Getting Ready


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




As the date approaches for cutting the lines and sailing away, we’re really starting to plan on how to get rid of whatever we have left in preparation for 24/7 living aboard. For the past five years or so we have been part-time liveaboards, living in our office the rest […]

Heading Into Our Last Year Land-Locked



At the request of the nice lady that sold us the boat, Rita here is her video walk-through. Thanks for watching! We absolutely LOVE sailing and we LOVE our part-time liveaboard sailboat, a Morgan 41 Out Island! Visit our website at http://www.sailbeforesunset.com Patreon https://www.patreon.com/sailbeforesunset/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sailbeforesunset/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sailbeforesunset/

A Walk-through for Rita