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Sailboat Maintenance – Bottom Work
27 Oct 2018

Sailboat Maintenance – Bottom Work

Approaching our second sailing season! Which means it’s time to get our lady prepped for the seas. Like any vehicle, maintenance is required except a boat is a little different than what we’ve been used to in terms of “vehicle maintenance”. Having the boat on the hard has bee

Decommissioning our boat
12 Jul 2018

Decommissioning our boat

It’s been a week since we tucked away our gal for the cruising season. We left her in Green Cove Springs, FL We chose this marina for several reasons; affordable, long term storage, a do-it-yourself boat yard, and it’s located 25 miles inland with less exposure to storm winds and surge.

Preparing for guest aboard
2 Jun 2018

Preparing for guest aboard

Welcome aboard S/V Sea duction!!! We had FOUR guest aboard this season! After speaking to other cruisers we realized this was a lot and we really appreciated everyone who came to visit us. From FL, NYC, and CA, they could have spent their time anywhere else but chose to experience liveaboard life to

Ahhh Exumaaaa!
5 Apr 2018

Ahhh Exumaaaa!

We made it to the E-X-U-M-A-S!! Our sights have been on this place since the beginning! After a week in Nassau, it was good to finally be on the move towards these beautiful islands. We had a new crew member join us from NYC, who made the crossing with us over to Norman’s Cay. Rough […]

Great Bahama Bank + Birds Cay
3 Apr 2018

Great Bahama Bank + Birds Cay

Wow are we seeing the Bahamas in an entirely different light lately! After an adventurous Gulf crossing to Bimini, this particular passage had us really excited because we got to cross the Great Bahama Bank! The Great Bank is made of limestone deposits and, scientists believe, was exposed to the ai

Bimini…Spring Break 2018
24 Mar 2018

Bimini…Spring Break 2018

Our original plan was to start traveling in February, but with some additional projects, boat work, etc it didn’t work out that way and we didn’t want to rush the process. Instead our Gulf stream crossing just happen to align with Spring Break. Now I didn’t think of Bimini as a Spring Brea

Maiden Voyage of S/V Sea Duction
22 Mar 2018

Maiden Voyage of S/V Sea Duction

We’re officially cruisers! I cannot believe it’s been almost two weeks since making our first crossing! We sailed her from Royal Palm Marina in Dania Beach, FL  and over to Bimini, Bahamas! Our first stop in our Bahamas adventure. The trip over is a fairly easy sail, however weather win

YouTube debut – Our first video
10 Mar 2018

YouTube debut – Our first video

Yay! Our very first video 🙂 We are YouTube official! Haha. Guess it was time to get out from behind the camera and give an update in “person”. Excited to share more soon – subscribe to us >>HERE<< We’re finally setting sail March 12, 2018. First stop: Bimini,

A beautiful day at the office
28 Feb 2018

A beautiful day at the office

We are going somewhere, people! The Coast Guard finally sent us our paper work 🙂 Beyond excited, as we’ve been anxiously waiting for this moment. After 58 days, we’ve finally taken the boat out of the slip. Sea trials are meant to test the “seaworthiness” of the boat, electronics

Replacing our Mainsheet block
25 Feb 2018

Replacing our Mainsheet block

Well, this will set you back about $250! Worth the money considering blocks do ALL the heavy lifting on board and make sailing life a little easier. Bearings and sheaves are commonly destroyed by UV rays or corrosion. As you can see the old one was prettyyyyyyy worn out and with little effort this