Blawgletter can’t help but wonder whether Gilligan—he of Gilligan’s Island (1964-67) fame—could have earned homestead protection for S.S. Minnow, the tiny ship that a storm wrecked 40-plus years ago on a desert island nowhere near Texas. Unlike the Norris’s vessel, The Minnow lacked electricity, running water, and other amenities of modern life. Plus nobody lived in it; Gilligan, the Professor, et al., dwelled in grass huts. But S.S. Minnow never got off of dry land (except perhaps for that one episode when the castaways tried to patch and sail it).
Barry "despairs at the court’s homestead decision," not because of the outcome, but because neither the majority nor the dissent identified the "craft-and-domicile" by name. After digging around on PACER, Barry determined that the boat was a 1975 Chris Craft Roamer, which the Norrises had christened Cricket.
Somewhere, I can hear the Skipper shouting, "Gill-i-gan!!!"