Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fixing water

Fixing the water problem was a simple matter of a new T-joint, some hose, and some clamps... only about $15 total. Another bullet dodged and the Fitz motors on!

In the meantime, Jenny added a "Links" section to the right of the page. Hopefully we'll get a few useful things up there. Suggestions welcome.

Friday, September 21, 2007


this is pretty neat... about that boat that was here.

hosed again

Pressurized water system broke this week. A hose cracked right next to a T-coupling. Of course, the hose had a strange end on it so I can't seem to find a replacement and haven't been able to figure out a way to rig it in the meantime. Filling jugs of water constantly is getting a bit old. Especially when doing dishes.... Jenny's parents are here for now, but when they leave I've gotta tear this old system out and start replacing with a few updated and better couplings.... too bad classes just started. I'll be busy for a while. :)

I'll try to keep blogging!

I was going to end the blog there, but this reminds me that I would like to post how I intend to make this blog a bit more helpful/friendly to the liveaboard wannabes out there. When we were looking into this lifestyle people were largely helpful and welcoming. It is very easy to get lots of quality info via the internet and a large array of books. But the real learning didn't seem to REALLY start till we moved on. With that in mind, I'd kind of like to "catalog" so to speak all of the various repairs, troubles, and learning experiences that we have while embarking on our life aboard. There have been many already. This water problem is just the first one that I've chosen to share via the blog world. While these problems can be annoying they are only a slight hindrance in the light of how great living aboard has been to us.

Having said that..... once again,
I'll try to keep blogging!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Gorch Fock

Yet another sweet tallship has arrived in our harbor. This one docked right smack in front of the constitution, so it is really right next to us. It is the "Gorch Fock" which appears to be some sort of training schooner from Germany.

How very "Triumph of the Will"

Anyhow, darn cool looking boat. Probably my favorite of the summer. I can't seem to get it and the Constitution to fit in the same pic, but it looks to be a good twice the size of the Constitution.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

zincs and such

Haven't really gone out lately.

Need to get the zincs changed. Soon.

Someone gave me the idea of taking the boat up the charles river until the current is real slow (like lily pads growing slow) and anchoring in 3-4 feet of water and just doing it there. I think it is such a good and fun idea. Perhaps that will happen in the next weekend or two. Anyone wanna go with?


Sunday, September 9, 2007


This charter boat just dropped into the marina. Wait...not only did it "drop in", but it spun around 180 degrees and BACKED into the slip.


At 112 feet, our boat could fit end to end in it 3 1/3 times, and the boat is just about 2 times as wide.....that's almost 7 times the amount of boat that we have.

In the meantime, it is a very chilly 63 degrees outside, and I decided to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven. I am so excited for the fall weather.


Jason & Katie visit

Last weekend, we had more visitors! Jason & Katie took a last minute trip out here from Friday - Monday, so we took the boat out from Saturday to Sunday morning and went first to Rainford Island, then motored over to Peddocks, where we stayed the night...apparently, we like Peddocks.

We did the usual - we cooked out, fished and played some card games (and pictionary!)

Some pictures:

Katie tried her hand at fishing. Her bait kept falling off...

Gollum seemed rather pleased with being out on the water. Can't you tell?

Justin bought some fish to catch bigger fish with. Somehow, it just didn't seem to do the trick.

But he caught me! har har har.

Group picture, minus Gollum. relaxing.


Saturday, September 8, 2007

parents house

So, I'm at my parents house back in Michigan for the weekend. While I'm here I've found they have a bunch of fun boat pictures on their computer. I'm just going to put a few up here since their pc is kinda (really) slow.