Digging into the costs for our family of four to buy, refit, and prepare a bluewater sailboat for full time cruising.
Today marks a big milestone for us here on SV Mosaic. We’re a family prepping and planning to sail the world aboard our 40-foot sailboat. It’s interesting to realize that we’re about 4 years into our big plans … wow, something to think on there! But that’s not what this blog post is about. This … Continue reading Beginning Our Homeschooling Journey: We’re Boatschooling Now!
<Written by Rachel> OK – finally sitting down to give you guys an update. I’m ashamed to say that we went the entire month of May without posting a blog update, which is the first month that we’ve missed posting even one blog post since we started. I’m a little bummed about that but it … Continue reading Settling Back into Our Boat-Life Routine
<Written by Rachel> Hey everybody! I took so many photos today while working on the stove install that I decided to just go ahead and put together a quick blog post to update on our process for this last project which we are really trying to get finished before hopefully moving back aboard tomorrow. No, … Continue reading New Stove: Installed … Well, Almost!
<Written by Rachel> Well guys, we've been back in the water since March 31st. But, yeah, we're still missing our mast... It is now the 25th of April and the mast JUST got into the painting shed at the boatyard. Our "3-4 weeks" in the boatyard turned into nine. They're telling us the mast should … Continue reading Back in the Water … but Something’s Missing
<Written by Rachel> It's now been over two months since we moved our family off our boat and took her to the boatyard for this major refit. We were told the project would take 3-4 weeks. I knew to expect longer but was so hopeful that it wouldn't be. Thankfully, we're very much in the … Continue reading Visiting an Empty Boat
<<Written by Rachel>> Sitting here on a lazy Sunday morning, on the couch with the kiddos watching some silly TV show and Brenden relaxing playing a computer game, watching the rain pouring down outside, I'm contemplating life, boat life, and our plans. I miss the boat. And I've been meaning to post some sort of … Continue reading The Plans: A, B, C, and D
<<Written by Rachel>> As many of you know, about 2 weeks ago Mosaic came out of the water at the boatyard for our major refit. Evan had not been able to be present when she was hauled out in San Diego, for the survey or for the trip North, so when he asked if he … Continue reading She Flies!
<<Written by Rachel>> Last weekend was as crazy as we thought it would be. Thankfully, everything went more-or-less according to plan and we didn't have any mishaps. My mother-in-law took the kids on Friday night and I was able to spend several hours packing up the kids' room. We spent all day Saturday moving everything … Continue reading Each Journey is a New Adventure
<Written by Rachel> OK, we're in the home stretch of planning and prep for this haul out and refit. Today is Wednesday the 17th and our haul out is scheduled for Monday the 22nd at 10AM. The weekend is going to be BUSY. For more info on what is planned during this project, check out … Continue reading Are We Ready For This!?