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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 Unmentionables page
The head aka bathroom, laundry, trash disposal, etc.

Aphorism Alert:  Ajax (the soap) is a reference to a character in Greek mythology commonly said to be stronger than all of Greece (grease). HuckFanjo on reddit.

The head aka bathroom, trash disposal, etc.

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

  1. Screening Seaweed

  2. Fish Training 101

  3. In the Head

  4. Pet Poop Primer (it's not horrid!) [in comments section]

  5. Ten Dollars a Day

  6. Showers Aboard (water saving tips)

  7. Trash Solutions

  8. Head Hints (and engine update)

  9. Toilet Tissue (aka TP)

  10. Spring on Pi Day (copper advice)

  11. Black Bag Freedom by Steven of vanabodingwithsteve.blogspot.com

  12. Laundry Hauling Made Easier

  13. Finding Your Boat (part 2) [in the comments section]

  14. Finding Your Boat (part 3) [in the comments section]

  15. , and Finding  Your Boat Series

  16. Composting Toilet How-To

  17. Garbage Bag Solution

  18. St. Pete boat show 2015 (part 1)

  19. Time Flies by Peggie Hall, Head Mistress

  20. Boat Search for Beginners (DIY survey)

  21. Paper Problem (having spares)

  22. Baby Wipes

  23. Hanging In the Head

  24. Missing Medicines

  25. Meet the Culprit (styptic)

  26. Upside Down Tomato Plant How-To

  27. What to Wear

  28. Drain Cleaner

  29. Five Dollars at a Time

  30. Rat Traps (securing mouse traps too)

  31. Scorpion Vacuum and Kindle Fire Questions

  32. Garbage Containers

  33. Clothes in the Bilges

  34. Washing Clothes Without a Machine (salt water versus ammonia)

  35. Laundry Bag (and Captiva Island)

  36. Beckson Plate Fix

  37. Clothespins and Hanger Advice

  38. Best Choice Washer

  39. Diverting Portlight Drips (paper towel edition)

  40. Tips for Cooling the Boat

  41. Removing Blood Stains

  42. Hanger Storage

  43. Mildew and Rust Solutions

  44. Screen Solution (newest version)

  45. Witch Hazel

  46. Dawn Detergent


  48. 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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