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Ship's log of Krogen 44 Number One: Wintering Along The Shores of Old Mexico

Mike Ford hails from the Sacramento, CA, area. The original Number One was KK39001, commissioned in 1998. His current Number One, KK44001, was delivered in Annapolis in October of 2004, and made her maiden voyage to Stuart, FL, where she was further outfitted before being shipped on a Dockwise Transport from Lauderdale and off-loaded three weeks later in Vancouver, BC. From there she made a trek to Trawler Fest in Poulsbo then crossed the Puget Sound to Seattle, berthing temporarily before summer excursions around the Pacific Northwest, and finally arrived at home port Ballena Bay in September 2005. Ford usually single hands to Mexico for the winters, and welcomes buddyboats. Here are excerpts from his 2005-06 postings.