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”

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”

It’s Dark at Night

As I look at the videos I shot with my phone conditions don’t look that bad.  Monday morning unfolded into seas that were still less than 6 feet. With a “normal” day cruising, we should be in Vlissingen in 12 hours. The https://share.delorme.com/dauntless site is pretty nifty.  You can click on each circle and itContinue reading “It’s Dark at Night”

Food, Fuel and Fools Having left Honfleur, Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., we are through the lock to the Seine by 9:00 and we are cruising downstream at warp speed, 10 knots, speed over ground. I’m finally enjoying my cup of coffee and morning croissant, though a faint order of diesel lingers on my hand.Continue reading

The Pot Boils

Its midnight, a little more than 25 hours to go, and I see that the starboard Racor is full of crap, I switch to the Port Racor and return to the pilot house to contemplate my next moves. The wind had stayed steady at SW at 30 kts.  I was getting used to the roll,Continue reading “The Pot Boils”