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Our first boat! A 1985 Hunter 30

- Our first boat! A 1985 Hunter 30
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The name of the boat when we bought it was "Calypso Poet," but we changed it to "Forever Young"

- The name of the boat when we bought it was "Calypso Poet," but we changed it to "Forever Young"
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Here it is in 2003 at the dock where we kept it. The dock belongs to Rick Rankin and it is located behind his home on Bayou Chico.

- Here it is in 2003 at the dock where we kept it. The dock belongs to Rick Rankin and it is located behind his home on Bayou Chico.
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Here is Rick helping Karen as we brought our boat to the dock for the very first time.

- Here is Rick helping Karen as we brought our boat to the dock for the very first time.
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We shot this on our vacation in the Summer of 2004 near Destin.

- We shot this on our vacation in the Summer of 2004 near Destin.
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Also in 2004 we learned about sudden squalls and how not to dock a boat. In this photo we're doing everything we can to keep the boat off the dock on Pensacola Beach.

- Also in 2004 we learned about sudden squalls and how not to dock a boat. In this photo we're doing everything we can to keep the boat off the dock on Pensacola Beach.
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Our boat is on the right - it's embedded in the dock after hurricane Ivan. David Rankin's boat is impaled on the piling.

- Our boat is on the right - it's embedded in the dock after hurricane Ivan. David Rankin's boat is impaled on the piling.
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Another shot of our boat after Ivan. The stern is sitting on the bottom in shallow water.

- Another shot of our boat after Ivan. The stern is sitting on the bottom in shallow water.
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We had to disassemble the dock to get her free, but we were better off than most of our neighbors.

- We had to disassemble the dock to get her free, but we were better off than most of our neighbors.
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After Ivan, we sold the Hunter and bought our current boat - a 1987 Morgan Classic 41.

- After Ivan, we sold the Hunter and bought our current boat - a 1987 Morgan Classic 41.
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This is the main cabin of the Morgan.

- This is the main cabin of the Morgan.
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Main cabin again from a different viewpoint.

- Main cabin again from a different viewpoint.
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The aft cabin where we sleep when we're out.

- The aft cabin where we sleep when we're out.
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The galley, which has all the comforts of home.

- The galley, which has all the comforts of home.
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The cockpit - the Morgan 41 Classic is a center cockpit boat

- The cockpit - the Morgan 41 Classic is a center cockpit boat
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