Jim Palmer

My love of water started very early as my grandparents had a small cottage on a lake. My grandfather had the first motorboat – a 14’ Crestliner with a 40 HP Johnson. Later in my teens my dad bought a 21’ bowrider when we lived on the coast of Massachusetts. When Stephanie and I got married, I told her I wanted us to have a boat and instead we started having kids! Thirty-four years later, our four kids have grown and moved on and we bought a 30’ Sea Ray Sundancer. We totally fell in love with the boating lifestyle. Three years later, as Stephanie was wrapping up her 30 year career in early childhood education, she came home one day and suggested that we go on a big adventure. A couple days later she had the idea to live on a boat! I instantly said “yes!” I am fortunate to be able to run my coaching business from the boat and we’re having the time of our lives.

Episode Three: The Systems that Run a Motor Yacht

Our new YouTube channel is off to a great start! Our initial videos have been viewed over 300 times! Our plan moving forward is to launch a new episode of “Our Floating Home” every Monday. In today’s new show, we describe the various systems, including plumbing, electrical, heat/ac and propulsion, that make it possible for …

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My Boat Life!

I recently did a fun interview with Matt O’Hara, host of the show, My Boat Life! This is an in depth look how Stephanie and I made the decision to live aboard, and how we made it happen! Thought you might enjoy listening!  http://www.myboatlife.com/2017/09/our-big-adventure-just-saying-yes-to-living-aboard.html (you’ll find the green play arrow near the bottom of the …

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Would You Sell Your Home To Live on a Boat?

Stephanie and I were recently interviewed by freelance writer Karen Griffard Putz for her blog, Ageless Passions, which inspires others to live their passions. The article took a look at the more personal side of our big adventure. We think Karen captured our journey nicely!  Here’s the article: http://www.agelesspassions.com/sell-home-live-boat/

One Week in Rhode Island – How Did We Get Here?

Stephanie and I are enjoying a quiet evening after spending the afternoon with Jessica and Steve for Mother’s Day. Steve drove our car to Rhode Island for us and is now on the train on the way back to Pennsylvania. We’ve already had two special sleepovers with Nathan.  We are anxiously waiting for this cold, …

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