The links below detail the love story between an old boat and a sea loving couple, and their checkbook




Other Links:

Bayliner Owner's Forum:
An invaluable resource during our renovation, starting with the day we bought the boat and couldn't figure out how to turn the lights on.

Great Loop Cruiser's Association:
People who are already doing what we want to do. Someday you'll find us here.

Great Loop Primer:
A how-to manual for doing the Loop.


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The Butt Ugly Boat

Here's our story, a tale of a middle aged couple who got a wild idea to retire from their responsible jobs, sell all their perfectly good stuff, and wave goodbye to family and friends in order to live on a boat.

The story begins with purchase of an old cranky boat--a Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse--which was nicknamed "the butt ugly boat" for reasons you shall soon understand. Let us begin our story at the beginning: we make a plan


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