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23' mini-trawler
by Schucker

Janice aboard Seaweed,
living the good life afloat...

Trawler cruising on $14 per day is possible.
I'm doing it and you can too.

Janice Marois, nautical journalist.
Accredited member of Boat Writers International.

2018 Archive



  • Rat Traps (securing mouse traps too) So far, knock teak, I have not had an issue with rodents aboard Seaweed. This fact does not mean that I am unprepared for such an event. To be on the safe side several traps were purchased. In case I'm faced with rats or mice I want weapons in my arsenal.  Here is how I make sure the critters cannot escape.
    Categories: Boat Talk, Boats, Characters, Galley, Unmentionables, Wild Things,

  • Five Dollars at a Time. Women have a distinct advantage over men. We are more willing to admit that we aren't 25 years old any more. Of course you fellows can do a lot. The question comes down to "Should you?" More often than not, the answer is no. If you are like me, perhaps my solution will work for you.
    Categories: Boats, Characters, Fishing, Galley, Locations, Money, Unmentionables,

  • Advice for the Vintage Boater. Last month I received the nicest note from a gent who can be considered vintage. Grover asked "Do you know where there is a trawler like yours for sale?" Alas I do not. That however is not necessarily a bad thing. I believe there are alternatives that should be considered if limited mobility is an issue. These options are often less costly than my own Seaweed. Details follow.
    Categories: Boats, Characters, Wild Things,

(this is the Archive for 2018)

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A favorite aphorism:  A good deed is like a pebble thrown into a pool of water. The ripples spread far beyond the point of impact. Dear Abby by her daughter Pauline Phillips.

My home is not fancy by any means, however you cannot imagine how wonderful it is to come back to her after an expedition on shore.

If I can live this life, why not you too?

Skipper, First Mate extraordinaire

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