Jim Palmer Archive

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 us to live on Our Floating Home whether in a …

I’m Not Mechanical

Two years ago when we bought our Floating Home, it was more boat than I ever imagined owning. It has two Yanmar 480 diesel engines, Racor fuel filters two vacuflush bathrooms, a 10 KW Generator and let’s just say a breaker panel that scared the hell out of me when I first saw it! My initial thought and fall back answer when something needed fixing …

Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything happens for a reason.  Often you don’t get to know why things are not working according to ‘your plan’ until sometime later. Stephanie and I had plans for a two-day trip to Long Beach Island New Jersey to spend the week with her family who were gathered at a rented beach house. We would be 10 minutes away in a marina. I would be …