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Kenny and Nancy call Oconto, Wisconsin home during the summer boating season where together they enjoy recreational boating on the Oconto River and the Bay of Green Bay. When boating season is over they become snowbirds and head south for the winter in their Monaco Windsor luxury motor coach named OWFISH.

Kenny lived and traveled in OWFISH with his late wife Barbara from 2002 until she had a disabling stroke in 2011 and passed away the following year. From then the OWFISH set, except for a short trip in 2013, until Kenny started traveling again with his new wife Nancy in 2014.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We drove down to Sheboygan for lunch today leaving Oconto around 9:00 this morning. On the way back, we took the Lake Shore Highway back up through Cleveland, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Kewaunee and Algoma, getting back to Oconto around 6:00 PM. While in Sheboygan, we visited with our friends Frank & Jill Welti.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Swimming hole

We went back out to the swimming hole again today. Barb piloted the boat there & back. She even docked us in our slip without hitting anything. A few more times & she'll be a pro at it. Then we'll have to start calling her Cap'n Barbie.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Could this be our next boat?

1984 70' Custom Trawler
Twin engine 671 Detroit
LOA: 70 ft 0 in
Beam: 17 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Fresh Water Tanks: (670 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (2000 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 4

Designed and refashioned for a liveaboard family, Echo Sound offers a relaxing life style on the water.

There are two levels of living space. A large 8' glass sliding door serves as the entrance to the boat, opening to the upper level. The spacious main cabin features a sectional sofa that seats 5 to 6 comfortably; one section has 2 recliners facing the sliding door one of which converts to a full-size bed.

Beyond the main cabin the roomy dining area has a table that can expand to seat 6.

There are two staircases from the upper to the lower level. In the main cabin a spiral staircase leads down to the master bed and bath. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with dressers and tables for storage as well as a large closet. The master bathroom features a two-person corner heated spa tub.

The second staircase leads down from the pilothouse to the laundry room. The laundry room is equipped with a full-size washer and dryer and there is also access to the engine room. The hall forward leads to three staterooms, two with twin bunks beds and the third stateroom with a single twin berth and a bathroom with a standing shower and toilet.

Barb says "make it happen, she'll follow me anywhere." This boat is much more then I can handle by myself but with 4 staterooms, I have room for a crew.

I have told every one that if they ever hear of me wanting to rebuild another old boat, to take me out and shoot me. But after building the Shangri-la, I've learned enough about systems, carpentry, welding and everything else, this might be a nice challenge for me.

One nice thing is that it's not a toy boat made out of "frozen snot" (fiberglass). It's another steel hull boat like the Shangri-La.

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