Beulah’s Back!

  You may have sensed a bit of resentment in the last post we wrote describing our relationship with our engine. We were just going through a little rocky patch, and everything is fine now. There is no need to worry or get upset, we’ve sorted out some differences...

Who Needs an Engine Anyway

The act of sailing invokes a romantic notion, one of freedom, simplicity, leisure. All you must do is hoist a sail and you can go wherever you like. No muss, no fuss, right? So why the hell have we come home from the boatyard drenched in diesel fuel and motor oil...

Word of Mouth

[captionpix imgsrc=”https://controlledjibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Burt-Reynolds.jpg” captiontext=”Luis Hernandez is even sexier than this!”]Months ago, long before we arrived in San Carlos, we heard legend of Luis Hernanadez, an...

There’s Romance In The Air

This post is long overdue.  Exactly 2 weeks overdue to be precise.  We have some news:  we’ve fallen in love…all over again.  No, this is not some far-flung “Sleepless in Seattle” romance story of rekindling love, rather a steamy “Top...

The Projects Begin

After a week in the workyard, we have knocked out a few items on the checklist, and we’re waist deep in a few others… Projects In Progress: New Zincs-Hard to find in Mexico! Chainplates-Three are at the machinist now, five more to go Tenders-Patch numerous...

Gravitas

  Few items on board a ship carry as much import as the anchor and the  rode.  The hull itself, yes; perhaps the rudder. The anchor and its chain are things of steel, they are embodiments of strength and security. The anchor is glorious in its engineering, the...