s/v Ten Year Plan

My 10 Year Plan is all about what I want to do when I grow up. As I explain in the first post, I turned 50 in 2015, so it’s time to start thinking about retiring and getting on with life. I want to travel and see new places, so how do I get ready to do that. Join me on my journey to see where life and the fair winds lead.

Ten Year Plan Number Plate

October 8, 2018

s/v Ten Year Plan received it’s official number plate today. U.S. Coast Guard documented boats are assigned a lifetime documentation number. The requirements are the number be affixed to the interior of the boat in such a way as altering them would damage the numbers or the hull. Folks solve this problem in a varieties ...

New Boat Arrives

September 19, 2018

My new Tender arrived today. So of course I had to set it up in my living room. 😁 It’s easy inflate and it all fits in the provided bag. It’s the PHP-310 Air Floor Inflatable from West Marine. Looking forward to many years of service from this great little boat. The question has come up ...

Froli System in V-Berth

Comfort Without the Bulk

September 15, 2018

When I was looking to redo the V-Berth on my boat, I researched mattress options, and ran across several ‘under-mattress’ systems and ended up going with the Froli Modular SleepSystems. The big challenge is ventilation under the mattress. The Pro’s: Affordable and well made Easy to follow instructions Easy to assemble and use Comfortable and adjustable Great ventilation. The  Con’s As others have ...

Boat Renovations

September 11, 2018

Since purchasing the boat, I’ve been focusing on internal renovations and minor updates. The first big change was getting the v-berth updated. I took out a couple of small shelves, refinished the drawers, and made a key board and mounting rails. The biggest job was making the cushions. The next big project was ripping out the cabinets ...


Rigging Repairs

September 10, 2018

Rigging repairs on the boat are done. Nothing major, I had a short list of items I wanted repaired/replaced. The secondary supports for the port and starboard spreaders, and the running backstays. All done and everything is looking great! The work was done by Jason of Argonaut Rigging. Great vendor! Highly recommend him.

Gallery of Ten Year Plan Photos

September 3, 2018

Here’s a running gallery of my Westsail 32, Ten Year Plan photos.


Amateur Radio – W4MTP

September 2, 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU4iWx5g4VW/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet “It’s all part of the 10 year plan.” So part of the plan, along with learning sewing and canvas work, sailing, diesel repair…and many other things, I decided to get my amateur radio certifications to improve my communications options on the boat. Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics ...

Ten Year Plan Boat Cards

Ten Year Plan Boat Cards

August 20, 2018

Thank you to Lindsay S. Powell Designs for the great boat cards. Another item checked off the list on the Ten Year Plan 🙂 I’m very happy with how they turned out.


Annapolis Boat Show 2015

October 13, 2015

What a great way to spend a few days of vacation! Annapolis in October is beautiful, and the boat show is amazing. I learned a lot, and will plan to go again in the future. Someday, I’ll get to attend on my own boat. Here are all the pictures I took during the event in one gallery. Enjoy!


Annapolis Boat Show Day 1

October 9, 2015

I’m using my vacation time this year to check out the Annapolis Boat Show. I drove up yesterday,10/8/15, and hit the show early this morning. To be honest, I was almost as excited for the long drive as I was forthe boat show. I love long road trips, and this was a great opportunityto chill and listen ...