Living Aboard – Lessons learned and a great weekend of sailing

Living Aboard – Lessons learned and a great weekend of sailing

We have now lived aboard for 2 weeks.  Still early and though many have done this for years, I think the first few weeks are the biggest adjustment.  We’ve gone from 3000 square feet to 300 square feet and though we though the adjustment would be easy, things on a boat just take longer.  Whether its fixing a water pipe or fixing a gin and tonic, things just take longer  Just getting ice for the gin and tonic now includes…

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Soggy Decks and Rotten Bulkhead

Soggy Decks and Rotten Bulkhead

November 2017 Hauled the boat out in Bellingham for some repairs.  We had some soggy deck core on the starboard side and a rotten bulkhead that the chainplates connect to.  The chainplates hold the cables that hold the mast in place.  Very important.  We started with disassembling the cabinetry. You can see the dark spot and some water coming from under the chainplate on the left.  All that cabinetry must come out. The bulkhead is made of some plywood sandwiched…

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The Hatching of a Great Idea…

The Hatching of a Great Idea…

About ten years ago, we decided we wanted to see more of the world.  For some reason, we decided that sailing would be the best way to accomplish that.  I’ve done some sailing with my parents on a local lake so I already know pretty much everything I need to know to sail the worlds oceans right?  And Sonni is from Wyoming so she clearly knows everything about living on the ocean.  So we hatched the plan.  We took off…

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