He Never Stops…

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Jul 292015
 

Not content with destroying a perfectly good marina and upending the lives of a nice group of boat owners and live aboards, HWSNBN has now set his sites on one of the last affordable rv resorts in Marathon.  Yup, the bastard is at it again.  This time he wants to buy out the Knight’s Key Rv […]

Living Aboard: Working The System…

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Feb 052014
 

A few days into the new month and so far I’ve only had to swipe my card twice.  Anytime some cunning mastermind comes up with some way to screw us out of money, you can bet somebody will game the system and that is exactly what I and probably a few others are doing.  For […]

Crackdown On Liveaboards, Or At Least The One’s Who Don’t Get It…

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Sep 192013
 

The County will, once again, be cracking down on live aboards, at least the troublesome kind who give us legitimate live aboards a bad rep.  The one’s they are targeting are those who live on the hook, away from the marinas and mooring fields.  These are the one’s who tend to not pay any attention […]

Aug 312013
 

One of the reasons I wanted to go to a smaller boat like the Spirit is because of the simplicity of the design.  Everything is very basic and minimal on a boat like this and as a result, it doesn’t take a lot of parts to get the boat up to speed.  And as much […]

Aug 102013
 

The Key West Citizen reports that the country is mulling over three possible sites for a new mooring field in the Keys. For those of you unfamiliar with what a mooring field is, the concept is pretty simple. A mooring field is a set of anchored moorings set up in a protected area like a […]

Living Aboard: So Who Parks What Where?…

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Jul 112013
 
Living Aboard:  So Who Parks What Where?...

One of the more noticeable “upgrades” occurred here at the Labombard Home For The Rich And Wealthy this week. The parking lot was covered with fresh gravel, and new parking curbs installed, each painted to identify who was and was not allowed to park in each spot. The letters were stenciled on by somebody, unfamiliar […]

Jul 082013
 

Firstly, the knee is fine. As bad as it hurt when I twisted/turned/pulled/sprained/broke it the other day by the simple act of going down the steps into the cabin, it’s like nothing happened and it feels fine.  No swelling, bruising, or after effects.  So far. As for the boat swap, I’m still waiting for the […]

Jun 232013
 
They Say There Be Magic In These Here Islands...

And being the unbelieving atheist that I am, I tend to brush aside such hogswallop.  Then again, sometimes I wonder. It seems, my fellow Fritters, that I may have an accord regarding an exchange of vessels.  Now calm down, calm down.  It hasn’t happened yet and many things could screw up the deal, but so […]

Jun 232013
 

It’s been a week and a half since the head turd took over here.  What was once a thriving, busy, and admittedly happy little marina, now has all the joy of a prison camp.  Between the ramp closing, the eviction notices to the businesses, the cut off of beer sales, and general nervousness amongst the […]

Living Aboard: Living On The Hook…

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Jun 182013
 

One of the options I have, and have only talked about very briefly, is living on the hook.  For reasons that will be discussed below, this is a sorta, kinda, last chance option.  One that I could do, but would prefer not to. Living on the hook is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.  […]

Jun 122013
 

Sometime today, supposedly, or at least later this week, Paul Arthur Labombard and the former owners of this marina will swap spit, cut a fatted calf, and burn some plant of questionable legality.  When it is all over, Labombard, aka Pritam Singh, will become king turd of shit island.  What happens next is anyone’s guess. […]

Living Aboard: The Latest Development…

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May 312013
 

This is what I hate about owning stuff.  The buying and especially the selling part.  People just get plain stupid when it comes to a sales transaction. So I run an ad on Craigslist, listing the boat and specifically stating in the ad that I am looking to trade for a 22′ ODay or Catalina. […]

May 292013
 

Well, the holiday is over with and for all intent and purposes, we are into the summer season here in Key West.  The stormy weather has started with the daily thunderboomers and the media is all aflutter with the latest predictions of a very busy hurricane season, sponsored by Home Depot, Eveready Batteries, and anyone […]

May 212013
 

There hasn’t been much new news regarding how Paul Labombard, (That is Pritam Singh’s real name.  I don’t have much use for people who go and join some mystic eastern religious cult and then change their given name to some bullshit phrase that means peace and love.  He is still a selfish, conniving, greedy developer […]

May 172013
 

I stopped by that marina again yesterday to see if indeed they had any open slips available come July.  No.  But I will keep checking back.  Sent an email off to the city marina to see what they might have.  No answer.  Not surprised there.  I will probably have to go and beg on bended […]

Living Aboard, Project Update…

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Apr 072013
 

I still have a lot of plans for fixing up and repairing the Fritter, it’s simply a severe lack of funding that is preventing me from getting anything done.  Until I get some serious extra cash rolling in, nothing is going to happen to this boat, but that doesn’t stop me from scheming and planning. […]

Living in the Keys…besides Key West…

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Apr 042012
 

As you may know from reading this here blog, most of what I post regarding the Keys is primarily focused on Key West. That’s because I live here and there is plenty to write about. But what about the rest of the Keys? After all, not everyone is keen on the high paced exciting world […]

Aug 242011
 

Yesterday I had it all planned out. Get up early, catch the first bus to Marathon, get the rv cleaned up, turn in my keys, and be back home before noon. So… Got up early, walked to the bus stop in a light rain with lightning bouncing all over the place. As I was getting […]

Adventures in moving…

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Aug 222011
 

You would think being a minimalist would make moving an easy chore. Just pack up the back pack and go. Well, not quite. It was a little more adventure today than I was planning on. I got up early and took the first bus south to Key West from Marathon. I wanted to get there […]