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We went B&G

Now if you don't follow us on Instagram you should be thankful because for a while there we couldn't contain our excitement for the B&G install day to finally come. Before we get into the story let me rewind a little. At the time of writing we have been living on the...

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No Home For 10 Days

When January the 15th 2018 comes poor Sognare won't know what hit her. Well thankfully nothing physical will hit her but the amount of work we are going to get done is exciting. First up the antifoul, and I have mentioned before that we are going for the CopperCoat....

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What is your sailing experience?

We had very little exposure before we knew we wanted to get involved with sailing. One day, on a whim, we had a sailing lesson on a 25-foot keeler and by that same evening we were part of the race crew for a rum race on a 50-foot yacht (which apparently had a price...

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Auckland on Water Boat Show 2017

Well of course we had to go to the Auckland boat show and if you have been following along on Instagram then you would have seen a few of the photos already. Going to the boat show we were hoping to see a few new ideas and some solutions to a couple of problems we are...

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Projector Project

The Projector Project also known as code name 'Don't Tell Wife' We had this small TV mounted on the wall. It worked well and ran off 12 volt but we didn't use it much and with laptops and iPads on the boat it was easier to grab them than plug the TV in. Found an idea...

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[Chapter 5] – Living Onboard!

Chapter 5 comes a few months after writing all the other chapters even though it looks like it was posted in sequence. After the initial mayhem of finding, buying and moving on board a boat, we have settled into life on board and WE LOVE IT. In saying that, after a...

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[Chapter 4] – A Few Problems

Waking up after our first night's sleep and we had slept surprisingly well. I had tied the dock lines so I was hoping we were still in the berth not in the middle of the ocean in the morning. It did take us a while to get to know all the noises of the boat and figure...

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[Chapter 3] – Moving Day

So we found a boat and it has been surveyed. Better yet the survey came back with a clean bill of health. Now what? Working with one finance company they said we can have the loan if we used our vehicles as security. At an interest rate of 10% it's not greatest...

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[Chapter 2] – The Survey

Driving home from seeing Sognare for the first time we were in love. We were so excited about what this boat could offer us. Sognare had everything we needed to live on board and we could already imagine owning her. As a boat, she had so much to offer and some new...

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[Chapter 1] – Buying the Boat

We got lucky and fell in love with the second boat we viewed, but there are just so many to choose from out there, both locally and overseas. We spent hours online looking at options. Knowing what you want is important and even writing a wish list helps to narrow the...

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