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Ode to the Outboard Motor....

About this time last year, we had the usual and recurring saga of the outboard motor.  And now it’s happening again!  I really hate this engine, which thinks it is a superior being which has an important position in our boat hierarchy, as we are often so reliant on it when we take the dinghy ashore. 349 more words

Greek Islands

How to go shopping at Lidl when you live on a boat in Greece ……

As we have four extra people on board from tomorrow, I decided we should visit a decent supermarket and stock up on provisions, so my mega catering marathon can begin. 1,291 more words


Classic Johnson Sea Horse Motor

So here we are exploring the great Glenn Curtiss Museum of Aviation in Hammondsport, N.Y. This museum in the Fingerlakes of Upstate, N.Y. has a lot of varied items. 47 more words


Do you prefer to be at anchor, or in a harbour?

We are currently anchored, but have long lines tied to the shore, on Meganissi island in a little bay with other yachts.  

It may shock a lot of my fellow sailors, but I’m really not the sort of person who 557 more words

Why You Should Buy an Inflatable Boat

So you want a boat, but something keeps holding you back. Maybe it’s the cost associated with owning a boat, or perhaps the time it takes to maintain one that has caused you to hesitate. 894 more words

Still life painting #11: Evinrude Outboard Motor

Sometime ago I decided to paint a still life of an outboard motor. The sight of these have long evoked nostalgic feeling and painting for me is largely about the joy of contemplation, so I knew this subject would sustain my attention. 194 more words

A boat with tractor paint

I inherited a 1982 Grumman sport boat from my Grandpa who had used it for duck hunting. It had various coats of rattle-can spray paint applied over the years into something resembling camouflage. 285 more words