She is learning as she goes and, despite facing some trials and tribulations along the way, maintains a "go with it attitude" and focuses on the task at hand. I just really love how honest and open she is in the videos about the realities of refitting a pretty derelict boat, sometimes her emotions are almost palpable.
These videos are also a good reminder for me that you don't need an expensive boat with all the latest/greatest/best gear (despite what the forums say) to make the dream a reality. It's so easy to get caught up in thinking that you need a top-of-the-line hypalon dinghy with a rigid bottom and a 15+ horsepower motor* or AIS AND an SSB radio AND radar AND a liferaft AND AND AND. Honestly, it's exhausting. When asked what they'd have done differently before leaving, cruisers don't typically say "I wish I'd upgraded my dinghy" or "I wish I would have gotten a bigger chart plotter". Nope. Instead, their sentiment is usually; "I wish I'd have left sooner!".
*I understand that having a functional dinghy is important...I'm not saying a half floating dinghy that leaks like a sieve is the best idea. But should it stop you? I don't think so. Sometimes it's the misadventures along the way that make the best memories.
And I love this girl's sense of independence, resolve and commitment to making her dream a reality. Plus, it makes me realize how utterly mechanically useless I usually am onboard. I think I need to step up my game.
Anywho, there are currently 17 short videos, with a new video being posted every Friday. I know I'll be tuning in every week to follow along, and you should check it out too!