Monthly Archives: September 2016

#79: How to DIY Inspect, Repair & Replace Rigging

Thank goodness we went with the hi-mods, as we were able to change these out ourselves and get our (newly-stepped) rig back up and going again on our own, without having to call in a rigger.  Just some fun tips … Continue reading

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Ch. 10: The Shuddering Shroud

“If we snap one of those battens, I don’t have a spare,” Yannick tells the crew after we put in the third reef. Thankfully the storm off the tip of Florida was intense but very brief, lasting a grand total … Continue reading

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First Reviews of the Atlantic-Crossing Movie!

“We were sat on the edges of our seats, prepared for the worst, when the body bag came out on the deck (a bit of a cliffhanger), but without giving a film spoiler a few minutes later we were sat … Continue reading

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#78: How to Budget (and Brace) for BIG Boat Repairs

Unexpected mast pulls can happen to you!  While we’ve dealt with our fair share of boat projects here at HaveWindWillTravel, it’s good to be reminded there will always be more and you need to know “How To” be ready — … Continue reading

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Cuba Prep Update!

ERRNNGH.  ERRNGH.  We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program for this important announcement: Phillip and I just filed our Permit to Enter Cuba! Hey crew!  I thought I would take a short break from the Atlantic-crossing saga to get you all a … Continue reading

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Boat #10: 1985 Alberg 37 (Rigged Up for Cruising with Kids!)

You may know these two sexy sailors: Jeremiah and Brittany from Lazy Gecko Sailing. Now you’re going to get to know their “sexy boat,” a beautiful, solid, well-built bluewater boat, a 1985 Alberg 37.  Watch as Jeremiah gives you a … Continue reading

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Ch. 9: Reef Early, Reef Often

The cruising community is really very small.  Meet cruisers in one port and you know you’ll likely run into them somewhere on the other side of the world.  It’s also a very giving community.  Lend some cruisers a hand here, … Continue reading

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