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

How to Know when I'm Busy

13 March 2013 | Easy...I go Dark on the Blog
Posted By: Live-A-Board Bozo Hobo Rich
I'm probably pretty easy to read. When I'm in a good mood everything is right with the world. When I'm in a bad mood, the Chaos of the USA comes into focus and somehow gets a little ridicule. And when I'm busy days and even weeks can go by without a blog post, which has been happening with an increased frequency since we moved back to California. Like it or not, daily life is busy and it honestly takes me 30 minutes to an hour to pen a decent blog post. So rather than just turn out a "See spot run. See California go bankrupt" type of post I just don't say anything at all. Frequently, I start a post, work on it for 20 minute and then just bail out and hit delete when I feel that it's just not happening, or as Jason would say about the lardless tortillas here in the States "Dad, there is no Love".

Where is the love? Jason and I crack ourselves up every time we ask that question while eating a piece of smashed white bread. Before we lived, cooked, and ate simply in Mexico we didn't really notice all the junk we were eating. We still are far from what I could call health food nuts (I have a bag of salt water taffy in hidden in my desk) but it's hard to walk the isles of "Stuff Mart" and not notice that there are more and more premade and process food items. As convenient as they are, my home made pizza still has more love even if it costs more than a Costco Pizza. There is some dough raising right now in the galley, because even if I'm swamped with work an Italian Boy still has time to make a pizza pie between working the phones and emails.

The Next Project to keep me busy.
As if I didn't have enough going, it is now time to deal with something that I've been planning since we bought this boat: Building a New Fridge and Freezer for the boat. The huge amount of power being sucked out of the battery bank by our 120v dorm refrigerator needs to end. After seeing and researching all types of DC Refrigeration systems, I've decided to go with a Cool Blue 12v Refrigeration from Technautics Inc. . I know that everyone with a boat will have an opinion on what the best marine refrigeration system is, but when it comes to the all-important issue of Power usage, you just can't beat the numbers from Cold Blue. Now this isn't the cheapest system on the market and I could spend maybe even ½ as much on another system, but the upfront money isn't nearly as important to me as the long term power usage. I will document the project as I go and if you don't hear from me for a few days, well you know it's because I'm busy with something!
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
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 2
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