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About madlav

We're living our dream. Nestled in the Inside Passage of British Columbia's stunning Coastal region, we've just taken possession of a beautiful (to us) 45' ferro cement hulled sailboat. Ripped from her mooring during one of our strong storms and run aground, she encountered the only large rock on the beach. Today, she floats. With a temporary patch over the gouge, and tarps over her hatches, a broken rudder, missing wheelhouse, and stripped of pride, the Someday Lady is a battered boat. Optimists and visionaries, we believe that together we can restore the Someday Lady's original splendor, and make our home in her berth. Someday Lady, THIS is our journey!!

Winter whimsy

Winter posed a bit of a problem.  We were prepared for heat – with our Dickinson Pacific diesel stove, and a cute Newport woodburner stove we had in the saloon, not to mention unmetered power at dock.  The problem was … Continue reading

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More Interior AFTERS

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Happily Interior AFTERs!

We moved aboard June 1st this year, three and a half months after taking possession. The process of moving is a post all on it’s own, for another day. We wanted the interior as finished as possible so we weren’t … Continue reading

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Top Loading

We had a brief spell in April with good weather. And by good, I mean a day here and there it didn’t rain, and hovered around 10 degrees. We desperately wanted to paint the Lady. We’re currently a fierce competitor … Continue reading

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Junk Raisers

Damon loves the Discovery Network. Along with Flying Wild Alaska, Deadliest Catch and An Idiot Abroad, he has just recently discovered “Junk Raiders 2”, which sparked an epiphany.  This whole boat thing?  We’re pretty much free-(or cheap-)cycling, including the boat … Continue reading

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A Tour Inside — Interior In Progress!!

FINALLY, a tour of our interior.  It IS still a “construction site”, so tools and grub everywhere.  You’ll see some of the updates already, I tried to post them in order of an actual tour so you can follow the … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside; Bits and pieces and appliances…..

Here’s a look at our little stove: She’s a Dickenson “Newport” solid fuel burning stove with stainless piping that we’ve installed in the Salon. FINALLY, a smooth calm ride back to her berth — safe, drama-free, cruise…..   You’re also looking … Continue reading

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