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New Owners Training on their Jefferson 42

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New Owners Training on their Jefferson 42
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Sara and Jack came aboard our 44 foot training boat a year ago to confirm their suspicions: they are loopy about cruising!

Six months after their time training with us they made an offer on a boat that was still cruising the waterways of America's Great Loop. The caveat to their offer was that they had to wait on the title until after their boat finished it's first loop and the current owners gave Jack and Sara the key...patience! A difficult thing to practice when you are as excited as these two soon-to-be loopers are.

Fast forward to this past spring when a successful survey and title transfer occurred and we are asked to join the new owners to help them acclimate to their new Jefferson 42. 

Scroll down for some photos of their first few days aboard (and here is a link to their time with us on SANDY HOOK our training boat)

In the engine room learning what's what! First with the hatch open....
... and then sneaking in with the hatch down.
Checking out the anchor gear BEFORE we need it.
Learning the ropes...literally!
Wind direction is important and a burgee helps to show where the wind is in relation to the boat. Since their Looper burgee hadn't arrived yet we improvised with a garbage bag.
Nobody told me there would be THIS much mud!
Navigation made easy with a review of the fundamentals. Having the proper sized charts helps to work in conjunction with your chart plotter/GPS.
Ready to start looping with the class of 2014. Too bad they aren't having any fun.

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