Lagoon 38 sailboat
We, like many other sailors, have always liked how roomy catamarans are. We may have even thought of investing in one, but the price/features differential made their consideration unrealistic. After all, we knew we would be retiring soon and the fact that rigging and engine maintenance are higher, not to […]

We Crewed on a Catamaran!





Sailboat sank
BBTK: Batteries Bilge bumps Through-hulls Oh, yea and keel bolts if you have them To us, the three most important items on a sailboat, or any boat for that matter, are the batteries, the bilge pumps, through-hulls, and keel bolts, although sailboats like ours has an encased keel. We were […]

Four Most Important Things to Remember!


We’ve managed to muddle though quite a bit of our punch list, but there are things that still need to be done before the next shakedown. Some things are more important than others, like installing the watermaker so that we can test it, but everything on here really needs to […]

Punch List Update


boat clutter
There comes a time, and probably many, in the lives of all boaters where things have become cluttered to the point where the crew says, “enough is enough!”. That is the point when it is time to start evaluating things to either be tossed or given away. When we moved […]

Boat Clutter – It’s Everywhere!



The question that everyone that is going for extended cruising/voyaging asked at some point in their planning. How much is enough? You can never really have too much, but not having enough can be a real pain. Below is a screen shot of a spreadsheet I created to help me […]

How Much Solar?


I have to say that when I plan the work I want to do for the day, the fact that we live aboard and are working on our boat makes it seem more like a hobby as opposed to work. Before we moved aboard full-time back in June, going to […]

A Day in the Life of a Liveaboard Sailor


Anyone that has ever been aboard a boat of any kind knows that boats all have certain smells to them – especially older boats. This is unavoidable. Boats live on the water, and with that comes humidity. Humidity can cause those nooks and crannies to become breeding grounds for molds […]

The Smells of a Sailboat



As with all sailors, we have to be flexible when making plans. The whole point of moving aboard and planning our sailing careers is that we no longer have to adhere to a schedule, so if we change our minds about sailing here or there, it’s okay! Our original plan […]

The Plans Change