Dry Steak Rub, Avocado Salsa and Broccoli SaladThis is a very flavourful and easy to prepare dinner that is also Paleo friendly for those of you who are into eating whole foods that are not processed. 

Steak Dry Rub

1/4 cup smoked paprika

3 tablespoons cumin

1/4 cup chili powder

2 tablespoons Mexican oregano

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Sea salt to taste

Olive oil brushed onto outside of steak

Mix all dry rub ingredients together in a large bowl.  Place each steak directly into the dry rub mixture and make sure each side is well coated, rubbing the dry rub into the stead.  Let the steaks sit for at least 30 minutes.  Coat each side with a bit of olive oil before the steaks hit the grill.  We used top sirloin but this dry rub is great on rib eyes and flank steak too!!

Avocado Salsa

4 avocados, diced

3 roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 red onions, minced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and serve on top of your steaks!

Chopped Broccoli Salad

3 cups broccoli, finely chopped

1 ½ cups of carrots, diced

1 apple, diced

9 strips of bacon, cooked and diced

3 green onions, diced

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

1 tabelspoon fresh dill

Black pepper to taste

Thank you to http://everydaypaleo.com for this recipe.
This fall, while hauling boats Tim and I got into a discussion about the best way to prepare boats with ablative paints for winter storage. The question came up when I passed on having our boat's hull power washed as Sojourn sat on the cradle. All the boats around Sojourn had harder bottom paints, which are intended for racing boats. The power washing, as you can see, took off all of the growth but left the bottom paint intact.    
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