Ever wondering about catching Captain Ahab’s anchor in some remote place and what to do? In this story we catch a giant anchor and show you how we had to deal with it….right before doing a two day passage.
This week, after having Tulum on the market for four months, we made the decision to keep our beloved sailboat and continue our nomadic lifestyle….south.
Checking out a unique boat….the Endeavor 37 (Plan-A)
Tulum-5 is a veteran sailboat built in the late 70’s and designed to be a performance cruiser doing long bluewater passages. As such, she’s got a fair amount of tankage for water and diesel but she’s just-on-another-level when it comes to dry storage.
Expect delays and frustrations during boat engine work, it’s just part of the process.
Have you ever heard of a Survey Allowance or used it successfully? It’s a good negotiating tool you should know more about-
The author fixes a functional eyesore with some hard work and elbow grease.
It will cost a seller time and money to get their own pre-sale survey done on the boat, but it may take months off the sale time. One way to defray the survey cost a bit is to ask for an in-water survey only. Read on-
The sailboat vacation of bars, bikinis and beaches isn’t always that, sometimes the cruising lifestyle gets in the way and you have to make decisions, do some work and watch the weather.
Continual improvement and upkeep/updates are needed when you’re cruising on an older boat. Here’s what we did in June to update and improve Tulum 5.