In 2001, after a bout with cancer which left us feeling that the future was not as certain as we'd thought before, we decided not to put off our dream......we wanted to take our daughter and go sailing for an extended time. When we bought our boat Zora she needed a lot of work, but.... with a little help from friends and strangers.... we did it! After a two-year major refit we set sail on our big adventure: we lived aboard for two years and traveled from Maine to South America and back. On this web site we've chronicled the renovation of the boat and shared stories and photos from the 2-year cruise. We've gained much knowledge and entertainment from other sailors' web sites, and we hope that ours will be of some use to others!  

Thanks for visiting...

Stacey, Neil & Olivia

The Refit

Our new project