Leela Re-Naming Paarty!!!

May 30th, 2015 will go down in history as one of the best ever. First off it was Emmanuel’s birthday. Second, we decided to host a boat renaming ceremony and boat-warming party. The combination of celebrating the past 6 months of intense work, our boat launching and birthday celebration with our best friends were all we could ever ask for.…

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Fixing Leaks – Dorade Vent edition

The dorades in our boat must have leaked from the first rainfall or saltwater splash. When we started going through the boat with toothpicks we realized the ceiling in the bathroom was completely saturated with water and soft. We ripped it out since there was no possibility to salvage it and it looked terrible. With the ceiling off we went above…

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Splash!!

Did you know you can actually feel really drunk from a complete and sustained lack of sleep? No alcohol required! Think of the savings! Our last 5-day push was borderline impossible and somehow we achieved enough of our goals that we were able to keep our appointment with the crane to put Leela back in the water. The night before…

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Sail Loot Interview

I’ve been listening to the fairly new Sail Loot podcast created by Teddy J down in Atlanta for about 2 months now. Teddy is a mechanical engineer like me and he and his wife share dreams of cruising on a sailboat. To satisfy his itch and learn as much as possible, he created a podcast where he interviews people who…

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Arts and Crafts and Leaks!

There are many tasks on the boat that can be re-framed into arts and crafts. I love art nights and have been missing these night with my friends lately since we’ve been spending so much of our time working on the boat. I was reminded of this reading a post from a new virtual sailing friend, Leah over on their…

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