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Krogen Manatee On 30TH Loop!

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Krogen Manatee On 30TH Loop!

Unread postby tex » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 pm

That’s right. Ted & Sarah Pongracz aboard their very same Kadey Krogen Manatee 36’ trawler are currently in Rochester, NY on their way to their annual domicile in Michigan where they will have completed the 5500 mile Great Loop for the 30th time with the same boat.

Ted noted that he is on his 4th Volvo diesel main engine and something like 10th generator. The boat is so laden with equipment that he’s had to raise the boot stripe four times. It is the most traveled Manatee out there and has also been down Island four times as far as St. Kitts.

If you’ve spent any time out on the Great Loop path, you couldn’t mistake the famous orange livery and stay-sail of the Man-a-Tee. Will there be a loop number 31, I asked Ted in a text message last week. He says “I hope so”.
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Re: Krogen Manatee On 30TH Loop!

Unread postby tex » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:28 pm

Update on “Man-aTee“ and the 30th Great Loop:

Ted & Sarah crossed their wake for the 30th time as the entered their home marina in Lake St. Clare, just nortg of Detroit. The report was that they had a bit of a disagreement with a channel marker in North Florida, holed the boat above the rub rail, then duct taped the hole till reaching Lake Erie, who’s waves convinced Ted to undertake a more permanent repair once they reached their home port.

Ted has the boat in a yard now and isn’t wasting any time getting the boat ready to head back south on October 8th for loop number 31! Unbelievable!
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Re: Krogen Manatee On 30TH Loop!

Unread postby tex » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:41 pm

Unbelievable update!! THERE THEY GO AGAIN! Yeah, really, they left their home marina on Lake St. Clare in Michigan and are on the way south for loop number 31!
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