Here's our September 2018 budget/expense report for all boat related items. I'm hoping to actually keep track really closely this month and have an even more in-depth report for October. My goal in being so transparent with our expenses is to help out anybody in the planning and dreaming phase to understand the real-world expenses … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: September 2018
Yep, we finally got the kids out sailing!! I think Evan may have gotten to sail with us once, a couple years ago, when we had our Catalina 25. But this past weekend, after much prep work each evening after work during the week before, we were finally able to take Mosaic out sailing on … Continue reading Our First Time Sailing Together As A Family
OK - here's the August budget and expense report, as promised. For those that don't know, we're a family of four living aboard our 1978 Fuji 40 sailboat SV Mosaic in Portland Oregon. We've been living aboard for almost 2 years, stationary here in Portland as we prepare to leave for long-term cruising. We are … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: August 2018
Since making the decision not to leave Portland and head up to the Puget Sound this year, we have been making good on our promise to ourselves to start really using the boat and having some fun! Vacations are for Sailing! Brenden had two weeks of vacation left for the year which we were saving … Continue reading Late Summer Adventures Away From The Dock
I'm late in getting this up but, in doing so, I'm developing the process by which I would like to manage our budget reports each month. So, bear with me. I'm sure this will be an evolving process. If you missed out on my previous Expense Report, where I detailed everything we've spent so far … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: July 2018
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
Hey guys. So, yeah, apparently my vow to write a blog post every week went out the window this month. We’ve just been SO busy lately with boat projects and planning a potential move to the Puget Sound, on top of our normal jobs, that I haven’t taken the time to sit down and update … Continue reading Should We Take the Leap?
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!
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!