We have learned a lot about ourselves by choosing to quit our lives and go sailing. A stable home, lots of bills, cars that always needed something, and that calling for an adventure, because face it…everyday life in an office sucks. You work hard, you make somebody else rich, and they could care less if you lived or died. You trade your time for money, … Continue reading Life Lessons
“So, how is your trip to Key West going?”🏖 “We stopped some illegal lobster 🦞 fishing. Got attacked by a wayward dinghy at 4 am. A waterspout🌪dropped out of the sky and chased everyone in the mooring field. And, we managed to get dinner and drinks at Sloppy Joe’s. How are you doing? ” 🐬 So, here are our videos that we posted to Twitter … Continue reading “Hopefully somebody doesn’t drop a house on you!”
Okay, it has been a while since the last blog post. There has been a lot going on…..Let’s catch up, we hate it when they leave the good guy hanging on the side of a building and you have to watch 12 minutes of commercials to review that the hero is still stuck on the building for another week! Hope this keeps you interested for … Continue reading “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is”.
Today we took Bikini Bottom from Fort Lauderdale to Miami. Sailed at 6 knots on a beam reach most of the trip. We are in a safe harbor for the evening. Thought we would share the video! No motors! All wind today! Also, a special thanks to Las Olas Marina for their hospitality while we were there. Continue reading Ocean trials are a success!
These guys do solar, batteries, AC, and 80 other things. If you are looking to upgrade anything electrical on your boat. Try them out. We love our new AC systems! P.S. We are always looking for new gadgets, sailing tools, and gizmos to try. If you or your corporate entity wishes to sponsor or give a product to us to try out. Please send us … Continue reading And we’re off!
Yes, except for the stuff that is really nasty or cheaper to pay someone else. For the record, Adam did the engine swap over a period of 5 weeks. We basically gutted the whole boat and started from scratch. New engines, saildrives, props, rope cutters, bottom paint, Propspeed, though hulls, plumbing, raw water hoses, strainers, custom engine mounts from 6061 aluminum flat stock, and the … Continue reading Do you do all of your own work?
We did it! 2 new engines, 2 saildrives, 2 props, 2 rope cutters, auto pilot bracket, adjusted the steering, 4 coats of Odyssey 60 bottom paint, Glidecoat all over the whole boat, lots of electrical work, and no sleep for 6 weeks straight. We sail south after sea trials and making sure there are no other leaks, squeeks, creaks, or bleeps! Notice the other Manta … Continue reading Set Sail!
So, just a quick update. Time is money at the boatyard, so this post is brief… The new engines are ready to go in. Everything has been painted, cleaned, ceramic coated, and polished. As soon as the dust settles we will give a full rundown of what just happened! Please stay tuned! We set sail momentarily!!! ⛵⛵⛵⛵ Continue reading Happy Birthday Captain Adam! 🎂
We have waited, waited some more, waited again, and again, while continuing to wait, only to wait again….finally to only be delayed by Covid-19 🦠, a container ship 🚢 stuck in the Suez Canal, and…..then we stalked, tracked, calculated, surmised, and timed the arrival of The NYK Meteor to it’s port. Today is a grand, delightful, wonderful, happy, joyous, triumph, marvelous, spectacular day! The container … Continue reading “Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese -toasted, mostly”