Repainting my 30yr Old ITALIAN YACHT! 

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In today's episode we're repainting the B IS FOR BOAT!
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B is for Build
B is for Build 5 months ago
just wanted to let you know ive seen you're comments about painting the anodes, and we will fix that up next time we are out at the boat. We were following what was done before and apparently that was the wrong way. I thought all they needed was a clean connection between the metal they were protecting but after doing research its clear they'll do better without paint on them, easy fix!
Pel Grif
Pel Grif 29 days ago
When's the next episode champ?
Frank Heuvelman
Frank Heuvelman Month ago
@Thomas Szemeti I’ve been at sea for a few years and pay'd attention during science class at high school. I know enough.
chris bruni
chris bruni Month ago
Comeon everyone knows your not gonna get back to doing that ....lol ....20$ they stay painted for as long as he owns boat
Pro Airsoft
Pro Airsoft 2 months ago
Gave you guys finished it yet?
chase weeks
chase weeks 2 months ago
@Frank Heuvelman wtf are you talking about?
the3rddecline 3 days ago
Any news on the boat or when you guys will continue to work on the boat? Can't wait!
John Weir
John Weir 5 days ago
I recall you saying something about covering, rather than removing, the old name is bad luck...
maxmillion7007 18 days ago
why does it look like your prop shafts have dropped out a couple of inches? the really shiny bit
Keith A.
Keith A. Month ago
You really need help by somebody who has real experience with boats. You keep making these videos and frequently make a fool of yourself because you are so ignorant........
Allar Valksaare
Allar Valksaare Month ago
dude, you dont paint the zinc anodes:D camoooooon
Robert Tisch
Robert Tisch Month ago
Hey everybody, don't paint the zink!!!!! I served on submarines during the Vietnam War. One of the toughest jobs during patrol prep, was crawling through the boats superstructure (turtleback), and changing out the many zink bars along the hull. They need full contact with the seawater to be effective in limiting erosion of the pressure hull. Glad to see you guys removed the paint from your zink anodes!
Robert Tisch
Robert Tisch Month ago
Man, you got a new boat! Thanks for sharing this amazing rebuild for us. Everything about your videos is top notch AND you seem to be a very nice, down to earth guy. So refreshing!
Sean Juan
Sean Juan Month ago
anodes... just think of a magnet in an oil pan but it's done electro-chemically in water.
Karl Harris
Karl Harris Month ago
As a car junkie, were you not tempted to try ceramic coating the boat? Or even playing around with a Plasti Dip? 😂
Matthew Mohr
Matthew Mohr Month ago
The anodes a there so the salt water would eat at that then the other metals on your boat
Rob Month ago
when are you getting back to the engines - I can't wait
mike neville
mike neville Month ago
My missus fell in love with ur boat interior! Looks a comfy warm place to be☺ looks like a floating motel..
scott wallberg
scott wallberg 2 months ago
ok a lot of comments by boaters on zinks. The mystery of the tight shaft is IMHO due to the packing in the hull penetration stuffing box there is friction there to prevent water leaking in through the penetration. After years of tightening to stop leakage it is maybe shot. I would take the time to repack the penetration while in drydock especially if you have no history on maintenance of previous owners. that packing is lubricated by slight leakage of water. no leakage = no lubrication and likely lots of friction and heat generation some stuffing boxes actually have water connections. The exterior support bearing is held in a support strut and is normally called a Cutlass bearing Lubricated with water also. Good call on the set screws
RODley Pumpkins
RODley Pumpkins 2 months ago
Better thank US-first for that boat.
Ryan Cavanaugh
Ryan Cavanaugh 2 months ago
Beautiful boat.
A grave misunderstanding
ok so this is why you should never paint the zincs. when two types of metal are submerged in water (especially sea water) the metal dissolves and forms metal ions. these ions then attract ions from other metals near by, as the metal gives away its ions it corrodes and gets weaker. this can be counteracted by using a tird weaker metal also known as a sacrificial anode. which is, as the name suggests, used to give away its ions instead of the ions of the more important compnents such as rudders and shafts 9which need to be exposed and unpainted to minimise friction). essentially the metal ions in the water are held occupied by the weaker ions that they pull away from the weaker metal instead of pulling away at the stronger metals. painting the anodes and thus blocking the electirc bond between the sacrificial anodes and the sea water means that the metal ions will pull away at the more important meal components rather then the sacrificial ones. im not an expert but that is a basic overview
A grave misunderstanding
for all the engineers in the comments telling him how badly hes damaging the boat i would expect more dislikes
Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson 2 months ago
Change the bearings now. Most yards have a tool that you do not have to pull the shafts to change them. If they don't find one that does.
Brandon Cummings
Brandon Cummings 2 months ago
Just leave paint on the bolts for the anodes. Leave the zinc bare.
Frank Heuvelman
Frank Heuvelman 2 months ago
antifouling. It's called antifouling.
ChristianCohn 3 months ago
Will it continue soon?
Malcolm Adams
Malcolm Adams 3 months ago
Inter crystallisation. Corrosion caused by two dissimilar metals in contact with each other.
Steven Reeves
Steven Reeves 3 months ago
Your channel is facenating. YOu seem to have endless funds but you do a lot of the work yourself. Very cool. Plus Oscar FTW!
Michael E Jean- louis
Its called antifouling paint under the cruiser
Davide Massa
Davide Massa 3 months ago
Such a beautiful boat. Looking forward to see her cruising at 40 knots. Merry Xmas from Italy.
Samir Sehmi
Samir Sehmi 3 months ago
Dude a news channel in Sweden are using your video’s. Is that ok ? www.hamnen.se/artiklar/motor/konsten-att-lyfta-dubbla-motorer/
Medium Dave
Medium Dave 3 months ago
is there an update out ?
joseph donovan
joseph donovan 4 months ago
I am just curious, what are you going to do too offset the weight loss to keep the boat in trim/ i think the boat will be stern light and bow heavy as well as riding higher in the water . This may make the boat poor to handle as well as top heavy and prone to rolling in heavy swells.
Goldencheeta1 4 months ago
Dont primer the Zink!
Goldencheeta1 4 months ago
If u whant to go fast u need to polish teh proppelers to my friend :P
Stephen Burrows
Stephen Burrows 4 months ago
Thought: Carly would be handy for checking out status of a car you’re looking to buy...? 🤔
David Bryant
David Bryant 4 months ago
Nothing like watching liberals and boats...
m0nster0usZ0mbie 4 months ago
The boat nazis are out
Superform 4 months ago
those set screws hold in the cutlass bearing in the p bracket...
Robert Cook
Robert Cook 4 months ago
The trim tabs are stainless, not aluminum...
Robert Laird
Robert Laird 4 months ago
You should use wet sandpaper to sand the prop shaft and then paint on propspeed.
Franco Vallejos
Franco Vallejos 4 months ago
Everyone’s mad cause he painted the anodes. I’m over here not knowing what the anodes are.
rabukan 58
rabukan 58 4 months ago
Zinc anodes are there to protect the metals - rudder, props, shaft, trim tabs, etc. - from galvanic corrosion, "which occurs when any two dissimilar metals are physically or electrically connected and immersed in water." Do not paint them, as many have said in these comments. Painting them will prevent them from doing their job, and your metals will corrode as a result, which defeats the purpose of the zincs. You should only paint the metal with Prop Speed, or any other metal paint specific to marine use. Your bottom paint is ablative, which as you said, is designed to come off over time while preventing barnacles, etc. from connecting to the hull. It will not stick to the metals and will quickly come off.
David Bar
David Bar 4 months ago
16:17 You're defeated the purpose of the zinc in terms of corrosion when you paint them.... literally just looked into the comments and I wasn't going to post this, but for long term it's important that they get salt water to control the corrosion. You can't stop corrosion but the purpose is to reduce it to a least expensive item. I would just throw in the money for at least 1 new prop, it looks like it rotated over something harder. It's like watching bosn mates gundeck maint. all over again.
Peter McDonald
Peter McDonald 4 months ago
My boat is a red Blackfin named MOM. So seeing Hi Mom on your bottom is cool!
Steve C
Steve C 4 months ago
Enjoy your videos! However, you should check out US-first for some instructional videos. It could help prevent you from doing things twice... like painting the anodes, putting the wrong primer, adding an oil catch can that didn't work... and so on. Boats are an expensive, time consuming project. Don't guess on how to do things! Ever hear teh expression there is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it again?
Blanco Niño
Blanco Niño 4 months ago
Damn it looks so good!
Scandal929 4 months ago
Have you ever tried any of those ceramic spray and wipe products on any of your vehicles? If so would you recommend any of them?
hsensei 5 months ago
I'm sure it's been said a thousand times, but BOAT stands for bust out another thousand. They are expensive beasts to maintain.
Matt Pegis
Matt Pegis 5 months ago
I wonder how the weight difference between old engines and new will affect the basic balance of the boat.
john molloy
john molloy 5 months ago
just a simple fix for the wear and tear from the fender rubs...get some signage wrap or the same stuff they use to screen cars,it comes in every color an will protect future uses. you could also get creative and add stripes if thats your thing and if you dont like it take it off.
Chris Fayers
Chris Fayers 5 months ago
You mention stiff shafts and the set screws. I think they hold the cutlass bearing into the shaft bracket. They are not connected to the shaft. Shafts generally are stiff to turn by hand.
Antonio Borrego
Antonio Borrego 5 months ago
I think I've heard enough royalty free electric music to completely destroy the Genre for me.
The Norwegian
The Norwegian 5 months ago
Hey, dude! I'm a marine techician. make sure you degrease your anodes before you put them in the water. also, your brushing tool will put a lot of iron(from the brush) and copper(from the paint) on top of the anode, and essentially render it useless.
Skipper Richman
Skipper Richman 5 months ago
packing seals may be to tight
Lemon 4OP
Lemon 4OP 5 months ago
Quick Tip: When you were grinding away the calcium from the salt in the water pour hot vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes to agitate the calcium.
Keith Brown
Keith Brown 5 months ago
Wow you did an absolutely beautiful job you should be very proud I am
Wil E. Coyote
Wil E. Coyote 5 months ago
Looks like Oscar does all the 'heavy lifting' & hard work - well done Oscar !
Dylan Cain
Dylan Cain 5 months ago
It is gel coat, not paint, fill it will gel coat then paint it!!!!
Dylan Cain
Dylan Cain 5 months ago
Your prop should spin in neutral, it will be a pain in the ass. This looks like a hatteras. Be careful to not paint your zincs.
Dylan Cain
Dylan Cain 5 months ago
You need to sand the bottom paint first, you will need to redo it after 1 year the old paint is too dry.
Dan Moro
Dan Moro 5 months ago
the thing that the shafts goes thru is called a strut the set screws secure the bearings. Why didn't you clean underside of trim tabs?
Creative Lemon
Creative Lemon 5 months ago
beices the zincs everyone talking about, DONT PAINT THE STRUT SHAFTS!! not the shiney part!!
mack man
mack man 5 months ago
wanna sell those old engines?
Jake Cruz
Jake Cruz 5 months ago
now would be a good time to service the cutlass bearings
Dave Van Gemert
Dave Van Gemert 5 months ago
Oh yeah, dont paint the zincs!
Dave Van Gemert
Dave Van Gemert 5 months ago
The shafts have a v-packing compression seal. If they spin easy they are probably old, dry and worn, and ready to leak!
Dhermi Boat Tours
Dhermi Boat Tours 5 months ago
What material did you use for the polishing?
Dhermi Boat Tours
Dhermi Boat Tours 5 months ago
You should NOT paint the zing anode!!!! NOW THEY ARE USELESS!!!
Robert Garbe
Robert Garbe 5 months ago
forget the props... You need different one for the LS..
Jon Beecroft
Jon Beecroft 5 months ago
You mite want to get that ding taken out of the prop also must be out of balance big time
Nigel Rogers
Nigel Rogers 5 months ago
The reason the prop shaft is hard to turn probably has more to do with the shaft seal at the other end. These are packing glands often used on the spindles of water pumps. There is an asbestos like rope inside these which the backing plate compresses against the shaft (the 2 bolts). On pumps they usually sit in a water bath for cooling but obviously this is not possible in a boat so I suppose it's a compromise between stopping the water and overheating the seal.
Chuck Allen
Chuck Allen 5 months ago
If I painted my car and showed it on YT and painted the rear view mirrors would I get as many don't paint the mirror comments as you got on "don't paint the anodes?
JFTops Foerster
JFTops Foerster 5 months ago
While you have it out of the water you may want to consider adding some underwater lights at the back. Also, see about having a extended swim platform added. A lot easier doing those additions when the boat is out. And i can promise you they will be worth it.. you can google different swim platforms.
Peter Woodhead
Peter Woodhead 5 months ago
It looks to me from the polished nature of the prop shaft that they have moved aft following removal of the engines allowing the non polished part to run in the bearing causing increased resistance.
aaron abel
aaron abel 5 months ago
The whole boat is one giant anode
Tom Biondi
Tom Biondi 5 months ago
Don’t worry about the tops of the trims tabs, that has no effect on performance. The bottom is a different story.
Al W-B
Al W-B 5 months ago
Dude, apparently... you need to paint the ANODES!!
A Pick
A Pick 5 months ago
If you're repowering you'll not be keeping the props as they will most likely be the wrong pitch for your new engines. Even if your keeping them the props need to be serviced the starboard prop has heavy damage.
B.A. Gage
B.A. Gage 5 months ago
I would have retracted the trim servos all the way before paint, usually the hard chrome part of the rod you want to avoid paint. Otherwise it looks killer! looking forward to following this project.
Randy Jude
Randy Jude 5 months ago
Propellers in twin-engine boats are set to turn in opposite directions so that the torque created by each balances the other out. If both propellers turned in the same direction, you would feel it at the steering wheel--you would have to counter the torque by steering constantly in the same direction. Just wondering if you took this into consideration yet ( just keeping us on edge lol) ..marine engines one reverse rotates in twin screws.....
Randy Jude
Randy Jude 5 months ago
@Charlie Odom JEAN-E-US! ....lmao
Charlie Odom
Charlie Odom 5 months ago
Nah man...he is going to run one trans in reverse and the other in forward!!!
Pablo Montoya
Pablo Montoya 5 months ago
Paint looks good but your waterline is going to change quite a bit if you're halving the weight of your engines. I hope you can make the gassers work but please definitely run it all by a naval architect who will let you know if the boat will still be safe to handle with this much weight and C of G change. You might want/need to do stuff like resize trim tabs or shaft angle, or even add ballast to make sure it's still stable. People die in the cabins of unbalanced motorboats that flip every year. Hopefully you don't need to ballast back all the weight you reduced to keep things upright!
Ann Trautwein
Ann Trautwein 5 months ago
FYI support/ stablizer is called a strut. Red tint on strut is electrolysis may want to look into that. Am I right in assuming the white paint is made for props ie Prop-coat. Shafts should turn freely no transmission or shaft brakes so comparisons to other boats doesn't apply.
Robin Wells
Robin Wells 5 months ago
Are you mainly fresh water or a mix of fresh and salt? If mainly fresh the magnesium anodes may be better. That said, the magnesium will fizz away well sharpish in salt water if you venture out to sea again!
David Goodwin
David Goodwin 5 months ago
Yacht ownership is certainly a glamorous life ! :)
John 5 months ago
I sub to this channel to see the boat, not to jump to another channel, un sub here, good luck with your boat.
will meldrum
will meldrum 5 months ago
You talk to damn much, more work less talking
Steve Gem
Steve Gem 5 months ago
Those set screws just hold the Cutlass bearing in the prop strut. with the shafts pushed aft the way they are ,you probably have a corroded section of prop shaft in contact with the Cutlass bearing. push your shafts forward spray a little water on them for lubrication and see if they spin better.
Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas 5 months ago
Great job, like I said before you don’t have to explain anything to anyone, use whatever motors you want bro!
cory Murphy
cory Murphy 5 months ago
Are you gonna build one of the new engines to run counter or backwards?
Randy Jude
Randy Jude 5 months ago
gonna guess he'll learn ( probably has already just hasn't informed us)
Mike de Miranda
Mike de Miranda 5 months ago
Beautiful job on the painting and restoration. Can't WAIT for the complete re-power, and don't listen to all the negative comments about changing the powerplants. You do you. I don't think any of these folks paid for the boat, or the engines you're putting in. I think it'll be badass. I've had large boats (not 40' long) with gasoline engines, and as long as they're purpose-built marine engines, and you take care of them, you'll be just fine.
Hissmannen 5 months ago
Painting the hydraulic cylinders? Painting the anodes? Painting the props ? Yeah i might skip subscribing..
John Trahan
John Trahan 5 months ago
😂🤣😂 those zincs will last forever now!
James Weaver
James Weaver 5 months ago
Damo 5 months ago
Love the channel mate looking forward to seeing the finished product. Have you coincided using maybe jet ski propulsion tech? Just a thought 4 JetSkis plenty of room and can be turbo charged!
Steven Roden
Steven Roden 5 months ago
Unfollowing after a year...you’re the laziest you tuber out there with barley 3 videos a month of other people doing work....you’re not famous, you still have to work!!!
Michael Preyer
Michael Preyer 5 months ago
That is a seriously beautiful boat! Even though I was one of the many voices thinking that diesel engines would be the best, I understand your thinking and now I'm looking forward to the wonderfully raucous sound of 2 hotrodded big blocks with straight pipes (the straight pipes are just an assumption on my part, but one can hope). It will sound BAD-ASS!! ⚓⚡💥⚡💥⚡💥🚤
Chris Hilyer
Chris Hilyer 5 months ago
Most people can't get their friends to help with anything. Meanwhile, you have Oscar and Kyle slaving away. You must have incredible dirt on them! :)
BRI2K TV 5 months ago
B is for boring. Maybe I'll check back when the car projects start again. This shit is lame
Taylor McCroskey
Taylor McCroskey 5 months ago
Replace your zincs
okm1971 5 months ago
I saw you videos concerning the (upcoming) swap of motors. You mentioned that you probably would need to add some extra weight to have the same balance. However, consider to have an extra clutch from transfluid (or similar) from Italy. This would give you a hybrid running on either combustion, electricity or both and even be able to use the the electrical engines as generators... There are probably a lot of companies out there who does something similar, the only reason I know of transfluid is, that i would like to have it myself but I am not really there yet (financially:) in my own project (larger engines... mtu 12v 396). Check it out at www.transfluid.us/product/hm/ (I have no idea of quality from transfluid etc., but I like the concept).... still, you need a lot of battery power (adding a lot of weight...:)
Sailingadventure 5 months ago
You should have the props checked out by a prop shop. The starboard prop has damage and may cause a vibration when you install the new engines.
Kim Couper
Kim Couper 5 months ago
I think it's funny that people tune in to watch the progress of the project, and then pick apart his approach. I don't see anyone else who is doing a large cruiser project. NW boaters rock!
Brett 1
Brett 1 5 months ago
How long is the boat?