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Desolation Sound part 2

I’d written this a while back but lack of internet and a great vacation got in the way. Finally a completed post of what I’d started in Desolation Sound… We’re at anchor in Squirrel Cove, Desolation Sound. It’s midnight. I can hear a small set of rapids entering due to a tide change. It’s peaceful. Serene. […]

Sheridan 2014

It’s been a while since August 1st long weekend. Only one month I suppose. What brings us here? A few weeks of living on a boat with no real internet combined with too much Summer fun. Tardy but amazing memories from this weekend….  

Idiot at the Helm

First shakedown cruise is behind us. The word “epic” comes to mind. Everything that could break, did break. From simple stuff like the Stand Up Paddle board pump, fresh water pump to the engine. For me, the worst part was a massively simple mechanical mistake. I had done an oil change a month or so ago. An […]

Hole in The Water

Boat – A hole in the water you dump money into. There are endless corny boat jokes; The two happiest days of a boat owner’s life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Boat unit – A $1,000 repair bill.   That latter might actually be true. Pulled the boat […]

Endless Boat Work

Pfewf. 80% of the boat tasks are done. At least those tasks that needed to be completed while the boat was out of the water. As I was putting on the last of the zinks I looked down at the license plate and notice it was expired. That remains the last task prior to taking […]

Change of Seasons

April always surprises me. It’s the end of ski season and the transition to boating season. Ski season was rather lack luster this year. Not a huge amount of snow and variable conditions everytime we went up. I think we had one semi-powder weekend where it had dumped a couple days prior to our arrival. […]

What a Weekend

Wow. I don’t know how to begin to explain last weekend except to say awesome and crazy. We had taken Monday off to create a 3 day weekend and although we had planned to leave Friday, thunderstorms and unsettled weather caused us to change our mind and we didnt get rolling until Sat Morning. Saturday […]

D Arcy Island

  Had a fantastic Canada day last weekend. We took off on the boat for a day trip with our friends Bay & Adam to D’Arcy Island. I had been there many years ago on my family’s sailboat. I was still a child back then and vividly remember the stories we dreamt up. D’arcy island […]

Installing a Heat Exchanger

New to this site? Start with what we’re up to and why we’re trying to Sail Around the World. I’ve written this post to perhaps try to help others who are trying to install a fresh water cooling system. I’m by no means a mechanic. Quite the opposite, I sit in front of a computer […]

Lowrance Elite 5 Depthsounder & GPS

I had mentioned previously that we chose to go with the LOWRANCE Elite 5 Fishfinder/Chartplotter. I finally picked up a unit from West Marine today. I’m pretty excited to have this unit on the Sweet Chariot as I have never had precise depth contours while fishing. I guess now I don’t have any more excuses why I’m not […]

Work Continues

We’re making progress. Stove is in after making some modifications to the countertop. More pictures on that later. Bottom paint is now also done including the waterline thanks to Ash. I don’t have time to tape a waterline. Zincs are all replaced. Port trim tab is back on after the gelcoat hairline repair. Trailer is […]

Boat Work

Boats are a hell of a lot of work! I suppose its no less than renovating a house, but for some reason, anytime I think of ‘boating’ I think of laying on a beach drinking white wine or a few bears. Not applying toxic bottom paint, changing zincs, cleaning, waxing or installing a heat exchanger. […]

Enjoy Life

  I’ll be honest; We struggle with the work-life balance. Our friends sometimes mention that we are constantly be working. They are right. We do spend a lot of our time working or thinking about work. I always have the next project brewing in my head while finishing another. The same goes for Ashley; She’s […]

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