Staying in touch and getting weather offshore
Safety… How to get the right gear, and not go overboard…
Out of all of our preparations for cruising, deciding how to get our weather and stay in touch when offshore was one of our biggest debates. There are multiple options for this, with a wide range of price tags attached. The options we have been debating between are: SSB (Single Side Band Radio) Initial Cost: $5000-$6000 Recurring […]
Becoming Boat Owners!
Safety… How to get the right gear, and not go overboard… Literally, and figuratively. That’s what we’ve been struggling with lately… Well, the figuratively part at least. In this day and age, technology has come so far, and there are so many options for safety equipment – EPIRBs, to PLBs, MOB beacons, and satellite communications are […]
Boat Show Season!
Hi All! We have been working hard and staying busy these past few weeks, spending all of our energy and time working on boat projects, selling the condo and preparing the boat and ourselves for the journey ahead. In the mist of all this, we finally got a chance to get the video update out! In this episode, […]
Survey and Sea Trial on S/V Varuna
It’s that time of year… boat show season! We kicked off the season visiting the Portland Boat Show on opening day in mid-January. Since Portland isn’t a huge sailing mecca, the show was strongly geared towards powerboats and fishing boats. We wandered up and down all of the aisles, staring at the shiny motor boats wondering what […]
Sailboat shopping and making an offer!
After finding a boat we liked and making an offer on her which was accepted, there is much more work to be done before we can call Varuna our own. In this video we get down to the nitty gritty of buying a boat… or what happens AFTER you make an offer. First order of […]
Learning, searching and connecting…
Exciting stuff this week! We reconsider our options for making a sailboat purchase and decide to take a look at what’s available locally, instead of taking a big leap to the Mediterranean. After rethinking what we want in a boat, we decide that we may not want to go the production boat route, instead we look at […]
September 12, 2015: Hello from Colorado! I am currently in Grand Junction, CO for a family reunion and it’s beautiful here! In addition to the family gatherings and catching up, I have found some time to go and explore… Just a 15 minute drive from town is the Colorado National Monument, with amazing canyons, views […]