Join the Miller Family's adventures aboard s/v Sea Monkey


August 31, 2017

In Part 3, we narrowed down our choices, and ended up deciding on a Leopard 40.  But which one?  This >spreadsheet< listed out the available boats.

After watching boat prices for a year, I felt fairly comfortable predicting boat prices. For example, Boat #1 had bee...

August 17, 2017

8 days of driving.  12 states. 53 hours of driving.  3,123 miles. 

Portland, Boise, Craters of the Moon, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, Badlands, Adirondacks.  Multiple Comfort Inns and Suites.  A 3 day interlude at summer camp.  A handful of meltdowns....

August 10, 2017

If you haven’t already, read Part 1 here

Buying a boat is challenging, especially if you haven’t done it before: The boat you are looking for could be anywhere in the world.  Private sellers often have crazy ideas of what their boat is worth.  Many, many brokers are wor...

August 4, 2017

First let me get this out of the way: I wanted a monohull.

But foolishly I let us charter a 40’ catamaran last year, and instantly our double hulled future was guaranteed. I argued that a cat had twice the cost, twice the systems to maintain, and would probably only s...

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