Category Archive: Stories

Stories of our adventures, and things.

Jun 09 2015

Latest Additions to the Galley

So, we bought a few things to make life easier aboard. Hey, you can voyage without living like a pauper! Anyway, at the suggestion of Chuck and Laura of Lealea fame (website / YouTube page), we bought a coffee press, but not just any coffee press. This one is thermal! I noticed one on a video …

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Jun 09 2015

Our West Marine Debacle

I have waited for a while before writing about this in order to give me time to put it into perspective. We’ve been shopping at West Marine for about six years now. We made our first purchase late in 2009 when we bought our Columbia 26 and wanted to have GPS aboard. There was a …

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Mar 19 2015

Sailing to Catalina Island March 13, 2015

So we had been planning a trip to Catalina Island for several months, even before we found our new Morgan. After we bought the new boat, we thought it would be a great time for a shakedown cruise, and it would be great to get out of the office and away from the mainland for …

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Feb 20 2015

Update on Our New(er) Sailboat


So we were contacted by the previous owner of our Morgan 41 Out Island, letting us know that she had obtained the title and would have it waiting for us. We were excited, and I told her that we would meet her at 5:30 that evening. FINALLY we would have the paperwork complete and she …

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Feb 13 2015

About Our Morgan

So, we have now consummated the deal on our new(er) sailboat – a 1976 41 foot Morgan Out Island yacht.  She is a really roomy sailboat with a center cockpit and two heads.  She has a Volvo Penta turbo diesel in her, and will make 7.5 knots all day long. Although she needs a bit …

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Feb 10 2015

Sea Trial on the 1976 Morgan 41 Out Island

The time for us to take possession of our new(er) Morgan 41 Out Island sailboat is getting closer.  We drove down to where she is berthed on Saturday and went out on a sea trial with Captain Voyle Coleman.  We were impressed. So there is a lot of information on the Morgan found online.  Reviews, …

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Jan 20 2015

We’re Buying a New(er) Boat!


Okay, this has been in the planning for some time now.  We realized probably as early on as 2012 that our Columbia was not going to have enough room for the water and provisions that we planned on carrying for extended voyaging.  We want to carry at least six months of provisions and I wanted at …

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Jun 19 2014

2 years planning, 2 years sailing…was it worth it? ABSOLUTLY!!!

From an external source (unedited): For 2 years I planed, read, and refitted a boat to safely take me anywhere I’d like to go……And then I left, The route was unclear and vague, The boat was strong and reliable, but not ” perfect “. Yet when I turned the corner leaving the bay behind me …

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Jun 07 2014

What a Relaxing Day

Well, we made it to the marina – FINALLY! It was a nice evening. Started out this weekend with the idea that we were not going to do any work, but were only going to sit on our behinds and relax. We met David, a friend, on the docks. He had brought us a dinner …

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Jan 26 2014

Breakfast at the Marina


Morning has broken and we decided to head down to California Cafe for breakfast. A quaint little restaurant with a nice staff. Plenty of good food on the menu. We ordered eggs and sausage for me, and an omelet for her. We wait and she is intently playing on her computer. We'll do a review …

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