Okay, so we’ve had a few people contact us to ask us where we’ve been and why we have not made videos lately. In our last video just released, we had a bit of a problem while sailing out to the island. Namely, the steering completely failed. Anyway, you can […]

Where The Heck Have We Been??



Although it’s not the end of summer yet, we will be heading back to our property in Arizona for a few months, so this is a good time to reflect on what we got done this year. Here is a list of what we have done: Installed rebuilt hydraulic steering […]

Summer Accomplishments at the Sailboat



It looks like hurricane Laura is about to slam into the Texas/Louisiana coast this evening. She’s a category four right now but is intensifying. Prayers to all that are sticking around and wishing the best to those that fled! This is from the NOAA site:“Laura has become a very powerful […]

Hurricane Laura and Galveston Live Webcam


Sea of Cortez
We almost made it to the Sea of Cortez this year, but with all this virus craziness, we opted to stay in the U.S. until things quieted down.  There were also some issues with the boat, so it has been good to have the additional time to get things done. […]

Sea of Cortez This Year???




Last week I realized that it was time to do the 250 hour maintenance to our new diesel. We had actually gone over a few hours, but we were close. The maintenance is pretty easy and consists of changing filters, changing o-rings, change the belt, and a few other odds […]

Strange Problem With the Diesel


About a week ago, we returned from a five-day mini vacation in Dana Point Harbor. Over the years, we have enjoyed staying at anchor in Dana Point Harbor a few times. When we bought our first sailboat, a 26 foot Columbia, it was berthed at a marina in Dana Point […]

Five Days in Dana Point


After the last debacle with the steering, we were REALLY ready to untie the lines a do some sailing! It had been 11 months since we were able to take the boat out, so this had been a long time coming. The plan was to take about nine days, sail […]

Finally, a Catalina Island Adventure!



We were all ready to go to Catalina Island. I installed the rebuilt steering pump, pressurized and bled the system, and we tested it for four hours, turning back and forth, doing circles and “S” turns. All seemed well until it didn’t. The next morning we were scheduled to sail […]

Ready to go to Catalina, Then This Happened!