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
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
Well, it’s been a bit since my last post. I have to admit that I’m struggling with the cold and the wet and knowing that we’ve got several more months of this before we come out on the other side. Looking at it with an unbiased eye, we’ve actually had pretty decent weather so far … Continue reading Our Reality: Living Aboard During the Cold and Wet Pacific Northwest Winter
We've finally come to a conclusion on the big decision that's been looming over our heads for the past few weeks: Should we move our boat and our family north to the Puget Sound rather than staying in the Portland area for another winter? We WANT to be in the Puget Sound. We want the … Continue reading Fighting Feelings of Defeat as Our Plans Take a Hit
So, for those of you that are following along on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, you already know that WE'VE GOT OUR MAST BACK! We're just a little excited about this. Just a little. Ok ... actually a lot. We're so close to being able to go sailing. We haven't sailed this boat since October … Continue reading Our Sailboat is a Sailboat Again!
<<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
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
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