Jim and Joanne Matthews captured this nice shot while in Perry Creek, Vinalhaven, Maine.
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What’s in a Name? Part Two
A few weeks ago I put out a call for your favorite boat name or the story behind the naming of your boat. I’ve received many interesting stories and I’ll share a few at a time. A Najad 332, called Mostly Love, was once moored near our boat in Maine. This name always resonated with me. I think it sums up the emotions involved in boat ownership perfectly. Doug and Leslie, the owners, told me that there was more to their naming story. Less(lie) was nicknamed Mostly by a family member when she was young. Their dinghy is known as Mostly Behind. Daria Blackwell has an interesting blog post about the naming process for her Bowman 57, Aleria, read it here. And Gaelyn Penberthy shared the story of Kaikiwi, her Beneteau 411 pictured above. Gaelyn was born and raised in New Zealand before finding the warmer waters of Hawaii to sail as a charter captain. What does Kaikiwi mean? Kai in Hawaiian means salt water and most know kiwi as the global nickname for a New Zealander. A simple and unique boat name that summarizes the of experiences of Captain Gaelyn.
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A Person In The Water Search and Rescue From An Aviator’s Perspective
September 20, 2009 is a day I will never forget. It was my first Search and Rescue (SAR) case as a Coast Guard pilot. Even with the outstanding search conditions, we weren’t optimistic about our chances of a successful search. Person in the water (PIW) searches are typically extremely challenging. Locating a human head bobbing in the water from 300 feet away is no easy task. Imagine trying to find an object the size of a football from the distance of a football field. Then add in the challenges that this football blends into the football field and the field moves…
Find out what happened on this mission at DANBOATER.ORG.
Many thanks to Chris Karo for his survey suggestions! If you have an idea for a survey topic send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Slacklining on a Tallship
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