Fun with Sacrificial Sail Covers

We should know by now that some jobs are easier and cheaper in the long run, just to hire out. I wish I knew that about our sacrificial sail cover.

The area of Sunbrella which runs along the foot and leach of our head sails are getting switched out from Pacific Blue, to Cadet Gray so they blend in better with our new color scheme. After a few weeks I’ve ripped off the old material, traced it onto the new, and have mostly pinned and tacked it into place to be sewn.

Another week or so goes by, and it’s finally finished, making our boat match again instead of looking like an elementary school’s color scheme.

Matt also gets a dose of ‘why is this project taking so long’ as he goes to finish our maple hardwood floors with epoxy, only to find out his initial ratio was off and the compound never full dried.

Cheers from the marina!

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Music:
00:00 – Changes – Instrumental

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Letting Air In & Keeping Thieves Out – Hopefully

Good airflow in a boat is very important. But then again, so is keeping people out while you’re away, and in some areas, while you’re sleeping at night.

Almost from day one our rebuild, we knew the current companionway door situation was not ideal, and we wanted to make an option where we had some sort of swinging door for easy access to get in and out.

With the clock running out just before we make our departure now, Matt put together a solution which is so far working out very well. Follow from start to finish as he tackles what has been quite a time consuming project for him. I also pop in for just a minute to show off the cockpit shades I made to keep us protected from the sun!

 

Cheers from the marina!

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Matt is wearing our Signature logo long sleeve shirt in navy, size medium. Check out our other goods too!

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Music:
00:00 – Changes – Instrumental

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix G85 – http://amzn.to/2iv2g4G

Editing software:
Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

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Our Bank Account After 5 Years of Cruising & a Refit

A big question for cruisers out on the water is ‘How do you afford to do this’.

We’ve gone over in previous videos on how we saved up our money to get out of the rat race, but now that we’ve been out for 5 years, the next question is, ‘Where has that money gone?’.

In this video we talk about our monthly spending for the 30 or so months while we were actively cruising, and also focus on the 27 months we’ve been in Florida refitting our newest boat.

How much have we put into Elements of Life? How much is left in our bank account since we’ve done so? What are we going to do for money going ahead in the future?!

Follow along as we answer all these questions, and PLEASE let us know of any more that you have for us!

 

Cheers from our hometown!

Thank you SO MUCH to our Patrons. These amazing supporters help keep us on the boat, our camera equipment up to date, and the videos coming. Without our patrons, these videos would not be possible.

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Thank you!,
Matt & Jessica


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Music:
00:00 – Little Talks – Of Monsters & Men (Gire Remix)

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix G85 – http://amzn.to/2iv2g4G

Editing software:
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