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Hi all. :-)

It's been awhile since I've posted an update. Just passed my 1 year anniversary aboard, and still loving it!

Although I'm trying to keep my living space sparse, I broke down and picked up a little wire shelf unit to house my computer/monitor etc. I dropped the dinette table and picked up a twin foam mattress from ikea. I'm using the dinette cushions as a couch back, so to speak. Remember the old daybeds from the 60s? The setup is something like that.

As for outside and winter? Or, in our case, rainy, cold weather? I replaced the white tarp tent with a clear 10x12 vinyl tarp from mytarps.com. I installed a tarp zipper on that thing too. So, now my cockpit is like a mini sunroom during the day. The temperature differential is quite noticeable, so I can keep the companion way open during the day, which I didn't do last winter. The tarp also keeps the condensation off the cabin while allowing for ventilation. So, my boat is staying quite toasty and dry.

All things considered, I feel pretty lucky. I have a neighbor who moved aboard a few months ago. I was lounging out on deck during one of our downpour days, watching her try to make a makeshift tent, so I wandered over to offer a hand. As it turned out, her boat was leaking like a sieve, the whole headliner had rotted out and her vberth became water logged, so she ended up having to couch surf at various friends' houses. I think she finally gave up the liveaboard bit, as I haven't seen her around for well over a month.

As for serious boat projects? I haven't really done much of late. Have been spending most of my time coding. Writing wild-hair iOS apps. Though, I did take a break over the holidays to just veg and read, watch movies, that sort of thing.

Anyway, that's my mini-update for now. Importantly. Happy new year, all! :-)
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Happy New Year and congrats on the anniversary!

How's the sailing coming along?
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Happy New Year and congrats on the anniversary!

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Thanks! :-)

I've been out sailing a few times, though, on neighbors boats as opposed to mine. Mainly bc I had a bit of a catastrophe in docking (long story), which pretty much scared the carp out of me. Though, tg no damage occurred to my boat or the boats around me. In any event, I haven't had the courage to try that again. At least until I have a few more docking lessons under my belt.
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Docking is 10% technique and 90% confidence.
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Docking is 10% technique and 90% confidence.
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Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

and 75% spring lines.
Seriously, set up a spring line or "cleat snagger" and you'll dock like a pro in no time.
BTW, you have to leave the dock to learn how to dock. The longer you put off climbing back on that horse, the harder it will be. Do it. we've all been there.
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If you clip a google satellite map view of your marina and point out your slip, we love to overload you with docking techniques.
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Some of them even work.
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