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 Facebook… Instagram

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

Looking back over the time we’ve spent refitting our Morgan, I decided it was time to recap all the work we’ve done up until now.  And wow!  What a long road it’s been.  When you’re in the thick of it you just don’t realize all that it takes to get […]

SBS ep. 122 – The Sailboat Story From Start to ...

Recently as our punch list has started to thin a bit I decided that I would address something that has been bugging First Mate for a long time now. Our interior lighting has never been sufficient enough and the galley has been one place that this is glaringly obvious. Remember, […]

Interior Lighting

As much as you have The age-old question. I see this a lot in forums and on videos we create. People think that owning or living on a sailboat is so expensive that they would never be able to afford it. The quick answer is that it can be as […]

How Much Does it Cost?

Where to start… A few months ago we decided to take an extended sail out to the island. This was actually going to be a shakedown as part of a mini-vacation that we planned. The idea was to sail out for nine days, enjoy fishing and catching lobster, and hanging […]

Catalina Island Postmortem