On Board the Aqua Nera

Launched in 2020, the Aqua Nera is the newest by a decade of the roughly half-dozen commercial river boats that cruise the Peruvian Amazon River. The ship is operated by Aqua Expeditions, who have branched out from their beginnings on the Amazon River to operate small-boat cruises in the Galapagos, Indonesia, and the Mekong River….

Vinyl Ceiling Removed

 It was a little more difficult removing the vinyl than we had expected. Glued up with 3M 5200! Anyway they are down. I must say, the boats are well built. Good beefy stringers support the deck above. All nicely glassed in.

Vinyl Ceiling Removed

 It was a little more difficult removing the vinyl than we had expected. Glued up with 3M 5200! Anyway they are down. I must say, the boats are well built. Good beefy stringers support the deck above. All nicely glassed in.

New Adventures Ahead

“I don’t know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.” –Alfred de Musset

Home is where the heart is or in our case where the boat is docked, but we knew when we sold our home that we wanted to find somewhere to put roots down again. We’ve spent the last three years trying to figure out exactly where that would be. I’ve always felt that when it was the right time and we were in the right place we would know. Things do seem to fall into place when they are supposed to. 

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New Adventures Ahead

“I don’t know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.” –Alfred de Musset

Home is where the heart is or in our case where the boat is docked, but we knew when we sold our home that we wanted to find somewhere to put roots down again. We’ve spent the last three years trying to figure out exactly where that would be. I’ve always felt that when it was the right time and we were in the right place we would know. Things do seem to fall into place when they are supposed to. 

CONTINUE READING HERE…»

The Ceiling Plan

We have decided to attempt to get the ‘look’ of the classic glass/teak that we find attractive in a trawler. So we obtained some rough teak boards and milled them to a dimension we think will suit the boat and the ‘look’ we are after. Here are the trim…

The Ceiling Plan

We have decided to attempt to get the ‘look’ of the classic glass/teak that we find attractive in a trawler. So we obtained some rough teak boards and milled them to a dimension we think will suit the boat and the ‘look’ we are after. Here are the trim…

Salon Ceiling Upgrade Project

Our 2009 KK48 North Sea was delivered with a padded vinyl ceiling. This was the first 48 delivered with this way. Previous boats much to our envy were delivered with a beautiful glass/teak trimmed ceiling. Over time the plasticizers in the vinyl began …

Salon Ceiling Upgrade Project

Our 2009 KK48 North Sea was delivered with a padded vinyl ceiling. This was the first 48 delivered with this way. Previous boats much to our envy were delivered with a beautiful glass/teak trimmed ceiling. Over time the plasticizers in the vinyl began …

Back to Sylken Sea

Back in Maryland. Sylken Sea at our dock on the Pocomoke River. About to start another boat project. Stand by!