With the hurricane season finally drawing to a close, we are soon to be sailing away. Yippie! Over the past couple weeks, we returned from time away from the boat (we flew to England to see friends and family). Upon our return we put Britican back into the water, moved her to Charleston Harbor Marina and
It’s been 2 1/2 years since my family and I have left our sailboat, Britican. Although we don’t like time away from the boat we wanted to attend a wedding, catch up with family and friends and reunite our daughter with her British preschool buddies. Interestingly, even when life gets stressful on the boat or
Within the past couple of weeks, liveaboard life has been awesome. We enjoyed the speed of 55 mph on a 420 Outrage Boston Whaler with 1400 HP outboards, got a drone donated to us by Patron Tim Ishii (and tested it out!), took Britican up a river to a boatyard for a haul out to
What’s it like living aboard a sailboat? There’s a bit of this and a bit of that… we often have several projects going on, we take time off the boat to soak in our surroundings and we try our best to operate like any other family does. Our seven-year-old daughter, Sienna, goes to school (until
Sailboat living consists of times where the seas are calm and times when they’re rough. And then there’s times spent at anchor or in a marina. (Note: you’ll find the Sailboat Living video at bottom of the page) The inside of the boat stays the same but the surroundings and external environment can change dramatically.
After sailing 18,500 miles around the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, sailing up the Caribbean and landing in Charleston, South Carolina for about a year it’s finally time to for our family of three to cast off once again! But not before dealing with US Cruising Permit issues. Our original plan was to leave Charleston
Previously on SailingBritican.com…I wrote about how we landed in Charleston, South Carolina after sailing 18,500 miles around the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and sailing up the Caribbean and up to the States. (Read ‘Living on a boat in Charleston, North Carolina – USA‘ for more background) Our decision to make a long-term stop during
For the first Christmas that we owned Britican, my family and I were in the UK preparing for our world adventure. Britican sat in Gibraltar bringing in Christmas and the New Year by herself. Unfortunately Britican didn’t have any sailboat Christmas decorations. For our second year, we were located in Marina di Ragusa in Sicily.
This marks our first contact with both Bennett Brothers and CopperCoat Antifoul. Unfortunately, it was our first of two major CopperCoat Antifoul failure. September 2016 – Our First Failed Application by Bennett Brothers in Wilmington, North Carolina. You’ll benefit by watching this video: By seeing how to get to Bennett Brothers on the Cape Fear
Before I get to the part about how we’re living on a boat in Charleston South Carolina, USA, let me first give you a bit of background on how we got there… My shoulders are tight. There’s a knot in my neck so my side-to-side head motion is painful. When surveying the rest of my