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

It’s the Simple Things That Make It Feel Like Home

06 July 2015 | Slip B2 in Petoskey Marina MI
Captain Kurt - Warm and headed for 80
Our Journey began first by purging everything we owned that didn't earn its spot on the boat. There were a few boxes and my custom Seven road bike we left with Jerry and Gwyneth Pyle, my in-laws - bless their hearts! The rest? If you read Pamela's post - "stow it or throw it" you get the picture. So in the heat of the work that needed to be done clearing out the house Pamela or I would ask the other before turning our attention on a room or area- "is there anything that you want to keep?" and if there was anything you wanted to see again you mentioned it and it would be preserved but the rest was STOW IT OR THROW IT.

Back in the day of 3,500 square feet we owned not one but three bar shaker sets. My Father Ralph Jaenicke Jr. was a wholesale liquor distributor as he raised his family and instilled an appreciation of a fine cocktail in me. Each had their utility. One was compact for traveling on the many weekend trips to boat shows, boat showings whatever. It worked on the road. The next was a glass 2 piece that had a fitted lid and was decorative and allowed you to show off the drink being made to guests as you mixed their craft cocktail. The last was an everyday traditional stainless shaker that paired with any old pint bar glass as the top and was big enough to make two drinks at a time. You see them at every bar you go to as its big, easy and fast.

Pamela's kitchen was gourmet before I moved in to 22 but then you added my modest culinary collection and we had it all man, everything. It was a HUGE project to take on the kitchen for the aforementioned SIOTI exercise and it fell to Pamela. I remember thinking to myself that I was lucky when I drew the 16 hour one day out-and-back delivering boat parts to Charlevoix MI for us to meet and have installed. She had the kitchen. When she asked me which shaker I wanted to bring and I said "the stainless one" It hadn't crossed my mind we had two stainless shakers. Our first occasion to break out the painkillers was in Michigan City, a tradition in the B.V.I. made with Pussers rum , cream of coconut, orange and pineapple juice shaken into a beautiful froth and topped with nutmeg. A sailor's classic.

I discovered that true to her charge Pamela brought the stainless workhorse BUT added the lid from the decorative glass shaker as it was stainless too. It was just a miss on the fit so when I went to shake it a little of the sticky sweet drink would dribble down the sides and all over everything. It happened to be on another couple's boat so here I was getting ready to roll out one of my signature cocktails and it was just a little off and as many know me to be a persnickety cocktail maker, was underwhelming to me. I had to clean up the campsite more than I wanted on someone else's boat.

So back to the picture and feeling at home. In the transition from our house that had everything and everything had its place you can imagine how disconcerting it was to not be able to find the thing you need. We rolled into Leland marina and we got a little bag with every local merchant's information and one of them was a supper club, the Blue Bird that offered a free pint glass with purchase. How could we pass that up? Well our shaker set was united with the proper top, an everyday pint glass from the Bluebird in Leeland.

The picture was the next opportunity to make our boat our home. No, not three shakers for our craft cocktails, just the perfect one for Big Frisky.
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.
Home Page:
Big Frisky's Photos - Main
Wintering over in Providence
7 Photos
Created 29 November 2017
4 Photos
Created 3 August 2016
6 day passage from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale Florida
5 Photos
Created 19 May 2016
The four days of Kurt and Pamela's Birthdays April 18-April 22.
10 Photos
Created 30 April 2016
2 Photos
Created 8 January 2016
5 Photos
Created 16 December 2015
1 Photo
Created 7 November 2015
4 Photos
Created 20 October 2015
No Photos
Created 15 October 2015
6 Photos
Created 5 October 2015
5 Photos
Created 2 October 2015
17 Photos
Created 24 September 2015
Sights around QC
11 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
Cliff's hospitalization at Cleveland Clinic
5 Photos
Created 31 August 2015
What we are reading
2 Photos
Created 21 July 2015
Pictures of the people we meet along the way
4 Photos
Created 14 July 2015
We love entertaining guests aboard Big Frisky!
9 Photos
Created 30 June 2015
16 Photos
Created 26 June 2015
Photos of the destinations we have been
25 Photos
Created 24 June 2015
26 Photos
Created 24 May 2015
Photos our our new ride
9 Photos
Created 28 January 2015