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Old 11-07-2019, 06:06 PM   #81
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Great video, someone mentioned why Krogen dosen't start building the 42 again, that also goes for the Manatee 36 the roomest 36 layout ever.
What is the vertical clearance on the 54 ?
And restart production of the Nordhavn 46 or 47.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:19 PM   #82
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Geesh, that Alaskan sure can throw a wake, but letís face facts here. It can run rings around that 54.
Ha, quite literally!
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:12 PM   #83
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:55 PM   #84
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Here's something you'll never see on TF - THANK YOU FOR WAKING US! I mean, we ALL wanted to see how she handled a following sea and a head sea!

Thanks for all the fun and hospitality!
That's like people complaining of rough seas for a sea trial. Key word is "trial" and we want to know what it will do in rough seas. If we don't have them, we'll make them ourselves and all those who will potentially yell about wakes should do a wake trial because sometime in one's ownership you'll get waked just like in the videos shown here.
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Old 11-16-2019, 02:53 PM   #85
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That's like people complaining of rough seas for a sea trial. Key word is "trial" and we want to know what it will do in rough seas. If we don't have them, we'll make them ourselves and all those who will potentially yell about wakes should do a wake trial because sometime in one's ownership you'll get waked just like in the videos shown here.
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:27 PM   #86
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Likewise, I've learned that its good to do your survey when it's raining out. The harder the better. It'll help you find leaks!
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:15 PM   #87
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Fun to see you in the locks on Friday, brought her in like a pro!

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Old 11-18-2019, 01:31 PM   #88
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That's a properly salty looking vessel, right there.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:29 PM   #89
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Bought a Kadey Krogen 54

Nice meeting you 4mo. Thanks for the pics! Good luck with the new boat!
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:42 PM   #90
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Even the lock operator could see you without looking over the edge.
Great boat.
Soooo, who crawls up the mast rigging and stands in the crow's nest?
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:33 PM   #91
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Even the lock operator could see you without looking over the edge.
Great boat.
Soooo, who crawls up the mast rigging and stands in the crow's nest?
not brave enough yet!
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Itís a bit late but congrats. I found it again when it was for sale in Washington last summer. In my opinion you got a great boat. This was my father in-laws boat which he ordered and commissioned new. Lots of great memories around FL, the Bahamas and Mexico but mostly the Bahamas. Enjoy!
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Old 04-13-2020, 03:04 PM   #94
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Itís a bit late but congrats. I found it again when it was for sale in Washington last summer. In my opinion you got a great boat. This was my father in-laws boat which he ordered and commissioned new. Lots of great memories around FL, the Bahamas and Mexico but mostly the Bahamas. Enjoy!
Whaler, thank you and that's amazing to hear about your connection to her. I'd love to know more about your father-in-law's thoughts when commissioning her. Was he a tall person? Asking as the galley counters are all higher than usual. Also curious about the open middle stateroom/office. He certainly chose well on power plant (CAT 3208NA) and a number of other decisions we really enjoy.

We bought her from a man who purchased her in FL through Kadey Krogen in Stuart. After she spent some time in charter on the east coast he brought her around on her on bottom to the PNW. He told us it was an estate sale so he never got the chance to meet the previous owner. I'm curious if we're the third or possibly four owners.

Feel free to private message me if you have more to share or want an update on what we've been up to with her refit. She's a great boat and we'd love to get her back to the Bahamas and Mexico someday.
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So we went all in; sold the house and bought a Kadey Krogen 54 (hull #8). Truly a dream boat for us as we plan our next adventures.

If everything goes as planned we'll close on Nov 1 and take delivery that weekend. The refit begins on Nov 2nd as while she's very sound overall like all boats we have some "must do", "want to do" and "like to do" items.

The plan is to refit for a year while we cruise the PNW getting her ready for a big shakedown cruise to Alaska in 2021. She already came around to the PNW from the East Coast of the US on her own bottom so we're excited to bring her up to modern standards and take her and us farther and further.
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:23 PM   #96
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Ursaminor good fo hear from you. The boat projects are going well. Still a lot to do but weíre using her as much as possible given COVID restrictions.
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I had taken my dog out to play the other morning and stopped by Sunset Hill Park (Seattle) to finish listening to a podcast (and put off going to work). Looking out at Shilshole Bay, a trawler heading toward the marina caught my eye. Even from my unaided view up on top of the bluff I could tell it was a beautiful boat. On a lark I started up the car and zoomed down to the park for a closer look.

Such a gorgeous boat. I figured I'd be able to hunt it down on TF. Sure enough, I was.

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We met up with the owners of a KK54 last year at Cuttyhunk, Ma on the east coast. Immediately fell in love with the boat as it was motoring in to the anchorage. Classic lines. Love the boating life cause time is short.
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They are a great boat to travel in and to make your home. We have been custodians of Hull #1 since July 2017 and have been impressed with the build and original design. We are currently maybe 65% through the update and catch up maintenance.
Ursa Major will be heading North again this summer again.

Lovely picture of MV Fortitude a couple posts ago. I am sure Steve will comment too.


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Fortitude's owners have incredible interior design skills, their salon looks better than found in most land homes.

Psst, someone tell Steve his fenders need alignment work.

bjr, glad you rushed down to shore to get such a nice picture!
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