are in their 30's and Janice and I have always looked and ventured down new paths. It has been a blast and we have enjoyed a lot of different experiences. We discovered the water
a short 10 years ago and it has changed our lives.
Just over a year ago we embarked on a new adventure when we purchased a 155' vessel that was christened in 1954 as a Canadian Anti-magnetic Minesweeper. She saw a few different uses before we got her and decided to turn her into our home. She was configured as a mobile fishing
lodge and slept 55. That was all in bunk beds and small rooms and as most of you reading this will now, that is not much fun as we get older. I had 3 things to do immediately:
1) Provide a kitchen (not a galley
which she already has)
2) Provide a Master bedroom suitable for a kingsize bed
3) Provide an ensuite.
I was given a year to get this in order and demonstrate this was a good thing. I missed looking into two things first ..... at 155' we aren't going into any marina (at least that I can afford) and we need 440 volt.
Well a year later most has been resolved. Reno 95% complete and she looks great. Have a moorage at a commercial dock
that is awesome and comes with power and water
But, it is too different life style for my wife and we have a new grand daughter (one and only) so it is time for a new adventure. The minesweeper is being marketed as a floating home complete with moorage in Vancouver BC, power and water.
She is fully functional with 2 Cleveland mains and 4 gen sets. Build by the Cdn government
, no expense spared to make this an open ocean vessel. She only sleeps about 40 now but can easily accommodate a new family
or be used as a mobile camp at remote
locations on the coast.
She was features on the CTV news and have lots of pictures if anyone interested.