When we first moved on board “No Tan Lines,” we bought a micro-microwave (meaning the smallest one we could find). Everything on the boat must be small. Then, we had to ponder where to put it. The galley (kitchen) wasn’t a good idea because there wouldn’t be enough counter space left for meal preparation. The large counter-top on the other side of the island wasn’t ideal because, when you need the microwave when cooking, you’d actually have to leave the galley to get to it. The only place that made sense was on the island, which is between the galley and the hallway. That way, you could simply lean over, while standing in the galley, and pop something in. And, it fit just perfectly right there against that wall!
This week, the GPS guy had to come take a look at our electronics. Why? Because the last time we went sailing, our GPS was off by 30 degrees! Thank goodness we only sailed a mile outside of Tampa Bay because, had we been 12 or more miles offshore, out of sight of land, we might have ended up in The Bahamas…which actually wouldn’t be a bad thing. 😉
Anyway, the GPS guy showed up with his son and they quickly diagnosed the problem. Directly behind the microwave is a panel housing wires and all other sorts of electronic gizmos, thingymabobs, and whatchamacallits – all leading to our navigation equipment in the cockpit. The microwave has magnets. He said those can affect our navigation equipment. Oops.
So, we have to move the microwave. We’re not sure where yet but, as Richard pointed out, one thing’s for sure – we’ll be getting exercise while cooking because it’s not going in the kitchen, nor anywhere near that wall!
We also almost lost our beloved micro-microwave this week. When it was being moved for the GPS guy, it got dropped. It landed on the beautiful, rounded, teak step in the hallway, which cracked. So, now we have another repair to make…which is nothing new when you live on a boat. 😉
In other news:
- It’s beastly hot here in Florida now. We have the shades up and the three air conditioners are running 24/7.
- Mason was attending “improv” camp earlier this week but he caught an upper respiratory bug so he’s home sick. 🙁
- We found a leak behind Mason’s bed and it had to be removed from the boat for the fix. Mason happily moved his bedding and stuffed animals to the salon. He’s cuddled up there and quite comfy.
- Reinstalling the port in his room didn’t work. The leak is coming from the toe rail. So, we’ll need to replace those now, rather than waiting until it cools off this fall. That’s gonna be a HOT job!!
- Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the Tooth Fairy DOES come during tropical storms! Mason got 5 bucks!
- Minor Surgery Aboard “No Tan Lines” During Tropical Storm Alberto!
- When Living on a Boat, Hurricane Season Has an ENTIRELY Different Meaning
- How Do You Give Your Dock Neighbors Colon Control Issues? Crash Your Boat RIGHT NEXT TO THEIRS!
- During Our First Real Sailing Trip This Week, We Started Taking on Water!
- How I Successfully Cut Our Grocery Bill in Half! (And, No, I Do NOT Use Coupons.)
- MORE News from the Floating Home Office!
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Before you move your microwave, ask your GPS guy if sliding a sheet of lead between the electronics and the back of the microwave might work.
Great idea, Robert!! Thank you!!! 🙂