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Welcome to Sailing Blown Away where we share our dream of sailing around the world and how we bought a six year old 2015 Leopard 44 rental catamaran from Moorings / Sunsail at a great price and with the money we saved are transforming it into a state-of-the-art off grid world cruising machine.

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120:  Sailing Blown Away's All New Upgrades Tour - 2015 Leopard 44 Catamaran
Sailing Blown Away

120: Sailing Blown Away's All New Upgrades Tour - 2015 Leopard 44 Catamaran

Our Sailing Blown Away 2015 Leopard 44 catamaran is NEW and IMPROVED and we are excited to show her off! It’s been almost 4 months of upgrades at the work dock in Sint Maarten and Blown Away has now been transformed from Sunsail 444 charter catamaran into the world class blue water offshore sailboat of our dreams which is now our full time home and we are enjoying all of the changes. Remember our first tour of our newly purchased our boat (Episode 101) on the day we closed and moved on to her on the 19th of November 2020? Please note that many of our upgrades and their specifications can be found on our website, and as always, please do not hesitate to ask questions by leaving comments! In this video, we will show the following changes that have taken place since our first tour which includes a Highfield Classic 380 dinghy, Nissan Marine 2 stroke 30 hp outboard, customized davit system, scuba tank and life-raft quick release fabrication, Sunbrella front and back cockpit cushions, Raymarine Axiom + 12 inch screen chart plotter, appliances, new DC and AC outlets in the salon, Relion 300 ah lithium batteries, Spectra Newport 400 DC watermaker, Dometic CFX3 100 refrigerator freezer, Iridium Go, Pirate Lights Security System, mattress topper, washing machine, helm and cockpit enclosure, parasail rigging, bridle, Mantus M1 85 lb anchor, chain lock shift, watermaker watertank manifold addition to fill all three tanks, Jabsco high pressure 60 psi deck wash, and LG Neon 2 410 and 355 watt solar panels. Please make sure that you subscribe to our channel to receive notifications of future videos detailing each of the upgrades introduced in this video. NEW TO OUR CHANNEL? We are Eileen and Brown Councill. Welcome to our channel and a glimpse into our NEW life adventure! 2020 was a year of uncertainty and change (for all of us, right?), but we overcame the challenges and decided it was time to chase our dream, to sail around the world! Did I mention that we have very little sailing experience? Before leaving Qingdao, China, our home of 4 years, we sold almost all of our earthly possessions and started our international search to find the right sailboat that we would call "home." After 5 months of unanticipated twists and turns, we found what we were looking for, a used Leopard 44' Catamaran located in St. Lucia. So, here begins our journey, filled with unmatched excitement and honestly, a bit of trepidation as well. We have much to learn as we travel the world on our floating home and we intend to document that journey and share it with you. We are so glad you have decided to join us, and we hope that you will find our story so compelling that it will inspire you to chase your dreams too! As a viewer, we consider you to be part of our family and look forward to getting to know you. Don't hesitate to comment on our videos and ask questions. We will do our best to answer every correspondence! All we ask is that you have patience with us as we work really hard to improve our camera/video techniques and ability to tell a story. Hopefully, you will be as BLOWN AWAY from watching, as we are in experiencing and producing our adventures! If you wish to support our video efforts, all we ask is that you SUBSCRIBE, give a THUMBS UP, and SHARE our videos with your friends! SUBSCRIBE