|Had to include this Diesel Duck trawler. Got to see one up close in Poulsbo, WA where one like it was slipped next to Wand'rin Star.|
|I think this is a older Pacific Seacraft 37' Crealock. Lots of these have Circumnavigated the planet.|
|41' Tarten, Bob sailed this here from Rockport, TX|
|Need a heavy duty towing bridle rig to tow this dingy around!|
|I spent a lot of time sailing with Dr. Ken aboard his 24' pacific Seacraft Dana. These are great sailing vessels and some have crossed the Atlantic!|
|This is one of our neighbors aboard this 26' sailing vessel. Check out his dingy below, I think it qualifies as the smallest inflatable dingy in the World!|
|A dingy this size can fit on any other vessel.|
|This is Rocco's Morgan 41 Classic, they were built in Florida right next to the Endeavour 's in Pinellas county Florida, near St. Pete! He and his trusty dog "Gator" have cruised Florida and the Bahamas in comfort.|
|This would be my Motor Vessel if I ever stop Sailing. first saw on in Seattle, 37' Lord Nelson Victory Tug. I think they are Awesome!|
I have read several times in different sailing publications the statement that " The Best Boat to go Cruising on is the Boat you Own" But it never rang so true as when Bill Wilson, our dock neighbor in Corpus Christi said it out loud to me, they own a Morgan 33 Out Islander S/V "Breezin". Of course with around 300 boats moored in Boot Key Harbor, not counting all those in marina slips you get to see a of examples of this front and center. The coolest example is Lee who bought his 20' Seaquest for $400 complete with trailer and then added a 50 hp outboard for $500. He trailered his dreamboat to Marathon from Kentucky and he has been here enjoying the same life as the people who came aboard their 56' Fleming Trawler. He did it all for around $1000! They say that the average size cruising vessel for a couple is 40' but I am telling you can make anything work, I am witnessing it full blast right here right now.
January starts the High season here and that is when Valkyrie shows up. Valery and Ray are musicians and the party really gets going every Saturday night when they get out all their instruments and are joined by Gary Diamond, Ken, and any other musician who just happens to sail in. Usually there are 6-8 different ones who either perform solo or jam as a group. Gary Diamond would draw up to about 50 listeners but with the addition of Valkyrie and crew the attendance has jumped to 150-200.
Another thing that seems to hold people up from starting their cruising dreams is the constant effort to Get the Boat Ready To Go. Well, everyone here is doing some kind of work on their vessel preparing it for the next stage so the time to toss off the lines is now and you can get the rest done along the way.