Sam and Rev Crouse created What Yacht To Do to show how you can be sitting in your living room one day and then living on the water the next.
Sam is a former AF pilot and retiree from American Airlines. Rev’s background is in education and marketing.
A few years ago on a trip for work, Sam found out about America’s Great Loop. He learned more about it on Captain John’s website and started to get obsessed.
So the search was on for a boat.
We had planned to look for a year and then get ready for the loop in a year.
Well, we found a boat in about three months. In Baltimore. We live in the DFW area.
We bought the boat in November 2017 and immediately winterized it. Did I mention that Rev hadn’t seen the boat before we bought it? But she was 100% in favor of the purchase.
Even though there is so much we don’t know, we aren’t going to let that keep us from going for it.
So, we invite you to come along with us as here on What Yacht To Do as we learn how to turn it on, move it around, live aboard and go around America’s Great Loop.
Maybe someday, we will see you out here.
We know what it’s like to search for answers and not be able to find them so if you want to know, just ask.
ABOUT THE CREW OF WHAT YACHT TO DO:
Sam: Sam is a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain and has been boating since his teens. He completed a career in the USAF initially trained as a Navigator, then selected and trained as a Pilot. He flew the B-52G and U-2R, instructed as both a primary and advanced jet instructor, and served on staff in three director positions. Sam then went on to commercial aviation to fly the Boeing-747, 737, DC-9, Fokker-100, and the Airbus 320 family. Sam founded Crouse Training and Consulting, Inc. in 2004 where he served private and government organizations. He holds a Masters from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Rev: Rev is a retired elementary education teacher and former executive director for the second largest school district in Texas. She first taught elementary school, followed by a director position in technology where she led a program to help teachers use technology in the classroom. Rev was selected to implement a learning system for 220 campuses in Dallas, Texas. Rev was then promoted to Executive Director coordinating district-wide goals. She is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and holds a Masters from the University of North Texas in Instructional Technology. Rev, along with Sam, founded What Yacht To Do in 2019 and Great Loop Academy in 2021.