Getting Ready


First Mate has been working on our dinghy chaps for about the last five months or so. In her defense, she has been REALLY busy on a few other projects, so this one always took a backseat to the others. It was important, but not enough to move it to […]

Dinghy Chaps!


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We LOVE these nights! We sit on the bow of our boat making plans for what is to come next and the projects we need to finish before we leave. First Mate generally fixes a nice dinner and after our sundowners we sit and talk through our plans. It gives […]

Another Night and a Full Moon


As we wind down our last six or so months at the marina before we sail away, it strikes me that we are building memories that will last is the rest of our lives. These memories of sitting in the bow of our sailboat listening to Lumeneers and Mumford and […]

Making Memories




On our fifth night at Catalina Island during our last sail there, we experienced a winter storm while anchored on the back side at Cat Harbor. Not a particularly bad storm, but more of a series of squalls that passed through the island. We had just installed a Mantus 65 […]

Catalina Island During a Storm


The general thought on this you might think would be that more is better, is as a general rule this is mostly true. However, when you’re in a tight anchorage the rules tend to change and several things come into play. First, you have to, of course, consider your depth […]

When is Enough Chain too Much Chain?




Really excited about this!  First Mate has gone a bit crazy with her Sailrite machine, and we are better off for it.  After making the settee and cockpit cushions, she decided to tackle dingy chaps.  After that she’s doing the bimini, then the stack pack.  Can’t wait!

First Mate Making Dingy Chaps!


Ah, the ever-growing punch list. Just when you make progress you’re reminded of several other things that you need to get done. But, if you were to wait until everything on your punch list is complete, you’d never leave. Here punch list and we have done and what we have […]

The Punch List In Our Final Year