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[kensblog] It’s 2017. What are our cruising plans?

Roberta with our new tender
Greetings all! Roberta and I will be off to a slow start on our cruising this year.   Over a decade ago I was told I needed a new right knee. I ignored the Doctors and the knee got worse. Finally, this year it became obvious that I could delay no further. Knee replacement is not an easy surgery. Actually, I’m not sure there is such a thing as an easy surgery. That said, I found a clinic in St Helena Ca that offered minimally invasive total knee replacement, and on April 26 had the surgery....
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[KensBlog] Roche Harbor, Our Home Port

Our new home! Roche Harbor!!!!
Greetings all! Well .. I wasn't planning to write any blog entries this summer. If you read my last blog entry you know that our boat spent eight months getting made new again and we weren't able to start cruising this year until the season was effectively over. That said, several people have asked what we're up to and at the risk of being completely boring I'll tell the truth, which is: 'As little as possible.' I sometimes joke about boats that are marina queens; meaning boats that just s...
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[Kensblog] A whole new boat! (Well .. almost)

Sans Souci sitting at the dock in Seattle
I am happy to report that Sans Souci will soon be back on the water! A quick recap: Last December we shipped Sans Souci from Mallorca Spain to Seattle. This was the final chapter in what was loosely intended as a circumnavigation. From Spain we had planned to cross the Atlantic and cruise the Caribbean, but Sans Souci had been away from home for seven years and was starting to send us subtle messages that it was time for some extensive maintenance. We still think of Sans Souci as a new boat,...
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[kensblog] Sans Souci gets a new life

Abt Trac Star System
Sans Souci is in Seattle! I still think of Sans Souci as our “new boat.” It replaced a smaller boat from the same manufacturer (a Norhavn 62 which bore the same name.) I remember when she was built and all the excitement of customizing her, traveling to Taiwan to watch her built, waiting anxiously as she was delivered to the US aboard a freighter, and finally starting the engines for the first time. That was only about eight years ago, but since that time she has taken us over thirty thousan...
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