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January 31, 2020

When it’s time to change the oil in the three engines, two mains and one generator on our 1954 forty foot Huckins sedan cruiser Patty O’, it’s not decided by the calendar or hours run, but by the results of samples from each engine. These samples are sent to a company...

January 2, 2020

As someone who lives full time aboard a boat I have, out of necessity become a student of weather. For most people, weather information (I won’t call it forecasting) is gleaned from a segment of local news. A good looking person stands in front of a large monitor and d...

November 8, 2019

For whatever reasons weather this past fall and early winter have been squirrelly.   Thunderstorms following thunderstorms. Temps far above the norm. Not going to get involved in the politically correct debate on climate change or whatever you choose to call it. Bottom...

September 25, 2019

Living aboard can be trying. There are those who consider us to be homeless, although nothing is further from the truth. It’s gotten so we rarely admit to our lifestyle. To do so sometimes means the following half hour or so is spent answering questions. People have ma...