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One Boat for Another

We are moving out of the country and need to sell absolutely everything. We struggled buying this 23′ motorboat 3 years ago. “Should we buy it or save for an extended sailing trip?” In the end, it was a great decision – It got us places quickly, one of our main requirements. We worked all week […]


Fish Utopia

Its interesting how one day one particular lure works like a hot damn then, the next day not a single bite on that same lure. The other night was the same; Lines in the water by 4:30pm. Not a single bite until 6:30. By 7pm, at sunset, I had three fish in the cooler. Just […]


Can’t Keep em Off!

I don’t even know where to begin. After the first few fishing trips where we came home empty handed, it has been nothing but bliss the last few trips. So much for the old mantra of fishing: Relaxing, Drinking Beer. It has been non stop every time I’m out. It is extremely busy when out […]


Who Stole the Fish?

Turns out there are no more salmon in our ocean. Went out last Saturday and Sunday and caught nothing but Dogfish and every variety of Rock Cod. A few pics to tell the story. Started the day off with a complimentary Grey Whale sighting. I hate to say it, but all those tourists got ripped […]


Lessons Learned Living on a Boat

The boating community is full of friendly people. Everyone waves. Everyone talks to each other on the dock. Travelling by boat is optimal; You simply move your house to the next bay, next cove. All of your clothes, dishes and food go with you. And, if your boat is big enough, you don’t even need […]


After a great night at the Powel River marina we headed out to, what we thought, was a decent haul up to Desolation Sound. We were cruising along, poking our head into a couple little coves when we suddenly rounded a corner and all of a sudden a mother Orca with her child surfaced in […]


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 […]


Shakedown Cruise

Our first shakedown cruise is done. Last weekend was a doozy. First, we got the boat in the water, tested out the anchor while enjoying a few beverages. Finally we cruised about 20 minutes to a local island and grabbed a mooring ball for our first overnight stay. Everything worked except for two incidents. First, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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