The Lake Ponchatrain Causeway Bridge

From where we are staying to get to New Orleans or the Airport, we drive North and South on the LPCB which is 23.8 miles long from start to end. …

15 differences between a Normal Friend and a Boat Friend

I must confess I saw this on Facebook and thought it was great (Thanks Chelsea) 1. A normal friend will respect your privacy and personal space. A boat friend grows accustomed to being …

Cleaning the Air Filters on the Reverse Cycle Air Units

This reminder is available onfirmware version A24 or higher On DreamChaser we have 2 16,000 BTU air conditioners, one in the main lower salon and one in the rear stateroom.The …

Sad day for one of our fellow sailing families

As most folks know we have been back and forth to Kemah quite a bit in the last few years.  Since moving aboard, we were in Kemah for a while, …

Hiss, then a river of water flowing below floor boards

That is never good ! I was working today in my little office in the V-berth and I heard a noise, not to loud, but a sort of Pffsstt sound. …

Cleaning the Teak Decks

We know we have work to do on our decks.  The seams are dried and need to be re-done.  More importantly, in a good rain, when I walk on it, …

Strengthening the Anchor Pad-eye and Bedding Technique

Before we bought DreamChaser, the broker had mentioned that the previous owner had done work in the Anchor locker,  re-glassing the bin.  I can see where they did that and …

The value of keeping spares

Uh-Oh – HPF means maintenance is needed Living on a boat is great.  The motion, the tranquility, the peace, being closer to nature.  These are just some of the things …

Low Galley Water flow – New Faucet re-prioritized

We had planned on replacing the fixtures throughout the boat over time, but we what worked well in our other boat was that we would keep an eye out for …

Checking and Preparing the surface below the Teak Deck

I spent some time today cleaning up the section of the deck below the teak that I removed.  I tap tested the area and it all seemed solid.  The strange …