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Category: Sailboats

  • Survey, Haulout, and We Bought A Sailboat!

    Survey, Haulout, and We Bought A Sailboat!

    We bought a sailboat! …actually we bought a floating tiny home. But we’re fine if everyone calls it a sailboat. 🙂 After all, she does sail, float, and bob around. It’s been a solid year and a half journey getting here with a few challenges, ample joy, and many lessons learned. Every step has been…

  • Sell the House, Buy A Sailboat (Fail)

    Sell the House, Buy A Sailboat (Fail)

    So the last four weeks have been complete topsy turvy for the whole world, and especially for us. Just when we sold our house, we put an offer in on a sailboat – a sailboat we planned to live on and travel in (the Morgan 45). Selling the house was the easy part. Buying the…

  • Getting Schooled: American Sailing Association 101

    Getting Schooled: American Sailing Association 101

    Seeing as though we’re shopping for a sailboat, we should probably learn how to sail. We recently complete ASA 101, which the first certified sailing lesson from the American Sailing Association. Surprisingly, sailing is (can be) quite simple. There are a few ropes…eh hum, “lines” and “sheets” to pull and a big steering wheel. If…

  • Corona Virus, a Lagoon 380, and a Business Update

    Corona Virus, a Lagoon 380, and a Business Update

    First, I hope you’re staying safe and staying sane during this time of isolation. We’ve been locked up for two weeks now, and I’m beyond stir crazy! Hopefully, last week’s video can bring you some escape! Lagoon 380 Lagoon is one of the top-producing catamarans (a two-hulled sailboat). It’s well-known for creature-comforts, and Nancy loves…

  • Time to Sell, Time to Relax

    Time to Sell, Time to Relax

    Our life has been hectic in the last 2 months. Layered underneath all the sailboat shopping (see the Catalina 400 review or this Catalina 42 mkii walkthough) has been the need to sell all of our stuff! And boy, has it been an emotional roller coaster! It’s been one heck of a journey trying to…

  • Is a 42-Foot Sailboat Big Enough to Liveaboard?

    Is a 42-Foot Sailboat Big Enough to Liveaboard?

    In our last episode, we explored two 42-foot sailboats – the Jeanneau Voyage 12.5 and the Hunter 420 (see below). Both boats are large enough to sail the Gulf of Mexico (our current home waters), Coastal Atlantic, and one of the boats already has an Atlantic crossing under her belt. But is a 42-foot sailboat…

  • Catalina 400 mkII, Shopping for a Floating Home

    Catalina 400 mkII, Shopping for a Floating Home

    The Catalina 400 mkII was a beautiful boat to walk through, and we really enjoyed looking at it. Last week, we released our 14th episode, which was a video boat tour of the Catalina 400 mkII. In previous previous reviews, we saw a Catalina 350 and a Catalina 42. Now, the 400 – right in…

  • Catalina 42 Mkii – Boat Review and Video Tour

    Catalina 42 Mkii – Boat Review and Video Tour

    The Catalina 42 was our first look at a sailboat over 40 feet and our first look at one of the Catalina Yachts in this size range. Previously, we explored the Beneteau 361 and the Catalina 350, but we felt their space limitations when considering them as long-term cruising sailboats. The Catalina 42 is a…

  • Catalina 350 Boat Tour, We Have a Decision

    Catalina 350 Boat Tour, We Have a Decision

    In the words of the Catalina 350 designer, Gerry Douglas, “This boat is for a couple with kids.” And after taking this quick Catalina 350 boat tour, we agree. However, we’re not sure if it’s for full-time living with kids – maybe weekends and week-long trips. The Catalina 350 is not the biggest sailboat (we…

  • Beneteau Sailboat – Full Tour of the Beneteau 361

    Beneteau Sailboat – Full Tour of the Beneteau 361

    We really loved this Beneteau sailboat, but we’re not sure what to think about it as an option for living aboard. That’s where this full boat tour of the Beneteau 361 comes into play. When you don’t know what you’re doing, I find it’s best to just go ahead and start doing. That’s what we’re…

  • I Have Two Questions, Can You Help Us Out?

    I Have Two Questions, Can You Help Us Out?

    We’re still building the business, and we took our first sail. Now we’re ready to find (start looking for) the right sailboat, but we’d like to know your thoughts. So here’s a quick recap, a recent Q and A, and two quick questions (bottom of post) I’d love for you to answer! ? Quick Recap…

  • First Time Sailing – The Oday 35

    First Time Sailing – The Oday 35

    “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” Thanks for the quote Willa Cather, but seeing this was our first time sailing as a family, we preferred the calm evening on this Oday 35. We were so pumped to go on this sail with captain Ken from Let’s Go Sailing…

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