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Kenai Peninsula Redux

Kenai ZEAL blogCheck out the best snippets of our Kenai adventures shared on the blog of our sponsor ZEAL Optics!  There’s also a couple more photos we haven’t posted to Gone Floatabout 🙂 Enjoy!

http://blog.zealoptics.com/post/108828158177/kenai-peninsula-with-gone-floatabout

Back to the story of the Alaska Peninsula next post!


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More Kenai Peninsula shenanigans

Happy 2015 to the Gone Floatabout subscribers!  Sorry (again) that we’re so behind on our posts about our Alaskan adventure this past summer, but we hope you’ll enjoy this next installment about our last bit of exploring on the Kenai Peninsula!Coyote, Kenai Peninsula Continue reading


Our Refit at Platypus Marine

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On the recommendation of a trusted friend and shipwright, we placed Celeste with Platypus Marine in September 2013.  We subsequently negotiated sponsorship with them.  In short, we only work with companies whose products we would use regardless of sponsorship.

Celeste was beautifully constructed and designed when she was built: her cold-molded hull was meticulously laid up and saturated with epoxy; her decks, cabin trunk, keel, and rudder were all sturdily built; and everywhere is evidence of the skill and workmanship of both her designer Francis Kinney and her builder Bent Jespersen.  Celeste was also maintained excellently by her previous owner.  He especially took care to keep the bilges completely dry—we’ve found some spare pieces of wood he kept there that didn’t even have a drop of moisture stain!  Nonetheless, all boats come due for a refit after about 20 years and Celeste’s has been particularly thorough in view of the waters we’re hoping to explore.  Thanks to our boatyard in Port Angeles, Platypus Marine, we’re setting off with a classic-looking yet robust and technologically up-to-date vessel. Continue reading