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


22 May 2013 | And I Won't Plead the 5th Ammendment!
Capt Rich

I've had a few questions about how we could drag when we have a mooring. For every good question, I have a good and simple answer and like the IRS Agents, that involved blaming someone else. One of the conditions when we bought our Morro Bay Mooring was that the current owner would get to use it until Nov 1st as they try and sell the boat that is currently on the mooring. So yes we have a mooring in Morro Bay...but no...we can't use it yet. This dragging incident is still a mystery to me because in over 2 years of full time every day anchoring we have never dragged and I'm inclined to blame the entire dragging event on the Captain at the time, which just happened to be Lori! In fact, since she rarely if ever reads our blog, I think I will take the bold statement right here and now that if I was aboard the whole mess wouldn't have happened, so there, I've said it...gulp.

Is living on the dock more convenient than living on anchor or a mooring?
Well of course it is, just like sleeping in the kitchen would make for easier midnight snacks! That seems to be a good analogy since I have gained 20lbs since returning to the States. I blame it on all the traveling and fast food stops I have been making or maybe I'll blame it on "low level subordinates"? But seriously, without a doubt living at the dock is worlds more convenient than living at anchor or on the mooring. But, and here is the big but, we didn’t like it! Oh sure we liked the endless shore power electricity for hot water and never low batteries, but I think the entire crew would rather move back to land than live at the dock. The freedom of floating unattached from the world is gone and with it the sense of…well FUN. In a twist of what most people would think, living at the dock would send us back to dirt living much faster than floating free even with the increased inconvenience of floating free living. Is the goal in life to have no inconvenience or to have a little adventure? Ship living in San Diego? Well yes, we could do that, but why pay $1300/mo for a lifestyle without fun when we can live on the mooring for $100/mo or less. Do you know how many Tacos and Gina Burgers that could buy when we return to Mexico? Opps…did I just say that out loud? Sorry ignore that before my business partner reads this and realizes our master plan.
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