Preparing the boat for a 500 mile crossing | MADEIRA ARCHIPELAGO here we come!

28. des.. 2020
551 444 Ganger

#282 Join us as we enjoy the fruits Sao Miguel has to offer. It's actually a quick stopover as we prepare for our journey to Madeira. It's only a 3-4 day sail but we want it to go smoothly. We've been sailing for over 5 years now and would you believe it, we may be still yet to perfect it.
Thanks to our amazing featured music artists for supporting the show! You can listen to them all on our Spotify playlist:
Song Credits:
00:00 Brother Mane - chillpill
00:24 The Fabric - Cold Shoulder
02:24 Honey Hounds - Spinach -
04:59 David Rose - The Stripper (1958) -
05:30 Joe Hicks - Talk to Me
06:11 Pizzagirl - Carseat -
10:54 Overthinker - Georgia & The Vintage Youth -
12:05 Mojo JNR - Miles Away -
13:55 Queen's Pressure - Nico 1995
17:00 Kori - Halfway Home -
18:16 Chelou - The Quiet -
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Scott Rowland - Assistant Editor

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  • Thanks for watching!! Yes, running out of gas was a rookie mistake. Sailing for over 5 years and still plenty to learn. Guess it was better it happened on the 3-4 day crossing than the Atlantic crossing - haha! Would you like to support our video production? Check out how you can support our show here: for more information. xo

    Sailing La VagabondeSailing La VagabondeMåned siden
    • We've all had our versions of running out of gas. I've been 'going bush' for 40 years & recently drove 1200km into Woop Woop & realized I'd forgotten my bloody tent.

      WhooshWhooshMåned siden
    • Need Gas? Make A Solar Stove or use the BBQ (always have several backups for all important things :-) Could take toilet paper, a can and alcohol to make an alcohol stove. The solutions are everywhere but in your brains. Be prepared and fill your brains (knowledge is almost free these days via Google).

      Mark GrayMark GrayMåned siden
    • Live and learn, I bet Andrei wasn't too happy without his Thai rice

      Jeremy ParrocoJeremy ParrocoMåned siden
    • Electric portable hot plate. It works wonders

      Matt CooperMatt CooperMåned siden
    • Get one of those induction cooker things, the non build in type, or a electric grill

      Alexander David JansenAlexander David JansenMåned siden
  • Cheers from Portugal 🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹

    Hugo CostaHugo Costa3 dager siden
  • "next time around the world '"

    Sky JamesSky James5 dager siden
  • I think lenny is the mastermind of the entire circus!!!

    Sky JamesSky James5 dager siden
  • Can I have your permission to unsubscribe?

    Pete BernhagenPete Bernhagen6 dager siden
  • Riles, are you sailing Schrodinger’s cat. ~Hans

    Sailing InconceivableSailing Inconceivable6 dager siden
  • Andre devastated with the rice situation. 😂 What a legend!

    Andy CookeAndy Cooke20 dager siden
  • we had some sticky steering cable sheeve once: overworked the ram, the ram overworked the quandrant, the quadrant fatigued, and SHEARED!!!. 2000 meters off the dock, on start of passage, the quadrant required welding. fortunately, we knew a welder with a deep water dock, 3km off the dock-pulled up via dingy tow, welded, and started our crossing 4 hours late. such good fortune. other options would have been supa-dangy.

    Ben MundayBen Munday20 dager siden
  • So you’ve got a spare gas bottle now?

    Mette McGrathMette McGrath21 dag siden
  • “Next time around the world” what a beautiful saying to sum up the highlights of y’all’s trips. :)

    Mia GarzaMia Garza22 dager siden
  • I had the same problem with a pair of mountain bike shoes as your steering. They were a cable through a sheath with a dial on the back for lacing, The old rebock style cable system back in the day. Although these mtn bike shoes are Italian not British. You might be to0 young to remember. However I ended up pulling them apart and melting the sheath off of them with a flame then a bit of wd40 did the trick. Not recommending you do this but I feel your pain. Once in you could barely get out of them. Good luck with the system not the best design.

    Alexandra OrtizAlexandra Ortiz24 dager siden
  • Brake the budget get another bottle

    simon brownsimon brown25 dager siden
  • Reverberating is the word! 😉

    DhelmiseDhelmise27 dager siden
  • Have you ever heard of the solar cooker, cooks with the sun no gas needed.

    senseisensei28 dager siden
  • should've played "Papa's got a brand new bag"!! lol

    KcKc29 dager siden
  • Link the backpack mate :D

    Brock BorensBrock BorensMåned siden
  • Just a new subscriber here guys. Great content!!! Quick question: Is the backpack a ZPacks? Which model if so? And how are you liking so far? Thanks.

    Marcelo AraujoMarcelo AraujoMåned siden
  • Beautiful family

    Darlene ErmisDarlene ErmisMåned siden
  • New transitions. 🤙🏽

    Ben DeaveBen DeaveMåned siden
  • I haven't seen that CATS video in so long! Thanks for that throwback

    Ryan KalbRyan KalbMåned siden
  • Why do guys not fill the bloody gas bottles. I’m not being sexist but guys fill the bloody gas bottle!

    eNuffeNuffMåned siden
  • You guys make me happy. All of ya, including Andre

    Kayla DeeKayla DeeMåned siden
  • I know your lifestyle has its challenges, but I would love to live like this!

    Bennedean van der MerweBennedean van der MerweMåned siden
  • Nice Video nicely done! Enjoyed seeing your journey...its interesting and down to earth! its just Chill and Cool :)

    Dennis AbrahamDennis AbrahamMåned siden
  • bassboosted

    鍾蕙君鍾蕙君Måned siden
  • Ooouuuuh Riley going with the fancy ultra light z-packs bag! Very nice. You'll have to give your thoughts on it. Also Riley, have you ever looked into these guys who make bags out of used sails? Looks like you can even donate your old sails and get a free bag (I have no personal experience with this, just thought you would appreciate):

    David Albert-LebrunDavid Albert-LebrunMåned siden
  • You need an electric induction burner...and never have to worry about gas again.

    Brent BauerBrent BauerMåned siden
  • Funniest part was when Andre tried to escape the diaper-stink with the floral aroma! Great sport!

    Patti NakanoPatti NakanoMåned siden
  • No Thai rice and he has to carry the dirty diapers - Andre needs a Union lol!

    tc’s adventurestc’s adventuresMåned siden
  • Guess they hadn't eney gas back where you where?

    Komer WestKomer WestMåned siden
  • I cannot believe that you don’t carry spare FULL gas cylinders!

    Roger DilleyRoger DilleyMåned siden
  • Hello from Cali, a new subscriber👋👍love the videos💕

    mary afllejemary afllejeMåned siden
  • The color grading is really good..

    MubNnMubNnMåned siden
  • Who else wants to see a La Vagabond wedding!!!!!????????? Like-->>>>>>>>>>

    Jennifer SimpsonJennifer SimpsonMåned siden
  • I love these videos more than any show!! Lennys hair is soo beautiful!

    Jennifer SimpsonJennifer SimpsonMåned siden
  • Totally a rookie move, even my 28 ft mono can carry 2 gas bottles.. That's just half assed planning OZ...

    H. KirkH. KirkMåned siden
  • lol

    Dan DDan DMåned siden
  • How scary is it to live a life like this? i know nothing is certian in life. but i have 2 kids and would love a life style like this but to put my children in a life style like this scares the fk out of me cause i have zero experiance in it, yet i think it would be a great world/eye opening for children to expiriance.

    RetiCooLRetiCooLMåned siden
  • Maybe adding a little back packing stove with its own fuel for boiling water. Cheep and light, its good enough for boiling eggs or preparing coffee, tea, ramen, or freeze dried camper food. If you make sure to be hungry, tired, cold and wet, they will taste pretty good.

    Norman HosfordNorman HosfordMåned siden
  • Reverberating,elana I have watched from the start and your still a babe.

    my surly truckermy surly truckerMåned siden
  • Put some sugar with the raw eggs (normally just the yolk) and you will have a nice threat, I also like to add a bit of lemon juice. Much better than just swallow them. André as a Portuguese should know about it.

    Tiago SantosTiago SantosMåned siden
  • Which weather app do you guys use?

    Ian KlingenbergIan KlingenbergMåned siden
  • LENY ...THE LEGEND...😂😂😂

    Dusan VukicDusan VukicMåned siden
  • Dont you have a 12v to 110/240 in inverter on your boat as a back up?

    Jeremy de GraafJeremy de GraafMåned siden
  • NO GAS!!!!!😱😱 Captain???

    Fifi CHFifi CHMåned siden
  • Lennys hair is Beautiful

    Terrie CraneTerrie CraneMåned siden
  • Beautiful Dolphins yes you should add your young friend In Starting Video. He is part of your family

    Terrie CraneTerrie CraneMåned siden
  • Might want to give this pineapple hack a whirl sometime. I actually find it easier to keep if you don't eat it all.

    WhooshWhooshMåned siden
  • Love the music ☺️

    El TirsoEl TirsoMåned siden
  • Atticus wants to buy a boat,,, they need yours , I think it would be great if you could bless them with a good price for your boat..

    MichaelMichaelMåned siden
  • Well, DANG IT! What bag did he get? (I'm still looking for the perfect one too.

    cowboy7xcowboy7xMåned siden
  • It's probably been suggested before, but some great "tractor" video can be found on Andrew Camarata's channel.

    BarrBarrMåned siden
  • A friend of mine recommended checking out your guy's videos and I'm glad he did!

    Saltwater SeanSaltwater SeanMåned siden
  • Riley should try the osprey bag. My entire family uses them for hiking and they are soooooooo nice. they also have a breathable back and it actually works.

    Lily TreeLily TreeMåned siden
  • The little dude is growing so fast! My daughter is 6 - we jokingly called the lightning quick mood changes "bipolar baby". LOL Also, it was interesting to see the flowers you drank nectar from. In south Louisiana we have a vine we call honeysuckle that looks a lot like that flower, just smaller and you can also drink the nectar. Happy New Year!

    J Kingsley IIJ Kingsley IIMåned siden
  • Are they sponsored by Corona beer?

    Ben HaleBen HaleMåned siden
  • I don't comment in internet things generally but I wanted to rop a line to express how much respect I have for your lifestyle choices and approach to life in general. My wife and I left our advertsing jobs in NYC about 7 years ago now and moved to Puerto Rico with the idea of living a more sustainable, thoughtful and fulfilling life. There are a ton of hard choices we had to make and rarely will anyone ever really identify with your life choices or understand the sacrifices required. As I was getting out the water this morning with some nice little tiger fish for our civeche I remembered a video you guys published a few years ago and the things you said still resonate (pole spear fishing being the most selective and sustainable). Much support for you and yours. You are bravely living a belief system that human beings desperately need to emulate. If you are ever near PR put in at Boca De Congrejos and hit me up. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!!

    Joel OwnbyJoel OwnbyMåned siden
  • The little fella looks like John Daly lol

    jake doironjake doironMåned siden
  • when are you coming to ISRAEL???

    שי בראונרשי בראונרMåned siden
  • Riley I would really want you to see this movie -> reminds me of you :)

    Saurabh ThakurSaurabh ThakurMåned siden
  • the berry's are called grosela only the red and orange are ripe to eat

    norm agui tecknorm agui teckMåned siden
  • Zpacks backpacks are great!!!

    Jesse MontoyaJesse MontoyaMåned siden
  • What, no back up gas???? :-)

    Randall ThriftRandall ThriftMåned siden
  • I love this video the editing or something was different I loved the editing style regardless 🙏🏼

    Alexandria SpohnAlexandria SpohnMåned siden
  • Need to add an electric induction cooktop for the times you run out of gas!!!

    Martha EspenlaubMartha EspenlaubMåned siden
  • I live in Antigua and my friend said they saw you, I’ve been watching for years and it would be amazing if u get to see you!!! Really big fan

    liam smithliam smithMåned siden
  • The look on andrés fave when he realized he won’t be having thai rice for a few days ....

    Toms _goneToms _goneMåned siden
  • Dont you have a microwave?

    Kyle GuissoKyle GuissoMåned siden
  • trés beau catamaran équipage magnifique et belle navigation pour 2021

    Pierre LespesPierre LespesMåned siden
  • ❤️

    John QuinnJohn QuinnMåned siden
  • Regarding your steering you need to change the inner cables as you had to cut the frayed white antifriction covering off the ends some time ago. They are now fraying inside the outer sheaf causing your problems. Eventually they will bind up altogether and you will have no steering. Urgent you get this done ASAP. Same system is used on control surfaces on light aircraft. Great videos keep up the great work

    PhilPhilMåned siden
    • Fortunately we would still have the tillers and auto pilot but yeah this is super important.

      Sailing La VagabondeSailing La VagabondeMåned siden
  • weekly serotonin thank Uu

    Isabel RuozziIsabel RuozziMåned siden
  • Super

    Сергей КоротеевСергей КоротеевMåned siden
  • Consistently one of my favorite channels.

    John LucenteJohn LucenteMåned siden
  • And now, time for NOworld rabbit hole # 9782: Solar Cooking.

    Ryan McGowanRyan McGowanMåned siden
  • First of all why would you make Andre carry Lenny’s dirty diaper?? He had 2 capable parents but yet they make him carry it! Absolutely disrespectful!!! And as always nothing about sailings ocean. Sailed 24 hours and Riley has to take a nap all day! This channel is a joke and disrespectful to all the real people that sail the ocean! I apologize but the people need to stop donating and funding this channel until they actually start sailing again! We’re paying for them to have a free 12 month vacation, all expense paid Azorez vacation. It’s time to sail more than 24 hours or change the whole narrative of the channel! So not fair to Andre!

    SpiveySpiveyMåned siden
  • All the best for 2021!

    Just MeJust MeMåned siden
  • Your wife handles docking like the pro that she is. I am always impressed

    George KleselGeorge KleselMåned siden
  • Suppression of the Under Class by the Aristocracy..... servants carry the sh!t

    Geoff CookGeoff CookMåned siden
  • lenny chain them to oars below deck except Andree arrr me bucko enslave them👀💪🏻

    Kevroo DenmanKevroo DenmanMåned siden
  • After Maderia, do you think you'll head for the Cape Verde Islands?

    Mindy EdwardsMindy EdwardsMåned siden
  • Lenny looks like the golfer John Daly back in the 90s lol

    pow shredderpow shredderMåned siden
  • When are yous heading back to New Zealand, im based in whitianga and there are some beautiful spot i would love to show you

    Mr Brent MuppyMr Brent MuppyMåned siden
  • Elayna, I would Love you to make a video about the Authentic Melbourne Australian invented Dance called the Shuffle. I think Elayna Showing us the Melbourne Shuffle Dance on the Beach would be Awesome!!!

    MrDenis7pMrDenis7pMåned siden
  • I have been watching your videos for a couple of years now and this one is my favorite so far! Time to say thank you! Stay safe ⛵️

    Martin ZellnerMartin ZellnerMåned siden
  • Music was on point

    tylerdurden696tylerdurden696Måned siden
  • Your movies helped me through a very hard time in my life a couple of years ago, and they're helping me a particularly rough patch again now. Thank you for the incredible work you do and the beautiful art it produces that you share with us all, I'm so grateful 💕💕

    Izzie PopeIzzie PopeMåned siden
  • Happy new year riley alaina lenny🎆🎉💕 fan from Philippines

    George kevin C. AgamanosGeorge kevin C. AgamanosMåned siden
  • I hope you sail to the tropics soon. I loved the videos from the Bahamas so so much

    maurice_ appmaurice_ appMåned siden
  • Riley getting fat dad bod...

    Stuart TamblynStuart TamblynMåned siden
  • Hey guys, I felt the pain when the 'gas' ran out, but am wondering if you couldn't have a solar oven as a back up. I see plenty of sun on board, being ignored; sun on deck, what the heck, use it or lose that a possibility? Used them all the time in South Africa......and I know there are companies making fancy ones, but you can also fashion one in no time, c/o Boy Scout wisdom.

    Neil LouwrensNeil LouwrensMåned siden
  • @16:20. After all the years sailing don't you guys have a checklist down before you set off on a passage? I mean, it's entertaining and all that, but running out of propane is pretty annoying.

    Wallace McDonutWallace McDonutMåned siden
  • Thanks for the video,the Lenmeister is getting so big!

    David ParkerDavid ParkerMåned siden
  • We Portuguese are Master Navigators.

  • Get 4 candles and cook away ✌️🐢👽

    play your tuneplay your tuneMåned siden
  • Checking the weather ! Look around the sky and let your computer down little sailor !

    louarn kerwerneglouarn kerwernegMåned siden
  • I could see the light leave Andre’s eyes when Riley said no Thai rice

    georgia lyonsgeorgia lyonsMåned siden
  • Unfortunately your blog is becomming more about Lennie than the reality of the sail, How about setting up a seperate Lennie chanel and getting back to "SAILING"

    Chris Carr-SmithChris Carr-SmithMåned siden
  • I got attached to you from my dad and I am only 9 years old

    Ella WerosElla WerosMåned siden
  • I love your straw hat.. where did you get it

    TravelsparksmeTravelsparksmeMåned siden