After 3 full days of hauling carfulls of boat gear and hours of placement of said gear onto the boat, we are about 1/3 complete with packing it all in. Our water line is sinking further and further as we add more items day by day.
Yesterday was the first official night as "live-aboards". Technically we are only part-time, spending a few nights a week at the boat, the rest at our friends home, interrupted by jaunts to Dana Point and Mission Bay and Catalina.
While we have stayed aboard many times, never have we had this much "stuff" to contend with and it is readily apparent I need more storage containers to separate like items for ready use.
Checkout this cute Collapsible teapot my sister in law got us for christmas. I was just now able to try it out for our first official live-aboard meal. It holds enough water for two cups of coffee and 2 oatmeals.
Our first meal was a reminder of how challenging item placement can be. Once the stove is ready I have little counterspace. To get bowls out I must move all items I put on top of the fridge. Then remove the items I have on top of the bowls. Then put everything back. To get spoons out I must move all items I just placed in front of the drawers. It's a constant game of shuffling.
I am now off to the store to buy more containers!