We've only got ONE WEEKEND LEFT to finish the necessary boat projects and be ready to cast the lines and head for Astoria. Ten days from today, we will be leaving our home slip in Portland Oregon, the only home we've known since moving into our 40-foot sailboat over two and a half years ago. … Continue reading 10 Days Until Cast Off
We decided to replace our lifelines from the standard wire or cable lifelines (ours were coated in plastic) to Dyneema synthetic lifelines. I had already done several different projects that helped me learn how to splice Dyneema line, so this seemed like it would be a good option for us and fairly easy to apply. … Continue reading Replacing Standard Cable Lifelines with Dyneema Synthetic Lifelines on a Cruising Sailboat
Quick post, but I wanted to share our liferaft plan for our trip north from Portland Oregon up to the Puget Sound. Because we're planning to be in the Puget Sound area for the next 2-3 years, we didn't want to purchase a new liferaft right now. We want to extend out the timeframe that … Continue reading Renting a Liferaft for Our Offshore Passage
Last summer, when we had to concede the goal of leaving Portland in August, we sat on the beach, determined to enjoy the day and not wallow in self-pity that we weren't going yet. But, that day, we set our date. We promised ourselves that we would do everything that we needed to do in … Continue reading The Countdown is On! One Month to Go..
Hello out there! Thanks for stopping by Mosaic Voyage - we're a family of four in the Pacific Northwest, living aboard our 40-foot sailboat planning and preparing to cast off the dock lines and sail the world. In fact, we're only a couple months from casting off from our home slip and heading off on … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: February 2019 – and a Finance Announcement!
If you've been following us for any amount of time, you know that we're preparing to launch off from our home base in Portland Oregon come May. We're a family of four: Brenden, Rachel, Evan, and Kali. Almost five years ago, we hatched a dream of changing our lives as we knew them: selling our … Continue reading Looking Ahead to Casting Off
We're a family of four in the Pacific Northwest. We've been living aboard our 1978 Fuji 40 sailboat for over two years as we're prepping the boat and ourselves to get out there for long term cruising and traveling to explore this amazing world. Part of that process includes paying off debts from our past … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: January 2019
We're ringing in the new year aboard our 1978 Fuji sailboat SV Mosaic. Just into the new year and I'm ready to put out our December 2018 budget report. I enjoy posting our monthly expenses for a couple reasons: A) it helps us stay focused each month on where we're spending our money and how … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: December 2018
The tradition for many Americans is to formulate New Year's resolutions but I don't personally like this idea. What is a resolution? Often times, this is defined as a firm decision to do or not to do something. A rigid set of rules that you hold yourself to in such a manner as to allow … Continue reading New Year’s Intentions
I've been putting off posting this update because it's not as encouraging as I had hoped... but the struggle continues and these posts, if nothing else, help me re-focus each month and initiate some good conversations between Brenden and I. If you're new to our blog, welcome! We've been posting our monthly expenses and budget … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: November 2018