Chapter 1, Preparation

This is an introduction to the (not so) glamorous world of cruising.

While you ready the boat for long distance voyaging, take out every tool you own (the ones you actually need are often underneath the rest of them). Complete one project, put the tools away so that you can either move around the boat to start the next project or stow spares and supplies. Start on the next project, bring out the tools again and repeat!

Recent upgrades in the last 30 days: install new electric main sheet winch, fabricate and install additional galley cabinet, install stainless top rail and new lifelines throughout, aft stateroom carpeting, mounts for dive tanks and spare fuel jugs.