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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 Wild Things page
Nature entertains

Aphorism Alert: I can't say it too often: Being on a boat, being on the water, brings a smile to my face, and joy to my heart. Sid aka sunseeker1.

Wild Things
Nature entertains

Articles are listed chronologically, as posted.

  1. Going Batty

  2. Carrabelle Sparkles

  3. Fish Training 101

  4. Quite the Sight

  5. The Log Book

  6. Pots and Pans Primer

  7. How Do Osprey Land?

  8. By the Shipyard

  9. Pelican Visits Algae

  10. Bits about Birds

  11. Music in the Morning

  12. Blue-Water Boats

  13. Beside the Marshy Reeds

  14. Shark Changes Plans

  15. Dolphin Visits

  16. Seldom Bored

  17. In the Rain

  18. Soloist Dinner Dilemmas

  19. Dallas and the Pelican

  20. 5 Pounds of Shrimp (how to find discount diesel)

  21. Dolphin Moment

  22. Fuzzy Fixed (and manifold update)

  23. Dolphin Baby

  24. Power Cord Primer

  25. Barn Swallows (Kindle critique)

  26. Rocky Raccoon

  27. Songbird in Water

  28. Blackberries

  29. Is a $20k Boat too Costly?

  30. Venues to Sell Unwanted Stuff (de-cluttering)

  31. Rocky Raccoon Returns

  32. Boat Etiquette 101: Permission to board

  33. On the St. John's River

  34. Appearances Can Deceive

  35. Vinegar Cleans Pans

  36. Securing the Microwave

  37. Manatee Mama and Baby (calf)

  38. Falling Overboard

  39. The Birds (ordering iced coffee)

  40. Solar Makes Power

  41. Inverters Make AC Power

  42. Solar, Batteries and an Inverter

  43. Hiring a Diver

  44. August Update

  45. Cup-holder Repair

  46. Anchor Down by Noon (policy vs. practice)

  47. Christmas Connections

  48. Meet the Culprit (styptic)

  49. Summertime Computer Woes

  50. Anchor Locker Leak Fixed

  51. Hurricane Irma (part 4)

  52. Hurricane Irma Saga

  53. Manatee Bumps Algae

  54. Glass Dishes (elegance afloat)

  55. Advice for the Vintage Boater

  56. Rat Traps (securing mouse traps too)

  57. Snook Surface (cold weather consequence)

  58. For the Fishermen (anchoring system)

  59. Storm and Hurricane Info Links

  60. Storing the Power (battery charts) - Part Three

  61. Powering the Refrigerator - The Complete Series.

  62. Scallions - Second Life

  63. Isis, a  Snowy Egret

  64. Manatee Newborn

  65. Birds and my friend Dale the Welder

  66. Routine Maintenance and the Thimble

  67. Red Tide and Forest Fires

  68. Delicious Deviled Eggs

  69. Hurricane Michael (with Carrabelle pictures)

  70. Red Tide Miracles

  71. Frog and the Red Tide

  72. Dating for Boaters - Part 1

  73. Dating for Boaters - Part 5

  74. Dating for Boaters (summary)

  75. Tips for Cooling the Boat

  76. Wild Bird Observations (night herons)

  77. Running the Hounds

  78. Mucket the Mallard Drake

  79. Visiting Manatees (plus boatyard plans)

  80. Birds bring Happiness

  81. Website Woes Resolved

  82. Christmas Memories

  83. Bird of Prey ID Sought

  84. Feeding the birds (February 2021)

  85. Barracudas and Ciguatera Toxin

  86. Mother's Day Manatees (netbook news)

  87. Screen Solution (newest version)

  88. Adding an Air-Breeze Wind Generator (#2 in series)

  89. Gasoline Generator Added (starting the wrong way) (#3 in series)

  90. Adding Renogy and Upgrading Solar Regulator (#4 in series)

  91. Power from None to Now (the complete series)

  92. Turtle Time

  93. Daddy's Bottom Scraper

  94. Christmas 2021

  95. Manatee Mornings

  96. Watermaker Woes

  97. Inverter Friendly Pancake Griddle

  98. Green Herons

  99. Ordered Dometic AC (Mistakes were Made, Part 2)

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

  101. Before Hurricane Ian Arrived (part 1)

  102. After Hurricane Ian  (part 2)

  103. Before and After Hurricane Ian (parts 1 and 2)

  104. Marineland of Florida

  105. Madeira Beach Nautical Flea Market

  106. Nicole Necessity (grapnel hook)

  107. Dawn Detergent

  108. Rules for Life

  109. I'm an Auntie (green heron nest)

  110. Leaving the Nest (green herons grow up)

  111. Bait Bucket Blues

  112. Manatee Mob (aka Aggregate)

  113. Waters of Idalia


  115. coming soon



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If I can live this life, why not you too?

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