Over the years that we lived aboard Nine of Cups, we obsessively kept track of the money we spent on her. Since Blue just celebrated the first anniversary of his adoption yesterday, I thought this might be a good time to make a reckoning of what the various costs on Blue have been, and then compare the costs of living aboard a boat with the cost of living in Blue.Read More
Blue is a pleasure to drive. He has great visibility ahead and great side view mirrors. He also has a good backup camera, and between it and the mirrors, backing up is rarely a problem.
Since we don't have a window in the cargo door, the visibility on the right side is limited, however. When we are backing out of a parking space or our driveway, I can't see if there is a car coming from the side. Crossing an intersection can really be hairy.
One solution is to add a side view cameraRead More
I had read on more than one forum that it might be possible to install one or two batteries under the front passenger seat. I couldn't find any threads indicating that anyone had actually done it, nor did I find any information suggesting that it couldn't, or shouldn't be done. So I removed the front passenger seat and took some measurements.
Sure enough, it looked like there was adequate room and I decided to give it a try. While there were a few complications and glitches, the end result isn't bad.Read More