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.

Videos of Our Journey to Rhode Island

Several times on our journey from Chesapeake City, Maryland to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Stephanie and I turned on the camera and did some Facebook Live videos! We have since downloaded the videos and created a new ‘playlist’ at my business YouTube Channel. To view the videos, please click the link below, and then select …

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Getting Ready for Spring… and the Renaming Ceremony!

It has been unusually warm these last several weeks and as any boater will tell you, that means an early start to boating season! When Stephanie and I decided to take this big adventure, we agreed that she would be in charge of navigation and this past weekend she successfully completed a course in basic …

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The Survey

One of the most important things you can do when purchasing a boat is to hire an experienced captain and certified surveyor. Stephanie and I feel so blessed to hire the best in the business, Captain Robert ‘Buz’ Woodward. Buz went over our boat from top to bottom, bow to stern and we then scheduled …

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