Breakdowns, Failed Repairs and Struggles in Zihuatanejo… Because when it rains, it pours!

While cruising, there are moments of absolute joy and splendor where we can’t believe how lucky we are to be out here in our floating home in these amazing places… And then there’s those times when we think, what did we get ourselves into, and the saying, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong” seems […]

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Stop! The boat just broke!

“Stop!  The boat just broke!”  Those were the words that I yelled out to Ty from the bow of Varuna at about 10:30 PM this past Saturday night…  Not the way we had expected our night to turn out. We had just said goodbye to life near shore after a week or so in Santa […]

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Halyard How-To!

Hey guys!  As promised, here’s an in-depth look at how we replaced our halyard, and more importantly, figured out how to splice line! We had a really tough time trying to put an eye splice in the low-stretch sta-set line.  We tried multiple kinds of fids and struggled and struggled!  Eventually we found the Splicing […]

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The Circle of Lifelines

Got rusty lifelines?  No worries, you can redo them… It’s the circle of lifelines! Replacing our lifelines on board was one of our highest priority items that we HAD to do before leaving Portland, taking on the big blue Pacific and sailing south. It turns out, this was one of our simplest boats projects to […]

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Engine repairs, fish catching and SAILING to Santa Barbara: Sailboat Delivery, part II

Friday, November 20, 2015: Hey guys!  Join us as we learn all about diesel engines and fuel systems while stranded in Chanel Islands Harbor Marina.  We get the engine working again, get back under way and actually get the sails up! Yay!  We also hook a couple tasty fish and make fish tacos! Check it out, and subscribe […]

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