Hurricane Matthew Hits Beaufort, South Carolina Compared to what he did to Haiti, Matthew treated Beaufort, South Carolina with kid gloves. Every moment of our “ordeal” my mind returned to Haiti. With every gust that seemed unsurvivable, I remembered pictures of the devastation there. Those pictures set us up to expect bad things here. We […]
Do It Yourself and How To
If you choose the boating life you will, at some time, end up doing it yourself. Here's guidance on how to do it yourself.
12 Hurricane Prep Actions that Helped Get Us Through Hurricane Matthew Take down all canvas. Take down roller furled sails, take down the main. Yes it’s a lot of work, but those with canvas up fared far worse than those without. FENDERS, FENDERS, FENDERS – tie them to both sides and to the the toe […]
The name of the game around here is freedom. To add to ours, Tom decided we had to have the ability to work on the bottom of the boat in a way that left us free of the expense of hauling her every time we needed to paint, repair, remove or install something that lives […]
The need to replace Sunshine’s stuffing box (the seal between the propeller shaft and the hull), coupled with our reluctance to give away money and Tom’s guiding principle: Become Utterly Independent, resulted in our pulling off a maneuver that was dubbed “cooler than ice cream.” This article is part of a three part series: Intentional […]