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Another Lap Around the Sun

Another Lap Around the Sun

The rumble of our trusty Perkins 4.108 purred under the cabin sole as we finished our pre-sailing checklist. It had been months since Chris and I left the breakwater, growing anxious with every second we got closer to casting off. It was our birthweek and we were ready to...

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Lithium Battery Resources

Lithium Battery Resources

Here is a list of digital resources that we came across in our research. We will be writing a formal lithium battery blog soon, but until then we hope these websites will be beneficial! As always, please do your own due diligence and research prior to any major refit or...

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Sailing into the New Year

Sailing into the New Year

I'm sure I don’t have to be the first to tell anyone that 2020 was an absolute dumpster fire of a year. Like… a Taco Bell at midnight, on the wrong side of town dumpster fire. Hot and smelly, full of various things to fuel the filames. Although it was definitely a trying year,...

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New Kids on the Dock

New Kids on the Dock

“Marissa I swear to god if you don't let me down” before Chris could finish that sentence, I released the line that held him dangling above me just enough to drop him one foot. “You will what?” I asked with the main and safety line held tightly in my hand, as I threatened...

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Fear and Loathing of California

Fear and Loathing of California

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold” - Hunter S. Thompson We were about to Barstow when the coffee kicked in. It was 10:00 am on Friday the 13th, and in true Neely fashion we were a few hours behind schedule purely...

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Charlie the Stoweaway

Charlie the Stoweaway

“Isn’t it great?” Chris asked while looking at me with sparkles in his eyes, hoping I shared the same enthusiasm for the object he extended towards me for my approval. “It’s... great...” my fake enthusiasm was less than believable, making Chris replace his smile with a...

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2020: Level 9

2020: Level 9

If you are no stranger to this blog, you probably have noticed things don’t always seem to go our way. Despite the bright outlook sailing at the beginning of this month brought, it was only in line with the traditional chaos of 2020 that we would be forced to roll the dice and...

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