What’s in a name?

When we bought her, she was named Free to Roam. A concept we loved – the ability to move about unhindered, to explore, adventure and experience new things. But the sound when we spoke it fell flat on our lips. We realized that we weren’t saying Free to Roam when we spoke about her, but “the boat”. And such a…

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Exactly.

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless

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Engine Troubles

From Day 1 Leela’s engine has run like a top. Although over 30 years old, the engine has relatively low hours and has been well maintained. However unbeknownst to us, there was an inherent flaw that was about to cause us some trouble and major expenses. This all happened at end of October 2014. We needed to sail the boat…

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Purchasing Leela

Purchasing this classic beauty was a whirlwind. Luckily we both agreed we absolutely loved the old school double ender sailboats with bowsprits. Something about that bowsprit makes us both dream of jumping into turquoise waters from its tip.  We also rationalized our illogical romanticism with the reality that we are not expert sailors by any means so a heavy displacement…

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