So FINALLY the old Volvo is out and the engine room is clean! Not painted yet, but at least clean. I received word of the final price for the Beta 60 yesterday and we promptly went to the bank for a Cashier’s Check for the total. The old diesel was […]

A Clean Engine Room!



Video: First Mate and the Captain talk about plans for the boat and their plan for sailing south!

Future Plans




So, after several months of researching different companies and decisions on which engine to use, we have finally made a decision on who we will have handle repowering our sailboat. What an adventure this has been! Here is a breakdown of what all has happened. S&W Diesel, Inc. In looking […]

Sailboat Repower Update!




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!