A Failure To Communicate…

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Mar 062015
 

When I first started this post I was intent on pointing names and naming fingers.  I even considered publishing email and phone numbers, just to fuck with those who have chosen to fuck with me.  Instead, I will rant here for a bit.  I doubt any of the “people” I describe here will ever read […]

Feb 252015
 

I have the boat up for sale, again.  But this time for sure.  I’ve bounced back and forth over this decision for a long time now and I’ve decided it’s time to give up living on the water, and move onto the next adventure.  Provided of course the damn thing sells. I preach a lot […]

Feb 152015
 
A Rough Week...

Firstly, let me say that I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and messages that I have received over the last few days.  From comments here, to Tammy’s touching post on the peanut, to some of my followers on Twitter, it’s really helped me get through all this.  Obviously, the loss of a pet […]

Jan 272015
 

As of this writing I still have not heard any updates regarding moving the mooring.  It was the weekend and it has been windy.  But time is running very short.  The marina manager has been quite nice about all this and in fact would prefer I stay.  For the rent of course.  But we do […]

Jan 252015
 

Yesterday we had one of those wonderful cold fronts come through the Keys.  During the winter it works basically like this.  A cold front comes down from the hinterlands and sweeps across the Gulf of Mexico.  It’s easy to trace on radar because it forms a long line of intense rain and thunderstorms.  Ahead of […]

Jan 242015
 

CYA means, “Cover Your Ass”.  I’m waiting to hear if and when the mooring will be moved to the new location so I can more better plan on what will happen from there.  But given the nature of what I need and all, I have put the boat back on the market for sale.  Time […]

Jan 232015
 

Today I gave notice to the marina that I will be departing in some way, shape, or form at the end of the month.  No matter what else happens, I ain’t coming up with another $720 to stay here.  I either get towed out, sail out, or walk out.  For now, it looks like towing […]

Jan 222015
 
Living Aboard:  Forget This Option...

Yesterday I took a ride over to the harbor to scout out the dinghy dock and the approximate location of the mooring that I am thinking of going out too.  First, this is what the dinghy dock looks like: As you can see, it is full up.  It costs $80 a month to tie up […]

Jan 122015
 

I’ve mentioned the free table on here before.  It’s a picnic table near the marina store where if you want to get rid of something but not throw it away because it still has some usefulness, you put it on the free table for somebody else to take and squeeze the last bit of said […]

Dec 102014
 
Living Aboard:  An Early Xmas Present...

As I was walking by the marina store I spied an official looking letter posted on the door.  Never a good sign.  And sure enough, it was bad news.  Rents are going up by $100 starting in January.  With the associated increase in tax too, my rent will now go up to $720.00.  It would […]

Nov 212014
 

As of the writing of this post last night, the boat is still on auction.  It has garnered a lot of activity with nearly 1000 views, 32 watchers, and 1 opening bit at $500.  I got until Sunday night at 8:00 pm eastern time for something to happen.  (Quick hint:  Sunday nights are good for […]

Oct 252014
 

It happens with me quite a bit.  I settle in to something and after a while I get bored, disinterested, or fed up with what ever situation I am in, and I take steps to move onto something else more better.  That is where I find myself at the moment and I am not quite […]

Oct 112014
 

Docking a boat can be tricky.  Docking a boat in windy weather can be real tricky.  Docking a boat that is 10 feet to big for the slip in windy weather…well, got see what went wrong with that yesterday. I don’t profess to be very good at docking a boat.  Getting it safely in and […]

Sep 032014
 

I mentioned that I sold the Briggs & Stratton outboard engine that came with the sailboat over this past weekend.  Why, you may ask would I sell a perfectly good, running outboard?  Several reasons. One.  I needed some working capitol.  You know, rent money.  Things have been tight and the motor was the easiest way […]