Life Onboard When Everything is Frozen - Sailing Uma [Step 254]

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  • Cynthia Roswick
    Cynthia RoswickTime siden

    I watched a video where they used pool noodles sold at Walmart as pipe insulation. Very cheap

  • Justin Case
    Justin CaseTime siden

    Reminds me of the winter church retreat we had in Virginia. The weather had been very cold, so the lake was frozen with thick, solid ice covered in about fifteen inches of snow. Yes, the guys played tackle football on the frozen, snow-covered lake. :)

  • Justin Case
    Justin CaseTime siden

    That's awesome! First time I've ever seen a snow angel on a dock!

  • Kat Corona
    Kat Corona11 timer siden

    Do you have a damper on your flue? Closing that down once your fire is going will help save your wood and make your space extra cozy. I don’t know anything about marine wood stoves, but we heat our 1300 sq ft house with a wood stove in our basement in the winter using two presto logs (just a full sized version of the compressed wood shavings your using) a night. Heating your flue before lighting your fire will help with the down draft on cold, gusty nights. Sorry to be an arm chair expert.

  • Reda
    Reda12 timer siden

    Most genuine "couple in a boat" on youtube

  • Hurricane Air Factory

    Hurricane Air Factory

    3 timer siden

    My measurement of genuine is if she's wearing make up. Women take off their make up before bed. Our make up clogs pores and makes a mess of our sheets. The fact she woke up without make up proves this video is genuine. Why wouldn't you let us put on our make up!!!

  • Danne Sundberg
    Danne Sundberg14 timer siden

    use alkohol for unklugg ise in your pipes.

  • Brent Bauer
    Brent BauerDag siden

    Come to Canada, and you can take the 4 months of SNOW with you.....LOL

  • Kol
    KolDag siden

    To melt ice in pipes I used to take a smaller hose and stuff in down the pipe to the ice plug. I then put a funnel on the hose and pour hot water down it so the hot water comes directly on the ice plug. It will melt it pretty quick. The access water will drain upwards and you will feel that its cold. When the ice starts melting you can follow the ice plug, as it vanishing, by pushing the hose further down until the ice is gone.

  • sean d'epagnier
    sean d'epagnier2 dager siden

    If the wood stove is lower in the boat the heating efficiency increases, however the tendency to clog the flue also increases.

  • Hurdurdur7RL
    Hurdurdur7RL2 dager siden

    There's a pretty good reason why most of us in the north lift our boats out from the water for the winter :D

  • Y MK
    Y MK3 dager siden

    the opening though hahaha

  • missVmilne
    missVmilne3 dager siden

    Really good video, so thank you very much for sharing your insights into sweather weather cold life ; - )

  • Charlie Rubenstein
    Charlie Rubenstein3 dager siden

    Love your saga. Next time it goes to --18, get a nice warm hotel; treat yourselves to a warm bath, and go out for dinner. In the morning, take a jet plane to Florida. Good luck! ©️®️🚣

  • Tim Allen
    Tim Allen3 dager siden

    Telling it like it is, just great filming guys .. Really capture and share the spirit of it, thank you If ever you do this again (!) electric blankets really rock too on boats, , shhhhhh😊

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    3 dager siden

    Oh we already have one. It’s been really helpful during the North Atlantic crossing.

  • Peter Karlsson
    Peter Karlsson3 dager siden

    I hope that i will see you guys in sweden next year. with our archipelago and "Allemansrätten" :-)

  • Joni
    Joni4 dager siden

    heads up... watch all those pipes and fittings that froze because ice is very distructive on plumbing. I learned that lesson winter camping in an rv. I had to redo whole plumbing system and sewer because of tons of split fittings. the majic freezeup is -17*f for an vehicle to freeze solid you can actually hear the pips go 'tink tink tink' when they are freezing. the small heater and open all cabinet doors will help freezing tremendously

  • Joni


    4 dager siden

    oh! heat tape heat.... heat tape& wrap all tanks and pipes that's the best way

  • James Ford
    James Ford4 dager siden

    Throwing rocks and snow at ice in the marina is a clear giveaway someone has never experienced cold, snow and ice.

  • Daniel Ratko
    Daniel Ratko4 dager siden

    Try one of those electric gutter cables for your sink and floor drains

  • Ong Huttau
    Ong Huttau4 dager siden

    Just lovely! You guys, the quality of video, the commentary, the stories, the choice of boat, its propulsion, the places you venture, everything is so well done!

  • Kwasi Davis
    Kwasi Davis4 dager siden

    This is exactly how I think I'll react the first time I see snow

  • James Bascombe
    James Bascombe4 dager siden

    Yes salt water does freeze. Lol

  • Stuart K
    Stuart K4 dager siden

    You might want to try something like this. I’m sure they have something similar in Norway. Water expands 9% when it freezes. Yes the pex pipe may withstand the freeze but the joints are probably less forgiving. When a pipe breaks from freezing it usually splits which means a lot of water can come in. Frost King HC6A 6 Feet Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kits, Black More information:

  • Marlin Pruett
    Marlin Pruett4 dager siden

    What the hell you doing were it cold. go south

  • Francesco Saba
    Francesco Saba4 dager siden

    MG guys, incredible cold! You are welcome in our house in Gran Canaria. A strong hug

  • Travis Williams
    Travis Williams4 dager siden

    Just a heads up, whatever the Norwegian version of West Marine is will certainly carry an anti-freeze that's eco-friendly and safe for human consumption. Folks who don't live-aboard use them to winterize their watermakers and (if needed) fresh water tanks. Depending on how much you're paying for electricity it might be cheaper than putting a heater under the sink. Also, and I'm sure you know this but potentially other viewers don't, as long as it's this cold be sure and check the bilge on a regular basis. The water in your bilge thru-hull there can freeze just as easily as the others, but since you don't see it you might not even notice. Which is unfortunate because a sink that doesn't drain and a head that won't flush are merely gross, while a non-functional bilge pump is second only to fire as the leading cause of sunk boats inside a marina.

  • alex ryan
    alex ryan5 dager siden

    Did you think about wrapping heat trace on the pipes

  • Mexican Jesus
    Mexican Jesus5 dager siden

    Lol Nyone that has lived in snow weather hAtes it or loves it

  • Khy Chapman
    Khy Chapman5 dager siden

    Shame on you bringing Canadian weather to tropical Norway. Shame, shame, shame...

  • Ritchard Armitage
    Ritchard Armitage5 dager siden

    Hi guys. Richard & Val from Ladysmith B.C. trying to insulate my boat. I know you bought from Home Depot, USA. Instead of one inch square how about doubling up. Would that keep interior a lot warmer ?

  • Travis Williams

    Travis Williams

    5 dager siden

    The easiest way to tell is to put your hand on the insulation itself. If the insulation is cold to the touch, then you could benefit from adding more. However it's quite likely that after even a single layer of insulation your biggest source of heat loss is going to be the companionway. If you're a full-time live-aboard it's probably worth investing in a cockpit enclosure. Having no windflow through the cockpit tremendously cuts down on the companionway heat loss. Potentially it's even nice to have in the summer if you ever plan on heading south, as the weather gets quite a bit wetter once you cross the border down into the San Juans. If you're not a live aboard and just want to spend a few nights comfortably on the boat in the marina, a space heater or two and maybe an electric blanket are all you really need.

  • val woodford
    val woodford5 dager siden

    Dan and Kika. How are finding the insulation that you installed on the deck head and inner hull?

  • john jones
    john jones5 dager siden

    The cold & snow get old really fast! A message from CANADA, Brrrrr. Use an air pump & weighted hose to keep the ice away from your hull! Not a compressor, just a pump. Good luck 🎅🤶🥶

  • Connor Perry
    Connor Perry5 dager siden

    I’ve spent the past month and half watching all your vids and have finally caught up. You’ve got me hunting down a little day boat to learn how to sail, and explore some of the amazing lakes here in Ontario.

  • Matti Love
    Matti Love5 dager siden

    Where can I follow Jack's adventures?

  • Sothtsmya Tv
    Sothtsmya Tv5 dager siden

    Omg I'm already loving the energy

  • Anders Svensson
    Anders Svensson5 dager siden

    Hi ! Do you planning to visit Sweden and Baltic sea ? Nice to see your blog 😀

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    5 dager siden

    Currently, no. But plans change all the time.

  • Sailing Saramin
    Sailing Saramin5 dager siden

    Water Maker Easteregg?

  • Andrew Johnston
    Andrew Johnston5 dager siden

    Deep respect for living on a boat in those temps! Hope it has warmed up a bit now...

  • callmebigpapa
    callmebigpapa5 dager siden

    You guys are a joy to spend time with!

  • dirtdude
    dirtdude5 dager siden

    My goodness, what an awful place

  • mortymty
    mortymty5 dager siden

    Hey, thats just 3 hours from where i live

  • Paulo De Oliveira
    Paulo De Oliveira5 dager siden

    Lol.. Sweater weather not swedder wedder.. Cold lips speak funny..

  • Paulo De Oliveira

    Paulo De Oliveira

    5 dager siden

    @Sailing Uma it's all cool.. I'm Portuguese by heritage born in South Africa so ya that comes with some hilarious repercussions..

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    5 dager siden

    Hahaha although that wasn’t due to cold lips... that was the simple fact that english isn’t my native tongue. 🤐There are certain words that are just harder for me to pronounce 😅

  • Paulo De Oliveira
    Paulo De Oliveira5 dager siden

    Why would you guys want to stay in Norway over winter? I'm warm blooded and therefore I love South Africa (9 warm months out of every year)..

  • Thomas K
    Thomas K5 dager siden

    When a Haitian girl meets Snow for the first time :D

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    5 dager siden

    Or for the 2nd time ...😂 same reaction really

  • Klaudia Skyes
    Klaudia Skyes5 dager siden

    C'mon Dan, you're Canadian, -19? That's a summers day!

  • Tom Phillips
    Tom Phillips5 dager siden

    Lol, Mika the notorious heavy sleeper who hates the “waking up” part id ready to climb out of the rack for some fluffy powdery goodness. Can’t blame her. “snooooow, snowwwwww, snow!” 😀

  • Tammy Demis
    Tammy Demis6 dager siden

    So glad after binge watching I am now caught up. Confused that haven’t seen/heard anything about COVID. I’m sure Norway has experienced lockdown, or have had some cases? Maybe not?

  • Stein Johansen

    Stein Johansen

    5 dager siden

    Annual average deaths 2016-19 versus 2020 are 337 fewer in Norway. (5,4 mill inhabitants)

  • InfamousDBZ
    InfamousDBZ6 dager siden

    What happens when you want to have kids?

  • Erik Herje
    Erik Herje6 dager siden

    Sooo good to see my hometown ❤️ Thank you! And for the record: -18°C in the Canal by the railway station where you are, feels much colder than 30°C in for instance Røros, which is one of the coldest cities in Norway in the winter. The humidity makes the difference. Røros is pretty dry, the canal is not 😜 Thanks again for beautiful footage 🙏🏻

  • lancedaniels
    lancedaniels6 dager siden

    Thanks for posting and sharing. I was wondering about heating the cabin too, so glad to hear how the stove is working for you. Wonderful to see how you managed the ice issues on board.

  • spiritualinsight
    spiritualinsight6 dager siden

    Magic carpet plus Uma collaboration needs to happen that would be awesome

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    6 dager siden

    We almost met them in The Netherlands. But we left a few weeks before they arrived.

  • Kk Ff
    Kk Ff6 dager siden

    I love to see you’re always positive, and that you can experience our gorgeous country, even when it’s too cold, dark, and so on. Bet you’ll get a lot of tips how to «survive» the coldest periode, just asking the local people. 👍🏻♥️

  • Kk Ff
    Kk Ff6 dager siden

    A tip - if you’re freezing, remember that in a corner, there is always 90 degrees.. 🙄😂

  • deathngravity
    deathngravity6 dager siden

    You are ready for the Northwest Passage!

  • Jarl Inge Sandvik
    Jarl Inge Sandvik6 dager siden

    In Rogaland its spring 8c pluss come south. Of Ålesund to Stavanger ore to Haugesund.

  • aseriscoful
    aseriscoful6 dager siden

    Thanks again for your great videos! Out of curiosity how do you deal with the difference of voltage between Americas and Europe 110 vs 220?

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    6 dager siden

    Stay tune for the next episode ;) it’ll answer that question

  • Folkert Veenstra
    Folkert Veenstra6 dager siden

    Have you got a CO alarm on your boat?

  • Chris Humphris
    Chris Humphris6 dager siden

    It's so great to see a couple so much at ease with each other and with life

  • Sean Denny
    Sean Denny6 dager siden

    Dynamite comes in small packages just like your woodstove

  • Mohammed Haniff Zainol
    Mohammed Haniff Zainol7 dager siden

    wow... never actually experience living in the cold, was in Korea where it was -18 deg C but that was for 2-3 days... in a building not on the boat...

  • Pat McMahon
    Pat McMahon7 dager siden

    My dream bubble has popped. I thought Uma was perfect but this frozen pipe situation may cause me to reconsider. Is this situation unique to Uma or can this be expected on most sailboats? What if anything ca be done to prevent a reocurrence? Equipment?

  • Buck Fiden!
    Buck Fiden!7 dager siden

    Pour salt in drains and toilets to help thaw them and to prevent freezing.

  • Wake for Me
    Wake for Me7 dager siden

    "How do you like the snow?" ...... "Cool". Um, yes. Yes, it is.

  • J Garib
    J Garib7 dager siden

    LOL @ that Buddha laugh in the intro...........

  • Vadim Smilansky
    Vadim Smilansky7 dager siden

    I don't like snow, it can be exciting for a day, but dealing with it for 3 month is a mess

  • jean Doucet
    jean Doucet7 dager siden

    I cant bear to watch you n snow I am Canadian and hate the stuff go back south! LOL

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    6 dager siden

    lol. Plenty other videos out thereabout the tropics for you to enjoy to your heart’s content. As for us, North is where we are headed ;)

  • Matt D'Rat
    Matt D'Rat7 dager siden

    Living in an apartment through winter in Norway is tough enough, I don't know how you do it in a boat and not kill each other. I do know why you miss the Tropics though!

  • Espen KS
    Espen KS7 dager siden

    Oh my dear hometown

  • Deena Prestegard
    Deena Prestegard7 dager siden

    Just love you two and your courageous endeavors - still amazed you are wintering in Norway - how is it that you can stay in the country more than 90 days? We just moved back from there and immigration is strict - swedder wedder is now a thing!!!

  • LuvinLife
    LuvinLife7 dager siden

    The answer, sail near Equator 🥳

  • Kristofer Skeide
    Kristofer Skeide7 dager siden

    Hey. We are about a 100 full time live aboard boats in solheimsviken and marineholmen in bergen. Check it out if your ever in the area. 👍

  • Vicarious Air
    Vicarious Air7 dager siden

    Keep lines from freezing by letting water trickle down the drain constantly. The smallest trickle will keep water flowing...

  • Roar
    Roar7 dager siden

    Velkommen til Norge. 😉

  • Mr Watt
    Mr Watt7 dager siden

    Interesting to see a Canadian with so little experience with sort of cold weather. Those puffer slippers can't be beat. Great video. Thanks.

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    6 dager siden

    There’s a big difference between a boat and a house. I grew up in a log cabin in the woods. Some winters would hit -50C. I’ve got plenty of winter and cold experiences, just never on a boat before.

  • Melissa Gattoni
    Melissa Gattoni7 dager siden

    yay! Captions are on, thank you guys ❤️ #Accessibility

  • GT Productions
    GT Productions7 dager siden

    Hoodie weather

  • Heidi Schrader
    Heidi Schrader7 dager siden

    I am very fascinated by the way you live and love the little moments. Thank you so much for sharing. 🙏

  • Jen Finlay
    Jen Finlay7 dager siden

    If you liked playing with hot water try bubbles, there lots of fun at that temp.

  • Mariana Paes
    Mariana Paes7 dager siden

    Snow is really magical. I was thinking that maybe the antifreeze windshield liquid could help you “unclogging”

  • Charles Thomas
    Charles Thomas7 dager siden


  • jean louis Chaumel
    jean louis Chaumel7 dager siden

    C'est quand même incroyable d'arriver à faire des vidéos intéressants pour les très exigeants amateurs de voile, depuis la Norvège et ses marinas gelées ! On comprend que vous avez des sponsors pour contribuer à cet "hivernage". Mais bravo pour vos capacités à filmer de façon innovante, et à transformer ces histoires banales et tristounettes en sujets toujours intrigants et passionnants ! Clin d'oeil du Québec ....

  • Joseph Colby
    Joseph Colby7 dager siden

    Awesome video! So cool to be in Norway through winter. You mentioned the marina's are cheap there through winter, and I'm curious just how cheap are they? Do you have a weekly or monthly rate there?

  • Lecs
    Lecs7 dager siden

    Have you considered installing a van type diesel heater instead of the fire place? It may actually take up less room and you can just have a fill tank / jerry cans. I believe you can get a reliable Chinese made unit for like 220$.

  • Luka Mravinec
    Luka Mravinec7 dager siden

    Moana meets snow!!!!

  • Bermieboy1
    Bermieboy17 dager siden

    Where can I find that stove please?

  • Graeme Woodruff
    Graeme Woodruff7 dager siden

    -18 wow that is cold!

  • Adrian Smythe
    Adrian Smythe7 dager siden

    Awesome video !!! But... Does not look like fun to me AT ALL !!! hahaha

  • Spannhaev
    Spannhaev7 dager siden


  • Sanne bast
    Sanne bast7 dager siden

    Nice to see other people struggling with the same things, thnx 😊🙂. Where did you get that black pump to unblock the sink? Looks amazing! Best wishes from Vlieland, Sanne

  • Wayne Grant
    Wayne Grant7 dager siden The purpose of a flue is to provide a vent so that the byproducts of combustion do not back up into a room. The amount of draft can be controlled with the use of a damper mounted inside, allowing the user to strike the right balance between ventilation and heat loss.

  • Gregory Chaney
    Gregory Chaney8 dager siden

    Make sure to check the back of all your lockers. Mildew is a serious problem in the winter.

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    7 dager siden

    all our lockers are well ventilated. We have zero mildew problems

  • 68Baby
    68Baby8 dager siden

    Haven't been in that kind of weather in many years...brrrrr. Your boat is so cool and cozy! Aloha and stay warm

  • Bart Rupel
    Bart Rupel8 dager siden

    How is it that no one is wearing a mask in any of your videos? Are you in an alternate universe?

  • Paul SJ

    Paul SJ

    6 dager siden

    Check the low incidencies, and the resulting rules in Norway.

  • Manatee Max
    Manatee Max8 dager siden

    Too cold for this manatee.

  • David C
    David C8 dager siden

    Wow quite the frozen ordeal. We had -15 deg C here in Ft. Worth, Texas and I had a 3 inch thick sheet of ice in my pool. Fortunately for me I had no damage unlike many others. Thanks for sharing, Cheers!

  • Jack Seaa
    Jack Seaa8 dager siden

    Hi, where did you get those insulation panels and what is the cost. It looks really easy to install but did you have to glue them in?

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    7 dager siden

    they are just simple foam tiles from amazon, and yes they are glued to the hull. This video explains how:

  • Allan Sutton
    Allan Sutton8 dager siden

    You have to be loosing a ton of heat through the companionway lexan. Too bad you couldn’t get insulated Triple E panels that would insulate like a window but still give you some light.

  • Kay Herman
    Kay Herman8 dager siden

    What brand is your sweater? It is beautiful.

  • Neal Birch
    Neal Birch8 dager siden

    Haitian woman love the snow!

  • Jeremie Lariviere
    Jeremie Lariviere8 dager siden

    i've said it before, people in California who complain about it "being cold" do not really know anything. great video!

  • R VL
    R VL8 dager siden

    I think you underestimated Norway... :)

  • R VL

    R VL

    7 dager siden

    @Sailing Uma Don't take it the wrong way! I lived there for two years and I froze my butt off :)

  • Sailing Uma

    Sailing Uma

    7 dager siden

    The only part we underestimated was how much we LOVE IT!