Hi there everyone, captains and crew be they human or friend of the furred, feathered or finned kind.
My names Matthew, i have a little 28' steel boat
called defiant and a single
furry four legged crew called Mah.
We are new to your site so i would like to say hi to you, hopefully at some point in the near future start meeting some of you on the waterways of the world.
I'm Australian and around 40 years old, my dogs
Thai and shes around 6 and my boats steel
and she is over 40 years old and never been in the soup.
I bought her (defiant) as a deceased estate, I didn't get the body mind you, but got just about everything else, and better still it was still brand new.
Plans for the future include finishing my little boat
, putting her to sea, touching both poles, north and south, (hopefully nicking a piece of ice from each and having a sneaky whiskey and soda), and circumnavigating in any direction that allows my hairy first mate to come along for the ride.
Currently we are living the dream and located in the sunny northern confines of Queensland
in a nice town aptly named "townsville".
I have already put myself in a position to greatly enhance my learning
curve and to test all my boats individual systems as we live in a very large open field with no power and the worlds longest garden hose.
So its just like being on the water
except the waves don't get very choppy.
I homebrew my beer
, i grow my own herbs and vegies and i am finishing off the last areas of my boat using only solar
generated power and i have a campfire every night.
So maybe you think small boat
big dreams,...maybe, but what the heck i reckon, do but one what others say you cant and you will never be judged by there limitations again.
hopefully some of you will take the time to say hello, and for the time being,
be cool everyone,
Matt & Mah