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Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Very mini update.

Found a home for the cat, so pet free again. Now that spring is attempting to sprung, I am itching to get out in my sailing dinghy but really need to do some serious spring cleaning. You know, like, get the fugly crates off the top of my cabin, for example!

Other "not" sailing stuff? I finally got around to deploying an iPhone app. It's free, and uh, very very niche... that is, it's a serial killer crime mapping app. You can check it out my landing page here. I have two other apps in the pipe but probably won't get to those till next winter, as longer days == out sailing and/or putting around on one of my dinghies and/or playing photographer. Also picked up a sodastream, and, since c02 refills seem to be far and few between, and somewhat expensive, I am refilling the c02 canisters myself. Easy peasy. What's great is, no more soda bottles! Go green!

Alas, my geeky addiction did take over. I currently have 3 puters... a windoze machine, macbook pro, and a raspberry pi. The latter for various wild-hair projects. And, of course a bunch of iOS devices. Though, I have no interest, for now, in spending money on the imho, over-priced apple watch.

Let's see, what else? Not much. Though, I have moved beyond the honeymoon phase of living aboard. Finally. I feel totally and comfortably settled in. That is, I no longer think, oh wow, I finally have my dream. I simply feel "at home."

And finally, I am still keeping an eye out to move up to, yes, a power boat. Though, that won't happen until I can pay cash (read, probably, never!). Having lived here for going on 3 years, I at least now know what I'd be looking for in a power boat-a-minium, should the chance arise. Spacey main cabin, running hot/cold water, real head, shower, enclosed deck (for the winter), swim platform, and a flying bridge.

Hmmm, that's about it for now.
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.......You know, like, get the fugly crates off the top of my cabin, for example!
Crates stacked outside often give liveaboards a bad name, which can then contribute to limitation on the number of liveaboard slips available, or worse, anchoring restrictions. maybe your location is different

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And finally, I am still keeping an eye out to move up to, yes, a power boat.......
Make that move down.
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Crates stacked outside often give liveaboards a bad name, which can then contribute to limitation on the number of liveaboard slips available, or worse, anchoring restrictions. maybe your location is different
Yeah, I agree. I'm moving them anyway bc I really do not like the clutter.

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Make that move down.
Not sure what you mean by this?

Eta ~ ^ nm, got it. lol

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Hey sailing Jackson, how u doin ? I'm not sure how to put this ? On another string or whatever. This is my first blog, so it's difficult to find out things. Or at least how to ask.
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See !! Was it Markwesti ? Or Jack ? I can't tell, I'm so new at this. So forgive me to the person who replied to me. And thanx again !!
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Very mini update.

And finally, I am still keeping an eye out to move up to, yes, a power boat.

Hmmm, that's about it for now.
SHADY! A powerboat? Well, nice to get an update anyway. Maybe one of these days they will get chat running again and we can all catch up.

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Yet another mini update.

Yes, still living aboard and still loving it. Having spent time visiting friends with power boats and all the problems that appear to come with them, I am having second thoughts about moving up. While my sailboat is tiny, it is actually pretty spacious for "just me." And importantly, it's nearly maintenance free. That is, no inboard engine to worry about, or other things that could break.

At times, I get the urge to redo my galley. Again. And I may, still do so. But for now, all is fine. I inherited an induction stove top, which, atm, fits perfectly in the icebox cutout, so no counter space is lost when I'm not cooking. I also inherited more canvas, so my boat is now almost completely under cover. Which means a cooler cabin/v-berth now and a warmer cabin/v-berth in the winter.

Speaking of... with winter approaching... slowly, I might add (it was 99 yesterday)... I've been toying with yet a few geeky-type projects. We'll see.

So, that's my mini-update for now. Hope all have been having a great summer! I have!
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Okay, I did not "redo" my galley. However, since I cleared out the hanging locker, I decided to convert it to a pantry using the left over wood from my galley/table projects from last summer.

Here is the final result.


Next up? Considering what it would take to insulate her... or not.

P.s., no more crates in the cockpit or on the deck.

P.s.s. oh and. I learned how to repair a head (not mine, I don't have one). lol
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