New Main

Well flaked, crisp and clean, straight from SLO Sail and Canvas in San Luis Obispo
Sea Bella is a Brewer ’44, and her hull number is 305, which is included in the Whitby ’42 series.

The Return of the Mast.

April 2020, yes, 5 months later. All Winter we tinkered on Sea Bella’s mast, which layed horizontally on sawhorses in our backyard. Scott installed stainless steel strengtheners inside the masts’ furling track every 10 inches. He also installed all new halyards, sheaves, wiring, LED lights, weather station, vhf antennae, radar mount, and rigging.

The Removal of the Mast

It was decided. Our roller furling main would not be the best system for a long passage. When the lines get bunched up inside the mast, we needed to hand feed them while furling, so…it was decided, Dec 2, 2019. The mast needed to be pulled and completely altered for a standard mainsail.

Bon Voyage’– San Diego to Avila Beach!

Bon Voyage’ Party
Thank you to great family and friend supporters! Ashley, Jim and Judy Erwin, Lonnie Martin, Mark and Becky Ashburn, Denny and Susan Osburn. It was a beautiful evening at the Port of SD. Funny stories shared, such as: docking at this major port via only an app, going up the mast, dogs on board, Scott’s sprained wrist story of “Ass over tea kettle”, Kathy’s lessons on knots, windlass, anchoring etc. Of course, prepping and provisioning for journey North with Lonnie.

Welcome To Our Sailing Blog

Welcome to a personal journey about to unfold before our/your very eyes. We have been planning this adventure for more than 8 years and everything is falling into place. Our “2020 Vision” plan is alive and well except it is more like 2021 now. 🙂

Over the next few years, we will be organizing our finances, downho sizing our terrestrial footprint and preparing our boat for our ocean going/cruising life. If you choose to follow us, you can share this transition. We will continue to sail Hobie Cats and transform our life into Sailing Cruisers. Enjoy our site and give us your feed back.

Please feel free to explore our site and look through our menu to learn about us.

WE ARE LEARNING about blogging. Our writing isn’t perfect and our site will be clunky for a while.

Cheers, Scott and Kathy

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