Month: March 2016

Engine Part 3b: Converting to Closed Cooling (the end)

At the end of my last post, the real time was early April 2015; I left off at a point where I was angry and frustrated at a small, hard-to-see, very stubborn piece of bronze. Sometimes there is no… Read More

New Saaaaaaaaaail!

Here are some things you’ll never hear on our boat: “Time to peel to the half-ounce.” “I don’t think there’s enough room at the committee boat.” “Hike, b*tches!” Here is something you will hear, hopefully often: “Let’s bust… Read More

Travel versus sailing

Among cruisers, there’s a tendency to self-categorize between those who sail to travel–experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, seeing new things;  and those who are in it for the sailing–feeling the breeze in your face, listening to the… Read More

Engine Part 3a: Converting to Closed Cooling (the beginning)

Until last spring and for the first 31 years of her existence, Milou’s engine cooled itself by sucking up water from the outside, circulating it through the engine and spitting the now-warmer water out of the exhaust. Up until… Read More

Fortunately, Kris is good at the sewing.

  Hey! I sewed something! Look at these beautiful…dishcloths! From there, it’s just a short leap to recovering the settee cushions, yes? Uhm……nah. There is zero question that I would have lost my mind trying to figure out… Read More