Larry and Caroline Lewis sent this shot of their Passport 40, Thalia, exiting Nantucket Harbor in Massachusetts under sail. The shot was taken by a friend and Nantucket resident Tom Dougherty using his drone.
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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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Ask any boater which paint is on the bottom of their boat and more often than not, the answer is simply, “Micron.”
For over 30 years, boat owners have relied on the performance of Interlux® bottom paints with Micron Technology from AkzoNobel. Chronicled in the short film “Micron: Generations of Innovations” is the story of four generations, their passion for boating and the passing down of traditions, which is so important to the boating experience and lifestyle. Click here or on the image to watch the film.
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Most sailors wouldn’t resort to rowing as a back up propulsion plan. It seems surprisingly effective in this case. What do you think led them to this scenario? Watch Here
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