Alone in a Snowstorm | Winter Boat Life on a 30ft Sailboat

January 08, 2023 Sailing YouTubers

Snowstorm warning!! I was solo this week, and this is the most snow that has ever fallen on our little sailboat home, and this time it stuck!

Snowstorm warning!! I was solo this week, and this is the most snow that has ever fallen on our little sailboat home, and this time it stuck! Living on board a sailboat keeps us close to the weather, but we had never seen something like this. An arctic airmass brought unusually cold (freezing) temperatures and turned our marina into an icy-winter-wonderland!

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For anyone new to the channel, we live on a 30 ft sailboat full time and recently moved to an off-grid moorage the summer months! This means that we get all of our power from the solar system or by running the Diesel engine, and we have to pack in all of our water and food using our little dinghy with an outboard motor. Blue Moon is a 1978 Catalina 30 sailing vessel which we acquired in 2020. One year later we decided it was time for a road trip and built out a 1998 Delica to drive across the country. Now we live aboard the boat full-time, take weekend trips in the van, and explore this beautiful world.

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Blue Moon Life

Blue Moon Life
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Jonas and Gillian from the SV Blue Moon share an honest look at the benefits and challenges they are facing as liveaboards and share stories and videos about sailing, liveaboard, travel, and alternative living.