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We are meeting more converts every year. RV travelers see the light and transition over to the cruising lifestyle. After visiting every state (except Hawaii, NJ & RI) by RV this couple want to see America from the water’s edge just like our forefathers who settled our country.

(NOTE: We no longer charter our boat but are pleased to come aboard YOUR boat anywhere for personal training with you and your mate)

Via the Intracoastal Waterway or as we call it the ICW,  a cruising boat can traverse Lakes, Bays and Sounds visiting many of the ports that helped form our nation. From Baltimore with the Star Spangled Banner to Norfolk, the largest Navy Base in the world then onto New Bern, NC the birthplace of Pepsi Cola and other patriotic  locations that are best seen from the water as you cruise long at displacement speeds.

After a Welcome aboard and a  good night’s sleep, we enjoy breakfast on the aft deck of our trawler. We discuss goals so we can focus on what they want to learn during this training trip. A few items on their wish list include deciding what size boat they would need, single or twin engines, fast or slow, navigating and trip planning. All business behind us, we start preparation for the next few days.

Follow along with our photo journal below. It is Spring in FL and we love it!

Trip planning on the aft deck. We can draw a good picture of the next few days aboard by reviewing our local paper charts before we get underway.
Captain Chris introduces you to the spacious engine room while explaining many of the below deck systems. You don't have to be a full fledged mechanic but it is helpful to understand the workings of your engines so you can do preventative maintenance.
Everyone gets wheel time...if they want it! But your partner become the navigator, helping you locate the next channel markers.
This HUGE flag is a good indicator of the wind strength...wind is always a factor when you need to stay inside of a channel.
Captain Alyse gets you familiar with the throttle and shifters. It's helpful to decrease speed to allow faster traffic to overtake a slower vessel. The wake can be much more tolerable.
Here's another type of trawler to learn about.
Every trawler has something that makes it special.
Dingy riding brought a wonderful surprise. We are invited aboard this Loopers' boat, exploring another type of trawler really opens your options and this couple graciously encouraged us to crawl around EVERYWHERE!
A trip on our two person surf kayak was a terrific way to cool off from this incredible warm front in late April. It was warmer than a typical summer day.
Avid bird watchers, this couple was quite comfortable using binoculars. Bird watching before sunset allows them to add many new varieites to their bird journal.
Working together at the helm.
Here comes a small frieghter from the Bahamas to the Fort Pierce Inlet, taking advantage of the Gulf Stream current.
A pre-sunset seranade was an extra special treat aboard the loopers' boat....but not wholly unexpected as you cruise along the loop. Thanks for such wonderful memories!
We did it together!

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