Sailing FARTHEST From Land I’ve Ever Been!- Sailing SV Delos Ep. 86

[MUSIC – ONETOX, “RAMUKANJI”] Previously on Delos Brady
gets rushed to the hospital after getting bitten
by Barry the Barracuda. Come up. And we prepare for our
1,500 nautical mile sale out into the middle
of the Indian Ocean. So we are preparing to set sail. And we’re here now. And we’re sailing to here. Chagos is 1,519 nautical
miles on a course of 283. The winds should be southeast. So we’re going to have a
real sweet down wind sail. And I think it will
take us about 10 days. Ah! We’re moving. It’s weird. After almost two months. You want to ease it a bit more? [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC PLAYING] [CRANKING] Hey. I’m chopping up some ginger. Because Frida is a bit seasick. So some hot water and
ginger is the best cure. It’s really bizarre
going deep down wind because normally up
here in the [INAUDIBLE] we get a lot of breeze
if we open the hatch. But now it’s just we don’t
get anything because it’s all going that way. But it’s a nice view. Hello, ocean. See you later, Cocos. So now we’re heading that way. Cruising. Feels good to be moving? Yeah. Feels real good. When we started we had
a really weird angle. So were just going like that. And from being this
still for six weeks I was just starting like,
I’m going to throw up. It normally takes for me like
three days to get used to. And then it feels better. So we just have
to power through. Oh, look at that one. How’s it going, Babs? Four hours into our trip. Day one! Woohoo! Yeah. It was like the first
hour into the passage I was feeling completely fine
and then I just went all quiet and suddenly I just
felt real fucking dizzy. [COUGHING] Really fucking gross. And yeah, I don’t
really feel so good. [INAUDIBLE] It’s the first night out. And it’s maybe midnight. I’m fucking exhausted. Everybody’s feeling quite sick. Babs is supposed
to be on a watch but she was puking out here. So it’s about time to
switch it over to Brian. And I’ll try to get some sleep. Well, it’s our first night
out and we are just cruising. We’ve got like 25 knots
of breeze behind us. Some pretty big swells
pushing us along and I’ve never seen this high
a sustained speed for so long. It’s like, check this out. Eight knots. Nine knots. Delos is flying. Good night watch. So we are on our second day. It’s been a rolly night. Everybody’s feeling
a bit [GULP]. Good solid hours of
just power vomiting. It’s not nice. But I’m feeling a lot
better now, which is good. [MUSIC PLAYING] It’s pretty crazy
with seven people because we only have two hours
on and then 12 hours off. So it’s chill ass. Most of the time we just sleep. It’s like our passengers are
our downtime, which is cool. Josje, they had their
hatch open and– –water came out our hatch
twice so far this passage because we were dumb enough
to leave it open twice. I reckon it was probably like
that grey bucket that we have in the back, [INAUDIBLE],
that full of water. Just someone psssh
in the fucking hatch. [LAUGHTER] [GROAN] It was the worst night. A fucking wave came
through the hatch. Did you turn the
boat or something? Yeah, slightly. A breeze started coming
out of the northeast. So it was the fucking worst
thing that could’ve happened [GROAN] just as we’re getting
in the passage. So we’re doing really good
in less than two days. I’ve gone 351 miles. And our average speed has been
almost eight knots, 7.78 knots. So we’re just cruising along. [MUSIC PLAYING] I feel a little squishy today. I think I spent too much
time reading downstairs. [GIGGLE] And I’m like ugh. [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] Swells today are just under
three meters, 2.7 or something. This is not the easiest task. Pretty special thing
cooking crossing an ocean. So I just went and chopped all
the veggies and sauces quickly and chucked it in the pan. And then I went here
in my little bunk and I’m laying down. Because I’m feeling
a bit nauseous. I’m going to go and
check on the food. It’s a really beautiful
sunset outside. And this is day three, I think. So it’s about 10:00. Just in the end
of my night watch. It’s been pretty good. I’m just really tired
though all of the sudden. And the rain has died down. So as it dies down the
swell tosses us around. So it’s a little bit rollier. But hopefully it will
pick up a little bit more. [MUSIC PLAYING] So we have sailed
530 miles so far. So we are a third of the way. It’s quite nice though actually. Swell has stopped. Hasn’t rolled anymore. That’s nice. Oh, hello. Freddy hasn’t changed his undies
or his top for like six days. He stinks so bad. I can’t do it until
the stitches come out. That’s the rule. Because I can’t shower
until they come out. Yeah. Yeah, but you can at
least brush your teeth. [LAUGHTER] [INAUDIBLE] I brushed my teeth
the other day. But you know how
hard it is to brush your teeth with the opposite
hand, the left hand. Ask Josje to help you. They’ll help you. What about you over there? Me and Karin were just
talking about before how is it that you can just stare
at the ocean for hours and hours everyday without feeling bad. But back home you wouldn’t just
sit and stare at the grass. You know? [LAUGHTER] That’s what we’ve been doing. It’s awesome. Yeah. You’ve been looking. You’ve been sitting
there for a while. [LAUGHTER] Every time I come out
here Karin is just like, [SINGING] do, do, do. It’s kind of like
looking [INAUDIBLE]. Yes. You’re mesmerized. It’s mesmerizing. Yeah. I know exactly what you mean. And you stare at the waves. And then you realize that
three hours has passed and all you then
all you have done is staring at the
frigging waves. We’re just being
super cruisy, way cruisier than we
ever have in passage. We haven’t adjusted
the sail even once– [LAUGHTER] –since we left. And this is day three. I probably have never
experienced this before. [MUSIC PLAYING] Some trade winds, Bro. It’s going to be
a sweet sail, Bro. Surfing it up, dudes. It’s the first day
that everybody’s been up at the same time. So it’s a very good sign. The passage is going as planned. [LAUGHTER] It’s usually about day
three or four, right? When everybody starts to pop
out of their little caves and [GURGLE] finally wake up. For lunch we have a leftover
scramble with added milk. [LAUGHTER] Scramble. What’s in there? Mush? Yum. It’s hard cooking with one hand. Yeah it sucks doing sh– It’s a bit rolly. [MUSIC PLAYING] So it was four days ago
since Brady got bitten by Barry the barracuda. [CHOMP] I called for the
28-year-old American who has been bitten on the
right hand by a barracuda about an hour ago. And he sustained seven
puncture wounds, one of them possible involvement of a joint,
his first metacarpal joint on the third finger. And it was time to
take the stitches out. [GROANING] Fuck that shit! That sucks! Going to take the stitches out. And I’m very– Now? Oh, yeah. Do this together. [INAUDIBLE] Surgery at sea. This is the stitch
remover blade. Seems dangerous to mess
with in the swells. Yeah. [LAUGHTER] But pretty much we just have
to grab one end of the stitch, lift it up and then use this
and just cut underneath the knot and then just pull it out. It should come out nicely. So– Probably going to be a wave now. Can I– No, you don’t gotta
get in between there. There, right? Yeah. Just don’t cut my skin. That thing is fucking sharp. Yep. That’s good. Good line. Good line. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. Just take it easy. Brady calm down. Does it hurt when I’m
pulling it like that? Nope. Wave. Wave. There’s always been a wave. [LAUGHTER] OK. Hold on. Something– Something doesn’t feel right? No. Don’t pull so hard. It’s all right. What do you think? Just go with the rolls. That’s the concentration face. This one’s hard. That’s seven. Ready for this. Yep. [GASPS] Good job, baby. Now I look faithful. OK, next. And then I have
to take a shower. Wave. Let’s move. Big wave. Just get in the
zone with the waves. Who’s driving this boat? I don’t know, man. I’m watching the stitches. He’s got ho– Last one. Don’t cut me on the last one. I’m not going to cut you. This one’s a bit funky. Oh, there it goes. I felt a pop. OK. OK, ready? Yep. Coming out. [GROANS] Yep. That was the one. Good one. It’s really satisfying when
it comes out, isn’t it? It’s like a deep ingrown hair. Ooh, get it out. Get it. Whoa, that looks really weird. Yeah, that one is not– Yeah. But it’s healed deep
down in there you know. It’s just the surface that’s– We’ll put a
steri-strip over that. Mmhmm. [CREAKING] Good morning, everybody. We’ve sailed a total
of 650 miles so far. So we’re a little
less than half way. So that means we are
heading onto our fifth day. So it’s just going on 8:00. It’s time for the next watch. And Brady’s up next. So let’s go wake him up. Brady. [MUSIC PLAYING] [MOANING] Watch time? Mmhmm. OK. How’d you sleep? I slept pretty good. How’s it going out here? Yeah, pretty good. It’s been consistent 20
knots out of the southeast, cruising along. It’s such a beautiful day today. Flying fish landing on the boat. There’s a lot of them. So we are pretty much in
the middle of nowhere. [LAUGHTER] This is my we’re in the
middle of nowhere dance. Brady, bring it in for us. [SINGING] That way Africa. No, you’ve got to do
the, “Where are we now?”. [SINGING] Where are we now? [MUMBLING] [SINGING] That way is Africa. That way is Antarctica. That way is Australia. And that way is India. Where are we now? We’re in the middle of nowhere. [LAUGHTER] I’m out. This was the furthest
away from land I had ever been, 750 nautical
miles, the same length of Sweden north to south. It turns out that the
Indian Ocean is huge, covering about 20% of
the earth’s surface. It has a whopping
volume of about 291 million cubic kilometers with an
average depth of 3,400 meters. So far we had not
seen one single boat. And it hit me how
small and isolated we are in this vast
open ocean having Delos as our trusty oasis. [MUSIC PLAYING] We have 672 miles to go. The autopilot started
making a terrible noise like grinding gears. [GRINDING] OK. Turn it off. Yeah. You’re going to have
to drive by hand. OK. So the autopilot is making
a terrible grinding noise but we have a backup one. It’s just this
little motor here. And this is the backup switch. So it’s not as big as
the unit in the back but it should be
enough to at least– Especially downwind, right? –we don’t have to hand steer. So at least that’s working. And then we can pull the other
one apart and see what’s up. No. Oh, that’s where all
plastic shavings came from. Fuck. Well, this is kind of
bull shit, isn’t it? [LAUGHTER] So if you look in
there you can see the bottom is how it
should be and then the top is where it’s worn down. Oh, yeah. So over years of use it’s just
shaved off those plastic gears. So it’s just all been worn down. Which normally
wouldn’t be a problem. We’d just pop on down to the
local Raymarine dealer and– [LAUGHTER] –an authorized service
agent grabs us a party. Maybe there will
be one at Chagos. [LAUGHTER] Or not. Or not. Duh, duh, duh. I have an idea already. We could maybe try flipping
this piece around, right? Yeah. That’s a good idea. So we’ve got this
thing that was like. We just flipped it over so that
the good gear is on the outside now. We are going to try
the autopilot again. I checked the
connections and I think we just need to turn it on
and let it do its thing. So we’re just
going to go for it. We’re in the middle of the
ocean, can’t hit anything. You ready? OK, we’re on auto. We’re going full starboard. Something is not right. It turns out that
Brian accidentally put the wires backwards, which
freaked out the autopilot and made Delos always
want to go to starboard. Unfortunately, we didn’t find
this out until another month. So R2D2 was now
our trusted backup. Up next we lose our wind as
we get closer to the equator. And our eta went from– Four or five days to
ten, eleven days, so– Oh no. The crew suffers from
the ocean hunger. I miss food so much right now. And we see land for the first
time in a little over ten days. It’s so cool, land right there. [MUSIC PLAYING] [SINGING] Look at
us sitting here waiting for the
sun to disappear. There’s nothing like the
summer breeze to take a– [LAUGHTER] No. It stinks. I could eat sausage
everyday, Boss. What do you think that is? [SINGING] [INAUDIBLE] That’s all that is.

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68 thoughts on “Sailing FARTHEST From Land I’ve Ever Been!- Sailing SV Delos Ep. 86

  1. Nothing like getting off work, cracking a cold frosty, watching Delos and remembering my prior life in the Bahamas. You guys rock.

  2. At 9:59, Listening to them talk about staring at the waves makes me wish that they would film and post 3 hours of raw, unedited footage of the waves. That way, instead of just closing my eyes and imaging it in my head, I could watch and listen — and dream.

  3. Fantastic video, keep up the good work. I'm inspired every time I watch your videos. Thank you for posting them. Is there a reason you don't take Bonine or dramamine or any other Scopolamine based product to help prevent sea sickness? Fair winds.

  4. Brian, When unwiring something that is not clearly documented, always take a cellphone picture. Sooner or later, it will save you butt….usually sooner!

  5. Hey guys, love your videos! Just want to ask advice re your dive tanks. Have you had any issues with storing them on deck? We were advised not to store our ( steel ) tanks out in the open , but we really don't have any place else to keep them. Help !

  6. Hey guys … Really glad to see you guys safe on your Indian Ocean passage … I'm so conflicted about "Sailing Miss Lonestar" fiasco

  7. Can someone help me out? Who's who? I know there's Brian and Brady and Brian's girlfriend. Who are the other sailers and how did they come on board etc.?

  8. I put my auto's wires backwards too and started doing donuts.  My Raymarine unit has unlabeled brown and blue wires.  You a 50/50 chance of getting it right.

  9. BABS…So sorry you got seasick. However, the view starting at 3:30 was absolutely spectacular. Y'all keep up the good work and be safe. Cheers.

  10. I love all of your videos, I just came by your youtube channel watching the Jaeka sailing videos in the Bahamas, they need some fishing tips by the way, please see there videos.

    You guys are having way to much fun! Keep up the good work, I guess a satellite internet system would be on your wish list.

    If you want to make Beer on board, I just built a fully automated temperature controller for a Brewery, I could send you for free, everything needed, with temp controller, electric heater, relays & temp probe, etc. Just add the grains, the fermentation would sure get enough oxygen, from all the rocking back and forth, but after 23 days. How would you keep it settled, to drink, all foamy from rocking in a sail boat?

    My Automated Brewery is going to be called Octopussy Brewing Systems, I am in the middle of designing the circuit board, and go retail with it. The Prototype is done, and I am just refining it and making it the world smallest brewery(so it can fit on a boat).

    All you would need is a 32 litre food grade Carboy bucket to make a boiler with. It would cost you about $22/23 litres of beer, about $0.33/beer.

    I will be signing up with Patreon, for the $25/video, hoping to get on the crew list.
    I have been Scuba Diving since 1976, and I can cook & fix anything(process control engineer). I have a 29 year old girlfriend who is a Red Seal Chef as well from Victoria, BC, she loves to dive also.

    Check you this Wood burning Pizza Oven for your boat, so you could step it up a bit and have a Pizza night, cook a pizza in 90 sec. its $299 USD, here is their site:
    It is small, and uses wood pellets. I will send you my pizza recipe, for a TBO pizza, thats stands for "Taste Bud Orgasm" by the way.

    You could have a Pizza Party video, making Pizza in 90 seconds, on SV Delos!

    How is Brady's hand by Barry "the Barracuda" ? Also soaking your hand in Epsom Salts will really help for possible infection for any cut you might get, i see Brady gets his fair share for the whole boat, lol, it is very inexpensive about $6 /kg.

    More Toys for SV Delos:
    1) Pizza Oven here's the inventor of UUNI video on youtube
    2) Underwater scooters, possible twin tanks for longer dives.
    3) Satellite Internet(for those remote locations)

    Keep it up! More Underwater videos please, I see they are getting twice the views guys!

    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    email: [email protected]

  11. Impressive sailing until you watch Webb Chiles video crossing the same ocean and going over 9 knots in a Moore 24 less than 1/2 your length or the two guys that sailed from San Francisco to Hawaii in 10 days averaging over 200 miles a day also on a Moore 24, makes your boat seem slow.

  12. At 11:30 "28 year old American"… Does that mean he gets the good antibiotics or what?
    Speaking of which, for skin punctures or cuts, super glue is not only your friend, but much much better than stitches. You can go right back to work, SHOWER, or whatever. Medium thickness (gel) if possible. I say this from personal experience of repairing inches long cuts on myself. The skin heals around it, and it comes out/off much like a scab. Infections of course are another story. Not that it's a problem with super glue, but the wound needs to be clean as always, and bites of course carry there own risk. So not saying he shouldn't have gone for medical treatment. Just that super glue would have been better, even after the stitches were removed and he had to wear the bandage…

  13. Hey Brady Just think how much less worry if you had a paramedic on board. Someone used to doing all sorts of stuff in a moving vehicle/aircraft. Not a hint or anything. 😉

  14. I was really not expecting to see the crew getting seasick.
    I just thought experienced seafarers developed an immunity to that.

  15. I discovered Sailing SV Delos looking for a video of a sailboat out in the open ocean to play on my second monitor at work. Then I completely fell in love with the people, adventures and stories of the Delos Crew. But I have a request… any chance you all could post a long video of just the sailing footage from the different points on board like 5:09 to 5:13, and at 6:36, 6:48, 7:08 and especially 8:25.. that way I can splash a little salted water on my it, daydream of sailing out there with ya all, and stare at the ocean for hours too..(9:22). Thanks for sharing such high quality and entertaining stories with us who are land locked…for now…

  16. I am 77, been around a bit but nothing quite like you folks. I have been watching around a half dozen issues so far and am loving them. I envy the memories that you will all have and the wonderful (and very professional, but better) vids! I intend to keep right on watching. Thanks ever so much, they make me feel young again. 🙂

  17. Acid reducers , like Tagament is very good for sea sickness.
    People feel sick, throw up, because stomach gets full of acid.
    Worked for me!

  18. Frieda is a perfect Swede… I admire and envy Scandinavians… they totally Rock and Max is a Real Man, I never heard him "Winge" or complain how much farther forward they have to march up that bloody Volcano in Reunion or that "other island"… he's a Mench but Brian is the ALPHA MALE in worst conditions… He never retreats on HOPE… Love all you Slightly Weird but nice free living self-sustaining Sweet souls with kind hearts.. long may your sails be filled with love and the wind from behind.. lol.. Hey Bri anyone told you; you look like JESUS yet?… I'm sure they will do… [email protected] + Xxx

  19. so amazing hearing our music in this video 🙂 its places and experiences like these that help us write the music we make 🙂 inspired by life! 2 thumbs up s v delos!

  20. I love how positive all these videos always are 🙂 You guys always find the silver lining and keep a positive attitude, I have a lot to learn from you

  21. I would let them steer and sit and look at their asses the whole day. Sure as hell better the staring at water.

  22. to have these days locked in time i wonder if brady looks back on these vids with a happy tone or wether he doesnt look at all im curious how it affects normal day to day life having everything recorded for what is basically eternity

  23. brian's electronic skills impress me everytime.. have you this huge knowledge background from your father or do you learn this at the sailing school?

  24. I would hope the manufacturer of the auto pilot mechanism takes note of this and from now on produces a more stronger, reliable one! Also guys? it might be worth carrying a spare! I'm sure Capt Brian has thought all this out! Pity we have to wait two weeks for a new blog to come out. Having said that. I'm up to date in Brazil but don't mind looking at old episodes again and again. I find I prefer watching old episodes to old movies on YouTube. Amazing how you guys keep our interest up! All girl crews are best in my opinion. But I'm just an 80 year old X Salty Dog! Keep up the good work!

  25. This is a real sailing experience  with out the techie stuff you might think it was from the 70's. Takes a while to get your sea stomach. (LEGS)

  26. One of those if you can sit just lay down! If you can lay down go to sleep passage! Removed stitches without administering Rum during surgery? Cold! Scurvy Dogs!

  27. Been watching you guys from the beginning. Thank you so much for these great videos!! They are done very tastefully, with much thought and are just awesome. Cocos keeling was my favorite. It is truly heaven on earth there. A group of us are going on vacation there in August of this year. It will take a day and a half. We are going for 17 days due to 3 days of flying round trip. 4 stops by air along the way. I'm so excited!! It is what I imagine my heaven will be. With my family and pets with me that have passed before me. I've traveled alot in my life but never knew of cocos keeling. I cant wait to go!! If anyone in Arizona wants to go with us (we are gathering a group of people, have 3 others who are going) we can share housing expenses are about $2400 round trip. You will need a current passport for Australia and certain shots because of going to an island. We will all meet before we go several times to make sure we all have what we need. If you are interested email me at [email protected] happy 4th🏖🏝🌠🌊🌞🎆🎇🧨✨

  28. I'm the same way with sea sickness. Get real sick when the cruise ship was away from ports. The best thing is ginger and staying up in the open air so you can see out. Get peppermints and ginger candy. It helps alot. Oh and sea sickness pills to! It's to bad you couldn't have stayed in cocos until Brady's hand was a bit more healed. Very scary if it gets infected and you are in the middle of the ocean

  29. How do I sign up for a passage? Love sailing the wife does too don’t mind hard work and love beer. LMK!!

  30. next proviosining .. get a bottle of ginger powder .. it work best to be dilute in water to ease some coldness and sea sicks ..

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