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

Enter The World of Facebook

11 March 2013 | After I said I never would
Capt Rich Live Aboard and Owner of Cruise RO Water
Despite the fact that I've talked about everything personal on our blog from an episode of explosive diarrhea and simultaneous projectile vomiting on a Mexican Hwy to our monthly cruising expenses, I've never been a big fan of the social media rage know as Facebook. Amy and Jason have a Facebook account to keep in touch with their cruising friends but Lori and I have never felt the desire for a Facebook account.

As some background, let me explain a bit for those that don't know how a Google Search works on the internet. First if you don't come up these days on a Google search for all intents and purposes, you DON'T EXIST. So it is very important for a company to be "found" by Google and the higher up the search ranking you are, the more people will come to your site. The goal of any company is to be "above the scroll" on page one of the Google search results. The first 5 slots get the most traffic and is where you want to be compared to the bottom of page 5, because no one typically makes it to page 5 of a Google search. So then how does Google scan the internet and decide what order to list search results. Ah...if I knew that exactly Google would have to kill me with an armed drone because that is a highly secretive algorithm. But what is known is that Google looks for: good keyword content, the number of mentions and links you have on the internet going back to your site, and Google loves social media like Facebook. This is why almost every company these days has a Facebook page and tries to get the most likes possible, to improve their ranking on a Google search.

So here is my dilemma. I could stand firm to my belief that Facebook will be the next Myspace or pet rock rage and suffer the Google search ranking consequences by not having a company Facebook page OR I can roll over, sell out, and create a Cruise RO Water and Power Facebook page! Smug arrogance has a way of fading away when you are paying $4.50 for gas and $7.95 for a Combo "value meal" number 14 at Carl's Jr. So without even feeling a smidgen of guilt I will prostrate myself to the pop culture and create a Facebook page and ask my friends and family to "like me".

I'm still new to this Facebook game, but what I do know is that without people "liking you" it's all just a waste of time. Of course Lori has been quick to remind me that "those who like me best, know me least"...#$!!@? I'm still trying to figure that one out, but I guess maybe making internet friends is indeed my best option, I just won't imagine people "liking me" while in their underwear from their parents basement.

So for you blog readers out there that have a Facebook account, I would be appreciative if you could take a moment and "Like" me over at the Cruise RO Water and Power Facebook page. Besides if a company selling Toilet Plungers can get over 1,000 likes surely I can manage to get 100 right?

Here's a link to the Page:
Cruise RO Water and Power on Facebook

Off to Florida

08 December 2012 | The Life of a Boat Gear Pusher
Posted By: Live-A-Board Bozo Hobo Rich
After being back aboard the boat not even long enough to relax off I flew to Florida to attend the SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Association) GAM in Melbourne, Florida. What is a GAM? It's an old nautical term for a party! The SSCA is a wealth of information on all topics Cruising and I would recommend the SSCA to anyone either already out cruising or in the planning and outfitting phase. My trip out to Florida isn't just for another cruisers potluck party, but to give a presentation on water makers and actually set-up and demo run a 20 GPH water maker. It's a good thing that the presentation doesn't start until 10:30AM, because the 3hr time difference when combined with the long travel day has me pretty beat.

Despite the rumors that I'm sure Lori is spreading,the road show travel game isn't as glamorous as it's made out to be, how many fast food meals can you actually eat on a 5 day trip before your kidney shuts down? Back to the boat on Monday, then off to Morro Bay for another new adventure.

The Boat Show Talk

07 November 2012 | Can I just play this on a Loop?
Capt Rich
If you haven't seen me at a Boat Show....well this is what it's like in all the Boat Show Glory. Not too exciting or glamorous I know but maybe if I was to throw in a super Shame or a set of steak knives I could try out for the "Pitchmen" reality show? Ok maybe not...I'm a better Live aboard Bozo hobo than I am a salesman. Here is a little video we made of me yacking away at the Seattle Boat Show.
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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Welding work in La Paz
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Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Images of the Cruising Kids
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When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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