We used the boat as a guest house last weekend. Daughter 2 and her roommate came home from college and they slept there. I got them some pretty flowers to brighten things up and we even pushed most of the tools aside. They said it was very comfy.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Although we haven't moved aboard, we are thinking and planning for that day. And one of the areas that needs a lot of attention is the galley because we love to cook and want the galley to be as efficient as possible.
There is absolutely no special storage anywhere in the galley; no spice rack, no paper towel holder, no coffee thermos holder, no garbage bag holder. And it's those kind of details that make a galley more efficient and pleasant to use.
I'll just add them to the Captain's list of projects. He has been re-wiring the batteries for the past week. Getting rid of more snarly wire runs by making giant buss bars, and zip- tying everything.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
When we got this boat we were surprised to see absolutely no kerosene lamps (or evidence of their existence) anywhere on it. I guess when you have a generator and huge batteries, you don't even consider them, but we always enjoyed the soft light and traditional looks of kerosene lamps.
When we brought the boat home from
Sausalito we took the kerosene anchor lamp that some dear old cruising buddies had given us and used it when we anchored near Frank's Tract. And as soon as we got home we ordered this trawler lamp. We used it last night for the first time and it was just as nice as we remembered. Now we just need a proper way to hang it. That bent coat hanger doesn't look too seaworthy.