Category Archives: Living on a boat

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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The Waiting Game

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m not a very patient  person and so waiting for the fiberglass on the bottom of the boat to dry out is a frustrating process for me. Since it seems that we will be on the hard … Continue reading

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Attitude adjustment

by Christine Kling I’ve been thinking a good deal lately about how much one’s attitude determines the quality of life. We’ve been going through the process of removing the rudder from the boat by using the boat’s davit system and … Continue reading

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On the hook again–well, sort of

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re actually on a mooring ball in Titusville. We have a 9am appointment to have our boat hauled today (Monday) and we decided to treat ourselves to a couple of days away from the marina. It’s been … Continue reading

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Finding my tribe

by Christine Kling Sometimes I must admit, my kid turns out to be pretty smart. Okay, I am a proud mom, but I’d like to share a chat conversation I was having with him on my computer from Majuro here … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…

By Mike Jastrzebski …a rocket. The other night Mary and I gathered on the dock with half-a-dozen other liveaboards to watch the launch of the latest rocket from Cape Canaveral. In the past two years while we’ve been coming to … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones

By Mike Jastrzebski Today I finished installing my new CPT auto pilot and I got to thinking about how preparing to take off cruising is like writing. It’s all in the stepping stones that lead up to the finale. In … Continue reading

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Life on the dock

By Mike Jastrzebski To be honest I would rather be swinging at anchor than living at a dock, but sometimes it’s just not practical. If you’re still working, having running water, shore power, and a place to keep a car make … Continue reading

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