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 ...

Would You Exchange A Perfect Storm For a Joy Ride?

There is a saying in the sailing community: “If you are even THINKING about reefing your sails...DO IT!”   It is a signal that somewhere inside, a sixth sense can see that winds are building, and you know that you could soon be overpowered into mayhem if you fail to act. Adjusting your life sails NOW will ...

Read All About It!

My Brown Eyes and I summoned up the courage to match our motivation in the spring of 2015, and committed ourselves to trailer our Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, s/v GUST-O, to Florida, to sail there and then on to the Bahamas the following January. We would be accompanying our dear, and much more experienced friends, ...