Threshold's Refit in Turkey 2013

9 years out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and 11 years after launching we are in the hanger at D-Marin, Didim, Turkey for a paint make-over and refit.


Who: Steve and Karyn James
Port: Albuquerque, New Mexico
21 December 2013 | Fort Lauderdale
29 September 2013
15 September 2013 | D-Marine
11 August 2013
29 July 2013 | In the hanger
25 July 2013
15 July 2013 | in the hanger
14 July 2013 | Didim, TK
02 July 2013 | D-Marin, Didim, Turkey
30 September 2012 | Didim Marina, Altimcum, TK
18 September 2012 | Bodrum, Turkey
04 August 2012 | Didam Marina, Turkey
25 June 2012 | Lakka, Paxos Island
14 June 2012 | Sami, Cephalonia
09 May 2012 | Cleopatra Marina, Preveza, Greece
02 May 2012 | Athens, Greece
23 December 2011 | Mesa, Arizona
01 October 2011 | Preveza, Greece
18 August 2011 | Soline Bay
11 August 2011 | Isla Certosa,

Adventure of the day.

29 July 2011 | Atatore Bay, Losinj Island, Croatia
Adventure of the day! Why does it always have to do with anchoring? Last winter sometime, someone who had been here told me that he laughed when he saw everyone in Croatia anchored with their fenders hung onto the sides of the boat. Before he departed Croatia he had learned that those were the people that knew what they were doing. We see this all the time, the fenders out at anchor. This morning we were hanging out onboard not wanting to leave Threshold as there was a gusty wind blowing through the anchorage and it is lucky we didn't.  Suddenly there was a Benditoe, or one of those other bare boat charters out of control powering just past our bow. While Karyn got the engine started I grabbed a fender and headed forward where I could see he had hooked his anchor on our chain.  As he powered up, pulling on our chain, his yelling,female, anchor person continued to pull up their chain tighter and tighter so that just as Karyn and I got the fenders between the boats his anchor came sliding up our chain and crashed into our anchor roller. While others fended off I grabbed a line to lift the anchor off our chain. Just when it was looped around and in my finger tips the yelling, female anchor person reversed the windlass and the anchor slid down our chain out of reach. A well timed move on her part. A quick leap into the dinghy and a short trip to the bow and I lifted their fouled anchor off our chain. Now the Benditoe was sliding aft, bow swinging into Threshold, all hands shouting and pushing off saving our paint by millimeters down the entire length of the hull. The non-English speaking skipper was shouting "sequse-a-me, sequse-a-me" as he departed the anchorage never to return. The entire event could not have lasted more than a minute.
Moral: when in Croatia hang your fenders over the side when anchored. We do as of today ... but it still feels silly.
Vessel Name: THRESHOLD
Vessel Make/Model: Custom Chuck Paine/Kanter Yachts
Hailing Port: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Crew: Steve and Karyn James
THRESHOLD is a custom Chuck Paine design from his Bouganvillea Series and built of aluminum by Kanter Yachts of Ontario, Canada. She is 17m LOA, 4.7m beam, 2.2m draft, 25m air draft, and weighs 27 tons fully loaded. We feel very fortunate to be able to own and cruise such a rugged, powerful, and [...]
THRESHOLD's Photos - Main
photos of apt., Didim, boat work, travels
28 Photos
Created 24 December 2013
5 Photos
Created 15 September 2013
Karyn and Steve at there work stations. Some of the "parts" that have come off the boat needing "help", and the bimini frame construction
11 Photos
Created 11 August 2013
8 Photos
Created 25 July 2013
Beginning of the refit. Mast lift and haul out.
11 Photos
Created 14 July 2013
Photos of the one place in the Adriatic that everyone sees.
15 Photos
Created 20 September 2011
Venice, August 4 to 11, 2011
12 Photos
Created 11 August 2011
6 Photos
Created 23 December 2009
Photos of some of the architectual works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
12 Photos
Created 23 December 2009
Street sellers working and then on the run as the police move them on.
9 Photos
Created 22 December 2009
Beautiful anchorages around the island of Ibiza, complete with beach bars, fisherman huts, and sunbathing touristas.
6 Photos
Created 18 October 2009
Finally, some photos of the interior of the boat. Finally, got the chance when we cleaned up for guests.
10 Photos
Created 13 September 2009
1 Photo | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 22 July 2009
Assorted, random photos of great people.
8 Photos
Created 24 June 2009
Select photos of Highland Games that included Heavy Sports, Dancing, Pipe Bands, historical displays
7 Photos
Created 24 June 2009
12 Photos
Created 6 October 2008
8 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 10 July 2008
6 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 26 June 2008
12 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 3 June 2008
6 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 11 April 2008
13 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 20 March 2008
Photos of Drag Queens, the parade and the party in Bar One at the marina.
16 Photos
Created 26 February 2008
4 Photos
Created 14 February 2008
Details and sailing photos
5 Photos
Created 13 February 2008
4 Photos
Created 11 February 2008


Who: Steve and Karyn James
Port: Albuquerque, New Mexico