Author Archive | Melissa White

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A finished galley, by golly!

There is light at the end of our Galley/Navigation Station remodel tunnel.We’d say we are nearing the end of this refit, but really, does anyone ever finish a refit? There is always something left to do. It’s taken about 3 weeks longer than we thought and cost about double what we hoped. Fortunately this is […]

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Preparing for winter aboard

Nine days.  That’s how much time lies between our warm, dry, comfortable home in Lakewood and living aboard a big drafty blue sailboat in the winter. We are feathering our floating nest preparing to move aboard during what is predicted to be a very cold winter in the Pacific Northwest. Brrr. It makes me cold […]

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How do you spell relief?

If you’re old enough to remember that little slogan, welcome, fellow middle-aged-TV-watcher-of-yore.  The updated spelling is a little bit longer than the slogan would imply. The new, 2016 year of Galapagos-boat-work way to spell ‘relief’  is ALOFT MARINE.  Boaters know that it is really hard to find anyone who is qualified, knowledgeable, and willing to […]

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