37VT43 Kedge
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HIN: OEY370430286 more photos
Hull Laid: February 1986
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
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Al and Rie Peterson
Winners of the 2013 Loren Hart Trophy pdficon.gif
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Kedge's Galley
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Al and Rie Peterson1 10 July 1986 Kedge Hudson, WI

About the Owners

Al and Rie: In 1957 they bought their first boat, a brand new 22' 1957 Trojan. in 1962 they moved up to a brand new 28' 1962 Lewis. Finally in 1986 they purchased Kedge, a brand new LNVT. They've done the Great Loop and extensively cruised, as documented in a July 2000 article in Heartland Boating magazine. pdficon.gif.

Layout

  • Galley to port

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT diesel 6,806 hours (7 September 2013)
  • 24 x 20 prop
  • Cable steering
  • Replaced wet muffler
  • Lofrans manual windlass
  • Two Kahlenberg air whistles, compressor in engine room, holding tank in stack
  • Prop shaft 2" x 13' 6-3/4" replaced (2001)
  • Jabsco head
  • Three factory installed windshield wipers (upgraded wiper and motor)

Electrical

  • Onan 4kW

Galley

  • Adler-Barbour Cold Machine
  • Princess stove

Electronics

  • R-10 Raytheon radar
  • AP1000 Robertson autopilot with hydraulic piston
  • IC-M412 VHF
  • LX-201 Datamarine depth sounder

Deck

  • mast aft of the stack with boom (installed 1987 with factory original parts)
  • Anchors
    • Danforth on 50' chain and 100' of nylon
    • 35# CQR on 50' chain and 100' of nylon (custom pivoting anchor mount)

Related Documents

  • 2013 Loren Hart Trophy Letter to Kedge pdficon.gif
  • Al Peterson's documentation on buying Kedge pdficon.gif.
  • Al Peterson's December 2011 Letter discussing ground faults
  • Al Perterson and Bob Calves calculate the horsepower required to drive and LNVT 37 pdficon.gif.
  • Al Peterson's March 2009 letter describing four failures common to two 6000+ engine hour tugs
  • Heartland Boating magazine, Wisconsin Couple Loves Tugging Along, p. 30-32, by Gary Kramer pdficon.gif.
  • Cummins Corporate Newspaper, Twin Cities couple takes to the water with help from Cummins, about Kedge #43 pdficon.gif.
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