How We Pinched Our Pesos: September

We did a lot better this month, mostly by avoiding the restaurants and bars.  Boat refit costs went down as well, which will hopefully be an ongoing trend. We moved out to the boat today as well, so October will be the real test.  We’ll still be hanging around...

A Dinghy Is (re)Born

  A good friend and fellow boat man, Steve Clark, once asked me “How many boats does a man need?” His grin grew as I couldn’t come up with the answer to the joke, and after a time, he laid out the punchline: “Just one more.” And so, with Steve’s advice in mind,...
How Much Does It Cost To Cruise In Mexico?

How Much Does It Cost To Cruise In Mexico?

Money, money, mon-eyyy!  Everyone wonders how much it really costs to go cruising.  We know, because we wondered ourselves, and we found it difficult to come up with an accurate estimate while planning our voyage.  Although there are a handful of folks out there who...

Such Great Heights: Climbing 32′ Up the Mast

  We know, we know.  We’ve been slacking a bit on the blog writing. Rest assured though, we’ve been far from slacking when it comes to boat projects down here.  The big item at the very top of our “To-Do” list is, “Replace Necessary...

What’s Next?

  Selkie’s afloat now!  That means we should be sailing off into the sunset in a few days, right?  Ahhh…we wish. Alas, now we get to move on to the other list of projects – the ones that didn’t require dry dock. This list is long as well, but now we’re...

She Floats!

At long last, Selkie is back home. For too many months now, she’s been wallowing on dry ground, a bad place for any boat, for any length of time. This morning we launched her into Bahia San Carlos and she is floating on good old salt water once again.    ...