Big Decisions & Big Adventures Go Hand In Hand

About a year ago, Brown Eyes and I were musing about "what's next?" for sailing s/v Go With GUST-O (GWG). We felt the need to take our little ocean boat back to salt water. That prompted us to entertain two possible trips: 1. Sea of Cortez/ Baja Peninsula 2. B.C. West Coast of Canada To further our understanding of ...

How Do You Do “NEW”?

Lyle, Ray, & Stasha Dinghy “New” is an appropriate word to open this article. New can be exciting, and it can be daunting. Innovative products and the continuous challenge for my clients to embrace change were my calling card in my career as a manufacturer's representative. So, although I'm used to living on the leading ...

Solving A Math Problem

The Problem: Montana Time + Canada Time + GUST-O Trips > 365 Days On January 2nd of this year, we embarked on a big adventure on our little cruiser, GUST-O. We Towed her behind our GMC 3/4 ton from Montana to western Florida. For the next 90 days, we sailed her around Florida, jumped off to the ...

Life’s Thrill Terror Exchange Is Constant

It was a perfectly calm, hot Montana summer afternoon. I was lounging in our sailboat’s cockpit, enjoying the nothingness that enveloped Lakeside Bay. The mainsail hung slack on the mast above me, as the boat veered aimlessly in the wake of passing ski boats. We had just finished lunch, and my wife was snoozing on ...