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Kris and Kelly met Captain Chris and Alyse at a boat show in Baltimore. Long before they purchased their Jefferson 46 they were like most of us, researching and gathering information that would help them live their dream.

Their long range cruising plans include the Great Loop and cruising the warm waters of the tropics instead of spending their winters in the chilly north.

With the support of a buyers broker they found this roomy and comfortable cockpit motoryacht- a Jefferson 46. 

After purchase, their first call was to Captain Chris for hands-on training aboard their new boat. Coordinating schedules, Captain Chris joined these new boat owners for a few days of owner maintenance, docking, more docking and anchoring practice.

If you think you may want to have your own boating adventure check out this NEW seminar geared to the novice with all the HOW-TO questions answered by industry professionals.

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Day one. So much to learn so let's get going!
You want me to do WHAT? A flashlight helps not only to see but to point out the raw water impeller on her Cummins diesel engine. Don't worry if you are a novice- just Ask Captain Chris and he will build your cruising confidence.
My turn in the engine room! Understanding all the below deck systems helps to assure basic maintenance can be performed by any owner.
All hands on deck, or maybe all paws? Cruising is a family affair and our furry family members need to be included. A properly fitted lifejacket keeps everyone safe! The handle on the top makes it easy for boarding too.
This may not be a great place for the toolbox. Guess what's on the other side of the seat?
Inside the seat is a black orb- the Fluxgate compass which works with the autopilot.  The coke cans next to it are OK because they are aluminum. But metal can disorient the compass making you head off course.
Not a good idea to place this metal garbage can next to the Fluxgate compass either. A simple understanding of what each system looks like and how it functions can prevent long range problems.
Line handling also involves correct placement of fenders. This big red ball fender is perfect for the hull shape toward the bow of this sleek motoryacht.
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