Finding Faith

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we bought Cortado in 2014, we thought we would live on her for a school semester at most. We had no idea how much we would love her and the life we would build together on the water. Fast-forward to 2017, we had to dig deep to make this next boat purchase a longer lasting fit for our needs.  Cortado was the perfect starter boat for us: dependable, easy to use, manageable, affordable and plenty big enough. Then the kids started growing… (who knew?).

After a great deal of online searching, flights, drives, showings and surveys, we found exactly what we were looking for. We asked for, and we found our Faith (yes, the boat was named FAITH!).

Our new Huckins is a 1966, 53′ Atlantic. She has been well-cared for, is nicely preserved and oh-so beautiful.

Hand-painting our new freedom flyer is the letter-perfect transom-artist Larry Dillon: one of very few hand-drawn, hand-painted boat-letterers out there; He is a talented artist.

We have made a few modifications to the boat over the past few weeks, and she is now ready to launch. We are proud to embark upon the next chapter of our life’s adventures. We have a new family member!

TIMBALERO = (noun); One who plays the Timbales. (spanish) (plural timbaleros)


Our websites mvcortado.com and gotimbalero.com have been joined and are one and the same. Either URL address will land you here with us.

Martin Luther King Jr. quote from: Brainyquote.com

Look for more on Larry Dillon at https://signsbydillon.com

Thanks to Sara Gielow and Buddy and Cindy Purcell (and all the dedicated staff) at Huckins for being so great to work with.  

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol Hedback says:

    How huge and beautiful !!!! Every time a 53’ semi comes to our business I will take a good look to remind me just how large your boat is BUT NOTHING will compare to the beauty of your boat/yacht

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    1. Lynne Rey says:

      Thanks! So funny, yes, it’s sort of like a semi! ha

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  2. Kelly Kittel says:

    Timbalero reminds me of the song we used to sing, Timbalayo! Rock on…

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    1. Lynne Rey says:

      Ah, yes! I love it xxx

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  3. janiscouvreux says:

    How exciting! New adventures await. Bon vent! Buen viento!

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    1. Lynne Rey says:

      Gracias Janis ~ We are super excited 😉 p.s. I ordered 3 copies of “Sail Cowabunga” from my local bookstore in Newport. I cannot wait to see the final product! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Niki Gerard says:

    She is ENORMOUS ! Looks So welcoming, comfortable and full of light inside.There is something very solid and reassuring about her. Congratulations and I wish you Buon Voyage on her. Would love lots of photos when you’ve settled in.

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    1. Lynne Rey says:

      Hi Niki, Thank you ~ we are very busy getting her all fitted and provisioned.Hoping to leave the dock next week. Kids are loving it too! I will send more photos. Happy holidays! xx

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