We (finally) Step Our MAST! | Expedition Evans 37

Publicerades den 30 apr 2021
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We have been working day and night for the past many months pushing to get this boat seaworthy before winter. Well, after 4 months of delays, it's finally time to get the mast stepped! The weather is cold, and it even starts SNOWING while they climb the mast...but what a wonderful magical epical historical beautiful day :-)
Thanks for watching-
With love
The Evans'

*Our Boat*
2008 Beneteau 49
3 cabin 2 head
Westerbeke generator
Mast, sails and rig are in excellent condition and in storage
Here's what we *think* we know about her past. Keep in mind we bought her at auction without ever meeting the owner! The owner was sailing along and ran aground - hard. Hard enough that the keel pivoted and pushed the aft end up into the hull. This force cracked the internal grid in several places and broke a portion of the grid free from hull. At some point an inspection was done, insurance was called and decisions were made. See senewss.info/slow/f6yXg9WlpbSUqZU/video for how we came to own her!
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  • Can't wait for the next one!

  • Thank goodness! So glad to finally know what “stepping a mast” actually means. “We can’t step our mast.” “We stepped our mast!” at the end of the day it means getting the mast installed on your boat. Please don’t get so buried in the verbiage and “we’re a part of the sail community now” that you don’t remember your grass roots. Love Y’all still.

  • ​ @Expedition Evans Where are you, I'm having withdrawals. My boat has been in for repairs for almost 4 weeks now and you guys haven't uploaded in 2. Not sure I can take much more... :-)

  • I hope you’re both ok, been awhile since you’ve posted a video ☹️

  • So glad to see the mast go up for you two, I hope you put a coin under the mast.

  • boats fixed......mast.......sails.....head south, your making me cold watching! Plus, were all waiting for bikini weather !!!

  • Well done. You got 'r done. A small part of your journey completed. Now the real adventure begins.

  • You didn't put a coin under the mast

  • Congratulations on your big achievement! I can't wait to see you out on the high seas!

  • Omg the music is just so bad

  • Please what do those dogs have on ?

    • Warm jackets. It was below freezing temperatures. We got these from Chewy.com since they had a larger selection than Amazon

  • Great episode. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • We have always tried to teach our children that if you want something or don’t like a situation, you have more power than you think to change it. Don’t sit on your arse complaining....change the situation by working together with a clear goal and enjoy the journey. Now I know that does not always work out and many people are in situations that are difficult to manage BUT if ever there is a good example of what you can achieve if you are prepared to work for it....these two are it...inspirational!

  • waaaaaaaait ?!? 17:15, are we experiencing "Exped' Ev ADULT" time ??? 😆😍😈

    • Bahahaha no, merely experiencing Brett opening up his new head lamp with a strobe feature 🤣

    • Bahahaha no, merely experiencing Brett opening up his new head lamp with a strobe feature 🤣

  • Whoop Whoop! Huge milestone to accomplish! You guys are kick ass. Can't believe the dedication and hard work has really paid off for you guys. Congrats getting to this point. Lots of wonderful adventures ahead.

  • I'm just loving this journey, thank you so much for taking us all with you.

  • You have done a lot yourselves. Why did you let the riggers do all the work on the rig? It would have been good to learn all the rig details as well. And a lot less expensive.


  • What a marvelous achievement! 👏👏👏. I'm excited to see your sailing adventures. Enormous congratulations 😁

  • I found your channel a couple of weeks ago and have now caught up. You bring to mind Rudyard Kipling's poem If, in particular the lines - If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

  • You two are such a happy positive hardworking couple this had been great to watch. The fact that you have been able to buy such a big boat and then have the ability and drive to get her properly fixed up and ship shape says a lot about your character. Looking forward to following your adventures for a long time to come.

  • I know ya'll have lives outside of SEnewss but have you thought about setting a specific day of the week to release a video?

    • Yes good call. We normally post every Friday. We've had a few post on Saturdays due to various issues - but not posting on Friday/Saturday is very very rare.

  • I came across your blog only 2 days ago and i was addicted from the beginning. I finished watching your last episode just now. It was an emotional rollercoaster for me and i even gave you advice during watching... :D You guys did an incredible amazing job! Kudos to both of you! Greetings from Luxembourg! ;)

  • Offer free ICW booze trips to lots of big people when you want to go under the bridges. Get them all to stand on the same side as you pass under. A few people hanging off the end of the boom out at 90° with a halyard holding the boom up might get enough heel for a bit of extra clearance.

  • Your boat feels more complete now.

  • @1:46, I literally had to stop to decide who had better hair that day.... lol. Love ya'll! Keep up the great videos and the AMAZING energy you bring to everything you do. It's infectious! If I could portray the same positivity and enthusiasm with half the charisma about my passions I'd be shooting my own videos. Wonderful work you two!

  • Hi Brett and Jade, thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am a photographer from Los Angeles, I discovered your first couple videos last year when all my life's work and contract were cancelled so abruptly. Still so many live in fear and I really don't know if large events will resume as usual at the end of June, but we will see. I have always liked sailing and the thought of sailing to those beaches around the world seemed so attractive to the mess my life was in. I would have loved to take on a project like that but at the time my baby was just turning 2 so staying put and focusing on taking care of my family was all I could do. Your show is so entertaining. I mean like what a ridiculously ambitious project you guys bit off!! lol --- and make a show every week about it. I know what it takes to put together videos so I feel your pain. Just know that I appreciate your hard work on the show as well as the progress on the boat itself. I am so inspired by your team effort and thought a few times that you two might throw in the towel, lol. I was especially inspired by Jade when Brett left to do some flying and she was stripping and repainting the bottom of the boat by herself. It was so much work!! lol Her "get it done" attitude and sheer determination in the face of tough black goo was really amazing. Brett's ability to fix things and find solutions just makes this project so interesting to watch, I'm just fascinated by how many times the motor wouldn't start or the little things that weren't working or stuff that needed to be fixed. You both are inspiring and amazing. I know its not easy however the greater the challenge the greater the reward. I have read some of the comments and as you know the "pubic" can be tough to deal with at times. Just know that it's often jealousy or a reminder of their own failings and sometimes they project that onto others that they see as doing well. So don't give them a second thought. There are many of us out here that love your show and are inspired by your Journey thank you for sharing your wonderful dream with us.

  • What a great day!

  • What a terrifying rigg! Greetings from a Beneteau First 18 :)

  • Wow Great

  • You guys are great

  • Congratulations now it looks a sailboat I’m very happy to see the mast in place, once again congratulations I’m so proud of the job you bought do !!!

  • Enjoy ever step and every day of the journey! Looks awesome mate.

  • Really happy for you guys. Can't believe how much your channel has grown since you started. Looking forward to seeing what's next for you.

  • Congrats you two.... and a new chapter opens....

  • Omg where have you guys been doing all this work

  • Stepped the mast on my 20 footer on Saturday for the first time ... yes the boat is small (tiny!), yes i can do it by hand (well currently takes 2 people but still without cranes), but it is still nerve wrecking and the emotion of success is still the same as in the video .... yaaayyyyyyy

  • So exciting - well done Team Evans. A lot of sweat and some tears but your girl is whole once more.....did you place a coin or two under the mast by any chance? A much revered nautical tradition!

  • So so happy for you

  • Congratulations! Great to see the mast back on - but please, please wear lifejackets, especially when the water is so cold - cold water shock is a killer!

  • Вы замечательная пара. Желаю Вам удачи и мне очень нравится как Вы нежно и с юмором относитесь друг к другу. Желаю Вам удачи. Английский язык изучал в начальной школе и иногда бывает не всё понятно, но идея нравится =))

  • Totally impressive! Congratulations you guys on the success of this project. Fabulous work, detailed attention and a beautiful vessel.

  • You guys should be so proud of yourselves now the adventure begins

  • Next on Expedition Evans: GTFO

  • So glad to see the boat looking like a boat! Good work!

  • Godspeed

  • Looks like sailboat now.

  • You guys are so super cute. The cutest , nicest couple Eva!

  • I think i have power watched every episode from yesterday morning and im now subscribed

    • Wow!! That's a lot of us in a short amount of time. Glad you're here, welcome to the fam!

  • Congratulations guys! Lotz of love from your fans at facebook.com/groups/984932218324426/

  • What game are you playing at the very end of the video?

    • It's called Quoridor! We love it. It's great because the rounds are really short, 15 minutes or less. So we can play even when we don't have much time

  • There are no words to describe the excitement I have for y'all. Congratulations and love and peace ✌be with you both

  • Why do you need the radiant heaters, does the boats factory installed heater not work?

  • Congratulations and thanks for the video

  • No running on the dock!

  • You put in so much work and now this 60 foot crown on it is the perfect end and new beginning. Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🍰

  • unbelievable amount of work kids...GOOD JOB !........now, GO HAVE FUNZ !!! ... OnWard.....

  • Water proof PTZ cam at the top of the mast ? A fine ship you have, will be epic !

  • Congrats! Your hard work paid off! OK, partically paid off, on demand hotwater hearted up next! lol ;-) Seriously, great job and perseverance!

  • 15:17 And you should name your mast "Ma-tall-da"

  • At 12:25 did you say "Hull-elujah"? I really hope that was pun-intended

    • Haha with us, it's safe to assume that the pun is always intended

  • wow.wow.wow....Amazing

  • Your sailboat officially looks even bigger sitting in the water , great job you 2!!!

  • That is VERY EXCELLENT! I may have to go back and check to see if you have shared the total cost, minus your labor, but including the purchase price.

  • !!!!!!!

  • Take a look here: www.soundingsonline.com/news/qa-bridge-heights-on-the-icw. Fixed bridge height for the ICW is 65' + or - a little due to tides or high water. The article also mentions the one exception to this in Miami

  • That is a Magnificent boat you two have put back into seaworthiness. You should be very proud!

  • You two are like two kids in a candy store. :-) The boat looks great.

  • consider insulating the hot water pipes that feed the sinks and shower. Foam pipe insulation helps

  • Very happy for you both!! Very well done...hell of an achievement!!!! Congrats!

  • Dang! I'm getting goose bumps! That's so exciting! Can't wait to see the sales furled and you guys out on the open sea! Congratulations! :D

  • I’m the opposite, I need to take my mast down. What a milestone for you though your yacht is now a sailboat again !!!

  • Congratulations! Well done you both.

  • You guys did an awesome job on that beautiful ship congratulations, to clean and protect all plastic and polycarbonate and enclosure windows use PLEXUS it will make them look like new ,🍻 🥂

  • That is such a milestone - and it’s only just about to start getting so much better - I’m so envious. Your mast is exactly the same length as our narrow boat. I have been watching since the very beginning so calm seas and fair winds - you have most definitely earned them...

  • Dust, in your case fibreglass dust, isn’t the best for electrical connections. By the way why is the marina empty?

  • Now You can climb the mast and take stunning photos!! But most after all the work now you really can start sailing and enjoying your beautiful boat!! Fair wind!!!

  • Awesome! Glad you have the mast up. Now to tweak all of the little issues. Kiss the dogs for me.

  • So close to where I live. Been watching for months and didn’t realize. Congrats and looking forward to your journeys.

  • You guys are awesome!! I’ll be following you for some time!😎

  • Just wondering, is your dog Dingo a Black Mouth Cur? We have one and he looks very similar (ours is a bit bigger though)

  • Please don't have kids.

    • @Dirty Derds ah, don't stress it, you're good! We actually get this kind of comment/message a lot At the end of the day we are a family first and a yt channel second. We definitely plan on having kids but not for awhile yet. I don't know how the other yt sailing parents do it. They're rock stars for sure 🙃

    • @Expedition Evans Oh Not as a bad thing. I just see YT channels go down when they have kids and what not. Not saying that you guys wouldn't make great parents. I worded it bad. Sorry. Love watching you guys.

    • Why wouldn't we have kids?

  • Congratulations guys. You did what a lot of people would have thought was impossible! Enjoy sailing your beautiful boat, look forward to watching all your future adventures on the high seas.

  • Now the sails a breeze = Happiness , Fair-winds , Well done , Enjoyed all your posts . You can down load the sail plan for these yachts for the right angle of aft lean on the mast, Cant remember think it was 4% helps balance the boat - Life is not a rehearsal = ENJOY .

  • Ive owned over 20 boats, restored all of them., i know how this feels, congratulations you have a proper ship and she is gorgeous.!!!

  • Heh from NZ. your boat is now absolute class that anyone would be very proud to own. May you always have fair winds and following seas on you new adventures.

  • Happy to see it’s finally a sailboat! Did you tune your mast? Here’s a link to do so: support.seldenmast.com/files/595-540-E.pdf

  • Now it looks like a boat.

  • Wow. Great moment. So happy for you

  • Very happy for you both.

  • Congrats - you did it! Now set sails and let your boat fly.

  • Congratulations! I look forward to seeing the boat with a full set of sails.

  • So awesome to see the end of this chapter...can't wait for what's next. Fantastic job you two!

  • Well Done!!

  • Tums-up. Unbeliveble good work you both, lovely couple did. But these will be not only complementes. Title is instaling mast. And just on 50% min. 10 you starting to instal mast. Total video time. 20 min. Sorry not more following.

  • You guys are awesome! It's been a long road, but you're right, you're just at the start! Many adventures to come!

  • Great effort and very high quality work. Fair winds on your great adventure.

  • Congratulations!! I have been watching your journey and it is really inspiring! It makes me think of all the things people should be doing with thier time, energy, and technology connections! I hope you guys endorse 4oceans and sustainable greener measures for the world you have yet to discover. I mentioned that to Sailing Into Freedom because the Caribbean where they are located looks very murky to me. I live in Vermont and we are VERY health conscious, most of the pollition in our wsters these days comes from unbiodegradable trash and farming phosphorus water runoff. It is a shame no one takes the time to collectively source these issues. Check out Collective Evolution on fb they have some interesting articles and posts on this subject. It looks like your next step is to learn how to fish. I do believ 'snapper' baby bluefish season is upon us now ir very soon. Excellent as fish chips in just flour salt & pepper batter lightly fried and enjoyed! If you guys ever need cooking advice out on the water I have many cookbooks and would offer any advice needed! Have tons of fun out there!

  • Very exciting!!!

  • THANK YOU so much for the trigger warning you guys are awesome!