Author Archives: islanderwannabe

Finally, The First Adventure

Here is a video of our first adventure, just not on our boat.  We learned so much, however this time not by reading and wondering how to do things, but by just doing it.    

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When it rains, it actually pours.

Literally when it rains, it pours.  Another problem we found with our home was leaks.  Our windows are not like house windows.   Some windows have a gasket and o-rings on handles that keep water out.  Some are more or less … Continue reading

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So what’s it like?

We get asked over and over, ‘what’s it like living on a boat?’ Well, it’s really different. Especially from our previous lifestyle.  We went from a 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage house, to renting  a bedroom of a … Continue reading

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Head-ache

  Some repairs can be done at our leisure.  Others, have a higher priority and need urgent repair.  The most recent,  another head repair (sigh) ranked pretty high up there on a timely repair.   Maybe a little less typing … Continue reading

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Just a matter of time.

When we purchased the boat, it came with an AM/FM cassette radio with cd changer.  Yes a cd changer.  While we don’t really have any cd’s or cassettes to listen to (does anyone anymore?), we did listen to the radio. … Continue reading

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Gauges are Good…

Ever since we took delivery of At Ease, we have been slowly chipping away at the ‘to repair’ list.  There were a couple of items I had been putting off, just because of what I read and the complexity or … Continue reading

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Return of Newton, grr!

After giving our Yanmar (engine) some new oil and filters I decided it would be a good idea to flush and change the coolant. After some reading, it didn’t seem to be a big deal or take a whole lot … Continue reading

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