Exciting News!

I guess I really need to learn how to sail now because...

You guys. We bought a boat!

Garrett and I are thrilled to announce that we are the new owners of a 1979 Rafiki 35'. Check her out!


We'll pull her out of the water soon to have a renaming ceremony to the new name, thisldu. It is, after all, what this blog is dedicated to.

Garrett and I have been planning to buy a sailboat since the fall of 2014. Since then, we've been learning to sail (him more than me), saving, and looking for the right vessel (non-stop). It's been our intention from day one to call this boat thisldu, the name that Garrett's grandfather gave his cottage. 

"This old thing? It'll do," inspired the moniker thisldu. Many a happy memory were made at that cottage, and we hope to create a lot more upon our sailboat under the same name.

Stay tuned for posts that will follow our projects (I can't wait to replace the interior upholstery, and Garrett wants to add a roller furling ASAP) and sailing adventures. Give us a follow on Instagram (@thisldu_) and on Facebook for updates!

Isn't she a beaut?

Rafiki 35' Blueprint