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Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

The New “Do”


Same blog, a new look.

Not because I think we need to change the look every few months. Actually I’ve had the same hairstyle going now for over 30 years (except for that brief experiment with a mullet… please don’t ask me about that.)

No, I just wanted more options in the display for the blog – side-bars and drop-downs and all that googy stuff.  So now all the fun tools and widgets should display on the home screen, as well as the new picture of Sionna, reefed down and flying across Rockland Harbor in a stiff Sou’wester last fall.

I think the new theme is easier to use, more readable, and with more options and information for your reading pleasure. Hope you agree!

In the mean time I’ve been suffering through a visitation by a fellow named “Influenza”, which means I’ve done almost nothing on the boat these last four days, and nothing at all on creating posts for the A to Z Challenge, which starts April 1st. Going to have to get busy.

But lest you think I’ve been wallowing in illness, I have managed just a couple hours on the boat most days, working to add shelving in the aft cabin.  It’s going to totally change our lives, since we hope to use the aft cabin as our primary sleeping space as we head down the ICW.

The aft cabin originally was set up for two single berths, oriented fore-and-aft. I made the two inserts to fill the space between them, and created…





The existing mattresses, turned 90 degrees, fit the space fine, though there is a triangle-shaped gap at one end which we’ll have to fill with a separate piece.

But look at all that unused space where our feet used to go. Hmm… can’t let that go to waste!

So I’m building shelving to take advantage of all that space. Once it’s painted and trimmed out in varnished teak, it should blend in nicely – and think of the storage! The lower shelf will be easily removable so that we can convert back to two single berths if needed, but meanwhile, Nicki and I will have a comfortable, dedicated berth to share. No more tearing the salon apart for bedtime and rebuilding it for breakfast – at least when the weather is settled.

Now, if I can just figure out where the drip is coming from that lands on my right hip when it rains…

Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, and rehabilitating an old house. we’re headed back on the boat, bringing Sionna back home to northern waters. Follow our blog here!

2 thoughts on “The New “Do”

  1. Nice job on the aft cabin!! It will be nice to be able to keep your sleeping and living spaces separate. Loving the shelves!

    PS the new blog do looks great. When do we get to see a picture of that mullet?

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