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Building Wilda
May 18, 2024
Building Wilda

Building Wilda

Wilda is a Schionning Wilderness sailing catamaran. She is being finished in a shed outside Melbourne. Wilda will be powered by the Sun, the Wind and the Sea…

This youtube channel is our way of sharing this project with friends, family and those interested in our adventure of building her and getting her into the water!

You can encourage and push us through the tough times by supporting us on Patreon. Thanks so much!

We are newbies to filming and video editing, but learning as we go.
We appreciate your kind and/or constructive comments, suggestions and feedback and we’d be happy to see that you like, subscribe and share our videos!

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Cockpit WINDOWS INSTALLATION – S03E23 | Building Wilda
Cockpit WINDOWS INSTALLATION – S03E23 | Building Wilda
In this episode we show the installation of the bulkhead acrylic windows. We hope you like our sailboat's new "face". For more recent updates, join the Patreon crew: @gWilda/about Wilda is a Schionning Wilderness 1340 sailing catamaran. She is being fini...
Published: May 18, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:17:24
Returning strength and stiffness to the hull. Installing ring frames. S03E22 Propulsion VI
Returning strength and stiffness to the hull. Installing ring frames. S03E22 Propulsion VI
In this episode we reinforce the hull by glueing in fiberglass ring frames. The idea is to return any removed hull strength and provide a load path for transferring power from the prop to the hull. For more real time updates, have a look at our Patreon pa...
Published: May 05, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:22
We START PUTTING pieces together – S03E21 – Unique Drive System – Part 5 | Building Wilda
We START PUTTING pieces together – S03E21 – Unique Drive System – Part 5 | Building Wilda
This episode is Part 5 of a series of videos about Building our Unique Drive System. This week we have to prepare the fibreglass ring and to make it ready for attaching it into the hull. Before that happens, we have to reshape the cutouts in the hulls, de-...
Published: Apr 28, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:17:17
Making FIBERGLASS reinforcement RING frames – S03E20 – Building Wilda | Unique Propulsion Part 4
Making FIBERGLASS reinforcement RING frames – S03E20 – Building Wilda | Unique Propulsion Part 4
In this video, we continue the series about our catamaran's propulsion system. This is Part 4 and we show the making of the 2 fiberglass ring frames that will support the aluminium cylinders in which the electric motors will sit. We also do some shed clean...
Published: Apr 20, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:18:09
Unique Propulsion Part 3 – Cutting HUGE holes in our BOAT – S03E19 | Building Wilda
Unique Propulsion Part 3 – Cutting HUGE holes in our BOAT – S03E19 | Building Wilda
This week we’ll continue this unique project with nothing less than… cutting huge holes in our boat! To many of you, this task is probably an absolute crazy idea! And we have to confess that we were also very scared of it, however, it is also part of w...
Published: Apr 14, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:13
Unique Drive System – Building Wilda’s Propulsion Part II –  S03E18 – Electric Catamaran
Unique Drive System – Building Wilda’s Propulsion Part II – S03E18 – Electric Catamaran
In this episode Axel is trying to cut the fiberglass tube to shape and he is also trying to get it to the correct size to fit into the aluminium cylinder. Then, we work on building the strong bond between the two surfaces - the cylinder and the tube. Wil...
Published: Apr 07, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:00

Watch Building Wilda From The Beginning!

She´ll be done in a week :) – S01 E01 – DIY Catamaran
She´ll be done in a week :) – S01 E01 – DIY Catamaran
A first shaky look at Wilda. A solar powered catamaran in the making. Wilda is a Schionning Wilderness 1340X. A cruising catamaran designed for fast passages with plenty of gear and designed for short handed sailing.
Published: Jan 06, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:39
Just getting started – S01 E02 – DIY Catamaran
Just getting started – S01 E02 – DIY Catamaran
The first week onboard Wilda. Getting started with sorting and cleaning. Reinforcing stanchions and mounting life lines. Adding temporary trampolines and improving access to the boat.
Published: Feb 11, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:01
Dust and epoxy – Week 2 – S01 E03 – DIY Catamaran
Dust and epoxy – Week 2 – S01 E03 – DIY Catamaran
Tabbing port hull. Tabbing in the daggerboard cases. Start rebuilding the cocpit.
Published: Feb 16, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:28
This is no longer a water pipe……- S01 E04 – DIY Catamaran
This is no longer a water pipe……- S01 E04 – DIY Catamaran
Making progress on the build. This week working on the cocpit, the steering position, some interior reconstruction and patching holes. Music: Hotshot by Scott Holmes From the Free Music Archive
Published: Mar 01, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:18:42
Wilda’s electrical system explained – S01 E05 – DIY Catamaran
Wilda’s electrical system explained – S01 E05 – DIY Catamaran
A short description of my plans for Wilda's electrical system.
Published: Mar 08, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:44
Laying glass upside down – S01 E06 – DIY Catamaran
Laying glass upside down – S01 E06 – DIY Catamaran
In this episode we make Wilda whole... (sort of). We also received some toys :) Music: Play Play Play by Shtriker Big Band Scott_Holmes - Storybook no-matter-how-hard-we-try-ft-ben-goldstein_by_moon_Artlist walkman-snail-shoes_by_peter-spacey_Artlist
Published: Mar 24, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:11
Wilda gets a facelift – S01 E07 – DIY Catamaran
Wilda gets a facelift – S01 E07 – DIY Catamaran
Reshaping the bows and starting on the steering panel Music: Scott_Holmes_-_05_-_Little_Idea (from Free Music Archive) Broke_For_Free_-_05_-_Something_Elated (from Free Music Archive) AnthemofaQuirkyHipster_by_RexBanner_Artlist (from Artist.io) ElMonte_by...
Published: Apr 01, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:27
Cockpit Makeover KickOff – S01 E08 – DIY Catamaran
Cockpit Makeover KickOff – S01 E08 – DIY Catamaran
Moving the steering and remodelling the cockpit to achieve a more social space.
Published: Apr 16, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:20
Cockpit Makeover Part II – S01 E09 – DIY Catamaran
Cockpit Makeover Part II – S01 E09 – DIY Catamaran
We continue Wilda's cockpit makeover. Hope you enjoy it!
Published: May 01, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:09
Glassing the pointy end – S01 E10 – DIY Catamaran
Glassing the pointy end – S01 E10 – DIY Catamaran
Glassing the bows of Wilda. The last (almost) glass work for the hulls before starting the fairing and painting stage.
Published: May 17, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:23
Wilda’s Drive System sneak peak – S01 E11 – DIY Catamaran
Wilda’s Drive System sneak peak – S01 E11 – DIY Catamaran
A sneak peak of Wilda's propulsion system
Published: May 24, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:07
Wilda’s Deck Hatches Part 1 – S01 E12 – DIY Catamaran
Wilda’s Deck Hatches Part 1 – S01 E12 – DIY Catamaran
Making recesses for Wilda's deck hatches. Vacuum molding on the cheap :)
Published: Jun 07, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:28
Deck hatches installation – Part 2 – S01 E13 – DIY Catamaran
Deck hatches installation – Part 2 – S01 E13 – DIY Catamaran
Final glassing of the deck hatches into the hull
Published: Jun 21, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:04
Small boat projects – S01 E14 – DIY Catamaran
Small boat projects – S01 E14 – DIY Catamaran
This week we will show you a few of the smaller projects that we have been working on in the background: -fiberglass angle profiles for furniture -stanchion supports -glassing the bridge deck stiffeners -de-coring and filling panels -installation of the p...
Published: Jul 05, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:59
Wilda’s portholes – S01 E15 – DIY Catamaran
Wilda’s portholes – S01 E15 – DIY Catamaran
In this episode Wilda gets a side view :) Music: Artlist.io
Published: Jul 21, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:35
We started painting and fairing! – S01 E16 – DIY Catamaran
We started painting and fairing! – S01 E16 – DIY Catamaran
In this episode we have started painting Wilda! Wilda is a Schionning Wilderness sailing catamaran. She is being finished in a shed outside Melbourne. Wilda will be powered by the Sun, the Wind and the Sea... This youtube channel is our way of sharing t...
Published: Aug 01, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:09
More cockpit glassing & painting – S01 E17 – DIY Catamaran
More cockpit glassing & painting – S01 E17 – DIY Catamaran
Wilda is a Schionning Wilderness sailing catamaran. She is being finished in a shed outside Melbourne. Wilda will be powered by the Sun, the Wind and the Sea... This youtube channel is our way of sharing this project with friends, family and those interes...
Published: Aug 15, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:23
Boat work continues – S01 E18 – DIY Catamaran
Boat work continues – S01 E18 – DIY Catamaran
In this episode Axel makes a brief intro to the starboard aft cabin where Wilda’s batteries will be installed and also a quick recap of our plan for the electric system. We then continue boat works with a few fiberglass reinforcement jobs and more fairin...
Published: Sep 01, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:10
I enjoy this fairing! – S01 E19 – DIY Catamaran
I enjoy this fairing! – S01 E19 – DIY Catamaran
Hull fairing begins for real. Lots of Oh glorious sanding ;) Fairing the topsides of the boat. Using a lightweight fairing compound from West Systems. Staring on the major joints to establish a baseline for finishing fairing. Learning how to work with the...
Published: Sep 13, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:36
I spoke too soon….. More fairing, Wilda gets the measels :) – S01 E20 – DIY Catamaran
I spoke too soon….. More fairing, Wilda gets the measels :) – S01 E20 – DIY Catamaran
Fairing Wilda's port side. Shaping and smoothing out Wilda's curves with everything I got. Fairing is heavy work, but necessary. This is the first step to a good paint job and worth to put some time into. Lots of sanding now, and in videos to come, all to ...
Published: Sep 27, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:42
Port side ready, heading over to starboard – S01 E21 – DIY Catamaran
Port side ready, heading over to starboard – S01 E21 – DIY Catamaran
More "Oh glorious sanding" as Mads from Sail Life would say. @Sail Life Getting ready for paint by simply doing more fairing. Lots of fairing, sorry about that, but that is what you have to do when building one of these.
Published: Oct 11, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:41
Slapping some paint on – S01 E22 – DIY Catamaran
Slapping some paint on – S01 E22 – DIY Catamaran
After way too much sanding we finally slap some paint on the boat.... We have an uninvited guest..... and then..... back to sanding.
Published: Oct 25, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:04
Its a BIG boat!… and more fairing to do!…S01 E23 – DIY Catamaran
Its a BIG boat!… and more fairing to do!…S01 E23 – DIY Catamaran
Fairing between the hulls and under the bridge deck. Sorry, fairing takes up a lot of time in boat building. Also managed to get some more paint on :) Mostly fairing though. If you enjoy watching fairing and fantastically good boat work, head over to S...
Published: Nov 08, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:53
Misplaced some holes knee deep in fairing compound – S01 E24 – DIY Catamaran
Misplaced some holes knee deep in fairing compound – S01 E24 – DIY Catamaran
Searching for some misplaced holes. Then getting into fairing under the bridge deck. Trying to use as little fairing compound as possible, still achieving a good result. We'll see how it goes :) Music: https://artlist.io
Published: Nov 22, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:15
Final Prep for Lockdown – S01 E25 – DIY Catamaran
Final Prep for Lockdown – S01 E25 – DIY Catamaran
Getting the last major work done before Lockdown in Metro Melbourne. Fairing using a fairing coat, slapping on some more paint for protection and covering up the boat for longtime storage. Hull sides are now ready for final fairing when we get back to Wil...
Published: Dec 06, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:36
5 months in 10 minutes – S01 E26 – DIY Catamaran
5 months in 10 minutes – S01 E26 – DIY Catamaran
In this episode we take a look back at the work done on the boat during our five months in Australia. Music: https://artlist.io
Published: Dec 20, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:29
S02 E01 We are back at Wilda!
S02 E01 We are back at Wilda!
This episode is a quick recap of our story with Building Wilda. We are back at the boat after two years and restarting the work! Soo exciting! Music: https://artlist.io
Published: Nov 27, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:02:51
S02 E02 It’s not hardening!
S02 E02 It’s not hardening!
In this episode we start cleaning the boat, sanding and fairing. We have an unexpected surprise with the epoxy. Music: https://artlist.io
Published: Dec 04, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:07
S02 E03 Cockpit coving! More sanding!
S02 E03 Cockpit coving! More sanding!
In this episode of Building Wilda we continue coving in the cockpit area and do more sanding and fairing! Thanks for watching and sharing! Music: https://artlist.io
Published: Dec 11, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:07
S02 E04 Our boat no longer has a cockpit roof!
S02 E04 Our boat no longer has a cockpit roof!
In this video we finally take down the monstrous roof of Wilda! Music: https://artlist.io
Published: Dec 18, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:06
S02 E05 Roof makeover starts and some tools are failing on us
S02 E05 Roof makeover starts and some tools are failing on us
In this episode of Building Wilda we start working on the roof refit and we face some difficulties when trying to clean the surface of the old roof where the new one should be attached. We also want to wish everyone Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! ...
Published: Dec 25, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:16
Happy last day of the year for Wilda! She is getting a lovely primer coat! Yay!
Happy last day of the year for Wilda! She is getting a lovely primer coat! Yay!
Published: Dec 31, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:16
S02 E06 More roof, portholes & striker
S02 E06 More roof, portholes & striker
In this episode of Building Wilda we continue building our sailing catamaran. This time we work on the roof, we do some work on the hatches and portholes and we start putting the finishing touches to the seagull striker. Catamaran build / renovation Schi...
Published: Jan 01, 2023
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:22
S02 E07 Sailboat roof transformation
S02 E07 Sailboat roof transformation
After being away from Wilda for nearly two years, due to covid pandemic, we are back in Australia to continue her refit! Not long ago, we took down the catamaran cockpit roof, as the previous owner had a different vision for the boat roof. We didn’t like...
Published: Jan 08, 2023
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:36
😂Sanding in impossible little spaces on Wilda. What is the best tool for this job?
😂Sanding in impossible little spaces on Wilda. What is the best tool for this job?
Published: Jan 13, 2023
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:12
Tools shopping! Yay! 😃 we are in the mini paradise of sanding materials 😎😂
Tools shopping! Yay! 😃 we are in the mini paradise of sanding materials 😎😂
Published: Jan 14, 2023
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:16