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WATER TESTING 64 Person Enclosed Lifeboat For The FIRST Time!!

  • Published on Nov 28, 2022 veröffentlicht

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  • Kozak Outdoors
    Kozak Outdoors 2 months ago +1525

    I ran the serial number and the manufacturer actually created this vessel with the intention of it being launched into LoJo’s pond

    • Barry Sarver
      Barry Sarver 10 days ago

      He will kill you guys. Lol 😀

    • Vannessa Silva
      Vannessa Silva 22 days ago

      Should have offered all of them a tour

    • يحيى سلامي
      يحيى سلامي Month ago


    • Mike Strongerton
      Mike Strongerton Month ago

      yes , i just watched that video its the same lifeboat video ftom over a year ago 😚

    • John Brohnston
      John Brohnston Month ago +1

      Wait a minute… Alex Hibbert bought the exact same boat and did the exact same refurbish and float test over a year ago, but he has only 20% of the audience ....
      unbelievable, this production has a much bigger audience and showmanship ..
      cheers mate !

  • Graeme Hay
    Graeme Hay Month ago +1184

    It’s called a TEMPSC (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Safety Craft). This one is from the Safe Brittania semi-submersible rig (a rig I personally spent some time on in the UK North Sea many years ago) which was generally used for floating accommodation. Judging by the serial number the manufacturer is Schat-Harding, a Norwegian company who specialises in this type of craft. As it was used on a rig it will have been very well maintained as there are strict SOLAS standards that apply. The unit has a lot of features that you won’t know about such as external water spray to allow it to motor through sea surface fires plus it would be pressurised in use to prevent gas ingress. Also, if I recall correctly they are also designed to be self-righting so can’t capsize (I guess that would require all the seals to be intact and the doors closed!). The exhaust fumes inside are a bit worrying as you either have the hull exhaust plugged (this would likely be under the water line) or a manifold leak, either way it should be easy enough to figure out. If you were to contact Schat-Harding with the serial number there’s a good chance that they would still have all the documentation for the vessel, worth a try.

    • What In The World Is That!?
      What In The World Is That!? Day ago

      Too bad nobody in the comment section knew anything about this craft....lol

    • Ojb 1959
      Ojb 1959 12 days ago +1

      I didn’t work on the Britannia oil rig however I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once. Great channel 👍🏼👍🏼

    • Jormungand13324
      Jormungand13324 13 days ago

      you think the hull exhaust is that round hole at the bottom of the craft that was plugged at the start of the video?

    • Oliver Dorado
      Oliver Dorado 14 days ago

      To have

    • Paul
      Paul Month ago

      @Derek Sleight Right, was thinking same thing ..

  • steven allen
    steven allen Month ago +81

    Sweet boat, A tip for fiberglass repair especially the one on the bottom. Use a small 1-2 inch medium coarse disc sander and remove material around the hole down 3-4 layers, the next step is to go 3/4 of an inch larger and sand to one layer above the last . do this until you reach the last layer at the surface. Cut each patch to fit each layer. Its kind of like a step drill in reverse as you look at it. Then mix your resin and install the fiberglass one layer at a time make sure to remove the air bubbles if you see any. Also types of glass maybe use some thicker matt for the first two layers the cloth for the remainder. I think you could use a plastic flexible cutting board to hold the repair in place using a 2x4 holding slight pressure behind the plastic cutting board. Once it sets up the plastic should peal off. Sand and paint repair or gel coat.

    • Jason Witt
      Jason Witt 10 days ago +1

      i think he patched over the water intake for the motor cooling line

    • Guinness
      Guinness 29 days ago

      Good advice

    • Adrea Brooks
      Adrea Brooks Month ago

      Great tips! I'll be keeping these in mind! (Hope AYO sees em. XD )

  • Preston Thomas
    Preston Thomas Month ago +1

    I worked offshore for several years and I can tell you those safety boats have been known to have made some people so sea-sick they actually died from aneurisms. You get on one of those in an an off-shore emergency it was truly a last resort. I myself use to hide whenever they had rig drills where they actually dropped them in the water with people on board. Nope, nope, not doing it. Their cool looking though. Good luck with the restoration.

  • Webster Forrest
    Webster Forrest Month ago +5

    This boat looks so cool. I love how the engine is just ready for action every time. This could be such an awesome houseboat. Thanks for posting.

  • Dasquadwith6
    Dasquadwith6 Month ago +14

    It was actually pretty cool to see one of those that wasn't hanging off a larger vessel "for emergency only". When the CO alarm sounded, you did the best thing you could have...headed outside to fresh air. Good video.

  • MegaEverythingElse
    MegaEverythingElse Month ago +2

    Have you ever considered that the hole you guys plugged in the bottom of the boat would be the exhaust? with that plugged maybe it pressurised the motor box and the only way out was through tiny cracks into the interior of the boat. That hole looked a little too perfect to be just a random hole into the inside......

  • David and Kelly Inancsi

    MAN! THAT WAS AWESOME! Seeing these boats on other ships when I was in the Navy, I always wanted to take one for a spin. GREAT purchase! Fair winds and following seas…go to your instagram page. I sent you some photos.

  • You know me
    You know me Month ago +5

    As a young man, I learned to captain a boat on the black sea, 1980 while stationed in remote Turkey. That looked so damn fun to run, congratulations on your purchase.

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago +1

    Hey Ayo, congrats on getting that awesome boat, dude! I can imagine some haters saying you're nuts or whatever, but what the hell, hater's always gonna hate, and most of that nonsense is just pure jealousy. Personally I think if you're crazy, then it's a cool kind of crazy, and I wouldn't mind being crazy myself with a bad ass lifeboat of my own!
    I never saw any lifeboats that weren't attached to either a cruiseship or an oil right, and that was mainly in movies or documentaries, so I had no idea those boats could be put on a trailer, let alone owned by a private person. I have always been attracted to the idea of owning a boat, but the tought of getting caught in a storm in the middle of nowhere and having my boat or yacht capsize always scared the hell out of me, so I pretty much just gave up thinking about owning any boats. Then I ran into your video of when you were going to check out the boat and buy it, and I saw the footage of the lifeboat getting jettisoned from the oil rig, plunging into the sea, then bouncing right back to the surface, and I realized this is the type of boat I've always wanted and I didn't even know it, so congrats again on buying your boat, and thank you for making these videos, man! Thanks to your videos, I know now which direction I wanna go about owning a boat. I also realize now that if and when I buy my own lifeboat, I won't be as afraid of getting caught in a storm as I've always been since lifeboats are designed to be pretty much uncapsizable. Of course, weather reports and storm warnings must always be taken heed of, though, even in a lifeboat. I also understand I have a ton of research ahead of me, before I even try to find a boat for myself, but it's something cool to look forward to.
    Anyways, watching your video of the first time you put the boat in the water and how the engine makes so much damn noise and creates a health hazzard inside the boat by the fumes it makes, reminded me of another video about a lifeboat, which I saw shortly after your video about when you first checked out the boat with the nice old cowboy guy. It's a video about two european guys who got a lifeboat and turned it into a house boat, making it all electric and solar in the process. Here's the link to that video, I hope you like it and find it useful to your own experience:
    Please keep us posted about your progress with your awesome lifeboat.
    Goood luck, dude, and Happy Hollidays!!

  • Abdiel Carvajal
    Abdiel Carvajal Month ago

    I’m not an expert filling holes in boats, but back in the time when I was surfing, I was able to fix quite a lot of holes in my surf board.
    We used Fiberglas and covered with resin.
    I would sand the area around the hole first, the apply an even amount of resin around the hole, covered with a thick layer of fiberglass and even more resin, place some paper wax and a piece of wood, from the bottom to keep the fiberglass in place and pressure using a jack and a rod.
    The paper wax its to avoid the wood sticking to the resin.

  • Bamcorp Gaming
    Bamcorp Gaming Month ago +2

    happy it all worked out. looking forward to the adventures you have with it. hoping you fix it up real nice and take it on some long adventures. ive seen tons of vids and articles about people converting these into homes and living in them full time out on the ocean. its pretty damn cool I hope you take care of it and look forward to your future vids with it.

  • Anders Larsson
    Anders Larsson Month ago +4

    Great video! This lifeboat was built in my hometown of Gothenburg in Sweden in the early 1980. The offshore-industry were blooming in thoose days, and we had oilrigs al over the world. Looking foreward to follow you around the world 😂. Regards from Sweden

  • TDSG34
    TDSG34 Month ago +2

    haha! That was one of the best videos I've seen in a long time - from watching your fiberglass skills to actually running the boat! Never seen anything as unique as this. Loved it!

  • Sturvin Murvin
    Sturvin Murvin Month ago +3

    Seriously this is cool. I really enjoy these older machines and there are a ton of uses for this boat! Love it!!

  • Murray Ball
    Murray Ball Month ago +1

    Being built as a safety and life saving device, it should be built reliably and tough as nails. Carbon Monoxide alarm is legit and the alarm is another level of safety. Easy fix for you to ensure the gas doesn't get into the boat again. That engine is reliable AF unlike a domestic outboard can be. This thing was built to sit in place for years unused - although I do believe that they have to be tested periodically to ensure they are ready to go in an emergency. Great score man, and great vid - glad it all went well. Cheers.

  • Perry McClusky
    Perry McClusky Month ago +1

    Congratulations on a successful first time out on the water! Looking forward to your next video on this craft.

  • Tertamsta
    Tertamsta Month ago +1

    I would recommend to grease up the seals. That way they don't stick together every time you leave the hatches closed for a while. Super interesting video, love to see more!

  • koreanjeep
    koreanjeep Month ago

    Awesome video! I really like your content! I don't know anything about this specific boat, but I saw some Norwegian instructions and components in there! I'm from Norway and have been working offshore on oilrigs a few times 🙂

  • Lazurkri
    Lazurkri Month ago

    I've seen people turn the smaller versions of these into like houseboats and it works pretty well for them; the sea keeping on them is a little bit of a pain in the ass because these really aren't meant to be used long term in the water, they're meant for short term survival stuff but because they're so reinforced and overbuilt because, you never know if the sea is going to be calm rough or on fire if it's a oil rig escape craft, you can do a LOT with them, and because 64 men is a LOT of weight, if you only expect to have at most a dozen people inside, that gives you a LOT of reserve buoyancy to use for gear and other amenitie.
    That top rail for example is PERFECT for strapping solar panels to, either on top or angled down to the deck to fit more panels too; I've seen pictures of one of these style life boats that someone stuck batteries and solar panels in with a backup diesel motor in and they were able to sail at a decent 10-15 knots for a few hours without even getting close to emptying the batteries.

  • Christopher Hofheins

    Now that has to be featured for an “over night” fishing trip!!! Or weekend excursion, just needs an a/c with generator to stay cool with the hatches closed

  • S. E. C-R
    S. E. C-R Month ago +9

    I think I would have been terrified the whole time, but it ended up being pretty cool! I would have liked to see some of you loading it back on the trailer and pulling it out though.

  • Rod Croskery
    Rod Croskery Month ago

    It must have been interesting running it onto its trailer with that steering gear.

  • Drop Anchor
    Drop Anchor Month ago +1

    This is awesome! Looks like the perfect vessel for an overnighter!😂

  • Deleted Comment #2

    How far can the vessel travel when fully loaded with fuel?

  • onedwn1613
    onedwn1613 Month ago +1

    love the joy in this one! congrats on the win. the partners yoga simply killed! i do love me some Mr Gravy

  • Alex Russell
    Alex Russell 2 months ago +27

    Wish I had a skill I could market to you, but I don't think my amateur photography and editing skills would make the cut.
    You're living a dream of a life I'll never have. And you deserve every bit of it, man. Great attitude, even-tempered (or should I say even-keeled?), no BS. You make a lot of folks' days, mine included. Thank you for that.

    • darkerthandark69
      darkerthandark69 Month ago

      Couldn't of said it better myself my friend I agree your not alone

    • Alex Russell
      Alex Russell Month ago +2

      I'm a details guy. Not terribly creative, or at least not *efficiently* creative. I can spend an hour scrutinizing and rewriting a single paragraph. I'd be a great copyeditor, but not a copywriter.
      Regardless, you give good advice. Hard work often pays off. I'm in my 30s though. No kids, doesn't look like there will be any. I quit college to start my own business and it failed during COVID. Being the type to work 18-hour days given the chance, seeing that effort go nowhere but downhill is humbling at the very least.
      Just a reminder though: sometimes, things don't work out. The key is to not put all of your eggs in one basket. I did. Big mistake.

    • Tombomb1816
      Tombomb1816 Month ago +2

      Respectfully if you were motivated to be the best videographer you possibly could and worked hard you would be good enough to make the cut. If it was a real dream and you truly wanted it you would do it. Some people want things but not bad enough to make it happen.

  • JFinnerud
    JFinnerud Month ago

    Backing is basically a "joke" on those types of vessels. I've always practiced backing only when needed and using the revers/forward when turning and they will basically turn on a dime. I spot a few technical solutions as well as hull design which are similar to the Norwegian Viksund fishing vessels. Anyways it's cool to see it afloat. You'll get the hang of the controls in a breeze. 👍👍

  • the squatch m249
    the squatch m249 Month ago

    I think once it's past testing, a 7 day catch and cook on this must happen.

  • Luiz Nunes
    Luiz Nunes Month ago

    This is fantastic! I wish I could, then I'd go work for you for free because I love laughing. 😆

  • Dean Woods
    Dean Woods Month ago

    Your genuine excitement definitely transfers through the video! 👍👍👍

  • halfwaymo
    halfwaymo Month ago +1

    Omg what a deal--I’d love to own one-solar panels on top, gas gauge, beds, kitchen man you got a dream boat...congratulations......Missouri 💙

  • Danny Donovan
    Danny Donovan Month ago

    Love your videos. You could have used magnets to hold up the sheets of fiber glass

  • Jason Dunbar
    Jason Dunbar Month ago

    Dang it I was really wanting to see you guys loaded onto the trailer. I have a feeling that was probably interesting to see

  • Brian "Six" String Lee Mayes

    Before you get too far on this project, I hope you checked out the videos from others who have refurbished these things. Pretty awesome things they've done to them.

  • PopTart
    PopTart Month ago

    It would be cool to see it built out on the inside to make it a nice weekend boat to hang out in.

  • Colrie Gardener
    Colrie Gardener Month ago

    Wow! i used to operate one like this when working on a cruise ship, it should be a double hull insulated boat even if its full of water it shoud not sink, a 3 sylinder engine, steering is water jet turn slowly not strong handeling in ruff sea, the engine is verry reliable it steering is small and you has to turn it a lot it is 3 man operated a bow man a stern man and the captain, 2 switch battery system cold start warmer for engine. i love it i would put a more powerful engine in it and blade rudder then you good to go.

  • Red Shed Acres 6625

    My grandson has your eyes when he is loving whatever he is doing. I sure hope he can direct his enthusiasm in the same positive ways that you are doing. You have a gift. Don't let others throw anything negative your way. Keep it up.

  • BP23
    BP23 Month ago

    Happy for ya brother! Been watching since the house boat purchase! Keep up the great content!

  • kls2020
    kls2020 2 months ago +299

    You could replace the hand crank steering wheel with a DC motor drive with a Left /Right switch to turn the rudder so you don't have to do all of that cranking . Adding an indicating gauge to show rudder angle position would keep you straight on direction .

    • braggarmybrat
      braggarmybrat 27 days ago

      @Riordan Henry Better yet, have a compliment of slaves to oar the thing around. I think Augustus, Nero, and Caligula had the right idea. 😝

    • kls2020
      kls2020 Month ago

      A 24 volt electric valve actuator might work best for converting the steering system instead for a few reasons .
      Drives electrically in both directions , has a handwheel you can still use for manual operation if desired (that declutches when electrically operated) . already has analog circuitry for indication for showing valve (rudder) position .

    • John Doe
      John Doe Month ago

      Genius ideas, sir.

    • Riordan Henry
      Riordan Henry Month ago +1

      Too much complexity!
      Replace all steering and propulsion with giant (and I mean GIANT) oars....like trireme sytle.
      Simple = better

    • rmp5s
      rmp5s 2 months ago +2

      Then you could grab a GPS receiver a Raspberry Pi running ArduPilot and BOOM! Programmable, fully automatic navigation. 👍

  • jack sampson
    jack sampson Month ago

    I'm so excited to see you get this and make videos I have wanted one for years You should get it sealed up good and tight and do a video Where you put some beds in it and do a video Staying the night inside it during a bad storm that would be so awesome

  • markthomasbuilder
    markthomasbuilder Month ago

    That diesel sounds great! Looking forward to see what you do next.

  • P Stoneking
    P Stoneking Month ago

    It seems weird that hole was perfectly round. I probably would've used a rubber expanding plug instead of fiberglass it closed.

  • Esteban Urbina
    Esteban Urbina Month ago

    This boat is epic and watching you try it out was fun

  • threefiftyzzz
    threefiftyzzz 2 months ago +564

    An overnight fishing trip in the lifeboat with Ayo, Norm, Lojo and Davey Gravy.. This has gotta happen!

    • Jeff Burnham
      Jeff Burnham Month ago

      @Heather Howard I think it's a law in most states that vessels of that size must have navigation lights, and other items as well.

    • Jeff Burnham
      Jeff Burnham Month ago

      He just got it floated, do you really think its wise to have Norm and Lojo also onboard?

    • Michael G.
      Michael G. Month ago +1

      But then there's still room for 60 more people- 59 if Darrell can make it. Let's fill that suckah up!

    • jammin2070
      jammin2070 Month ago


    • Mary Brown
      Mary Brown Month ago +3

      @Heather Howard not with modern LED lights...

  • Ben Jocham
    Ben Jocham Month ago

    I'd be kitting it right out for a house boat.....I look forward to see what you do with it.....all the best 😉

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith Month ago

    I can't wait to see the future of your boat with seeing other owners of similar types.
    Look up "yachting world" on Clip-Share there is a similar boat converted into a cool living space.

  • BDiaz1000
    BDiaz1000 Month ago

    An interesting tip. Life boats are designed to hold enough fuel to be able to go at least 6kts for 24 hours.

  • Carlos Tavares Jr
    Carlos Tavares Jr Month ago

    Pretty cool! First mod would be to relocated starting to controls to the console then lights, lights everywhere!

  • SargeantSquatch
    SargeantSquatch 2 months ago +66

    It's probably pretty safe to say you have a one of a kind boat. Not many people have an off the oil rig escape boat, much less one on a custom made trailer. This is rad lol, been a subscriber for awhile and you're type of content isn't usually my jam. But something about your personality and way of presenting the content I'm all about. Keep on keeping on man!

    • B
      B 2 months ago +3

      Put in a few bunks and more of a kitchen and you'd have an unique air BNB

    • bill richardson
      bill richardson 2 months ago

      I wonder if its the resemblance to Bam Margera?

    • NoSpoon
      NoSpoon 2 months ago +2

      There are a few about on youtube. A nice liveaboard and even a submarine.

    • Trace Dirks
      Trace Dirks 2 months ago +4

      @J same here. Haven't fished ever but I watch most of the Googan gang. Personality and genuine excitement is why I tune in.

    • J
      J 2 months ago +7

      Same. Never fished in my life but Ayo's nautical adventures have kept me coming back over and over, lol.

  • Dettweiler / DJ Dett

    Definitely needs a starter/cutout switch at the helm!

  • gjerdeanders
    gjerdeanders Month ago

    A tip for you. Lube the seals around the hatches with petrolium gel, and they will never get stuck again :)

  • Djendo
    Djendo Month ago

    Would be awesome to convert this to a little home on the water!

  • Matt Bobo
    Matt Bobo Month ago

    When patching a hole in fiberglass always start with a piece of the mat and form it to the inside of the hole.

  • Loaves & Fishes
    Loaves & Fishes Month ago +192

    All I can think each time I look at this boat is what an amazing “houseboat” it would make! So much fun to watch your videos! I’m a 63 year old Grandma, but I love your videos, you guys make me laugh and giggle like a girl again.

    • Sunny Scott
      Sunny Scott 9 days ago +1

      LOL>>I am a 75 year old grandma and that was actually my very first thought. I thought he was buying it to make it into a tiny house!!

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 13 days ago +1

      These guys did it, and then took the boat to the Arctic: clip-share.net/video/Z4v0ask1Zus/video.html

    • Joe Lex
      Joe Lex 25 days ago

      I thought the same thing. Houseboat build just waiting to happen.

    • Guinness
      Guinness 29 days ago +1

      @Tina Stormcaller they won’t fit in any locks so you won’t be going very far on the canals in them. Be ok on the Thames though

    • Tina Stormcaller
      Tina Stormcaller Month ago +16

      There’s a bunch of people who use these as houseboats in London, as a less canal-capable but more sea-capable alternative to the narrowboat

  • Frank Brüggerhoff
    Frank Brüggerhoff Month ago

    I am a little concerned about the cooling of the engine. Most inboard engines are cooled by seawater which is - after used for engine cooling - lead into the exhaust to cool down the exhaust gases before the exhaust is led through the hull. I didn't see any water coming out of the exhaust ! Probably the seawater valve is closed, the water pump impeller is broken or ... you sealed the hole for the cooling water ;) . Also, the anodes ( hull, motor, perhaps gear, shaft ...) should be checked! Because the boat was build for Saltwater they are made from zinc, but for permanent use in Sweetwater they should be replaced by aluminum or magnesium.

  • Edith Gomez
    Edith Gomez Month ago

    You both made my day better!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Ink le nation 1972
    Ink le nation 1972 Month ago

    That was awesome!!.. I could live on that quite happily with only a few minor adjustments….

  • Gryphon Arms USA
    Gryphon Arms USA Month ago

    Definitely fix that exhaust leak and put a starter/kill switch at the pilot station.
    I would put in a few more portholes and turn it into a houseboat. Put teak deck topside on either side of the center walkway that has sections that lift with the hatches. I’d like to have one, but what I’d really love to have is a 26’ jet drive, shallow draft, double hull landing craft with a sleeper cabin. I would use it for fun and flood rescue. Only problem is I’d need to get a truck to pull it and it’s really just a dream/wish, because a disabled vet without any benefits, and not able to work, ain’t buying anything sooner or later. 😥

  • Miles Welch
    Miles Welch 2 months ago +15

    I would really recommend getting this boat seen by a marine surveyor if only to identify the unknown electronics and fuel capacity/gauge, as well as overall health of the fiberglass and hull overall.

  • Kyle Trescott
    Kyle Trescott Month ago

    Try using slimy grimy to clean the rest of the hull! Stuff works great!

  • Karl - Udo Becher
    Karl - Udo Becher Month ago

    I would love to have one , totally cool. Out of interest how big is the diesel tank? Those motors do not use a great deal of fuel.

  • ttnyny
    ttnyny Month ago

    With those fiberglass skills, a big budget and lots of time, you could mock up the lifeboat as a surface-navigating replica of The Yellow Submarine.

  • youlooze2me
    youlooze2me Month ago +1

    you probably should have started it when it was on the trailer and felt if exhaust was coming out that hole in the bottom. Or put a borescope up through it to make sure it didn’t go to the engine area.

  • Martin Betzner
    Martin Betzner 2 months ago +102

    That hole in the bottom may have been the exhaust port or water intake. You may want to check before next time out.

    • Ali G
      Ali G Month ago

      @Derek Madden Its a simple plug hole. (screwed fitting)

    • Ali G
      Ali G Month ago +1

      @Chris clark (Mercury207)They aren't self bailing. The drain plug has to be removed or replaced manually from inside the boat. it's kept on a lanyard by the drain hole.

    • TheMcspreader
      TheMcspreader Month ago +2

      It might also have been a moon pool for mice but the likelihood is similar.

    • Landrum
      Landrum Month ago +4

      I agree, very likely that hole is a subsurface exhaust or intake for sea water engine cooling.

    • Derek Madden
      Derek Madden 2 months ago +2

      @J did you even read the original comment you’re replying to? There are more possibilities for the hole rather than simply a plug hole. Regardless, I didn’t speculate one way or the other. I just corrected your original comment.
      If you’ve ever been around big boats you would know there are many reasons why a hole could be found on the hull of a boat.

  • Cølin
    Cølin Month ago +1

    Are you gonna build it into a houseboat? That would be AWESOME.

  • Ray Cecil
    Ray Cecil Month ago +1

    "Its like a human microwave for flatulence..." My man....I just tooted a little because I laughed so hard.

  • Leatheryman
    Leatheryman Month ago

    Great to see that thing in the water. So many possibilities. Happy for ye

  • Jonathanislas
    Jonathanislas Month ago

    Cant wait for part 2 man!

  • TheFvckinCaptain
    TheFvckinCaptain 2 months ago +11

    The hole you filled is the drain valve/hole. There’s supposed to be a plug. It looks like a little dome cage with a ball in it. It’s a weird looking plug not like a normal rubber plug

  • Preston Russell
    Preston Russell Month ago

    Awesome video,a great success. Congratulations!

  • lucian warren
    lucian warren Month ago

    I thought it was the same life boat in southern harbor. Cool to know it actually is 😂 if you ever need help with working on it or any help with any projects let me know. I live on county road 222. When I seen it I was like wait a minute is that the same one? Or did someone else buy one too😂

  • Errol Pippin
    Errol Pippin Month ago

    You need to use a brush and coat the surface first then put your cloth on and stipple it with more resin and you should have removed paint to access the raw fiberglass so as to achieve adhesion and then add multiple layers

  • Barbarian Leather and Blades

    Any time your sealing up a boat you should use 5200. It is for marine use. Regular sylicone won't last.

  • Charles Parmele
    Charles Parmele 2 months ago +6

    AYO, besides sealing the Fiberglass engine compartment / Box, you should probably check the exhaust manifold on the engine and replace gaskets. Technically, you shouldn’t have exhaust gases leaking out into the compartment to begin with when the engine is running. Better to have 2 barriers against CO than just one.

    • Petter Budt
      Petter Budt 2 months ago +1

      Sealing the box is a security measure that should be fixed but the exhaust should never enter the box. When i saw the boat from behind there was no smoke or indeed cooling water in the exhaust port. There should be a water intake from below the waterline(obviously) and that water usually go trough a radiator that cools down the engine coolant. It will then be used and dispersed with trough the exhaust.

    • J
      J 2 months ago

      Yep. Exhaust gaskets are probably corroded.

  • Adam Martin
    Adam Martin Month ago

    that thing is sooo cool and has massive potential to become a very nice

  • ChasinKansasBass
    ChasinKansasBass Month ago

    I would love to work for you man I’m in Kansas but love the energy and this is the space I want to be in

    • ChasinKansasBass
      ChasinKansasBass Month ago

      I would literally eat saltines and sleep in a tent for a chance lol

  • Noah Gossett
    Noah Gossett Month ago

    A nice rough sanding on the fiberglass will help adhesives for your patch work

  • TVill29
    TVill29 Month ago

    So hyped for you that’s so damn cool!!!!

  • Ace Smith
    Ace Smith 2 months ago +127

    I'm not a boater and I don't do too much fishing but I watch your videos and can appreciate your tenacity and optimism.
    You got to love when you bust your a** on a project and IT WORKS!
    Seeing this lifeboat move made my day.
    To be honest this is one of the only channels I watch from start to finish that are videos longer than 5 minutes because you never know what's going to happen next....
    Keep em coming bro!
    Can't wait on the itty-bitty update fam.

    • Wolfy100
      Wolfy100 2 months ago +3

      I lol'd at "burst your a**"

  • Quinnebaug
    Quinnebaug Month ago

    Do you think it'd be wroth moving the ignition/kill switch to the drivers cab?

  • Making Waves Presents

    it`s possable its the raw water inlet you blocked up from the position under the boat, most marine engins are cooled by a heat exchanger and pass raw water out of the exhaust, as no water was comming out of the exhaust it was possably the engine overheating that set off the alarms.

  • warren thomas
    warren thomas Month ago

    Did he ever mention what he paid for it?? I can see this being used for overnight stays or even a lakeside bar & grill. Cutting away most of the side walls and putting windows in and you got something that no one will forget

  • ronnie rogers
    ronnie rogers Month ago

    would love to renovate that into a houseboat

  • big d
    big d 2 months ago +38

    "Ive never bought a boat that actually works" spoken like a true face book marketplace professional.

  • ben helie
    ben helie Month ago

    I subscribed because this interests me. Fishing is in your name, I want to see some people fishing out this bad boy

  • Gene Lucas
    Gene Lucas Month ago +1

    This would make the ULTIMATE cabin cruiser!!!!

  • Walter Steenvoorden

    Seen these on cruiseships as lifeboats. Modern types can even provide entrance for people with physical disabilities.

  • austin meyers
    austin meyers Month ago

    I'm an Auto Detailer (anything on wheels as well as boats) just a pressure washer will not take that stuff off the bottom of a boat. You have to use chemicals (usually a acid wash) to get that off of there. Just doing a normal 16 foot boat takes around 4-6hours to get it in the best possible looking condition. But yea it shouldn't need new paint just lots of love and time put into cleaning it brother!

  • CRUecke
    CRUecke 2 months ago +13

    I would check if the hole you patched was actually the exhaust port for the motor. It looked almost perfectly round.

    • TimmyNoShoe
      TimmyNoShoe Month ago

      Pretty sure on the first video they said it was cut in to drain water from the inside while it was sat on dry land

    • rickss69
      rickss69 Month ago

      That was the first clue for sure...

  • Kenneth Janosick
    Kenneth Janosick Month ago

    You know what's funny and what a hell of a coincidence 2 days after I watched the first video that you put out of this boat and I've never seen one of my life and I live on Long Island New York and we are surrounded by water it's an island I was working and driving on the Long Island expressway and I looked in my right and I said holy s*** that's the same exact boat I seen in your video I was going on for like 10 minutes about this boat to my partner who's working with me tell him all the stuff that you were telling us about the boat that it was on a oil drilling rig and s*** like that saying how rare it is to actually see one besides on a oil drilling rig and I was thinking to myself maybe I said holy s*** then I said no I remember some stuff in the video you were saying how far you drove when you bought the boat and stuff like that I wanted to stop and take a picture of the boat I don't think the boat's moving anytime soon so if I pass by again I'll find out some information about it I'm thinking it probably came from the same original seller in the same oil rig that you got yours from I may be wrong keep up the good work with the videos got my interest

  • Alienated To The World

    Well at least with the fumes the boat also passed the flatulence test lol

  • Riordan Henry
    Riordan Henry Month ago

    An actual launch is probably out of the question.
    Next best thing: you + 63 more people.
    The Party Bouy
    Also, when you finally fish on this thing, you're a lot less likely to drop your bass back into the lake hehehe

  • Mark Raymond
    Mark Raymond Month ago

    That hole you plugged is for exhaust possibly , that could be why you are having carbon monoxide problems, I do not think a little crack in the engine box would do that.

  • Torhs11 Nettie
    Torhs11 Nettie 2 months ago +43

    So happy to see things work out for you regarding a boat purchase finally! Seeing the genuine appreciation is awesome

  • Simple Ranch
    Simple Ranch Month ago

    Great video! Had my attention the whole time.

  • Mike W
    Mike W Month ago

    That face as he puts the 5500 into gear to tow the lifeboat, like alright lets look like we know what we're doing. I dont fish, I haven't been near a body of water in a decade but gawd dammit I'm gonna watch an AYO video from start to finish.
    Edit: gotta put "ShE PuRR's" on a hat or hoodie, I'd buy it.

  • Chicken_dude1
    Chicken_dude1 Month ago

    they use acid to get the bottoms of boats back to condition again, no need to repaint, use muriatic acid diluted with a little water and a crap broom (it will melt a little) and if your getting carbon monoxide into the engine compartment it will kill your engine power aswell, MUST be an exhuast leak, fiberglass repair is like welding (prep wise) you just have to grind away alot more material to have enough surface area to hold on to when you lay up the glass and make sure to follow up with a good amount of gelcoat for durability

  • Zwifting With Granny
    Zwifting With Granny 2 months ago +126

    Please, please, please give us videos of yours more often. It's the highlight of my day when I see you have a new video out. I don't care what it's about. The chemistry you have with Davey and also with Norm are the best. You can handle it yourself or you can do collabs with them, you can do it all. Your comedic timing is impeccable, your delivery is perfect and the facial expressions and camera stares just are right on target. Thank you for putting this video out today. My dog died last night and your video is the first time I've cracked a smile all day.

    • Zwifting With Granny
      Zwifting With Granny Month ago +1

      @Becca Thib Thank you so much.

    • Becca Thib
      Becca Thib Month ago +1

      I'm sorry about your dog dying. It's the saddest thing in the world...🙏

    • Zwifting With Granny
      Zwifting With Granny Month ago

      @Tyler Woody agreed, but he did also say he was looking for a new camera/editing guy. Whoever the current person is does a great job. An excellent job. But possible someone in the future might be able to provide us with more content. That's my hope anyway. If not, I will just look forward to the videos as they come out.

    • Tyler Woody
      Tyler Woody Month ago

      Quality over quantity

    • Zwifting With Granny
      Zwifting With Granny Month ago

      @Loaves & Fishes isn't that the truth.

  • Lobot
    Lobot Month ago

    That's the doomsday boat for sure. lol
    Pretty awesome!