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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 Relationships page
Cruising partner matters

Aphorism Alert:  Life Rules: #1) If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. #2) If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. #3) If you do not step forward, you will remain in the same place.

Cruising partner matters

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

  1. Boatyard Blues

  2. If the Deck Shoe Fits

  3. Where the Women Are

  4. Intriguing Possibilities (boat cards)

  5. Reluctant Wives

  6. We've Seen Worse

  7. Overnight Guests

  8. Men Buy, Women Shop

  9. Dating after Decades

  10. Sadder and Wiser by Eliza

  11. Gender Guff

  12. Expert Advice versus Intuition (spare parts inventory)

  13. Seldom Bored

  14. Boat Buying with your New Partner

  15. Dresses and Yeses by Eliza

  16. Life onboard Lily Maria (Thompson 44 M/V)

  17. 5 Pounds of Shrimp (how to find discount diesel)

  18. Warranty Paperwork (SeaSense bilge pump) Boys should be nice to little girls on boats.

  19. Decadence Required

  20. Cruising in Tandem

  21. Keeping in Touch with Grandchildren

  22. Making a Treasure Chest

  23. Sharing Plants

  24. How to Pick an Outboard Motor

  25. Sailboat in Gulfport

  26. Buying a Big Boat (part 1)

  27. On Island Time (Schucker 440 Motorsailor)

  28. Is a 34' boat Big Enough?

  29. Hurricane Michael (with Carrabelle pictures)

  30. Mistakes Made - Pick the Right Boat

  31. Dating for Boaters - Part 1

  32. Dating for Boaters - Part 2

  33. Dating for Boaters - Part 3

  34. Dating for Boaters - Part 4

  35. Dating for Boaters - Part 5

  36. Dating for Boaters (summary)


  38. 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!

Topics of Interest:
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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