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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Time to get some gear!

September 23, 2015: Happy first day of Fall! Well now that we have a crew position confirmed, we need gear!  This past week I have been searching and shopping for offshore life vests, tethers and foul weather gear.  I’m happy to report that after several trips to West Marine, REI, lots of online shopping and finding […]

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So how the heck do we do this?!

September 4, 2015: The recent days and weeks have been filled with lots of discussions, thinking and stress trying to figure out exactly how we should pursue our goal of wandering the globe.  For the most part, we have decided that sailing would the most sustainable long-term option where we can keep our costs fairly low […]

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Sailing Lessons!

August 7, 2015: So what do you do if you want to buy a sailboat and sail around the world, but you’ve never, ever, not even once been on a sailboat before once in your life?  Take sailing lessons of course! My partner and I have talked about how awesome sailing around the world sounds ever since we […]

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