Halloween has come and gone at the marina, but not without a celebration. There aren't many kids at the marina, so it was nice for Corey, Randy and I to do a little pumpkin carving earlier in the week. On Halloween day, Randy and Corey went trick or treating in another neighborhood, … [Read more...] about Halloween at the marina
This past weekend, we took the boat to Cayo Costa for the holiday weekend (Labor Day). Randy and I had been wanting to have a christening ceremony for our trawler, and figured this weekend was as good as any. My parents, who also recently bought a trawler, had renamed their boat as well, so we … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle christening ceremony
Not a whole lot happened the last week or so, but I did shoot a few photos and thought I'd share: … [Read more...] about A weekend in pictures – August 19
Well, we officially became Blue Turtle today! We submitted the name to the Coast Guard back in May when we closed on the boat, however, we finally got around to changing the actual graphics on the boat today. In order to prep for the new graphics, we had to remove the old name from the back of the … [Read more...] about We are officially Blue Turtle!
It's been exactly 1 month since Randy and I brought the DeFever home from Longboat Key in Sarasota. We put the boat temporarily in Cape Coral Yacht Club since my parents are live a boards there. We'll eventually end up in a marina on the southern end of Fort Myers Beach. The marina we'll eventually … [Read more...] about Settling into marina life
When we finally knew we were going to actually bring our trawler home, Randy and I decided then to start thinking of what to name her. Being my usual organized self, I started a list of boat names on my iPad. When ever Randy and I felt creative (or had a few drinks) and thought of any cool boat … [Read more...] about Naming our DeFever trawler
Once Randy and I decided this DeFever was the boat for us, we made an offer. The negotiating process went well and once we had reached an agreement, it was time to schedule the sea trial and survey. We googled surveyors in the Sarasota/St. Pete area and found a couple promising sites. Randy … [Read more...] about Sea trial & survey
Hi ya'll, welcome aboard. My name is Kim and I am embarking on a new adventure. My boyfriend, Randy, and I have decided to purchase a 40' trawler and live aboard. Now, this wasn't an overnight decision, however, both of us have always loved the water and loved boating. We've always wanted a good … [Read more...] about Welcome aboard the Blue Turtle!