Looking around the engine room onboard Cochise. Access is fantastic to all major systems and equipment.
Cochise's Upper Helm
The flybridge of Cochise is a work in progress. Steve Dashew plans to change its configuration after voyaging from New Zealand to Ft Lauderdale. Everything is going to move around or be gone. Lessons learned after many sea miles.
Bill and The Dashews
Spent a delightful day with Steve and Linda Dashew on FPB 78-1 in Ft Lauderdale.
International Workboat Show
Getting the latest updates from Bob T of Bell Power Systems, NE distributor of John Deere marine engines.
On the way to French Polynesia.
A whale mid-Pacific
While we saw nothing manmade in our 3,400-mile crossing, the sea was alive around us 24/7. What a wonderful world.
I went along on what will likely be the last sail of the year. Boats that have not gone south are being winterized and properly stored. This past Saturday we brought a Hallberg-Rassy to its winter yard at Herrington Harbour North in Deale, MD.
And today I help bring a Selene 40 trawler over to Jabin Yacht Yard in Annapolis for hauling and shrink wrap. It’s that time of year.
In Part 2, we identify some of the fees, rates, and fixed expenses of cruising. Knowing these up front really helps when creating a budget for extended cruising. The value of the cruising experience is worth every penny, of course, but it’s important to know ahead of time what you’ll need to keep going.
We start a new series that explores the cost of cruising. No matter what boat you own, there are certain expenses you will incur on an annual basis for maintenance. These are important to keep the boat cruise worthy.
A movie worth watching, about a remarkable couple who went above and beyond the dreams of normal sailors. Whether it was to circumnavigate Antarctica, or follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook, this family lived a life at sea.