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Sailing CAVU
May 15, 2024
Sailing CAVU

Sailing CAVU

Patricia and Dave purchased a new 2021 Jeanneau 440, now they have to learn to sail, downsize their life and outfit the boat for bigger adventures. Sailing the Gulf Coast of Texas for starters while prepping to go much further. Videos of DYI Improvements and modification to Cavu and their True Kit Discovery 330.

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Peter to Virgin Gourda
Peter to Virgin Gourda
David and Patricia wake up in the calm mooring field of Peter Island for their first full day of the Jeanneau 2024 Rendezvous. Today they will rally up to Virgin Gourda to party at the Bitter End Yacht Club.
Published: May 15, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:59
Peter Island  The Start of the Jeanneau 2024 Rendezvous
Peter Island The Start of the Jeanneau 2024 Rendezvous
Patricia and Dave join the Jeanneau Owners Group for the 2024 BVI Rendezvous. Do a little snorkeling and witness a SpaceX launch
Published: May 01, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:43
Tortola to Peter BVI
Tortola to Peter BVI
Dave and Patricia join the 2024 Jeanneau Owner Rendezvous in the BVI. Another step in gaining the knowledge needed to become full time cruisers
Published: Apr 17, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:41
New Cruiser Interview
New Cruiser Interview
We interview John and Shannon on SV Carisma about the first 10 months of cruising. They tell us about their knock down and give advise for those about to head out.
Published: Apr 03, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:21:00
Nassau Tourist
Nassau Tourist
Dave and Patricia leave the Berries to avoid some weather and have a day to spend in Nassau. Check out the oldest lighthouse in the Bahamas
Published: Mar 20, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:51
BLUE HOLE
BLUE HOLE
Sailing with our friends John and Shannon we check out the blue hole on Hoffmann's Cay Look for "No Foreign Lands" in your app store
Published: Mar 06, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:25

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New Boat Smell
New Boat Smell
Patricia and Dave start down the sailing rabbit hole. Watch as what started as a vacation and new outdoor activity turns into a complete lifestyle change.
Published: Mar 07, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:59
Taha’a Part 1
Taha’a Part 1
Patrica and Dave Explore French Polynesia to see if they will like cruising life.
Published: Mar 14, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:48
Full Throttle on Clear Lake
Full Throttle on Clear Lake
We took the dinghy out for the first time. Had to do the break in on the Mercury 15 HP outboard and after an hour at 1/4-1/2 throttle we got to open it up full for 1 min every 10 in the second hour.
Published: Mar 16, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:01:22
Taha’a Part 2
Taha’a Part 2
Patricia and Dave continue to explore Taha'a
Published: Mar 17, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:46
Taha’a Part 3
Taha’a Part 3
Patricia and Dave leave Taha'a only to return in a sailboat. Part 3 of our Taha'a adventure as they decide if living on a sailboat is what they want to do.
Published: Mar 21, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:07
Bora Bora   4K
Bora Bora 4K
Patricia and Dave continue to explore the islands of French Polynesia with as stop in the worlds most beautiful lagoon Bora Bora. Inner Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licen...
Published: Mar 28, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:32
Huahine    4K
Huahine 4K
After a rough crossing Dave and Patricia explore the French Polynesian Island of Huahine
Published: Apr 04, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:00
Moorea   4K
Moorea 4K
Our French Polynesia journey takes us to Moorea where we swim with the whales.
Published: Apr 11, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:33
Tahiti
Tahiti
Patricia and Dave explore Tahiti at the end of their French Polynesia sailing trip. Dave does a beer review,
Published: Apr 19, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:10
We Bought a Boat
We Bought a Boat
Patricia and Dave take delivery of their new Jeanneau 440 and begin a journey.
Published: Apr 26, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:41
True Kit Unboxing
True Kit Unboxing
True Kit Unboxing When we ordered our new Jeanneau 440 sailboat we knew we would need a dinghy. We didn’t want to ruin the lines of the new boat with davits. Looking for something that was totally inflatable so it could be stored in a locker and lightwei...
Published: May 09, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:08:37
Hardline hour/tachometer
Hardline hour/tachometer
I install a Hardline combo hour / tachometer on our new Mercury 15 hp EFI four stroke outboard. Buy it here https://amzn.to/33NwncB This was an easy install and is really necessary to maintain your outboard properly.
Published: May 16, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:07
New Boat Projects
New Boat Projects
This video is about new boat projects on our new 2021 Jeanneau 440. Just because the boat is new doesn't mean there are not projects. Some are items we chose not to include in our order based on price or product selection. Some just were not offered and ot...
Published: May 23, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:37
DIY Battery Box   4K
DIY Battery Box 4K
We build a diy battery box for the electric start Mercury Marine 15hp EFI outboard on our True Kit Discovery 330. Here is a parts list if you would like to make one: https://amzn.to/34JmDR9 .50 cal ammo can https://amzn.to/3uKPKxX Cliena electric panel...
Published: Jun 13, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:24
True Kit Discovery 330   4K
True Kit Discovery 330 4K
I love our True Kit Discovery but I may need to upgrade to padded seats.
Published: Jun 19, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:01:45
Jeanneau 440 Boat Christening
Jeanneau 440 Boat Christening
Dave and Patricia christen their new Jeanneau 440 Cavu. They go thru the preparations they made for the ceremony and show an abbreviated toast. Patricia has three goals, 1: Don't fall in 2: Break the bottle on the first attempt 3: Don't damage the boat...
Published: Jun 20, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:24
Phinn the Belgian Shepherd goes boating   4K
Phinn the Belgian Shepherd goes boating 4K
Phinn is our Belgian Shepherd Tervuren. He is four years old and we have debated whether or not he will make the transition to the boat. Join Dave and Patricia as they outfit their new 2021 Jeanneau 440 and learn to sail. Be sure and like and subscribe so...
Published: Jul 11, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:22
DIY Nav Lights for Dinghy
DIY Nav Lights for Dinghy
I added nav lights to our True Kit Discovery 330. The installation went well and I'm pleased with the results. Attached is a parts list, some parts were sourced locally or was in my inventory. I did use heat shrink tubing on all the wires but this set wasn...
Published: Jul 18, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:19
Boat Cleaning Slippers
Boat Cleaning Slippers
Patricia takes cleaning to a new level and invents boat cleaning slippers.
Published: Jul 25, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:01:55
Installing a Raymarine I70s
Installing a Raymarine I70s
We install a Raymarine I70s in our brand new Jeanneau 440. This means cutting a hole in a brand new boat. Having the new multi function display is going to greatly enhance our situational awareness. Raymarine uses a networking system so wiring it should be...
Published: Jul 25, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:58
Bote Aero Chair
Bote Aero Chair
We unbox, inflate and give our opinion on the Bote Aero chair. We had been looking for a portable chair solution for Cavu. We considered bean bag and an everywhere folding chair. Ruling out the bean bags due to storage the everywhere chair seemed to be our...
Published: Aug 02, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:29
Blaze Marine Grill Custom DIY Boat install
Blaze Marine Grill Custom DIY Boat install
I do a custom install on a Blaze Professional LUX Marine Grade Portable grill on our Jeanneau 440 sailboat. We really liked the Blaze grill but mounting options were limited especially for a sailboat. So I engineered a mount for my stern pulpit. I used the...
Published: Aug 09, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:26
Yacht Devices Engine Gateway
Yacht Devices Engine Gateway
I install a Yacht Devices Engine Gateway on the Yanmar 57 hp engine on our Jeanneau 440. The gateway translates the J1939 protocol from the Yanmar and converts it to NMEA2000 so it can talk to my Raymarine system.
Published: Aug 30, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:47
DIY install of Vitrifrigo fridge freezer all in one
DIY install of Vitrifrigo fridge freezer all in one
Vitrifrigo All in one fridge freezer is installed on our Jeanneau 440. Dave and Patricia ordered a new 2021 Jeanneau 440 after returning from a sailing holiday in French Polynesia. They continue to outfit and upgrade the boat in preparations for a big sai...
Published: Sep 05, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:28
Offatts Bayou   4K
Offatts Bayou 4K
David and Patricia bought a brand new Jeanneau 440 and are outfitting it for cruising. This will be their first solo sail and first overnight anchorage. They are traveling from Kemah Texas to Offatts Bayou about 28 miles away.
Published: Sep 13, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:22
Trailer
Trailer
Patricia and I decided to buy a sailboat while on vacation in French Polynesia. When we returned we ordered a new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 that we got last April. This channel is about the outfitting and upgrades we are doing to the boat plus some Texas Co...
Published: Sep 20, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:00:36
Red Fish Island
Red Fish Island
Dave and Patricia sail off to Red Fish Island. Just a short 10 miles away. On the way we get a distress call from the Coast Guard. Join us at the Annapolis Boat Show October 14-18th Use promo code SailingCavu2021 to get $5 off tickets.
Published: Sep 26, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:01
Return to RedFish
Return to RedFish
Dave and Patricia sail a short 10 miles on their Jeanneau 440 to the man made island of Redfish in Galveston Bay. Enjoy a bonfire on the island at sunset and try some treasure hunting.
Published: Oct 10, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:47
Annapolis short shopping list
Annapolis short shopping list
We are excited to be going to the Annapolis Boat Show. Patricia shares her shopping list.
Published: Oct 13, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:02:14
Amel 50
Amel 50
Since all the boat shows were closed during the pandemic we ended up watching a lot of videos to decide on which boat to buy. One of the boats we kept coming back to was the Amel 50. Here at the 2021 Annapolis Sailboat Show we get a chance to see one for t...
Published: Oct 26, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:53
2021 Annapolis Boat show debrief
2021 Annapolis Boat show debrief
We went to the 2021 Annapolis with a shopping list for Cavu and to participate in the Youtube Channel tent. If you haven't seen the other episode here is a link. https://youtu.be/epY6SrViOCU We had a very short time there but got a lot done. Made some new ...
Published: Oct 31, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:17
Offatts Bayou Solo
Offatts Bayou Solo
Dave and Patricia return to Offatts Bayou for the first time solo. Trying out their new Penn fishing rods and reels. They have to endure heavy ship traffic, a fierce storm at anchor and a rogue dolphin.
Published: Nov 11, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:23:48
First Trip to the Boatyard
First Trip to the Boatyard
We decided to pull Cavu out of the water to clean her bottom and replace zincs. While we have her out I'm going to compound and wax her hull. Patricia is going to do some detailed cleaning too. One of my co workers is a big car guy and suggested I try Grio...
Published: Nov 21, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:51
Patrica goes mud wrestling
Patrica goes mud wrestling
We continue our cleaning of Cavu back in the slip and sail down to Redfish Island for night on anchor. We have to clean the mud out of our anchor locker and try out the Ryobi power washer.
Published: Nov 28, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:43
How to replace your galley faucet
How to replace your galley faucet
Dave and Patricia bought a new Jeanneau 440 and are outfitting it to live aboard and cruise the world. Todays project is a galley faucet upgrade to make washing dishes easier. We bought a Moen Adler faucet from a big box store and got some connectors onl...
Published: Dec 13, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:54
Cavu Christmas 2021
Cavu Christmas 2021
It's our first Christmas on the boat. We go to the annual boat parade and explore the festive light displays on the boardwalk. Patricia dresses up as the Christmas Elf for holiday gift giving. Deck the Halls by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative C...
Published: Dec 27, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:41