Mar 142014

I’m pretty much beginning to plan on leaving the marina of bovine fecal matter at the end of the month.  I’m not sure what I am going to do yet but it’s looking pretty certain I will end up on the hook at the mooring field for a month or two.  I’d prefer not as the boat is not totally ready for hook living but it’s the only financially viable option that I will have unless I score some extra web work in the next couple of weeks.

The boat is all legal of course, that’s not the issue, but I don’t have a battery nor solar power hooked up yet.  I’ll need some power for the computer and iPhone and may go to a small charger for that.  I don’t really need electric for the boat itself.  I have solar lights for anchor lights at night and thats about all I need.  I’ll be without any ac but thats ok.

As for a dinghy to get back and forth I’ll be borrowing a kayak to use for a while from my kayak client so that will be covered.  I’ll still need to get some new lines for tying off at the mooring ball and a water jug.

I’ll need to get some fuel and get the motor up and running.  Then tidy up a few other bits and pieces.  At least at this time of the year, most of the fronts are done so other then a few breezes, I shouldn’t get bounced around too much once I am out there.

Things at the marina continue to deteriorate.  I had a run in with a security guard yesterday and that may seal my fate.  The son of a bitch was sticking his nose where it don’t belong and I let him know in no uncertain terms how I felt about it.  He is hated throughout the marina anyways and is a known thief.  And like a little kid he went running off to the marina weasel/manager to complain.  I’m sure I will hear about it.

All the stress and bullshit at this place is just catching up to me and it’s time to leave.  It’s affecting my work, my peace of mind, and way of life and it has to stop.  As much as I would prefer to be tied up to solid land, maybe a month or two on the hook will do me some good.  Get into some real off the grid living and see how I like it.  Rent will be half of what I’m paying now and as long as I can get to shore and back it should all be good.  Then if the other marina calls with a slip opening and I have the cash I can go back into shore and continue on.  All I know for sure is I can’t stay put.  Nobody is happy out here and it’s only getting worse.  I’m tired and it’s time to move.

Capt. Fritter

  5 Responses to “Living Aboard: The Day Of Reckoning Is Coming Soon…”

  1. Another adventurous challenge to add to your life resume. I’m not a boatman, so thoughts of living on the hook scare the hell out of me!

    • Gave notice tip the landlord last nite. 4 choices: go to the other marina if finances allow. Go to the mooring field. Anchor off. Sell the boat and move onto land. Got until the 31st. to decide.
      C. F.

  2. Go for the mooring – it can be a baby-step towards living on the hook! I agree – I think that being on a mooring will be good for you. Sometimes, all it takes is a change of location.

  3. Will you have to use motion sickness pills to build up a tolerance ? I assume there could be a higher amount of water chop out there, no?