Ep. 25 A Sailor's Work is Never Done!

June 2, 2019

When you sit in port for three months with massive boat projects, you know the meaning of the phrase, “A sailor’s work is never done.” We had three critical areas of projects – power, paint, and anchor. We got these major projects and dozens of smaller projects completed while in Cabedelo, Brazil for three months. We have enjoyed this part of Brazil, and we’ve gotten a lot of work accomplished—both for our clients, and for our ship, Seefalke. At times, life was really difficult here—especially while sitting on the hard for six weeks and going up and down the ladders every day, hoisting the seadogs every day in the puppy crane, and enduring all the work that was needed on the boat. We were wondering if this would ever end! But now the boat is in ship shape! So…No offense to the lovely people of Cabedelo, Brazil who have now adopted us as their own. No offense to the gorgeous landscape and friendly culture. But our ship needs to be at sea. And so do we.  It’s time to GO! But first, we want to give you a quick rundown about the completion of our many boat projects!

Ep. 21 - Engine Trouble at Sea - Relying on the Free Power of the Wind

Release Date: February 2, 2019

What do you do when the engine breaks down with no land in sight and 600 nautical miles to go? Find out how we discovered a crack in the casing of our heat exchanger and then couldn’t use the engine for eight days. On this 1,058 nautical mile passage from the Canaries to Cape Verde, we manually steered during the day and then used a portable generator to charge the batteries so we could run the auto pilot at night. Fortunately, we were traveling in a sailboat and not a motor boat, so we could rely on solar and wind power, and of course, the free power of the wind.