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Organizing

Galley Organization – Drawers

When I look at photos of other people’s boats, I always wonder what is inside all of their cabinets and closets. How do they store and organize their stuff in a small space? I’m starting small and showing you the contents of our galley drawers. We have a total of four drawers in the galley: Two small utensil drawers and two large storage drawers. Three located across from the stove and one under the stove.Due to the bend in the counter the drawers do not go very far back. Just enough space for the silverware and another inch behind the drawer organizers – just enough to squeeze...
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Storage Trailer or How to Live Like a Nomad

In 2011, when we quit our 9-5 jobs to buy a sailboat and go cruising, we debated on what we really wanted to keep from our stationary life. I had a few bigger things that I could not part with, and since my parents had just sold off all of their possessions to go cruising themselves, we didn’t have anywhere to put our extra stuff. (Mike’s parents didn’t know it then, but they would be taking care of much of our mail!) Our solution: a Storage Trailer. We thought that after a few years of cruising we might need/want to go back to a house and...
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Our Favorite Gear

Need a last minute gift idea for the sailor in your life? Here is a little list of items that are useful on the boat everyday. Also a few options for any kind of traveler or adventurer. For even more of our favorite items visit our Gear page. UNDER $20 Sarong – Not only useful to cover up on the beach but great as a lightweight beach towel and to add more shade to the cockpit. Portable Inverter – We use this in the car to power the laptop or for gear we only have a 110V charger for. Also used it on our smaller boats where...
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From Palmtrees to Pines and Mistletoe

We drove up to the little mountain town of Julian yesterday to get that holiday-feeling. Here in San Diego it’s hard to get into the christmas spirit with near-constant sunshine and 75 degree daytime temps. Julian was chilly enough to warrant wearing a scarf but not nose-freezing cold. The town is famous for its apple pies, so of course we couldn’t resist taking one home. After  lunch we headed up to Mount Laguna to take in the views and pick some mistletoe. Once we got above 5,000 feet there was even some snow left on the ground from last weeks...
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How to Store and Use Glass on Board

Many boats come complete with a set of plastic dishes – as did ours. It seems that the general consensus is that because an item is on a boat it has a tendency to break and therefore should be plastic. Not so! Mike and I really don’t like to eat or drink from plastic as it seems to take on a taste after some time. We also try to use as little plastic in our lives as possible, so as not to further contribute to the plastic debris we find on every beach. The first thing we gave away were the plastic...
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S.P.A.C.E.

I am a bit obsessed with organizing. I drive Mike nuts because I’m always “organizing his stuff away”. I try to go through one area of the boat at least once a week, reorganizing and tossing things we no longer need.  On a boat there is not much space for any unimportant items.Our “garage” is the guest bed, there are boxes of tools in our bedroom, and food and spare parts under our bed. As I’m writing this I’m sitting next to a pillow filled with spare blankets. We’re surrounded by our stuff! Living in a house it was easy to put stuff out in the...
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