Every now and then we make the decision to take a few weeks off from upgrades and repairs, and to just be lazy. This would be one of those weekends. Yesterday we spent the evening sitting out on the bow watching the sun go down. This evening we are having […]

Lazy Weekends are Fun!

This is a Youtube playlist that is comprised of all the videos that we put together during our March 2013 trip. We were sailing aboard our 1969 Columbia 36, and had a wonderful time!

Catalina Island Playlist March 2013

First Mate has managed to put together the first articles on her new Boatsteading site that can be found HERE! The IRL is boatsteading.sailbeforsunset.com and she will be packing it full of all sorts of ideas for provisioning and cooking aboard. Click HERE Way to go, First Mate!

New Boatsteading Site Deployed!

In a few weeks First Mate will be launching a new website that she has been working on. Boatsteading! The site will feature everything from growing aboard, to canning aboard. Stay tuned for the big deployment!

New “Boatsteading” Website!

We have decided it’s time to get serious about leaving to sail around the world. Although our departure date is not due to arrive until approximately 2019, there’s a lot to do. We are currently working on the boat we plan to leave on. As you may know by now […]

Getting Serious About Sailing Around the World

Remember where that came from? It’s at least close to a quote the Dr. McCoy used to say to Captain Kirk when something or someone was dead and the Captain was still trying to revive it. Well, we had a similar experience over the weekend. Something close to both the […]

It’s Dead, Jim

Sadly, we are stuck with a problem that now prevents us from finishing our dodger. After all the planning and having Brett do all the work, we hqve to wait before he can complete the install. Why? Because we have to repower with a new diesel. If we have a […]

Why We Can’t Finish the Dodger

In finding out that the diesel was kaput, we were actually relieved! One of our biggest worries was pulling into a tight anchorage at an island, and the diesel failing on us.

Short Takes – To Repower or Not

Sometimes these things seem to take forever! Our new dodger is slowly coming along. It's almost ready to install, but now we have to wait for the new diesel.

Short Takes – Mocking Up the Dodger