Archive for December, 2006

  • by strathy

    One of the main problems living aboard in the winter in a cold climate is condensation. There are different ways of battling it – some insulate the walls, others use a dehumidifier. I have chosen to go a slightly different route. Condensation occurs when at least two conditions are present. One, a temperature differential between […]

  • by strathy

    I finally got around to winterizing my engine today. Here is how I winterize my Atomic 4 gasoline engine. NOTE: Not all Atomic 4 engines are the same. This is how mine looks and how I winterize it – yours might be different. Click on the pictures to see the labeling. 1. Drain the engine […]

  • by strathy

    In the past I stressed about moving aboard with an eight month old baby. Will there be enough space? Will he learn to walk in such confined quarters? Am I somehow going to stunt his growth? But there was one thing that I did not consider: kids adapt. They don’t understand that living on a […]

  • by strathy

    “Home is Where the Heart (and the boat) is” is the title of an article in Good Old Boat November/December edition. They are right. As I sat out in the cockpit this evening thinking about how good life was, I thought about how I had everything I needed and that I was happy to be […]




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