Hard Lessons

Today, we nearly caught our beloved boat on fire.  Yep, read that again ... and imagine the terror coursing through our veins at seeing billowing smoke and diving to grab the fire extinguisher. Let me back up just a bit. We arrived in Olympia last Wednesday evening for a week at Swantown Marina. I had … Continue reading Hard Lessons

Replacing Standard Cable Lifelines with Dyneema Synthetic Lifelines on a Cruising Sailboat

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

Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: February 2019 – and a Finance Announcement!

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!