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?


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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




This episode is from our sail back from Catalina Island on our last adventure. It includes a postmortem towards the end where we assess what we need to do next. Thanks for watching! We absolutely LOVE sailing and we LOVE our part-time liveaboard sailboat, a Morgan 41 Out Island! Visit […]

SBS ep.121 – Sailing Back from Catalina and a Postmortem