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The year 2020 will go down as many things, but I never expected to add two cyclones in one week to the hit list (Yasa & Zazu). Much less for it to be the same week we splashed our sailboat after being stranded for a year because of a pandemic. Welcome back, sailors?!
I mean seriously, who needs fiction when you have 2020. I can’t make this stuff up!
We have worked like mad dogs, for three months straight, refitting our sailboat. “All we have to do is get in the water. We’ll take a break once we’re in the water.” These are the phrases we have uttered to ourselves repeatedly. Little did we know the initiation Mother Nature had in store for us.
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Pouring Buckets & Intro
01:00 Splash Day & Final Boat Projects
03:57 Jason's Losing It!!!
05:07 Launching our Catamaran With a Tractor
06:11 Engines Work? Are We Floating or Sinking?
09:08 Home Sweet Home (Mooring)
11:07 First Boat Problem - Dinghy Winch
14:28 Our Plan Is Blown Away
15:15 A Cyclone is Coming
16:13 Our Cyclone Plan
19:37 No Generator, No Watermaker
20:07 Tropical Storm is Here
22:31 Winds are Building
23:38 Is the Storm Over?
24:50 It's a Cyclone and it's Here!
28:28 New Top Wind Speed Record
29:34 2 Cyclones in 1 Week?!?
30:34 We're Taking a Break & Bye Bye 2020
31:37 Bloopers
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Gone with the Wynns
Gone with the Wynns Il y a 2 mois
Hello Everyone! There is some debate about how we tied up to our mooring ball in this video and we wanted to clear up the questions. Here’s the video link at the moment we start tying up: WE DID IT WRONG! We attached to our crossbeam which is not meant for taking heavy loads (i.e. heavy winds/weather). We should have attached to our bridal (which is a pain the butt to attach to a mooring on our boat…aka, we were being lazy). We underestimated Mother Nature. We based our preparations too strongly on the weather predictions. We did not follow that age old adage: _Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best!_ We expected 30 knots or so of wind and a small tropical storm. The system sat on top of Vava’u for nearly 2 days while it built and formed into a category one cyclone (named ZAZU). Fortunately, we learned this lesson without any consequence. When the winds started building to 40-knots we knew we were under-secured to our mooring. We did man the helm and continuously checked our holding. Once Tropical Cyclone ZAZU passed, in preparation for tropical cyclone YASA (a category 4 cyclone), we beefed up our holding to the mooring. Which we showed on our Instagram stories (@the_wynns) under the cyclone highlights. Here’s what we did to beef up our holding in preparation for the big cyclone: *Main Lines*: 2 Lines run to the anchor bridal ring. 2 slacked lines run to the outside forward cleats with chafe guard. *1st Backup*: Large Anchor line tied to mooring chain (3 links below the shackle) attached at anchor bridal ring. *2nd Backup*: Slacked lines to the crossbeam We suggest if you’re prepping for a cyclone you should discuss techniques with your boat manufacturer and talk to the local boaters as they may have insight that’s worth consideration.
MikeyTube100 Il y a 2 mois
Oops! Had to take my own advice! Re-watched end of this vid. They taking break too. My naughty!
MikeyTube100 Il y a 2 mois
Hmm... either slow upload or someone forgot to hit "PUBLISH" on new video. Will come back tomorrow.
MikeyTube100 Il y a 2 mois
@robert jones Zatara took holidays off... see their last video.
robert jones
robert jones Il y a 2 mois
glad all is well on a boat i be worried . and on that note have you heard from zatara ? have seen anything in awhile
Team das3Dstudio
Team das3Dstudio Il y a 2 mois
Thanks. Glad you made it. Here is the link to the discussion we had at cruisersforum Kind regards, Franziska
qdrkhairum Il y a 12 heures
Kevin Tibballs
Kevin Tibballs Il y a 4 jours
BOAT = Bout another Thousand
Ken Schauer
Ken Schauer Il y a 5 jours
David Weeks
David Weeks Il y a 5 jours
Yep, the small ones are fun. Thank God most of them are small ones. David, from Tampa.
David Callard
David Callard Il y a 6 jours
I really enjoy following your travails and travels - from my wheelchair!😊 ... Many moons ago I was a pro photographer working as a photojournalist and other fields. There was one short scene in this video when I gasped in fear! That was when I saw you holding your expensive camera and lens in one hand while on deck in a cyclone and not a neck strap to be seen! I know opinions vary widely from one photographer to the next about the merits of wearing a neck strap and I guess it finally boils down to what you can afford to loose. I often carried about $7000 around my neck and I definitely could not afford to put it at unnecessary risk so I learned early on to wear my strap whenever practical and yes, there are times when it's not but as a general rule I wore mine. I can tell you that the practice saved my cameras - I often carried two - from certain total loss a few times. A few pros seem to think of an insurance claim as some kind of status symbol but I certainly wasn't one of that elite! I only offer you my experience in case it may be helpful. As far as wearing a neck strap is concerned I would always recommend that you use the one that comes with the camera first because it's tailored specifically to that camera but if you have to buy one avoid the narrow ones and remember that strength and durability are the key requisites. As for adjusting the strap that's a personal preference but I used to wear my cameras at waist level because I found that position made for instant access to the camera and also allowed sufficient length of the strap so as not to impede movement. Well that's my helpful tip FWIW ! I'm looking forward to hearing what decision you make re Australia or NZ - either country will make you feel welcome !
J R Il y a 6 jours
7:28 Guy's, if I were you, I'd have cheap camera's permanently mounted to all the potential water leak spots you show here, with little LED lights for illumination, just for peace of mind. They also make water alarms that will alert you if.... the unthinkable! Do you have a "fix" for all the potential leaks? Like that stuff that seals under water?
EyeOfChorus Il y a 7 jours
There's a saying in the building industry, "there's never enough money to do it right the first time".
David Moody
David Moody Il y a 9 jours
I am a new sub and y’all have a beautiful life and thank you for sharing with us.
budsbus TBI
budsbus TBI Il y a 10 jours
the first time you help someone new with the problums you have delt with it will feel good that you know how!!!!
Maryj Il y a 10 jours
LOL! 😆 “my pants are falling off...”
Maryj Il y a 10 jours
How do you know someone didn’t climb up in there and exchange their rusted out starter for your working starter? Frankly I don’t trust leaving my stuff with anyone without supervision.
Maryj Il y a 10 jours
@Gone with the Wynns thats good to know.
Gone with the Wynns
Gone with the Wynns Il y a 10 jours
The islands are pretty safe places with good, honest people. It is a gated yard with 24/7 security. On top of that, very, very little crime here. The boat and the gene are 15 years old. So things are aging naturally...including the starter. 🙃
Pedirka Il y a 18 jours
I can feel it. One step forward, two steps back. Geez you guys are resilient!
Milan Petrovich
Milan Petrovich Il y a 27 jours
Congratulations on making it all the way back!
Joel Chipp
Joel Chipp Il y a 27 jours
Glad to see yall back in the water and by todays date you have filmed more, i have almost caught up so :// good in one way but means i will not see a bunch of yall like i have been. Hope yall had a marry Christmas and a happy new year. see you in the next one.
Nature and Outdoors
You guys are awesome, keep it up. It takes a lot of effort to keep this lifestyle.
DammitJanet Il y a mois
Karma Il y a mois
Brand new viewer. Dam that looks hard and so frustrating mentally, physically and emotionally. But, let me say that again, BUUUT you're living the dream. Anything else better than the dream; family, friends and the love of your life. Which you have all right there with you. I peeked to see if your videos in the future are on the water. Living the dream ;). I wish the best memory making moments of your lives. May the wind always be in your favor and may the water nourish your souls. - Karma
Fjord Driver
Fjord Driver Il y a mois
4:14 Soooo, it's exactly like day trading stocks. Interesting.
James Thomson
James Thomson Il y a mois
Well done!
Ernest Il y a mois
Jason & Nikki's minds are starting to break. fist step to being a real sailor, the ocean breaks you down and builds you back up. Keep it up!
Sandy J
Sandy J Il y a mois
Nikki you sound like a scientist reading out the cyclone plan 😂
Donna Lemmo
Donna Lemmo Il y a mois
I just had the best 33 minutes watching your video....not only did I get to spend time anchored during a cyclone but I had a throughly enjoyable subscriber to your channel and thanks for the intro to Tonga and boating with Gone with the Wynns.
Gone with the Wynns
Welcome Aboard! 💙💛💙
Robert FromOC
Robert FromOC Il y a mois
The most fun I ever had was sailing my NACRA 5.8 catamaran in Long Beach harbor (aka Hurricane Alley) during the Santa Ana Winds, which makes it extra hairy sailing. I had a rooster tail wake behind the boat like a speed boat. Went out twice in it.
Brandon w Tiner
Brandon w Tiner Il y a mois
what kimd of boat do you have?
connie howe
connie howe Il y a mois
🙏🙏prayers for you guys to stay safe
marina brizard
marina brizard Il y a mois
what is the model of your catamaran? I loved the video, good winds always!
Gone with the Wynns
Everything you always wanted to know about Curiosity is here! Curious Minion
T0rPid_BeatLab Il y a mois
1:17 . You're insane bringing those things.
Nic Charlez
Nic Charlez Il y a mois
i"ve seen hundreds of your episodes before, however it is my opinion that Nicky is superficial and aggressive forwards her spouse . Agree to disagree but she is money driven. let see what happens in the future ??
Shannon Hintz-Harper
Stomach in knots from a cyclone or uti? We will never know! 😆
Steve Turansky
Steve Turansky Il y a mois
How sure of that mooring were you? Sometimes your own tackle is better if there's space and you are allowed to anchor. Hope you dive inspected it as so many boats have gotten damged from bad moorings failing.
Sunshine Catcher
Sunshine Catcher Il y a mois
new viewing loving it, Cant afford a boat so letting someone else live my dreams :)
kong3 Il y a mois
Remember from a looong time boater a boat is a hole to throw money in.
AfricanFlightStar Il y a mois
Well done for powering through all those boat projects (geeze, they are NEVER ENDING! 😆) Anyway, nice to see you finally back on the water, good baptize back into boat life lol All the best for this new year 😁👍🏻🙏🏻
David Emanuelson
David Emanuelson Il y a mois
Wave size is never captured on camera. Wow.
The Hawaiian Redneck
the wynns bought the winds
Mark Egg
Mark Egg Il y a mois
Were you ready to start the engines, and move forward if you broke lose?
AB Il y a mois
wow.... scary, plenty scary... glad all is good.... happy to see you are back in the water. be safe, enjoy!!!!
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Hey Guys, looking good. Best of wishes for 2021!!
BostonClipper Il y a mois
Maybe add "Run jack lines" to your cyclone list.
Allan Fifield
Allan Fifield Il y a mois
I hope that your insurance company isn't watching.
Michael Holliday
Michael Holliday Il y a mois
We are waiting with baited breach for the next video, but rest is important for Nikki and Jason...
Eddy Hart
Eddy Hart Il y a mois
Where are you all??
Gone with the Wynns
Tonga, Vava'u
Paul Barnett
Paul Barnett Il y a mois
We miss the videos and updates
Gone with the Wynns
I know, but on average they spend about 60 hours a week working on this content and everything needed to support it, so taking 2 weeks off is a well-deserved break. They'll be back Sunday. Curious Minion
Shadow Of Pain
Shadow Of Pain Il y a mois
Are they ok, MIA.
Gone with the Wynns
They said at the end of the video that they were going to take a short vacay and be back after the first of the year. On average, they spend about 60 hours a week working on this content and everything needed to support it, so taking 2 weeks off is a well-deserved break. They'll be back Sunday. Curious Minion
Henry Drew
Henry Drew Il y a mois
Where have the Wynns gone??
Gone with the Wynns
They're took a short vacation - be back this Sunday! Curious Minion
Vladimir F
Vladimir F Il y a mois
All the good in the year 2021! Seven feet under your keel!
Jeff Bradburn
Jeff Bradburn Il y a mois
What a way to finish out 2020 with a little cyclone. Looking forward to some sailing videos this year. Best of luck and happy new years!
Sabre Tom
Sabre Tom Il y a mois
Electrical connectors/salt water. Nuff said. To give myself a little extra wire, I’ll take a few wraps around a screwdriver before putting on the connector.
tinchina85 Il y a mois
BTW, how's your friend that you raised money for so he could get his medication! Is he doing okay? Teresa
Gone with the Wynns
Mark is doing great! He is regularly receiving his medication and he made it through the cyclone just fine. Curious Minion
tinchina85 Il y a mois
SO cool to see you guys on open water again! :) You must be ecstatic!
Doug Ward
Doug Ward Il y a mois
Onward you safe you guys.
Sai Pierre
Sai Pierre Il y a mois
It has been 2 weeks.... 😔
michael scarano
michael scarano Il y a mois
First off Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope that 2021 is better for all. It was pretty cool to see a commercial for Great American Country and your RV and Nikki in it very nice.
spelled341 Il y a mois
This is THE best sailing channel, very educational for people like me still only dreaming about sailing... you guys talk about the all boring stuff as well and I appreciate that you keep it professional and classy by not doing the tired old thumbnail baiting with butt/boob shots I see so often on other boating youtubers. Since I started binging from the start I noticed production value improved a LOT, also you guys seem overall happier and more relaxed now, not sure if that's because you got more used to being in front of the camera or if its a side effect of living the boat life, lol! Thanks for the hard work and keep rocking!
Crafty Owl
Crafty Owl Il y a mois
Her:“Just like riding a bicycle!” Me:”Uhmmmmm.....?”
Crafty Owl
Crafty Owl Il y a mois
Where’s zatara? They haven’t posted for about 3 weeks and they posted a picture of a map 🗺 with the cyclone right where they are
Rob Collins
Rob Collins Il y a mois
I hope and trust this email finds you in good order, I became worried when you missed 2 weeks of videos, I know you told us it would be a week off, hoping you decided on 2 weeks,
Rob Collins
Rob Collins Il y a mois
@Gone with the Wynns great, that's what I was hoping,
Gone with the Wynns
They left it open, saying they'll be back "after the New Year" so even I don't know when the next vid will come out. You didn't miss anything though and they are fine - enjoying their down time. Curious Minion
FalconXE302 Il y a mois
Happy new year to both of you...
Luiz Pedro Bertuol
Luiz Pedro Bertuol Il y a mois
hi guys, I'm happy you are sailing again. good winds....Could you let me know the Mark's contact in SA, maybe I will have a short job for a Captan like Mark. thanks
Luiz Pedro Bertuol
Luiz Pedro Bertuol Il y a mois
@Gone with the Wynns thanks
Gone with the Wynns
Mark is still in Fiji at the moment.....
Corozal Shoe
Corozal Shoe Il y a mois
I hope you all are okay.
jim drake
jim drake Il y a mois
Wow. Sure beats the motor home right?
Debra Hall
Debra Hall Il y a mois
2021 will be better !! Happy New year to you both. You guys are incredible! From Vero Beach Florida
Trilinie Il y a mois
I loved the part when Jason splashed Nikki with a bucket of water! 😂
Tonan Moahawke
Tonan Moahawke Il y a mois
Cant wait to see you guys in Opua
Charlie Hall
Charlie Hall Il y a mois
Just discovered your channel it’s fantastic thank you so much looking forward to seeing loads more!
David Foran
David Foran Il y a mois
Boat - "a hole in the water where you throw your money"
Gone with the Wynns
David Foran
David Foran Il y a mois
"And life"
David Foran
David Foran Il y a mois
nemo227 Il y a mois
Wynns, you KNOW thousands of people are smiling while watching this.
Go Leafs Go
Go Leafs Go Il y a mois
As in everything sailing, preparation is the key! Well done staying safe and keeping Curiousity protected.
uncle G
uncle G Il y a mois
May be a bit late but I think there should be a calendar 2021 gone with the wynns show us your camera skills Jason ( Nikki calendar)
uncle G
uncle G Il y a mois
Calendar sorry sorry
Gérard Thivolle
Gérard Thivolle Il y a mois
Bonne et heureuse année 2021 à vous deux et à vos parents et amis !
Bjørn Erik Dahl
Bjørn Erik Dahl Il y a mois
Somethings best discovered dockside, better now than in stormy seas!
Louise Lachance
Louise Lachance Il y a mois may sound rude but...What is it with sailing ....people !!!....tell me...i need to know !!...cause after all the videos i have watched about sailing..... no mather the size or shape ,new or used sail seems to me that most of it is nothing but mechanical problems,head headaches,bad weather,storms,motion sickness, and what not.......
Cross over, children. All are welcome.
In the immortal words of Mel Gibson, F R E E D O M !!!
Gone with the Wynns
How else can you take your house with you around the world? Sounds too simple but it's really that - the urge to travel but not live out of a suitcase. Curious Minion
happyasian02 Il y a mois
Wow, no disrespect to Mr. Wynn, but Mrs. Wynn is cute!!!
Charles Schultz
Charles Schultz Il y a mois
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be Safe!!
James Daple
James Daple Il y a mois
Beautiful place!!
AstroDeck Space Views
Happy New Year to you guys. Wish you all the best in 2021. Clear Skies
Going NoWhereFast
Going NoWhereFast Il y a mois
DANG! Watching your 2018 and 2017 videos so I can get my Wynns Fix for the holidays!! Be safe! We need you !
shoeNheels Il y a mois
Hello Nikki and Jason, just checking on you two. Merry Christmas and happy new year from Dallas!
Gone with the Wynns
Happy new year!
Zixia Gao
Zixia Gao Il y a mois
Really miss you guys but also glad that you are taking a few days off for the holiday season. You had a tough year (we all did). So enjoy your well-deserved break and happy new year!
Carmen Castellano
Carmen Castellano Il y a mois
Happy to see you sailing again! Happy New Year!
Sailing Citrine Sunset
Your snubber is too short for a severe cyclone! It should be at least 40ft long to allow for the tidal surge and extra swell. A short snubber can break your mooring.
Jake Blow
Jake Blow Il y a mois
you dead mon? cool runnings. but 4 rea yqll ok?
Gone with the Wynns
All good!
Missy E
Missy E Il y a mois
So happy for you two to be back on Curiosity! What a wonderful way to start the new year! Hoping it’s a good sign for us all. ⛵️ ✌️
Kathy Rakes
Kathy Rakes Il y a mois
😊❤️👍wow that was so nail biting those winds , I don’t know if I could stand it I would pee lol love you kinda souls💕
Paul Wynn
Paul Wynn Il y a mois
nice channel some good content
Derek Hollingsworth
Ok. I am trying to get to Tonga but was told it was closed. How did you get in?
Gone with the Wynns
Right now Tonga is only allowing citizens to return and people *who are already in Fiji* who can make a compelling case for why they need to come to Tonga. It was only possible for the Wynns because they were already in Fiji (which was Covid-free) and they could prove that their home and belongings were all in Tonga. Curious Minion
greenstaraz Il y a 2 mois
There is a Rumor, That you are getting a St. Francis SF45 , Is this true ?
Go Leafs Go
Go Leafs Go Il y a 2 mois
Curiousity is looking like the boat we all know she is. Remember the knowledge you gain and money you save by all the DIY labour is invaluable. It wasn't all that long ago starting the engines was a serious task for you all and now you are both seasoned and experienced sailors. Can't wait to start to hear all the destination details as you get back to your other full-time jobs of discovery and adventure. Awesome work dudes .......
Have a Great Day
Have a Great Day Il y a 2 mois
OMGosh those cat pillows are so cute guys.
Apple Account s
Apple Account s Il y a 2 mois
sails for thousands of nautical miles. yes, you are a boat expert now. ;P
Cindy Cornog
Cindy Cornog Il y a 2 mois
You guys put a smile on my face! Happy New Year! Bring on 2021❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Pamela }!!{
Pamela }!!{ Il y a 2 mois
Happy New Year, stay safe 🙏 ❤ 💙 wishing you a wonderful 2021 and I can't wait to see you both again after the New Year! Cheers🍻 🥂
Troy Tyner
Troy Tyner Il y a 2 mois
Merry Christmas!
David Turner
David Turner Il y a 2 mois
Just a small tip from a sparkie, if possible use glue lined heat shrink (as opposed to non glue lined) as it will give you a superior seal against the ingress of moisture into your electrical cables.
Jamie Lancaster
Jamie Lancaster Il y a 2 mois
@20:04 Jason:“Alright soap me!” That’s the same thing I say to my wife when we take a shower🤓🤣🤣🤣
Jamie Lancaster
Jamie Lancaster Il y a 2 mois
Love Nikki‘s new haircut
pumpupthevolume Il y a 2 mois
Break Out Another Thousand Congrats on the put in. You did it!
nomadic Hobos
nomadic Hobos Il y a 2 mois
Thanks for the video. PS use some batteries acid grase keep acid build up down
BS Detector
BS Detector Il y a 2 mois
Patsy white to normal looking couple, where's the tan ? lolol