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A Family Affair aboard a Kadey Krogen 48

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A Family Affair aboard a Kadey Krogen 48
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What happens when you take a family of four and add water...oh yeah...and a 48 foot Kadey Krogen?

FUN! Family style!

A few weeks ago we shared part one and two with you telling the story in photos. Here's part three...sit back and see how mom, dad, son and daughter learn to work together to make their cruising dream come true.


Who knows? you may meet them on the waterway and when you do, please tell them Captains Chris and Alyse say, "Fair winds and Muddy Waters..."


The 48 foot Kadey Krogen is a lot of boat to handle but this family has a great plan. They not only bring us aboard to learn from our experience but also have hooked up with the previous owners to buddy boat across to the Bahamas.
Safety first is our mantra. So the family gathers on deck to learn about man overboard and how to throw a life ring.
Safety continues in the pilot house. Let's review flares and life jackets. The camera flash reflects off the shiny tape on the Type 1 PFDs- personal floation device. That's perfect for safety sake!
Keenan completed a boating safety course on his computer and shares how to use this gadget to attract help.
Here’s the EPIRB. Let’s hope we never need it but it’s a good thing to know how to use it…just in case.
Captain Alyse and Jen have a chat about how to decide if it’s a 50 amp or 30 amp cable…Look at the L shaped prongs, 1=30 and 2= 50.
Jen learns why it’s best NOT to choke the lines on a piling. Learn to tie a bowline knot instead and make your escape easier.
Fueling up. Be careful not to drag the hose across the varnish work.
Our youngest students! Captains Chris and Alyse started out boating younger than these two very bright kids…But it was awhile before we could master anything this big!
The family is ready to launch the dinghy while at anchor. Get comfortable life jackets and everyone 12 and under will be comfortable wearing them. We require it on our boat.
Modeling Gumby suits in the spacious saloon.
Immersion Suits for everyone aboard. They come in all sizes and practice makes perfect.
A family that plays together…what a great dinghy to play with too!
Looks like a box of crayons
Keenan pays attention to hand signals from the bow as we anchor.
Jen is ready with the hose. Salt water wash down allows us to clean off MOST of the mud from the anchor chain before it comes on deck.
….MOST of it.
Learning to maneuver through 3 bridges in a row takes concentration. Remember to use all your assets- engine, thruster, radio to name a few. Look out for smaller boats that will pop out when you least expect it.

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