Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
Member
 
City: Dallas
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 23
Howdy

Just wanted to say hello. I am an engineer and perpetual planner, and since my wife and I are planning on tackling The Great Loop when we retire (10 years out from trawler purchase), I wanted to start compiling info now.

I know 10 years is a long ways off, but with kiddos, work and other hobbies it cant hurt to start early. Plus, it will give me some time to take appropriate courses. Been boating (inland / Lake Erie) my entire life, but I want to be ready for bigger water, and then blue water post-loop.

Current dream boat is a 48 or 52 (w twins, thus shallower draft) Kadey Krogen. Either are likely bigger than the loop requires, but I'd prefer not to have to swap boats after the loop if/when we head deep South. And both should meet the draft and bridge clearance reqs of the loop.

Looking forward to learning!
__________________
Advertisement

FutureLooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,424
Greetin's,
Welcome aboard.
__________________

__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 04:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
City: Wherever the boat is
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Silver Quarter
Vessel Model: Bayliner 3870
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 457
Check out the recent threads from forum member on exumas, atlantic crossing, and alaska. There's more to boating than the ditch
kev_rm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 05:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Stickman's Avatar
 
City: Charleston
Country: US
Vessel Name: THIRD CHILD
Vessel Model: KADEY KROGEN 48AE
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 103
I believe only 2 KKY 48's have been built with twins. KKY 52's- great livability.
Usual trade offs you're aware of.
Stickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 06:33 PM   #5
TF Site Team
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,605
Welcome to TF
__________________
Marty
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 07:06 PM   #6
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,304
Welcome to the forum! I'm currently Looping, with a side trip onto Lake Superior. It's a wonderful experience! It seems the more places you stop, the more you realize you've missed.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 07:24 PM   #7
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by O C Diver View Post
Welcome to the forum! I'm currently Looping, with a side trip onto Lake Superior. It's a wonderful experience! It seems the more places you stop, the more you realize you've missed.

Ted
Wifey B: It's a wonderful trip and it's only possible to see so little of it in one trip. We did it in 2016 and planning again, maybe 2021 or 2022 or so. We technically haven't completed it as we kept the boat on the TN River this year and doing the TN and Cumberland and plan the Ohio next year and perhaps the Missouri. So figure started 2016 we'll actually cross our line in 2018 or could be 2019.

We figure we saw about 1/3 of what we really would have liked to see and about 5% of what there is to see. We spent 2-3 days in places where we could easily have enjoyed a week. We stopped in less than half the places we initially listed.

It's like you spending time on Lake Superior. We did too. But most loopers don't ever touch it. Some never touch Lake Ontario. We did spend a long time in Chicago, but it's one of those cities with so much to see, you wouldn't see it in a lifetime and we'd never been there. Well, hubby had flown through the airports but that doesn't count. It's just a great way to see the country.
BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2017, 06:40 PM   #8
Veteran Member
 
Scottbwheeler's Avatar
 
City: Crystal Beach, Fl
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Salt Wife
Vessel Model: 44' Endeavor Trawler Cat
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 49
Welcome! We are new folks here too, hoping for our escape in around two years!

Scott
Scottbwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2017, 06:48 PM   #9
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet PY/SP
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,710
Welcome. Congratulations on being such an advanced planner!
__________________

cardude01 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×