Monday, April 20, 2015

Two Year Anniversary!

We've done it! We've been onboard for two years now.

When we first made the decision we promised each other that we would give this lifestyle at least three years. We weren't allowed to give up after the first winter no matter how bad it got.

And now? Two winters (and two glorious springs, summers, and autumns) later? We can't imagine going back to a non-floating residence.

Check out all that we have accomplished in 730 days:

Interior Renovations/Redecorating
Exterior Maintenance, Safeguards, and Fun
  • The purchase of an ice-eater to protect us during an extremely cold Baltimore winter.
  • Winter water prep and protection of outdoor pipes.
  • A Lehr propane motor for the dinghy.
  • Four short hauls.
  • A few days "on the hard."
  • A new name.
  • Figuring out how to change the oil, fuel filters, impellers on the engines and generator.
  • Four new house batteries.
  • A couple fresh coats of wax.
  • New LED lights (with the option of blue or white).
  • Replacement helm stereo, speakers, and a new TV.
  • New valves for the VacuFlush system.
  • Repair of one holding tank sensor and replacement of the other (aren't you glad there aren't pictures of that?).
  • Using Starbrite Waterproofing to seal the canvas against leaks.
Marina Celebrations, Activities, and Community
  • We ventured to Annapolis, Fairlee Creek, Kent Narrows, Rock Hall, Saint Michaels, Seneca Creek, Sparrows Point, Stevensville, Sue Creek, and Tolchester for a total of 125 engine and 457 generator hours.
Curious what other projects boaters are tackling? Take a look at this list from Chicago liveaboards after their first year:

1 comment:

  1. Two years, really? Wow, time has flown! I'm still so excited for you both and love that you made your dreams come true. Life is too short, and it's great that you are doing what you love. We need to come visit you soon! :)