"Intrepid" is a Kadey Krogen trawler style motor vessel built in 1987 at the Chung Hwa Boat Yards in Taiwan - hull 138 of 206. She is 42 feet in length with a beam of 14.5 feet and weighs 40,000 pounds fully loaded. Carrying 750 gallons of fuel and 240 gallons of water, she is capable of extended cruising. A previous owner cruised her from Annapolis to the Caribbean and Venezuela then through the Panama Canal, the Sea of Cortez and up the Pacific Coast to Alaska over a period of three years (She was then named "Carpe Diem"). We know of no Krogen that has traveled farther on her own bottom than "Intrepid". We purchased her in 1999 and live aboard her four months of the year as we cruise the intricate waters of the British Columbia and Southeast Alaska coasts. She is berthed in Anacortes, WA.

You can follow Intrepid's path at

Check out the story about our grounding in Passagemaker's online magazine at

Take a look at Rolynn's author website at

If you like technical stuff here is the article I wrote about building a watermaker that appeaared in Passagemaker's online magazine:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Port Harvey - Ganges Harbor: August 24 - Sept 4

Tuesday and Wednesday: After Sullivan Bay we spent a few more days in the Broughtons before heading to Port Harvey and points south. Port Harvey is located near the entrance to Havanah Channel, close to Johnstone Straits, so it is a good place to wait for good conditions in the straits. We had good luck and pulled into the straits at 6:30 AM on the 24th. We were thinking that we would head into Forward Harbor it the straits kicked up or, if not, head to Nodales Channel to avoid the rapids at Whirlpool since there are spring tides, again. There was a strong ebb against us but no wind so we just kept going past Nodales, up Chancelor Channel and on to Shoal Bay. This way we avoided the Greenpoint rapids, as well, as Whirlpool. It was a pleasant day and night anchored at Shoal. The next morning we pulled up at 11:00 am in order to arrive at Dent Rapids just before the noon slack. This time we tried out Tugboat Pass which curves behind Little Dent Island and avoids the stronger currents and potential whirlpool at "The Devil's Hole". There were no problems as we continued through the Yuculta Rapids just after the slack. It is here at Sonora Lodge that CBS had their broadcast studios for the Winter Olympics.

Sonora Lodge, Big Bay, BC
It is also featured in one of Rolynn's books "The Last Resort" which is now in the hands of a publisher for review. (Keep your fingers crossed for her.) WE anchored in Cortes Bay at the south end of Cortes Island. This positioned us for a good departure down The Straits of Georgia the next morning.

Union Steamship Marina at Snug Cove
Thursday - Saturday: We were up early to check the weather (which was good) so we headed down the east side to the straits for Hardy Island Marine Park about five hours away. We anchored in a tight cove that was once a rock quarry. The following morning we moved on to Secret Cove, a marina, where we had a nice diner with our friends from Seeker. Saturday it was a five hour run to The Union Steamship Marina in Snug Cove on Bowen Island in Howe Sound - not too far north of Vancouver BC. After two nights here it we will back track a little to Gibson's Landing (The most livable town in the world under 20,000 in 2009.) then back across the Straits of Georgia to Ganges Harbor. We will be back in Anacortes about the 5th.

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