Jan 302015

I finally got ahold of the guy with the mooring…and he has done nothing.  He made no effort to make arrangements to move said mooring, nothing.  I told him thanks, but never mind.  The good news, or as reasonably good as it can get at the moment is, that I can stay put in the marina for another month.  Thanks to an unexpectedly more better month income wise, I can juuuussst squeak by with another month of rent.  Not that I want to spend another $720 but it’s my best option for the moment.  Pay the rent, fall back, and regroup.

I talked with the marina manager and she prefers I stay too.  But there is the motor issue.   Next month all boats will be inspected for having a running engine.  I currently have none.  She did indicate that everyone would be given some leeway to obtain an engine within a certain period of time so that gives me some cushion.  But no matter what happens, if I keep the boat, I will need an engine of some kind.

As for what will happen later, I now know that if I go on the hook, it will be the city mooring field.  No other option.  But at least I can partly relax and try to make some more money for next month.

I have to say that the last week has been one of the most stressful I have been through since moving to this particular marina.  None of the options before me were particularly enticing.  It flat wore my ass out and I need to rethink what I want to do.  At least I have some time to do so.  But, for now, I can stay put.  I still have the boat, power, water, showers, laundry, and a place to lay my weary head.  Time to regroup and fight another day.

Capt. Fritter

  5 Responses to “Living Aboard: Live To Fight Another Day…”

  1. what size engine is required capt?
    are they very expensive?
    could you get by with the smallest trolling motor maybe? or are there restrictions as to size etc…
    SO GLAD you’re staying! at least for another month.
    try to rest a bit. stress can be a killer. think good thoughts. we’re thinking them for you too.
    and p.s.
    i’m sure you know.
    the mooring guy is no friend.

    • 3 to 5 horse will do. A larger electric trolling motor would work too. Just enough to get me out of the marina and onto the cold, black, unforgiving, open sea where I would be tossed around like a rag doll and become just another pile of wreckage on the dark, lifeless bottom. That’s all I need.
      There are no shortage of motors and dinghies for sale down here. Just need to have some cash at the ready to jump on a good deal when I see it. It will come along soon enough.
      C. F.

  2. i’ll go away in a minute.
    but i just thought of something! a way to augment your app business whenever it’s too slow …
    you’re a fantastic photographer there. and your pictures of the parades and all are wonderful.
    why couldn’t you freelance for the local paper? you’re giving them tons of FREE publicity right here on your blog.
    they should be paying you for such coverage! and it would be fun too. since you’re usually there anyway covering it for the fritter. i think it’s a brilliant idea. and before you shoot me down. think about it!!!
    i’m going away now.

    • Everybody and their brother has a camera with them. I shoot just using my dinky little iPhone. I see lots of professional style photographers running around down here. They are all starving. Very competitive business. Not something I aspire too. My few candid shots now and then are for the enjoyment of the blog followers. That’s all.
      C. F.

  3. oh.
    i get the picture.
    no pun intended.