*Full disclosure here: we didn’t actually plan our first trip, it was planned for us & we jumped on it: Ten months after purchasing our boat and putting in a … Continue reading Planning a Trip*
We got our boat in late fall 2017 with the goal of taking her to the San Juans in the summer of 2018. At the time, it was a fairly … Continue reading In Praise of the Yacht Club
for·ti·tude ˈfôrdəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun courage in pain or adversity. synonyms: courage, bravery, endurance, resilience, mettle, moral fiber, strength of mind, strength of character, strong-mindedness, backbone, spirit, grit, true grit, steadfastness; informal guts We started thinking about names for the boat immediately after handing over a … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Leaving and pulling into our slip is always a high stress situation. We are a 40′ boat – technically more if you count the swim platform and dingy hanging off … Continue reading Communication on a Boat
We bought our boat in Olympia, Washington and needed to bring it up to Lake Union in Seattle. A 24 nm trip that took about 8 hours. We brought along … Continue reading The Delivery Run
I wish we actually had some good advice about having dogs on a boat, but we’re still learning how to deal with them. All three of them! We’ve got two … Continue reading Dogs on a Boat
While sitting in a high school parking lot waiting to pick our daughter up from the SAT exams, my husband was scrolling through Yachtworld and saw a great looking boat … Continue reading We Accidentally Bought a Trawler