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Krogen Express 52 Fort Pierce FL to Charleston SC

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Krogen Express 52 Fort Pierce FL to Charleston SC
At the docks in Beaufort SC this Krogen Express 52 awaits clear weather for the next leg of their adventure.
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New owners of this gorgeous Krogen Express 52 asked for help with their cruising adventure. Just Ask Captain Chris.

KoKoMo departs Fort Pierce FL headed north in the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to ports unknown. Captain Chris has plans to train aboard until docking in SC. Then this crew should be a well oiled team as they continue north bound to the Chesapeake and beyond. Check out the photos and videos that capture a bit of their training trip.

St Augustine City Dock was the second night with plans for a first open water cruise the following morning. Leaving the inlet near sunrise for an ocean run our goal is to stop in Brunswick, GA.

Our first ocean cruise was approximately 70 miles in open water, 10miles out from St Augustine and 10 miles back into Brunswick. Our estimated cruise speed is 18 knots so we make this in a comfortable daylight day.

On our second day in the ocean we encounter a ship in the distance. The 6th photo below shows what we can see with our eyes. This link shows you what we can see on the RADAR. It is nice to not only have the right equipment but also know how to use it. RADAR, GPS, AIS, VHF and any other navigational equipment should be operational at all times while underway. 

The remainder of this training trip included a few more hops out into the ocean to avoid the winding channels of the ICW. We were fortunate to enjoy spectacular weather and sea conditions, not to mention a well maintained boat with all systems GO!

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Captain Chris discussed float plan while at the dock in Fort Pierce FL.
Anchoring the first night near Melbourne FL in the Indian River Lagoon. We are treated to a spectacular sunrise and calm weather.
Haul Over Canal bridge is undergoing maintenance with only one leaf opening. This could be tricky for tall boats because the horizontal clearance is only half of what it usually is.
Checking engine fluids each morning with a happy crew making sure everything is ship-shape.
Moonrise in St. Augustine. Sharing the waterways with many different types of cruising vessels.
Headed north in the Atlantic Ocean approaching the Savannah River sea buoy. What do you see out of the window? Look carefully and then check out the video in the link provided in our main article.
Overnight at the dock in Brunswick Landing GA we are preparing for another ocean run, north to Beaufort SC.
With the suspension bridge behind us we are heading east to open sea.
Happy at the helm, while her mate is stowing the dock lines and fenders. It really is easy when you Ask Captain Chris!

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