welcome to our blog!

This blog tells the story of our 22-month sailing journey from Oakland, California, to Bristol, Rhode Island, aboard our beloved Bristol 32 sailboat, Ute. Please feel free to browse through the archives (partway down the sidebar to your left) to see pics and read stories of our adventures in North America and Central America . (Sorry the first 3 months of the trip are missing - they vanished somewhere in an internet cafe in Mexico - but all you're missing is CA, Baja and Western Mex).

If you're trying to track us down now that we're landlubbers, try us at uteatlarge at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

push, pull, feed, crimp, solder, attach.
repeat as necessary.

oh, and in case you're asking yourself, "Geez, is their boat just a lemon or what? why is it always breaking down?", well......it turns out that is just how boats are. Every other boat we know - new, old, large, small, pricey, cheap - it's all the same. The way I figure, if you take your house, put a bunch of sensitive navigational equipment on it, put an engine in it, and a ton of electrical wiring too, then shake it all around and expose it to extreme weather, high winds, and a giant saltwater washing machine, what do you expect?

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