Category: Boat Refit

Electrics, plumbing, rigging, sails, paintjobs – the list of projects during a boat refit is endless. Find all the jobs we have attacked on Milagros here!


A Parcel in Mexico – a Short Story

We send a parcel to the US and mistakenly assume it’s a simple matter. This is a true story about international parcel shipping, helpful mailmen and the Mexican way.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Before we left for Switzerland, we wanted to finish a few projects – mostly with success. We also fought our way through the Mexican jungle of bureaucracy.

Life is Sweet

What’s up? I’m Dulce the cat, the yard manager, foreman and supervisor on Milagros. While Patricia and David are working, sanding, painting, epoxying, I’ll take command of the blog.

The Daily Grind is Real

We fight against our weaker selves and our beliefs. And we take the next step in one of our most important projects. But we also experience some moments on the sunny side of life.

The Elephant in the Room

Back to work! Holidays are over! We return to dusty Puerto PeƱasco, where our construction site awaits. Time to conquer one of our biggest projects yet.

Cast Off – We’re Going Sailing

We take a break from boat work and go on a sailing trip. Our departure was a bit hectic, because the painting of the freeboard was not going as planned.

We Wanna Go Sailing

When fellow sailors leave the boatyard we want to go sailing, too! But we know: Our time on the water is coming soon! Just a few more (thousand) projects to complete…

Always Forward, Never Back!

The last few weeks have been frustrating and tough. But we have fought our way through the slump. We’re making progress and that’s how we like it!

Decision Fatigue – our Heads are Spinning

We suffer from acute decision fatigue – our heads are spinning. Because the decisions won’t make themselves, simple strategies are needed.