As some may remember, right before Hurricane Florence, Banjo experienced some engine problems. We later realized she has water in her oil, which has various possible causes. After Hurricane Florence, and subsequently Hurricane Michael which came right on Flo’s heels, we investigated some of the possible causes of our mystery. Thanks to some friends, and a couple local contractors, we were able to rule out a couple of the possibilities. Unfortunately, this left Banjo in a pickle. Since the issue was not due to the possibilities checked, it left us…Read More
Category: Dogs Aboard
Having dogs aboard can sometimes be a challenge. In addition to the regular care of feeding and grooming, there are other activities that must be understood. For example, pets of any kind have to be able to withstand being at sea. Also, boat owners must pay particular attention to how dogs will use the bathroom and get exercise.
When ashore, Venus and Sagira are regularly taken to dog parks, or large fields to give them ample exercise and time to run free. Neither of them have ever been “leash” dogs and, fortunately for us, are very attentive when we allow them to run. A simple whistle or the calling of their names will bring them running right back to us.
Tips, Tricks and Solutions to Common Problems
As we venture further on our travels, we intend to include tips and tricks we have learned with addressing common problems and challenges to having dogs aboard. Also, we will be demonstrating any interesting and creative ways we discover to make their say aboard more comfortable. Hopefully, this information will give other dog and pet owners ideas for how to implement solutions on their own boats.
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It does our hearts good to see our girls so relaxed and comfortable aboard Banjo. Lately we find that Sagira is a little nervous moving from the dinghy to shore. And Venus is not a fan of being below decks while we are moving the boat. We expect both of those to get better over time. Otherwise, they both seem to love being at anchor as much as we do.Read More
A Rainy but Happy Monday at the Marina
Happy Rainy Monday It’s a rainy, but happy Monday here at the marina. The rain has set in again today, but the Banjo crew are troopers! The girls aren’t thrilled about the rain. Luckily, they don’t have to be out in it too much today. Quick walks to do their business, then back to being lazy boat dogs. Thank you Captain for taking them out this morning! Have a great day everyone and stay dry! Be sure to check out our other posts, or connect with us on Facebook,…Read More
Week of 2018Jan15: Cold with Rain & Snow on the way, Sushi and Boat Projects
Week of 2018Jan15 We shared a nice weekend and enjoyed the week of 2018Jan15. Temperatures started to drop last weekend, but were tolerable. We had a few days of overcast and rain but today was rather nice. It was chilly, but not frigid… except maybe this am due to the wind. But as the weekend progressed, it warmed up nicely. Standing water in the area is frozen each morning when we take the pups for a walk. Usually, however, the ice is melted by lunchtime. Anchor Chain Arrives We placed…Read More
Chilly Temperatures: The Week After The Storm
Chilly Temperatures. Chilly? Cold! We spent the last seven days huddled below decks following the chilly temperatures of Bomb Cyclone Grayson. We posted our preparation for the storm and the ice/snow it brought in this post. Immediately following the storm, the temperatures seemed to hover in the mid-twenties at the marina. The forecast, however, predicted that the temperatures for last weekend would be bitter. They were. We saw those mid-twenties plummet into single digits both Saturday and Sunday last. Factoring in the wind chill, we experienced -4℉ (-20℃). Banjo Gets…Read More
Bomb Cyclone Grayson to hit U.S. East Coast… and Us
Storm Preparation: Bomb Cyclone Grayson It has been an interesting 48-hours. We learned of a pressure system moving up the coast a few days ago, which seemed as if, to appear out of nowhere. The name given this system was Bomb Cyclone Grayson, and potentially packed blizzard conditions combined with hurricane force winds. By all accounts, this could be a very dangerous storm due to the freezing temperatures, and rapid atmospheric pressure drop. Those pressures, potentially, could rival those of Hurricane Sandy. There is an interesting article here describing some…Read More