Fueled Up and Ready to Go 

Just topped up the tank. 190 liters, €180.

We used 180 l, 46.5 g, over 35.3 engine hours ,  over 172 nm.

This all equals 1.32 gallons per hour, 3.7 nm per gallon . 

We’re Good to Go

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Richard on Dauntless 


Author: Richard on Dauntless

I’m an eclectic person, who grew up in New York, lived overseas for many years and have a boat, Dauntless, a 42 foot Kadey Krogen trawler yacht. Dauntless enables me to not only live in many different parts of the world, but to do it in a way that is interesting, affordable, with the added spice of a challenge. Dauntless also allows me to be in touch with nature. As the boat glides through the ocean, you have a sense of being part of a living organism. When dolphins come to frolic, they stay longer if you are out there talking to them, watching them. Birds come by, sometimes looking for a handout; sometimes grateful to find a respite from their long journey. I grew up on the New York waterfront, in the West Village, when everything west of Hudson St. was related to shipping and cargo from around the world. For a kid, it was an exciting place of warehouses, trucks, and working boats of all kinds: tugs and the barges and ships, cargo and passenger, they were pushing around. My father was an electrical engineer, my mother an intellectual, I fell in between. I have always been attracted to Earth’s natural processes, the physical sciences. I was in 8th grade when I decided to be a Meteorologist. After my career in meteorology, my natural interest in earth sciences: geology, astronomy, geography, earth history, made it a natural for me to become a science teacher in New York City, when I moved back to the Big Apple. Teaching led to becoming a high school principal to have the power to truly help kids learn and to be successful not only in school but in life. Dauntless is in western Europe now. In May and June, I will be wrapping up the last two years in northern Europe, heading south to spend the rest of the year in Spain & Portugal. Long term, I’m planning on returning to North American in the fall of 2017 and from there continuing to head west until we’re in Northeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, where we will settle for a bit. But now, my future lies not in NY or even Europe, but back to the water, where at night, when the winds die down, there is no noise, only the silence of the universe. I feel like I am at home, finally.

7 thoughts on “Fueled Up and Ready to Go ”

  1. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley
    Fair winds, Richard.

  2. Richard just learned through Kadey Krogen Newsletter you visit Spain with Dauntless, sorrt and sad not to know that
    in advanced, As the first and only owner of a KK 42′ in Europe, I wished to attend you and your boat in Spain.
    Sad no to know before.

    Wishing you a good and calm seas in the Atlantic returning home.
    Luis Martinez
    Kadey Krogen 42′ Hull number 77
    Homeport: Cartagena/Spain

  3. 12-28-2016 good for you Richard making it to Martinique. Hope all in one piece.

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