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Kayak adventure camping at Dugong beach Whitsundays
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Interviewed by new.com.au in their cash confessions series.

On Friday last week I was interviewed by Vanessa from news.com.au as part of their cash confessions series. Find my interview here. In our conversation I speak about paying my mortgage off in eight years. How I save and why I do it. How having choices is more important than having lots of stuff. How travel and adventure at the top of my list. So go take a look, I hope you enjoy the read. www.livingourlifestyle.com

Cleaning the bilge on our wooden sailboat with a fire hose

This afternoon, after the big rain storm, Kevin used a fire hose to clean out the bilge ready for the electric motor to be installed tomorrow. What fun Kevin had with the fire hose. But it was the best and quickest way to clean the bilge. Cleaning the bilge is a dirty, disgusting job which Kevin gets to do. But as we are going electric we are hoping the is one of the last time it will need cleaned. Yesterday I painted the boat. We expect to be sailing out on 24th October as an EV sailboat, and we can't wait.

On the 24th October Clipper will sail off as an electric vehicle. See her launch in the morning.

Come and see Clipper launch on Wednesday morning around 9 am ish, we think, as an electric vehicle. Two and a half years of research and Clipper is about the get her electric motor. We are at Wynnum Manly marina slip way to do the installation. This will make her a sailboat EV (electric vehicle). Bringing Clipper a 50 year old wooden sailboat into the 21 century 2018. We would be absolutely stocked for as many people as possible to come and watch her go back into the water. During our time at the Manly Wynnum slip way, which is the best slip we have found in Queensland. We have gone through our yearly anti foul maintenance schedule. But this slipping is really all about the electric motor.