Breakdowns, Failed Repairs and Struggles in Zihuatanejo… Because when it rains, it pours!
Out of the Harbor and Back on the Ocean, but now with Boat Troubles… (Part 2)
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 […]
Finally…. Out of the Harbor and Back on the Ocean! (Part 1)
After 6 weeks between hotels and a torn apart boat in the boatyard, we slept so well at the quite anchorage of Cueva Valdez, away from land, hanging on our new Rocna anchor. We wanted to get an early start, because we had a long day of sailing ahead. Our goal was to make it up to […]
Stop! The boat just broke!
After six long weeks in the boatyard, we could not be more excited to be back out sailing again! After arriving in the Ventura Harbor Boatyard on August 14, we were originally told repairs to our broken bowsprit (you can read all about what happened here) would take 1-3 weeks. Well, as of September 26 […]
“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 […]
The Circle of Lifelines
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 […]
Let the Boat Projects Begin!
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 […]
Survey and Sea Trial on S/V Varuna
We are starting to work on Varuna to get her all ready to sail South! Join us as we start to get our hands dirty and get our first taste of boat projects! We start small, with some easy and fun projects… Giving Varuna a good wash down, getting our dinghy and measuring our anchor […]
Cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge
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 […]
Engine repairs, fish catching and SAILING to Santa Barbara: Sailboat Delivery, part II
Sunday, December 6, 2015: We complete the final leg of our sailboat delivery, finalizing out delivery from Marina Del Rey to San Francisco. Join us as we hang out in Santa Barbara, get some smooth sailing around Point Conception, and bash out of Monterey Bay! We arrive in San Francisco just in time for an […]
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 […]