One of the questions we are frequently asked is "Do you really live aboard a 27 foot sailboat?" When we answer "Yes, indeed!" the next question is always "How do you do it?" Here we will attempt to answer that question. I have lived aboard Lealea, V1860, since I bought her in 1990. Laura joined me in 1996 and Bree came aboard that Christmas at the tender age of six weeks. Based on our experiences the three of us will attempt to share what we have learned over the years about living aboard and dealing with work, laundry, cooking, and just plain living on a small sailboat while holding down regular jobs. Mouse over the "Life in the Sticks" button at left for Chuck, Laura and Bree's comments. Click the Lealea button for information specific to the boat itself. For books on living aboad, click HERE to see our special selections in the Ship's Store.
As of April 30th 2007 Chuck will be retired and we are going cruising at last! This means a change in our lifestyle. Knowing that dealing with such a tremendous change is likely to cause some apprehension for most folks, and we are no exception, we've created a new page where we will chronicle our experiences so you can learn from our successes and failures along the way. Click HERE to go to our cruising page.