Just us and 1000 other boats…
Sailboats use “anti-fouling” paints on under the water to stop, or at least slow down things growing on the hull. Without the paint, hard growth such as barnacles, and soft growth (plants/sea weed/slime) happily attaches to the hull and grows. The developing forest makes it harder for the boat to move through the water, slowing Continue Reading
A project in the works for a long time adds a big element of redundancy to our autopilot.
Fifteen days and 4,100km
It’s a bittersweet night as I write this. Our shipper has moved up our ship date by a week and turned a scramble to get ready into a frenzy. All the scrambling has meant less blog posting than we’d like. The British Columbia coast is so beautiful and we have so many good friends here. Continue Reading
Part one of our April sailing adventures
We had a number of boat projects on the “to-do” list this winter as we hunkered down at the dock, and I’m going to try and put together some blog posts to cover them as we often get asked for details on these things from other sailors. Some of these were inside the boat and Continue Reading
Join us for a boat tour!
This is a bit out of order (as it all happened before we went to Roscoe Inlet), but we haven’t really had a chance to explain what we’ve been talking about with the engine mounts and what all happened. So here goes. We had left Shearwater/Bella Bella to travel to the outer islands and work Continue Reading
Our watermaker is working!