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12 days ago
How do you make and spend money each month as a cruiser or live aboard sailor? The people want to know!
13 days ago
Preparing the boat is an on-going exercise, daily, and weekly. Doing various jobs, as well as testing the systems for a long term cruise are critical. Find out what we did today....
19 days ago
Sea Captain is a rough, tough name.  Because, Sea Captains are rough and tough.  I suppose, I’m rough sometimes, and usually pretty tough.  But, I’m no “Sea Captain”.  I’ve lived aboard Adventure for over four years.  To be honest, I’m not really even a “Captain” or licensed ship’s master (though that might change in the […]
21 days ago
Bimini: Just prior to Hurricane Florence last year, I made an error on leaving my solar panels and bimini in place.  Well, sort of an error.  I knew that the windage would be high and the bimini was mounted under the solar panels, and the posts holding the solar up went THROUGH the bimini.  I […]
23 days ago
Making fresh water from sea or brackish water is turning out to be kind of fun. Our water tank is getting low, so I fired up the water maker. This is only the third time we’ve run it for a good length of time, and figured it was time to make sure things work well. […]
1 month ago
A few days ago, I ran into a man who does canvas work.  He also bends and cuts the steel. Had a chat with him about things, and decided to make some changes. We’ve not been terribly happy with my “makeshift” solar panel mounts because they were made partially of aluminum, on stainless steel (not […]
1 month ago
Well over a year ago I was doing research on water makers – reverse osmosis water makers specifically. I wanted a modular system, and had found one, but the price was about 5-6 thousand dollars. I also researched building my own, and found I didn’t really have the time and money to slap-dash something together, […]
5 months ago
When we came back to the marina, we were happy to see our boat.  We both missed Adventure very much.  Had the bottom cleaned by the local divers, and found out there was a LOT of hard growth on the bottom, where she tends to settle in at low tide. Adventure from SHVM docks (Image […]
6 months ago
Back in September, we had to deal with two life threatening conditions. The first was a possible Category 4 hurricane (Florence) headed straight for us. The second was JoAnne’s CA-125 numbers rising.  The CA-125 is a particular cancer antigen they use to determine if there are ovarian tumors growing in her body.  The previous June […]
10 months ago
Today is also Pearl Harbor Day.  I suppose it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything.  At least here. I’ve posted on other blogs, facebook, and our FB groups, but not here. So, here’s December’s post. Tonight, we go see our Granddaughter, Cassie, in a play, Death of a Salesman (I think).  High School rendition, so […]
11 months ago
I have already related to you the mess we had with insurance over medical problems. We came back to Colorado, and then after getting that straightened out, we saw JoAnne’s oncologist, and dates were scheduled. As luck, or perhaps fine tuning, would have it, we had a three week hiatus in which to make another […]
12 months ago
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13 months ago
I suppose the idea of cruising in a sailboat (or any boat for that matter) entails travel, seeing new places, meeting new people, having new experiences and generally involves the movement of your …
14 months ago
Bear with me a moment, because I have to introduce why I am posting. I’ve been searching for information about the boat we own, called “Adventure”. She has had three names I’…
15 months ago
At the beginning of June, JoAnne and I had to make the long, arduous journey across 4000 miles.  Ok, well, 1980 miles to Colorado and back again to North Carolina. We had the annual doctor’s …
17 months ago
A few weeks ago we experienced first (on a Monday) being told we’d have to move out of our nice slip to somewhere else, second, (on a Tuesday) a fire (in the inverter/charging system), and th…
19 months ago
We sat around discussing what to do a month or so back after a failed attempt to depart for the Bahamas. Spending the day and well into the night sailing a long tack (40 miles total) off shore only…
21 months ago
We were set to pull out of the marina as the tide was falling.  I had 15 minutes to play with before the water would be too thin for us.  We waited for one of the crew’s family to come and sa…
22 months ago
Sometimes life throws things at you and you fall down and get up and try again.  Sometimes, people just give up and quit. JoAnne and I have been at this marina a whole year.  We’ve made wonde…
23 months ago
During our safety checks we discovered all of our fire fighting gear was under recall.  How nice. We’re trying to decide if we want to go with possibly bad, definitely recalled fire extinguis…
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