• My Pros and Cons of Buying a 30 Year Old Sailboat

    Pros Cons Buying Year Sailboat

    Let me first start buy saying this is my first blog. I will try and get better at it over time. We bought a boat with the wrong layout - problem number one! Read more

    Posted on 29 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Not All Sailors Are Created Equal

    Sailors Created Equal

    We got our little Walker Bay 8’ dingy in the water yesterday and let me just say it was a complete and utter FAILURE (but fun). I’m glad the canal was empty... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • a Day on the Water


    Well it was more like 30 minutes and it wasn’t a sailboat, it was our dingy. A dingy came with our sailboat when we bought her, she was pretty rough and needed ... Read more

    Posted on 26 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • After All I Am Just a Girl

    After Just Girl

    Yes I like flowers, massages, pretty clothes and walls. I finally got that little flutter in my heart today. Carl has started to put up the walls of our master... Read more

    Posted on 19 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Looking Good

    Looking Good

    Just found some pictures that I forgot to post. Carl likes things to be perfect and “pretty”, guess that’s the mega yacht captain coming out in him. Read more

    Posted on 15 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Refit Update

    Refit Update

    Took big C to the boat this arvo to check on the progress, we are so close I can smell the seagull poop. A floor for the anchor locker/ sail storage area. Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Busy Bees

    It has been a busy couple of weeks for all of us. My mum has come into town for 5 weeks from Maroochydore Australia. We filled the car us with all sorts of... Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Hell of a Road Trip

    Hell Road Trip

    Yep it has literally been hell! We (mum, me and the girls) have been on the road for almost a week now. We can only manage about 4 hours a day in the car... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • We Take It Day by Day


    Every day that goes by we are a small step further to leaving. Carl put in the engine room insulation to help with the sound in the girl’s room. I was rather... Read more

    Posted on 07 April 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Making Lemonade

    Making Lemonade

    We are finally making some headway on the boat and getting some rewards. Carl is putting the primer on the outside. He’s feeling a little discouraged but I thin... Read more

    Posted on 18 March 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Dad’s Are Great

    Dad’s Great

    Carl is the official jungle gym of the family. Mummies are for kissing and cuddles! So when a slide or step is needed, then daddy is your man! we love you... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Great Stanchion Company

    We have on order stanchions from White Water Marine we haven't received the product yet but all I can say is how great it is to get back a quote same day and... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • She Fits


    Nothing like a couple of blokes and a bright blue engine in close quarters. Read more

    Posted on 05 March 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Our Lovely Engine Room

    Lovely Engine Room

    Here are some pictures I took with my phone this morning. It's a big day, the motor is going in!!! I think my husband has an obsession with "clean" surfaces.... Read more

    Posted on 04 March 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • a Family of Bums

    Family Bums

    We are officially unemployed... well sort of.We have sold the majority of our business and in a couple of weeks Carl will be working on the boat full time YIPEE! Read more

    Posted on 03 March 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Smallest Range on Earth

    Smallest Range Earth

    We have happily spent a fortune on a fancy easy bake oven! I knew it was going to be small but now I'm questioning my measuring skills.My new ENO Gascogne 3... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Sails


    Still working on replacing the sun cover on our sails. Taking me a lot longer than expected. The person who did it previously didn't remove the old cover so... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Bow and Bulkhead


    The bulkhead between the anchor locker and master is done. We're going to put in a small access door between them both. We took out the old sliding hatch into... Read more

    Posted on 11 February 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Bread Woes

    Bread Woes have officially been kneaded, risen, punched down, risen, punched down, risen and baked. I punched the guts out of you and yet I'm the one who... Read more

    Posted on 08 February 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA
  • Video: Exterior Refit Update

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    Posted on 25 January 2013 OUTDOORS, SEA