SV Estrellita 5.10b is SOLD

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The one, the only, SV Estrellita 5.10b is for sale. Details and contact information can be found here at DBY Yachts.

This is a happy time and a sad time at the same time. We are excited about our plans and the successful completion of our cruise and we are very sad to say so long to our beautiful girl.

The true hero of our voyage has always been and will always be Estrellita.

I will write more eventually about our reasons for completing our voyage, but the short version is that all is well, that we will be returning to Canada and to work, that this blog will over time reconfigure back to its namesake (The Giddyup Plan) and that our vagabonding days are on pause, not over.

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36 comments:

  1. Wow sorry to hear this but good luck for the sale and your future plans.

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    1. Thanks! We are sad but also pretty stoked. One thing in our lives is constant and that is our love of change.

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  2. Oh no! Now I need to find new inspiration!

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    1. Aw, thanks! Good news is that there are a lot of fun people out cruisijg.

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  3. Looking forward to following you in your exciting new land voyage :-)

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  4. So sad - the day I have to sell my boat is a day I dread! But if I sailed to Australia I probably wouldn't want to sail to windward all the way back to Seattle either.

    Btw, the image ratio (width/height) on the linedrawing24.jpg above is wrong, which is funny because it makes your boat look super beamy and super short.

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    1. Thanks Patrick!

      The blog template does weird things with photos someyimes in different viewers. I *think* if you click on the photo to view it large it will look normal. Imhavent figured out how to fix that.

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  5. Btw I noticed you have a Hydrovane (which the brokerage listing doesn't mention). How much did you use that vs the electric autopilot? Do you think a wind autopilot is useful inshore or only offshore?

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    1. We are going to review the Hydrovane shortly (which we love) but I would say we use it coastally-offshore and offshore- offshore but not inshore. We use our electric autopilot. I love having both.

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  6. Wow! I am sure you have a grand adventure ahead :-) What part of Canada are you returning to, anywhere close to Victoria?

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    1. Thanks guys! And Saskatchewan - the Prairies! Eep!

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  7. You've provided a ton of inspiration and content over the years, so THANK YOU! And Estrellita is a well-documented, well-loved cruiser...which adds value and appeal. I'm sure you'll find her a new crew in no time.

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    1. You are very welcome and thank you for what you have added to the community as well.

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  8. Best of luck in the sale. She's definitely proven her worth!

    Being back home in Canada aint so bad (esp. BC), especially if you like Winter sports! 😉 (We're loving Whistler; TONS of jobs, though none academic.)

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    1. Thanks! And we are looking into snow kiting already!

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  9. Hoping you have a quick sale, and best of luck in Canada! Glad to know that you'll keep posting about your new adventures. Snow kiting?! Awesome!

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  10. Did I read correctly? Are you headed to Saskatchewan? (Job?) Yes, you'll need a kite for any sort of skiing (or a snowmobile... or horse...)

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  11. what i will remember for a long time is : "i hope it isn't the way i die"... and plouf

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    1. Ha! I know exactly what you are talking about.

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  12. Bravo and Thanks! After following Fiji to NC to Australia in real-time I went to the beginning in the Backlog. Please know the lasting appreciation of your blogs. I stopped today at "How do you know if you have caught a fish?" because this makes one day, just as it was for you at the time!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurence. I plan to start reading our own backlogs later this year. Fun to reminisce.

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  13. Sad, but life moves on. It's been a great blog and I have really enjoyed reading it, well done and thank you for putting the time and effort into it!

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    1. Thanks Adrian and glad you have enjoyed the ride!

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  14. I have always regretted after a couple months ever selling my sailboat. I hope you do too feel likewise down the road. I have enjoyed your email accounts ever since you started. Helped me get over selling mine. Best wishes in your future plans for you both. Keep us posted, please.

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    1. Thanks and best to you as well Anonymous!

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  15. Thanks for your selfless inspiration! We learned a ton from you guys. Can't wait to hear about your next adventure.

    Deb
    SV Kintala
    www.theretirementproject.blogspot.com

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  16. I'll miss your adventures. My particular favorite period was the crossing from Mexico to Fatu Hiva. Best wishes in all you do!

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    1. Thanks so much Marcia. We plan to keep having new, different adventures!

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  17. Noooo... I just finished all your videos and loved them so much I thought I'd read the blog. Now you're leaving. I feel like I've lost friends and we don't even know each other :)
    I hope you are successful and enjoy being back in Canada (I'm in Ottawa). I bought a S&S Hughs 38 a couple of years ago and was planning on doing something similar but I was told the kids weren't ready for that. I'm looking at doing it again so the numbers portions of the blog you did were great. I didn't even calculate the fee for visa's and such.
    I'd love to see more like that if you are ever searching for more blog subjects. I can't believe you did this for 5 years. How do you plan for that? Roughly, how much do you think, on average, a year at sea costs? I'd love to hear but if this is too personal a question obviously just ignore me. I've never been good at knowing where lines are.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure. It is much appreciated.

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    1. Have you read our cost of cruising list?

      http://thegiddyupplan.blogspot.ca/2011/04/cost-of-cruising.html

      Thanks for following and good luck on your own adventures!

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  18. Hi you two i love your videos for many years know i follow you over YouTube .Thanks for all the nice stuff .THANKS
    I own the same boat build in 1981 and i would like to copy your spray hood and Bimini ,because of this i would like to ask you if you have maybe some plans or drawings of it so i could safe a lot of time.;)
    I have taken some screenshots out of your videos, but may be you have some more details for me ? Would be really great.

    Have you also been happy during strong winds with it ?

    I thank you and wish you all the best for the future
    All the best from Austria (no kangaroos mountains :) )

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    1. Thanks! Super strong and well designed. Iverson did the design so we dont have plans: http://www.iversonsdesign.com

      Here are some pics: http://thegiddyupplan.blogspot.ca/2009/06/full-enclosure.html

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