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 »

No more shoveling! The boat is inside.

The storage building here at Southern Maine Marine is ready and not a moment too soon. We got 22″ of snow and thankfully the boat was moved inside before the storm. So nice to be out of the wind and under cover. I have been able to heat with a small electric heater whereas outside I would have… Read More »

Second coat of Primer in the berth

January 17, 2015. 17 degrees. Boat outside. Sunny. Wind blowing like hell. I’m a happy man. Wado

Houseboat Vanity and sink fabrication

This week I have been working on fabricating the head vanity and installing the sink. We are again using recycled wood and this batch again comes from a discarded old door amongst other pieces our carpenter buddies drop off from their renovations. I got together with Susan and we decided to put the sink all the way over… Read More »

Galley Cabinet / Salon desk fabricated ~ Version II

My first attempt at this piece was rejected by the interior designer. (Susan. Also known as the worlds most perfect woman). She didn’t like the top. Her wish was to have a top that was made of recycled wood. I had made a smooth top that would have been painted like the helm. So I removed the smooth… Read More »

End of Year Update – Continued

In anticipation of closing the sale of our house we have been cleaning out our belongings. Of course this meant the Must Be Nice had to go on another roadtrip. This one was only about 10 miles to Southern Maine Marine in Arundel. We called on our favorite boat hauler “Bucky” from Dayton Marine.        … Read More »

End of the year update

  Well I did make a little progress since the last update. We had some decent weather and I was able to get some primer on the starboard side house. It’s a two part epoxy primer. Made by Alex Seal. I applied with a brush and roller. This shot shows the starboard side house before primer. Notice primer… Read More »

All the pictures and videos are back!!!

I finally put some time into connecting the pictures to the new blog location. www.musbenice.com It was a major pain in the bumpkiss I’ll tell you that. Go Daddy was no help after discontinuing there blog hosting service. If you visited awhile ago and the pictures were not there I apologize. We have our house on the market… Read More »

I’m on the floor and I can’t get up!!!

We have some pine flooring from northern Maine provided to us by a great mill who’s name I can’t find right now. We theoretically bought enough for our bedroom and bath in the big house and the houseboat. We love the feel of pine under our feet. It has a softness and warmth that is comforting. It is… Read More »