Come sail away with Captain Chris and Sparky as they pursue a simpler life of fun in the sun, paddleboard adventures, and snorkeling and diving around paradise.

Another Gemini Rudder Repair

When we ran aground in that storm last year, the starboard rudder got buried in the mud, and landed on top of a rock. This caused the pivot arm to break. Unlike the last time, when I beached the boat, and the pivot points broke out, the entire arm broke off. This is how I… Read More

Outboard Conversion On A Gemini 105M

I recently repowered my Westerbeke and Sillette equipped Gemini with a Honda 15 HP high thrust outboard. Overall the outboard conversion wasn’t that complicated but it did take a few days of work to complete. The work was all done with the boat in the water. Here is a summary of the entire process. I’m… Read More

Gemini Rudder Repair

The Gemini comes equipped with kick up rudders. What they don’t tell you is that the degree to which your rudders kick up may vary depending on what day of the week your boat was built. I beached the Turtle stern up, to do some bottom work, in almost the exact same spot that a… Read More

Upgrades Part 3

Here’s the final post about modifications and upgrades that were made to the boat. The following is a list of things that were added for comfort and convenience. Helm Seat A swiveling captain’s chair and swiveling and sliding admiral’s chair were installed. They were mounted using a Garelick side mount kit, 2 swivels, a Garelick… Read More