Thursday, April 10, 2014

The boat is for sale!

We did a really good job at not posting on here all season. Not a single post while we were in the water!

The boat is hauled back out in Guaymas again as we get ready to head back to the states to start a new chapter in our life. We've found out it's pretty hard to retire permanently in your late 20's so we're headed back to work. Dawn will be going back in to the veterinary field and I will be perusing launching a small business I have been working on for a couple of years now. Couple that with getting married in October, buying a house and who knows what else; we're putting our foul weather gear up to dry for a while.

Please feel free to check out the only other page on our blog up top "For Sale!" to check out the specs on the boat. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions and email us at

I know for some of you Mexico is a bit out of the way to go check her out but she's worth it!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Life in the yard

We've made it safely back to the boat and have been to the wall with projects and heat. It's amazing to be back and a bit overwhelming at the same time but we're both taking things in stride.

Sewed up some screens with Velcro to keep out the mosquitoes here. We noticed with a lack of screens last season that anything and everything made our boat their home.

Painting the cockpit (finally). The Grey gets pretty hot on the feet and didn't match the rest of the deck that I had repainted.

All primed!

Proving that I work.

All painted up! Next project is to paint the floor.

Threw together some dinghy chaps out of some scraps of Sunbrella material.

The davits we brought down weren't going to work so we traded a scuba tank for this Garhauer outboard motor lift and it's AWESOME!

Feeling official with our Ericson logo!

Variprop installed and sprayed with zinc. We still have no idea what the pitch is at so hopefully it's something usable and we don't have to take the boat back out of the water once we're in.

Dawns garden of mint and basil. The mint is perfect for mojitos and the basil goes great in pasta.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Our stint state side has just about come to a close. With any luck, this time next week we'll be back on the boat taking care of project after project trying to get back in the water as soon as possible.

I'll be MUCH more diligent with post and photos now that we're getting back to boat life and will try to update Facebook and our blog accordingly.

The next week will consist of traveling over 1,200 miles stopping in Los Angeles for a couple of days, then on to Phoenix and finally down to Guaymas. Hopefully between now and then we can find a new dinghy as ours took a turn for the worse two nights in a row and was donated to Brizo.

Until our next update, fair winds!

Monday, July 22, 2013

You should probably just follow us on Facebook for now.

It's become quickly apparent that I don't post on here nearly as much as I should. The things you think about to write on the boat don't get written down and when you finally have internet, you forget everything you want to write.

Until we head back down to Mexico in November, take a minute to check out our Facebook at

Brian, Dawn & Odo

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Off to explore the Sea

We're leaving La Paz with about a month and a half to get up to Guaymas to haul the boat out for the summer. It's amazing how quickly plans change! After a careful analysis, it became apparent that we were going to have to make a mad dash south and then have to deal with hurricanes and storms for the summer. Now, we're headed back to Sacramento to work for the summer and will return in November.

Tom and Leila on Brizo ( and Max on Into The Mystic will be buddy boating with us for the majority of the trip up until Max has to take off as he has to haul is boat out before us.

Our stay in La Paz has been wonderful with a couple of trips out to Ispiritu Santo and getting engaged!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


We LOVE La Paz and it's quite easy to see how everyone gets stuck here with the beauty of the Sea of Cortez at your fingertips. With a couple of days under our belt at Marina Palmera we decided to go anchor near Marina de La Paz as to save our wallets from getting lighter. It's curious to watch the boats do the "La Paz Waltz" where the tide and winds affect most everyone differently. Watch out for your neighbors here!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Frailes and Muertos

We spent a couple of days in Los Frailes and Los Muertos with a couple of people we met sailing down the coast. When you're on a boat and you meet someone new, typically you invite them over for drinks/dinner. It's comparable to walking up to someone in a parking lot, saying "nice car, want to come to my house for  BBQ and drinks?".  

 There's endless beauty to be had on the ocean!
More fish!