Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

19 August 2016
31 May 2016
15 May 2016 | The Deck Project Day 1
11 March 2016
23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
13 December 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
27 September 2015
29 July 2015
17 July 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
06 January 2015 | Talking about RO Membranes
23 December 2014
08 December 2014 | Rich was playing with the Camera Again
01 November 2014 | Or 2 Years Back in the States
08 September 2014 | Is it safe in an Anchorage
02 September 2014
09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

6 Months Later

29 August 2010 | The SeaMaker 20 and 30 are Ready
Capt Rich

It's been almost 9 months now since I asked Lori if I could take some of our cruising kitty cash (ok, most of it) and use it to start up a watermaker company. It's taken 6 months longer and $6,000 more than I had planned and budgeted, but here in San Diego this weekend, I finally have something to show for all the time I took away from cruising. The first three SeaMakers are scheduled to ship out to real paying customers Monday morning and we used the opportunity to take some promotional photos for the website and sales broachers that we will bring to our product launch at the Annapolis Boat Show this October.

The process of starting up a business while out cruising has had its complications and through the process, I pretty much confirmed my belief that cruising and work simply don't mix. I've written about it before early in our cruise, but since I rarely take the advice of others, why would I listen to my own sage words? Without the help of my long time business partner in San Diego, I (or should I say we) would have never been able to pull this all together. The completed SeaMaker watermaker has 53 different parts coming from 16 different wholesale vendors and countless hours were spent on the web, email, Skype and phone to find the best matching parts. Still more hours (and dollars) were poured into demo testing and revamping the design into what looks pretty simple form the above SeaMaker-30 photo and SeaMaker-20 photo below. I've put so much time into this project, that for the last few months, many days have felt more like a "typical work day" with to-do-lists, deadlines and projects needing completion than a day out cruising. Don't get me wrong, I would take a hard days work from a boat in Mexico over an easy day in a normal office any day, but it's sure a lot harder to get any sympathy while working hard while anchored out at an island in Mexico!

It may be obvious from our blog that I have the type of personality that's always needing to be busy and always feeling the need to do things in what some could and have called a "over the top" manner. The trick for me will be to learn and apply the word "Balance". I'm not honestly sure I can pull it off, but they say knowing you have a problem is half the battle, the only problem for me is that despite what I've been told by others, I'm still not sure that I have a problem! Could it be that everyone else is crazy and I'm the only sane one in needing to be busy all the time, even while out cruising? Maybe, maybe not, but if being crazy is doing what you enjoy and makes you happy, then lock me up and throw away the key, because I'm certifiable.

Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 1
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Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
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Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
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Created 20 May 2009
When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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Created 27 January 2008