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....

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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
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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

Back in Morro Bay

23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
Capt Rich
It was Monday January 25th and I was getting my bags packed for a three week road trip for the Seattle and Miami Boat shows, when there was a loud knocking on the hull. It was Bret the Port San Luis Boat Yard manager telling me that they would be splashing me at 10:30 tomorrow morning. As he jumped back into his golf cart and zipped away, I stood there saying...but but but...I'm leaving for Seattle tomorrow morning. It took me about 5 minutes to compose myself and start the panic. I called Lori and asked her to take tomorrow off from work. I texted the kids that they would be “sick” from school tomorrow and then started frantically to get the boat ready to launch.

A few days earlier, as waves were crashing in the Launch Slip, we had resigned ourselves to that fact that the boat would remain in the yard for the next 3 weeks while I worked the Boat Show Carnie Circuit in Seattle and Miami. Now I had 24hrs to get the boat not just ready to launch, but ready to make the 5 hour trip back to Morro Bay. As I texted Lori, “what could possibly go wrong with this plan?” Well the answer of course was an open through hull that filled the bilge as we were in the launch slips, but fortunately our monster bilge pumps kept the flow manageable until we closed the through hull. On the positive side, the bilge was now sparkling clean after all that sea water flowed in!

So we successfully make the 5 hour motor trip back to Morro Bay, seeing all types of sea life and then 15 minutes after putting the boat on the mooring, I’m in a car and starting the drive to Seattle, again, what could possibly go wrong with that plan?

So what went wrong?
Well the list is two-fold. First the list of things I knew were not working when I left for three weeks, like the shower and how water and secondly the things that broke while I was gone, like the outboard motor and Honda generator start pull chord.

Oh, I could go into the messy text messages and irritated phone calls home, but you know, why rub salt in the recovering wound. What matters is that Lori and the kids were still living aboard the boat when I returned and I will have the boat back to normal living by the end of the week. But to all those out there that think living aboard a boat is all wine and roses, ha ha ha…I should let you read my text messages as Lori and Amy were stranded on the Morro Bay sand spit when the dinghy died and they were swept away in the 30kt wind and 4kt tidal current.

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