Category: Blog Posts

A place to share how we are taking on making our dream come true to sail around the world.

Things to consider before you start a boat restoration

We’ve all been there – the moment you see a low priced boat that just has…

Pros and cons of teak decks

Whether you’re thinking about buying a boat with a teak deck, or already have your name…

Tips to getting the best marine service at a shipyard for your boat

No matter how skilled you are with your own boat DIY projects, or if you even…

How to clean and paint the bilge of your boat

Yet another project on the ever long list of to do’s for Whistlin’ Riggin’, our 36’…

How we ended up with three “free” boats

When Chad and I were given Whistlin’ Riggin’ we had to pinch ourselves. It was a better opportunity than we knew to even dream for. Time and time again since that day, we find ourselves in awe of the kindness others have shared with us.

Demolition and a hole in our boat!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, the demolition phase of this refit seems to never end but for…

The restoration of our classic sailboat begins

Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” That ladies and gentlemen…

A boat has no roots

Our trip around the world starts with a trip across the country. With over 3,000 miles under our tires and at least a mile upward through the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado, we made our way to Newport Beach, California where Whistlin’ Riggin’ was getting ahead of the game as her refit begun the week before we started driving.