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Living on Boats

Updated: Oct 7, 2018

Living on a boat that needs some TLC is a simple life filled with boat projects. But once the work is completed and you get a chance to break away for a sail, its the best feeling.


This is what my husband and I have done living on two different boats. The first boat was a 35' Dufour Sloop, named Moorea. She was move in ready, dry and cozy. For two years we outfitted her to go blue water voyaging and we did for four fun-filled years.


We have lived on our 42' Whitby Ketch, her name is Trini, for over three years. The first six months, we worked on her issues. Mainly when it rained, water would leak through the ports, cap rail, chain locker, and even the dorade vents. We'd have bowls and small buckets scattered through-out the boat to catch the rain.


Now a dry boat, with an occasional leak, we are focused on maintenance and up grades. the rigging, electrical and whatever it takes to get us closer to go cruising again is on our list.


This blog is about living on boats which includes our past, present and future plans.