Sail Life - New Gebo portlight, deck fills & working on the settee - DIY boat project

This week I installed a new Gebo portlight and new deck fills. I also worked on the settee (95% done).
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  • Alan McNulty
    Alan McNulty28 dager siden

    Top 10 signs I’m watching way too much sail life 1. Anything tedious is now called a “fiddlely bits”. 2. Cleaning my house is now called “Oh glorious” cleaning. 3. I address my team at work with “The astute among you” will have noted ... 4. I’ve started calling Insulation ... “inCHulation”. 5. I accidentally called my own dog jokull. 😬 6. Every completed project is followed with a “Tadaa”!! 7. I’ve started ending my phone calls with, that’s “Enough yammering on”. 8. I ask “the great hive mind” for advice. 9. I’ve started wearing colorful, pocket, short sleeve, colored, button downs. 10. “Pretty dang spiffy” is now the new work standard. I look forward to these videos all week!!

  • greg m

    greg m

    25 dager siden

    Not too shabby....

  • Álvaro Guimarães

    Álvaro Guimarães

    27 dager siden

    @Papounet if I do say so myself* ;)

  • Papounet


    27 dager siden

    A great comment if I do say so ;-)

  • Sail Life

    Sail Life

    27 dager siden

    Haha, that's the funniest comment I've seen in a long time :D

  • Konogan


    27 dager siden

    Oh glorious debugging.... for me

  • Gao Bizi
    Gao Bizi16 dager siden

    Well done

  • Neeraj Gujar
    Neeraj Gujar16 dager siden

    Sorry about this Because if you working with this speed your boat is need more than 3 years to set Sail !! Keep it going little bit faster 😉!!!!. Best wishes to you.

  • 7810jam
    7810jam19 dager siden

    Love the slats, the finish on them is lovely.

  • Aries Dane
    Aries Dane20 dager siden

    Someone with more money than me please order him a replacement interior portlight trim piece for the one that's been cut. I mean, he moved an entire wall to expose that portlight after all...

  • Paul Crosbie
    Paul Crosbie21 dag siden

    Just wonderful progress, much respect!

  • mark farnell
    mark farnell21 dag siden

    Wow so much achieved, and juggling so many jobs at once. Very impressed

  • Max well
    Max well21 dag siden

    I'd love to see you rework your outro tiles. I've noticed (since I've watched your channel for years) there is so much information on the screen that I've never once clicked a "watch next" video. They get lost in all the text that is on your outro template. It would be so much more effective to have a clean outro tile template and not post all your social media text. If you want links to your social media just add them as buttons in your template. That way the 2 videos you are promoting viewers watch next will stand out much more. Also, black is really not an ideal color of this type of template. It's a simple fix. You can make a free outro template using Canva's free version in just a few minutes. Download it as an MP4. Then do your normal routine of adding what videos you want to display in NOlocal Studio. I think this simple thing would add so much more value to the outro than the current configuration. All the best.

  • Acraftman
    Acraftman22 dager siden

    Colonel Clink called wants to know if you saw Hoogen while looking for that bit of Athena. Yes I'm old AF.

  • Projects
    Projects22 dager siden

    It looks so much better without the bulkhead cutting through the port light!

  • Diane Brockman
    Diane Brockman23 dager siden

    I have a suggestion that might help your 'orange peeling'. When I'm working on my resin jewelry I use a Bic lighter, and go over all the resin, lightly, to get the air pockets out. It might work nice for you.

  • Roy Clare
    Roy Clare24 dager siden

    Dang spiffy video, Mads. 👍🏼💯💥

  • Sailing Quick Creations
    Sailing Quick Creations24 dager siden

    We LOVE LOVE LOVE this sailing channel and watching SPIFFY!! ⚓⛵ Hubby and I eagerly wait for a new one to be uploaded every week!! You're episodes have given us so many handy tips and guidance with our very own boat build in South Australia :D I too find myself mimicking Mads with doohickeys, fiddlely bits and see yoooouuuu 👋 PS... everything I design & make at work that I love has to be ranked as ....spiffy!! Thanks for your awesome videos!! keep them coming xx Mel & Luke

  • Robert Hartley
    Robert Hartley24 dager siden

    So I just realized something. I missed last week's video. So I got a full hour of SailLife today. With the commercials, I got a TV show called the SailLife. Welcome to The Sail Life! Yeyyyyyy! It's time to play the music It's time to light the lights. It's time to meet Jokull on the SailLife Show tonight.

  • A Sailboat Named Roxy
    A Sailboat Named Roxy25 dager siden

    Wow Athena looks so good! Thanks for sharing, we learn a lot by watching your videos! Already stole some of you ideas for our own boat 😄

  • Sea Horse
    Sea Horse25 dager siden

    😂You made me laugh a few times on this one!!!I know how you feel!Boat work😏.Been there,done that,still doing!🤭.Athena,looking mighty fine👍

  • Eric Theune
    Eric Theune25 dager siden


  • Sir Frydryk
    Sir Frydryk25 dager siden

    Must be really messed up software if he's saying "God Danged" I mean them's fighting words where I come from. Or Grandma will whoop your Bee Hind something fearest! Someone send him something that works, before his what's it breaks.

  • Tibor Kiss
    Tibor Kiss25 dager siden

    orange peel effect appears when the paint is too cold when applied to the material. It worth putting the paint can to a bowl of hot water (the temperature of hot water you get from a household tap) before you start painting.

  • Joseph U
    Joseph U25 dager siden

    Mads, have you considered teaching courses on basic boat maintenance? I know I would be first in line for a fiberglass and painting course!

  • Kevin Lytle
    Kevin Lytle25 dager siden

    Your attention to detail is a treat to witness.

  • Chadd Thompson
    Chadd Thompson25 dager siden

    Where are you getting your mahogany slats? I haven't had any luck finding any in the US..

  • linda austin-morin
    linda austin-morin26 dager siden

    I have been wondering, but afraid to ask, how’s your dog?

  • Bue Madsen
    Bue Madsen26 dager siden

    Hej Mads Jeg har en tysker der bruger butyl til skrugeren. Prøv og se her. Det er et enormt inspirerende program du laver. Jeg vil samlingen det med “Kurs mod fjerne kyster” på det “Gør det selv til båden” vis👍🙂

  • Richard Cotton
    Richard Cotton26 dager siden

    It’s like you filmed this episode in time lapse? ; ) You got so much done! Great job

  • Paul Steindorf
    Paul Steindorf26 dager siden

    Probing holes with your finger? I thought this channel was about boat repair!!

  • Brad Taylor
    Brad Taylor26 dager siden

    So excited! I received my Hi guys! And Pretty dang spiffy stickers today. I love your channel and wish you continued success.

  • The Steve
    The Steve26 dager siden

    Mads, you need to wear a dust mask when you're cutting/routing/sanding wood, especially if it's MDF (composite). Also any time you mix West 406, as it's extremely dangerous to breath silica dust.

  • Dan Vicary
    Dan Vicary26 dager siden

    MADS - am I hearing a sinus infection? Get well soon.

  • Craig Hooper
    Craig Hooper26 dager siden

    Awesome as always, you will get lots completed now.

  • Alexis Soto
    Alexis Soto26 dager siden

    So much progress! Amazing what can be done without a normal job!

  • Jörgen Salomonsson
    Jörgen Salomonsson27 dager siden

    If you shift the diesel and waste lids the diesel thieves can have all they want..😂

  • A Ha
    A Ha27 dager siden


  • telematter
    telematter27 dager siden

    Oh my god, I FORGOT to watch Sail Life on my Sunday .... :(

  • Ivo Alexander Kapitzki
    Ivo Alexander Kapitzki27 dager siden

    Getting sad ... son Athena will be completed and will leave port ... no more DIY videos to wacht ... :-( :-(

  • Ivo Alexander Kapitzki

    Ivo Alexander Kapitzki

    27 dager siden

    this fact has already such a negative impact on me that I am unable to type without spelling mistake

  • tetepeb
    tetepeb27 dager siden

    Everything looks so good! And im so glad you finally fixed the area over the navstation because just like Ava i also thought that it was a real eye-sore. :)

  • woodman113
    woodman11327 dager siden

    Mads.... there was no SPIFFY exclamations this week.... ????

  • donlopeaguirre112
    donlopeaguirre11227 dager siden

    ."..and giving the hole a thorough probing." Dying.

  • Jimmy Edwards
    Jimmy Edwards27 dager siden

    Getting so much more done each episode now that you are working on it full time.

  • Jim Anderson
    Jim Anderson27 dager siden

    Been using butyl for decades....Number 1 failure rate is because people donot clean with Alcohol....Pure clean surface is a must exemptions for success Fairwinds from the @captains.chair

  • Ingmar
    Ingmar27 dager siden

    So where does Jokull the dog live now?

  • Harry Merritt
    Harry Merritt27 dager siden

    Wow u got so much done. Looks really nice

  • mikeyc181
    mikeyc18127 dager siden

    Love the Ring of Deception, too funny !!

  • S sc3
    S sc327 dager siden

    Don't mix filler on wood you will get tons of pin holes from air. Use a plastic mixing board. Auto body 101

  • Stewart Gartland
    Stewart Gartland27 dager siden

    I've said it before, but this episode further illustrates one of the key attractions of these wonderful videos.....outstanding editing!!! The information just rattles along but it makes perfect sense combined with the footage.

  • Jeff Wood
    Jeff Wood27 dager siden

    I know others have mentioned ways to camouflage the gap in the port light trim but do you still have the trim pieces for the port light you removed in the head? You could always cut a couple of pieces of aluminum to fit the gap over the nav desk. For that matter if you have access to someone with a welder, you could cut the pieces, and hand them over to somebody to weld them up for you and not have to replace the trim.

  • Jeff Wood
    Jeff Wood27 dager siden

    I am too caffeine deficient to make a snappy comment so I will just leave it at amazing job as always.

  • Scramasax
    Scramasax27 dager siden

    An other way to seal those portlights than butyl, is that normal household window soft rubber gasket tape available from any local hardware store. It will flex with the boat and is 100% water tight. And takes no time to change if ever required... just a tip...

  • Brrraaaapp
    Brrraaaapp27 dager siden

    don't forget, to remember, to leave a like!

  • Phil Stevens
    Phil Stevens27 dager siden

    How was your first week without having to go to your 'day-job'?. Have you any thoughts about maybe making more than one video a week? ATB . Phil

  • vomKuckucksfelsen
    vomKuckucksfelsen27 dager siden

    Maybe its the time to move on to Davinci Resolve ;)

  • Dry Roasted
    Dry Roasted27 dager siden

    "Shmear" is what Danes put on their bread.

  • hib3032
    hib303227 dager siden

    Can’t help but think I would have covered all my expensive instruments before I started sanding 🤦‍♂️

  • Walter van der Boor
    Walter van der Boor27 dager siden

    We have portlights like those, they were installed in 1997 and are still in pristine condition. The Gebo after service is also very good in case you needed a part.

  • Phil Gray
    Phil Gray27 dager siden

    We waited all week and before we know it, we are waiting for next week. Forgot to mention, we scored a Garmin chart plotter in the laundry recycling corner. This is a discontinued model and when I got it to fire up, I couldn't believe how good it was. So simple to get around the menus and operate. I'm officially cursing the stuff we have on board made by a guy called Ray.

  • William Baker
    William Baker27 dager siden

    Beautiful work Mads!

  • Alejandro Vanags
    Alejandro Vanags27 dager siden

    Portlight ninja!

  • Rethink Science
    Rethink Science27 dager siden

    A clean coat over that paint may stop the yellowing

  • Lex Maxwell
    Lex Maxwell27 dager siden

    the vast majority of your woodworks is gorgeous. ...and then you cover it with white paint. I cry every time.

  • runristaren2
    runristaren227 dager siden

    Dang spiffy 👍

  • Hope Rules
    Hope Rules27 dager siden

    Thanks for the lovely video as always, Mads and may your rendering be smooth (& just eat some popcorn with peanuts and m&m's while you wait-it does "sweeten the ordeal just a bit!).

  • greg m
    greg m27 dager siden

    Must say the white paint is definitely brightening up the interior. Looking spiffy!

  • james caslake
    james caslake27 dager siden

    Just fantastic.....

  • Nena D
    Nena D27 dager siden

    I just love you sense of humor! Thanks for the episode

  • Cawfee Dawg
    Cawfee Dawg27 dager siden

    Mads at his finest: "Applying a small amount to my gloved finger and giving the hole a thorough probing." yes im 12 .. 😂

  • Luke Channer

    Luke Channer

    21 dag siden

    A Proctologist in the making!!

  • Gleaning The Scriptures
    Gleaning The Scriptures27 dager siden

    Were you able to get the port light in the first go or did the frame get bumped?

  • The HandyMan At The Mill
    The HandyMan At The Mill27 dager siden

    I hate that you are almost done… lol… wait its a sailboat… I always check to see if video is over or under 20 min cause I want more… Great Job!

  • jim mugford
    jim mugford27 dager siden

    Not sure what editing software you use but divinci resolve 16 is free and is awesome. There are a lot of tutorials on it too. I switched from premier pro and I really love it. All the best and love the channel. From Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

  • eddy angilletta
    eddy angilletta27 dager siden

    Man you definitely know what you're doing, fantastic!

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jones27 dager siden

    I plan on using this video as a template for making templates for templates.

  • Bill Allman
    Bill Allman27 dager siden

    Mads, your skill as a finish woodworker is only exceeded by your drive for perfection. As a luthier, i spend hours getting seams to match and joints to appear seamless. You seem to do it with ease. Thank you for sharing your time and skills with us.

  • Jack Patteeuw
    Jack Patteeuw27 dager siden

    Okay, I watch too many sail boat refit videos ! I have come to the conclusion the the best thing to use when bedding a port light is butyl tape. Why ? Because it and all other sealants/caulks WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL ! With butyl removing the port light and butyl tape and cleaning before re-bedding is much easier than any other sealant/caulk. Maybe butyl does not last as long, but replacing it is so much easier !

  • K L
    K L27 dager siden

    Ring of deception, lol!

  • jim jeffries
    jim jeffries27 dager siden

    When your trim is too short, make the overlap at an angle. This way, no matter the movement you will never see a gap...if one long piece ends up being a bit of a pain to find. Keep up the hard work

  • Roger Young
    Roger Young27 dager siden

    Where is your dog?

  • Jon Madsen
    Jon Madsen27 dager siden


  • Vapor Bill
    Vapor Bill27 dager siden

    You should paint the space aluminum grey where the port light frame was cut to create the illusion of a full frame.

  • Robert Gallant
    Robert Gallant27 dager siden

    You didn't introduce us to Mr. Bunny!!!! Boat is looking more and more awesome!!!

  • Torsten Hansen
    Torsten Hansen27 dager siden

    Mads, I’m out of breath just watching you! Save a little of yourself for Ava when she arrives👍

  • Dustan Balkcom
    Dustan Balkcom27 dager siden

    You’re getting so much done now that you only have one job!

  • gymcoachdon
    gymcoachdon27 dager siden

    Let's not forget that English isn't his native language, and yet he cursed in English when the piece from the hole saw plopped into the water!

  • 1colerock
    1colerock27 dager siden

    For your analytics

  • twinsmm1
    twinsmm127 dager siden

    Excited for you, man! Everything is coming together.

  • R S
    R S27 dager siden

    Port-light frame with cut out for missing bulkhead.... I'm betting the one flaw on Athena right above the nav station is going to gnaw at you. So I'm starting a pool, "on which upcoming Sunday" will we see C&C action with a piece of aluminum for a new port-light frame?

  • Thiago Bergo
    Thiago Bergo27 dager siden

    Congratulations for the excellent work done. It’s really nice seeing you at daily basis doing your best for accomplishing the things to be done. Let’s wait for next week. Health and Peace from Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club.

  • twinsmm1
    twinsmm127 dager siden

    9:38 - Colonel Klink, Hogan's Heros. "Hogan!!!...."

  • doug janusch
    doug janusch27 dager siden

    Great work

  • d.j. Robinson
    d.j. Robinson27 dager siden

    we so much love your attention to detail. Ava should be mad pleased with the eyesore gone. 👍👍💚⛵

  • SV Barry Duckworth
    SV Barry Duckworth27 dager siden

    As an unemployed lazy bum (like the rest of us retired cruisers) you can get so much more boat work done in a week. Enjoy that while it lasts since once you and your lovely lady move in together and cast off the lines you will never again be as productive as you are right now. Speaking from experience here...

  • Hans Etter
    Hans Etter27 dager siden

    Looking nice, did you put some antisieze on the screws for the port holes?

  • Dan Knox
    Dan Knox27 dager siden

    Busy week. Wow you get so much more done working full time on the boat. 😊

  • Sailing Citrine Sunset
    Sailing Citrine Sunset27 dager siden

    Nice video as usual

  • Pura Vida
    Pura Vida27 dager siden

    looks great Mads. "More than one way to swing a cat" so NO criticism here Mads, but I am 80% sure you can adjust the depth on that Trim Router.... no need to add material for right height of the surface.

  • richgey1
    richgey127 dager siden

    I think you’re the fastest and best build out there!

  • Matt Evans-Koch
    Matt Evans-Koch27 dager siden

    Thank you Mads for this week's video. A few small pieces of silver duct tape would fill in the gaps on the port light ring. Not permanent but good for filming-LOL. Take care and let us know how far the hole piece made it before you caught up to it.

  • Jay Sims
    Jay Sims27 dager siden

    Just ask somebody to back those nuts up.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy27 dager siden

    Fantastic and funny!

  • Jimmy Brokos
    Jimmy Brokos27 dager siden


  • BB
    BB27 dager siden

    Mads, there is this really strange, bright light in parts of your video this week. It's almost like there is some big bright light in in the sky there in Denmark. I know you mentioned an issue with video editing software, so maybe that's it. : P

  • Sailspirit99
    Sailspirit9927 dager siden

    Mads, here in Western Australia, we add a drop of black paint tint to any white can of paint to prevent yellowing. If getting our ceilings painted, we ask for WA White. It doesn’t change the colour, and is obvious if it isn’t done. Prior to my purchasing my home, someone patched 2sq m of the ceiling and used plain white. That yellowed significantly vs the rest of the ceiling. All the best. Loved all your videos since the beginning. ⛵️😊