Category Archives: Living on a boat

Hanging out alone In St. Augustine.

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re out at the end of the south mooring field here at the city marina. Except for on the 4th when a slew of boats took up mooring balls to watch the fireworks, we haven’t had many … Continue reading

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Power Hogs

By Mike Jastrzebski When it comes to cruising I guess you could say that Mary and I are power hogs. Since we prefer to be on the hook or when necessary a mooring ball, this can be a problem. On … Continue reading

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Countdown to full time cruising.

By Mike Jastrzebski We sold our car yesterday–the first time I’ve been without a car in 48 years. It’s the final step in a twenty year journey that has included living aboard for eleven years and will hopefully lead to … Continue reading

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The Manatees Playground

By Mike Jastrzebski It sounds like a book title, doesn’t it? The Manatees Playground that is. But it’s not. I’m actually talking about the marina basin here in Titusville. We’ve lived on our boat in Florida now for nearly nine … Continue reading

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Coppercoat Anti-fouling Epoxy

By Mike Jastrzebski I must confess that I have been remiss lately. It has been several months since I’ve posted, and although I will admit that part of the reason for this has been poor internet service (we were in … Continue reading

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A new chapter

by Christine Kling So I’m sitting on an airplane in Orlando en route to LA, my fiancé beside me and our two doggy flight bags with Ruby and Barney at our feet. Just a couple of hours ago I signed … Continue reading

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Where is home?

by Christine Kling Wikipedia says, “A home is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe.” I guess for most people that question is an easy one, but … Continue reading

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Have you used an ATN Gale Sail?

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m directing this post to all of our readers who are sailors. Have any of you used an ATN Gale Sail? I know the arguments against the sail, and I know the advantages of installing a removable … Continue reading

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Buying a liferaft.

By Mike Jastrzebski When I buy new equipment for the boat I like to do a little research online. I particularly like to search out reviews. This has proven to be a challenge with liferafts because so few boaters actually … Continue reading

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Friends, boats, and cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski A couple of things happened this week that made me think about making friends and cruising. One of those things was a visit by Chris Kling and her new boyfriend, the other was an email from marina … Continue reading

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