Live Your Dream. Sail around the world.

its BROKE and there’s NO SPARE

Keeping a sailboat running and afloat is a constant, never-ending effort when you’re on a mission to sail around the world. An average day almost always contains some sort of boat maintenance. The problem is sometimes repairs require a technician or specialized tools. And in some countries there are no spare parts. Your options are to either fix it or well, fix it! The Philippines may have some of the most ingenious and skilled technicians we have come across to date. With some simple tools and a wealth of knowledge they were able to completely rebuild both our alternator and windlass. The added bonus? We saved thousands of dollars by not having a West Marine available. Winning.

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August 15, 2019

Hi from a wet and cold “typical” August in England! I just wanted to say that your videos are an inspiration to me to pursue my dreams of sailing the world. I have had a really bad few years with the loss of both parents and my wife leaving me. But when I am down, I re watch some of your past videos which always lift me out of the doldrums…..so thank you! I think with each video you post I am closer to chasing the same dream you are living right now. All I have to do is continue to believe that 55 is the new 40….stop having excuses and get on with living the next chapter of my life! Again thanks and I look forward to your next post. Best wishes Paul

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    Ben
    August 19, 2019

    Sorry to hear about the streak of bad luck. Sounds like there’s a real opportunity to change things up. 55? You’re a young chicken. We’ve seen folks in their 70’s cruising the world.

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