Sewing for S/V Sweet Escape

I don’t buy things unless it’s a deal or something I can’t live without. That being said, for the past year I’ve been shopping for custom yacht bedding and it’s not cheap nor ever on sale. Yacht bedding for our v-berth sales for about $500. Anyway, I finally decided to pull out my sewing machine and make my own custom fitted bedding. I cut up a quilt I had and added navy piping for a more tailored look. The project cost me less than $15. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out and I no longer have to fight to make a regular sized quilt fit our v-berth.

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Laundry Aboard

Sailors call this luxury!! After a year and a half living aboard I finally convinced Henry  that the guest shower stall was the perfect place for a washing machine. It may be small but no more hiking to the laundromat.  I actually never knew you could get an automatic washing machine this small (0.9 cubic feet) but it fits perfectly and it works like a charm! It hooks right up to the shower faucet  and drains into the sink.  The washing machine is called: Laundry Alternative SuperCompact Full Automatic Washing Machine and the Dimensions are: L: 16.00″ x W: 17.00″ x H: 25.00″

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Guest shower

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I’ve Got New Hardware On Board

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Nope S/V Sweet Escape doesn’t have the hardware one of her crew does. My little slip and fall on our vacation sailing adventure turned out to be a little more serious than the Key West ER Doctor originally thought. I had surgery 2 weeks ago and I am finally up and slowly getting around.

It’s finally the perfect sailing weather but unfortunately my doctor says I won’t be in any shape to help sail our vessel for about 6 months. Needless to say the challenges of living on the boat with an injured limb will continue for just as many months.

Sailing and Injuries

Limb injuries don’t go well with sailing. A slip and fall and I ended up with two fractures on my fibula, at my ankle and up towards my knee. Our sailboat has so many steps and thresholds that makes it incredibly hard to get around. Until these injuries heal it will be an adventure moving around and getting on and off the boat! Not an adventure I want to repeat again!!

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And We Are Off!

We’ve set sail to the Keys to take part in the annual Fantasy Fest adventure.  We are doing a direct shot out of Tampa Bay putting us in Key West in about 40 hours, Monday morning about 9 am.

We are lucky enough to have a wonderful WWS (Women Who Sail) girlfriend of mine from Calfornia to volunteer to be our Galley Goddess and crew member. She provisioned the boat so that we will have gourmet meals for the entire trip. This trip will be amazing having our very own personal chef on board.

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