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  • Hello,​ Roaring 20s!

    As I sit here attempting to encapsulate everything that happened over the span of 12 months, I feel like time passed by in a blink. I have spent the last weeks of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 trying to write this very blog. Usually, I am inspired by recent events and can not wait to […] More

  • Gifts for Sailors on your Christmas List

    TweetWondering what to buy for the Sailor on your shopping List?   Here are a twelve Ideas for the sailor on your list…click any of them for more information, to order, or for some other ideas! Remember, if the sailors on your list may be full time cruisers, they only… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Cleaning a Sailboat Hull Underwater; How do the Pros do it so Fast?!?

    TweetCleaning a sailboat Hull, underwater, and the tools that you need: Cruisers around the world have different ways of cleaning their hull. Different tools, different process, and techniques. But how do the professionals do it? The ones who are paid to do it and want to do it quickly and… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Destination: Staycation

    When I was a kid, my family had a trailer that we would not only take on far-away adventures but also, on occasion, take to the beach which was a 5-minute drive from our house at Seacliff Beach, in Aptos California. I must admit, as silly as it seems those were some of my favorite […] More

  • Whale Strike on a Sailboat -What If you hit a whale while sailing??

    Tweet It is actually extremely rare that a whale intentionally sinks a sailboat. But an accidental collision with a whale can leave a sailboat damaged and cause the loss of its rudder. It does seem though, that there is an increase in incidences of sailboats hitting whales. Part of that… Click here for full post: […] More

  • How to Repair a Bulkhead On a Sailboat to Support Titanium Chainplates

    TweetPatrick rebuilds the starboard bulkhead where the titanium chainplates attach to. He explains a bit about why we upgraded to titanium chainplates when we lost the mast and replaced everything from the chainplates to the mast, and everything that attaches to the mast. He gets to ripping out old tabbing,… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Titanium Chainplates on Sailboats…

    Tweet        Titanium Chainplates on Sailboats started to be installed on sailboats, before Brick House was dismasted in 2011, because that’s when we replaced our stainless steel chain plates with titanium chainplates, titanium Clevis pins, titanium tangs, and although we were semi early adopters, we were not the… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Our Boat Cat Lily, and our new kitten, Coati.

    TweetLily was our boat cat. We got her when she was barely 8 weeks old, and the boat has always been her home. She was afraid on land. She liked it best when we were underway and flying fish were presenting themselves to her for dinner. She liked standing on… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Replacing Anchor Chain, Anchor Windlass, and Chain Locker Modifications

    Tweet Replacing Anchor Chain, Anchor Chain Windlass, and Chain Locker Modifications we made to Sailboat Brick House. We finally found ourselves replacing anchor chain on Brick House. It was a long time coming…the anchor chain is 26+ years old and was getting rusty… so it was a much needed upgrade!… Click here for full post: […] More

  • “Is There a Button for That?”

    Although we have already technically entered into the fall season, here in Southern California we are guaranteed a few extra weeks of the warm summer sun. We decided to make the most of our fleeting opportunities to sail to the islands by inviting my family on a weekend trip to Santa Cruz Island – which would also […] More

  • Pirates, Opportunistic Fisherman, or Just Thirsty? A Quiz…

    TweetPirates or Opportunistic Fisherman (or thirsty, innocent fisherman) and a quiz… Pirates? Opportunistic fisherman? Innocent fisherman just looking for water or booze? How do you know? What do you do when you feel you could be in a position to be attacked? You can’t just over-react, be paranoid, and shoot… Click here for full post: […] More

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