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Caribbean Woman. How to make a Swell Stopper and Oil Down

Sailing the Caribbean, making her first Oil Down, and building a Swell Stopper to reduce the rocking of the boat. Cara is learning to do it all! . . . . . .

Blowing it Out in Grenada

Haul outs, Fun on land, and sexy boat maintenance. It all has to be done. Sooner or later. . . . . .

Dirty Wenches? Dirty Winches? How to get them clean!

Step by step. How to clean sailing winches. Many thanks to Rokas from Lithuanian for his very detailed instructions. . . . . .

We are getting nervous

Our upcoming passage from Antigua to Grenada is very stressful. There is so much that needs to be done for safety and preparation. This will be our longest voyage without seeing land or stopping to rest. . . . . .

We are almost through the Thorny Path

Still having a “snotty” crossing today as we MOTOR east with eastern winds. The Thorny Path is beginning to “get old” (as the captain says). But we are so close to the end and then we can SAIL AGAIN!

We Need A Miracle

With a generator not working, we might have to cut our travels short and go back to the states. After trying to find someone to repair it to no avail, we really needed a miracle. Did we get it in Black Point, Bahamas?

Middle Ground, Bahamas is freaking scary

Middle Ground in the Bahamas is an area with crazy amounts of coral heads and we had to go through it while going to Highborne cay from Little Harbor. Time restraints did not allow for us to go around it. It was freaking scary as hell!

Big Blow You Say?

Gale Force Winds at Man O War Cay, Bahamas. We have located our Beneteau 40 sailboat in Man O War Cay to ride out our first big winter blow here in the Bahamas. The gale force winds started the night before and continued for 2 days. We made the VERYRead More …

Making the jump to the Bahamas

Crossing the Gulfstream from Lake Worth, FL to the Little Bahama bank at Memory Rock in our Beneteau 40 sailboat

Yikes We blew out our Mainsail

While sailing in some gusty winds in the Atlantic, the stitching torn on the connector for the in-mast roller mainsail. The sail was now loose from the ropes and flailing in the winds.  In this video what and what NOT to do when removing this type of mainsail and halyardRead More …

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