To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

  • Many Jobs, an After Action Review

    There have been times when they put us in the sling and dropped us in the creek.

    This was not one of those times.

    Red Ranger in the crane
    Red Ranger in the crane

    This is -- in a way -- an After Action Review. Let's start with Intent.

    Launch Intent

    There was a longish list of …


  • 2024 Commissioning

    Mr. Lehman's feeling poorly.

    To tell the whole story, let's roll back the clock. Thereare two kinds of end-of-seasion layup:

    • Wet Slip Winterizing. Put in antifreeze, take in the sails. Take in the running rigging. Maybe rearrange the stuff on deck so it doesn't collect puddles of water and leaf …


  • Starting the 2024 Boat Year

    My little heart is going pit-a-pat as we start preparing for our (very short 2024 cruising season.

    We have three objectives. First, this is essentially sea trials after Hurricane Ian and a year living in Texas.

    I'm confident the solar panels work. The semi-flexible panels on deck are a mess …


  • Bottom Paint Alternative

    From a friend: https://www.finsulate.com/en/

    (They're not a boater, but they're interested in preserving our planet.)

    https://www.finsulate.com/en/antifouling-products/seagrade/

    Interesting. Leaving a note here for future me to look at in two years.

    Right now, we're hoping to spend maybe a month in …


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