<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!?
<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