Writings

Live Off the Ball and Living Off the Hook

I stumbled across this article this morning and thought it might be worth sharing: https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/3/31/freedom-is-sweet-for-the-liveaboards-off-bradenton-beach An Instruction Manual With my book, I sought to offer a definitive guide to certain types of living and a ton of considerations. Live underway and on the chain can be so

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Considerations as you choose your Slip and Marina by John Hawthorne

Considerations as you choose your Slip and Marina by John Hawthorne

I recently came across John Hawthorne’s article on 14 questions to ask before renting or purchasing a slip.  Actually, John contacted me, and it’s good he did that as this is a great start when it comes to the core considerations when choosing your “place of berth”

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Just added – New FAQ on Living Aboard Costs!

I never really thought to add a separate FAQ on costs – but it turns out that it is better late than never. Here is a short FAQ – as well as a link to the super-often-requested spreadsheet. How much does it cost to live aboard a

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Derelict Liveaboard Boats: Reflections

Living aboard a boat can be more complicated than a mere lifestyle choice.  Access to marinas and water is very much a public, environmental and safety concern.  More so, the public (this includes all – including landlubbers, sightseers, tourists, commercial vessels and politicians) does have a legitimate say

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Where Does the Time Go? Welcome Spring

Where Does the Time Go?  Welcome Spring

I am amazed to think that time passes by so quickly. The real indicator of that is not gray hair, my daughter entering a different grade in school or really anything else of tangible meaning. The indicator for time passing is really the date of my last

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Our New E-Book World: All Formats of Living Aboard

Our New E-Book World: All Formats of Living Aboard

We have decided to make some changes for customers. No more protected files. No more selling only one format. We live in an interconnected world and people do change devices over time. From now on, we sell every format all for the price of one eBook format.

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Annual Winterize Your Boat Checklist

Annual Winterize Your Boat Checklist

With a special thanks to Chris Birch for providing us with his annual winterize-your-boat checklist, here are some thoughts for you to consider as you prepare your boat for the 2013/2014 winter. To all those of you whose season is coming to a close, I hope you

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Three Ways a De-icer can Protect Your Boat and Dock this Winter

Three Ways a De-icer can Protect Your Boat and Dock this Winter

Jack Frost can pack quite a bite, especially for boats that spend the winter in harbor. That’s why it’s important for boat and dock owners to do all they can to keep their vessels shielded from the snapping jaws of winter. In more temperate climates, where ice

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Boating Safety Season Early Reminder

A quick look at the news and another boating accident in the headlines. Usually, people die. This time, miraculously, everyone lived. See: Boating Accident News Story In this case, charges will probably be filed, but it could be so much worse. As we all get ready to

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Winterizing Your Boat: A Checklist (from Chris Birch)

Here is the awesome checklist put together by Chris Birch (and reposted with his permission).  To all those of you whose season is coming to a close, I hope you had an awesome season.  Hope that this checklist really comes in handy.  Chris is one of the

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Safety Reminder! Missing couple feared dead in Squalicum Harbor boat fire – On Patrol – bellinghamherald.com

Here is a reminder of one of the worst things that can happen aboard.  Fire. Boats can transition from romantic havens to death traps with fire.  They offer limited exits and surround the occupants with toxic and flammable kinder.  Here, there were limited firefighting capabilities. Security is

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The Onboard Bathroom Experience and the Magical Porta Potti

Life aboard a boat should bring with it all of life’s requirements – including, but not limited to, a toilet. At some point even the most bound up boaters will still have to go. In order to solve this simple problem, we all engage in some pretty

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Living Aboard Podcast – The Costs of Living Aboard (Episode 5)

Living Aboard Podcast – The Costs of Living Aboard (Episode 5)

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Living Aboard Podcast – Marinas

Living Aboard Podcast – Picking Your Marina –

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Living Aboard Podcast – Choosing a Boat Part II

Living Aboard a Boat Podcast – Part II on Choosing a Boat

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