Riders on the storm

Sunday September 4th was an opportunity to ride out a decent storm aboard. The wind was coming out of the Southeast right down the open alley between Wood Island and Biddeford Pool’s East Point. Before the storm started I made a run to Marston’s Marina up the Saco River to take on fresh water. It started raining while… Read More »

More Pictures of Restoration

Here are some pictures of some of the work leading up to the launch. Thanks to Triple M Plastics  located in West Kennebunk Maine for the custom-made PVC fuel tanks. Wonderful people and quality fabrication. Click on the pictures for full size. I hope you enjoy. Susie & Wado  

Miracles do happen!

On July 31st, 2017 the Must Be Nice entered the water for the first time since we owned her. Susie and I still can’t believe it and when we sit on our mooring and look out at the harbor and the sunsets we have to keep telling ourselves it’s real. I can’t explain how good it feels.  … Read More »

Pictures of latest projects

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ve been working on multiple projects at the same time, The galley and stateroom floor is ready for the final coat. The fuel lines and water separating filters are in. The engines and digital throttle and shift have been configured and the engines are ready to run.     … Read More »

Wiring the engines and Hydraulic Pump

The last post showed connecting the hydraulic fluid lines and with that done the next thing to tackle was wiring the engines and pump.     The Mercury Installation diagrams are well done. This is the diagram for this phase. Let’s see if we can make this happen.     Here’s the APC (Automatic Power Switch). The Positive… Read More »

Making custom hydraulic hoses for the steering

The length of the hydraulic lines from the helm to the outboards is around 40′. Finding pre-made hoses of that length was difficult. Luckily Wazoo (My Boss) knows Steve Bouthot from PRC Industrial Supply in Portland Maine and he provided me with the 1/4″ and 3/8″ hydraulic hose on a roll and the stainless steel fittings so I could… Read More »

Hydraulic Power Steering Update

This is not the most exciting post. But I know there are millions of you waiting for some sort of signs of life from the crew of the “Must Be Nice”. The steering for the outboards is hydraulic with a power steering pump. The length of the run from the helm to the transom is 35 feet plus… Read More »

So… Is it going in this year?

So… Is it going in this year? When’s the launch? Those are question we hear a lot. We have been working at it whenever time and health allows. We do have the engines and I am working on the rigging and controls. Have a look at some of this past year’s projects.   I am working on trying… Read More »

I don’t know if 10 years is enough time.

  Susan and I have had quite a year. Last October we were supposed to close on the sale of our house when we found out that we had no legal access to our property. 25 years ago we transferred some of our land to the United States Department of the Interior for the Rachel Carson Preserve. Somehow… Read More »

Coming out of hibernation

OMG it has been quite a winter here in Maine. Instead of working on the boat I spent all my time shoveling, snow blowing and hauling firewood. I am so thankful we got the boat inside before the onslaught began. The storms just kept coming and it was cold. I can’t remember a winter when I heard of… Read More »