Our floating home is a 1984, Kadey Krogen Trawler. She is 42′ long, and 16′ wide, with two staterooms (bedrooms), two heads (baths) and a pilot house (driving station). That may sound like a squeeze, by most house-size standards, but for those of you who have been to our 480 square foot house (yes, that’s 480, not 1480), it’s more than roomy and comfy for us!
We purchased her in July of 2013, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Scott, and his last minute first mate Eric, brought her north to Baltimore, and we began an extensive two year rehab project. Aside from bottom work, some interior and exterior woodwork and welding on our paravanes, this extensive challenge was all our (mostly Scott’s) sweat equity!
Year one was spent “on the hard,” and then went in the water and over to a slip at Henderson’s Wharf Marina, in Fells Point, to continue work. In September of 2014, there was a HUGE celebration, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. We chose this occasion to have our renaming and blessing ceremony, just before an incredible, unbelievable, never-before-seen-in-Baltimore-or-many-other-places fireworks show. A fitting end to our fist year of hard work.
We named our home Sea Life, a nod to our upcoming life at sea, and moved aboard for good in October of 2014. The Fells Point location is great, our marina neighbors are great, and we love living aboard!