PassageMaker July/August 2021

PassageMaker Magazine (PMM) is the market leader covering the boats, people, gear, and destinations for the trawler and cruising-under-power lifestyle. Over the years it has evolved to connect the marine industry to consumers through print, digital, online, and in-person brands (Trawler Fest, Trawler Fest University, and Trawler Port)

United States
Active Interest Media
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If total escape is the goal, then this land of blue holes and barrier reefs makes for a rewarding offshore passage. A dichotomy exists when venturing to Belize. While your boat offers many comforts of home, it is often anchored in the lee of a remote cay where the only sign of human life is, well, another human. The southern out-islands of Belize encompass a panorama of jewel-tone water dotted with secluded sandspits, cays and atolls protected by the world’s second-largest barrier reef (first is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef). The water is crystalline, and its local inhabitants range from inquisitive rays and skittish sea turtles to fiery sea fans and colossal coral heads. On the bucket list of dive enthusiasts worldwide is the famous Blue Hole, a mysterious underwater shaft nearly 1,000…

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know your limits

We’re an adventure-oriented species by nature. And as boat people, we’re generally inclined to point a little higher, go a little farther, cruise a little longer. Spend enough time puttering around close to shore and you might ultimately find yourself yearning to take your cruising to the next level with a long-distance offshore voyage. The seagoing stories you’ll find in this issue are intended to make your mind wander and wonder about pushing your boat—and yourself—to that next tier. I’m all for it, but with one caveat: Know your limits. You might feel invincible aboard your 34-foot aftcabin warhorse, which has handled a decent squall or two without busting apart at the bulkheads. But is she really up to the challenges of the wild blue yonder? Are her systems in good…

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classic cruisers club

NAME Bill Nieman AGE 57 HOME PORT Shilshole Bay Marina, Seattle CURRENT BOAT 1984 42-foot Kadey-Krogen YEARS OWNED 5 Bill Nieman’s passion for boating began in the 1970s at summer camp in northern Minnesota. Later with his wife, Joan, and their two daughters, he enjoyed the Salish Sea for years, starting with crabbing in the family’s very first plywood boat. Now as empty nesters, Bill and Joan have been enjoying their next chapter: living aboard their 42-foot Kadey-Krogen. BEGINNINGS I’ve owned several boats over the years, but the classic design of Kadey-Krogens caught my eye from the beginning. After a couple years as a Kadey-Krogen salesperson, I found the perfect boat within our price range. After a little convincing, Joan signed on. THE BOAT Tippecanoe is a 1984 42-foot Kadey-Krogen with fin stabilization and a rare twin-engine arrangement. We…

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halibut ceviche

Ceviche is raw fish cooked in an acidic marinade. The acid essentially “cooks” the fish without any grilling or heat. As the fish sits in the citrus, the acid penetrates the meat and breaks down the proteins, giving the fish a cooked look and texture. Alaskan halibut is my all-time favorite fish for ceviche because it’s wild-caught and sustainable, and the flavor is sweet and mild. But for this recipe, you can also use any other semi-firm whitefish. Ceviche is refreshing and is our go-to meal when it’s hot outside, or when we’re looking for something light and healthy to eat during the summer months. There are different ways to serve ceviche depending on your mood. Serve it in a bowl with chips alongside. Pile it on top of crispy tostadas. Generously layer…

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well hello, old friends

There is a torpor that comes with driving in Southern California, particularly near rush hour. Once settled into a lane on the freeway, the experience becomes the tedium of creep-stop-creep. It’s totally mindless, and most drivers use the time to chat on their cellphones, file their nails, listen to a foreign language tape or simply stare into smog. I was in this situation recently when a sport utility vehicle slid into my lane in front of me. It had a personalized license plate that was a series of numbers: 797.1. For some reason, the series rang a faint bell. For several miles, I puzzled over what the numbers could mean. When issued, the plate had said 7971, but the driver had added a neat little decimal point that probably wouldn’t be enough…

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arctic apparition

Oso Blanco 54 LOA: 57ft. 3in. LWL: 53ft. 8in. LOD: 54ft. 3in. Beam 12ft. 10in. Draft: 4ft. 6in. Displacement: 43,000 lbs. Sail area: 770 sq.ft. Propulsion: up to 150-hp diesel inboard I was lucky to take a trip to Greenland almost two years ago. While visiting that amazing island, I found myself dreaming of a vessel that would take me back. It is a long way to get to the North Atlantic for a native of the U.S. West Coast, and I certainly do not want to review options of building closer to the Atlantic, as my shop is in Washington state. Thus, I had three primary options. Option one: Design and build a boat at my shop. If I did this, then I could either ship the boat by truck to the U.S. East Coast for launching and…