since you guys left the power on and fans on you could have had a dehumidifier onboard to keep the inside dry.

  • jerry s
    jerry s5 months ago

    I have been watching you guys off and on since you were in you motor home with the tire that you had to plug. Just plugging back in and wondering where is your cat?

  • jerry s

    jerry s

    5 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns Wow just watched your video. THX! Animals that become part of your family can bring so much magic into our lives. Its almost hard to believe. Unlike children that at times turn our lives up side down from time to time. Pets almost never do that. The only sad thing about pets is they usually die before we do , and then turn our lives up side down. thx again

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    You must have missed this vid: www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-pets-goodbye 😥 Spoiler alert: Singa is super happy with his new family and even has a girlfriend! Curious Minion

  • BKS duskmirror
    BKS duskmirror5 months ago

    I wonder if the boat was covered with a plastic shrink wrap if it would have oxidized. That’s what we do in Canada to protect from winter snow

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    Nobody here that can shrink wrap. There isn't even a welder on the island that can weld aluminum. Supplies & services are limited! Curious Minion

  • Conor Treacy
    Conor Treacy5 months ago

    So the lines decay faster if not in use? Does it go through a half life or faster?

  • jim jeffries
    jim jeffries5 months ago

    A mistake is not something that fails, that is a learnable moment. A mistake is a choice to not learn, to not grow, to not accept responsibility. I have not seen you making mistakes. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

  • James Sprenkeler
    James Sprenkeler5 months ago

    Hi guys, what a marvellous video. Loved the fact you posted your joys and lows of what you did well and those not so well. So many people do not air their mistakes. Loved the videos!

  • James Richy
    James Richy5 months ago

    Where is the Nature's Head?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    Go to 19:00 in the vid! Curious Minion

  • SST Training
    SST Training5 months ago

    Must feel like seeing a dooerupper you brought for the first time???? Just a bit of elbow grease needed.

  • chris alexas
    chris alexas5 months ago

    May cover the boat for a year would have been protected better I had my boat covered for 1 YEAR and saved LOT of no ey for repairs

  • CC Pederson
    CC Pederson5 months ago

    Giving those fake smiles just doesn't cover up those serious mistakes, that boat was a beautiful boat a year ago, I had to scratch my head wondering why you put that boat away for a year, you could had taken a plane to see your relatives while your other half stayed on the boat. There was many things you could had done , but instead you let a half million dollar boat go to waste, since you dont care about money or the boat, why dont you give it to me, I want be on this world must longer, but while I'm here, that boat would be the most well maintained, productive, beautiful boat on the 7 seas.i would never leave her. Boats a made to be in the water, not out in a place with the elements, without weekly care, that's why a boat of that kind of money you stay up with the care of a half million dollar boat

  • Catherine Suttora
    Catherine Suttora5 months ago

    You know - you could use gorilla tape to hold the protectors by the steering wheel (sorry wrong term 🙃) to get you to NZ.

  • Sailing Blown Away
    Sailing Blown Away5 months ago

    Palmerston Island 🌴

  • Today on the Bench
    Today on the Bench5 months ago

    In regards to avoiding mold, it is generally sufficient to have a low humidity. All though, smells can accumulate so having ventilation isn't a bad idea. But running a dehumidifier is a good idea. In colder climates a simple heater is enough to drive the moisture away in a ventilated space, though . In regards to batteries. Lithium ion batteries should be left at 50% charge if in storage. This is where they have the lowest degradation over time. Lead acid batteries on the other hand should be kept at full charge if stored for long periods of time. Different battery chemistries have different failure modes. Lithium batteries "eat themselves up" over time, and this happens the slowest at roughly 50% charge, and this is where one can get 5-15 years of life out of them. (they typically work beyond that, but with reduced capacity, though at times they short themselves out.) Lead acid batteries builds up a layer of lead sulfide on its plates. If over discharged, the layer thickness gets sufficient for the lead sulfide to flake off and accumulate at the bottom of the cell. Eventually the cell can short out... Deep cycle cells have a gel electrolyte to stop the flakes from actually falling off, but the flake doesn't really have a good electrical connection, so it won't contribute to the cell's capacity anymore. And to make life worse, most 12 volt lead acid cells aren't have any cell balancing, and are at times "maintenance free", ie rather prone to fail after 5-8 years. If treating lead acid cells with some care, they can live for many decades without much degradation, but usually the plastic casing has long since embrittled and cracked... And in regards to the "batteries don't just like to sit there" is honestly what most batteries tend to prefer. Cycling the cell is one of the things that degrades it, this is true for lithium cells, as well as lead acid, NiMH, etc. But considering the rather light load you have on the batteries, then this shouldn't be a concern, it is just a few fans and a fridge/cooler after all. So the only real "mistake" were to leave the batteries mostly fully charged, though, can be hard to tell the solar charger to ease off when the cells reach 50%. (it might have a feature for long term storage, or it might not. Depends on the charger...)

  • Emo Teofanov
    Emo Teofanov5 months ago

    Hello dear Wynn family. Please, read about the long term storage of lithium ion batteries. 12:00 charging the battery to 100% is not good for the batteries' health, but on the other hand, it is absolutely detrimental to fully discharge a lithium ion battery and leave it discharged for more than a few days. (Every electric car manufacturer embed electronics to prevent the battery from full discharge.) So, your decision to leave the charger on was right, but please consider replacing it with one which has the option to charge the battery to 80%. (Even my solar powered wrist watch Citizen has this option embedded. The warranty from Citizen for the battery life is 20 years.) Ideally, the battery charge level should be kept between 40%~60%, but this is not achievable in the real world, without the use of a really high end battery controller. (Or daily baby sitting the battery.) I don't think even Tesla has such complicated battery charger. Best regards and Godspeed.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    5 months ago

    True you can get a BMS that will do that, or you could set the charge rate lower to prevent them from getting a full charge but here's the thing: most people who invest in LiOn because we're living off the grid want that extra 20% of capacity. And since we are off the grid & in this case, charging solely with solar, as soon as the sun starts to drop, the batteries drop below 100%, so they aren't staying at 100% for very long. The LiOn in our first RV have been doing this for 7 years of non-stop use and are still going strong. It may not be ideal for the batteries but losing a few cycles in the long run is worth it to most people I've talked to for ease of living and use. We're charged up about it! Curious Minion

  • BeachBow
    BeachBow5 months ago

    Actually folks, how you left it would have been great, but you weren't expecting to be gone over a year. Yall did a great job.

  • SnowbirdSailing
    SnowbirdSailing5 months ago

    We are about the return to our boat in Southern Mexico after 8 months on the hard. We have a very different boat but a lot of your ideas are solid. While you haven't shown the engine (finds) yet. I learned a lesson awhile back. Pull the raw water impeller before leaving. They keep a memory if left in place, dry out and you know the rest. Saves money and hassle down the road. Hope you also flushed them (engines) with fresh water and pulled the zincs. I've also found leaving the used oil in and changing it before you splash is best. Any condensation in the oil from humidity or temperature changes will collect in the oil pan and will be drained when changing the oil before you splash. Also a money saving tip. Good luck and stay safe.

  • thatoneguy
    thatoneguy5 months ago

    What is that hair wrap thing and how do I get one!? Lol

  • Mike Williams
    Mike Williams5 months ago

    Wow...you nailed it and what a challenge. Above all you still have your boat and you rode out part pf covid. Fellow seafarers Sailing into Freedom got stuck in and around Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti unable to land for 70 days. Eventually a Colombian Coast Guard gave them food water and fuel. Everyone has been challenged. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

  • a buddha
    a buddha5 months ago

    Vinegar kills mold spores and the smell vanishes as it evaporates -- no baking soda stain!

  • Outbackaust
    Outbackaust5 months ago

    So much drama for a boat that had weekly inspections, bring me a bucket

  • Charles Thomas
    Charles Thomas5 months ago

    Welcome back! Love your videos. I am looking forward to a new range of adventures!

  • El Shep
    El Shep5 months ago

    Great info, reaching all different sorts of habitats.

  • Aaron Scott
    Aaron Scott5 months ago

    13 ads in a 22 minute video??? No thanks

  • Luis A. Bolaños
    Luis A. Bolaños5 months ago

    The ONLY nautical term I know... To be “three sheets to the wind” is to be drunk. The sheet is the line that controls the sails on a ship. If the line is not secured, the sail flops in the wind, and the ship loses headway and control. If all three sails are loose, the ship is out of control. Love your channel!

  • tom080955
    tom0809555 months ago

    It’s miserable west coast cold soaker rain...watching you guys make the day warmer and had me laughing, probably more about poor Jason the plumber of poor Jason the mechanic...lol. Everything you guys are doing reinforces what we have been hearing...anybody can sail and enjoy the adventure, you’ll learn as you go, you’ll make mistakes and in the end you’ll know it all...well enough to laugh as you reminisce at the newbie on the dock. Cheers!!!

  • Tom Smedgen
    Tom Smedgen5 months ago

    Most pathetic and embarrassing presidential candidate in American history.

  • Fi from Channel B #BWYWB
    Fi from Channel B #BWYWB5 months ago

    As long as it’s not sitting at the bottom of the ocean I guess it’s ok. hehe. Seriously, I was so concerned to see you hanging with the Zatara family for so long. I’m glad you’re back home and getting back on your feet!

  • maurice brown
    maurice brown5 months ago

    Glad you made it back folks,still.....some catching up to do see you 2020-2021.....bigloveXx

  • John Powell
    John Powell5 months ago

    OK, now I'm having panic attacks. Bought a Tayana 37 last Feb. in Panama but COVID is keeping me in the states till I can finally fly at the end of Nov. to join her. She is in a slip and I have good people doing the upkeep/wipe downs/battery watching. They run the engine etc but never thought of asking them to run the water systems, or wax the decks. WHAT WILL I FIND. You both faced the challenge with good humor and hard work. Hoping for the best and to have all systems go in a few months. Love the vids. Keep them coming. John

    DOWSETT5 months ago

    So the Islanders partied on your boat?

  • Ross Hilton
    Ross Hilton6 months ago

    What Poly Acrilyic Product did you use on the cushions?

  • Steven Harris
    Steven Harris6 months ago

    Love you guys thanks for sharing so much of your life with us all...

  • Brian Redding
    Brian Redding6 months ago

    YEAH Maintenance!!!! I love these videos!!!

  • Daryl Buckingham
    Daryl Buckingham6 months ago

    good job, nothing happened that wouldn't be expected :-)

  • Richard Chasse
    Richard Chasse6 months ago

    OMG 😱 ‼️

  • Timothy Winkle
    Timothy Winkle6 months ago

    Great video guys. Nikki i was wandering how old you are? Now I know women don't like to really tell people their age. But you have very young looking beautiful skin.

  • Peter Frebold
    Peter Frebold6 months ago

    .... how high are you above sea level, looking from the cockpit looks like the water is way below ..... welcome home ... looks like you fared well from what you show us .... as always .. never stop dreaming, just dream bigger .. have fun be safe, save our oceans .....

  • Electronics For Fun
    Electronics For Fun6 months ago

    naw your engine is fine. the 2 worst things that could have happened are 1. oil fills the float bowl in the carburetor, in which case you would just take off the carb and drain it. 2. if oil did actually get into the combustion chamber it won't hurt anything if anything that's good because it will keep everything from rusting. you just have to make sure that if that does happen you pull out the spark plug and crank it a few times to get all of the oil out because if you were to try and start it full of oil then it would be hydro locked and you could bend a rod and trash the engine. for long term storage your best option is to fog the engine. for those who don't know there is a fogging fluid you can buy or you can use WD-40, and you run the engine and spray it right into the throttle body until your engine starts choking on it and then after that you want to pull out your spark plug(s) and spray it right into the cylinder and that will stop the engine from rusting while you store it.

  • David Taylor
    David Taylor6 months ago

    As always , thanks for sharing what you are learning along the way as a liveaboard. Good stuff !

  • Jim Wilson
    Jim Wilson6 months ago

    A little bit of shadow Doyle extra Virgin Olive oil some kind of cooking oil in the toilet will keep everything lubricated where the acid from vinegar remember that fermenting you making your own mess a little bit of natural cooking oil in the head will keep it lab at least loose and working when you get back

  • marie mosier
    marie mosier6 months ago

    You did the best you could not knowing you be gone for a year I cannot believe it's a year

  • sosco22
    sosco226 months ago

    You did a pretty good job overall

  • Jim Fox
    Jim Fox6 months ago

    I saw a Younger Ms. Nikki in an ad for the Great American Country Channel. But I can’t find a Show or Series that state You Two are in a series on the GAC Channel. Please help locate the show. Thank You for great entertainment on USplan.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    Season 1, Episode 2 of "Going RV."

  • Timothy Barry
    Timothy Barry6 months ago

    Millionaires getting their hands dirty. I guess I will watch this.

  • Barton Reid
    Barton Reid6 months ago

    Now is a great time for manufacturers who make items that can manage sun damage to reach out to with their products. Just saying.

  • aola wili

    aola wili

    6 months ago

    some of them to make it work but we use them on our fishing boats and they work great.

  • Roger Dilley
    Roger Dilley6 months ago

    Struth I almost wish I hadn’t watched this episode! I left my Aussie cat CHAMARAL on the hard at Boatworks on the 15th Nov 2019 expecting to return, as I have for the last six years, in April. Whereas we have been lockedown in NZ since March and the borders with Queensland are still closed to us. I shudder to think what I’m going to find when I’m finally allowed to return!

  • aola wili

    aola wili

    6 months ago

    You touched on a problem with the head, BUT, what about the composting "Natures Head"? how did that fair?

  • glenn m
    glenn m6 months ago

    Always great videos. You guys are great! Can you please tell us what polycrylic product you used to restore the color on the Sunbrella? I have a Sunbrella Bimini top that is in good shape but faded and could use some color enhancement. Thanks!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    Are you talking about the paint for the cockpit cushions? There's a link to that near the end of this post: www.gonewiththewynns.com/our-boat-1-year-away There are spray-on sun protectants & conditions for Sunbrella but I don't think they mentioned them in this vid? The 303 line of products is really popular. Curious Minion

  • David Grenis
    David Grenis6 months ago


  • Dan Bradley
    Dan Bradley6 months ago

    You survived. Can't wait till you are back in the water.

  • J. Walker
    J. Walker6 months ago

    motor oil ruining your motor? someone telling you a story

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    If turned on the wrong side it can run into places it wasn't meant to be and can fowl the engine. Curious Minion

  • Bikers On Call
    Bikers On Call6 months ago

    Perhaps so much better than sitting in the water that long. Not that clean up is going to be easy, just thinking out loud...😁

  • pida siouy
    pida siouy6 months ago

    You could post a video everyday for a month and it still wouldn’t be enough content. I’m so excited that you guys are back on your boat. I’ve missed this so much!

  • Captain Bungee
    Captain Bungee6 months ago

    I sailed for a few years and was very happy making the destination the journey. The fact that I'm too old now and my body doesn't work is OK. I look forward to each post and You Guys always make me happy with your humor and good vibrations! Keep it up! Love from SoCal, Rich -------

  • pida siouy

    pida siouy

    6 months ago

    Maybe my wife and I could come aboard in the future. We would definitely have a great time! Love you all! We'll see you soon!

  • myk55501
    myk555016 months ago

    Hey, as for Australia I would stay clear they gone way over board and right down med-evil on covid19. as for New Zealand maybe. but every other country is closed for the next 90 days. Most say update after 30 days but when you talk to them its more like 90 plus days. then updates from there??? who knows. the bug is surging in Europe and northern US again but its different most are reporting double the infections but the death rate in way way lower more people are recovering from it. As I was told it might take 3 to 5 times getting the bug to get fully immune from it. most have gotten a less version of it so far. As for the shots most have been shut down and back to square 1. 2020 really sucks. Most I heard from good sources say April 2021 if no big out break. www.aircharterservice.com/travel-restriction-updates New Zealand International Tourists note this order is still in a effect as of 10-16-20 Authorities suspend nonessential outbound travel; government prepares to extend ban on inbound travel for at least another 30 days (RNZ, 31 08.2020). New Zealand’s air and sea borders are closed for leisure travel. Only citizens, permanent residents, their partners and dependents may enter. Transiting through New Zealand is possible only for Australian citizens, residents and their immediate family, on their way to Australia, as long as they remain in the airport. Anyone entering New Zealand is quarantined for 14 days in a government facility.Easier travel from Australia to New Zealand could begin by December 2020, with the prospect of 'travel bubbles' to the likes of Singapore, Japan and South Korea under discussion for 2021 Testing Information MYK

  • alphasxsignal
    alphasxsignal6 months ago

    Great Job.

  • Curtis Loud
    Curtis Loud6 months ago

    I think you did a fine job prepig the boat to leave. A year is a long time in the tropics no worries!

  • Vin OLive
    Vin OLive6 months ago

    Hello , i saw you guys in sailing satara and both of you are great... have an enjoyable sailing trips ahead of you guys...from philippines.. ❤🧡

  • Seffron_
    Seffron_6 months ago

    The amount of time you were away and what state she is in - it is impressive. You guys did awesome job before leaving! Really well done!

  • Gary Ritter
    Gary Ritter6 months ago

    You touched on a problem with the head, BUT, what about the composting "Natures Head"? how did that fair?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    That was next in the vid - the composting toilets did great - no issues! There's even a visual if you want to see it. 😁 Curious Minion

  • Mo Havie
    Mo Havie6 months ago

    hey Jason, im not sure if this could work for replacing hatches but try google or amazoning some stainless steel compression latches for your boat... you might have to tweek some of them to make it work but we use them on our fishing boats and they work great.

  • Marc Holtzberg
    Marc Holtzberg6 months ago

    The lines you just scrub w some bleach water and rinse

  • perkissluv
    perkissluv6 months ago

    You must be thrilled though to be finally back in your home ..... a bit of elbow grease and she will be sparkling again and back in her natural environment WATER 💦

  • David Martin
    David Martin6 months ago

    Fantastic job by one of my fav sailing couples! You might find how 'Magic Carpet' winterised their boat interesting though, as Alardino is a boat builder by trade and in Switzerland many people lay up their boats for the winter in yards, so the way he does it is by the (Swiss!) book! usplan.info/two/video/3pmbrn-DdYLJrIQ.html Every line is laid out, and washed out with fresh water, and so on. Those who aren't interested in boat work will enjoy Maya's fiddle playing anyway! I follow both the Wynn's and Magic Carpet, and they are both great channels! Well done again, an unexpectedly long lay up is testing, whatever you do.....

  • Mike Edwards
    Mike Edwards6 months ago

    Glad you guys are finally home. Wonderful couple who do so much good.

  • aola wili
    aola wili6 months ago

    I care about you tobi :))

  • Fred Read
    Fred Read6 months ago

    Yikes! Reminds me of when we left our boat on the hard in Panama for 4 months you could scrape green slime off of the running rigging. No fun at all.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    The link to the cockpit makeover is in the description box or the blog post, & there's a pop-up in the vid too. Curious Minion

  • aola wili

    aola wili

    6 months ago

    What type of paint did you use for the cushions?

  • paul gilliland
    paul gilliland6 months ago


  • RVstreet
    RVstreet6 months ago

    What did the Wynn's do wrong this time? NOTHING. There's always those out there who have all the answers...right? All I have to say is, "I'm so glad you guys are back home and all this other stuff will work it's self out. It's been a long ride you two. WELCOME BACK HOME. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • Off Ramp Adventures
    Off Ramp Adventures6 months ago

    The way you guys prepare to sail...Wow!

  • Jack of all Trades
    Jack of all Trades6 months ago

    You 2 are AWESOME! You certainly got this under control. We're going to be watching and waiting for you to return to the water. We wish we could be there to give you a hand. Maybe my wife and I could come aboard in the future. We would definitely have a great time! Love you all! We'll see you soon!

  • Gary Senecal
    Gary Senecal6 months ago

    I have no idea what to suggest as I am a complete novice concerning sailing. I will say I am very glad to see you back aboard and am looking forward to your new adventures. What an inspiration you both are. I am very happy for you. Very excited ! Gary

  • A C
    A C6 months ago

    I personally really enjoy Jason getting 'technical' on the boat. Makes me feel optimistic that someday I might be able to tackle the same thing.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    Have you seen our old "how *not* to" vids? If we can do it anybody can do it!

  • Rich Faber
    Rich Faber6 months ago

    Congrats on going home to boat. All in all, boat looks good. I have a boat on sailboat Lake Mead, NV. No mold but a lot of UV protection necessary. Good luck on repairs and look forward to seeing you sailing again.

  • Gregory Biggs
    Gregory Biggs6 months ago

    You guys did a great job! For next time your boat is on the hard, based on what you did do plus things you've learned you should have done, you could make up a check list for next time or for others. Thanks!

  • DSC Y
    DSC Y6 months ago

    Yamaha outboards can be left on 3 sides so you were ok

  • Jack FnTwist
    Jack FnTwist6 months ago

    p.s. It's diatomacious, not diamotacious. Lol.

  • Jack FnTwist
    Jack FnTwist6 months ago

    Awesome! So exciting. Can't believe it's been a year. You guys should head towards Florida when you get back in the water.

  • Robert Santos
    Robert Santos6 months ago

    .0 all the best... better than expected, and prepared the best.. move forward..leeway..

  • pukwudjivc
    pukwudjivc6 months ago

    I would say start your list of things you did right and wrong, then make a checklist for the next time you leave it on the hard. Checklists are a life saver.

  • pukwudjivc
    pukwudjivc6 months ago

    I'm pretty sure Lithium batteries don't really care if they just sit around. Lithium batteries only lose 2-4% of their charge per month. The life of your batteries is based on the number of charge cycles, so lost a year in the life of your batteries while they sat for the last year, but had you disconnected the power the charge would have only dropped to 72% at worst. and you would have gained another year of use out of them.

  • mikeD
    mikeD6 months ago

    Head seals: fill head a bit with vegetable oil and flush and repeat and leave filled. Turns nasty but seals are good and a quick clean comes right off.

  • mikeD


    6 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns I put whole bottle of soft gel dish washer soap in my holding tank after each dump.... Holding tank dump that is.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    I heard that can really gunk up your holding tank though, so we didn't go that route.

  • ELISABETH D'AUGEROT Buy Sell Invest With Beth
    ELISABETH D'AUGEROT Buy Sell Invest With Beth6 months ago

    What type of paint did you use for the cushions?

  • ELISABETH D'AUGEROT Buy Sell Invest With Beth

    ELISABETH D'AUGEROT Buy Sell Invest With Beth

    5 months ago

    @Gone with the Wynns Thank you!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    6 months ago

    The link to the cockpit makeover is in the description box and the blog post. Or there's a pop-up in the video. Curious Minion