Today was a bad news day for Party of Five. Not only was it a bad news day, but I have to eat crow to the old grey beards sitting at the dock. Its official, saildrives suck camel ass when things go wrong. I might even upgrade that to sucking Elephant ass. So as you may remember from a previous… Read more →
Month: February 2016
Jobs – No not the kind you pay for on the street!
Well its been a week and Teddy is beginning to settle in to life in the boat yard. Although its evident that he is becoming frustrated with boat work. He keeps muttering and shaking his head, talking about how he would like to finish just “One Job. Can’t we start one job and finish it”! I have spent 10… Read more →
The Power of 2!
As many of you know, my father joined me this week to lend a much needed hand. Not only did he lend a hand, but he has become the tincture to help balance out things. You see, up to this point I have been working 14-16 hour days and things have been VERY unbalanced. I haven’t been eating regularly, sleeping… Read more →
People – You get what you give!
I have been told this advice by numerous cruisers “You get what you give!”. For a long time I was confused what that meant. I know it generally means to treat people as you want to be treated, but I didn’t actually “Get it” till I was here. You see… That advice applies to everything, not just “business” dealings with… Read more →
Pulling my Stick!
Seriously.. I know why you clicked.. You sick bastards, I’m not talking about that! Pulling your stick is sailboat slang for removing your mast. This is not something sailboats do often as its costly, dangerous and difficult. Before I owned a sailboat, I never gave any thought to masts or how they work. Turns out they are highly complex pieces… Read more →