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What happens when a couple sells everything in search of the next adventure…we're still finding out!

And now the work begins…

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Anyone who knows Steve knows he hates stupid signs and notices super glued all over the place.
He’s the guy who DOES rip the tag off the mattress even though they say not to – rebel!  The boat’s no different…002So we started to rip them off.

003Everyone look at this sign – cause you will no longer find it aboard!

004Next favorite pass time of Steve’s is throwing things away.  As mentioned in a previous post.  Hangers are a funny kind of thing on a boat.
I mean really what gets hung up on a boat like this?

005It’s not like a big cruise line where you need a dinner jacket or dress up clothes for dinner.
I guess you could hang up a bikini if you really wanted to…
But we’re not going to have that option cause all the hangers are gone now so don’t bring your formal wear if you’re coming to visit! To take it one step further, Steve also removed the closet rods!

006We see a lot of boats go by here, being situated 10ft from the 3rd Ave Bridge.  This reminded me of a show my kids used to watch Mighty Machines where you learned the power of a little tugboat.   You see when boats are way too big they need to be guided through this narrow river.

007Here’s a closer look at the little guy.

008And under he goes.  Pretty impressive to watch.

Now at the stern of this boat you have the same thing only that tug is reversing the whole way through.

009Quite a process.  Must get kind of boring for the crew at times puttering through.  Notice the guy on the very top of the boat?
He was enjoying being filmed and put on a bit of creative acrobatics up top there.  Pretty funny.

Steve’s creative process has begun:

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Yes that’s the electrical panel hanging open.  Tools on the table, tools on the floor it’s like a Dr. Seuss poem.

Creative processYou see the chrome support post to the left of the picture – there used to be one where Steve’s standing too!
Don’t worry we put that supporting post back 🙂

And now for the newest addition to our family TA DA:

011Our starter tender.  We’re going to need to get around once we’re in the Bahamas with the kids and the tender we want is something that needs to be ordered.

We’ve been doing a lot of shopping.  A LOT!  The thing about Steve’s creative process is that it’s backed up by the skills to make it happen.  I now know more about plumbing parts then I ever thought I wanted to.
The Home Depot’s here are meh. We have found some great suppliers for our needs. The secret lies with NOT telling them t’s for a boat $$.

IMG_0496A boat needs a lot of things.  A Yeti cooler is definitely one of those things.  This is the MAC DADDY of coolers.
And it comes with this sticker when you open the lid

Yeti cooler stickerApparently you shouldn’t put your kids in it…wow really?  Then again if you knew our kids!

West Marine is a new stomping ground for us.  It’s basically the equivalent of what Canadian Tire is to Canadians to boaters.  Let’s call it a boater’s shangria la shall we?
Sure you could get the equivalent for less if you shop around and get creative but in the end if it’s for your boat, it’s here.

We found lots of stuff here:

West Marine Bill

That’s a lot of boat stuff, seriously!

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4 thoughts on “And now the work begins…

  1. that’s the longest bill Mick & I have ever seen… & I shop at Costco! LOL! 🙂

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  2. great reading, where will you be boating to or should i say yatchng to besides the Bahamas?

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