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Organizing the Galley & Making Smoothies

This week was all about getting the galley a little bit more organized.  Our Grandkids, Chasity and McKinlee came to live with us, and this meant that we needed to …

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Cruise in the Bahama’s

I had the pleasure of being able to take a cruise as a reward trip through the company I work for. I have mentioned a few times on this blog …

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Rebuilding and Refinishing a Teak Dorado box (Part 2 of 3)

In this second part of a 3 part series on removing, rebuilding/repairing a dorado box, polishing and prepping the bronze as well as all of the reinstallation, this entry will …

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Leaking Dorado Box – Time to start those repairs

We have had a leaking dorado box in our double bunk forward of the salon for some time now.  The bunk is rarely used and if it rains, we just …

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Attempting to duplicate Acme Oyster House Chargrilled Oysters

Since moving to Louisiana just north of New Orleans, we have come to appreciate some of the food in this part of the country.  One of those little gems is …

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Hurricane Patricia – 1200 miles from landfall and 6 foot storm surge

We always watch the weather fairly closely, especially as it relates to Hurricanes.  We do this in a variety of ways.  The weather on the radio and TV, but also …

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How to avoid a disastrous return to your boat (Preparing the boat for time away from her)

 From time to time Deb and I leave the boat and travel, sometimes together and sometimes only one of us at a time.  As I think most readers of the …

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Making new Floor Panels (Great weather equals great progress)

During the Plumbing project on DreamChaser, we installed a water distribution manifold for all the plumbing lines and located it right under the cabinet floor panels in the upper salon/galley. …

Keeping Cool when it’s hot inside or outside

Being in the south we get some hot days.  I would venture to say it is as hot here as it is in the Caribbean except we don’t have the …

Coming Soon – 4 Part Series on Replacing the fresh water plumbing system.

Since we bought DreamChaser, we have noticed that we can’t leave the fresh water pump on all of the time, due to the many leaks in the fresh water system. …