Yesterday morning my parents took me to a couple marine supply stores. Now, I'm not talking about West Marine—I'm already too familiar with them. The first place we visited was called Mariners Trading Company located in Port Charlotte. This shop is basically a marine consignment shop where folks … [Read more...] about An introduction to junkin’
I haven't posted in a few weeks, mainly because I've been caught up in several small boat projects. One of the projects I started a couple of weeks ago, is refinishing our wooden name boards. They are currently at the sign company getting their new lettering and once done, I will apply 3 more coats … [Read more...] about Summer boat projects abound
So July is almost over and we're now ready for summer. Finally. What I mean is that we now have all of our blinds up as well as our outside screens. June was a one tough, hot month for us with no blinds or shades on our boat. Our poor air conditioners just couldn't keep up with the sun setting int … [Read more...] about We’re now ready for summer
Well, we officially became Blue Turtle today! We submitted the name to the Coast Guard back in May when we closed on the boat, however, we finally got around to changing the actual graphics on the boat today. In order to prep for the new graphics, we had to remove the old name from the back of the … [Read more...] about We are officially Blue Turtle!
Well, it's been an interesting week with the tropical storm Debby rocking us for 3 straight days with wind and rain and then Randy's battle with our bilge. Yeah, at this point the score is: Randy - 3, The Bilge - 5. He's currently losing the battle but does have plans to continue attack. See, it … [Read more...] about The battle of the bilge
Our previous refrigerator situation: built in Nova Kool fridge that didn't work and the half sized fridge we borrowed from my folksSo, ya'll have heard all about our refrigerator woes...basically, the old Nova Kool fridge that came with the boat never got below 40 degrees (required to keep food … [Read more...] about The things we do for cold food (and beer)
Now that we have the Memorial Day holiday past us, we've been getting into small boat projects. The projects at this time are small because we've spent a lot of money in the first few weeks with the installation of the holding tank, putting fuel in the boat and replacing the fridge that we're … [Read more...] about Boat projects continue
I've always heard this saying from boaters and live a boards and now I fully am living it. Even though our old boat surveyed well, we knew there were going to be some expensive projects in our future. One of the first things we did was schedule to have a holding tank installed. The aft head in the … [Read more...] about BOAT = Break Out Another Thousand