Dear Krogen Cruisers,

 

     We are excited to share information about the 2022 Krogen Cruisers Rendezvous! Our annual event will take place at Calvert Marina in Solomons, MD, beginning on Wednesday, October 5th at 1 pm and end on Sunday, October 9th at 9 am.

     REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON THIS WEBSITE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022. The registration fee of $150 per person is the same as last year. An early registration discounted fee of $135 per person will be offered to members who register before September 15, 2022.

     Our Dockmaster, Mike Metts, will begin docking boats in formation on Sunday, October 2nd.  Docking will continue Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning until 11:00 am. You will receive more information on docking procedures closer to the event.

If you’ve never attended, this is an outstanding opportunity to meet fellow Krogen owners, make new friendships and rekindle old ones. Where else can one see and tour every KKY model, receive advice from industry experts and leaders, and enjoy docktail parties, games, fine food, and dancing all in one place??

 

IMPORTANT: Please note the following Rendezvous Registration dates.

  1. CPR and FIRST AID FOR BOATERS CLASS will be held on Monday 10/3. Registration is now open.  Information on how to register can be found at www.krogencruisers.com on the 2022 Rendezvous Info update page.  Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early. Participants will receive a certification card, which is accepted by the USCG for Captain’s license requirements.

  2. CALVERT MARINA DOCK RESERVATIONS. You may make your dock reservations NOW by calling Calvert Marina at 410-326-4251.

  3. IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING BY BOAT, we have reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn at the low group rate of $109. You may make reservations NOW at https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/dcasogi-krc-99d2d83d-4634-4216-bb75-0d03b101312e/.  The code for the group rate is KRC. The discounted group rate expires on September 12.   

  4. 2022 KROGEN CRUISERS RENDEZVOUS REGISTRATION. All Krogen Cruiser MEMBERS will receive an email in mid-August, alerting you that it is time to register via the website, www.KrogenCruisers.com.

 

Besides being your Rendezvous Chairs, Roberto and Maria are also your PROGRAM CHAIRS this year.  Here’s a preview of some of the presentations:

 

Aqua Map presentation and live demo.  

Claudio Bo, who designed and developed Aqua Map is coming over from Italy! Discover how a Mobile App can compete with (and maybe beat) a chart plotter!

 

Enhancing Reliability and Avoiding Systems Failures; Steve D’Antonio

A photo-intensive review of a selection of the most common systems, component, and equipment failures aboard cruising vessels.  In this photo-intensive PowerPoint presentation technical journalist and marine systems consultant Steve D’Antonio will share with attendees a selection of common faults and failures he routinely encounters.  Each example of a failure will be accompanied by a discussion on the cause as well as how it could have been avoided and how proper repairs or correction should be undertaken.

 

Understanding SiriusXM Marine satellite weather for cruisers; Geoff Leech - “Preparedness” and “situational awareness” are perhaps the two most fitting words to describe the most important considerations aboard for most cruisers out there.  With these two words in mind, this presentation will provide an overview of SiriusXM Marine’s satellite weather and will focus on the most useful weather features for cruisers in both their near shore and offshore ventures.

 

Troubleshooting Engine Overheating Problems; Max Parker, Zimmerman Marine - Learn about the faults that can lead to an engine overheating and tips to solve the problems, starting with the basics and progressing through sometimes challenging diagnoses.

 

Kadey Krogen Yachts Update; Tucker West, President

 

Connectivity (Wi-Fi, routers, Starlink, etc.):  Don LaNeve

 

Mobile phone (Apple, Apps, etc.):  Don LaNeve

 

Photography: Roland Falkenstein

 

Krogen Finder: Dave Anderer

 

Canada and the Downeast Loop; Avez vous un place pour un bateau de 53 pieds?    Jim and Sylvia Crain

The Downeast loop goes from New York, up the Hudson, through either the Erie Canal or Lake Champlain to the St Lawrence, east into the Canadian Maritimes and down the Atlantic coast back to New York.  Our presentation will focus on the Canadian portion of this journey from Lake Ontario back to the Maine border.  We will talk about our 2-month Canadian visit focused on marinas and anchoring, winds, currents, tides, language, charts, communication, oh and some of the fun things we did along the way!   There will be prizes.   

 

10 things I learned my first time in the Exumas; Rob and Juliet Klug

The Exumas island chain was a dream trip for us. This chain of 365 crystal clear islands offers everything you could want- from deserted beaches to vibrant culture.  The Exuma islands are truly paradise. This trip was our first out of the USA, crossing from Miami to Bimini and down onto the chain. We learned so much about the wind, currents, cuts, provisioning and how and when to travel. Look forward to sharing and taking questions.

 

Understanding today’s yacht insurance marketplace and financing options; Dave Trostle - Dave will be discussing the current environment of the marine insurance industry, changes in available markets, carriers’ guidelines, and trends on the horizon and why.  He’ll also look at the current state of marine lending, availability of credit, lender guidelines and interest rates.

 

Unlocking the Secrets of Oil and Fluid Analysis; Steve D’Antonio - It’s an invaluable tool that’s been effectively used by the aviation and rail industries for over half a century.  Today, most manufacturing facilities and over the road trucks as well as commercial, institutional, and military vessels rely on oil analysis, to reveal defects and impending failures long before ordinary potentially costly or dangerous problems manifest themselves.  In this presentation the “mechanics” of oil analysis will be detailed, including establishing an oil analysis program for your own equipment, sample taking procedures, selecting analysis labs, reading analysis reports (and avoiding miss-reading these reports), establishing condition-based maintenance protocols and explaining the value of a comprehensive fluid analysis program.  Oil analysis is no longer cutting-edge technology, it’s proven and common place wherever users of internal combustion engines wish to extend equipment life, prevent failures, and save money.


We are looking for presentations on favorite cruising grounds in Maine and the Chesapeake Bay. Please contact us if you’d be willing to share your experience.

And that’s not all! In addition to visiting other Krogen boats during the Krogen Krawl on Friday and Saturday afternoons, we’ll have a Dockmate wireless remote-control demonstration, Member Show-and-Tell, a Raffle, Membership meeting, Roundtables, Happy Hours, and an icebreaker for first timers and their sponsors.  Travelin Tavern is back with their open bar of wine, beer, dark n’stormy and Krogen punch!

Steve D’Antonio will be offering complimentary 20-minute “engine room familiarization sessions” on the 5th and 6th on a “first come first serve” basis. 

 

Polly Dyer, DYER NEED, and Ann Snider, CHANGING COURSE are our Raffle Committee Chairs. They plan to have a wider variety of prizes in addition to marina gift certificates. You can all help solicit prizes from merchants and marinas. It doesn’t have to be boating related!

 

Melissa Eason, UNFORGETTABLE, is the Chair of our Circus Theme Party on Saturday night. Fun!  Melissa is also heading up our Krogen Cruisers’ Care volunteer event.  

 

John and Paula Adams, WICKED GOOD, have planned a pumpkin carving contest, trivia and music sign-along and games!

 

Juliet and Rob Klug, SEA LA VIE, are planning our pizza party/ice cream social on Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Thursday, dinner on Friday as well as our Open Bar and farewell dinner on Saturday.

 

Maria Metts, TUSCAN SUN, our Newbie Committee Chair, is planning a social hour on Wednesday afternoon for first timers and their mentors.

 

There was very little interest in the Pet Parade last year. Unless a member steps up to organize it, drum up interest, and oversee the event, we do not plan to hold the Pet Parade this year.

 

COVID PROTOCOL  (Updated 08/31/2022)

Covid Plan - Rendezvous October 2022, Calvert Marina, Solomons, MD​

 

  • Our Covid safety plan for 2022 is similar to the plan we followed for 2021. While the overall situation with the pandemic has improved since last year, new variants continue to arrive. We have many older members attending and some are immunocompromised, so our plan takes this into consideration. The plan includes both required and recommended actions.

  • All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 (minimum of two shots). Exceptions for medical reasons can be accommodated by getting a negative PCR test result within 48 hrs of arrival at Solomons.

  • You will need to test negative upon arrival. Home (boat) quick tests will be provided if needed. Alternatively, a PCR or rapid (NAAT) test result less than 48 hours old will be accepted. When you arrive at Solomons you will do an initial check-in and receive your test kit. Once you self-administer the test (about 20 minutes), return to the registration table to complete check-in. There will be two tests in each person’s kit. Please administer the second test 48 hrs after the first test.

  • At check-in you will need to show proof of vaccination (A CDC card, copy, cell phone image or an app is acceptable) and attest to a negative covid test to receive your ID badge.

  • False positive results are rare. Should your rapid (antibody) test return positive, we will provide an additional rapid test kit to confirm the result. The local Walgreens can also provide rapid (NAAT) testing at the store.

  • Mask wearing is optional. We are not planning on providing masks so please bring your own.

  • Visitors to your boat who are not attendees will need to show proof of Covid vaccination and obtain a visitors badge before entering the tent or walking the docks. This is to accommodate visiting family and friends. We are trying to minimize outsiders entering our “bubble” so family/friends only, no boat showings.

  • A new booster that targets the latest Omicron variants is scheduled to be released soon. We recommend that all attendees receive that booster as soon as it is available. We also recommend all attendees receive a flu shot prior to attending.

  • Additional requirements for those attending CPR/First aid course: Since this class is conducted indoors and includes close contact with others, attendees are required to have both the basic two-shot vaccine and age-based booster shots. Further, attendees are required to have a recent flu shot. Complete guidance, to include a potential requirement for the Omicron specific booster, is being provided directly to course attendees by the instructor team.

 

Maria and Roberto Rosa “GRATITUDE”
Gratitude4849@gmail.com  (Please email with comments, questions, or to volunteer for a short presentation on your favorite cruising grounds (or anything else!).  

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