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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 Security page
Be safe! Plus medicine locker contents.

Aphorism Alert:  Things get worse under pressure.

Be safe!

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

  1. First Mates

  2. Going Batty

  3. Outside the Box (fire extinguisher hint)

  4. Air Horn Saves the Day

  5. We've Seen Worse

  6. Pan-Pan Ponderings

  7. Fog

  8. (Joshua Slocum's) Spray replica Anja

  9. Manatee Moves

  10. Anchor Down

  11. Bilge Pump OUCH

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

  13. Emergency Anchor Up (OpenCPN info too)

  14. Spook-tacular circa 2014

  15. Electrical Field versus Compass (Captain Murphy)

  16. Windlass is Necessary (for me)

  17. Anchor Light for Dinghy

  18. What Not To Do (smart anchoring)

  19. Stabilize a Hard Dinghy (inexpensive how-to)

  20. More Emergency Anchor Up Info

  21. Power Cord Primer

  22. Windlass Debris becomes Handhold

  23. Anchor Ball

  24. Inexpensive Line Cutter

  25. Boat Etiquette 101: Permission to board

  26. On the St. John's River

  27. From Carrabelle to St. Pete (via truck)

  28. Falling Overboard

  29. Boat Noises

  30. Red Fish, Green Fish (visual clues)

  31. Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Batteries

  32. Hoops and Loops

  33. Report on Colin (a tropical storm)

  34. Safety Nets

  35. Marking my Paddles (dinghy safety equipment)

  36. Naming Your Dinghy

  37. Missing Medicines

  38. How to Pick an Outboard Motor

  39. JB Weld (cap won't open fix)

  40. On Island Time (Schucker 440 Motorsailor)

  41. Hurricane Irma (part 1)

  42. Hurricane Irma (part 2)

  43. Hurricane Irma (part 3)

  44. Hurricane Irma (part 4)

  45. Hurricane Irma Saga

  46. Storm and Hurricane Info Links

  47. Washing Dishes and Saving Water

  48. Hurricane Michael (with Carrabelle pictures)

  49. Dating for Boaters - Part 4

  50. Dating for Boaters (summary)

  51. Broken Arm Lessons

  52. Visiting Manatees (plus boatyard plans)

  53. Preventing Injury, Step Edition

  54. Credit Card Compromised

  55. To the Boatyard

  56. New Flares

  57. The List (swim platform edition)

  58. Thanksgiving 2020 and Shopping

  59. Lightning Strike series Conclusion (part 2)

  60. Lightning Strike series Summary (parts 1 and 2)

  61. Matt's Loss (sad news)

  62. Christmas 2021

  63. Creating a Private Cabin

  64. Witch Hazel

  65. Soapbox:  Ladder Edition

  66. Thermostat and RJ11 Troubles (Mistakes were Made, Part 4)

  67. AC Install from Hades (Mistakes were Made, complete series)


  69. coming soon



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Topics of Interest:
You can achieve a simple satisfying life


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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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