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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 Writer's Block page
Articles and vignettes (by guest authors)

A favorite aphorism:  If you would not be forgotten as soon as you're dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. Benjamin Franklin.

The Writer's Block
Articles and vignettes (by guest authors)

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

  1. The Heat Index (Tom on S/V Gone Tropic)
  2. I Did It (Charlotte in R/V Western Woman)
  3. Unconventional Money Making (Everywhere Man)
  4. Sadder and Wiser (Eliza)
  5. Beside the Marshy Reeds (Douglas G. Pollard, Sr. on S/V Sea Legs)
  6. Cherish the Memories of the Night (Colin Day on M/V Lily Maria)
  7. Schooling for Vagabonds (Joy in a Minivan)
  8. Dresses and Yeses (Eliza)
  9. Doing Our Thing (Douglas G. Pollard, Sr. on S/V Sea Legs)
  10. About Douglas Pollard, Sr. (Douglas G. Pollard, Sr. on S/V Sea Legs)
  11. Night Crossing (Kevin onboard M/V Lisas Way)
  12. Electrical Field versus Compass (Captain Murphy) (Mike Lauman on M/V Beachcomber)
  13. Sage Returns (Stephen Wandling on Sage II)
  14. Fred and Ruby (Douglas G. Pollard, Sr. on S/V Sea Legs)
  15. Tern Time (Douglas G. Pollard, Sr. on S/V Sea Legs)
  16. Black Bag Freedom  (Steven of vanabodingwithsteve.blogspot.com)
  17. Self-induced Work (engine won't start) (Dave Frye [http://mvfryedaze.blogspot.com] on M/V Fryedaze)
  18. Installing Refrigerator Fans (Captain John aboard M/V Pairadice)
  19. Composting Toilet How-To. (Mungo onboard the Floating Empire)
  20. Refrigerator Latches (Mike Lauman on M/V Beachcomber)
  21. Time Flies (Peggie Hall, Head Mistress)
  22. Varied Recommendations (Rich Gano on M/V Frolic)
  23. M/V Lutin (a family tradition) (Cap'n Olivier on M/V Lutin)
  24. The Hammer (beachcombing finds) (Cheryl on S/V Island Time)
  25. Running the Hounds (Captain Sid Tracy)
  27. coming soon


Folks are encouraged to submit short stories, vignettes or even longer articles that focus on some aspect of life on or near the water. It's not necessary to be a "pro" to write, so have at it! Suggested topics include:

1. I Remember When...
2. My First Boat
3. Who inspired you to be a boater?
4. Fishing Trips or Tricks
5. Or another subject of your choosing

For the novice, here's a hint for how to create a piece for the publication on the website:  Just write as if emailing a friend.  The I Did It article began simply as a letter to me. And now Charlotte's story can inspire others. You can do it too!



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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