Douarnenez France. Winter storage for wooden boats.

The lovely city of Douarnenez France has become A home away from home for us. This magical waterside city is where we are keeping our wooden boat for the winter. I highly recommend it as a winter storage for any sailing boat on the Brittany coast. It is an exceptional place for wooden boats asContinue reading “Douarnenez France. Winter storage for wooden boats.”

Wooden boat festival in dourdenez France

We arrived early to the festival in dourdenez France. We spent most of that week at the Trombel and port ru part of the waterfront. It wasn’t until about a week in we happened to explore the sardine processing plant and found the other harbor. This is where the 600 wooden boats packed in forContinue reading “Wooden boat festival in dourdenez France”

Scilly Isles Sailing

We can’t say enough about the beautiful coast of Cornwall and Devon. But then we arrived in the Scilly isles with pure water, seaweed low tides and silky sand we thought we were back in the West Indies. So many islands to explore here, 30 miles off lands end- UK s most western point. AllContinue reading “Scilly Isles Sailing”

Sally B, David Sycamore & Christina

They caught our short lines. Made fast my uncleated breast line. Frantically pulling in tiger maru who was running down currant on a pontoon in the harbor entrance of Douarnenez. We were tired from our crossing and the Ushant shipping lane that crossed the Brittany coast and English Channel. Thanks to david and Christina weContinue reading “Sally B, David Sycamore & Christina”

CROSSING THE ATLANTIC ONE FUCK UP AT A TIME

First we found rotten wood under the teak decks on the port side. This project set us back a full month in our schuduled departure date for the crossing. A bit stressful as we had crew and hurricane season approaching.  Waiting an extra day in Provincetown to finish shopping and fueling up cost us 5Continue reading “CROSSING THE ATLANTIC ONE FUCK UP AT A TIME”

TIGER MARU is heading to sea

After two months of determined work we are almost ready to hit the high sea. It has been a long time dream for both Julien and I to cross the pond in our own boat. Little did I know the amount of energy it would consume. I am tired, frazzled & worn. To view ourContinue reading “TIGER MARU is heading to sea”

Spring Varnish

Brightwork is finiky work.   As an offshore sailor who is pretty rough and tumble, I consider my varnish protection first, perfection second. As a wooden boat owner I am aware not only of the movement of the wood on the boat but also the area’s that take the abuse. Therefor I do things likeContinue reading “Spring Varnish”

Keeping WOODEN BOATS alive.

Keeping wooden boats floating can be daunting. There is always a problem to address and more coats of varnish to apply. Always a race to get to in to short of a time. ( most of us still sail and do not have motors big enough to get us places with out the sail up)Continue reading “Keeping WOODEN BOATS alive.”