Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379

So as you may already know, we have had a look at a new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey yacht – as well as a few others, and so far we are pretty impressed. I have got a million bits of paper here with what is included and prices etc, so I wanted to get it all…

Boat Shopping!

We had a spare day in Auckland recently and so took the opportunity to have a look at a few yachts on display. Last year we happened to be in Barcelona while the boat show was on, and we saw the new Bavaria 38, and were surprised at the base cost! So that planted the…

The Head and Plumbing

The head – or for all you land-lubbers – the toilet/bathroom combined in to one tiny space similar to your broom cupboard! I like the keep it simple idea of not having electric toilets and too many complicated systems that might break or require lots of maintenance. However lets see what the yachts come with…

Tory Channel

Electrical Systems & Power Possibilities

Andrew read in a book I bought him that we needed to work out a ‘power budget’ to figure out how much power we were going to need to run the various things on board. You can then work out what the best way is of producing that power Here are the things that will…

Scuba

Scuba Diving

Both Andrew and I are in to Scuba Diving and we intend on taking our dive gear with us on the yacht, however I don’t know if our budget or space constraints will stretch to allowing us to have a compressor on board. I think the best option might be for us to carry a…

Fitness On a Yacht

I am an active person, but would love to improve my fitness, and so I thought I would do some research on what other cruisers do to keep fit while at sea. I have found some great resources! Strength Plus –¬†http://www.strengthplus.ca/ is a website that has got heaps of great ideas of exercises you can…