There comes a time in every sailor’s life where one must come to a decision. Either you are going to clean and paint the bilge, or you are going to live with a dirty bilge. The latter is not an option with us! I’ve been wanting to clean and paint […]

Cleaning the Bilge!

So, in the past few weeks the First Mate and I have decided that it is time to solidify our plans to cut the lines for the last time and sail out. As with all life-changing decisions, this has taken a bit of time to make. Although the thought of […]

And the Countdown to Leave Begins!

I think First Mate may be a bit off these days. We have several projects going and all of a sudden she reaches back and tears off the carpet behind the settee and tells me that she is just sick and tired of seeing that ugly old carpet. Then we […]

SBS ep. 125 – More Projects? Geez!

What A Life! Ask anyone that is planning an extended voyage or a permanent lifestyle aboard a sailing vessel, and you will find very similar responses. Most people simply want to adventure to far away places and have an exciting life. Others see voyaging as a lifestyle that affords one […]

Why We Are Doing This?

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!