My depth sounder failed on me the day before hauling the boat out of the water – great timing! Replacing it was a little more work that I thought it’d be.
What’s your criteria when you select a boatyard for storage? Price? Location? Party opportunities? St. Kitts Marine Works is by far cheaper than anything else I’ve found and central to most islands.
Boatyard Fever: like Cabin Fever, but while living aboard your boat in a boatyard. It’s been five weeks and I can’t take it any longer – I need to get wet!
People often ask me how I rest while my sailboat is still sailing and I’m all alone. A wind vane is the answer – and Cape Horn is the model I’ll swear by.
For a long time I ignored how I would handle a family emergency while I was out cruising…and then that day came when I had to address it.
It appeared to be just a myth when I bought my boat. I was warned that I shouldn’t fall into the trap of just tinkering on the boat the rest of my life.
We’ve been through this before…I get focused on boat projects and no one hears from me for weeks. This is what I’ve done since my last update.
Well, I think next month is it…when I’ll be back in the water and headed south. Like really far south. For those who have been wondering where I’ve been, here’s an update.
Day one as in, my first day as a civilian. This was my last week as an active duty Air Force officer. Now on to the boatyard working on my sailboat!
Well it’s been one week since Saoirse came out of the water for some final projects before taking me around South America. Living in a boatyard is definitely…different.