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We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

3103, 2020

Is Coppercoat the Best Antifouling for Your Boat?

March 31st, 2020|Blog Posts, Words|

CopperCoat antifouling bottom coating is a very polarizing topic. While researching what antifouling bottom paint to use on our Tartan 37 we heard everything from "It's Magic!" to "It's Snake oil".  Surprisingly we didn't hear a whole lot of opinions in the middle, which only made the decision making process more difficult...

2103, 2020

What’s the deal with Centerboards?

March 21st, 2020|Blog Posts, Words|

Most of you who have followed our journey for some time are familiar with our somewhat infamous centerboard issue, where we ran aground in the Illinois river in 8' of water when our boat should only draw 4'. We'd like to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about the pros and cons of the centerboard system and shed some light on how we've been using it with real life examples.

1303, 2020

How to Prepare your Boat for Dry Storage over Hurricane Season

March 13th, 2020|Blog Posts, Words|

Storing your boat away for hurricane season is a daunting task. There's not much you can really do if Mother Nature conjures up her worst, but with proper planning and solid preparation you'll sleep better knowing you did your best -- and short of suffering the direct hit of a cat 4 or cat 5 hurricane -- your boat should survive!

3008, 2019

Monthly Cruising Budget: June | Month 12 – Summer Haul Out & Off-season Vanlife

August 30th, 2019|Financial Fridays, Monthly Cruising Budget, Words|

Where as April and May were normal-ish, June was an absolutely wild ride: It completed our first full year living aboard the boat; we bought a van and named him Chip; we hauled the boat out of the water for hurricane season and drove north to help Lauren's parents move out of her childhood home, and attended our first electronic music festival.  

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