Taking Apart Our Forestay
Maintenance

Taking Apart Our Forestay

On our sail from Saint Helena to Brazil, we noticed something quite troubling. The set screws that hold our forestay together were backing out, and some were already completely missing. This was causing misalignment between the luff extensions and was damaging our sail. A properly aligned luff extension: Our misaligned one. You can see the…

Tools for Cruising Boats Sailing Around the World
Boat Gear | Boat Gear & Outfitting

Tools for Cruising Boats Sailing Around the World

One of the things David and I love about cruising is being out in remote locations, away from cities and towns.  During our world circumnavigation, we’ve been able to go to some amazing places like the Lau group of Fiji and the Ha’apai group of Tonga.  This also means we’re away from professional repairmen, chandleries,…

DIY Dyneema Lifelines
Maintenance

DIY Dyneema Lifelines

While at The Boat Works, David and I had a long list of projects to tackle.  One of my big ones was replacing our lifelines with fancy new Dyneema lifelines. What is a lifeline? Lifelines are wires or lines that run around the edges of your deck.  These are designed to prevent you from falling…