First Mate and I were talking the other day when we realized that we have not taken a proper vacation in a long time. In fact, we’ve not been on a real vacation for several years. Too much work and no play makes for a dull sailor’s life, indeed. This […]

Getting Ready for San Diego!


In this episode, I review the action camera ThiEYE t5e.  A great little cam if you just take it as a cheap GoPro knockoff that has its flaws.  At $115 it’s hard to hate on it, but there are a few peccadilloes that you’ll see in the conclusion at the […]

SBS ep. 111 – ThiEYE t5e 4K Action Cam Review


Published on Apr 3, 2017   This is a brief review of the Akaso EX7000 action cam. I decided to keep it brief because I was not pleased with the quality of the cam. The video was decent at 1080p and 60 fps, but the audio was terrible. No way […]

SBS ep. 110 – EX7000 Action Cam Review



In this episode, we have a leisurely sail out to the coast of Palos Verdes and then back in. A total of around 13 miles that gave us the chance to raise the sails for the first time in over two years! Before we left First Mate fixed two tears […]

SBS ep. 109 – Getting Our Sail On


I finally completed the wiring of the two 200 watt solar panels and also attacked a problem with the main bilge’s pump. 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/sailbeforesun… Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sailbeforesu… […]

SBS ep. 107 – The Solar and the Bilge


This is the postmortem that I promised you guys.  We have a lot more information that we can share, so leave comments with your questions!

SBS ep. 106 – Engine Postmortem



Our first trip back out to Catalina Island since the repower. 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/sailbefore/ SBS ep. 105 – First Trip Back to Catalina […]

SBS ep. 105 – First Trip Back to Catalina Island


We thought when we headed down to the boat on Friday that we were going to hear good news about the first start of the new engine. We had no idea that Chris Rinaldi was going to surprise us with the fact that he had completely finished the install, including […]

The Engine, It’s ALIVE!


It’s getting there!  California Yacht Service has done a great job in cleaning and painting, along with mounting the hot water heater.

Engine Room Clean Up and Paint



Chris Rinaldi at California Yacht Service texted me to let me know that they will be towing our boat to the boatyard to have the new diesel lowered into the boat this Monday! Can’t wait! First Mate and I are closing the office Monday so we can film this part. […]

Update: Engine Going in Monday 12/19!