2017-06-17 So Many BIG Things Happening…

This is young lady is my friend Jacks daughter Christina. She is one of two young people that I held as babies and celebrated their college graduations. Christina I am so very proud of you! (She sure wears that Magnolia Cap well too!)


One of the earliest….


Christina’s graduation present was a week on the Outer Banks with her friends. It was great fun spending time with these young people.


At the beach house….


Its kinda cool when friends are friends for decades and not just a couple decades either!!!


A couple of guys who need something to keep them busy were gifted with a wasp infestation. It was man against bug, in the end there were no prisoners….

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That other young person is Jacks other daughter Caitlin. Unbeknown us, Andrew (her BF) was going to pop “the question” this same week!  What a wonderful surprise!


It was a wonderful surprise and appropriately celebrated!!!


A truly wonderful couple and Andrew you is going to be a great addition to the Tennar Clan.


A very handsome family, and the best friends anyone could ask for. Blessed to have them all in our lives.


If that was not enough big news…Annette and I have been been aboard Magnolia for the last 4 years full time making 3 trips to the Bahamas, 1 trip to west coast of FL and 2 to Maine covering about 25,000 miles.


We have been thinking about expanding our cruising grounds. We really love living aboard but having a 60ft mast over your head kind of limits where we are able to easily cruise. The chart below shows the areas we would like to expand into.


We would like to introduce our new Magnolia. She is a 1997 Kady Krogen 42. She is extensively equipped and excessively ignored so she is will need a lot of love. As with Magnolia-S she can go anywhere in the world, she is only limited by her crew! Magnolia-M is built to cross oceans with a range of 3000nm, fully stabilized. Again, we are NOT crossing oceans just wanted the safest vessel possible for the voyaging we intend to do. All pictures are from current owner.


Main salon looking forward into the galley and steps to the pilothouse.


Dining table expanded for seating for 8.


Looking aft towards the cockpit (back porch).


Salon to starboard










Pilothouse setee that folds out to a double bunk


These are all old electronics which will be removed and the pilothouse cleaned up and streamlined


This is the master suite with queen size bed…



and a lot more storage than we have on Magnolia-S


This is a picture of the vessels overhead. We really like the teak on the overhead supports


This is the business end, engine room. Magnolia-M is powered by a Lugger 145hp diesel. Basically a John Deere engine block that has been modified for marine applications. In addition we have a 16Kw Northern Lights Generator. That baby can power several traditional homes!! Many of the boats systems are hydraulic rather than the traditional electrical that we have experience with on Magnolia-S. Hydraulic are going to be a new experience but we will get there.


We are looking forward to making her our home. Like Magnolia-S she has traditional teak joinery throughout.







The current plan is to move off Magnolia-S July 5th and take a baby u-haul to FL. Hopefully Magnolia-S will sell this summer, but if not we will plan to fly up in the fall, winterize and put her to bed till spring selling season. We have an AirBnB lined up near the yard where much of the refit work will occur on Magnolia-M, we hope to move aboard in September. We will plan to operate in the south FL area for the winter of 2017-18 until we build some experience with the new vessel. She is TWICE as heavy as Magnolia-S and about 4 times more complicated so we have our work cut out for us. So was that all some big news or what? We are so proud of Christina and Caitlin both. They are wonderfully kind ladies…and I am hoping they will smuggle booze into the old folks home when we get there…love you both

8 thoughts on “2017-06-17 So Many BIG Things Happening…

  1. Welcome to the family! Diane and I are really, REALLY happy for you. We know this is both an exciting and scary time for you, but it will get better when the current Magnolia sells…which I know will be quickly. You really should try to make it up to either the Krogen 40th Anniversary in Newport or the owners one at Solomons in Oct. knowing what you did with SV Magnola we have no doubt the MV Magnolia will become not just the best equipped Krogen 42 out there, but the most “excessively” loved. Can’t wait to join you for some fun times as fellow trawler owners.
    If you want to visit us at any time while we are on our cruise to New England this summer for some hands on time with a larger boat, please do so! Trust me, after a few dockings you will be a pro.

  2. So happy you could be with us in OBX. Can’t wait for our first cruise on the new acquisition!!! Best of luck getting her up to the “Baker Standard”.

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