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.
<Written by Rachel> OK – finally sitting down to give you guys an update. I’m ashamed to say that we went the entire month of May without posting a blog update, which is the first month that we’ve missed posting even one blog post since we started. I’m a little bummed about that but it … Continue reading Settling Back into Our Boat-Life Routine
<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>> 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!?
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