I just read about Skipper's passing. There is nothing I can say other than I remember Skipper as a nice dog who was certainly protective of you. Skipper will be missed by all who read your pages, but most of all by you.
I really loved reading your site and learning all about your "decadent" lifestyle. Although we live in the mountains (in an old solar powered farmhouse for the last 32 years) I really love the idea of the freedom found on the water. We're planning on selling up soon (all the kids have flown the nest) this place is too big for just two. I'm hankering to buy a small boat, but the wife is reluctant, to say the least! Anyway, reading your articles brings it all so much closer (and may even fulfil my lust for the sea) Thanks once again and stay safe.
Thank so much for information on creating your own Butt Connectors. I'm not on my sailboat anymore.. but I do have "oceanfront" property in Arizona. Long ways from store.. Would love to connect! Creating a place where people can learn upcycling and DIY!
Hey Janice! We are in Carrabelle, where we met you in 2014, and you wrote the great article about the Manatee. We were in Harry's last night reminiscing about when you won $500 in the drawing! We plan to leave for Steinhatchee tomorrow. We hope all is well with you. Love, Sarah, Ted and Patches aboard the Manatee
Janice: Please forgive my bad manners in no responding earlier. Your 2021 Christmas star is hanging on the lampshade next to your 2020 star, so I look at them every day. Plus, Star 2020 supports a Christmas ornament with a pic of my new 6 month old grandson, my first. I am a man of tradition, and I hope this tradition continues. Thank you very much.
Just got your ornament in the mail! Thanks so much, and merry Christmas!
Janice, still receiving emails despite asking you to take me off the list. Please remove me.
Janice, again requesting that you remove me from the mailing list after receiving yesterday's email from you.
Janice, please remove me from your mailing list. I have now emailed you about 8 times requesting to be removed. Perhaps this might get your attention? Liz
Saw your "return to Trawler Forum" message and several responses to new threads and decided to check out your site. Very inspiring. My wife and I, after 10 years of searching, found our new home. It's a 1983 Defever 44 OC and we love it.
Thanks for letting others live their boat dreams through your experiences. I wish you good Luck on your journeys!
HI Janice! I came across your website when i was scouring the internet for more info on the beautiful Thompson 44 Trawler "lily Maria." she had came up for sale and my wife and i instantly fell inlove with her and after finding your article about her we knew she was the boat for us.
we made a call and drove to find her. sorry to say that she has definetly seen better days. her captain and first mate would be heart broken if they could see the state she is in.
any ways.... I have been following you ever since.
much love and good wishes.
Hello Captain Janice and Happy New Year. I got the best surprise today, your Christmas card and awesome ornament. It’s hanging on my tree now. Thank you so much, it just the nicest thing and made my day.
Hi Janice, We love your Seaweed , and live aboard our Schucker 436 motorsailor! Alibi II
Hello Janice, Thank you for the kind words and including Midwest Steel and Aluminum in your articles. We appreciate your feedback.
Hallo. I guess I'm the one with the 3rd Schucker still afloat. Just spent over two years renovating her. She looks good. Getting ready for a little outing before selling. Are you still out exploring? I can't wait. My friends call me Ingemar.
Enjoyed reading the drain article. Fellow BOC member.
It's October! How are you doing?
I'm trying so hard not to die with envy Janice but I do so admire you for taking on life like a Storm Trooper and not surrendering to it. To the winner goes the spoils and you are a winner in every way. I'm loving your story and can't wait to read more!
I've been reading your blog for some time and enjoy your writings.
I'm sorry to hear about your accident.
I've sent you $30 via pp. Hopefully it'll help you get that handhold installed or something.
Hi Janice, I love the information on your site. I just bought a 47' Bluewater SC and love it. I have had to learn some things fast because of some issues with transport and just learning how to manage a boat. Not navigating it yet, need to get lessons soon. Learning a lot about living in a marina on a boat full time.
bad spelling - that is Sparhawk
I enjoy reading of your exploits / challenges / advice and so on. I retired last year and have been playing around on a Monk 36 for the winters in Florida. Like you (and Water Rat), there is nothing so enjoyable as just messing around in boats. N obody says you have to be full time to have a great time.
Keep it up and I will keep on reading. My boat is Saprhawk so if you see me say hello.
Hi Janice. I've followed your blog off and on for a few years now and you were instrumental in me retiring a bit early. Thanks. I bought a trawler a couple of years ago. It needed lots of work and would not have been my first choice of boats. I love sailing but my wife not so much so we compromised. I figured we'll fix up the old trawler and cruise her a bit to see if she likes life afloat and then maybe later a sailboat. Your article about listening to your partner is spot on. Thanks again for sharing with us all.
Hey Jan, r u ok? I have sent inquiries via the C&S forum as to your safety but no response. Let us know please, Sid.
Janice, You all are in our prayers. Be safe!
Lovely website and lovely lifestyle you lead here. I hope your day is going well. ( :
Thanks for the nice article on the joys of Fresh Market Tuesdays in Gulfport. Hope to see you next time you & Skipper blow by! Jan
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I'd like to second the advice to buy ONLY brand name "Vice Grips".
Over the years off brands have always left me bleeding and unhappy.
Hello, please contact me....I give you a wave each time you pass my dock! Bill