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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.

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Brief notes about life

Aphorism Alert:  Never measure your fish. Fish will continue to grow long after being caught, as long as you don't know their correct length and weight to begin with. Conrad Fjetland.

Brief notes about life

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

These are short sketches of things I think... some will eventually be full length articles.  And others, well, I'm still blushing!

  1. Hatteras/Krogen demographic

  2. Fish Training 101

  3. Looking for Catamarans

  4. Why Be Normal

  5. How Do Osprey Land?

  6. Boat Presents

  7. Blowing Bubbles

  8. Hunting Nowadays

  9. Music in the Morning

  10. Kindle Reads

  11. Engine Update (swapping motors is complicated)

  12. After Easter (pot luck idea)

  13. Shark Changes Plans

  14. Dolphin Visits

  15. Some Crabbers are Perverse

  16. Deal Breaker (galley gear in thrift store)

  17. Boat Buying with your New Partner

  18. Boating Changes over the Decades

  19. Afternoon Entertainment

  20. Apple versus Microsoft

  21. Room for Improvement

  22. Romanticism versus Reality

  23. Flares Expire (my solution)

  24. Flavored Coffees (economical versions)

  25. Soloist Dinner Dilemmas

  26. Birds on Boats

  27. Spook-tacular circa 2014

  28. Sewing Kit Saves Time

  29. Warm Fuzzies (winter bedding)

  30. Dolphin Moment

  31. Toasting English Muffins on a Heater

  32. Silent Lessons

  33. Boat Shoes Inside

  34. Command in the Galley

  35. Barn Swallows (Kindle critique)

  36. Rocky Raccoon

  37. Songbird in Water

  38. Antique Speedboat (ID sought)

  39. Blackberries

  40. Non Sequitur on Boating

  41. StarBoard Stops

  42. Appearances Can Deceive

  43. Stone-Wave Sticks

  44. A New Calder's (2015, 4th Edition)

  45. Locker Latch Alignment

  46. Backing Plate Concerns

  47. Garbage Bag Solution

  48. Foaming Soap Dispenser (how to)

  49. Pet ID Tags

  50. Anhingas

  51. Fighting Inertia regarding Boat Gear

  52. Waterproof 8 Gauge Butt Connectors (make your own)

  53. Christina O. (Aristotle Onassis' yacht)

  54. Fool Me Once...

  55. Time Flies by Peggie Hall, Head Mistress

  56. Freezer Ice Bag

  57. Chicken Leg Quarters (canning times and quantities)

  58. Fried Chicken

  59. Buy and Install Levels

  60. The Birds (ordering iced coffee)

  61. Hiring a Diver

  62. Storing Nuts, Bolts and Screws

  63. Relief at a Dental Clinic

  64. Toy Bails Dinghy

  65. Pan Scrubber Fail

  66. Bolt Sizing Primer

  67. August Update

  68. Sea Fever on Gutenberg

  69. MIA in the Abyss

  70. Fast Window Curtains (a thrift store recycle)

  71. All's Well aboard Seaweed

  72. Seaweed's Dryer Bar

  73. Dish Towels

  74. Magnifier

  75. Book Store - Haslam's in St. Pete

  76. Pilothouse Window Opener Sought

  77. Repairing Veneer

  78. The Hammer (beachcombing finds) by Guest author Cheryl on Island Time

  79. Stowing Halloween and Thanksgiving Decor

  80. Removing Blood Stains

  81. Credit Card Compromised

  82. New Flares

  83. Bilge Oil and Water Removal

  84. Shaft Key Alert

  85. Matt's Loss (sad news)

  86. Witch Hazel

  87. Pancake Memories

  88. Operator Error re New Computer

  89. Fixing Amazon Links

  90. Bait Bucket Blues


  92. 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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