On a clear spring morning in the Pacific Northwest, we were walking back to the boat, steaming lattes in hand. I surveyed our 35-foot ketch, Dragonfly, as we marched down the gangway. In the past two years, she'd sailed 17,000 glorious miles from Seattle to Central America, the South Pacific, and on to Hong Kong. Now, thanks to a container ship, she was back in home waters. With her new blue bimini and a fresh coat of paint, she looked better than ever.