Wrapping Up!

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When you love boating, the season begins with excitement and the anticipation of being on the water, in the sunshine, and enjoying the sea air. When you love boating, the season ends with a certain sadness and a lot of … Continued

2021 LAUNCH !

When April arrives, thoughts turn to “Launch Day”, scheduled for May 10th. When April arrives I go back to Kindred Spirit, not before. Why? Because Al tears the boat apart while simultaneously working on all of his winter projects and … Continued

Small Celebrations

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Back to back celebrations this weekend! Ten weeks after my accident and spinal surgery I boarded Kindred Spirit. I expected that I may experience a wee bit of PTSD as I stepped onto the swim platform, but it was actually ok. … Continued

Delivery Trip – Home and Haul Out

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The last day of this “delivery,” the final 51 nautical miles from Port Jefferson to Shennecossett Yacht Club in Groton. Our spirits were high in spite of the fog and dreariness that faced us at 7:00 am.   I guess it’s … Continued

Delivery Trip – Through New York

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Going up the East River with the sights of Manhattan and the thrill of the ride through Hells Gate is always memorable. Al has done this seven times and I’ve done it five times. This was probably the least thrilling … Continued

It’s Now or Later?

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In a matter of nine days from “first view” to “she’s ours,” we owned a Kadey Krogen 39, the boat of Al’s dreams. That presented a new dilemma that we had been discussing since this acquisition was only an idea. … Continued