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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 Organizing Boat Gear page
How to fight clutter and stow boat gear

Aphorism Alert:  For the longest time I thought I needed to be more organized. Now I know I just needed less stuff. http://inspiredrd.com

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 the 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)

  31. Dock Lines from Halyards (snubber too)

  32. Stacking Battery Cables

  33. Beckson Plate Fix

  34. Book of Labels (refried beans recipe)

  35. Routine Maintenance of Hose Clamps

  36. Clothespins and Hanger Advice

  37. Attaching a Fishing Reel

  38. Stowing Halloween and Thanksgiving Decor

  39. Nifty Nantucket Bagg (plus Harbor Freight tool rule)

  40. Microgreens Shelves Installed (part 4)

  41. Microgreens Aboard Seaweed (series)

  42. New Flares

  43. Apple Cider Vinegar VS Fruit Flies

  44. Thanksgiving 2020 and Shopping

  45. Christmas Memories

  46. Hanger Storage

  47. Mildew and Rust Solutions

  48. Pancake Memories

  49. Struggling with Stuff


  51. coming soon



The Archive holds a chronological list of every item published on my website. It includes a brief synopsis (not just the title) along with the topics covered in each article.

Click on the title and voila: you're there. Enjoy!

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You can achieve a simple satisfying life


For years I've been collecting short pithy statements otherwise known as aphorisms. If you're like me and enjoy the weird, go ahead and CLICK!

These are previously posted -- for new, you'll have to come visit again.

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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