<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!?
<Written by Rachel> I want to talk a little bit about living outside the box, outside of other peoples' expectations. Three and a half years ago, Brenden and I were on a much different path in our lives. We were soon to welcome our daughter into the world, living in a home which we owned … Continue reading Living Outside The Box
Our Decision process between Hank-On and Roller Furling Headsails (First a disclosure, I am not an expert and make no claim to be. The following post is not meant to give advice, or tell you what to do on your boat. It is simply a description of the decision process we went through when confronted … Continue reading To Furl or Not to Furl
When we purchased Mosaic, we knew that her rigging was toward the end of its life. The broker claimed it was replaced around 2007, but without any documentation to back that up, we took it with a grain of salt. Our hope was to get 2 years out of it, and replace it late 2018 … Continue reading Mosaic’s First Refit – The Beginning
<<Written by Evan, age 7 ~ Dictated to Mom>> Our plans are to go sailing around the world. But I don't think we can make it in one year. We are going to do so much fun stuff sailing around and finding other kids on boats. I hope we can go to Hawaii because I … Continue reading Mosaic Kids: Plans of Mosaic Voyage
<<Written by Evan, age 7>> Hey, it's Evan. This is the kids’ blog. This is what this is about. My sister will also write in this blog. Now back to what this is about. It will be about updating what is going on now in our lives living on a sailboat.
As previously mentioned, we had TONS of friends and family attend our Renaming Ceremony and Boat Open House. Friends, family, and coworkers alike were curious what the boat is like on the inside. Just what kind of living space are we dealing with? You can get some specifics on SV Mosaic on The Boat page, … Continue reading Virtual Tour of Our Home
As my Facebook timeline alerted me this morning, we've officially been living aboard for a year today. Wow. I'm going to let that sink in for a moment. My kids are a year older, we've been living in this tiny space for a whole year ... and the time has flown by! I honestly love … Continue reading Looking Back at Last Winter
On July 15th, 2017 we held our Renaming Ceremony & Open House aboard Mosaic. This was a project that we'd been working on for months involving a lot of details and, namely, getting the new name on the stern of the vessel. Here's the previous name, complete with actual graphic of Ariel, The Little Mermaid, … Continue reading Renaming Ceremony & Open House
After the boat left the boat yard on Thursday afternoon, we were finally free to enjoy the last couple days of our vacation. That evening we spent a good deal of time on the beach with the kids, getting ice cream cones, and exploring the San Diego Pier. On Friday, we again spent hours at … Continue reading Bringing Her Home