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A Toast To Trawler Training with Captains Chris & Alyse aboard a Jefferson 42
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This soon-to-be-looping couple are aboard a 42 Jefferson and are enjoying the "practice" part of preparing to loop. Here's a note sent from a great Treasure Coast Anchorage.

Follow along with Catherine & Bob on their cruising blog. 

Chris and Alyse: 

I find it hilarious how often Bob and I invoke your names as we are doing things on the boat: either "Chris said we should do it this way . . . " or "Alyse trained us to do it that way . . ." We left Harbour Isle this afternoon (cathryn at the helm for the first time without one of you nearby) and traveled north past Vero Beach up to Pine Island/Hole in the Wall Island. We are now anchored out for the night having a wonderful time. When we poured an after dinner glass of wine, we toasted to you two for making us ready to do this!   Thank you again for all your help.  You guys are really great! 

Lists. What would we do without our lists? Start in the holy place and work your way above deck and know that the lists really do get shorter! Get familiar with the engine room before the noise starts.
Then when the engines are running be sure to have ear protection to do tasks like checking the temperature.
Stowing the lines and fenders as we get underway. Uh-oh...the fenders don't fit in their holders. Need to deflate some since the weather is warmer and they grew!
Team work navigating. Trying to find the next marker in unfamiliar territory needs a few sets of eyes and maybe even binoculars.
Pump out after docking practice. Very efficient!
No girl should be without her knife.
Giving directions when picking up the anchor. Hand signals work best.
Dancing to NEXT TO ME in the galley of NEXT TO ME. So Romantic!

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