Carpe Diem

Whenever, I get the chance, I love to ask other sailors about their boat name. Our name, Carpe Diem, may seem self evident. However, it really goes much deeper than just “good advice”. A few years back, Scott was told he had less than 6 months to live. Colon cancer had gone undetected for too many years. After 6 months of intense chemo... he finally made it. Then a few years later, complications from a double-by-pass almost killed him again. Today he doesn't let his BP and severe diabetes slow him down. Two years ago he lost most of his vision in one eye and partially in the other...and the list goes on and on and on.

Having a boat to work on (along with a regiment of insulin and dozens of medications) keeps him sailing and out of the ER. This boat probably saved his life! I often think “SURVIVOR” would be a good name for our boat. But that would be a constant reminder of the past struggles. So, for now we try to live one day at a time, and carpe diem, “seize the day”.

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November 14, 2011

New Canvas Work 2011

As we installed new equipment, we decided to protect it with a new dodger and bimini.

Here is a view of the boat "naked", with all the old canvas removed.

Here she is with new clothes!

No more leaks. All nice and cozy inside.

It is like having a new room added to our home. This is where we spend most of our time.

Here's another shot of that new anchor Scott calls his "sleeping pill"  :)


  1. We would love some comments, questions, remarks...or just say HI.

  2. I seriously need to come see all the final changes to the boat soon! That and spend some time in your "new room" now that the canvas is all in.

  3. Hi! Where are you for the Christmas holiday? We are all (except Shannon)going to Portland to be with Shane. We sure will miss Shannon, though. We are having a little holiday Open House on Monday- hope to see Eric, Allison, and Eliot that night. Happy sailing and Merry Christmas! Regie