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 […]
Time to get some gear!
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 […]
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 […]
So how the heck do we do this?!
September 11, 2015: Hello! Decided to try a video update this time…
Graduate Cruising, a Beautiful Evening Sailing on the Columbia River
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 […]
August 27, 2015: After completing ASA 101 and 103, we were dying to get more time out on the water and on a boat. Lucky for us, Passion Yachts offers Monday night Graduate Cruising sessions. For just $90, you get two consecutive 3-hour sailing classes on Monday evenings with the guidance of an instructor – a […]
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 […]