The Voyage of Krogen 48' Classic Coral Bay: Voyage to the Caribbean — Paul and Julia Lanter (Voyage: Nov. 1999 - July 2002)
One of the very best expenditures we made to prepare ourselves was hiring Patti Moore, a teaching captain with Sea Sense in St. Petersburg, FL. When we and the boat were ready to leave Solomons, MD, where we purchased her, Capt. Patti flew up to meet us and accompanied us all the way to Stuart, FL, teaching us along the way how to handle the boat, read charts, navigate, and so much more! We traveled the Intracoastal Waterway, stopping at night at various marinas along the way (Capt. Patti taught us how to dock!). We also anchored overnight several times and twice made passages offshore. By the time we arrived in Stuart, we had the skills and confidence needed to safely enjoy our future passages south.