First Test Drive Of My Italian Yacht After It Sank - WILL IT WORK?

B is for Build
12 Mar 202434:15

Summary

TLDRIn this episode of 'B is for Boat', the host shares the journey of salvaging and refurbishing his sunken boat. After a dive team refloats the vessel, they embark on extensive repairs including cleaning, engine restart, electronic reworking, and replacing broken parts. The host also discusses a new purchase, a 7 horsepower motor for a dinghy, and their plans to tune the engines without causing environmental harm. Despite facing challenges with O2 sensors and fuel leaks, they successfully get the boat running again and look forward to future marine projects, including building a new boat from scratch.

Takeaways

  • 🚤 The video documents the process of refurbishing a sunken boat, including refloating, cleaning, and repairing.
  • 🛠️ The engines were the first components to be addressed, with the goal of getting them running again.
  • 💡 After the engines, the focus shifted to drying out the boat and reworking the electronics.
  • 🔧 A detailed report was provided in a previous episode about the damage sustained during the sinking.
  • 🛒 The video includes a trip to Facebook Marketplace to purchase a 7 horsepower motor for towing the boat.
  • 🚤 The boat owner also shares his plans to participate in the Freedom 500 event and visit friends.
  • 💰 The video discusses issues with the insurance company and the feeling of being scammed in the process.
  • 🔄 A fuel filtration loop system was constructed to address water in the fuel tank.
  • 🚢 The boat was successfully taken out on the water after the repairs, despite initial concerns about a rich fuel mixture.
  • 🎉 The video concludes with the announcement of future plans for the boat, including a complete interior overhaul and the construction of a new boat from scratch.

Q & A

  • What happened to the boat at the beginning of the episode?

    -The boat sank, as the owner received a phone call on his birthday informing him of the incident.

  • What was the first step taken to address the boat's issues after it was refloated?

    -The first step was to get the engines running again.

  • How did the team deal with the water that entered the boat?

    -They pumped out all the water, cleaned the boat, and dried everything out.

  • What was the main goal for the day in the episode?

    -The main goal was to fix and replace the broken parts, tune the engines, and take the boat out on the water for the first time since it sank.

  • Why did the team decide to build a second boat?

    -They needed a way to tune their engines without causing pollution in the marina, as engine tuning within the marina could lead to gas particles being released into the water.

  • What was the issue with the dinghy they purchased off Facebook Marketplace?

    -The dinghy had some leakage around the valve, likely caused by sand.

  • What was the purpose of the 7 horsepower motor they bought?

    -The 7 horsepower motor was intended to be used on a dinghy to tow their 26,000 lb yacht out into the river for engine tuning.

  • What problem did the team encounter with the O2 sensors?

    -The O2 sensors blew out almost immediately after being installed, which the team suspected was due to too much water in the exhaust system.

  • How did the team address the issue of the boat running too rich?

    -They replaced the faulty idle air controller (IAC) that was stuck in a closed position, which was causing the engine to run too rich.

  • What are the plans for the boat moving forward?

    -The team plans to take a break from the boat to work on other projects, but they intend to return to it to complete the final touches, including interior setup and potentially new furniture.

  • How did the insurance payout affect the future boat projects?

    -The insurance payout from the boat sinking is expected to fund the construction of a new boat from scratch.

Outlines

00:00

🚤 Boat Recovery and Rebuilding

The video begins with the host discussing the sinking of his boat and the subsequent recovery process. A dive team was called to refloat the boat, which was then cleaned and had its engines restarted. The host shares the challenges faced and the detailed work done to repair electronics and replace broken parts. The goal is to get the boat back on the water, testing its functionality after the incident.

05:01

🛠️ DIY Tuning and Fuel System Overhaul

The host and his team work on tuning the engines and overhauling the fuel system. They construct an inline fuel puller to remove water from the fuel tank and install new components. The host also discusses a sponsorship by Carly, a diagnostic tool for vehicles, and shares his personal health update of being cancer-free for over two years.

10:03

💧 Fuel and Water Separation Challenge

The team encounters a problem with the fuel system, finding it filled with water. They devise a method to pump out the water and separate it from the gasoline using gas water separators. The host explains the physics of gas and water separation and the process of removing excess water from the fuel cell.

15:04

🔧 Solving Exhaust and Electrical Issues

The host and his team address issues with the exhaust system and electrical components. They install a new Coast Guard radio and replace the boat's stereo system. They also discuss the need to balance the boat by adding ballast and share their plans to further tune the engines while dealing with the challenges of high water flow in the marina.

20:05

🛠️ Injector and Idle Air Controller Fixes

The host and his team diagnose and fix issues with the engine's injectors and idle air controllers (IACs). They replace faulty components and retune the engine to address a rich fuel mixture problem. The team also plans to install new O2 sensors and expresses excitement about taking the boat out on the water once more.

25:07

🌊 Successful Boat Launch and Future Plans

The video concludes with the boat successfully launched and the engines running well. The host reflects on the journey of rebuilding the boat and shares his gratitude for the support from his audience. He announces future plans to build a new boat from scratch and to complete other vehicle projects, promising to return to the boat for final touches and interior improvements once the weather improves.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡boat sinking

The incident where the host's boat sank unexpectedly, leading to the entire episode's focus on recovery and repair. This event serves as the central challenge that the host and his team must overcome, demonstrating resilience and problem-solving skills.

💡dive team

A group of professionals specialized in underwater operations, called upon to assist in the initial recovery of the sunken boat. Their expertise is crucial in assessing the condition of the boat underwater and facilitating its safe resurfacing.

💡engines

The power source of the boat, which the host and his team work on to ensure they are functioning correctly after the sinking. The engines are a critical component of the boat's operation, and their repair is essential for getting the boat back on the water.

💡electronics

The various electronic systems and components on the boat that may have been damaged during the sinking. Reworking the electronics involves checking, repairing, or replacing these components to restore the boat's functionality.

💡tuning

The process of adjusting and optimizing the boat's engines for peak performance. Tuning is especially important after a significant event like a sinking to ensure that the engines are running efficiently and safely.

💡Facebook Marketplace

An online platform where individuals can buy and sell items, used by the host to find a second-hand 7 horsepower motor for a dinghy. This purchase illustrates the host's resourcefulness and willingness to seek out cost-effective solutions for his projects.

💡insurance

A protective measure against financial loss, where the host discusses his experiences with the insurance company following the boat's sinking. The mention of insurance implies the financial aspects and potential disputes related to the recovery process.

💡Freedom 500

An event that the host is participating in, which involves driving a vehicle while practicing and preparing for it. This event represents a personal goal and a break from the main focus of the boat restoration, showing the host's multifaceted interests.

💡ballast

Weight placed in the boat to improve its stability and handling, particularly after making changes to the boat's weight distribution, such as replacing heavy batteries with lighter ones. The addition of ballast is a strategic move to ensure the boat's balance is maintained for safe and efficient operation.

💡O2 sensors

Oxygen sensors are crucial components in the engine's exhaust system that measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gases, which helps the engine control the air-fuel mixture for optimal performance and emission levels. The host's mention of O2 sensors relates to the technical aspects of tuning the engines and the challenges faced during the boat's restoration.

Highlights

The boat sinking incident and the subsequent recovery process

The use of a dive team to refloat the boat

Cleaning and drying the boat after the sinking

Repairing and restarting the engines after the incident

The detailed report of the damage caused by the sinking

The plan to replace broken parts and tune the engines

The goal to take the boat out on the water for the first time since sinking

The purchase of a new 7 horsepower motor from Facebook Marketplace

The innovative idea to use a dinghy and small motor to move a large yacht

The challenges faced with tuning the engines inside the marina due to environmental concerns

The process of fixing the boat's electronics and checking for other damages

The decision to build a second boat and the reasons behind it

The testing and mounting of the new motor on the dinghy

The visit to Chris and Tarish and participation in the Freedom 500 event

The behind-the-scenes content and insurance discussions on the second channel

The construction of an inline fuel puller to remove water from the fuel tank

The discovery of a significant amount of water in the fuel tank

The process of tuning the engines and the challenges faced with O2 sensors

The installation of a new Coast Guard radio and stereo system

The successful launch and testing of the boat on the water after repairs

Transcripts

00:00

hey what's up everybody welcome back to

00:02

another episode of B is for boat we're

00:04

out here working on my boat why you may

00:06

ask because about a month ago I got a

00:08

phone call on my birthday saying your

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boat has sank and it did it sank so we

00:13

called a dive team we got it refloated

00:15

we pumped all the water out cleaned it

00:17

up and the first step we did was get the

00:18

engines just running again after we got

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the engines running we dried everything

00:22

out we reworked a lot of the electronics

00:24

and we checked everything that was

00:26

broken on the boat we gave you guys a a

00:28

detailed report in the last episode of

00:29

everything that didn't make it through

00:31

the sinkage in today's episode we're all

00:33

about fixing all that stuff replacing

00:35

everything that we can that was in stock

00:36

and that we could order we're going to

00:37

replace all of those things then we're

00:39

going to tune the engines and take the

00:40

boat out for the first time since

00:43

sinking the goal is to get this thing

00:45

out on the water for the first time

00:47

since it sank just basically verifying

00:49

that it can still boat around and do

00:51

boat stuff that's what's in store for

00:53

today's episode let's get to it all

00:54

right guys to get started we're actually

00:56

going to jump you right back into some

00:58

work we just did at the shop all right

00:59

we're back back at the shop now uh right

01:01

behind me you'll see our new purchase

01:03

you're going to be this is a long story

01:05

why we're even going down this road but

01:06

it'll all make sense eventually so I

01:08

just uh Oscar and I just picked this up

01:10

off of Facebook Marketplace this is like

01:12

a virtually brand new 7 horsepower what

01:16

is the brand on this thing you might

01:17

think it's a Yamaha but it's a

01:21

hangai yep anyways it's a specimen it

01:24

looks great and this is a 7 horsepower

01:26

motor and it costs only $250 $50 and

01:31

then what I had in my storage at the old

01:33

shop a dingy this thing did float the

01:37

last time I tried it out uh as you can

01:40

maybe kind of see by the amount of sand

01:41

on it that was in the ocean so why are

01:43

we building a second boat you might ask

01:46

okay so we need to tune our engines we

01:47

need to get them tuned up and running

01:49

perfectly good cannot tune the engines

01:51

inside the marina because if something

01:53

goes wrong and the engines run rich

01:54

it'll spit a little bit of gas part

01:56

particles and stuff in the exhaust it

01:58

spits it out the exhaust and then it

02:00

makes the marina look really bad if

02:01

there's gas on the water it's like a

02:03

it's an absolute no-go it's something we

02:04

can't risk so we need to move the boat

02:06

out into the river um and we could tune

02:08

it out there just a lot less um

02:11

liability ton less liability so I

02:14

figured you know we could hire somebody

02:15

to tow us out there or we could try a 7

02:18

horsepower output motor and a dinghy to

02:21

tow a 26,000 lb 44 foot long yacht what

02:25

could go wrong all right we're going to

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test inflate the dinghy and test Mount

02:28

the motor

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02:40

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02:46

mingy now this didn't actually come with

02:48

the boat I got this in a in a business

02:50

deal uh I don't know like second year B

02:53

for build or something anyways uh we we

02:55

filled it up and we've got some got some

02:57

leakage around the valv and I think it's

02:59

caused by the sand so we're going to

03:01

have to uh unfill it it's similar to

03:04

sinking about actually it's just get

03:07

some soy watero yeah soy watero yeah

03:10

miss you Chris viix can't wait to see

03:11

you oh by the way I'm going to visit

03:13

Chris and tarish when I'm out uh there

03:15

I'm driving in the freedom 500 I guess I

03:17

haven't made that announcement on the

03:18

YouTube channel I did on Instagram I'm

03:19

driving in the freedom 500 over at the

03:21

freedom Factory first place gets a

03:23

helicopter so I'm I'm taking it very

03:25

seriously I've practiced driving left a

03:27

lot um and uh I'm really I'm really

03:31

excited so I'll give you guys more

03:32

information tickets already sold out but

03:33

you can live stream it and I'll give you

03:35

more information as we get a little bit

03:36

closer to that uh but it's going to be

03:38

really really fun so uh but I am going

03:40

to go see Chris fix and tar so let me

03:41

know if there's anything you guys want

03:42

me to maybe film for the the second

03:44

Channel or anything else like that oh

03:46

and while I mentioned in the second

03:47

Channel I'll put a link right here down

03:48

in the description to our second channel

03:50

it's just kind of behind the scenes

03:51

stuff and a lot of people had asked me

03:52

to get more in depth on the insurance

03:54

and what happened with the boat how much

03:55

money we expecting to get from the

03:57

insurance company and why I feel like I

03:59

kind of got scammed and all that good

04:01

stuff so we will be talking about that

04:03

uh and there's an episode right now on

04:05

the second Channel and so now we deflate

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the

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04:23

boat dude this thing is going to rip I'm

04:26

excited so it says on the back here uh

04:29

the the uh the official documentation

04:32

board uh it wants Max of four horsepower

04:34

so we're almost doubling that which is

04:36

straight up the Beast for build alley uh

04:38

I'm so excited about this like this is a

04:40

great Facebook Marketplace find this

04:42

thing's pretty much brand new uh what

04:44

was the story didn't the guy say he

04:45

bought it for his boat and it just

04:46

couldn't get his boat going quite fast

04:47

enough said he had like a big section in

04:50

between the boat the motor and where he

04:52

sat so he just couldn't reach it oh yeah

04:55

oh just got rid of it yeah I mean it's

04:57

pretty much brand new uh we're going to

04:59

go ahead and Fire up for you uh it's

05:01

looking like as far as it's height like

05:03

going into the water I think we're

05:04

that's I don't know enough about boating

05:06

and boats and stuff but um I'm going to

05:09

learn uh but uh that that looks pretty

05:11

good to me uh we figured out some stuff

05:13

with the forwards and the reverse and

05:14

the gearing and everything like that um

05:16

Oscar's going to go ahead and give it a

05:17

start unless it's is it too high up or

05:20

uh I'll try yeah so let there's a primer

05:24

right yep one two

05:27

three look out grard coming grindhard

05:32

coming cry hard Plumbing here we come

05:35

you ready yeah

05:38

sure nice a weak hole too yeah this is a

05:42

fourstroke uh motor so it's nice and

05:44

it's quiet um so are we in gear right

05:47

there no it's a neutral it's a neutral

05:49

just it okay so let's give it this

05:53

forward there we go that's neutral and

05:57

that's uh

05:58

reverse oh man I'm so excited for this

06:01

thing SS nice yeah you want to give us

06:03

some

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revs

06:12

nice sounds like a lawn mower it's a

06:15

good lawn mower 7 horsepower lawn mower

06:17

you kill it right here yeah

06:21

cool dude this this is awesome all right

06:24

so we're going to leave this for the

06:25

rest of the day and make sure it doesn't

06:27

deflate on us before we take it to the

06:28

water tomorrow

06:30

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06:31

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06:33

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06:53

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07:11

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07:12

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07:36

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07:38

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07:39

catalytic converter which I actually

07:40

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07:42

converter is a little special but some I

07:44

didn't know about is the transfer case

07:45

is mad it says that we've got an actual

07:48

change over solenoid which is voltage is

07:49

high and then it says that we've got

07:51

some system voltage unstable so let's go

07:54

ahead and jump into the smart mechanic

07:56

and see what it's got to say about that

07:57

so it says that's related to under

07:59

voltage or over voltage issues

08:02

potentially in the car and now that I

08:03

think of it some of these codes are

08:04

stored in the history of the vehicle and

08:06

I actually know why we would be having

08:08

voltage issues so that code was old and

08:10

why we had voltage issues is about 2

08:11

months ago my alternator went out and

08:14

now I've got a new alternator but it

08:15

makes an interesting sound and that's

08:16

why I'm going to jump into another

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data cuz I want to read the live data on

08:21

my alternator and see how it's doing I'm

08:23

going to go ahead and fire it

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08:26

up and let's look and find the voltage

08:29

right here we can see our battery

08:30

voltage a nice 14 volts uh and that

08:33

means it's running well and it's

08:34

charging up the battery like it should I

08:35

had heard some sounds and I thought it

08:37

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08:38

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episode let's get back to it guys we

08:56

made it down to the boat we put the boat

08:58

on the boat uh we forgot to bring enough

09:00

life jackets to be able to go test the

09:02

boat but we will we will definitely do

09:04

that shortly we got a ton of new stuff

09:06

and another hair brand idea to start off

09:08

this day we're going to start working on

09:09

the fuel system fuel water system so the

09:14

idea is now we're going to build an

09:16

inline fuel puller outer of the tank

09:19

Runner through the filters and drop it

09:20

back in the tank system a loop a

09:23

filtration loop system so I bought fuel

09:25

pumps I bought filters I got hoses let's

09:27

see what we can construct

09:29

all right guys sorry I apologize by the

09:31

time I got done doing this it got a

09:32

little dark but here's what we got going

09:34

on this is a small feed line from our

09:37

fuel cell that's a return line from our

09:39

to our fuel cell um that is the 300g

09:42

fuel cell that may have water in it

09:44

we're not really sure uh it runs from

09:46

the feed line up into an inline fuel

09:48

pump into a uh fuel filter and water

09:52

separator and another fuel filter water

09:53

separator then back down and then into

09:56

the tank what I hold right here is a

09:58

little switch that runs the uh runs all

10:01

the way back to our batteries back there

10:02

that will turn this on Oscar's work

10:05

working on wiring up that battery and

10:07

then I'm going to hit this switch and

10:08

I'm really going to hope that this fuel

10:10

pump can prime that far cuz it's uh

10:13

that's a challenging run to do that's

10:14

like 4et vertical uh but it' be great if

10:17

it could cuz I don't want to have to

10:19

prime it myself you might also be able

10:21

to hear there's a little bit of a pump

10:22

running we are doing another oil change

10:24

on the engines I think we're going to be

10:25

on our last oil change that was like

10:28

three or four oil changes total to get

10:30

all the water circulated out of the

10:31

engines this one is a lot better but

10:32

that one had a little little too much

10:34

oil in it for our liking too much water

10:37

oh yeah yeah oil's good water's not uh

10:39

so we good Oscar yeah all right I'm

10:41

going to flip this all right let's

10:44

see it's making sounds there we

10:49

go that's interesting and then we're

10:52

over

10:54

here and I guess we're now going back

10:57

into the tank um what's gas and what's

11:02

water who

11:04

knows all right guys it's the next day

11:07

and uh I learned something we drained a

11:09

little bit of this out of here and uh as

11:11

you can see it doesn't look very

11:13

gasoline and you would be right it's

11:15

water it's like pretty much 100% water

11:17

it is definitely not even

11:19

flammable um it's water so that means

11:22

that you know the these are going to go

11:24

down to the bottom of the tank Gas and

11:26

Water separate so you're going to see

11:27

that the gas is always going to be

11:28

floating above the water gas is going to

11:30

stay up here water's going to be down

11:32

there so this is going to be pulling

11:33

from the bottom of the tank it's going

11:34

to be pulling up the water that's in the

11:37

tank it's a lot more than I thought it

11:38

was going to be so rather than trying to

11:41

separate it a cup at a time we're just

11:43

going to start pumping the gas out of

11:46

the tank into some buckets well sorry I

11:50

we're not pumping gas out into buckets

11:52

we're actually pumping the water out

11:53

into the buckets um and then uh if we

11:57

start getting into pure gas or what

11:59

looks like pure gas then we can start

12:00

running it through these gas water

12:03

separators and uh have a shot at getting

12:05

it really really clean but for now we

12:08

got a probably got a lot of water in

12:10

there so got to do our best to get it

12:12

all out let's go a shot I don't know why

12:14

we got the lighter so close to the uh

12:17

gas water mixture it's because honestly

12:19

off film I tried to light it on fire

12:21

last night and uh it doesn't so this is

12:23

just all water um you I wish you could

12:26

smell it on the camera but it's uh it

12:28

literally smells smells like nothing it

12:29

just smells like a little kind of skunky

12:32

water and um well we'll let you know how

12:35

much we get out of here I estimated when

12:37

I when I popped the cap off of the fuel

12:39

cell it looked like it was at about half

12:41

which is where we thought we left it as

12:42

far as gas goes so you know we could

12:45

have I don't think we have 100 gallons

12:48

of water in there definitely not but we

12:51

could have 20 30 40 I'd be surprised if

12:54

it was over 50 but let's see all right

12:57

that's five gallons of water down all

12:59

right that's 10 gallons of water we

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brought five of these total so let's

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hope we don't fill them all these all

13:04

have to go to the recycling center and

13:06

it is such a pain so imagine after we

13:08

fill these all up we have to take a huge

13:09

break put these all in the cars and

13:10

trucks and drive them to recycling

13:11

center and drive all the way back it

13:13

takes a long time well forgot to record

13:16

the next one but that's 15 great weather

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day we got today nice windy rainy if

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it's high winds like this we're not

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going to be able to use the dinghy idea

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cuz the winds will overpower the dinghy

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for sure uh anyways we filled up uh five

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5 G buckets so we got to take those to

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the recycling center do another round

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before it's too dark starting off this

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day a little bit differently in the most

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dangerous parking garage in the world

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which is always going to be a Hospital

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parking garage because let's just say

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there's a lot of people that aren't very

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good at driving in these things anyways

13:49

those of you that have been watching the

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channel for a long time know that uh I

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had cancer cancer diagnosis about 2 and

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a half well about 3 years ago uh did

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surgery did treatment

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did blah blah blah but I'm still in a

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phase where I have to uh continue uh

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with monitoring which is just like you

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know keep looking at my body doing scans

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and hoping I don't have any uh any like

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reoccurrences or the cancer doesn't uh

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didn't spread too far cuz I had a very

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very dangerous um very intrusive uh