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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.

2019 Archive



  • Frog and the Red Tide. Soloist life aboard Seaweed can be interesting. One particular thing I enjoy is the variety that each new day brings. Today I might spend blitzing on new Kindle books, while tomorrow might find me in the bilges. I believe the mental stimulation is good for me. Sometimes though I'm a bit too stimulated. Here's what happened recently.
    Categories: Characters, Galley, Locations, Money, Wild Things,

  • Battery Check and Cheater Method. Aboard Seaweed I inspect my batteries the first week of each month. But checking each cell, load testing, and more all takes time. Sometimes I just want the job done. It is important to do this monthly, at least for folks like me using inexpensive lead acid batteries from Walmart. After six months of testing I am confident my  "cheater" method  is working well. Here's what I do.
    Categories: Boat Talk, Characters, Gear, In the Bilges, Locations, Recommendations,


This is the last article published in 2018 ...

  • Pilothouse AC Power Solution. For years I have wished for an electric outlet in my pilothouse. During the Christmas season I enjoy having lights up there. Though I do have an outlet on the port side by my dinette, I wanted one forward too. The ideal spot is on my dashboard. Rain could present a problem in that location. Eventually I came up with a $5 solution. Here's what I did.
    Categories: Boat Talk, Characters, Gear, Pets,


(this is the Archive for 2019)

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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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