The boat was purchased, the paper work signed, and the fuel tank was full. Safety jack lines set, other safety gear and engine checked. We were ready to bring our Banjo home in our first offshore sailing adventure. In our “How It Happened” Post, and we told of experience buying Banjo and our good friend who had over 5000 nautical miles on her who was now reunited with this amazing boat. Shannon and I had been away from the dogs, Sagira, Obi & Venus, for almost two weeks. We were…Read More
How It All Happened
We had no expectations that this trip would become the story of buying our first sailboat. Originally, we were down doing a survey and a sea trial on a different boat, a trawler. Afterwards, neither Shannon nor I were very excited about that particular boat. Shannon woke up early that next morning, we talked about our experiences and perspectives and decided to pass on the trawler. Since we had only seen one the boat, we jumped on one of the yacht listing sites and just so happened to notice the…Read More
Ahoy, Hello and Welcome!!
Ahoy, Hello and Welcome Ahoy, Hello and Welcome to Sailing Vessel (SV) Banjo. We would like to invite you to follow along on our voyages and adventures sailing and cruising. New Beginnings This first post has been a long time coming. So much has happened, and happened really quickly. We simply haven’t had time to slow down enough to put together posts of our experience. Luckily, things appear to be starting to stabilize (yes, our world flipped upside down in the greatest of ways) and we have been fortunate to…Read More