34 thoughts on “#17 Spares for a sailboat trip to Antarctica | Sailing Sisu catamaran in Cape Town South Africa

  • March 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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    First! 😉

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  • March 30, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    http://www.sailrite.com/Speedy-Stitch…Look this up Good luck

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  • March 30, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Speedy- stitch For hand Stitching sails .

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  • March 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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    You crack me up love your accent can’t wait to see your adventures, love from England

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  • March 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm
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    Try looking into a series drogue, they work very well with catamarans. and look up para anchors australia for info on parachute sea anchors, This will be a very important piece of kit for heading into the Southern Ocean. It's the only way to stop a cat and let a storm front pass…

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  • March 31, 2018 at 2:50 am
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    Why Antartica? It's a restricted area anyway. You need a permit to go there. A fiberglass cat would be the worst choice of boat to venture there. Ever heard of pitchpole? The Southern Ocean is the place for this!
    As for spares, suggest a pair of steel hulls as you will definitely need them. Research "growlers" they will open the side of your hulls in an instant. Oh they don"t show up on radar either.
    There is nowhere to run and find shelter and if you get into trouble any rescue is at least a week away.
    Research Tony Bullimore, you are a Couch Sailor. Experience? Wanna see some penguins go to a zoo!
    See you on the 6 o'clock news.
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  • March 31, 2018 at 3:32 am
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    Antarctica..YES!!! I'm right behind you…I mean in a couple of years. Major respect for you both to take on a real journey like this. Very few do even if they have such a capable vessel like yours. So many comments are from such negative Nellies. I say, do your due diligence which I know you will do, gather all the stores and redundancy for breakdowns and emergencies, and just go..!!!

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  • March 31, 2018 at 6:38 am
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    Frye, I suggest you add to your tools, a big consatina type pop rivet gun. They can do monel, stainless and aluminium rivets from 1/8th. 3/16th and 1/4 inch. They also pull the Rivet tight before popping. The little hand guns are very hard to use and wouldn’t do your wrist any good. Aa hot knife for cutting and sealing rope ends, also cut Dacron nicely. And a pair of Kevlar scissors, they cut most non metal material like butter. They have teeth that hang onto what you cut and tungsten blades. Love the idea getting rid of impellers. Hope it works long term. All the best, Peter A.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 4:44 am
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    Sailing Fata Morgana, #26 used 2 plastic soda/beer crates as drog anchors when they needed them in the Pacific on the way to New Zealand

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  • April 1, 2018 at 11:18 am
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    As well as Duck tape I would carry some Flex Tape, have a look at the video, pretty much a must have for anything on the water. https://www.flexsealproducts.com/product/flex-tape/

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  • April 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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    Not ropes. Call them lines on a boat

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  • April 1, 2018 at 8:02 pm
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    my 2 cents, you can never have too many tools.

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  • April 2, 2018 at 6:58 am
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    I'm sure you tried the rum runner before shooting this… mom is cracking herself listening to your engrish while eating breakfast…..

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  • April 2, 2018 at 7:53 am
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    Just love your theme song!!!

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  • April 2, 2018 at 7:57 am
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    I'm amazed by all the research you are doing! Thank you for all the detail, it makes it so much easier!

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  • April 2, 2018 at 6:44 pm
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    Make sure all electrical is…https://www.google.com/search?ei=injCWt3zFaSLjwSS-Zc4&q=marine+wire&oq=Marine+wire&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i20i263k1j0l4j0i20i263k1j0l4.4322.10491.0.22665.25.16.0.0.0.0.259.1570.1j7j2.11.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..15.10.1529.6..0i67k1j0i46i67k1j46i67k1j0i131k1j35i39k1.218.xJZuEsvbJC0

    Diesel engines….spare injectors & seals. And you had mentioned you were going to upgrade to 200a alternators, they may also be a bit scarce.
    Have Fun👍👍🛥

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  • April 3, 2018 at 4:27 am
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  • April 4, 2018 at 12:20 pm
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    Your now part of that awesome advice thank you

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  • April 4, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    Thank you for sharing….
    Some comments…Or advice.
    When buying bit kits, or whatever you call those boxes with a lot of different bits like straight, phillips, socket, torx etx dont buy the cheap stuff. Usually the cheap stuff is good enough for one or two time use only. They are of really really poor quality. You do not want to bring that on your trip to Antarctia or anywhere else. You need to buy something that is labeled "proffesional grade". This is made for the people who actually work proffesionally as Carpenters, mechanics or other and not the "home tinkerer". Without advetising any Company I can among other recomend the manufacturer "Bacho", as a Swede. The Swedish steel bites hard LOL. At least in my country Bacho have Lifetime Guarantee on their Tools.
    Dont forget to not only buy the millimeter sets. It is common that sparkplugs are in inches so you may at least want to buy some spark plugs sockets also in inches. Check your Yanmar as well as you Generator and dont forget your dinghy Engine what kind of spark plug socket you need.

    Then when it comes to spanners. There is this rule, similar like Murphys law that spanner (and socket) 13 is Always missing when you need it. It has a way of being put in the wrong Place, borrowed or it has just hidden itself when you need it (no matter how much Control you have over your Tools). Buy several 13mm spanners.
    Keep at least 3 spanners between size 8mm-14mm (The reason is that sometimes you need to torque from 2 sides which needs 2 spanners but also often 1 is missing.)
    Also when talking about spanners, get a set of "reversible ratcheting wrenches" – they are open spanner in one end and the other side will help you in tight spaces in both torque and untorque mode saving you alot of frustration, blood, sweat, swearing and tears. It is a must.
    You may also want to buy a small set of ofset spanners from 8-14mm.

    The dremel is an excellt choise.
    When buying your electrical Tools, buy again the "proffesional grade". And look at the brands that has a set of Tools where you can use the same battery. This will save you battery in the sense that you dont Always have to have all of them charged up and if one breaks you have plenty of backup. Some brands I would look at is Makita and Ryobi – they also have great combination kits.
    DeWalt, well. Some Tools are good but I dont really like them.
    Milwaukee is also pro-grade but many of their Tools is quite Heavy and I used their drill/screwdriver and it makes a terrible jerk on your wrist. Dont want that.
    I would definatly go with Li-On batteries because of the Power, weight, charging effeciancy etc.

    Get also some snap-on Crocodile clamps for the multimeter.
    Another usefull thing it can measure is resistance. So get yourself a 10-15m long houseing wire and you can use the resistance meter to see if a Cable have gone off somewhere, otherwise if you make a loop you will have 0 resistance.

    The Wynns tool is excellent and so is magnets. Get yourself a circular super-magnet in case you drop something important overboard at an Anchorage and with the help of some thin rope you can probably save it from beneath the sand bottom.

    About radio Contact, weather gribs and iridium (and other problems). As earlier adviced, get a SSB radio. Even better, get a amatuer radio licence and you can get gribs wherever you want. Amatuer Radio licence is quite easy test to take in South Africa, there is no requirement of morse code knowledge to get access to the short wave bands.
    You can read more here: www.sarl.org.za/public/licences/licences.asp
    If you look at Delos episode 166 which recently came out Bryan is using Amatuer Radio to download his Gribs. Yes, correct. It was not Marine SSB but on 14,1MHz which is the Amatuer Radio 20 meter band. Unfortunatly I dont know his callsign.
    There are more Amatuer Radio stations on air servicing sail mail etc than there is stations servicing the mail on the Marine SSB nets. Also, many of the amatuer radio stations is much more effective than those of the marine ssb stations.

    Cheers from Sweden

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  • April 5, 2018 at 12:25 am
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    scuba lift bag various sizes would be very useful.

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  • April 5, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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    Pull up Skip Novak and his heavy weather sailing series

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  • April 8, 2018 at 4:25 am
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    Would you need a port and starboard prop for spare as they spin opposite ways?

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  • April 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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    All the tings you are talking about weight some things.I would put a spreadsheet together so as you know wat the weight and balances are maybe size also. Great job.

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  • April 26, 2018 at 10:29 am
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    Hi team Sisu, fill her up to the maximum displacement with everything you can think of but not 1kg more. I would like to bring to your attention that polyester resin becomes very brittle in very cold conditions, take note and discuss this with your yachts builder, also water tanks in the hull below the water line will freeze and the water will expand and blow the lid off the tank or crack the hull. Please discuss this with your boats builder, with good seamanship a catamaran can travel anywhere in the world, but remember seamanship can not be learnt on land, enjoy your new boat and your travels, thanks for sharing your unique approach to YouTube sailing. W

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  • July 8, 2018 at 12:07 am
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    Given the number and types of batteries on board In addition to the multimeter with amp clamp would suggest a battery condition tester like Solar BA9 which calculates state of charge, actual CCA and state of health, internal resistance etc. for many different types of batteries.

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  • August 8, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    what about the fishing gear ??

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  • August 19, 2018 at 6:14 am
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    Go cordless for everything. All day everyday I use Makita

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  • September 6, 2018 at 4:53 am
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    Fair skies and following seas, Sisu. Simple comment about the LiPo powered soldering iron. Use a battery monitor / alarm in the balance plug. It will warn you when the battery needs a recharge.

    In enjoy the lekker candor and decision process. Very entertaining and educational. I like you theme song. I have the full version book marked. Cheers to you, Frik and Petro.

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  • November 7, 2018 at 1:01 am
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    I think you're going to need a bigger boat…..! Plus, those huge flat picture type windows and forward cockpit are made for the charter trade in tropical areas (despite what Leopard may claim), NOT the deep southern ocean! I've sailed in the southern ocean, the size of the seas from one well developed low in that part of the world will, well, lets just say that "terror" is an appropriate word to describe the mental state of even seasoned sailors coping with the conditions that can occur in that part of the world. And if you think that factory deck cleats are going to remain with the boat when attached to a drogue in the kind of conditions you can encounter down there, you are mistaken. You will need a chainplate type of installation for that kind of a situation, the forces on the gear are unbelievable. Factory deck cleats are for tying up at the marina! Keep that boat between 25N & 25S and you'll have a lovely experience. Otherwise, get yourself an expedition type of boat that is appropriately equipped!

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  • February 13, 2019 at 10:18 am
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    Sorry, you have a great channel, but you chose the wrong boat to follow this route. Not worth the risk.

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  • April 7, 2019 at 6:45 am
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    Did u say you use to fly racing drones, if so do you still fly?

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  • May 3, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    15mm aperture doesn't need AF. Sharp range is huge.

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  • May 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    Is Sisu.. Southern Ice Survey Unit?

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  • August 27, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    I know this is a year old and you are already underway, but I still catching up. In the automotive world 10mm and 8mm are the sockets that go missing.I already have a small tool graveyard under the boat lift at my dock. You’ve covered just about every spare I can think of. I love my cordless Dremel. You have your scuba compressor; I would also bring a pancake compressor, or even a larger portable one. They are handy for so many things.

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