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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.

The Organizing page
How to fight clutter and stow boat gear


Aphorism Alert:  Hey buddy...just because I have to leave now (October) to be there in February doesn't mean I am slow...well OK...bicyclists....good rowers...even fast walkers can beat me down there...but that doesn't mean I am slow...I often pass turtles sunning themselves!!!! psneed.

How to fight clutter and stow boat gear

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

  1. Getting Started

  2. Prepping - Plastics

  3. Boatyard Blues

  4. Organizing Your Tools

  5. 3x5 Cards

  6. Spices

  7. Organizing Humbug

  8. How to Access Galley Storage

  9. Anchor Up (Painting your chain)

  10. Budget Spice Shelf (costs less than $1)

  11. Warranty Paperwork (SeaSense bilge pump)

  12. Planning for Adventure (cruising guides)

  13. Decadence Required

  14. Songbird in Water

  15. Inexpensive Line Cutter

  16. Heat Rises and Mildew Grows (finding discounts on Amazon)

  17. Chaos in the Galley

  18. Happy Books (and drunk advice)

  19. Making a Shelf (and paper towel holder)

  20. Garbage Bag Solution

  21. DIY Bigelow Teas ( and engine swap update)

  22. Freezer Ice Bag

  23. Buy and Install Levels

  24. Spare Prop has Swap Potential

  25. Screen Update

  26. Paper Problem (having spares)

  27. Label Everything

  28. Storing Nuts, Bolts and Screws

  29. Finding a Veterinarian

  30. Paralyzed by Planning (includes sundries list)


  32. coming soon



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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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