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SAILBOAT REFIT – What it cost Part 2.
We continue our look at everything we replaced on our lightning damaged catamaran, why we we replaced it and how much it cost. And we give you the full cost of everything we did. Its a truck load of money. Thank goodness we had insurance.

We apologize for not hitting the 18 hour turn around time for this video. We upped anchor before Rachel had finished the edit. It was a choppy sail and Rachel was too sick to complete the work.

Luna Keller – I don’t know where I’m going
De Joie – Paris – musicbed.com
De Joie – Paris instrumental – musicbed.com


In 1997, after missing out on his Olympic rowing medal dream, Rob decided to row a tiny seven-metre plywood boat, 2500 miles from Tenerife in the Canary Islands to Barbados in the Caribbean. It took 6 weeks and he and his rowing partner, Phil Stubbs, won the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race. His first taste of a blue water ocean crossing.

Skip forward to 2014, and married with three children we invested in Javelot a 43 ft Fountaine Pajot catamaran. Armed only with Robert’s 3 years of racing P class yachts from the age of 11 to 13, and Rachel’s non existent sailing knowledge, we set off to learn the ropes of ocean sailing. We broke stuff, replaced stuff and got to know our boat before heading offshore with the kids, Finn 17, Declan 15 and Ivan 12, in tow.
Through trial and error, we have become confident wayfarers, kind of.

Our plan? To sail around the world. Part of that journey will be retracing Rob’s eldest brother Kerry’s travels at sea. Using Kerry’s original letters from the 1970’s we will re trace his movements from Australia through Indonesia and South East Asia to Cambodia where Kerry’s life was cut short after straying into Cambodian waters in 1978. Kerry and two friends were attacked by a Khmer Rouge gun boat, captured, tortured and executed.

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