37VT43 Kedge
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Roy, Krista and Mocha
Kedge's Galley
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Roy and Krista Timpe July 2020 Kedge Reading, PA
Al and Rie Peterson1 10 July 1986 July 2020 Kedge Hudson, WI

About the Owners

Roy and Krista: In 1986 they bought their first boat, a Compac 23 sloop. in 1990 they moved up to a brand new Nor'Sea 27. In 2009 they moved to a CSY 44 Walk Over. In 2020 they purchased Kedge, LNVT 37. In their various boats they've done the Bahamas, and up and down the East Coast via the ICW, as well as a trip from Hudson WI to Baltimore bringing Kedge to the East Coast. You can learn more about the new owners and Kedge's Swampscott Nesting Dory at Roy's Amazon page here: Roy Timpe Amazon Author Page

About the Previous 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.


  • Galley to port

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT diesel 6,916 hours (1 October 2018)
  • 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)
  • Composting Head (2020)
  • Three factory installed windshield wipers (upgraded wiper and motor)


  • Onan 4kW


  • Adler-Barbour Cold Machine
  • Force 10 Propane Stove (2021)


  • Garmin Chart Plotter and Radar (2020)
  • AP1000 Robertson autopilot with hydraulic piston
  • IC-M412 VHF
  • LX-201 Datamarine depth sounder


  • mast aft of the stack with boom (installed 1987 with factory original parts)
  • Anchors
    • Forfjord Safety Anchor 65 lb on 150' chain and 100' of nylon
    • 65 lb Bruce on 80' 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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