72 hours nonstop sail What a great sail! We only motored 2 hours of the three day passage, sailing from Ua Pau, an island in the middle of French Polynesia’s Marquesas archipelago, to Rarioa, our first island in the Tuamotus … Continue reading Sharks and ants in Paradise!
We’re back on the move, sailing French Polynesia Continue reading Back in the saddle again
Never try to take down a Parasailor in 31 kts wind Continue reading 80% of the way observations
Fish killer While I’d love to fish more, we have completely full freezers with other proteins and veg, so I have to pace myself. We caught a small mahi mahi and were able to successfully pull the hook out and … Continue reading Fish killer, fruit & veg killer, 50% there & almost famous!
Engine troubles They say, a catamaran always has a full set of engine spares. Why? By default, we have a second engine, while most monohulls don’t. Often trawlers have a “get-home” engine, but not typically monohull sailboats. So, when we … Continue reading Dead engine, running 8 hours off course, and 20% of the way there
How to modernize your boat’s communications and safety equipment Continue reading Comms / Safety Equipment are a Chang’ing
Yes we are, or as well as we can be. What do we think you need to do when you get ready for a non-stop 3,000 mile passage? Passage planning While we intend to leave Panama from La Playita Marina, … Continue reading Ready for South Pacific Run Tomorrow?
So, after deciding not to sell the boat, we realized there were some things that were worth investing in to make our lives more comfortable. Has it been our 6th Haul Out? We hauled out Enjoy again (since 2019). There’s … Continue reading Spending the $ We Saved on Buying a New Boat
How to convert your boat’s cooktop to induction Continue reading Stovetop hack for portable induction burner
How to redesign the Lagoon helm seat for improved comfort and support as well as the bimini for visability. Continue reading New cushions, new bimini, and a redesigned helm seat