Taking time from the live-aboard lifestyle to fly the drone over a local bayou

Deb and I have been working on some projects on the boat since she has been back aboard, and it was time to take a bit of a break.  We …

Preparing for Tropical Cyclone Bill

We have been watching the tropical disturbance forming in the Gulf of Mexico now for a few days and yesterday it started to organize late in the day.  The barometer …

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. …

BoatFriends

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 …