So this is our 100th day away from marinas
, we have been either sailing or at anchor
and our 150th day since leaving home.
has been a pain since the watermaker
gave up, new parts
are on way but finding it is a pain.
Electricity has been good , the 320w of solar
have worked well so far in the med.
80M of anchor
chain has helped us anchor where others cant, and the kobra 2 anchor has been terrific, sets so easy and holds very well, makes the expensive fancy name brands look well over priced.
Rolling, the blight of anchorages
, lots of planning and checking of weather
can help lessen this horrible thing, i wish more had been mentioned about it before.
Shore access, one thing to think about. A good tender
and an even better lock n chain, think really good stainless and very thick.
Space yes, small boats no thanks,get as much as you can, that narrow hulled full length keel
may be great in that storm you are probably never going to meet, but in the 21st century, a bit more beam is far more useful.
Air con/generators etc? well i would not spend 20k on factory fitted options, a small honda
and portable aircon unit will do just fine for those odd days that you really need them,
The portable ice maker. i thought a gizmo, but so great when you dont have to wait for drinks to cool in the fridge and very cheap
A good inverter
that will run many things is also very handy.
Live aboard Cruising, the thing that started as a dream ,became and adventure and is now normality, with the normality becoming more of an adventure as the thought of future destinations looms ahead.
It aint all fun n games, but it is certainly better than 9 to 4 and suburbia!