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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.

Bumper boats at Staniel Cay Yacht Club
14 Apr 2018

Bumper boats at Staniel Cay Yacht Club

Staniel Cay Yacht Club is one of the busiest marinas we’ve been to in the Bahamas. Full functioning hotel with water front cottages, a gift shop, guided tour boats, they also have the nicest dinghy dock I’ve ever seen, and a bar/restaurant with 3 dining rooms for breakfast, lunch, and di

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

What a winch
19 Feb 2018

What a winch

We’re still (anxiously) waiting on the Coast Guard to get their shit together! “Technical difficulties” is our latest update on expediting our paperwork. So, while we wait at the marina we’ve continued to work through some projects that were a little lower on the priorities l

Whats Up?
16 Feb 2018

Whats Up?

It’s a bird, its a plane, it’s…Brent up in the air! 🙂 One of the last big projects on our to-do list was going up the mast to install the AirMar, a system for weather monitoring. Then the iKommunicate and iKonnect (wireless access point) inside the main cabin. All of this tech

Boat work – Before & After
9 Feb 2018

Boat work – Before & After

Our time at the marina has flown by! Since moving aboard we immediately jumped into our long list of project to-dos. Starting with organizing, cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning. It’s been non-stop updates to the boat interior – decor, painting, wood staining, installing, repairing, a

Journey through our Galley – Food
30 Jan 2018

Journey through our Galley – Food

One thing about living on a sailboat is that people ask you some really funny questions. Oddly enough, the most common one has been “What do you eat on a boat”? No, we’re not stockpiling ramen noodles, haha. Although I did enjoy telling people that at first just for the reaction. And we li