Author Archives: C.E. Grundler

Do not disturb…

C.E. Grundler …I’m disturbed enough already. I’m finally rounding the last turn on the long rumoured third book, Evacuation Route, and it hasn’t been an easy process. And while life has thrown a number of obstatcles on the tracks, I’ve … Continue reading

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Linear Duck Arrangement? There’s an app for that.

C.E. Grundler Downsizing can be downright overwhelming, and I’m coming to realize that this is going to go down in phases. Right now I’m getting rid of anything we haven’t used or no longer need — the easy, big stuff … Continue reading

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Two weeks…

C.E. Grundler That’s how long it’ll take to do just about anything. The decks? Two weeks. The engine? Two weeks. Stay on Mars? Two weeks. Repainting rooms? Rebuild an entire Money Pit? That’s easy. Two weeks. Two weeks. Setting up for a … Continue reading

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The Soggy Bottom Boys…

C.E. Grundler Summer may be winding down, but for Loki and Rex, there are still plenty of great beach days. Those stretches aboard the boat, staring at us in that funny room under the floor while we fuss with that … Continue reading

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Engine Room Acoustics…

C.E. Grundler An important, but often overlooked area of boat design is sound levels throughout a boat. And while I’m looking forward to hearing this little beauty fire up (any day now!) an ample helping of Sounddown always kept that … Continue reading

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I’ll sleep on the plane…

C.E. Grundler No, there are no major travel plans in my immediate future, at least not that I’m aware of. “I’ll sleep on the plane,” is an expression I’ve used on occasion over the last two decades, and this morning, … Continue reading

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Pretty…

C.E. Grundler It’s not on the list of words used to describe my boat’s current condition, at least not until the other day. But I think I’m going to start a new list, for the new words I’m hearing. Such … Continue reading

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Classics, Plastic, and Boats that Endure…

C.E. Grundler The other night, my other half and I ventured onto the interwebs in an exhaustive Google search for exhaust configuration inspiration. Annabel Lee’s heavy old cast iron arrangement left something to be desired, and as the engine room … Continue reading

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C.E. Grundler The other night, as I wrestled with the complexities of my storyline, spread across Scrivener in a chaos of color-coded files, the parallels of writing a novel and restoring a boat came to mind yet again. That, and … Continue reading

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The right tool for the right job…

C.E. Grundler If there’s one thing my recent computer headaches have taught me, it’s you should always use the right tool for the right job. A tool that may have been ideal a few years ago may no longer cut … Continue reading

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