7 Year Itch? (Thought About a New Boat)

Don’t tell Miss Leap! Recently we discovered a boat that we didn’t know existed. We looked at the pictures. We thought about it. We both agreed we loved it.

Only twelve of these boats were ever made, four per year in the late eighties. Kadey Krogen makes some of the finest yachts ever built. We were intrigued by the unique layout and design of the 42′ Silhouette. The exterior lines are ungainly and awkward, as are many of the Krogen designs. The interior and fly bridge worked for us.



Hydraulically operated fold-down transom.



The bridge.




Also on the fly bridge. Air conditioned.



The salon



The galley



The V-berth



One of two heads



The master stateroom, which is in the back of the boat, opening onto the aft deck. There is a side door to the salon.


We are in a position, where if we sold Leap of Faith, we could buy this fine vessel. It would be a huge improvement in living conditions in many ways. We talked and talked. I called the broker.


In the end, we couldn’t do it. We wouldn’t even discuss it on the boat, so that she wouldn’t hear us. We love Miss Leap. We aren’t ready to part with her.

The boat that we considered is newer, much bigger, has twin engines, a bow thruster, and an onboard generator. It has a King-sized bed! It’s a Kadey-Krogen. It would be a huge step up for us in the boating world. Our old trawler simply can’t compare.

But we aren’t doing to do it. At least I think not . . . . . . .

Meanwhile, we’ll be hauling out for new bottom paint next week. We won’t be doing it ourselves this time, which is also a step up for us. We’ve been paying penance to Leap of  Faith by paying lots of attention to her. Multiple projects are ongoing to make her the best that she can be.


Long Live Leap of Faith! 

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