mods & maintenance

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lets go sailing

New Rigging, Nav Gear and Crew, Its Time To Sail

July 9, 2017 41

I keep thinking one day Jason is going to wake up, look me square in the eye and say, “Nikki, I…

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sailing around the world prep

Pulling The Stick, Getting Rigged & A Fresh Bottom

July 6, 2017 54

There is so much going on, I don’t even know where to begin…but it’s safe to say we’re doing a ton…

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busted line sailing repairs

Busted a Line, No Problem

June 6, 2017 41

We’ve been told the definition of sailing life is repairs in exotic locations.  We’re learning just how true this statement is….

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sailboat tech why lithium batteries

Sailboat Tech – Lithium Batteries & Why We Chose Them

March 12, 2017 82

There is an old saying that batteries don’t die, they are killed.  Sadly, this is true and we are guilty as…

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Sailboat Projects Part 2 – This is it, or so we hope

November 22, 2016 35

Working on the boat has been an unexpected rollercoaster of emotions filled with triumphs and road blocks. Of course, every time…

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best dinghy for cruising

Dinghy Swap – From Plush to Practical

November 13, 2016 64

Coming from the world of RV travel we called our Smart car our Dinghy. From our experience, we put nearly as…

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its all about the prep

Sailboats & Hurricanes – Its All About The Prep

November 9, 2016 27

I was raised in the plains of West Texas where dust storms, tornadoes and hail the size of softballs were all…

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sailboat projects

Sailboat Projects – Gettin’ Up, Down, Dirty & Stinky

November 1, 2016 56

Our shakedown cruise is over and it’s time to bust out the tools again.  The past several weeks have been a…

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catamaran service

Shoving Off & What we learned from our Sailboat Service

September 11, 2016 106

We’re beyond committed to this new chapter of our lives, we’re all in.  The piggy banks have been smashed and anything…

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sailing lifestyle q&a

4 Months as Live Aboard Sailors – Q&A

September 4, 2016 104

Green is a word used to represent many things.  A color, being eco-friendly, a political group, Kermit the frog and in…