Big Frisky

Kurt and Pamela are sold up and are sailing aboard SV Big Frisky, an Outbound 46 with the Kona Boys, Honu, Kona and Chico. Join us while we learn what it is to be Blue Water cruisers and see the world. Follow us on Instagram @big_frisky

15 December 2018 | Abacos Bahamas
10 August 2018 | St Peters, Nova Scotia
17 July 2018 | Hadley Harbor, MA
12 July 2018 | Cuttyhunk
29 November 2017 | Downtown Providence
11 November 2016 | Morehead City North Carolina
15 October 2016 | Annapolis Landing Marina
30 September 2016 | Two-Mile Landing Marina, Cape May NJ
03 August 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
01 July 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
30 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
29 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
28 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
19 May 2016 | Cape Canaveral
13 May 2016 | Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale FL USA
12 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 140 miles South of Fort Lauderdale
11 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 60 miles from Old Bahama Channel
10 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 50 miles north of Haiti
08 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 45 miles north of DR
06 May 2016 | Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI

What the Dogs Do While We Are Sailing

23 June 2015 | Harbor View Marina
Pamela/Sunny and Cool
A lot of people ask us about the dogs, how they are doing and what do they do all day.

They pretty much do the same thing as they did when they were landlubbers: lay around sleeping and waiting for something to happen. Like a dog walk.

They take a walk three times a day. Sometimes its a lovely harbor walk in a historic lakefront community and sometimes its in a small weedy patch next to the fish cleaning station. Either way they are happy to do their business and set about finding all the new smells in their environment. Honu tries to play Follow the Leader.

They wear their Ruff Wear Float Coats at all times when they are above deck. They don't mind wearing their PFDs at all and when we get out them out, the dogs put their heads right in and wait for us to snap them in. We have plucked each out of the water on occasion by grabbing the Float Coat handle and hauling them to safety.

On Big Frisky we have taken extra safety precautions and have a salmon net for greater reach. We hope not to have to use it, but if we do it is mounted on the stern pulpit for easy access.

We have also added non slip safety treads on the companionway stairs and along the cockpit coaming to give the dogs a better grip while climbing out on the side decks or going up and down the companionway. This is a plus for Chico who loves to patrol the decks and out on the bow, following his natural Rat Terrier instincts and keeping an eye out for vermin. He occasionally chases off a sea gull.

More than anything, they just like to hang out with their people, whether they are sailing with the wind in their faces or lounging below decks, resting up for their next adventure.
Vessel Name: Big Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 46
Hailing Port: Carmel Indiana
Crew: Kurt and Pamela
About: Kurt and Pamela have been together for sixteen years and recently married. Kona, Honu and Chico are avid sailing companions and are committed to keeping all ducks off docks wherever they may go. Kurt is a retired editor for a publishing company and Pamela is a retired college librarian.
Extra: After travelling through the Great Lakes and out the St. Lawrence Seaway, Big Frisky and her crew are ready to start the next leg of their adventure, a passage to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
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Wintering over in Providence
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Created 29 November 2017
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Created 3 August 2016
6 day passage from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale Florida
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Created 19 May 2016
The four days of Kurt and Pamela's Birthdays April 18-April 22.
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Created 30 April 2016
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Created 8 January 2016
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Created 16 December 2015
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Created 24 September 2015
Sights around QC
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Created 18 September 2015
Cliff's hospitalization at Cleveland Clinic
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Created 31 August 2015
What we are reading
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Created 21 July 2015
Pictures of the people we meet along the way
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Created 14 July 2015
We love entertaining guests aboard Big Frisky!
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Created 30 June 2015
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Created 26 June 2015
Photos of the destinations we have been
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Created 24 June 2015
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Created 24 May 2015
Photos our our new ride
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Created 28 January 2015