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23' mini-trawler
by Schucker

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

Trawler life on a nickel budget is possible.
I'm doing it and you can too.

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

The Memory Lane page
Stories of Yesteryear

Aphorism Alert:  I thought about making a movie for folks my age and calling it "Pumping Rust."

Memory Lane
Stories from yesteryear

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

  1. Prepping - Plastics
  2. The Log Book
  3. Christmas Aboard 2013
  4. Kitchen Clutter
  5. Heaters Debunked
  6. The Fishing Boat
  7. Blue-Water Boats
  8. Engine Update (swapping motors is complicated)
  9. Gender Guff
  10. Shark Changes Plans
  11. Boating Changes over the Decades
  12. Afternoon Entertainment
  13. Glass-bottom Dinghy
  14. Cuban Conch Chowder
  15. Windlass is Necessary (for me)
  16. Holiday Invitations (Christmas 2014)
  17. Warranty Paperwork (SeaSense bilge pump)
  18. Hiring Expertise
  19. Rocky Raccoon Returns
  20. Chaos in the Galley
  21. On the St. John's River
  22. Little Things (hobby afloat)
  23. Keeping in Touch with Grandchildren
  24. Securing the Microwave
  25. Cup-holder Repair
  26. Sharing Plants
  27. Buying a Big Boat (part 3)
  28. Buying a Big Boat Series
  29. Upside Down Tomato Plant How-To
  30. Scissors in the Galley (baked bacon)
  31. Refrigerator Power Requirements (Part 1)
  32. Powering the Refrigerator The Complete Series
  33. Beckson Plate Fix
  34. Red Tide and Forest Fires
  35. Washing Dishes and Saving Water
  36. Fixing a 24-hour Clock
  37. Perfect Eggs - Eggy Timer (no reefer advice)
  38. Halloween 2018
  39. Red Tide Miracles
  40. My Life Afloat Decision (Alz advice too)
  41. Mistakes Made - Pick the Right Boat
  42. Energy Efficient Christmas Lights
  43. Inverters Make AC Power (Part IV)
  44. Solar, Batteries and an Inverter
  45. Battery Check and Cheater Method
  46. Best Choice Washer
  47. Running the Hounds by Captain Sid Tracy
  48. VHF by my Bunk (spare radio)
  49. Mucket the Mallard Drake
  50. Microgreens Seeds to Harvest (part 3)
  51. Microgreens Aboard Seaweed (series)
  52. The Newest
  53. Birds bring Happiness
  54. Christmas Friends
  55. Christmas Memories
  56. New Alternator Bracket
  57. Hanger Storage
  58. Cheesecake (easy no milk/no bake method)
  59. Alex Moody's Carafe
  60. Seaweed's New Address
  61. Barracudas and Ciguatera Toxin
  62. Mother's Day Manatees (netbook news)
  63. Screen Solution (newest version)
  64. Adding an Air-Breeze Wind Generator (#2 in series)
  65. And in Conclusion (#6 in series)
  66. Power from None to Now (the complete series)
  67. Holiday Cards
  68. Apple Options
  69. Making a Garland
  70. Daddy's Bottom Scraper
  71. Pancake Memories
  72. Watermaker Woes
  73. Inverter Friendly Pancake Griddle
  74. Estate Sale Book Finds
  75. After Hurricane Ian  (part 2)
  76. Before and After Hurricane Ian (parts 1 and 2)
  77. Marineland of Florida
  78. Expensive Tomatoes (comments)
  79. Rules for Life
  80. Manatee Mob (aka Aggregate)
  82. 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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