I think First Mate may be a bit off these days. We have several projects going and all of a sudden she reaches back and tears off the carpet behind the settee and tells me that she is just sick and tired of seeing that ugly old carpet. Then we […]

SBS ep. 125 – More Projects? Geez!




What A Life! Ask anyone that is planning an extended voyage or a permanent lifestyle aboard a sailing vessel, and you will find very similar responses. Most people simply want to adventure to far away places and have an exciting life. Others see voyaging as a lifestyle that affords one […]

Why We Are Doing This?


After much discussion about replacing all the old parquet with teak and holly, as we did in the galley area, we decided that we would go with carpet in the hall. The piece we cut fits snugly, but it is not tacked down so we can take it out and […]

We Carpeted The Hall!



So, last weekend when First Mate and I were thinking of what project needed to be finished next, we decided that we would finish the woodwork around the backsides of the settee. We wanted to have narrow, horizontal cushions against the backs, so the wood those would be attached to […]

And Now We’ve Torn Up the Settee!


New galley spigot? Check. Re-cover settee cushions? Underway! Thanks for watching! We absolutely LOVE sailing and we LOVE our part-time liveaboard sailboat, a Morgan 41 Out Island! Patreon https://www.patreon.com/sailbeforesunet Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sailbeforesu… Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sailbeforsunset/

SBS ep. 124 – Of Galleys and Settees


Sometimes I really wish that we were already out cruising, but when we come home (to our sailboat) and sit in the bow for martini night after a long week, we really have to appreciate how great life can be! Life as we know it has changed so much over […]

Just Another Great Night!



As we work through some of our other projects, we’ve just started planning upgrades to the owner’s cabin. The plan has been that we would replace the mattress with a standard memory foam mattress, thereby giving us room at the head and foot to build out additional cabinet space. Today […]

Owner’s Cabin Upgrades