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Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate’s Life for Me!

Uncle B sent me this real estate listing today:

Property description

This remarkable houseboat has been recently commissioned and has never been occupied since her rebuild.

*** She is prohibited from Air Bnb use ***

The structure is based on a 40ft Bourne hull and has two floors with access from the stern into a stylish galley. This is really more of a kitchen/diner – 10ft x 8ft 6in – featuring four burner cooker, refrigerator, stainless steel sink and splash backs and loads of storage space.

Have a look. It’s adorable.

I must say, it’s very appealing, but I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and that old moving water scares me.

When I was a child, we had a good-sized houseboat on the Tennessee River. We spent many sunny days fishing and swimming and zooming up and down the river. It was a wonderful thing.

Then one day – when my mother badly needed the insurance money – it sank. She swore blind she didn’t do it. But it gave me the willies, thinking of a happy, familiar place under thirty feet of cold dark water.

Still gives me the willies. I hate dark water.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 10, 2023, 8:53 pm

Another small craft victim of German U-Boats!

Comment from Amybrat
Time: January 10, 2023, 11:33 pm

Hubby and I bought a house in sunny Desantis land complete with a boat slip that leads to the river that leads to the bay…no bridges. Last year we bought a beater…er, a boat from a rental marina. A 2 year old pontoon with fully intact upholstery and serviced every 2 months. We took it up the inter coastal on a beautiful sunny day with a crew of friends. We docked for lunch. It took us about 5 hours (including lunch). It was glorious!

Hubby is the perfect captain. He tends to get seasick so he takes Dramamine the night before and uses a wrist band and scopolamine patch the day we boat and he’s all good. That means he can’t drink…but that means the rest of us can!!

Embrace the wet, Weasel!

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 11, 2023, 12:12 am

Weasy – paint yourself blue (with woad, Uncle B may have a recipe) and find the way of water.

As you sail placidly down the water ways, stand in the bow and shout “Freedom!”

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 11, 2023, 1:38 am

Boats are like swimming pools, wilderness cabins, and (pool, billiard, snooker) tables. The very best ones are those owned by a close friend.

Comment from Ben
Time: January 11, 2023, 4:07 am

“Boats are like swimming pools, wilderness cabins, and (pool, billiard, snooker) tables. The very best ones are those owned by a close friend.”

3D Printers fit in this category as well.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 11, 2023, 3:06 pm

Pickup trucks as well.

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