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Dawn Hunters Sailboat Vlog

STORY OF THE DAWN HUNTERS

30 years of engineering, upgrading offshore oil rigs, and hunting mines in Africa Captain W randomly in Miami Beach bumps into Author-Photographer Iana in a small off the beaten path French Crepe restaurant. From a shy “hello, I am not good with people and my English is not that great” to a glass of wine! 

 

Fast forward a few months and the two are 5 miles out at sea, full moon and faces covered in black soot from a bad heater (the heater was on due to 30 degree temperatures). In the middle of November off the coast of Annapolis piloting his 1984 - 45 foot motor yacht on the way to Miami. Run into an underwater island, encounter 8 foot waves at 3:00am, and caught a line on the prop. (One day Iana will tell this full story)!

So 2 weeks later I tell Iana I am heading back to complete the voyage her firm words rang out “not without me!!!

The old salts say that if you catch a mermaid don’t let her go—love together at sea will be stronger than on land. Well needless to say Iana is my mermaid. 

From this very first passage we fast forward to an amazing small wedding,  followed by fresh lobster sandwiches. During that meal “with 6 foot now Wife influencer”  and against my better judgement we now have embarked on renovating a 1985 Steel Hull Motor Sail built in Holland by De Vries/Fedship. Appropriately we named her Dawn Hunter who will be our home and circumnavigation vessel. 

 

Now after living aboard our 45 foot motor yacht for a year we decided to take you with us on the journey. 

Our adventures far too wild and many to not share with the rest of those who dream to “Ketch” this life. 

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Subscribe to our channel, like us, and follow along as we update the DAWN HUNTER and prepare her for world travel. 

 

From “Dock Box” topics that will bore you to death but teach you new tricks, to “boat yard blues” where nothing goes as planned, and “Rotten Fish Score” ratings of other boats we hope to bring you along. 

Due to the COVID19 our business has all but closed so we looked to each other and decided let’s get the boat done sooner and leave with what we have. Here we go!! 

Iana and I hope to bring you laughter, adventure, wonderful blue waters and a way for your dreams to become realty. 

Now for Dawn Hunters away! “Going nowhere fast”

WARNING! Don’t do THIS to your sailing and cruising life!
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Sailing Dawn Hunters

WARNING! Don’t do THIS to your sailing and cruising life!

In this video, we are testing ELCO electric outboard motor with epropulsion batteries on our Highfield dinghy. We document our journey as we switch from an electric outboard motor to a gas-powered engine on our boat. We discuss the reasons for making the change, including the need for longer trips and more power. 📺 THIS IS DAWN HUNTERS SEASON #2 EPISODE 3 ➡️ S2E3 ⛵WANT TO KEEP VIDEOS COMING? SUPPORT OUR PRODUCTION HERE: Dawn Hunters have been permanently demonetized by YouTube without any reason. We will never get paid for the advertising that still runs on our channel. If you’d like to help with this production please consider supporting us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/dawn_hunters (SUPPORT TIERS GO AS LOW AS $5 PER MONTHS) ⛵🌒 (Tip Jar) https://www.paypal.me/ianauvarova You can ALSO support our channel by sharing Iana's jewelry boutique with your friends and family -- https://jewelsandtimes.com - she’ll be updating the website with men’s selection of nautical jewelry for you in couple of days! 🎥 Here are the Bluewater Sailboat Refit BOATYARD videos that you also may like 🎥 ⚓ Steel Motorsailer - Oh No! Bad Hole! (+ THE MOST 🔥 HEATED 🔥 COMMENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI-P-FWiSRE&t ⚓ Diy Sailboat Projects - Mattress Destroyer (+ MOST 👀 VIEWED! 👀) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-QhKbhm7w&t ⚓ Metal Boat Repair - Hole Fire Works (💥FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!💥) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC0l5p9bv8&t ⚓ Welding Fire while Restoring our Metal Boat!!! (OMG 🤯🤯🤯 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNe9_bOEJoc PLEASE subscribe to our channel for weekly Restoring a Boat to Travel the World videos! https://www.youtube.com/dawnhunters?sub_confirmation=1 🛎️ Turn on notifications 🛎️ and come back again for more sailing and cruising videos coming soon! ⛵🌒 Collaborations or Business Inquiries: hello@dawn-hunters.com ⛵Find our Sailing Vlog also here: Dawn Hunters Website https://www.dawn-hunters.com #DawnHunters #SAILBOAT #Sailing Thank you for your support, Dawn Hunters
Departure to Bahamas - Our Steel Sailboat's Final Projects
01:34:25
Sailing Dawn Hunters

Departure to Bahamas - Our Steel Sailboat's Final Projects

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with us as we set sail on our steel sailboat toward the tropical paradise of the Bahamas. But before we enjoy the tranquility of the open seas and navigate through crystal-clear waters - we need to make sure our sailboat is 100% ready! Join us LIVE to talk about preparing the boat for the voyage outside the US, needed repairs, and final preparations! 📺 THIS IS DAWN HUNTERS SEASON #2 LIVE ➡️ S1LIVE ⛵WANT TO KEEP VIDEOS COMING? SUPPORT OUR PRODUCTION HERE: Dawn Hunters have been permanently demonetized by YouTube without any reason. We will never get paid for the advertising that still runs on our channel. If you’d like to help with this production please consider supporting us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/dawn_hunters (SUPPORT TIERS GO AS LOW AS $5 PER MONTHS) ⛵🌒 (Tip Jar) https://www.paypal.me/ianauvarova You can ALSO support our channel by sharing Iana's jewelry boutique with your friends and family -- https://jewelsandtimes.com - she’ll be updating the website with men’s selection of nautical jewelry for you in couple of days! 🎥 Here are the Bluewater Sailboat Refit BOATYARD videos that you also may like 🎥 ⚓ Steel Motorsailer - Oh No! Bad Hole! (+ THE MOST 🔥 HEATED 🔥 COMMENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI-P-FWiSRE&t ⚓ Diy Sailboat Projects - Mattress Destroyer (+ MOST 👀 VIEWED! 👀) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-QhKbhm7w&t ⚓ Metal Boat Repair - Hole Fire Works (💥FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!💥) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC0l5p9bv8&t ⚓ Welding Fire while Restoring our Metal Boat!!! (OMG 🤯🤯🤯 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNe9_bOEJoc PLEASE subscribe to our channel for weekly Restoring a Boat to Travel the World videos! https://www.youtube.com/dawnhunters?sub_confirmation=1 🛎️ Turn on notifications 🛎️ and come back again for more sailing and cruising videos coming soon! ⛵🌒 Collaborations or Business Inquiries: hello@dawn-hunters.com ⛵Find our Sailing Vlog also here: Dawn Hunters Website https://www.dawn-hunters.com #DawnHunters #SAILBOAT #Sailing Thank you for your support, Dawn Hunters
ELECTRIC DINGHY for OFF GRID Life?! Installing ELCO Electric Outboard with ePropulsion Batteries
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Sailing Dawn Hunters

ELECTRIC DINGHY for OFF GRID Life?! Installing ELCO Electric Outboard with ePropulsion Batteries

In this video, we are installing ELCO electric outboard motor with epropulsion batteries to our Highfield dinghy. Electric outboard motors are becoming increasingly popular as they believed to be more environmentally friendly and require less maintenance than traditional gasoline engines. Our main goal is to enjoy a quiet boating experience and reduce outboard maintenance. 📺 THIS IS DAWN HUNTERS SEASON #2 EPISODE 2 ➡️ S2E2 ⛵WANT TO KEEP VIDEOS COMING? SUPPORT OUR PRODUCTION HERE: Dawn Hunters have been permanently demonetized by YouTube without any reason. We will never get paid for the advertising that still runs on our channel. If you’d like to help with this production please consider supporting us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/dawn_hunters (SUPPORT TIERS GO AS LOW AS $5 PER MONTHS) ⛵🌒 (Tip Jar) https://www.paypal.me/ianauvarova You can ALSO support our channel by sharing Iana's jewelry boutique with your friends and family -- https://jewelsandtimes.com - she’ll be updating the website with men’s selection of nautical jewelry for you in couple of days! 🎥 Here are the Bluewater Sailboat Refit BOATYARD videos that you also may like 🎥 ⚓ Steel Motorsailer - Oh No! Bad Hole! (+ THE MOST 🔥 HEATED 🔥 COMMENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI-P-FWiSRE&t ⚓ Diy Sailboat Projects - Mattress Destroyer (+ MOST 👀 VIEWED! 👀) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-QhKbhm7w&t ⚓ Metal Boat Repair - Hole Fire Works (💥FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!💥) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC0l5p9bv8&t ⚓ Welding Fire while Restoring our Metal Boat!!! (OMG 🤯🤯🤯 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNe9_bOEJoc PLEASE subscribe to our channel for weekly Restoring a Boat to Travel the World videos! https://www.youtube.com/dawnhunters?sub_confirmation=1 🛎️ Turn on notifications 🛎️ and come back again for more sailing and cruising videos coming soon! ⛵🌒 Collaborations or Business Inquiries: hello@dawn-hunters.com ⛵Find our Sailing Vlog also here: Dawn Hunters Website https://www.dawn-hunters.com #DawnHunters #SAILBOAT #Sailing Thank you for your support, Dawn Hunters
OUCH! Our Steel Sailboat is Aground - S2E1
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Sailing Dawn Hunters

OUCH! Our Steel Sailboat is Aground - S2E1

We are back with Season 2! Finally out of the boatyard - cruising and last preparations before leaving for real! Our sailboat ran aground on the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) today, but we were able to safely get back in the water. It was a scary moment, but we learned a valuable lesson about staying vigilant while navigating shallow waters. Always be prepared for the unexpected when you're out on the water! 📺 THIS IS DAWN HUNTERS SEASON #2 EPISODE #1 ➡️ S2E1 ⛵WANT TO KEEP VIDEOS COMING? SUPPORT OUR PRODUCTION HERE: ⛵🌒 (Tip Jar) https://www.paypal.me/ianauvarova You can ALSO support our channel by sharing Iana's jewelry boutique with your friends and family -- https://jewelsandtimes.com - she’ll be updating the website with men’s selection of nautical jewelry for you in couple of days! 🎥 Here are the Bluewater Sailboat Refit BOATYARD videos that you also may like 🎥 ⚓ Steel Motorsailer - Oh No! Bad Hole! (+ THE MOST 🔥 HEATED 🔥 COMMENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI-P-FWiSRE&t ⚓ Diy Sailboat Projects - Mattress Destroyer (+ MOST 👀 VIEWED! 👀) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-QhKbhm7w&t ⚓ Metal Boat Repair - Hole Fire Works (💥FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!💥) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC0l5p9bv8&t ⚓ Welding Fire while Restoring our Metal Boat!!! (OMG 🤯🤯🤯 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNe9_bOEJoc 🟢PLEASE subscribe 🟢 to our channel for weekly Restoring a Boat to Travel the World videos! https://www.youtube.com/dawnhunters?sub_confirmation=1 🛎️ Turn on notifications 🛎️ and come back again for more sailing and cruising videos coming soon! ⛵🌒 Collaborations or Business Inquiries: hello@dawn-hunters.com ⛵Find our Sailing Vlog also here: Dawn Hunters Website https://www.dawn-hunters.com 🔓🗝️ Unlock Secret Content https://www.patreon.com/dawn_hunters #DawnHunters #SAILBOAT #Sailing Thank you for your support, Dawn Hunters
Preparing for Sailing: 100’ NIGHTMARE OR DREAM!? Custom Built Wooden Sailing Yacht (Turkish Gulet)
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Sailing Dawn Hunters

Preparing for Sailing: 100’ NIGHTMARE OR DREAM!? Custom Built Wooden Sailing Yacht (Turkish Gulet)

Next Part 2 of 4 sailboat log that started as a short 2 day cruise that turn into 15 day sailing adventures on a Turkish Gullet. We start with a short boat tour, preparation for the voyage and at 5.00 AM the day of departure disaster makes a visit. 📺 THIS IS DAWN HUNTERS SEASON #1 EPISODE #57 ➡️ S1E57 ⛵WANT TO KEEP VIDEOS COMING? SUPPORT OUR PRODUCTION HERE: ⛵https://www.patreon.com/Dawn_Hunters (SUPPORT TIERS GO AS LOW AS $5 PER MONTHS) You can ALSO support our channel by SHARING this video with your friends and family! Support us to keep the videos coming and join private group chat for LIVE chat: **PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/Dawn_Hunters ⛵🌒 (Tip Jar) https://www.paypal.me/ianauvarova https://www.dawn-hunters.com/support 🎥 Here are the Bluewater Sailboat Refit BOATYARD videos that you also may like 🎥 ⚓ Steel Motorsailer - Oh No! Bad Hole! (+ THE MOST 🔥 HEATED 🔥 COMMENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI-P-FWiSRE&t ⚓ Diy Sailboat Projects - Mattress Destroyer (+ MOST 👀 VIEWED! 👀) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-QhKbhm7w&t ⚓ Metal Boat Repair - Hole Fire Works (💥FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!💥) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC0l5p9bv8&t ⚓ Welding Fire while Restoring our Metal Boat!!! (OMG 🤯🤯🤯 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNe9_bOEJoc 🟢PLEASE subscribe 🟢 to our channel for weekly Restoring a Boat to Travel the World videos! https://www.youtube.com/dawnhunters?sub_confirmation=1 🛎️ Turn on notifications 🛎️ and come back again for more metalworking videos coming soon! ⛵🌒 About our Boat Life in short... Bluewater Sailboat Refit to Sail around the World: Restoring STEEL MOTORSAILER KETCH while living on a trawler full time. We continue our metal boat restoration project. There might be a lot of passagemaker boats for sale in the world but definitely when you start looking at trawler living in generally and trawler cruising it starts to sink in that there are not a lot of options out there. Trawler life is very different from sailing and people who want to live on a trawler full time are also very different people from sailors for example. Our trawler boat is 1984 jefferson Motor yacht that we owned for more than 6 years and we were more than happy with it. Iana on the other hand always wanted a boat with sails to circumnavigate the world and that's why we bought our steel motorsailer 1985 De Vries. And now our beautiful passagemaker is amongst other passagemaker yachts for sale. Thank you so much for watching our Passagemaker Trawler Vlog while Restoring Steel Motorsailer in Boatyard video and make sure to give us a BIG like and a quick comment! ⛵🌒 Collaborations or Business Inquiries: hello@dawn-hunters.com ⛵Find our Sailing Vlog also here: Dawn Hunters Website https://www.dawn-hunters.com 🔓🗝️ Unlock Secret Content https://www.patreon.com/dawn_hunters #DawnHunters #SAILBOAT #Sailing Thank you for your support, Dawn Hunters
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