Captain Chris Cruising Southbound


What a great fall season of boating! Our time in the Chesapeake area is amazing. So many Terrific trawlers on display at TrawlerFest Baltimore and the weather gives us one for the record books. beautiful blue skies and lazy indian summer breezes allow us two wonderful training days aboard a brand new Kadey Krogen 58.

We meet many new friends  both in our Building Cruising Confidence As A Couple and in our 4 other presentations throughout the week. Here are more FUN PHOTOS from TrawlerFest University and our two-day hands on course. Maybe you’ll be the star at the helm next time?

Keepin’ it working with Captain Chris

  • Anchor capstan/windlass– We are pleased to share a photo journal of our most recent owner maintenance how-to. Replacing our anchor capstan $ave$ on labor costs and gives us a new appreciation for weighing anchor.
  • Your Head You know that all boating conversations always turn to this delicate subject. No, we don’t mean the thing occupying space above your shoulders.  Salt water flush toilets need the discharge line to be free of calcification. Check with your local boat store about which acid treatment is best for your boat. Ratios and type of acid are determined by your discharge hose and toilet base. Fresh water vacuum flush toilets don’t usually have this problem. But duck bills/joker valves need to be serviced in the toilet base and vacuum generator of the fresh water head. Captain Chris has a 90 minute presentation HEADS UP! ready to share with your boat club or organization. Everything you always wanted to know about marine toilets and showers but were afraid to ask.
  • Galley Gourmet – Looking for something easy and delicious for your next cruise? All of our recipes are easy to prepare in any size boat. Mom tests them out in her Pearson with a two burner stove and a convection/microwave oven. So imagine how much simpler with every additional inch of counter space. Did you know that cruisin’ calories don’t count?

Tropical Storms and Trawlers don’t mix Nicole came to Florida for a short visit and spread her joy up the entire east coast. Her threat required canvas removal and extra lines for the just-in-case scenario. As a Tropical Storm  the predicted path was coming directly over the Treasure Coast of Florida. Then she changed her mind. Isn’t that just like a woman? Fortunately for Florida, she took a more north easterly path and barely gave us rain…saving that for the northeastern United States where flooding was incredible. Otto was what we like to call a Fish storm and now we are keeping a close eye on Paula as she morphs into an H storm. We have another month or so before we can breathe easy so Contact us if we can help with your Hurricane preparation plans.

IT’S EASY TO LIVE THE DREAM  WITH CAPTAIN CHRIS YACHT SERVICES!!  We have just a few dates available before the calendar runs out on 2010. Imagine you and your favorite Mate living aboard while learning all about the cruising lifestyle. Think about a trip to Florida this winter and JOIN US  aboard SANDY HOOK – our 44 foot training trawler. 


Captains’ Calendar

  • October 24-27, 2010 AGLCA The Fall Rendezvous for America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association is around the bend. At Joe Wheeler State Park in Alabama we’ll tell you our stories of the trawler life and help you plan for your cruising adventures Would you like to join AGLCA? Contact us at Captain Chris Yacht Services and we can sponsor your membership.…here’s how 
  • November 1, 2010 Shuttle Launch Discovery Cape Canaveral FL. This second to last Space Shuttle Launch can be seen from the deck of Sandy Hook. Let us know if you’ll be with us for this piece of history.
  • January 25-26, 2011 TrawlerFest University PMU has recommissioned itself as TrawlerFest U! Captains Alyse and Chris present Building Cruising Confidence as a Couple In this hands-on class we teach tricks and tips for couples who want to improve their teamwork skills while having fun aboard a beautiful trawler. Registration opens in November and sells out fast. Don’t miss the boat…okay, that was a groaner.
  • January 27-29, 2011 TrawlerFest- Fort Lauderdale – Imagine what you will be doing in late January. Shoveling Snow? Wearing parkas? How about coming to Florida and spending time with us, getting ready to be Bahamas Bound: Destination Abacos and learning about Changing Your Seawater Impeller/Diesel Fuel Filter…warm your frost bitten tootsies in the sunshine state. Register for these and many other terrific topics at
  • February 26, 20100 LAST SPACE SHUTTLE Endeavor Cape Canaveral FL. This is the final Space Shuttle Launch EVER and You can witness this historic event from the deck of Sandy Hook. Let us know if you’ll be with us.
  • Wintertime in Florida. Trawler training with us aboard our 44 foot SANDY HOOK and you’ll Live the Dream while learning all about the cruising lifestyle. 772-205-1859 or email  us now!

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