A Yacht Called Cynthia (part II)

If you haven’t already read Ian’s story, we recommend you read this first: http://sailing-lavagabonde.com/a-yacht-called-cynthia/ It’s an inspiring story which you don’t come across too often. After reading Ians email in response to the winning patron call out we smiled, laughed, cried and took the time to really appreciate what we have. It was great to be able to revisit this story whilst we …

A Yacht Called Cynthia

Recently in one of our videos (Ep #36), we invited another patron to come aboard La Vagabonde; Ian McLean from New South Wales, Australia. He actually just celebrated his 60th birthday on the weekend (Happy birthday Ian!!). Unfortunately Ian was unable to come aboard but the story he has left us with is something that has touched us all. With …

Yesterday someone called me an E-begger.

Yesterday someone online called me an E-begger. This vexed me. I was terribly vexed. A week before that,  I had sent this email to Patreon (the actual company): Dear Patreon. Elayna and I would like to extend a thank you to your company as a whole and in particular to whoever the people are who started this beautifully simple modern …

How to Install a Watermaker

For anyone interested in how to install a watermaker on their boat, we have filmed our watermaker installation and thrown in some info to share with you guys in hope to help out where we can! We are NO experts. But we got it done and we believe if we can do it, so can you! Yeehah for this brilliant …

Don’t tell me about overboard safety when you’ve never been out at sea.

Overboard Safety Elayna has taken to this article with the red pen let me assure you. Paragraphs struck, profanities replaced, entire theories reworked… The amount of inexpert opinion on Yacht safety that I hear from people now about boating is mind-blowing. It appears as though every person I speak to that hasn’t been on the water immediately starts describing to …