The Stewart family buy a boat, jack it all in and go sailing!

Month: August 2017

Clean bill of health

Clean bill of health

We’ve had a couple of pieces of good news over the last few days. The day before yesterday, the surveyor came out to have a look at Iron Will while she was out of the water.  As I mentioned before, due to a combination of […]

Hard at it

Hard at it

We finally got lifted onto the hard on Friday afternoon.  This is something we’ve been waiting for since the beginning of July (read more here) so we were delighted we finally got a slot. Iron Will has a vey long (and substantial keel) and there was […]

Ships and sailors rot in port

Ships and sailors rot in port

We’ve had a rotten week.  Despite vowing to view this extra month in the marina as a holiday, we’ve all feel feeling stuck and cranky. Our lifting day got moved back every day until another whole week had passed and we’re still not in the […]

We ain’t going anywhere!

We ain’t going anywhere!

We’re staying another month.  We talked about it last night and the outstanding repairs can’t really be done at anchor.  It’s not like they’re optional works either; the boat needs to get this stuff done to be safe to sail, so we don’t really have […]

The Sea Stewarts on ABCs The Drum

The Sea Stewarts on ABCs The Drum

We were on TV on Friday night!  This was the filming the ABC did with us back in July; it was going to be screened the same week but got delayed. We were going out to the Reef Festival on Friday night, walking into town […]

Living aboard: Week 1

Living aboard: Week 1

We’ve been living aboard for a week now.  It’s mostly great but there are still plenty of challenges.  We still have piles of crap everywhere, are struggling to stow everything, walk for miles to get to the car, lug shopping around in the boiling sun […]