It Wasn’t Me; It was the Motherboard, I Swear

No, I haven’t died or been in jail, I was in computer-less purgatory. You know that place you end up when you depend on your laptop to communicate with the outside world. And sure, a cell phone is great for talking, but if you think I’m going to write a blog post on it, asContinue reading “It Wasn’t Me; It was the Motherboard, I Swear”

What I Need

As spring gets closer and closer, I’m watching the weather daily.  I know what I want, but the light wind conditions may only last a couple of days, while I need a week plus. In the last weeks, the more I have thought of this, the more I am thinking of getting north as bestContinue reading “What I Need”

2016 & 2017 Pictures and Videos of Dauntless in Action

I thought I should share with everyone the pictures and videos I’ve taken on Dauntless in the last year. The gallery pictures are in ascending chronological order. Some of you may know and already have seen some of these pictures, but the most recent Galleries are now public: Dauntless 2017 Panama Canal Dauntless Crosses theContinue reading “2016 & 2017 Pictures and Videos of Dauntless in Action”

Kadey Krogen Rendezvous 2017

I had planned on giving a presentation at the Rendezvous, but it’s not to be. So, here is the outline.  I will post this on my blog, DauntlessatSea.com I have also posted, somewhat unedited, three galleries of pictures, you need to use these links: The most recent videos from the Atlantic crossing, https://dauntless.smugmug.com/Dauntless-Atlantic-2016-Videos/n-ddh7xF/ My northernContinue reading “Kadey Krogen Rendezvous 2017”

Lass Mich Rein, Lass Mich Raus

Let Me In, Let Me Out Thanks to the German band Trio for making a song that was right to the point.  Just substitute the woman’s name for my port of call. With women, at least both parties gain. With bureaucracies, it’s more of a matter of minimizing the pain. And there has been aContinue reading “Lass Mich Rein, Lass Mich Raus”

Fueled, Oiled and Ready to Go

I know I am skipping ahead here. Last you heard I was somewhere up a creek in Costa RIca. Well, I will write about the trip to Mexico. It was a hard 4 days and 3 nights.  Cliff joined me for the trip and that’s the only reason I kept my sanity. It was literallyContinue reading “Fueled, Oiled and Ready to Go”

Spring Cleaning

Since spring happens once a year in most places, one would think that spring cleaning is a yearly event. Though not on Dauntless.  With a surely, lazy crew, when I have even thought about a through reorganization, the look I see in the mirror is downright mutinous. Of course, besides being, Master, Captain, Skipper, IContinue reading “Spring Cleaning”

Cruising Costs of a 42 foot Kadey Krogen

Having some time on my hands for another couple of weeks, I thought I would share with everyone what the Cruising Costs have been for Dauntless, a 42 foot Kadey Krogen Motor yacht over the last two years. I’ve broken out the numbers, so for instance, if you only go to a marina 10% ofContinue reading “Cruising Costs of a 42 foot Kadey Krogen”

Envy

So, I was reading the adventures of M/Y Dirona as she crosses the North Atlantic. Check out Dirona’s Atlantic Passage It made me envious; I know, that’s ridiculous, but still. Dauntless spent two and a half years in Northern Europe because I knew we would like it. The weather, the people, the cultures all, theContinue reading “Envy”

A Day in the Life of an Atlantic Crossing

There is much to write about in my latest Atlantic Passage. We had full leaks, big seas, high winds and of course, the ever ubiquitous operator snafus. This post will go through a typical day, then address the issues that sprang up and how we dealt with them, in subsequent posts. A Typical Day 03:35 hours,Continue reading “A Day in the Life of an Atlantic Crossing”

Why We Cruise

Some people cruise to escape the responsibilities they face on land. Most people cruise to enjoy nature and experience new sights, people, foods and cultures. I cruise to solve problems. In the past week, I have had a number of discussions with friends and fellow cruisers.  Many ask, Richard, you are in a place, theContinue reading “Why We Cruise”

Twenty-four Hours to Go

It’s been a terrifying two days, but knock wood, I have survived so far. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea was a piece of cake compared to driving on the left hand side of the road. Shifting with my left hand feels as weird as blowing my nose with my left hand, inContinue reading “Twenty-four Hours to Go”